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Syrian opposition welcomes USA strikes on Assad regime

He said the most ideal process would be a political solution that leads to a transitional government. It said Lavrov and his US counterpart agreed to continue discussions on Syria in person. Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria. "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent awful chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the global community", he added.

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Markets Right Now: Health care, banks lead US stocks lower

Netflix NFLX.O , the first of the FANG stocks to report, was down 1 percent at $145.70 after the video streaming service provider reported weaker-than-expected subscriber numbers in the first quarter, but forecast strong growth in the current quarter.

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In Japan talks, US VP Pence to seek market access, investment

Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to the United Nations slammed Washington's naval build up in waters off the Korean peninsula, as well as the missile strikes in Syria. Pence told reporters near the Demilitarized Zone on Monday that Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program, a day after the North's failed missile test launch.

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Pearl Jam Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

From Tupac to Steve Perry and Journey , to a stunning speech from David Letterman about Pearl Jam , the induction ceremony was truly special and memorable, and we've got all the highlights here! It could be the last time we see Perry on stage with Journey , whether he sang a note or not.

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When US President Trump gets a sharp nudge from First Lady Melania

He said that the First Lady has worked for long just to make the event a flawless one and in line with how they want to be. During the White House Easter egg roll, she subtly prodded President Trump in the leg when the national anthem began.

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Tax Day Protests, Tax Plan Progress47:12

Income taxes had always been something that only applied to the very wealthy, but during World War II - another moment of crisis, when people were more willing to pay - the income tax became a "mass tax" that applied to the middle class as well.

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Petrol pumps to shut on Sundays in seven states, Puducherry

Recently, the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD), the apex body of country's petrol outlets, had resolved at its executive committee meeting at Kurukshetra that Sundays would be observed as weekly holidays for all retail outlets in the country.

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Finance watchdog FCA sets out Brexit wishlist

The priorities also included a breakdown for the first time of the main issues the regulator is concerned about in each sector, such as retail banking . Banks have already paid out 26.2 billion pounds in PPI compensation to consumers. The FCA pointed to customers locked in to mortgage deals they signed before the financial crisis, which they would not be offered now under a new regime requiring lenders to assess the affordability of the loan.

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United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

The incident comes as the airline deals with a strings of public relations disasters - with a video showing security officers dragging a bloodied passenger off an overbooked United Express flight in Chicago going viral last week. "I'm sure there was a lot of conjecture about me personally" losing his job. It's too soon to say whether the incident has affected customers' willingness to travel with United , particularly since it happened during the week before Easter, when the airline ...

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Pence Stares Down North Korean Troops

A day after North Korea launched its latest test missile, an experiment that ultimately fizzled out, Mr Pence said the USA was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to persuade the North to give up its nuclear arms. "We believe that there is more China can do in terms of sanctions and other economic efforts", Ms Bishop said. Mr Mattis said Sunday's missile test had not involved an intercontinental ballistic missile but had still been reckless.

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Delta and the game theory of overbooking flights

According to Department of Transportation statistics, the major United States airlines bumped 475,054 passengers past year - 434,425 voluntarily and 40,629 involuntarily. A spokesman for Delta said that paying volunteers to give up seats is nothing compared to the savings arising from punctuality. Those and other changes show airlines are scrambling to respond to a public-relations nightmare - the video showing airport officers violently yanking and dragging 69-year-old David Dao from his ...

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Delta expects 'relatively normal' schedule after days of storm disruption

The nightmarish delays that started Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport apparently aren't over after almost four days, as reports of long lines and more flight delays popped up on Saturday morning. Delta Chief Operating Officer Gil West called the storms that pounded Atlanta "unprecedented" and acknowledged the recovery effort could have been better.

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Turkey's European Union entry 'not on the agenda', says Italy

Tana de Zulueta, head of the observer mission, told reporters that the group had paid a courtesy call and held a "cordial" meeting with electoral board members. On Sunday, Turkey held a referendum on the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system of governance. Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement saying it was "saddened" by the OSCE's finding that the referendum fell short of global standards.

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Fernando Alonso fumes at lack of power from McLaren's Honda engine

Once the race had started things didn't particularly improve for McLaren, with Fernando Alonso among the back-markers and struggling with the lack of oomph from his engine. His frustration was evident in his prickly radio messages. "How they can overtake me?" Alonso will now split his time between the upcoming two F1 races in Russian Federation and Spain and his preparations for the Indy 500 ahead of the 101st running of the event on the 28th May.

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Michigan Equal Pay Day focuses on pay imbalance

As Equal Pay Day is observed, it's another reminder that in the 21st century, some women across the country are still not getting paid the same wage as men. Businesses need to take action to help tackle the gender pay gap, according to Young Women's Trust . We must work to close the gender pay gap! Firms will also be required to publish statistics covering pay gaps in bonuses paid out during the year.

