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ICC announces Team of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has expressed hope that the proposed World XI tour to the country will go ahead after his side crushed their arch-rivals India to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy . "You can't really sit and pinpoint these things in white-ball cricket, especially on wickets like these, where people are slogging across the line and getting away with it". Read More »

Pilots, Congress weigh on Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control

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His bill to privatize air traffic control died previous year. " Our air traffic control is stuck, painfully, in the past ", Trump said, decrying the "ancient, broken, antiquated, disgusting system that doesn't work". Trump's proposal is just that - a proposal. He also said major airlines already have the next generation technology that Trump says the FAA has yet to bring into service. Read More »

Oil slips as data points to fast-growing supply

China also said crude oil production fell 3.7% in May from a year earlier to 16.26 million metric tons, or 3.83 million barrels per day (bpd), the lowest daily level on record. Elsewhere, Brent oil for August delivery on the ICE Futures Exchange in London shed 25 cents to $46.75 a barrel after dropping to $46.70, a level not seen since May 5. Read More »

Top Three Miss Cut At US Open As Four Others Share Lead

Open. Paul Casey has a share of the lead heading into the third round. Around 70 minutes earlier, compatriot Patrick Reed had faced a similar length putt to Thomas on the 18th to shoot eight under but missed his birdie attempt and had to settle for a 65. Read More »

Trump Signs Order to Ease Federal Restrictions on Apprenticeships

A senior Administration official noted during the briefing that the government is channeling billions of dollars into job training programs - in fiscal year 2017 spending on these programs totaled $16.7 billion before Pell grants - that he says have not effectively helped the American worker. Read More »

USA opts out of G7 pledge stating Paris climate accord is 'irreversible'

Environment ministers and officials met in a luxury hotel, sitting around a table covered in lush grass, to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. Pruitt made a habit in recent months of saying there is a USA trend toward lower emissions from a peak in 2007, thanks to the glut of fracked natural gas pushing out coal as a source of electric power. Read More »

UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises

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A sign at Ladbroke Grove station said "owing to the safety of the Tower" the lines had been partly suspended. "After Grenfell and the election result, there is a definite change in the air". "Whilst I sincerely hope that our work over the coming days means that we (will be) able to say that less people are confirmed as having died, I also have to consider the sad reality that this may rise", Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Read More »

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 with 240 orders, commitments

It would enter into service in roughly the 2020 time frame'. But Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told Bloomberg TV Monday that the plane is "potentially twin-aisle", but the company is still looking at "all options". The Gurgaon-based no-frills airline had earlier this year announced that it will purchase up to 205 new aircraft (including 55 from the 2014 order) from Boeing with the order valued at Dollars 22 billion. Read More »

One dead after van plows into crowd leaving London mosque

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Amid the angry screaming, people are heard trying to calm the crowd, one man saying: "Don't worry, officers are here". Opposite him, sat on a floor, another injured man is given water by three people tending to him. Mr Corbyn, who lives close to the scene, said he became aware of the incident very quickly as police responded early on Monday. A 48-year-old man, who was tackled and set upon by courageous bystanders, was arrested by police at around 12.21am this morning. Read More »

Four Tied For Lead at US Open

Erin Hills showed its teeth after a first round where it looked like anything but the intimidating US Open course many expected . Two months later, he tweeted that gay football player Michael Sam was "leading the handbag throw" at the NFL combine. Read More »

Airbus gets 100-plane deal at Paris Air Show

According to the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut's aeroparts producers-suppliers booked orders for more than $415 million in goods and services from the previous Paris and Farnborough, England, air shows. Read More »

UK government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

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Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside Downing Street in central London on Saturday to rally against the alliance of Theresa May's government with Northern Ireland's hardline DUP . Certainly one of the requests will be for more money for Northern Ireland in helping with infrastructure, and money for schools and hospitals. But then May called a needless election to get a bigger majority in parliament - to "strengthen her hand" in the negotiations with the European Union that ... Read More »

Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

The Evening Standard newspaper said the van appeared to have been rented in Wales, although there was no immediate confirmation of this from the authorities. On May 22, a suicide attack killed 22 people and injured almost 60 after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. London police - already stretched by a series of tragedies including a June 14 high-rise apartment fire in which 79 people are presumed dead and a June 3 terror attack near London Bridge that killed seven people - said ... Read More »

President Macron's party wins parliamentary poll majority

The gap between French and German bond yields - an important gauge of risk appetite - had widened sharply heading into those elections but has since tightened as Macron's election as president and growing expectations that his new party would perform well in the parliamentary elections lifted investor sentiment. Read More »

One dies as van hits worshippers in London mosque

People were badly injured". The suspect was yanked from the cab of his van by a furious crowd as he sought to reverse and escape after injuring 10 people in what police said was a deliberate attack on Muslims that was being treated as terrorism . Read More »

Amir jolts India's top order

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Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the final yesterday to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. "It's the final so it looks magnified to everyone, but we have won before, we have lost before, and we have always learnt things from all those games". Read More »

