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Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand US troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians who on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.S. forces.
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United States: Environmental Law Conference On January 18, 2019 - Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

The Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an environmental law seminar and conference on Friday, January 18, 2019,
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United States: Financial Stability Board Appoints New Chair And Vice Chair - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On November 26, 2018, the Financial Stability Board announced the appointment of Randal K. Quarles (Governor and Vice Chairman for Supervision at the U.S. Federal Reserve System)
Tags: News, Financial Stability Board, United States, Sterling LLP, Randal K Quarles


European Union: UK Regulations Implementing The EU Securitization Regulation Made - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On December 4, 2018, the U.K. Securitization Regulations 2018 were laid before Parliament and will come into force on January 1, 2019.
Tags: UK, News, Parliament, Sterling LLP, EU Securitization Regulation Made Shearman


Starting guards D.J. Fluker, J.R. Sweezy not practicing for Seahawks

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll isn’t a fan of sitting players for any game, but he may not have a choice when it comes to starting guards D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Fluker and Sweezy have both missed the first two practices of the week for the Seahawks due to injuries. Sweezy injured his foot in the second quarter of Sunday night’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tags: News, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Seahawks, Pete Carroll, Sweezy, J R Sweezy, J Fluker, Fluker, J Fluker J R Sweezy


European Union: European Supervisory Authorities Advocate Proportional Approach To Compliance With Certain Aspects Of The Securitization Regulation - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On November 30, 2018, the ESAs issued a joint statement addressing two issues arising from the EU Securitization Regulation.
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European Union: European Commission Publishes Commission Delegated Regulation On The Electronic Central Register Under Payment Services Directive - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On November 29, 2018, the European Commission adopted RTS on the development, operation and maintenance of the electronic central register and access to the information
Tags: News, European Union, European Commission, RTS, Sterling LLP, European Commission Publishes Commission


UK: UK Conduct Authority Consults On Permanent Product Intervention Measures - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On December 7, 2018, the U.K. FCA launched two consultations proposing to prohibit the sale, marketing and distribution of binary options to retail consumers and to restrict the sale
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Adam Lambert Brings Cher to Tears With Moving Version of ‘Believe’ (Watch)

One of several highlights of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on CBS on Dec. 26, was Adam Lambert’s moving tribute to Cher. The “American Idol” alum and current Queen frontman delivered a slowed down version of Cher’s 1998 song “Believe,” which prompted the 72-year-old singer and actress to wipe tears from her eyes […]
Tags: News, Cbs, Cher, Adam Lambert, The Kennedy Center Honors


2 dead from storm that has caused blizzard conditions in Midwest and heavy rain in South

Two people died on Thursday as a result of a severe storm system that caused blizzard conditions in the US Midwest and torrential rain and flood threats in the South.
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UK: UK Financial Conduct Authority Reports On Cyber Security Resilience In Financial Services - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On November 27, 2018, the FCA published a report entitled "Cyber and Technology Resilience: Themes from cross-sector survey 2017-2018."
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The insidious black market taking Hong Kong turtles to brink of extinction

There's only one place left on Earth where a critically endangered species of freshwater turtle is known to survive in the wild: Hong Kong.
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United States: Reg. Tracker: December 16 To December 31 - December 17, 2018 - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FINRA proposed to amend Rules 7610A and 7620A to reduce the fees charged to retail participants that utilize the FINRA/Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility
Tags: News, United States, FINRA, Cadwalader Wickersham, Taft LLP, Reg Tracker


Forest Whitaker And Keisha Nash File For Divorce After 22 Years Of Marriage

The 57-year-old “Black Panther” actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing.
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United States: FINRA Proposes To Reduce Fees To TRF Retail Participants - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FINRA proposed to amend Rules 7610A and 7620A to reduce the fees charged to retail participants that utilize the FINRA/Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility
Tags: News, United States, FINRA, Taft LLP, TRF Retail Participants Cadwalader Wickersham


