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Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia Commit to Oil Cuts Through Next Year

Experts forecast that the global glut may be eliminated by the end of 2017 if the cuts are extended, but the supply action by major oil producers will come at a price that may haunt the market next year. The dollar USDCAD, -0.3865% fell 0.5% to 1.3638 Canadian dollars, down from 1.3712 late Friday, as Brent crude oil-the global benchmark-and USA crude futures LCON7, +2.58% CLM7, +2.91% jumped 2.8%. Read More »

Trump confident travel ban is lawful

The travel ban cases are expected to reach the Supreme Court, but that would likely be cemented if the 4th and 9th Circuits reach differing conclusions about its legality. NBC News' Hallie Jackson asked press secretary Sean Spicer during Monday's press briefing whether Trump would disavow his previous statements about Muslims. Read More »

BBC presenter Ben Brown's live TV boob 'completely unintentional'


The footage shows Brown interviewing the BBC's assistant political editor, Norman Smith, about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto before they are interrupted by a woman who jumps into the frame. For his part, Brown tweeted about the incident, saying, "Unfortunate interruption of broadcast in Bradford - just tried to minimise disruption but v tricky live on air - completely unintentional ". Read More »

General election 2017: Lib Dem manifesto to focus on young people

Farron said remainers had a chance now to send a signal by voting for his party. The Lib Dems will publish their manifesto later today with a raft of policies aimed at improving opportunities for Britain's children. "You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum", he will say. He added: "We want to give all our children a brighter future in a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy". Read More »

United States could leave Kim in place if Pyongyang scraps nukes


On Sunday, media reported that a fourth USA citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. The State Department said it would work with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, which handles American diplomatic interests with North Korea, to obtain more details. Read More »

Board for talaq debate before law


Sibal was addressing the constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S. "Hence, there is no question of constitutional morality and equity", he told the five-judge Constitution bench. "Matters of faith and belief of a community are always protected by the Constitution and not questioned on the ground of constitutional morality". Read More »

The BC Liberals win a minority government

What had been an early Liberal lead has largely dissolved, with the NDP pulling even and at times taking the lead in the seat tally. Minority governments tend to be fractious and short-lived, so it is likely, if the standings do not change, that B.C. Read More »

Rubio 'Very Encouraged' Trump Considering Lawmakers for FBI Post


Trump dismissed Comey unexpectedly on Tuesday. Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting his press aides and other surrogates on his reasons for firing Comey earlier in the week. Read More »

Israel Tensions Rise After Trump Official Says Western Wall in West Bank

The issues arose as Trump's controversial new ambassador to Israel David Friedman presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin at a ceremony in Jerusalem . The Palestinians know that Trump works closely with his son-in-law Jared Kushner, global negotiations envoy Jason Greenblatt, national security adviser H.R. Read More »

Merkel's Conservatives Win Elections in Socialist Rival's Traditional Heartland


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won 33% of the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia's state election on Sunday, official projections showed. "This was a whopping defeat", Schulz, 61, a former European Parliament president who hails from the state, told reporters in Berlin. North-Rhine Westphalia was previously a stronghold for the SPD. Read More »

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

Chaffetz says he will use the authority of a congressional subpoena if necessary. The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice". Read More »

Bank of England Bets on Smooth Brexit

But Mr Carney warned that improving fortunes were based on a "smooth" adjustment when it came to European Union withdrawal that would see a transition period to avoid a cliff edge departure. "The factors now weighing on wage growth are unlikely to persist, and it [the MPC] projects that wages will rise significantly as the output gap narrows throughout the forecast period and closes by the end", he said. Read More »

Gve in the spirit of Anna Jarvis, the mother of Mother's Day

Your smile brightens each day just as the morning rays shines on the hills and it's with doubt that this gives us the courage to face the new day with joy. " Mother's Day shoppers are expected to spend an average of $186.39 for the holiday, up from last year's $172.22", the group says. We all have someone in our lives who are like a mother to us, and today is the ideal opportunity to show her just how much you care. Read More »

Police told they can charge him — Cardinal George Pell


The Daily Telegraph revealed in February a year ago that the Sano taskforce was investigating allegations that Cardinal Pell sexually abused up to 10 boys between 1978 and 2001 during his time as a priest in Ballarat and when he was archbishop of Melbourne. Read More »

