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Nigerian Authorities Secure Release of Additional 82 Girls Abducted by Boko Haram

None of the 21 girls who were released in October have been able to move back home, and almost seven months later they are still being held on a military re-integration programme. Allen Manasseh, Chibok parents' spokesperson, speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Finally, some more of the Chibok schoolgirls are coming home. Read More »

German president says no alternatives to two-state solution in Israel

In addition, it downgrades the Arabic language from an official to a non-official language of the state, albeit with "special status". If passed by the Knesset, the law would become one of Israel's Basic Laws, each of which carry constitutional weight in Israel's legal system in light of the absence of a constitution. Read More »

The Three Reasons Why Trump's Tax Cut Plan Is A Mistake


The Tax Foundation and others predict that tax reform alone would raise wages and business investment by about 9% over just the next decade. States have been forced to supply an increasing share of transportation funding, and at least 40 states - including many led by Republican officials - have raised their own fuel levies since 1993, according to Moody's Investors Service. Read More »

Oil price collapses below US$45


Brent for July settlement dropped $2.27, or 4.5 percent, to $48.52 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, falling below $50 for the first time since March 22. The slumping oil prices weighed on Bay Street. Brent crude prices fell to as low as $46.64, to record the lowest trading point since November 30, 2016, while WTI touched down at $44.94 per barrel. Read More »

Trump speaks with new South Korean president

Evans Revere, a former senior US diplomat, said if Moon offers such concessions he will be at odds with Trump, potentially causing a worse rift than under Roh. After garnering over 40 percent of total votes, Moon might soon be officially announced as South Korea's next appointed leader. Such measures have not historically been popular with conservative administrations in the United States, however President Donald Trump has vacillated between tough, militaristic talk on the North Korea issue ... Read More »

Fed holds rate steady, notes slower economic growth

The Fed would likely label Monday's weak U.S. economic data as "transitory" in the central bank's Wednesday policy statement , said Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking Corp in NY. As long as job growth holds up and inflation continues to be modes, real income growth should give the push for spending growth to quicken in the coming months, stated TD Economics. Read More »

Europe is bracing for a laptop ban on flights to America

The UK and the U.S. have banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations. Such a move would cause serious disruption for travellers, an issue Middle Eastern airlines have sought to ease since March by allowing individuals to continue using their electronic devices until they reach the gate. Read More »

China to Take US Beef by July 16


Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting USA exports and close America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy. It is part of 100 days of talks created to ease trade friction between the world's two largest economies, with tensions stoked by Donald Trump's complaints over the trade imbalance and Chinese market barriers. Read More »

BT Group plc (BT) Given "Neutral" Rating at Macquarie

The Kennedy Capital Management Inc holds 727,272 shares with $39.25M value, up from 714,454 last quarter. The stock rose 0.38% or $0.19 reaching $49.93 per share. The company has market cap of 57.47 billion GBP. It has a 26.41 P/E ratio. The Firm offers a range of grocery, tobacco, alcoholic products and other products. Read More »

Trump Names More Conservative Judges to Federal Bench

Larsen's nomination is being praised by her colleagues at the Michigan Supreme Court and almost three dozen professors at UM are urging Michigan's USA senators to support her nomination. WHEELER: We can assume that the Trump administration is going to continue to nominate judges, certainly for the Court of Appeals, who have fairly strong conservative credentials. Read More »

Dollar Steady as Fed Meeting Begins

The Federal Reserve did not surprise the markets today and kept monetary policy unchanged. "I expect two more rate hikes - one in June and then one in September", Zandi said . According to the statement , inflation on a 12-month basis has been running close to the committee's 2% target. Many analysts expect the next increase will come at the Fed meeting in mid-June, but the statement provided no confirmation of that. Read More »

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

On average, analysts predict that Cloud Peak Energy will post ($0.37) earnings per share for the current year. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $5.91. (CLD) is -0.26 while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be -0.03 suggesting the company fell short of the analysts' expectations. Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Read More »

G-7 countries call for renewed common effort against cybercrime

The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has previously said that one of the biggest risks facing the global economy is "the sword of protectionism hanging over global trade". Trump's plans to cut taxes and raise trade barriers could, theoretically, give a short-term income boost to some workers, but would not deliver the long-term growth that is necessary for reducing the effects of inequality, according to Angus Deaton, a Nobel Prize winning economist at Princeton ... Read More »

Olympics: Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

Paris and Los Angeles were left as the last two cities in the race after Rome , Budapest and Hamburg pulled out amid widespread public opposition to the multibillion-dollar cost of staging the games. It is one of an array of existing venues that form the LA 2024 bid, which will require zero construction of facilities, according to officials. Representatives from the city of Paris and the Paris bid, athletes and entrepreneurs were involved in three separate media briefings to ... Read More »

Australia's BHP heads back to roots, drops Billiton from its name


The company will change all its significant branding from Monday, including its well-known four-blob logo, but has no immediate plans to formally change its listed name. Company officials said since the global financial crisis the resources group has encountered rising scepticism over the role of big companies in the economy, which has prompted it to launch the new campaign. Read More »

After Infosys and Wipro, Tech Mahindra to conduct lay-off


With Tech Mahindra joining the lay-off bandwagon, the employees in the IT sector are fearing a blood bath of sorts. mplains that Infosys is "doing unthinkable' in the name of cost cutting". For other employees, the same would be rolled out in subsequent quarters. Last month, the IT giant asked 500 plus employees to leave on the ground of "non performance". Read More »

