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French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

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Retired soldier Hasan al-Mohammad felt the severing of ties inside his family, with his wife, a Bahraini citizen, being obliged to return to her country after Manama recalled their citizens from Qatar. Macron's office says he has held a series of conversations over the past week with the emir of Qatar, the king of Saudi Arabia , the Turkish president and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi. Read More »

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Donald Trump's warning to Qatar

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In addition to the humanitarian consequences, Tillerson stated that the blockade was hurting the fight against the so-called "Islamic State" and other violent extremist movements in the region. "Qatar Airways regrets to inform you that some of our offices have been closed and a number of our flights have been suspended in accordance with local authority directions", the message says. Read More »

Amazon Open To Bringing Siri Onto The Echo

Naver now is working with its Japanese mobile messaging subsidiary Line to introduce a new smart speaker , the Wave, under the Line brand this summer. Apple may have pioneered the smart assistant with Siri , but Amazon's Alexa can run laps around it at this point when it comes to being an in-home assistant. Read More »

Comprehensive Stock Analysis Of Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH)

If the stock is up it will have a positively weighted alpha. The YearlyMeeting has been adjourned until Friday, June 16, 2017 to allow more prospects for stockholders to vote on all proposals described in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 5, 2017, including a proposal to approve an amendment to its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of its ordinary stock, which the Firmbelieves is ... Read More »

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys Awards _ so far

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Another memorable speech came from the night's other big musical star, Bette Midler , winning best actress (her first competitive Tony) for her lauded turn in " Hello, Dolly! ". "I know they love James Corden, but I'll show I came to play", Spacey crooned during the opening minutes of the song, referring to the Late Late Show host's celebrated turn as the host of the Tonys a year ago. Read More »

Electricity cut at Navalny's offices in Moscow

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A regional security official, Vladimir Chernikov, told Ekho Moskvy radio that police would not interfere with demonstrators on the street - as long as they did not carry placards or shout slogans. Electricity in his office was cut at around the same time as he was detained, briefly bringing down a live feed of nationwide protests, Navalny's spokeswoman said. Read More »

SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

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Earlier this week, the UAE joined Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt in severing ties with Qatar after accusing the 2022 World Cup host nation of sponsoring terrorism. The tiny gas-rich emirate is at the centre of the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in years. "But on the other hand, I am confident that the region will return to a normalised situation", Infantino said. Read More »

Oil gains more than 1 per cent on Middle East schism

Benchmark Brent crude oil was 20 cents a barrel lower at US$49.27 by 9:50 a.m. ET, down around eight per cent from its level before OPEC and its non-OPEC allies said they were extending cuts until March 2018. OPEC and other producers including Russian Federation have pledged to cut about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to help reduce global inventories. Read More »

Acadia Realty Trust Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.26 (AKR)

The stock increased 1.63% or $1.5 on June 9, reaching $93.65. In the market the company is trading down by -2.94% since yesterday's close of $116.75. Its up 1.13, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 48 investors sold STJ shares while 205 reduced holdings. Timber Hill Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in St Jude Medical Inc (NYSE:STJ). Read More »

Passenger checked out of mental hosp earlier

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A device carried by the man as he shouted threats was not unsafe, they said. Passengers subdue a man accused of making bomb threats on board a Malaysia Airlines flight . Police praised the courage of passengers and crew who tackled the man and tied him to a seat with belts. The Transport Minister said the man appeared to be drunk. Read More »

French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

While an Elabe poll projects 32 percent for Macron's party and its center-right Modem ally, it further says that conservative Republicans and their allies received nearly 21 percent of the votes. If no candidate manages to achieve that target, then all who won at least 12.5 per cent of registered voters go to the second round, where the victor will advance to Parliament. Read More »

Eurozone growth at 2-year high but ECB set to hold fire

Rates will "remain at their present levels for an extended period of time", the spokesman said. The bank left its bond purchase stimulus program unchanged at 60 billion euros ($67 billion) per month through at least the end of the year and longer if necessary. Read More »

Top Cabinet team to keep jobs in May's new government

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It is unlikely the DUP would enter any kind of deal with Labour . With 633 out of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 308 seats and were therefore no longer able to reach the 326-mark they would need to command a parliamentary majority. Read More »

Lyft, Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate on self-driving taxis

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Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, is the latest automaker to take a stake Lyft, as the ride-share operator continues to expand Irma partnerships with automakers and tech firms. While Uber has been investing heavily in self-driving technologies, those efforts suffered a blow with a lawsuit filed by Waymo accusing it of stealing its technology . Read More »

SoftBank Buys Robotics Leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

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Soon enough, they will have the same owner ( thanks to reader Rick Collins for pointing that out ). Japanese tech giant SoftBank announced on Friday that it is buying Boston Dynamics - the makers of humanoid Atlas , animal-like BigDog, Spot and Wildcat , a jumping Sand Flea, and Handle - for an undisclosed fee, along with another less well-known robotics company called Schaft , which focuses on robots that walk on two legs. Read More »

Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

The United States' biggest air base in the Middle East is at Udeid air base in Qatar, which also hosts the Qatari air force and other coalition troops. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this Holy Month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately". It is a crucial hub for U.S. Read More »

Crosby wins Conn Smythe Trophy for second straight year

Though this series had been close, with the Penguins taking a three-games-to-two lead after their Game 5 win in Pittsburgh, the games themselves haven't been that competitive. "I think it will start to sink in the next few days". "We knew it was going to be tough all year, but we just tried to keep with it", Crosby said. But the goal was waved off because of an inadvertent whistle when the official thought Murray had possession of the puck. Read More »

