President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners and pardoned 64 individuals on Tuesday, the White House said. The prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, was included among the sentences commuted. Last Thursday, anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the recipient of… Read More U.S. President, Barack Obama pardons 64, commutes 209 prison sentences including former military intelligence analyst behind leaks
British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4 billion takeover of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc., creating the world’s biggest listed tobacco company after it increased an earlier offer by more than $2 billion. BAT, which already owned 42 percent of Reynolds, will pay $29.44 in cash and 0.5260 BAT shares for each Reynolds share, it… Read More British American Tobacco set to take over Reynolds American Inc. in $49billion deal
Every year, we make a list of all the things we will love to do and how we would love to make a change. But of all these goals, the hardest to cross off the list might be that you wished you had travelled more. The New Year affords you another opportunity to gift yourself… Read More Travel Goals: Six Tips To Help Aspiring Globetrotters Accomplish Their Goals In 2017
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed nine deaths and 20 cases of Lassa fever in seven states since the beginning of the dry season in December 2016; even as it commences implementation of its plan to strengthen nationwide response capacity to anticipated Lassa fever cases. In an interview, the Nasarawa State Commissioner… Read More Nine deaths due to Lassa fever recorded in several states of Nigeria
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, about the same as in previous years, as President-elect Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to hire more U.S. workers. Most of Wal-Mart’s new jobs will be in 59 new stores planned for the fiscal year beginning in February… Read More Walmart Inc. to create 10,000 jobs in U.S. in 2017
A car bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed at least seven people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. The explosion hit the mostly Shi’ite neighborhood of Abu Dsheer.