Day: September 14, 2017

(In this Sept. 13 story, corrects definition of intersex in paragraph 5.) SYDNEY (Reuters) – The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia’s ballot over whether to legalize same-sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress. Australia began a non-compulsory postal vote
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(Reuters) – Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, in the latest indication that the business software maker’s shift to cloud is gaining traction after years-long effort. The company’s shares were down 2.5 percent in after-market trading. They had gained about 37 percent this year. Oracle – a late entrant to the cloud
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rising shares of Boeing pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average up to a record high on Thursday, while the S&P 500 fell as investors saw higher-than-expected inflation increasing the chances of an interest rate hike. The Dow’s third consecutive all-time high was driven in part by Boeing BA.N, which rose 1.36
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Trump said any final agreement must include border security measures including surveillance systems but would not
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The European parliament has called for an investigation into the revelations by the Guardian on Azerbaijan’s 2.9 billion dollar slush fund to pay influential Europeans, Armenpress informed. “Following the recent ‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’ revelations, attempts by Azerbaijan and other autocratic regimes in third countries to influence European decision-makers through illicit means [the European parliament] calls for
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In a solemn event on September 13, 2017 “Tierras de Armenia” CJSC launched its new wine of superior quality – the GRAN KARAS. The Armenian winemaking traditions dating back 6200 years, the country’s climatic peculiarities and the state-of-the-art technology of the XXI century made it possible to create a truly exceptional wine. Quite soon this
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