Ex-'SNL' writer dishes on sketch about Anderson Cooper's mom

Alan Zweibel, a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about a sketch starring comedian Gilda Radner that referenced Cooper's mother.
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Ex-'SNL' writer dishes on sketch about Cooper's mom

Alan Zweibel, a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about a sketch starring comedian Gilda Radner that referenced Cooper's mother.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Cooper, Gilda Radner, Alan Zweibel


Ex-'SNL' writer recalls sketch about Anderson Cooper's mom

Alan Zweibel, a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about a sketch starring comedian Gilda Radner that referenced Cooper's mother.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Cooper, Gilda Radner, Alan Zweibel


Ex-'SNL' writer talks skit on Cooper's mom

Alan Zweibel, a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about a sketch starring comedian Gilda Radner that referenced Cooper's mother.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Cooper, Gilda Radner, Alan Zweibel


Kane gets hat trick to lift Blackhawks over Wild 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane had a hat trick, Brandon Saad scored twice and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday night for their fourth win in five games. Collin Delia made 46 saves, and Jonathan Toews, Erik Gustafsson and Dylan Strome each had two assists for Chicago, tied for last place […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad, Dylan Strome, Collin Delia, Jonathan Toews Erik Gustafsson


Blue sky at night lights up social media in New York

The sky flashed an eerie blue over New York City on Thursday night and social media users feared the worst. "Apparently aliens are landing in New York City right now bcs the sky's blue," wrote another. In this trying time, some saw the hand of God at work: "Don't worry, New Yorkers.
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United States: MFA Hires New Executive VP And General Counsel - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Managed Funds Association ("MFA") hired Mark Epley to serve as executive vice president and general counsel.
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A new chapter

Ladybird books, periodicals, textbooks and signed copies are making more money than ever for used-book sellers.
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The booming trade in second-hand books

Ladybird books, periodicals, textbooks and signed copies are making more money than ever for used-book sellers.
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NBA Rumors: Are Warriors, Robin Lopez a fit if Bulls buy him out?

While Cousins is out, the Warriors still lack an established, veteran presence at center. That's why the New York Times' Marc Stein thinks Robin Lopez could be a possibility if the Chicago Bulls buy out the Stanford alum. Lopez is available for trades, Stein reported on Monday citing league sources.
Tags: News, Stanford, New York Times, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Bulls, Lopez, Robin Lopez, Stein, Marc Stein


Canada: Ontario Delays Pay Transparency Act Coming Into Force - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

The Ontario government has delayed the coming into force of the Pay Transparency Act (the Act) from January 1, 2019
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


United States: The Evolution Of America's Sick Leave Epidemic Vs. State Efforts To Find A Cure - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: This blog presents Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Infographic tracking the spread of paid sick leave and anti-local sick leave laws around the country.
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UK: Personal Problems - ICSA

The Chairman of Barclays, John McFarlane, discovered his CEO Jess Staley had tried to uncover the identity of a whistle blower.
Tags: UK, News, ICSA, Barclays John McFarlane, Jess Staley


Canada: Canada Immigration: 2018 Year In Review - Immigration.ca

December 28, 2018 - From record-breaking Express Entry Invitations to Apply, through a prolific year for the provinces and a topsy-turvy 12 months for Quebec, 2018 has been an eventful year for Canada immigration developments.
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Car trundling down pavement highlights Japan's problem with old age and driving

Laughter on social media gives way to concern that 57,000 licensed drivers in country have some form of dementia A viral video showing an older woman driving along a pavement in Japan – fortunately without incident – has highlighted the country’s struggle to halt a worrying rise in the number of accidents involving ageing drivers.The clip has been viewed 6.8 million times and received 213,000 likes since it was posted on Twitter on Tuesday. It shows the woman as she drives her light silver hatch...
Tags: Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Nobeoka, Miyazaki prefecture south west Japan



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