The hero who accidentally stopped the cyberattack from spreading

Finally, Russia reported 1000 governmental computer systems has been hit. Screenshots of the malware show an initial request for $300 to be paid in bitcoin, with a timer that says the ransom amount will rise if it's not paid within a certain time frame, and files will be lost after that. Read More »

Tottenham were ideal against Manchester United - Pochettino

A farewell ceremony will be put on after the full-time whistle blows, with some of the club's most cherished players and managers set to attend. "We wanted a win so badly in our last game here". Man United qualified for the Europa League final after securing a draw with Celta Vigo on May 11. "They are important. But we have one that is more important than others". Read More »

Oil rises as countries join OPEC cuts, U.S. inventory falls

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $47.46 per barrel, up 13 cents, or 0.3 percent from the last settlement. Stockpiles of gasoline, one of the products that crude is refined into unexpectedly fell by 150,000 barrels, against expectations for a build of 65,400 barrels. Read More »

Renault hit by global cyberattack


Renault and Nissan have been attacked by online hackers, affecting production at Nissan's Sunderland factory. The BBC reports Renault is the first French company to be affected by the cyber attack, which steals and encrypts files and documents, before demanding a fee of $300 (around £230) to de-crypt them. Read More »

Trump says he will make 'fast decision' on Comey replacement


But this appeared to undermine earlier comments from administration officials that Mr Comey had been fired on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. Clint Watts, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent, said on MSNBC that Trump's tweet threatening to leak conversations with Comey is causing government officials to say they can't trust the President's judgment. Read More »

Synchrony Financial (SYF) Downgraded by Goldman Sachs Group Inc to Neutral

The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $37.96. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 55,389 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,539,814.20. Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 28th. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst B. Chittenden now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.62 for the quarter, down from their prior ... Read More »

WikiLeaks offers $100k bounty for alleged 'tapes' between Trump and Comey

That this investigation is one that touches directly on Trump's actions makes it that much worse, but even if it didn't presidents simply can not seek to stop the FBI from conducting a criminal inquiry. Mr. Trump praised WikiLeaks for those disclosures while campaigning, but has since signaled support for prosecuting the website's publisher, Julian Assange, for earlier leaks involving classified US government and military documents. Read More »

Trump will meet Pope Francis in Rome on first foreign trip


Spiritualism will be at the heart of Donald Trump's first overseas visits are president with trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican planned. Trump will cap off his tour with previously announced visits to Brussels, Belgium for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and Sicily, Italy for a Group of Seven meeting. Read More »

Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal


After his win, Sobral reprised the winning song as a duet with his sister Luísa, who wrote and composed it. Portugal has won this year's Eurovision Song contest with a poignant love song, sung in Portuguese. According to the Guardian , as a result of this ban, Russian Federation will not be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest this year. That booing continued, to varying degrees, through subsequent years. Read More »

North Korea fires ballistic missile: South Korea military

Japan said the missile could be of a new type. The missile flew 700km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000km, said officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February. Read More »

US Treasury chief: trade partners like Trump policies


An extended communique, a feature of the Italian G7 presidency, acknowledged that nations should do more to promote economic inclusion. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday he would convey in his meeting with Mnuchin that the world needs USA leadership to help drive global growth. Read More »

Jefferies Group LLC Boosts Dcc Plc (DCC) Price Target to GBX 8500

The 1 year high for the share price is 449.38 GBX while the year low stock price is now 205 GBX. (NYSE:T) has declined 1.84% since October 5, 2016 and is downtrending. Therefore 65% are positive. Man Group Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 102.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 158.30. The last stock close price is up 8.97% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the S&P 500 which has increased 0.02% over the same time. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix


After an upgraded Mercedes helped Hamilton top both practice sessions on Friday, all eyes were on the Silver Arrows on Saturday morning. "What can I say?" "Stop the auto, stop the vehicle now", he was told over the team radio. However, he was unable to improve his initial time and had to return to the wells empty-handed - 1.9 seconds from Lewis Hamilton . They've gone back and forth this season, and both the Consturctors and Drivers Championships are still up for grabs, with any ... Read More »

Hamilton takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Vettel


He's a two-time world champion that wants to be a three-time world champion and he's only going to do that in a auto that would win. Alonso said in a press conference that if things did not improve by September, he would be listening to any offer from another team for next season. Read More »

Four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director job to be interviewed after Comey firing

In fact, when I chose to just do it I said to myself, 'you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story. The group includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Mr Sessions and Mr Rosenstein are involved in the interviews because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director reports to them as attorney general and deputy attorney general. Read More »

Nordstrom reports growth in 1Q profit, disappointing sales


The consensus price target is $34.21. The recommendation scale measures the value from 1 to 5, where 1 means "Strong Buy" and 5 stands for "Sell". Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -5.03%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -2.81% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Read More »

No victory for Kyle Larson, but he extends his Cup series lead

Losing Kenseth, a top-tier racer who delivered team owner Jack Roush his first Cup Series championship in 2003, obviously stung. "It feels really good to get that first win here", Stenhouse said. "But I got the feeling that it was just one of those days where he was gonna make it happen". The win will be a little bit of a confidence boost for the truck race this weekend at Kansas. Read More »

Trump urges Liberty U grads to stand up to criticism


Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty's president, helped Trump win an overwhelming 80 per cent of the white evangelical vote. President Trump also imparted some conventional commencement speech rhetoric, such as embarking on an adventure and the like. Read More »