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Putin gives new election-hacking theory during Megyn Kelly's NBC debut

Putin also said he had very little contact with Michael Flynn, the former US national security adviser, even though they sat next to each other at a 2015 Moscow dinner. "Good job. Your lives must be so boring". Trump's firing of Comey sparked accusations that he was trying to bring an end to the Russian hacking investigation. Read More »

Vijay Mallya ridicules Indian media

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Absconding businessman Vijay Mallya , who is wanted by the Indian law agencies in a bank loan fraud case worth Rs 6,963 crore (Rs 9,000 crore with interest) will be attending all the matches of India in Champions Trophy 2017. "Bravo Virat", Mallya said. "World class player World class Captain World class gentleman @ imVkohli ". Kohli also captains Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the IPL franchise which is owned by the UB Group once owned by Mallya. Read More »

Opec strikes deal to cut oil output for nine months

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Oil cartel members meeting in Europe agreed Thursday to extend petroleum production cuts into 2018, as they seek to regain market power amid a surge of US shale output that has kept fuel prices low. Will OPEC look to Nigeria for output cuts? That said, we maintain a neutral stance on the oil price near term and highlight important downside risks from a potentially more hawkish Federal Reserve, which is set to meet in June . Read More »

RBA urged to hold fire on rate move

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CBA economist Savanth Sebastian said the RBA is comfortable about the medium-term outlook for Australia , but the central bank is likely to keep a close eye on household consumption. Iron ore and coal prices had declined over recent months, as expected, unwinding some of their strong gains. As a result, net exports trimmed a larger-then-expected 0.7 percentage points from growth, leading some analysts to revise down their forecasts for GDP. Read More »

Minimum wage to rise by $22 a week

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The union peak body's proposed increase was 50 per cent more than its claim previous year and nearly three times the 2.4 per cent increase granted by the commission in 2016. But the Australian Retailers Association said it was extremely concerned by the decision, saying it would stifle jobs growth and "suppress the benefits" achieved by the recent reduction in Sunday penalty rates . Read More »

Is Walmart's new delivery initiative a bad deal for workers?

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Marc Lore, President and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, said this new program is a "win-win-win for customers, associates and the business". One location in Northwest Arkansas and two in New Jersey will begin the program. Unlike crowdsourced delivery, where the driver has to travel (often out of the way) to pick up the package, then drive the full distance to deliver it, our associates are starting at the same place as the packages. Read More »

Will retaliate if Pakistan abets infiltration, says DGMO

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Pakistan's Foreign Ministry had summoned Indian deputy High Commissioner on June 1, alleging unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian Army in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors which, they claimed had killed two civilians and injured five others. Read More »

France 'corrects' White House video on Paris accord

Trump's pulling the US out of the Paris agreement? "If we all work constructively, we can agree on something". The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, representing almost one billion people in the 48 poorest countries in the world, expressed disappointment at the decision, but said global climate momentum will continue with or without the US. Read More »

Trump will not block former FBI Director from testimony

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United States President Donald Trump will not use his presidential powers to prevent sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey from testifying before Congress on Thursday, the White House said , setting the stage for potentially explosive testimony later this week. Read More »

Trump seeks 'much tougher' travel ban, expedited hearing

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WASHINGTON-The president of the United States is now attacking his own policy. Trump issued his initial travel ban by executive order in January. Katyal said in a tweeted response to Trump's posts on Monday. "If you're going to see something and say something, it has to be followed by, do something", she said. Read More »

Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

Earlier Sunday, Trump had criticized London's mayor after the mayor sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence following the attack, the third in the country in past three months. Another neighbour, Michael Mimbo, said he saw the van used in the attack near his home on Saturday, but didn't see who was behind the wheel. Last week Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the prime minister's position as "subservience" to the president. Read More »

Trump pushes for privatizing US air traffic control

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The nation's air traffic control system was designed when far fewer people flew, Trump said, calling it " stuck, painfully, in the past ". The FAA, Trump said, would not be focused predominantly on flight safety. Trump had proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on the campaign trail, which Democrats indicated a willingness to support. Copyright 2017 NPR . Read More »

White House Tries to Regroup, But Trump Isn't Helping

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Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its Russia-related investigation will be his first public testimony since his firing on May 9. She also cited McCabe's testimony to the Senate panel last month that "there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date", which appears to conflict with subsequent news accounts of Comey's memo detailing a conversation in which Trump allegedly asked him to back off the Flynn probe. Read More »

Were Analysts Bullish Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) This Week?

