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Warburton to lead Lions in NZ tour opener

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His preparations have taken an early blow with the loss of England's powerful No 8 Billy Vunipola but Fitzpatrick, who captained New Zealand to world cup glory in 1987, still feels there is enough quality in the tourists' party to trouble the All Blacks . Read More »

B.C. politics leaves Valley in power position

Beyond electoral reform, the BC Greens and the NDP also have their collective sights set on introducing a ban on corporate, union and foreign donations to political parties while placing limits on personal contributions. Clark won both the popular vote and the seat count. Larson's final total of 9,513 votes is an increase of 339 votes from those announced on election night and a slight drop in percentage of about three tenths of one per cent. Read More »

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away

May's message that no Brexit deal is better than a bad deal, earned a response from Corbyn saying: "no deal is a bad deal". The Conservatives have exploited divisions in the Labour party over the left-wing leadership of Jeremy Corbyn , which prompted a failed coup against him after last year's Brexit vote. Read More »

Oil Futures Climb 1 Percent After US Stockpile Draw

Louis, in a telephone interview. Meanwhile, the strengthening relationship between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, two of the main players in the OPEC balancing effort, could signal a new axis in market influence. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 9.6%. "It's going to a number of locations but increasingly Asia, where the real global battle for market share is on". Read More »

United States to exit Paris climate pact but open to new deal

In a Berlin speech, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that fighting climate change is a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility". It noted that Microsoft had for weeks, and along with other big companies, lobbied President Trump on the matter, urging him to keep the U.S.in the agreement. Read More »

USA pulling out of Paris deal may instead make China great again

Energy Secretary Rick Perry endorsed a renegotiation. CBS News' Major Garrett confirmed Wednesday that the president was expected to pull out . He suggested that other nations were "laughing" at the USA and that the accord was "about other countries gaining an advantage over the United States". Read More »

OPEC: when meeting expectations are simply not enough

That will be welcome news to consumers and energy-hungry businesses worldwide but could continue to strain the budgets of some of the more economically-troubled oil-producing nations, like Venezuela and Brazil. Brent crude fell $2.60 to $51.36 a barrel on Thursday and was trading at $51.47 on Friday morning while the West Texas Intermediate slipped $2.58 to $48.78 a barrel and had reached $48.82 on Friday. Read More »

Read Barack Obama's statement on Trump's exit from the Paris climate agreement

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Pittsburgh, however, apparently wishes to remain in the Agreement . Only two other countries - Syria and Nicaragua - did not sign the agreement in 2015. to the benefit of other countries. leaving taxpayers to absorb the cost, ' he claimed. "We will succeed because we are fully committed, because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: make our planet great again", said Macron, tweaking the "Make America great again" slogan promoted by Trump . Read More »

Virender Sehwag applies for post of Indian Coach; Tom Moody in fray

Haris Sohail, who is making a comeback in the side after recovering from injury, told Dunya News that he worked hard to regain his fitness. The BCCI had recently issued a press release asking for applications for the post of Head Coach for the Indian men's cricket team, the deadline for which ended on Wednesday. Read More »

Elon Musk to Trump: You quit Paris, so I quit you

The United Nations described the withdrawal as a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. They're urging other states to join. Altogether, the coalition claims to represent more than 1.18 billion people and $27.5 trillion in Gross Domestic Product, or 37 percent of the world's economy. Read More »

Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by United States priorities

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Even cars sold in the USA will still have to comply with regulations overseen by government entities such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board, said Rebecca Lindland, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book. Read More »

Spithill's key role for Americans in cup

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It slammed into SoftBank Team Japan during the prestart of the final race, was penalized and lost by 48 seconds. "Definitely not satisfied with how we are sailing out there, me included after today so we just need to really make sure we take the lessons and move forwards", he said. Read More »

Goldman confirms buying Venezuela bonds after opposition cries foul

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It may have been a good deal on Goldman's part. In late March, the Venezuelan Supreme Court made a decision to restrict the power of the state's National Assembly. The Venezuela government information ministry didn't respond to a phone call seeking comment. Part of the explanation for Goldman's move is it may be banking on a change of leadership more open to economic reforms that could ensure the means to pay debt, and buoy bond prices. Read More »

Trump says will announce decision on Paris climate deal soon

Mr. Trump repeatedly called climate change a "hoax" during the presidential campaign. Trump claimed before taking office that climate change was a "hoax" created by the Chinese to hurt the US economy , an assertion that stands in defiance of broad scientific consensus. Read More »

Kazakhstan joins OPEC decision to limit oil production

But any uptick in prices may be modest and temporary. And some traders' fears have been compounded by the increased output from USA shale - capable of making a profit at lower margins than traditional plays - as well as Donald Trump's influence in the White House. Read More »

