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European Commission keeps door open to sanctions on Poland

European Commission keeps door open to sanctions on Poland

The EC recommends against the dismissal or forced retirement of Polish Supreme Court judges as a step that would "seriously aggravate the systemic threat to the rule of law". Timmermans said that the commission would send a letter of formal notice to Poland as soon the law is published. The Commission's statement was the latest development in a showdown between Brussels and Warsaw over the ruling Law and Justice party's plans to overhaul the justice system.


Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers as fighting intensifies - army spokesman

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers as fighting intensifies - army spokesman

Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and President Ashraf Ghani both condemned the attack. The statement from the Taliban put the death count at 37 people. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq. The Interior Ministry in a statement called the attack a "criminal attack against humanity". It wasn't known whether the bus carried government employees but Danish said police were on the scene investigating.


Australia's headline inflation falls to 1.9 pct

Australia's headline inflation falls to 1.9 pct

Recall the Australian Dollar has been one of the best-performing major currencies over recent weeks thanks to traders betting that the RBA would look to raise interest rates in the near future. The Consumer Price Index registered an annual increase of 1.9% in the 2nd quarter, after a 2.1% increase in the previous quarter, according to the Australian Statistics Bureau in the quarterly inflation report on Wednesday.


Snapdeal board accepts Flipkart's buyout offer, says report

Snapdeal board accepts Flipkart's buyout offer, says report

Earlier this month, Moneycontrol had reported that Flipkart had offered a term sheet to Snapdeal for an all stock acquisition for a valuation of Dollars 550 million which the latter rejected. E-commerce leader Flipkart is reported to have finally agreed to the $900-950 million price that smaller rival Snapdeal has asked for a merger deal and the two are now expected to seek shareholders' approval for the merger that would create a bigger rival for global e-tailer Amazon's India operations.


Rs 500-crore relief for flood-hit Gujarat

Rs 500-crore relief for flood-hit Gujarat

More than 2,200 people were displaced, while the rescue teams of NDRF , Army and Air Force rescued 500 people stranded in waterlogged areas.The control room in Gandhinagar was inundated with emergency calls as many people were stranded at different places.


Man arrested after deadly king cobra snakes smuggled in crisp cans

Man arrested after deadly king cobra snakes smuggled in crisp cans

The snakes were discovered by Customs and Border Protection agents who inspected the package and discovered the 2 foot long cobras - each in its own potato chip canister. According to the news release, authorities obtained evidence from Franco's phone that revealed messages in which Franco and an individual in Asia discussed shipping turtles and snakes between the United States and Asia.