Britain starts formal talks to leave EU on Monday

A top German business lobby is urging negotiators for Britain and the European Union to quickly come to an agreement over how Britain's departure from the EU will affect cross-border trade - and avoid a "hard Brexit ". Opponents of Brexit fear that ditching a 60-year strategy of trying to hedge European integration with a special relationship with Washington or a brittle Commonwealth of former colonies would undermine what remains of Britain's global influence. Read More »

Macron wins majority to push through reforms

Macron aims to have the new rules in force by September, when Germany's national election should establish the foundation for broader European reforms. Another change in the country's political landscape is the resulting step-down of Jean-Christophe Cambadelis as party chief of the outgoing ruling Socialist Party, which lost its lead with 32 seats seemingly in a punishment vote due to poor achievements.h "Tonight, the collapse of the Socialist Party is undeniable, the president of the ... Read More »

79 dead, missing in wake of London high-rise fire

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Emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in North Kensington , where they were called to reports of a fire in the early hours of Wednesday. "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies". So far, at least 30 people have been reported dead and about 70 people were missing. Read More »

'Sombre' Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks

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With Prime Minister Theresa May's positions on watch within her Conservative party after squandered its parliamentary majority in this month's snap election, Wednesday's Queen's speech will open parliament and set the tone and direction for the next two years of government and Brexit talks. Read More »

Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one

Davis said he was looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides. According to British media, the negotiations would focus on exit terms before deciding the future relations. "Many people are afraid that what is presented as a very generous offer will not be seen as very generous, which could really contribute to a negative atmosphere", a European source said. Read More »

Cuba: Trump To Curtail US Travel Spending

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Trump and others who back the changes want to pressure the Castro regime to allow the island's private sector to grow and to stop beating and imprisoning political opponents, which dissident groups say increased after Obama's diplomatic thaw. Read More »

Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are 'very positive'

After the 2017 election meltdown saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament , Theresa May was forced to seek the help of a smaller party to keep them in Government. The Times newspaper said finance minister Philip Hammond would push May not to leave the customs union - an arrangement that guarantees tariff-free trade within the bloc but prohibits members from striking trade deals with third parties. Read More »

Uber to adopt all recommendations from AG after probe

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The focus on Uber's working practises arose after ex-Uber employee Susan Fowler accused the company of having a culture of sexual harassment , gender bias and prejudicial behaviour in a February 2017 blog post. Uber has sincefaced other problems, including an intellectual property dispute over self-driving auto technology with Waymo, the self-driving vehicle business that operates under Google's parent company. Read More »

Top 3 on the wrong side of history at 117th US Open

But the world's top three missed the cut - the first time that has happened at a major since the rankings began in 1986. The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year. Holmes (and more), it's hard to say exactly how the U.S. Open will shake out. "To me, what makes a great golf course is you can shoot 66 and you can shoot 78 just as easily". Read More »

Ocado Shares Top European Benchmark on Amazon Deal Speculation

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Where Amazon could go with its technology is raising plenty of eyebrows. The existential risk for Silicon Valley start-ups is that other tech giants will follow Amazon and use their high valuations to buy real economy assets at rock-bottom valuations, and then use their existing technologies to make disruptively big profits. Read More »

GST Council sets tax rates for lotteries, hotels

In this connection, the Finance Minister said that the Council has allowed businesses a relaxation of time for the first two months (July-August) for filing their returns. Having said that, GST will definitely organize the taxation system in the sector, where until now, up to eight different types of taxes were being imposed at various levels of the supply chain. Read More »

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate Slightly

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The plan would involve halting reinvestments of the growing amounts of maturing securities. We expect another rate hike and some balance sheet normalisation before the end of the year'. However, with the increased risk of political turmoil, it's highly unlikely that the BoE will hike rates anytime soon unless inflation went out of control. Read More »

Paul Casey fights back after nightmare start to second round

Hopefully, I've got a lot of the bad stuff out of my system [Thursday] and some parts [Friday]. He was at 7-under 137, two shots clear of anyone else who played early in warm sunshine on a course that getting dry and crispy. Dustin Johnson missed the cut at Erin Hills and so is out of the US Open but the world number one insists that he is not down about his game . But three costly bogeys on the back nine left Johnson needing to pick up strokes down the stretch which proved beyond him. Read More »

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates, Unveils Balance Sheet Cuts for 2017

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The Fed raised interest rates for the second time this year, by a quarter percentage point to a target range of 1.00-1.25 percent and forecast one more rise in 2017. Strategists at Deutsche Bank warned that its European "complacency indicator", which measures valuations relative to market volatility, was at an 11-year high, and the bank expects economic momentum to fade in coming months. Read More »

Varadkar to have his first meeting with British PM

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The Republic of Ireland is the province's biggest trading partner outside Britain. The center-left Social Democrat strongly criticized May's Conservatives , saying that they "played with the emotions of citizens in Britain, told fake news about Europe and left people unclear about what consequences this would all have". Read More »