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Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep cuts

For instance, USA financial support for global health programs focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria would see a 24-percent cut under the proposed budget. And, the budget supports broader efforts to streamline government, which will drive an economic boom and raise incomes and expand job opportunities for all Americans, the White House said. Read More »

Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

Meretz chairwoman Zehava Gal-On said that the government must evacuate settlements to start a regional peace process. Once again, I greet you with the warmest regards, your excellency the president and your accompanying delegation. Abbas also spoke of Palestinian insistence that all "final status issues" be resolved "based on worldwide law" and United Nations resolutions, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative first offered more than a decade ago. Read More »

Oil rises to one-month high as Saudi sees output curbs

Expectations of a nine-month extension of an oil production cut agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers led by Russian Federation are supporting prices, but there are risks for a renewed surplus next year, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a report published on Monday. Read More »

Kenyan leader mourns Manchester terror attack

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the city would "pull together", adding: "That's what we are". The PM said: "It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack , an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation". Read More »

Locals Offer Free Beds For Manchester Arena Concert Goers

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Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud "bang" from inside the venue, which was playing host to a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande . "Everybody started screaming and running", he said. A video posted on Twitter showed fans, many of them young, running from the venue. Twenty-two people were killed, including children, and dozens wounded in the attack claimed by Islamic State. Read More »

U. affiliates, French citizens weigh in on Macron's election

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When Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election on Sunday , his victory capped a highly unusual presidential race. Paris - Despite his sweeping victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen , elected French president Emmanuel Macron's job will not be easy, the way carved to the Élysée Palace is not a bed of roses. Read More »

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu focus on Iran as common enemy

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Trump toured two iconic sites in Jerusalem , a city holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews. The most high-profile moment of Trump´s stay in Jerusalem was his visit to the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. The demonstrations are meant to draw attention to a month-long hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners being held by Israel and to protest what many Palestinians say is unfair US support for Israel. Read More »

Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

President Donald Trump's remarkable visit to Saudi Arabia ended as it began: with warm applause from Saudi leaders who displayed real pride in the fact that an American president chose the religious center of the Muslim world as the first stop on his first trip overseas. Read More »

'Iran will never have a nuclear weapon'

Donald Trump was forced into taking an awkward selfie with one of Israel's most controversial politicians as he touched down in Tel Aviv . Trump said there were opportunities for cooperation across the Middle East. Having insisted that he was capable of striking the "ultimate deal" for peace between Palestinians and Israelis, Trump made no mention of a two-state solution, which has always been considered internationally as the preferred solution but which Israel's right-wing government ... Read More »

Iran foreign minister scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

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Trump doubled down on his criticism of Tehran during his visit to Israel on Monday, insisting that Iran should "never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never, ever", because he claims the Islamic Republic supports terrorists . "There was not a single hint of a protester anywhere during the whole time we were there", he said. He has since arrived in Israel, where he will have separate meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

Ford confirms departure of chief executive Mark Fields

But just three years following his departure, the automaker signals it's time for another overhaul. Ford's new CEO Jim Hackett used to lead company's self-driving auto unit. "We're still headed toward a place where people might not own cars , or if they do, they share them", Moody said. Ford's stock has fallen nearly 37 percent over Field's three years as CEO. Read More »

Trump urges Muslims to fight 'crisis' of extremism in Saudi speech

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This agreement is created to bolster security in the Middle East by selling USA equipment and services to counter the influence of Iran in the Gulf region. "Together", they proclaim, "we will prevail", a slogan that boats of a renewed military and economic bond between the USA and Saudi Arabia. Marco Rubio, a Republican, said the "lecture" line certainly wouldn't have been in a speech of his, illustrating the gulf between his preferred approach and that of the White House. Read More »

Trump uses Israel visit to champion 'ultimate deal' for peace

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Trump was reacting to a story by the Washington Post that said Trump had disclosed sensitive information to Russian foreign minister in a meeting at the Oval office. "People have had enough". Much of Trump's first day in Jerusalem was spent in ceremonies both celebratory and somber. A scandal-plagued Israeli MP stole a selfie with US President Donald Trump today, setting off a flood of online humour and seeming to annoy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Read More »

Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

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Almost 737,000 households in MI were receiving food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps , as of February. But while defense spending is set to see a boost, social safety net programs are in the president's crosshairs. Prior efforts to get people back to work have not proved very successful. Read More »

President's scandal has Brazilians pondering new government

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In another ominous sign for Temer, the powerful Globo media group has turned fully against him with an editorial on Friday declaring he "has lost the moral, ethical, political and administrative conditions to continue governing Brazil". Lawyers for Lula said he was innocent. Rousseff denied any wrongdoing in a statement. Brazil's security and exchange commission said on Friday it was looking into possible insider trading by JBS, while the company said it manages its exposure to currency ... Read More »

