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Trump target of petition to block his attendance at World Economic Forum

Trump target of petition to block his attendance at World Economic Forum

World
A Swiss group has started a petition to oppose President Donald Trump’s visit to the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month. Campax, described on its website as a “progressive” nongovernmental organization based in Zurich, launched the mostly symbolic campaign after the White House announced Trump would be the first sitting U.S. president to attend the elite gathering in 18 years. The campaigners also highlighted their disgust with the U.S. administration's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and took issue with many of the White House's priorities. "U.S. President Donald Trump is on outstanding phrases with racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, misogyny, bellicosity, local climate modify denial, human legal rights ab
Andhra Bank withdraws insolvency petition against HDIL

Andhra Bank withdraws insolvency petition against HDIL

Finance
Andhra Bank has withdrawn its insolvency application from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against HDIL as the realty firm has decided to settle outstanding dues."The company has proceeded for settlement of its balance outstanding dues and has made part payment of its balance dues. The application stands withdrawn from NCLT by Andhra Bank," HDIL said in a BSE filing.The Mumbai-based developer did not disclose the amount it has paid and the dues still owed to the bank.HDIL reported 64 per cent increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 60.87 crore for the quarter ended September, as against Rs 37.03 crore in the year-ago period.Total income, however, fell to Rs 163.07 crore in the second quarter of the current fiscal, from Rs 223.26 crore a year ago. Profit rose sharply as the compa...
Kenya: Electoral body defies court in presidential petition

Kenya: Electoral body defies court in presidential petition

World
Lawyers made their closing arguments Tuesday night to Kenya's Supreme Court over a challenge by longtime politician Raila Odinga to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election earlier this month. Odinga claims the declaration of Kenyatta's victory with 54 percent of the vote was fraudulent, contending hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's servers and manipulated results in the president's favor. The challenger's lawyer, James Orengo, said the court should invalidate Kenyatta's win because a scrutiny of forms used to tally presidential results showed many lacked security features that the electoral commission agreed on. He said the forms also were not signed, as required to ensure accountability. He said those anomalies affected nearly 5 million votes. "Our case has proven forge...
Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court after creditors paid in full

Sports
Leyton Orient's Matchroom StadiumMonday, June 12, 2017A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing.Controversial owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the club following a previous hearing in March.A lawyer representing Orient told Registrar Sally Barber that all debts had been paid at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London and she dismissed all bids to have the club wound up.Another judge had examined the case in March.Registrar Nicholas Briggs had adjourned applications.Bosses at an events management firm had told Registrar Briggs they were owed about £18,000.He had said he would adjourn Central Circle Event Management's application after hearing of plans to inject £1million into the O's.The judge