Economy

Putin: Terrorism 'main threat' to SCO members

It was the first encounter between Modi and Sharif after their last meeting in Lahore on December 25, 2015, when the Indian prime minister made a surprise stopover at the historic city. Pakistan, which was admitted to SCO as full member in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday, had been an Observer with SCO since 2005. As per reports, India abstained from the summit to highlight its concerns over the D... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico votes for U.S. statehood in referendum

Puerto Rico's economic distress has forced the closure of schools and reduced availability of social services, as well as accelerating out-migration to the mainland from the island. It was the fifth time during the US territory's 119-year relationship with the United States that Puerto Ricans voted on their status. Many Puerto Rican opposition parties called for a boycott of the vote. [Full Article...]

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes

This year's topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. Still, few seemed unduly confident about any single horse in the race. Irish War Cry went for the early lead and was immediately pressured by Meantime , with Tapwrit settling in third. [Full Article...]

China a step closer to resuming US beef imports

China a step closer to resuming US beef imports I commend the hard work of Secretary Ross, Secretary Mnuchin, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and our USDA representatives. The resumption of American beef exports to China after a 14-year hiatus took another step closer after the U.S. [Full Article...]

Oil prices plunge to one-month low after U.S. stocks rise

Brent crude prices fell by a steep 4 percent to settle at $48.06 a barrel. Gasoline inventories also unexpectedly surged, imports increased, and exports dropped, the EIA data said. Some were concerned about rising production from Libya and Nigeria, which are exempt from the agreement. United States crude production has jumped over 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.34 million barrels per day (bp... [Full Article...]

Jutanugarn wins LPGA event with monster birdie putt in playoff

Jutanugarn wins LPGA event with monster birdie putt in playoff But bogeys on the 11th, 13th, 15th and 18th holes stymied her progress and she eventually finished four shots behind Ariya Jutanugarn , In Gee Chun and Lexi Thompson . "I made everything it seemed like all week, and then just two last putts I guess on the last two holes - actually last three holes", she said. Henderson finished the tournament with the best Canadian score - six strokes back and... [Full Article...]

Britain's May Names New Cabinet, Vows to Stay on as PM

The Labour Party in the United Kingdom has demanded to know whether newspaper mogul Rupert Murdoch exerted any influence on Michael Gove's return to the cabinet. Watson goes on to ask whether, " in the interests of transparency and propriety ", May could explain if she had ever taken suggestions from Murdoch on ministerial or staff appointments since becoming PM. [Full Article...]

Arrow Global Group (LON:ARW) Analyst Target Prices

The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 72 ($0.93) per share, for a total transaction of £36,000 ($46,517.64). As per Monday, January 30, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 10 by BNP Paribas. After $6.29 actual EPS reported by Everest Re Group Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.62% negative EPS ... [Full Article...]

Sessions wants his testimony open to public

White House spokesman Sean Spicer is declining to say whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should invoke executive privilege in testimony to Congress Tuesday. Preet Bharara told ABC's "This Week" that Trump was trying to "cultivate some kind of relationship" with him when he called him twice before the inauguration to "shoot the breeze". [Full Article...]

Crown says employees detained in China have been charged

Crown says employees detained in China have been charged That court declined to comment when approached by Reuters. Among them were three Australians, including Jason O'Connor, a senior executive in charge of attracting Chinese high-rollers. Eighteen staff were arrested in Shanghai after police raids across China last October . China confirmed in November that it would prosecute three Australian employees of Crown Resorts Ltd. [Full Article...]

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

Instead he was close to achieving his best result in the job, as Griffiths' first strikes for Scotland overturned a 70th-minute goal by substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. "With the amount of possession we had, the game should have been put to bed by the stage they scored". In describing the moment Southgate revealed he would captain the team, Kane added: 'It was quite emotional. [Full Article...]

Remembrance Services Mark Year Anniversary Of Pulse Massacre

The fountain at Lake Eola was lit in the colors of the rainbow. "It's a year later". "I think it's important to come out in solidarity". Last year, the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus only had a few days to prepare for a concert that was part of a vigil for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. [Full Article...]

Lady Gaga to Launch Drinks at Starbucks for Charity!

Lady Gaga to Launch Drinks at Starbucks for Charity! For those that don't know, Gaga's Channel Kindness project is a part of her Born This Way Foundation and works to inspire youths to document stories of kindness. This violet-pink beverage is flavoured with fresh blackberries and Starbucks' Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers stirred together with coconut milk and ice. [Full Article...]

Rio Tinto plc's (RIO) "Overweight" Rating Reaffirmed at JP Morgan Chase & Co

Rio Tinto plc's (RIO) It was only in late 2014 that Glencore seemed on the way to launching a takeover offer for Rio Tinto , only to be forced to halt the process by a financial crisis caused by the slide in commodity prices and concerns about its huge debts. Glencore will balance this with a plan to sell $1.5bn of assets - potentially including a 50pc stake in the business it is buying. Hence the attractions of Gle... [Full Article...]

America gains nothing from climate change denials

America gains nothing from climate change denials During the summit, environment ministers of Germany, Canada, France, the U.K., Japan and Italy endorsed the Paris deal as "irreversible" to combat climate change. Trump was represented by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who flew home at the end of the first day after insisting that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Environment G7: unanimity on text without USA on Paris

In a footnote, the United States explained that it did not join the sections of the communiqué on climate, "reflecting our recent announcement to withdraw and immediately cease implementation of the Paris Agreement ". "We have worked to build bridges", Ansa news agency quoted Galletti as saying after the closure of the meeting on Monday."It could have been a G7 of rupture, and it was a G7 of di... [Full Article...]

McDonald's expects to hire more than 2300 in Utah this summer

McDonald's expects to hire more than 2300 in Utah this summer To that end, the company is using other media popular with millennials in an effort to attract job seekers as well, it notes, including Spotify and Hulu. "As we see the younger generations seeking out their first jobs, we want to make them aware of the great opportunities available at McDonald's", he added. [Full Article...]

Berger achieves rare back-to-back St. Jude win

Now he'll take quite a bit of momentum into next week's U.S. Open. "I'm pretty good, so I'm just going to try and keep doing my thing and see if I can't get a few more". Stubbing a pitch shot on the first hole on a Sunday of a PGA Tour event isn't usually a catalyst for winning the tournament. CAMBRIDGE, Ontario - Ariya Jutanugarn was seated by the scorer's tent after finishing her final round S... [Full Article...]

French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals

French Open 2017: Relentless Rafael Nadal eases into quarter-finals Thiem has won just one set against Djokovic , and this will be their third meeting on clay. Nishikori overcame a bagel start to beat Fernando Verdasco in four sets, but it will remain to be seen how much that and his carried over third round match affect him as he looked mighty worn out as he reached the quarter-final. [Full Article...]

US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies

US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies Luke Air Force Base, located northwest of Phoenix, is home to the 56th Fighter Wing. In each case, the jet's backup oxygen system worked as designed and the pilot was able to land the plane safely. The US Marine Corps variant, F-35B, was the first to be declared operationally capable. Once servicing and maintenance costs for the F-35 are factored in over the aircraft's lifespan through 2070, o... [Full Article...]


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