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  • (Corrects headline to add words “from Iran”) NEW DELHI, April 20 (Reuters) – Essar Oil, a key Indian client for Tehran, imported nearly 18 percent less oil from Iran at about 143,000 barrels per day in the fiscal year ended March compared with a year ago, according to data from the shipping industry and sources. […]
  • Could Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas be the new Scalia/Ginsburg? At an April 3 lecture at Vanderbilt Law, Sotomayor mused that Thomas was the justice “with whom I probably disagree the most.” However, The Tennessean quoted Sotomayor as saying, “I can stand here and say that I just love the man as a person.” […]
  • LAGOS, April 20 (Reuters) – South African telecoms firm MTN has appointed Nigerian investment firm Chapel Hill Denham as lead manager for the initial public offering of its Nigerian business in Lagos later this year, two sources told Reuters on Friday. Source:
  • At, Kent Faulk reports that “Alabama on Thursday night executed 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody for the 1989 pipe bombing death of a federal judge,” and that Moody “became the oldest inmate executed in the United States since the return of executions in the 1970s.” For The Washington Post, Mark Berman reports that “Moody unsuccessfully […]
  • South African retailer Steinhoff is in talks with creditors about restructuring its debt, it said on Friday as it faced shareholders for the first time since an accounting scandal surfaced in December. Source:
  • LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) – As it prepares to leave the European Union, Britain’s attempts to revitalise links with former colonies at a lavish summit in London have been overshadowed by outrage over Prime Minister Theresa May’s treatment of Commonwealth migrants. Source:
  • NAIROBI, April 20 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world’s largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while […]
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  • In its conference of April 20, 2018, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether the Eighth Amendment requires an inmate to prove an adequate alternative method of execution when raising an as-applied challenge to the state’s proposed method of execution based on his rare and severe medical condition; whether the Supreme Court […]
  • THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME THE BIGLAW PARTNER WAS CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING: Shane Stevenson, the Dentons partner charged in a deadly hit-and run crash, has a history of brushes with the law. YALE FEDSOC DOESN’T DISAPPOINT: You assumed this would be their response, now you can see it play out on Twitter. WHAT SHOULD […]