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White House: Trump and Merkel get along very well


Germany , as the strongest economy in Europe, has benefited from a situation where it shares a currency - the euro - with many weaker countries. Germans buy more USA goods and services than any other mainland European country; and Germany also serves as an economic engine for the whole of Europe. Read More »

UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

Other stories making the headlines include a "secret plan" by Labour to increase migration, as covered by the Telegraph and Daily Mail, while Guardian columnist Rafael Behr takes down the Prime Minister for repeating her mantra about "no deal is better than a bad deal" on Brexit , suggesting that while it appears popular, it's also a "nonsense". Read More »

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

Here he was beaming giddily next to a stern-faced pope. The Trump White House is now, according to anonymous sources cited by the Guardian, assembling a streamlined public relations team - often referred to as a War Room - specifically to address ongoing federal investigations. Read More »

Contrasting views of health care report

Members of the House had voted on the bill before the CBO , a nonpartisan research group, had released its analysis .U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, a Lancaster County Republican , was the only local member of the House to support the bill. Prior to Obamacare these services typically were not covered. The new CBO score predicts the AHCA would cover one million more USA citizens than Republicans' previous version of the bill , which the agency estimated would have left 24 million more people ... Read More »

Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe


UK PM Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn both gave lengthy interviews to Jeremy Paxman . "What we had to do when we came into government in 2010 was to ensure that we were living within our means and that was very important because of the economic situation we had inherited", she said . Read More »

Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat

With the deal due to expire at the end of June, one participant said the group had opted for a nine-month extension. The problem for OPEC is that while crude sits substantially below the highs of around $100 a barrel reached in 2014, it is high enough to bring back into the market US producers who eased back as prices tumbled previous year. Read More »

YouGov poll one week before election predicts hung parliament

Barnett told listeners what the Labour leader was doing and continued to press him for the figure, piling on the embarrassment for the Labour leader. May failed to win the studio audience over to controversial policies she is planning on care for the elderly and how it would be paid for. Read More »

Boy Scouts place flags at veteran graves in Belvidere

It was a somber event as flowers were placed on a wreath for those who have fought and died for our country . "Classmates lost their lives in Vietnam ", said Robinson. Douglas Julin, who retired in 2012 after leading the Red Bulls, said Memorial Day is the most solemn of national holidays, especially as US soldiers continue to serve in conflict zones. Read More »

OPEC, other nations extend output cut to March

It last stood at 463.78, up 0.2 percent. NEW YORK, May 26 (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Friday, a partial rebound from the previous day's steep slide that came when an OPEC-led decision to extend production curbs did not go as far as some investors had hoped. Read More »

Crude Oil Drops Near USD50 Despite OPEC Extension

OPEC oil ministers were continuing their discussions in Vienna after three hours of talks. The oil price is likely to remain volatile through Thursday, with non-OPEC producers, including Russian Federation, slated to meet with the cartel to decide on their own output levels later in the day. Read More »

Steve Kerr's NBA Finals Status 'Up in the Air'

They have a good thing going." Durant has also been operating in the post". He returns this year more closely resembling the stat-stuffing machine he was in Minnesota than at any other time since he was traded following James' decision to come back to Cleveland . Read More »

New Jersey's Newark Airport closes after plane engine fire


He said that passengers had been transported back to the terminal and would be accommodated on later flights to San Francisco. A United Airlines flight preparing to take off at Newark was grounded Tuesday evening due to a fire in one of its engines, CBS New York reports . Read More »

BA, Iberia travelers face 3rd day of delays, cancellations

BA had already come under fire in recent months for charging passengers for sandwiches on shorter flights and cutting leg room on short-haul business to help fit in more seats per plane. BA said Heathrow was still expected to be congested on today and urged travellers not to go to the airport unless they had a confirmed booking for a flight that was operating. Read More »

2nd leg of Triple Crown: Always Dreaming the favorite


We handicapped it together. Third-place finisher Senior Investment went off at almost 32-1, held off Lookin at Lee for the show. Always Dreaming , the 6-5 favorite in the field of 10, exhausted badly with John Velazquez in the saddle and finished eighth. Read More »

OPEC panel looking at deepening, extending oil production cuts

That led USA oil to gains of 5.2% for the week, the biggest since the last week of March. Both benchmarks increased after the Energy Information Administration reported a decline of 1.8 million barrels in the USA inventory to 520.8 million barrels in the week that ended on 12 May. Read More »

Can Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) Continue To Move The Needle?