The company has market cap of $1.97 billion. The Firm is an owner and operator of lifestyle-oriented properties (properties) consisting primarily of manufactured home (MH) communities and recreational vehicle (RV) resorts and campgrounds. It has underperformed by 42.02% the S&P500. Among 17 analysts covering FirstGroup PLC ( LON:FGP ), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Read More »

Justin Bieber Breaks Down During One Love Manchester Set

Last night people the world over were unified in mourning the loss of those killed and injured in the Manchester terror attack via a shared love of music . "(God) loves you and he's here for you. The song includes the lyrics: " But you are not alone in this, and you are not alone in this, as brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand ". Read More »

Putin on Trump-Russia: 'You Created a Sensation Out of Nothing'

Putin said such a request would have been reported to him. "Clearly, it would be very, very troubling if the president of the United States is interfering in investigations that affect potentially the president and his closest associates", said senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee. Read More »

U.S. says it's ready to defend against N. Korean missiles "today"

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The US military said Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea's weapons programme. According to the representative of the missile defense Agency Christopher Johnson, a rocket created to mimic the ICBMs fly faster than those that were used in the previous intercept test. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Brian Lara Backs This Team To Win Title

Additionally, they are well acquainted with the playing conditions in England hence, it is no surprise that Hussey feels strong about their chances. Were India to retain their title they would become only the second nation to do so, but Kohli is not thinking about matching Australia's feat and is instead keen for his side to just enjoy their cricket. Read More »

Gulf crisis is latest strain on Qatar's 2022 World Cup

This included "instigating against the State, infringing on its sovereignty, adopting various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region including the Muslim Brotherhood Group, ISIS and Al-Qaeda". The world's no. 1 container shipping line Maersk said on Monday it was still open for business to and from Qatar , adding that it was following developments closely. Read More »

British Airways systems outage: Flights cancelled due to major IT failure

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BA said it would try to get affected customers onto the next available flight although the re-booking process was being hindered by the system problems. This outage is also the latest in a multiple year "epidemic" of IT system failures plaguing the global airline industry. The airline has said the IT system failure does not appear to be related to any kind of cyber attack. Read More »

Sanders slams Trump for insulting Germany, publicly attacking Merkel

The White House also insisted that Merkel's view of a more strategically independent Europe was not incompatible with Trump's demand for more European defence spending. However, while the Christian Democrats were beneficiaries of a short-lived " Trump bump" after the 2016 USA presidential election, Merkel also may have found ways to use Germans' animosity toward Trump to her advantage. Read More »

Drilling Down Into Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Pacific Crest is initiating coverage of Juniper Networks, Inc . A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. (NYSE:JNPR). Allianz Asset Mngmt Ag, Germany-based fund reported 3.75 million shares. If you are viewing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States & worldwide trademark & copyright legislation. Read More »

Bill Cosby trial: What to know about the charges, the accuser

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A "he said, she said" case? Prosecutors are expected to use the testimony of Ms Constand as well as that of another woman, known as Kacey, who says she was assaulted by him in the 1990s. The unsealed deposition was central to Cosby's arrest in December 2015. Thirteen women signed on to support her lawsuit, saying Cosby also had molested them. Read More »

US, Mexico strike sugar deal ahead of NAFTA talks

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The trade accord known as NAFTA didn't include the energy sector when it went into effect in 1994. ANGER is simmering across a lush swathe of Mexico among poor sugarcane farmers who face a major blow from trade talks in Washington on Monday, in an ominous preview of the high-stakes re-negotiation of the NAFTA agreement set to begin in August. Read More »

US economy added 138000 jobs in May

The labor force participation rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 62.7 percent in May. Average hourly earnings rose four cents or 0.2 per cent in May after a similar gain in April. The U-6 has declined since January to 8.4 percent, an encouraging sign that jobless people who had given up hope of working are now being hired. The growth rate of US has slowed down in the month of May and, the employment gains are not as strong as prior two months like previously reported. Read More »

One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande engaged to Mac Miller?

The "Dangerous Woman" singer organised the benefit concert to honour the victims of a terror attack at the vicinity of her Manchester concert venue on May 22. "Today's One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater objective", Braun said in a statement. It is now sitting at number one on the iTunes chart, with her "Dangerous Woman" album also topping the iTunes album chart, followed by her debut collection " My Everything " at number three. Read More »

Tories in `chaos´ over tax policies, Labour and Lib Dems claim

British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead fell to 12 percentage points in a poll published on Tuesday, the latest major survey since last week's Manchester bombing showing the June 8 election could be closer than previously thought. The decline in support for the Conservatives coincided with a surprise announcement by May last month that she would make elderly people pay more for their social care, despite concerns that it could undermine support among ageing, wealthy homeowners - a core ... Read More »

AAA Raises Tesla Insurance Premiums, Citing 'Higher-Than-Average' Claim Rates

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AAA's claim that Tesla owners should pay higher insurance premiums fly in the face of new insurance startups that are specifically advertising lower rates for Tesla drivers that use Autopilot . It then compared that data against other sources-primarily the Highway Loss Data Institute, which is run by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Read More »

Herbalife to lower its quarterly sales outlook

About 13,325 shares traded. It is down 20.65% since June 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Herbalife Ltd . has a 12 month low of $47.62 and a 12 month high of $73.61. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs. Zacks upgraded Herbalife Ltd . (NYSE: HLF ) rating on Friday, August 7. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 4. Read More »

India for environment protection with or without Paris: Modi

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The Prime Minister said he was glad that Putin had publicly stated that the resolution would be discussed.In a draft letter to António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, Bloomberg said executive branch of the US government does not determine many aspects of whether and how the United States takes action on climate change. Read More »