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EU urges member nations to share more refugees


European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and other EU officials have long expressed frustration with the slow pace of relocation of asylum seekers aimed at tackling the worst migration crisis since World War II. The resolution added: "In this situation, the Supreme Court can not remain indifferent to the obvious violation of the principles and norms of the constitution". Read More »

North Korea missile program progressing faster than expected, Seoul says

Council diplomats say the United States and China, the North's closest ally, have been working on a new sanctions resolution. Here's a closer look at what happened in Sunday's missile launch, which came only a few days after the inauguration of a new South Korean president, and why it's viewed as a worrying development by North Korea's neighbors and Washington. Read More »

EasyJet plc 27% Potential Decrease Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove

JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Britvic Plc from GBX 585 ($7.57) to GBX 600 ($7.76) and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Underweight" on Tuesday, November 24. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating given on Friday, March 31 by Barclays Capital. Read More »

McDonald's Expands Delivery Partnership With UberEats


McDelivery with UberEATS is now available in more than 1,000 US restaurants. The new partnership still only covers a fraction of McDonald's 14,155 domestic restaurants, but " McDonald's restaurant footprint, combined with the cutting-edge innovation of the UberEATS platform, positions us well to meet the consumer demand for fast and reliable delivery - making this an ideal partnership", said McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook in a statement. Read More »

Spicer continues to dodge questions about Trump-Comey tapes


Graham believed that the president was not the target of any agency investigation on Russian collusion. Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding". Read More »

Morrison budget avoids serious tax reform


Several heads of the banks have hit out at the new levy, warning that any additional costs will need to be borne by borrowers. In addition, Morrison also spoke about the first phase of its enterprise tax plan, which has since become law. "We've been listening", he said. So far we've been told to expect a crackdown on dole bludgers, with a demerit point system for welfare recipients who don't turn up for job interviews or work-for-the-dole appointments. Read More »

Trump, Erdogan Vow Friendship Despite US Arming Kurds


The altercation occurred Tuesday afternoon as supporters and opponents of the visiting president clashed at the residence , which is located about half a mile away from the Turkish Embassy in the US capital, authorities said. A tweet from the Vice Presidency also stated that the issue of Brunson was raised during the meeting. "We look forward to having very strong and solid discussions". Read More »

Brexit talks to start hours after election, says EU negotiator Michel Barnier


European lawmakers welcomed today the unity of the 27 Member States and of the EU institutions with regard to Brexit and also called for a reform of the EU to benefit all its citizens. Speaking during a plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday morning following the conclusions of the European Council meeting on Brexit at the end of April, Juncker said the process showed the EU's "commitment to transparency". Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group returns to private ownership


A price target is the projected price level of a financial security stated by an investment analyst. This gives investors an idea of how much the security has moved in the past year and whether it is trading near the top, middle or bottom of the range. Read More »

Israel provided intelligence Trump shared with Russians

An Israeli spy's life is at risk as the result of US President Donald Trump's reported passing of classified information to senior Russian officials last week, ABC news reported Tuesday . The Israelis had reportedly taken note of the warning and had been wary of sharing sensitive intelligence with the Trump administration. But the press secretary said he was "pleased" with Israel's assurances of confidence in its intelligence-sharing relationship with the Trump administration. Read More »

Angela Merkel's party wins vote in heartland of rivals in Germany

Germany's Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz admitted today that his party faces a "rocky road" to September national elections, after it was soundly beaten in a key state by Chancellor Angela Merkel's party. Mr Schulz is hoping that his push for "social justice" will resonate in North Rhine-Westphalia, which has lagged behind western Germany economically. Read More »

US President Donald Trump's shifting reasons for sacking Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey

He said at that dinner, Comey told him he was not under investigation. "I really don't know what to believe anymore", said John Kremer, 74, a Trump supporter from Birmingham, Alabama, who wants an independent investigation. Mr Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Mr Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". Read More »

North Korea claims test of 'newly developed ballistic rocket'


Leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw the test on Sunday , the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in a hangar before the launch. The crazed leader fired the mid-to-long range missile from a site near Pyongyang before it flew 700km (435 miles) into the Sea of Japan near Russian Federation yesterday (May 14). Read More »

Sensex, Nifty hit fresh highs, metal stocks surge


Besides, during intra-day trade, the NSE Nifty scaled a new high of 9,532.60 points, and the BSE Sensex of 30,692.45 points. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE closed at a new high of 30,658.77 points - up 76.17 points or 0.25 per cent, from its previous close at 30,582.60 points. Read More »

McCain Compares Trump Scandals to Watergate


While being asked about reports that claimed Trump had put pressure on former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn , McCain told reporters: "We've seen this movie before". Read More »

EU to launch legal case against Italy over Fiat emissions


After a complaint from the German government over its test results, German newspaper Handelsblatt revealed yesterday that the European Union will launch a legal action against Italy and, specifically, its transport department. In March, the commission closed the mediation process, but without determining definitively whether the vehicle contained an illegal defeat device or not. Read More »

Oil prices rise on expectation of extended crude supply cut

A barrel of Brent Crude jumped to $52.52 following a meeting in China between the two countries. That would be longer than the optional six-month extension first agreed. The two countries produce 20 million barrels of crude oil a day - about one-fifth of global consumption - and other oil-producing nations are expected to follow their lead over cuts. Read More »

South Sudan says divisive army chief of staff removed


South Sudanese newly appointed army chief General James Ajongo speaks to the media after his swearing in at the Presidential Palace in South Sudan's capital of Juba , May 10, 2017. Malong's replacement, Gen. James Ajongo Mawut, on Wednesday stressed that the situation was normal, even as internal United Nations documents obtained by the AP suggested a rise in military operations across the country. Read More »

Earnings on the Doorstep For Stratasys Ltd.