UK May's Conservatives hold 18 point poll lead - Survation


May's latest pledge to protect the rights of workers may be a further move by her party to try and persuade traditional Labour voters to back her party in the coming election. The Tories will also pledge that the national living wage, the minimum wage rate for workers aged 25 and over, now £7.50 an hour, would rise "in line with average earnings until 2022". Read More »

Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut

Total volume traded was about 24% above the 100-day average. The global benchmark crude traded at a $2.66 premium to July WTI. "We want to start to see inventories fall". UScrude stockpiles are forecast to have declined by 2.92 million barrels to 519.6 million barrels in the week ended May 12, according to a survey of analysts. Read More »

UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea


North Korea, which has defied calls to rein in its weapons program - even from its lone major ally China, has been working on a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead capable of striking the U.S. The missile flew as far as 489 miles and landed roughly 60 miles away from the coast of Russia's Vladivostok region. "If the United States dares opt for a military provocation against the DPRK, we are ready to counter it", it said. Read More »

COAS visits LoC, lauds response to Indian violations


According to Rajouri's Deputy Commissioner of Police Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, seven villages were affected by the violence. Pakistani Army are using small arms, automatics and mortars. A BSF man had also suffered minor injury when Pakistani Rangers yesterday violated the ceasefire along the International Border. The ceasefire violation was reported from Chiti Bakri in Chingus area and Manjakote in Rajouri. Read More »

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after US decision to arm Kurds

US -backed Syrian militias seized the town of Tabqa and Syria's largest dam from the Islamic State extremist group on May 10, clearing the way for an assault on Raqqa. But Washington's reassurances have failed to assuage Ankara. The Pentagon said only that Mr Mattis "reiterated USA commitment to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally". Read More »

Chaffetz: I'm ready to subpoena for Comey memo


The New York Times first reported the memo Tuesday and a source familiar with the matter confirmed the contents of the memo to CNN . Comey intends to "go public" with the memos from his interactions with Trump, according to NBC's Ken Dilanian. Read More »

India Accuses Pakistan of Killing 2 Civilians in Cross Border Kashmir Shooting

Jammu: Following a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, all schools in Nowshera, Qila Darhal and Manjakote along the Line of Control (LoC) shall remain closed for an indefinite period. The Indian deputy high commissioner was handed over a communique, stating that the ceasefire violations must be stopped forthwith. A Pakistan Foreign Office official said Pakistan "condemned the unprovoked firing" which allegedly targeted civilian population. Read More »

Democrats threaten to block Trump's pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation


Trump added that he thought the Democrats were "hypocrites" for their outrage at Comey's dismissal, saying they themselves were upset with Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. John Cornyn of Texas. Former congressman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, and Frances Townsend, who served as President George W. Read More »

More Americans want 'independent' investigation of Trump


Though the White House said Trump fired Comey after he received two letters of recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he told Lester Holt "it was set up a while ago". He left open the possibility that Democrats might try and withdraw support for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director unless the Justice Department names a special prosecutor. Read More »

President Trump's Classified Disclosure To Russian Officials


Meanwhile, several European Union countries expressed their own concerns over disclosing certain intel with the U.S. president in the future. The turmoil has overshadowed Republican legislative priorities such as healthcare and tax reform and laid bare sharp divisions between the White House and US intelligence agencies, which concluded in January that Russian Federation had tried to influence the election in Trump's favour. Read More »

Trump 'careful to understand' Israel embassy move


Israel regards Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all foreign countries to base their embassies there. Right or wrong, former President Barack Obama's decision, right at the start of his presidency, to visit Muslim nations around the Middle East while skipping Israel was seen as an affront and vote of no-confidence in the US ally. Read More »

Coroner: Killer Brady's ashes mustn't be scattered on moor


He said: 'I had written to him several times asking for meetings so we could look at photographs, maps and plans of the area to help him to identify the spot where Keith was buried but he has never responded to me. Had the Brady and Hindley not made a crucial blunder in involving Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith in their next enterprise, the murder of Edward Evans might not have been their last. Read More »

BC has first minority government in 65 years

And, Harrison added, the current government has not released the details of the agreement with Kinder Morgan so we don't know what financial penalties might be written into it in the event a government attempt to withdraw. He's already discussing his bargaining chips. "We've got to put a government forward that British Columbians can be proud of and i" m going to be a part of that", Olsen said. Read More »