Jakarta governor Ahok jailed two years for blasphemy

Who is Jakarta's outgoing governor? Prosecutors had originally requested a one-year jail term, suspended for two years. A court in Indonesia has sentenced the capital's Christian governor to two years in prison for blasphemy against Islam, in a decision that has cheered Muslim conservatives and crushed the hopes of advocates of a more pluralistic and tolerant path for their nation. Read More

Collapse larger than thought at nuke waste site

The U.S. Department of Energy said the collapse covered about 400 square feet (37.1 square meters) instead of the 16 square feet (1.4 square meters) first reported . The U.S. Department of Energy downplayed the incident at the time saying the leak had been "anticipated" amid ongoing efforts to empty the tank. "This hasn't happened before", US Department of Energy spokesman Mark Heeter told CNN . Read More

Nicki Minaj pays college costs for Twitter fans

One fan asked if she can pay for their tuition. Within the hour Cook tweeted "sis, this is how much I have left to pay" with a picture of his student account from UL-Lafayette. It began as a Twitter contest to join the Pink Princess at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas - and wound up with a spectacular flurry of social media charity. Read More

Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

They are concerned French voters will take Macron's victory for granted and stay home on election day. She had previously said she is not a candidate of her party and the policy platform she stood was hers and not reflective of the Front National. Read More

I was 'psyched to terminate NAFTA' but reconsidered

I was 'psyched to terminate NAFTA' but reconsidered

But after administration officials said a withdrawal order was being prepared, Trump said he received phone calls from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking to renegotiate the pact. Mexico had expected to start NAFTA renegotiations in August but the possible executive order could add urgency to the timeline. He agreed to do so, but only if the US receives a fair deal in renegotiations. Read More

India To Launch First Satellite With Electric Propulsion Technology

India To Launch First Satellite With Electric Propulsion Technology

But underlining the tensions between the two most populous countries in the region, India's arch-rival, Pakistan has opted out of the project. Ties with Pakistan remain hard, with the Indian government this week accusing Pakistan of killing and then mutilating the bodies of two soldiers on patrol on the disputed Kashmir border, provoking calls for retribution. Read More

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day

So, while we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day , let us keep in mind that the fourth pillar of democracy is under attack and we all know what happens when it breaks! Despite President Duterte's uneasy relationship with mass media, the country saw an improvement in its rating in the latest World Press Freedom Index . Read More

United settles with passenger dragged off plane

United settles with passenger dragged off plane

The incident took place on a Kentucky-bound flight April 9 between Dao and members of the Chicago Department of Aviation officers after he was removed to free up space for members of the staff. Long said Dao "folded his arms tightly" and refused to leave the aircraft to make room for four United employees on the aircraft. The carrier also updated its policies for oversold flights, saying Thursday it will pay as much as $10,000 to passengers who voluntarily give up their seats. Read More

Old £5 notes expire in England

Old £5 notes expire in England

From tomorrow (May 5), the notes featuring an image of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry will no longer be accepted as currency. You can ask the shop keeper to give you a new note instead, as they have been told not to give out old ones as change anymore. Read More

UFC Announces Female Flyweight Division, Ultimate Fighter to Crown Champion

UFC Announces Female Flyweight Division, Ultimate Fighter to Crown Champion

The UFC announced on Wednesday that it was cancelling the former casting call for Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter and would instead go all-in to create a new women's featherweight division. UFC President Dana White had downplayed the possibility of adding a 125-pound division in recent months, suggesting the promotion wasn't ready to add another group of fighters to its large roster. Read More

Canada's Trade Deficit Narrowed in March

Canada's Trade Deficit Narrowed in March

Monthly oil imports rose to their highest level in almost four years at 260 million barrels, helping push the petroleum deficit to US$7.9 billion, its highest level since July 2015. President Donald Trump is poised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which links Canada, Mexico and the United States, and has threatened to pull out unless the U.S. Read More

Why American Airlines (AAL) Might Surprise This Earnings Season

Why American Airlines (AAL) Might Surprise This Earnings Season

Price targets reflect what the analyst believes a stock will be worth four quarters into the future. (AAL) has a mean recommendation of 2.25, according to data compiled by Zacks Investment Research . This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.91%. Now the P/E of American Airlines Group Inc . stands at 9.21. It is positive, as 48 investors sold AAL shares while 206 reduced holdings. Read More

Analysts Watch Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) And Issue New Targets

WARNING: " Caterpillar (CAT) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.11" was first posted by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. The company has dropped -77.29% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved down -8.85%. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $0.67 EPS. If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, CAT earned gross profit of 14.47 Billion, in 2015 13.47 Billion gross ... Read More

VW eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati

VW eyes possible sale of motorbike brand Ducati

VW, Europe's largest carmaker, has hired investment bank Evercore to evaluate possible options including a sale of Ducati, the report said and added that no decision has been taken on a possible transaction and the carmaker might still decide to keep Ducati . Read More

Yahoo!'s Marissa! will! eject! with! $186m!. $185m!. $184m!..

Yahoo!'s Marissa! will! eject! with! $186m!. $185m!. $184m!..

Microsoft offered $44.6 billion to Yahoo, which was ten times more than the offer of Verizon, but Yahoo declined. Armstrong continued leading his company even after the transaction, but Marissa Mayer is likely to have no role in the company once the deal of Verizon-Yahoo finalizes. Read More

Kuwait says expects extension of OPEC, non-OPEC oil deal

Oil dropped below US$50 a barrel as growing USA crude production hinders OPEC-led efforts to ease a global supply glut. But other statements coming from OPEC leaders have equivocated too much to give traders confidence in the cartel's next move, with plenty of wiggle room left for members to agree to output cuts for only another three months - instead of six - or backtrack from an extension, brokers and analysts said . Read More

United to compensate people on flight when man dragged off

Delta in 2016 had 1,200 denied boardings for the entire year, or one in 100,000 passengers. But it angers and frustrates customers who see their travel plans wrecked in an instant. United is the dominant carrier at New Jersey's largest airport, which is in Newark. That usually works - of the 475,000 people who lost a seat previous year, more than 90 per cent did so voluntarily, according to government figures. Read More

Chipotle shares rally 6% after company's earnings beat

Chipotle shares rally 6% after company's earnings beat

Finally, Standpoint Research began coverage on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. For CMG to keep hitting new yearly highs, both the top- and bottom-line numbers need to come in ahead of the consensus. Read More

Ashmore Group plc (ASHM) Given "Hold" Rating at Peel Hunt

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is the banking and financial services company. The company has market cap of 35.28 billion GBP. The Firm is engaged in retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. Read More

Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

Mr. Trump told The Associated Press in the interview that his tax reductions would be "bigger, I believe, than any tax cut ever". The announcement of the tax plan's release comes as Trump seeks to notch achievements ahead of hitting his 100th day in office, on April 29. Read More