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Security tight in anticipation of pope in Cairo

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The Pope's visit coincides with a recent escalation in violence against the country's Christian population by Islamic extremists, including Islamic State. In a message ahead of the trip, Francis said he wanted the visit to be "a witness of my affection, comfort and encouragement for all the Christians of the Middle East" and "a message of brotherhood and reconciliation with all the children of Abraham, particularly the Muslim world". Read More »

Venezuela's OAS Exit Gains Support from International Allies

A masked anti-government protester jumps over a chain link at a roadblock set up by opponents to President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He shared the video after a 20-year-old student, Juan Pablo Pernalete, was killed after he was struck by a tear-gas canister during a protest. OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro has previously branded Maduro, an elected socialist, a "dictator" for stifling the opposition. Read More »

Buhari's health: No cause for alarm - Presidency

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President Buhari recalled the unwavering support of the septuagenarian to the policy team of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his contributions in ensuring victory at the polls for the party in 2015. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai who spoke on behalf of the twenty-four-member governors' forum noted: "We are not anxious about the development. He was not there because he asked that he be allowed to rest and asked the vice president to preside", he added. Read More »

Facing backlash on killings, Duterte to find solace in ASEAN

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He said more optimistic forecasts see that happening as early as 2030, turning the region into the world's fourth biggest economy after the U.S., European Union and China. Critics and some diplomats see China's compliance as a stalling tactic to show it was engaging in diplomacy, while buying time to expand and fortify its presence in the Spratly archipelago. Read More »

Boy, 8, dead after planter falls on him in Brooklyn

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I was upstairs. I saw her trying to lift something off of something. Kevin was taken to Coney Island Hospital, but he did not survive, according to police. I heard her screaming for 911. After the accident, workers with the city's Department of Buildings, which conducts inspections and investigations, were seen in the front yard looking at the boy's home. Read More »

Obama delivers first post-presidency public remarks

Obama also described the problems facing the world and how he believes young people to get engaged in order to solve them. The Obamas are now renting a house in Washington, where their youngest daughter Sasha is finishing high school. "So I would advise all of you to be a little more circumspect about your selfies.own your life and your mistakes". "This community taught me that ordinary people, when working together, can do extraordinary things". Read More »

Trump to continue paying ObamaCare subsidies

With government funding set to run out Friday, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have reached agreement on most elements of the sweeping spending bill, which remains under wraps. Congressional Democrats are saying they'll oppose a measure to keep the government running another week if Republicans plan a health care vote between now and Saturday, Democratic aides told CNN . Read More »

Boris Johnson's sister joins rival party for United Kingdom vote

Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesman said the foreign secretary was restating a position he had already given to the Parliament, according to the Independent. Myers believes the Tories are using Johnson in the campaign now to excite and motivate voters - but then he'll shuffle off to safe Conservative strongholds. Read More »

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge higher in early trade

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 1 point, less than 0.1 percent, to 2,388. The figure was within a third of a percent of its all-time high, set at the start of March. In recent years, stock prices have climbed faster than earnings , which has led sceptics to say the market looks expensive. Among gainers, Edwards Lifesciences EW.N surged 14 percent after it reported strong quarterly revenue and raised its full-year earnings forecast. Read More »

The Fenner plc (FENR) Price Target Raised to GBX 380

It has a 11.76 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal and Brokerage. Old Mutual plc is a United Kingdom-based holding company. Peel Hunt's price target would suggest a potential upside of 16.74% from the stock's current price. Numis Securities has "Buy" rating and GBX 220 target. Read More »

China welcomes U.S. 'path of dialogue' for North Korea

But signaling that military action remains possible, Thornton told an event hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies - a Washington think tank that has advocated tougher US policies on Iran and North Korea - that the administration treats North Korea as its primary security challenge and is serious that " all options are on the table ". Read More »

Europe's New Political Divide Cuts Through France

Macron has a national television appearance Thursday night. He said the first lady's role should not be a paid one, as it has been in the past, but "she will have a public role". "Maybe they will do with just wearing a hat, but it would be a step in the effort to stamp out radical Islam in France", Le Pen said. Macron went into a gymnasium to meet members of an association that works to socially integrate local youth through sports and by helping them to set up businesses and find jobs. Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his condolence over Vinod Khanna's demise

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He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan's Dilwale 2015. Khanna was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital early in April for cancer, but the family was then tight-lipped about his condition. Rishi Kapoor , who played Khanna's younger brother in " Amar Akbar Anthony " and worked with him in another memorable hit "Chandni", tweeted, "Will miss you Amar". Read More »

Federal, Provincial Ministers Discuss U.S. Softwood Lumber Measures

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Officials said Canada is not likely to challenge the new tariff legally under the North American Free Trade Agreement or with the World Trade Organization until next year. News of the potential presidential action drove the Mexican and Canadian currencies lower. As trade discussions with Canada have intensified in the week leading up to Mr. Read More »

Kotak Bank net rises 40 per cent in March quarter

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During the quarter, the profit of the bank rose 40.34% to Rs 9,764.80 million from Rs 6,957.80 million in the same quarter previous year. The bank management attributed the spike in other income to a jump in core fees and commissions, and also healthy recoveries on the distressed loans that it buys. Read More »

