Stock Alert: MoneyGram Trading 30% Higher On Acquisition Offer

Loud explosion heard in diplomatic district of Kabul: police

KABUL (Reuters) – A loud explosion was heard on Tuesday in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, which is home to many embassies and foreign representative offices, setting off alarms, Reuters journalists and the Kabul police said.

A police officer said initial information indicated that there had been a blast near the main mosque.

Twitter Users Spot The Utter Hypocrisy Of Donald Trump’s Past Advice About Protests

President Donald Trump has previously been quick to dish out advice on how to deal with protesters.

But people on Twitter pointed out that Trump now suddenly doesn’t seem so keen on following his own ideas as demonstrations continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis last week after a police officer knelt on his neck.

Trump in August 2019 suggested Chinese President Xi Jinping should meet personally with anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. “There would be a happy and enlightened ending,” Trump predicted in one post. “I have no doubt.”

“Personal meeting?” he asked in another post:

Then, at the start of May, Trump urged Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, to “give a little, and put out the fire” with mostly white protesters ― some of them armed ― who entered the Michigan Capitol building to protest stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The president has struck a markedly different tone during the Floyd demonstrations against racism.

In a telephone call on Monday, he urged governors to “dominate” protesters. He’s also used inflammatory language and suggested protesters should be shot. On Friday, Trump was reportedly rushed to an underground bunker in the White House during nearby demonstrations. 

Twitter users pointed out Trump’s hypocrisy:

US elections: Primaries taking place in some states

Pennsylvania is one of four US states that will vote for their preferred candidate on Tuesday and national polls there show that Joe Biden is more popular than Donald Trump among senior citizens.

The protests and the coronavirus pandemic are both happening during this election year in the United States.

President Donald Trump is all but certain to take on former Vice President Joe Biden, who is almost certain to become the Democratic nominee.

Still, the primary election process continues, and four states will vote for their preferred candidate on Tuesday.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from Pennsylvania.

Private autopsy offers evidence in George Floyd killing

Report offers new damning evidence against the officers who arrested the unarmed Black man.

A private autopsy report offers new damning evidence against the officers who arrested George Floyd.

The document describes his death as “murder”.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren has more from Minneapolis, United States.

Stock Alert: MoneyGram Trading 30% Higher On Acquisition Offer

Shares of money-transfer services company MoneyGram International, Inc. (MGI) are surging more than 30% Tuesday morning. A Bloomberg report said Western Union made a takeover offer for MoneyGram.

The stock gapped up nearly 45% to 3.73, at today’s open, and is currently trading lower at $3.42. The stock has been trading in a range of$1.15- $6.70 in the last one year.

Trump Rips Cuomo, Says New York Was ‘Lost’ to Looters, ‘Scum’

President Donald Trump ripped into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not requesting National Guard troops to stop looting, declaring in a tweet that New York city had been “lost” to looters and other “Lowlife & Scum.”

Stores in New York City were looted during continuing protests Monday night over the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis police custody last week. The Associated Press reported that police made arrests inside theMacy’s Inc. flagship department store in Manhattan.

On Monday, Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military to end “riots and lawlessness” across the country that followed the killing of the Minneapolis man, George Floyd.

European Economics Preview: French Consumer, Business Sentiment Data Due

Consumer and business sentiment survey results from France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway is set to issue unemployment and retail sales data. The jobless rate is forecast to rise to 4 percent in March from 3.5 percent in the preceding period.

At 2.45 am ET, France’s Insee publishes consumer and business confidence survey results. The consumer sentiment index is forecast to fall to 92 in May from 95 in April. The business confidence index is seen at 85 versus 82 a month ago.

At 3.00 am ET, unemployment data from Hungary is due.

At 3.30 am ET, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is set to speak at the European Youth Event 2020.

In the meantime, Statistics Sweden publishes producer prices for April. Prices had fallen 3.6 percent annually in March.

At 4.00 am ET, unemployment data from Norway and manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ survey from Austria are due.

Stock Alert: MoneyGram Trading 30% Higher On Acquisition Offer

Shares of money-transfer services company MoneyGram International, Inc. (MGI) are surging more than 30% Tuesday morning. A Bloomberg report said Western Union made a takeover offer for MoneyGram.

The stock gapped up nearly 45% to 3.73, at today’s open, and is currently trading lower at $3.42. The stock has been trading in a range of$1.15- $6.70 in the last one year.