Budget 2017: $75b plan to create more than 60000 jobs

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On Thursday night, federal senator Derryn Hinch outlined details of a letter he wrote to the AFP asking for an investigation. Flagging in the polls, the Liberal Party-led coalition government used its annual budget on Tuesday to fast track major rail and road projects, deliver some sweeteners for home buyers in an overheated property market and impose tax hikes on foreign multinationals and the country's profitable major banks. Read More »

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance

Earnings per share was US$1 in the first quarter ended on April 30, exceeding the analysts' average estimate of 96 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. This was ahead of the 1.3% that the Street had called for and also marked the retailer's 11th straight quarter of seeing positive domestic sales growth. Read More »

Trump's New Trade Rep. Struggles To Push 'Fair Trade'

Ministers of the 11 TPP countries have asked for this work to be completed before they meet at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting on 10-11 November 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam. According to Ishihara, 11 countries agreed at the meeting that they won't change a section of the TPP about eliminating and reducing tariffs that they have already agreed to. Read More »

19 dead after suspected explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

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A USA law enforcement source who received a preliminary briefing told CBS News the situation is fluid, but there were two explosions which contained nails. Lauren Sanders, 15, was near the stage when she heard an explosion that seemed to come from near the entrance of the theater, where the audience had streamed toward the exits, perhaps two minutes after Grande left the stage. Read More »

Dixon collects third Indy pole

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The vehicle then rolled before stopping with flames lapping around it. "It's been a little weird in the fact that both days we haven't run in the practice, so the first time for myself and my teammates has been just getting in the auto qualifying, and it's kind of daunting". Read More »

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

This first round of voting highlighted the opposition of the most conservative parts of the Islamic Republic to the policy of diplomacy and rapprochement with the West favoured by the re-elected president. Iran was waiting until after the election to hold its first global auction of oil-development rights, Iranian Students News Agency reported on May 16, citing Ali Kardor, managing director of state-run National Iranian Oil Co. Read More »

Hackers have second USA weapon primed for attack, warn analysts

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Chinese media reported that more than 29,000 institutions in the country were infected by the attack, while the Japanese media has claimed that more than 600 companies were hit. Along with other cyber powers such as China and Russian Federation, it operates teams of specialists who identify security flaws that can be used for cyber spying or cyber attacks. Read More »

How to Protect Yourself from 'Ransomware'

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The cyber attack has been deemed as the biggest in history even as IT specialists suggest that the cyber criminals responsible have not made much monetary benefits. Some 47 NHS trusts fell victim to these ransomware attacks resulting in devastating consequences for some patients, as operations were cancelled and medical records held for ransom. Read More »

Ford names Jim Hackett as CEO, replacing Mark Fields

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In this role, Klevorn will oversee Ford Smart Mobility LLC, which was formed past year to accelerate the company's plans to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services, as well as Information Technology and Global Data, Insight and Analytics. Read More »

Saudi oil minister expects extension of production cut deal

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With oil producers' national budgets all significantly underfunded, the incentive is to continue production to the maximum that their respective agreements, allocations or capacity will bear. OPEC is likely to extend its production cuts at the group's biannual meeting Thursday, but questions remain on the duration, size and scope of the reduction, as giants like Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) join shale producers in the rush to pump more oil - and potentially send USA output to ... Read More »

Wal-Mart tops 1Q profit forecasts

Walmart, the nation's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, has moved aggressively in the previous year to improve its presence online, with an eye toward making its digital footprint as formidable as the big box stores dotting every corner of the United States. Read More »

Guardiola confirms Sergio Aguero will remain at Manchester City

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Gabriel Jesus scored City's fifth when he beat Tom Cleverley to Aguero's cross and lifted the ball into the net. However, the City boss has insisted that both Aguero and Kompany will be part of his squad next season. "Everybody makes mistakes. Are we going to review the referees? No". "This has been my best season at City because I started behind Claudio Bravo and Joe Hart and now I am number one, so we will see". Read More »

France's Macron to meet European Council chief Tusk on Wednesday - presidency

However, they still have the spectre of Brexit and at least two tough years of negotiations to deal with and, so far, even though they have an agreed negotiating position backed by the remaining 27 European Union member-states, the public exchanges between the main players at either side have been less than cordial, being more confrontational than businesslike. Read More »

Brazil's president accused of taking 1.5m dollars in bribes

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Brazilian prosecutors are bringing 10 Embraer executives to trial on bribery charges that could result in long sentences, said Linder, who led the parallel USA case against the aerospace company. It implicates ruling and opposition parties alike. Batista claims he paid Temer roughly US$1 million in 2010 alone. He also told prosecutors he put at least $50 million into an offshore account held by da Silva. Read More »