Stifel Financial Corp raised its position in shares of Stratasys by 0.7% in the first quarter. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Read More »

SSE squeezes higher profits from household energy customers


SSE revealed that 70% of its customers are on the SVT, making the energy company even more vulnerable to a price cap imposition than British Gas. Although SSE said it plans to stick to its RPI inflation-linked dividend policy moving forward, its adjusted dividend cover for the recently-ended financial year of of 1.38 times is at the very top of its 1.2x to 1.4x range. Read More »

SBI PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Result Announced; Check Cut Off


The allotment letter for the post of SBI Probationary Officer (PO)/Management Trainee (MT) will be issued to only top 2403 candidates. Click on the submit button to get the result. Candidates who appeared for the examination can now check their results on the official website of SBI at as the result link has now been activated by the bank on the site. Read More »

Alexa Calling will bring free voice calls to all Echo devices

The device will potentially play a significant role in Amazon's dominance of the smart speaker market this year, with the company expected to account for over 70% of all smart speakers in the USA in 2017. The screen is 7-in and is accompanied by a five-megapixel camera and a couple of 2-in speakers. The device includes Dolby-powered speakers for music playback for "crisp vocals and dynamic bass response". Read More »

North Korea Conducted Missiles Test -- Here's Why You Should Care

Japanese officials say the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). However, while THAAD's installation by the US last month has been largely criticized by China-which has made claims the only increasing tensions in the region and potentially could use the system's radar to spy on China-it did prove successful in detecting the North's latest in a number of tests that are escalating in ... Read More »

Microsoft slams USA government for its part in 'WannaCrypt' global cyberattack

About 770 computers at Taiwan Power Co's (Taipower, 台電) offices were infected by WannaCry in Friday's attack, but most have been repaired, the state-run utility said yesterday. "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call". For those who are not affected, we strongly recommend such users to ensure that their systems are updated with the latest antivirus and anti-malware software along with patches released by Microsoft at the earliest, in order to keep the ... Read More »

Sudan's Bashir, wanted for war crimes, invited to Trump summit

Given Saudi Arabia's Yemen-centric foreign policy, United States sales are likely to be heavily on warplanes and bombs to drop on northern Yemen , as the conflict has lasted far longer than the Saudis anticipated, and there is little sign they are interested iin extricating themselves from the conflict anytime soon. Read More »

Nine protesters injured after Trump-Erdogan meeting


Though previous White House administrations have sought similar arrangements, the Trump administration made clear its intention to arm the Kurds, citing an effort to recapture key Syrian territory controlled by ISIS. "As it is a critical moment for Turkey and the U.S". He also seemed to frame it as a remnant left from the Obama administration. A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote Trump on Tuesday, asking him to raise the issue of human rights with Erdogan given the increasing suppression of ... Read More »

Base rate held as policymakers rein in growth forecast

In line with market expectations, the BoE voted by a majority of 7-1 to keep the Bank Rate unchanged at 0.25 percent and maintain the asset purchase programme at GBP435 billion. The BoE noted that recent sterling gains would lower import prices and dampen upward pressure on inflation, which in turn should ease the inflation-adjusted squeeze on household incomes. Read More »

Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link


The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday (May 16) to discuss a new raft of measures, including sanctions, aimed at piling pressure on North Korea after it fired its latest ballistic missile. In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006. "We're not going to continue to just say go ahead and test as often as you want", Haley said, flanked by the South Korean and Japanese ambassadors. Read More »

North Korea is intimidating the entire world


Haley said the USA and China have been working on "a unified plan" on how to approach North Korea that would include stronger implementation of existing sanctions and tougher new sanctions. "Is it possible or not?" According to Abe, for the past some years, during the time of the Obama administration, the worldwide community had increased the pressure. Read More »

North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral


North Korea had carried out its latest test of a ballistic missile on Sunday, which Pyongyang said was capable of carrying a heavy nuclear warhead. Addressing mounting anxieties about disputed maritime borders to the west and tensions on the land border north of Seoul, President Moon said, " We are living in the reality where there is a high possibility of military clashes ". Read More »

How Many BHP Billiton plc (ADR) (NYSE:BBL)'s Analysts Are Bearish?


The statement is part of a public campaign launched by Elliott in April, urging the miner to spin off its United States petroleum business for listing in NY and to return more cash to shareholders through buybacks. All options to fully realise the value of our shale acreage will be pursued, including further appraisal, new technology and additional asset sales and swaps. Read More »

H.R. McMaster Says Trump's Comments To Russian Officials Were 'Wholly Appropriate'

Mr Trump came under fire earlier this week after it was revealed that he shared the sensitive intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak. First, a recap: Comey was sacked last week after Trump heeded the recommendations of his attorney general and deputy attorney general. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has traveled regularly to Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin since 2015, when Russia began its ... Read More »