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N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

N Ireland leaders call for calm after night of violence

World
Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balanceBy PETER MORRISON and JILL LAWLESS Associated PressApril 8, 2021, 10:16 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Young people set a hijacked bus on fire and hurled gasoline bombs at police in Belfast in at least the fourth night of serious violence in a week in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.People also lobbed bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete “peace wall” that se...
Bank strike: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Bank strike: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Finance
Banking operations across the country, such as deposits and withdrawal at branches, cheque clearance and loan approvals , have been hit as United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) began a two-day agitation to protest against the proposed privatisation of two state-owned lenders. UFBU, an umbrella body of nine unions, in a statement claimed that about 10 lakh bank employees and officers of the banks will participate in the strike. Public sector lenders, including informed their customers that their normal working could be affected if the strike materialises. However, branches of private sector lenders like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank are open as they are not part of the strike. The strike comes after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget announcement where she announced the ...
Activists call for boycott of Mitsubishi amid ‘comfort women’ uproar

Activists call for boycott of Mitsubishi amid ‘comfort women’ uproar

World
March 1 (UPI) -- Online activists are calling for the boycott of Mitsubishi products less than a month after a Harvard law professor came under criticism for his article on "comfort women." Korean Americans affiliated with community groups in California said in the statement on Change.org that they are calling for a comprehensive boycott of products from the Japanese company to protest J. Mark Ramseyer, South Korean news service News 1 reported Monday. Advertisement Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi professor of Japanese legal studies at Harvard Law School. "Please join us in boycotting all Mitsubishi products, including but not limited to vehicles, TVs, and electronic parts, as well as AC and HVAC systems," the statement read. "To continue to patronize Mitsubishi would be to give tacit endorse...
Israeli protesters call on PM Netanyahu to step down

Israeli protesters call on PM Netanyahu to step down

World
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand his resignationByThe Associated PressFebruary 6, 2021, 10:14 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJERUSALEM -- Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, demanding his resignation.The protesters have been gathering each week in central Jerusalem for over seven months, saying Netanyahu should step down because of his corruption trial and what they say is mismanagement of the country’s coronavirus crisis.The protesters say Netanyahu cannot serve as prime minister when he is on trial for charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate cases. His trial i...
Sluggish US jobs growth strengthens coronavirus stimulus call

Sluggish US jobs growth strengthens coronavirus stimulus call

Business
US jobs growth bounced back less than expected in January while losses the previous month were worse than initially thought, latest figures show.The first set of employment data under President Joe Biden underlines the scale of the economic challenge faced as he seek to push through a $ 1.9trn (£1.4trn) COVID-19 recovery package. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'America is back' says Joe Biden The Labor Department has said non-farm payrolls increased by 49,000 jobs last month, slightly down on economist forecas...