Analysts Showing Optimistic Trends For IAMGOLD Corp. (IAG)

Developed by J. Welles Wilder, ATR is an indicator that measures volatility. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions. The Company has 452.32 million shares outstanding and 452.32 million shares were floated in market. The Moving Average SMA50 is 0.05% while SMA200 is 0.69%. Read More »

Browns set on Garrett at No. 1

The Cleveland Browns held the first pick yet again after finishing just 1-15 last season. It's the premium on quarterbacks, silly. In Miller's case, he projects a trade with the New York Jets for the 6th pick. However, there are also talks claiming that the Browns could snub Garrett and make Trubisky the top overall pick of this year's draft. Considering the importance of the quarterback position, the Browns may not want to wait those 11 picks between No. Read More »

Nasdaq Hits Record High of 6000

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McDonald's jumped $7.47, or 5.6 percent, to $141.70 after likewise surprising investors with better-than-expected results. On opening the Nasdaq opened 0.5% higher to 6,022 and not to be outdone, the Dow rose 1.1% to 20,955 following better-than-expected quarterly earnings, while the S&P was up 0.7% to 2,389 as financial stocks gained. Read More »

Oil prices fall after Libyan oilfields restart

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Overall, though, Brent remains down 10 percent since late last year, even in the face of many efforts led by OPEC (and Russia ) to reduce output by 1.8 million barrels per day through the first half of this year. " It is the decision to reverse the civil service salary and benefit cuts that will likely have the most significant implications for oil ", Helima Croft , an analyst with RBC Capital Market , said in the emailed report. Read More »

Dinakaran bribery case: Delhi Police arrests Hawala operator Naresh

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Police will also be confronting Dhinakaran and Mallikarjuna along with the arrested middleman, Sukesh Chandrasekar, to get the details of the money trail and the phone conversations between them. Dinakaran has flatly denied knowing Chandrasekharan, though the police claim he admitted to it under intense questioning. From the investigations so far, it is apparent that the police has no clinching evidence to show that Dinakaran or Chandrasekharan had approached any Election Commission official. Read More »

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Minimal EBITDA May Limit Upside In The Near Term

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Twitter reported earnings of ($0.07) per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 128.6%. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 6. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.67, for a total transaction of $137,861.34. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink . Read More »

US Could Land in 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

The top USA diplomat for East Asia on Wednesday called it the start of a "last best way to see if we can get a peaceful resolution". "It's real", Adm Harry Harris Jr, commander of US Pacific Command, said during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More »

Pound sterling loses gains against the dollar on UK GDP figures (GBPUSD)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales were the biggest drag on first quarter growth, which came in at its weakest level since the European Union referendum. Growth in vehicle production - with UK-made cars more attractive overseas as a result of sterling's weakening - helped the manufacturing sector raise output by 0.5%. Read More »

United to offer passengers up to $10000 to surrender seats

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The US airline has been trying to fix its image since the April 9 incident, in which Chicago airport security officers dragged the 69-year-old doctor off a full flight in order to make room for airline crew. United said it would raise to $10,000 the limit on the payments it offers to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and increase training for airline employees. Read More »

Cash dividend ahead for Central Valley Community Bank shareholders

It is thus important to understand a firm's entire scale when assimilating ratings. Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.90 on company shares. It has a 12.35 P/E ratio. The stock added 5.70% beyond one week and climbed 6.44% during previous one month session. Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) shares have been recently spotted -4.61% away from the 52-week high, and 47.11% away from the 52-week low mark. Read More »

Boris Johnson suggests UK could bomb Syria without backing from MPs

Mr Johnson said that the question of whether parliamentary approval would be needed for any military action "needs to be tested". America launched cruise missiles against a Syrian air base three weeks ago after evidence that Assad's regime killed scores of people in a sarin-type gas attack on a rebel-held area in Idlib province. Read More »

Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

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Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.4 per cent, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng and South Korea's Kospi indexes both added 0.4 per cent. Australia's S&P-ASX 200, which is closed today for the Anzac Day public holiday, edged 17.7 points hiher to close at 5871.8 yesterday. Read More »

From the Vault: Bank of America, Regions report higher profits

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. State Bank Financial shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock price weekly volatility remained at 2.13% while volatility is standing at 2.68% for the month. Read More »

Barkindo: OPEC, non-OPEC nation committed to restore market stability

The global benchmark crude ended the session at a $2.08 premium to June WTI. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $50.76 a barrel. More barrels could be on their way to the market from USA shale fields as financial companies are investing billions in production, a Reuters analysis showed. Read More »

Amazon.com, Inc. Earnings Beat Estimates As AWS Revenue Surges 43%

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Amazon registered revenue of $35.7 billion, which is more than earlier expectations of $35.3 billion. Those figures are up from $513m, $1.07 a share, on the same period previous year. In other news , insider David Zapolsky sold 503 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 21st. On 2/21/2017 Tom A Alberg, Director, sold 590 with an average share price of $850.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $501,500.00. Read More »