Conservatives begin talks with DUP over alliance

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The talks with Conservative Party representatives have been positive and will continue next week to work on the details, and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new parliament, the DUP said in a statement. Britain's bestselling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. Read More »

Kevin Spacey Kicks of Tonys

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Noting one of its lines about people who "eat the Earth" and others who "watch them do it", Nixon praised present-day activists as "the people who in 2017 are refusing to just stand around and watch them do it". Hello, Dolly! was named Best Revival of a Musical Sunday and also earned the accolade for Best Costume Design. Spacey, renowned for his mimicry, trotted out impressions of Bill Clinton and Johnny Carson throughout the show. Read More »

Pens C Nick Bonino reveals Game 2 injury was tibia fracture

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While both sides featured plenty of high-impact players and clutch performers throughout the two-month playoff journey, Crosby stood out. The win meant the Penguins were the first team in two decades to successfully defend the Stanley Cup they won previous year. Read More »

Oil firms set up system for smooth daily fuel price change

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State-run fuel retailers have called petrol pump operators and owners for talks on Monday to discuss their grievances against daily fuel price revision from June 16, even as IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum and HPCL said on Sunday that they have put in place a robust automated system to implement the decision. Read More »

Trump fundraiser for NJ congressman nets more than $800000

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Newlyweds Kristen and Tucker looked pleasantly surprised the president dropped by their reception Saturday night. Tom MacArthur raised more than $800,000 with the help of President Donald Trump - who headlined a fundraiser for the moderate congressman at Trump National Golf Club in Bedford, N.J. Read More »

Kevin Spacey will sing, dance and mock at Tonys

The original Broadway production in 1964 won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Actress ( Carol Channing ). Dark horse musical " Come from Away ", set in tiny Gander , Newfoundland where dozens of jets were forced to land after the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington D.C., stranding thousands who were taken in by the locals, has been packing houses and gaining momentum in the Tonys race. Read More »

Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup

They had four power plays in the game, including back-to-back opportunities midway through the second. Hainsey, who joined the team at the trade deadline, might not have played much with the Penguins this year. As nuts as the first period was, the second period started even crazier. But official Kevin Pollock blew the play dead early . Quick whistle: The Predators believed Colton Sissons gave them a 1-0 lead early in the second period. Read More »

10 things you need to know about the Microsoft Xbox One X

Powered by eight CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and a GPU packing 40 Radeon compute units running at 1172 MHz - the console's six teraflops of graphical processing power far exceeds its competitors on the market. The day that we were waiting for has finally arrived. The Xbox One X is a notable markup from the Xbox One S , which received a $50 price cut during the announcement and now is available for $249. Read More »

Theresa May wants a formal coalition deal with the DUP

The Labour leader's comments came as Ms May faced intensifying internal criticism. Just a year ago, despite a number of its most prominent politicians being climate change deniers, the party mismanaged a renewable energy subsidy program at a cost to the British taxpayer of £490,000,000. Read More »

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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The trailer doesn't reveal much, except that Daud's getting older, Billie hasn't let her skills slide, and their next job-likely their last one-is the biggest yet: They're going to kill the Outsider. Death of the Outsider is a standalone Dishonored expansion, not Dishonored 2 DLC. It hasn't been priced just yet, an we don't know if Bethesda will be releasing any more downloadable content for the game, but thus far, it's looking pretty good - and it'll give fans another opportunity to ... Read More »

Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat

At the end of May, YouGov found that 39% of voters thought Labour was the party best-placed to handle the NHS, while only 23% put their ultimate faith in the Conservatives. But Elmar Brok, a German conservative and the European Parliament's top Brexit expert, told the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper that the talks would now be more complicated. Read More »

Godley, Drury lead Arizona past Brewers 3-2

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell reported the back spasms. He is now 4-0 with a microscopic 0.30 ERA over his past four showings while yielding 11 hits and five walks with 36 strikeouts over his past 30 1/3 innings. With RHP Taijuan Walker on the cusp of returning to the starting rotation from injury , the Diamondbacks have to decide who will go to the bullpen and who will remain in the rotation going forward, between Randall Delgado and Zack Godley . Read More »

European Union tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit

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The result is a hung Parliament , with no party big enough to form an overall majority. "On balance, the financial markets and the private sector would have preferred a Conservative majority to a Labour majority. The same official added: "I'm surprised that simply repeating "strong and stable" isn't working out as planned". The election result could have a big impact on the final shape of Brexit. Read More »

Delta ends sponsorship over Trump look-alike killing scene

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Pete Hegseth pointed out that the production is partially taxpayer-funded through the National Endowment for the Arts. "Serious question, when does "art" become political speech & does that change things", he added. Director Oskar Eustis has also issued a public statement on the Public Theater website. Delta Airlines pulled its sponsorship after four years over complaints that the show promoted violence against the President. Read More »

Kevin Spacey to lead Tonys Awards with gentle humor

MORE: Meg Ryan's New Look at the Tony Awards Sparks Plastic Surgery Rumors - See the Pics! Last year, all eyes were on how many statuettes " Hamilton " would capture. The other nominees were Sally Field ( The Glass Menagerie ), Laura Linney ( Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes ) and Jennifer Ehle ( Oslo ). A revival of " Hello, Dolly " starring Bette Midler , took four statuettes, including best revival and Midler took the best actress trophy. Read More »