May and Corbyn set out opposing European Union 'no deal' stances

The renewal of Trident was "a conference decision by the Labour Party and as the leader of the party I accept the democracy of our party", the leader added. Members of former USA presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign team are in Britain helping out Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in his attempt to become the next United Kingdom prime minister, The Guardian reported on Tuesday. Read More »

Oil prices dip as supplies remain ample despite production cuts

A technical meeting on Friday of OPEC and non-OPEC countries participating in the supply cut was not expected to result in any decision. The US, a non-OPEC member, is now dictating the direction of the market. The last two weeks have been quite positive for the oil market. Crude was up 67 cents to $49.32/bbl as of 9:48 a.m. CT (14:48 GMT), though prices are still 8% below April's peak of $53.76/bbl. Read More »

Sailing - Ainslie loses to France in setback to America's Cup hopes

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Four-time world champion Scott had little time to relax after his Olympic success as he immediately joined Ainslie's crew in the America's Cup World Series. Ainslie said: "For sure we can do a better job with our communication". “As in all sports, umpires are not infallible and on this occasion, even with the best sailing umpires in the world that are overseeing the 35th Americas Cup they have admitted that their decision, on reflection, may have been different, ” the statement read. Read More »

BA shares nosedive after weekend scheduling chaos

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Passengers were seen tweeting complaints to the airline's Twitter handle. Others said their luggage had been lost. In a video statement posted Saturday, British Airwys CEO Alex Cruz said the airline was experiencing a "major IT system failure " that caused "very severe disruption" to the airline's operations worldwide. Read More »

PM Modi arrives in Spain on second leg of four-nation tour

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The European Union, earlier this year, had pressed India to extend by six months its bilateral investment pacts with EU-member countries, saying absence of the treaties could adversely impact trade ties and FTA talks. He said that India is committed to take relations with Spain to a new level. Modi and Putin are expected to oversee a number of deals and discuss a framework agreement for Moscow to supply more reactors to a nuclear plant in southern India as the country seeks to reduce its ... Read More »

Michael Kors Holdings reports 4Q loss

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Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new stake in Michael Kors Holdings during the third quarter worth $1,676,000. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd ( NYSE:KORS ) said it plans to close more than 100 of its full-price retail stores in the next two years as it swung to a fourth quarter loss. Read More »

Christy Clark - at peace and staying classy

In some ways, the vote on electing the new Speaker might be more interesting than the confidence vote on the Address in Reply - if only because the new assembly must first elect a new speaker before undertaking any additional business. "The NDP and the Greens, we have a deep, deep desire to show British Columbians to see proportional representation and to show that minority governments can work, either through coalitions or agreements like they came to today". Read More »

Critics Accuse Goldman Sachs Of Helping A Dictatorship

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Maduro has faced nearly two months of public protests while cutting imports of food and medicine to conserve cash and continue bond payments. Since April 1, Venezuela has been beset by near daily protests and violent clashes with government forces that have left 59 dead. Read More »

Trump Expected to Withdraw US From Paris Climate Accord

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Last week, a senior administration official said Mr. Trump would use a speech in Brussels to make an explicit endorsement of NATO's Article 5 mutual defense provision, which states that an attack on one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member is an attack on all. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

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Singer Ariana Grande has released a statement following a terror attack at her concert in Manchester , in which she vows to return to the city. Dozens were also wounded in the incident. As a result, thousands of British troops are being deployed in the streets, replacing police officers in guarding key sites. Mrs. More names of those who died in the attack after Ariana Grande's concert are also becoming known. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn to take part in live TV debate despite May boycott

It is understandable why the Labour leader initially said he would only take part in a TV battle if the Conservative leader attended, rather than do battle with smaller, less significant parties. In reality, May was damned if she did and damned if she didn't. Formal talks on Britain's withdrawal are due to start on June 19, just 11 days after the general election. Read More »

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump's Public Scolding

Only five of NATO's 28 members meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. No names were revealed, but it has resulted in plenty of rumors across the political spectrum, especially more from conservative figures on social media, who publicly pointed the finger at aides whom they argued are not reliably supportive of the President. Read More »

United States stages successful test of ICBM defence system

This marks the first time the "Ground-based Midcourse Defense" System , as it is called, has shot down a simulated ICBM. That's why missile defense advocates argue that the US must continue working on a system that can defend USA allies in Asia and North America against potential launches; program critics argue it's a boondoggle whose failures have already proved it can't be trusted in the event of a crisis. Read More »

New survey predicts huge Tory losses and hung Parliament

Sterling fell by more than 0.5% against the euro and 0.6% against the dollar, after the YouGov polls results were published in the Times . "We're getting very negative on sterling again", said George Saravelos , FX strategist at Deutsche Bank . Read More »

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 »