The U.S. Navy plans on “bolstering” its presence in the Strait of Hormuz in response to recent incidents involving transport ships in the busy commercial shipping route. The move comes after Iran [seized] two tankers in the strait in late April and early May. In a statement on the decision, the Navy said that Iran […]

April 27 (Reuters) – Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) said it will combine its U.S. equity and M&A business with Jefferies Financial Group Inc (JEF.N) as part of a deal in which its parent, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

FILE – A French serviceman stands on a Leclerc main battle tank during a joint French US exercise involving HIMARS and MLRP rocket launchers and at a firing range in Capu Midia, on the Black Sea shore, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. U.S. and French troops that are part of a NATO battlegroup in Romania […]

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pledged Monday to make the largest investments in public education in Minnesota history as he took the oath of office for his second term. Minnesota has a “historic opportunity” with its $17.6 billion projected budget surplus to become the best state in the country for children and families, the former teacher […]

After 18 months of investigating Donald Trump’s drive to overturn his 2020 election loss, the House committee on the January 6 insurrection has provided the Department of Justice with an exhaustive legal roadmap as it pursues potential criminal charges against the former US president. Amid reports the committee is already co-operating with DoJ by sharing […]

MUMBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Indian rupee declined on Monday as Asian currencies fell at the start of a week packed with high-profile events, including a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, with a stronger dollar weighing on sentiment. The rupee dropped to 82.63 per dollar by 10:33 a.m. IST, versus its previous close of 82.27.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is strengthening U.S. policy aimed at stemming sexual violence in war conflict zones, elevating the problem — increasingly documented in Ukraine and elsewhere — to the level of a possible serious human rights abuse that triggers sanctions and other actions against foreign perpetrators. Biden, a Democrat, on Monday will sign a presidential memorandum […]

MUMBAI, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The Indian rupee may open a shade higher against the dollar on Friday, as a further pullback in U.S. Treasury yields lifted Asian currencies. The rupee is tipped to open at around 82.45 per U.S. dollar, compared with 82.4900 in the previous session. The local unit managed to reach 82.15 […]

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sun Life has expanded its philanthropic support to help broaden access to mental health services for underserved and at-risk communities. Recognizing the impact of mental wellness on overall health, Sun Life is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Wellness (NAMI) and the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education […]

Industrial Bank’s Georgia Avenue branch in northwest Washington, D.C. (courtesy photo) by Angela Swinson Lee Special from the Washington Informer ( – The year 2022 has proven to be a big year for B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr., president/CEO of Industrial Bank, based in the nation’s capital. Not only has he celebrated a milestone birthday this […]

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