Baird on Thursday, January 7. (NYSE: EDR ) has "Market Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by JMP Securities. Jefferies maintained Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) on Wednesday, April 12 with "Buy" rating. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $9. About 223,750 shares traded. More recent Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Read More »

British Airways returns to normal schedule after IT crash

Under European Union (EU ) air travel laws, passengers with short-haul flights delayed for over three hours are entitled to compensation of €250. Coby Benson, Flight Delay Legal Manager at Bott & Co, said: " British Airways have had several IT glitches over the last couple of years but nothing quite on the scale of this latest crisis". Read More »

Pentagon tests interceptor created to shoot down ICBM

The U.S. military on Tuesday cheered a successful, first-ever missile defence test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a major milestone for a programme meant to defend against a mounting North Korean threat. Read More »

Shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

The launch, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, unfolded in the early afternoon under foggy conditions. The planned target is a custom-made missile meant to simulate an ICBM , meaning it will fly faster than missiles used in previous intercept tests, according to Christopher Johnson, the Missile Defense Agency's spokesman. Read More »

CBO Score Says AHCA Will Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

Just within the first two years of expansion, almost four million women were newly insured through Medicaid between 2013 and 2015 - women who are now at risk of losing health care coverage . The GOP's American Health Care Act would weaken many of those provisions. But, he worries about more cuts to Utah's Medicaid program, the healthcare coverage for the most vulnerable. Read More »

Eleven arrests as police unravel terror cell behind Manchester attack


Possibly in the months before the attack. He was known to the security services for holding radical views and is thought to have become increasingly incensed at his treatment as a second-generation immigrant. Investigators continue to work around the clock to track down associates of Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, amid fears he is part of a network plotting further mayhem. Read More »

Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM


On top of this, Trump urged Germany to spend more on defense, pointing to Germany's trade surplus against the he pledged during the presidential election.But Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said that his boss had not meant to start a wave of Trump-bashing."I've never seen her in 12 years give up on anything", she said. Read More »

Officials, families, veterans mark Memorial Day in Nevada

Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring more than 200 years of sacrifice since the United States' founding. With heavy hearts Monday, every man, woman and child salute those in uniform, who unselfishly gave their lives so that East Tennesseans and every American can have a better tomorrow. Read More »

President Rouhani Says Iranian Nation Winner of Polls

In 2013, Rouhani won the presidential election with almost 51 per cent of the vote. "We showed them that we still exist", said 37-year-old reformist voter Mahnaz. Rouhani's emphatic re-election may be seen as an endorsement of the Iran nuclear deal , which he, former President Barack Obama and other world leaders negotiated in 2015. Read More »

Oil slips further on disappointing OPEC meeting outcome

At a meeting in Vienna on May 25, representatives from both OPEC and non-OPEC countries - including Russian Federation - agreed to extend current production cuts for a further nine months. On the brighter side Hong Kong-listed airline stocks rose sharply on expectations that a slide in oil prices would reduce carriers' fuel cost in the near future. Read More »

Kazakhstan supports oil cut deal prolonging

The move, which was then ratified by non-OPEC producers, was the base-case scenario for the market and means the 1.8 million barrel per day supply cut will roll over until the first-quarter of 2018. Nigeria and Libya will remain exempt from making cuts and Iran, which was allowed to increase production under the original accord, retains the same output target, said Kuwait's Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq. Read More »

Russian Federation achieves 100pct compliance with OPEC deal

Oil prices jumped after the Saudi Arabian and Russian energy ministers said in a joint statement that an OPEC-led crude production cut would be extended from the middle of this year until March 2018. OPEC may just decide to end the output-cut agreement altogether, he said. The report said, looking at Q2, there is an implied stock draw of 0.7 mb/d if the market can assume OPEC's April production level of 31.8 mb/d is maintained, and nothing changes elsewhere in the balance. Read More »

Trump Makes Stop in Israel and Palestine, Criticized Iran


Trump and Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas discussed the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during a press conference in Bethlehem on Tuesday. "It is between us and occupation". The Palestinian president raised the issue of Palestinian detainees, who have been holding a hunger strike for more than a month. Read More »

Kompany and Aguero to stay at City

The Citizens registered a 5-0 victory over Watford to guarantee a third place finish in the Premier League . "We still have 95, 96 minutes to fight to do one thing that's so important for the club and the future, to be in the Champions League ". Read More »

Despite blowup, Alonso hits the mark at Indy

Dixon's day ended in much more frightening fashion when, after 53 laps , his vehicle was hit by that of Jay Howard after the Briton went into the wall. Amazingly, despite the violence of the accident, both drivers were unhurt. "We clearly had speed all month, by any objective measurement. I can't put any weight on that right leg for another five weeks, so it's just going to be about getting patience and being sure I'm ready when it matters". Read More »

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

The incident come a day after Macron and Trump shared another power handshake at the pair's first face-to-face meeting in Brussels . The leaders met in Brussels on Thursday ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. The lunch ended up running more than a half hour longer than anticipated. Trudeau looks back like he's seeing Macron for the first time. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered an example when, as the President introduced him to the world as his nominee to ... Read More »

Oil slides after OPEC fails to do more; sterling drops on polls


Opec last year's intervention led to improvement in the oil price that in turn incentivised U.S. shale producers to ramp up production. Rising U.S. Fitch's base case expectation is that the market will gradually recover, leading to Brent crude market prices in the mid-$50 range in 2018 and at around $60 in 2019. Read More »

Trump's First International Trip as President: Saudi Arabia, Israel

Mr Trump, who is making his first visit to Israel as USA president, said: "I never mentioned the word or the nameIsrael in that conversation". "So you have another story wrong", he said. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, took his place for the event, the Independent reports. The family was separated by gender. While King Salman appeared happy to greet the visitors, a Trump tweet from 2015 suggested he would be offended. Read More »