Philippine police kill 32 in 'shock and awe' drug raids

August 16, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has waged an unprecedented crackdown on drugs during his 14 months in power, including Monday’s “shock and awe” raids that killed 32 people (AFP Photo/NOEL CELIS) More Manila (AFP) – Philippine police killed 32 people in “shock and awe” raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo

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BGEO second quarter profit nearly triples on growth at banking, healthcare businesses

August 16, 2017

(Reuters) – BGEO Group Plc , the holding company of JSC Bank of Georgia, on Wednesday reported a near-tripling in second-quarter pre-tax profit, helped by higher income in its banking and healthcare businesses. The Tbilisi-based bank, formerly known as Bank of Georgia Holdings, said pre-tax profit rose to 128.1 million Georgian laris (41.75 million pounds)

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The White House talking points on Trump’s reactions to Charlottesville have a singular message

August 16, 2017

Donald Trump More (Donald Trump.Drew Angerer/Getty Images) A set of talking points the White House offered as a guide for President Donald Trump’s supporters had a singular message on the fallout from a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville: “The president was entirely correct.” The memo echoed Trump’s previous remarks on the rally — comments

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Elliott Management raises stake in BHP to 5 percent

August 16, 2017

FILE PHOTO – Australian mining company BHP’s new corporate logo, released to Reuters from their Melbourne, Australia, headquarters May 15, 2017. BHP/Handout via REUTERS. More MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in BHP Billiton to 5 percent, stepping up a campaign to make the top global miner quit all or

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