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Stock inside Traders Spotlight: The Coca-Cola Company's (KO)

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) Beverages - Soft Drinks has a Current Ratio of 1.3 with a Quick Ratio value of 1.2. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter past year.

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KKR-backed consortium makes $4.7 bln cash offer for Australia's Tatts

Tatts said its board was assessing how the consortium proposal compared to an offer from betting group Tabcorp that would allow the pair to form an Australian gambling powerhouse. The offer is for the entire Tatts business although the main prize is Tatts' lotteries division. The proposal is subject to the completion of due diligence and the unanimous recommendation of the Tatts board.

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An Average Target Price Forecasts for Stock: NVIDIA Corporation's (NVDA)

Blackrock Incorporated has 0.16% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) for 1.08 million shares. Furthermore, by expanding its business avenues, the company will be able to reduce its dependency on the PC industry, which is now declining.

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Duke's Grayson Allen returning for senior season

In his junior season Allen averaged 14.5 points per game and helped lead the Blue Devils to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament before being knocked out by SC. Allen was spectacular as a sophomore in 2015-16, but his numbers took a step backwards during his controversial junior season. Other than Allen and possibly Jackson, Duke has four other veteran scholarship players on the roster, none of whom scored a total of 40 points past year.

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Uptrend Stocks At Street: Stillwater Mining (NYSE:SWC), Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on SWC shares. Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $14.29 on the shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. This showed the surprise of 2600% in the last quarter earnings.

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US House Panel to Begin Hearings on Tax Reform Next Week

After making corrections, Page and his colleagues only found that the GOP plan would yield benefits overall - increasing economic activity by about 1 percent in the long run - if they relied on optimistic assumptions about how households and business would respond to reductions in taxes and how much foreign investors would lend to the USA government.

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Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console

The official global sales figure will be released on April 21 - when the company reports its full year earnings for the year ended March 31. Over 1.3m copies of the game were sold across USA retail in March with 925k units on Switch and 460k on Wii U .

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The meaning of Easter to Christians

They accept Jesus' death on the cross as a sacrifice that atones for their sins and allows for their forgiveness and redemption. Today is Easter Sunday - a day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the day we remember He is no longer in a tomb, but alive and well and still changing lives.

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BP kills Alaska well after capping oil, natural gas leaks

Though no injuries or damage to wildlife had been reported, crews trying to secure the well had failed amid biting winds blowing up to 38 miles an hour. So, in 2006, due to corroded pipe, 4.8 thousand barrels of oil leaked, while in 2009, Alaska suffered a leak of 1.1 million barrels. Both have impacted an area of about one-and-a-half acres.

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Indian Business Tycoon Arrested in London

He was later granted bail by the Westminster Magistrates' Court and is likely to be produced again before court on 17 May. He was arrested after he appeared at a central London police station this morning. Surjewala also questioned the government over the case pertaining to former cricket administrator Lalit Modi, asking "why is the BJP government shying away from moving against 'Chotta Modi' (Lalit Modi) who escaped to the United Kingdom even before Mallya?" While no one had been ...

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Fernando Alonso outburst reveals McLaren F1 misery

The Spanish two-time champion said he had never raced with so little power in his life while Belgian new boy Vandoorne posted a picture of him running on a treadmill after another engine failure had prevented him starting. Engineer: "Fernando, we are considering Plan B, how are the tires?" F1 rookie Vandoorne attempted to play down any personal frustration with Honda's ongoing problems after the race.

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Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Wolff acknowledged that had Vettel not been between the two Mercedes, the team would have got Bottas out of Hamilton's way sooner. Traffic in the closing laps of the Grand Prix from backmarkers put a bit more pressure on Vettel as Hamilton slowly closed the gap between first and second, but it was too little too late for Mercedes as Hamilton was left choking on Vettel's dust.

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North Korea Displays Apparently New Missiles amid Rising Tensions across the Region

In an editorial published Saturday after the parade, China's official news agency, Xinhua, said the region was at "a critical moment in history" and a pre-emptive US strike could trigger full-scale war. The scope of the new missile surprised some weapons experts on Saturday, including one who spoke to The Wall Street Journal , referring to it as a "frankenmissile", consisting of elements of two other intercontinental ballistic missiles, the KN-08 and KN-14.

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Force India F1 Boss Vijay Mallya Arrested In London

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London and was seen walking out with his legal team a few hours later after being granted bail. Mallya is unlikely to consent to extradition, and is expected to fight it legally, a process that could take months, if not years.

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'Wear Full Covered Decent Dresses', IIT Delhi Women's Hostel Tells Students

The House Day is an annual event scheduled on 20 April where residents can invite guests in the hostel for an hour. "In fact I was not even aware that such a notice has been put up". The institution, however, denied issuing any such notice, NDTV reported. This is the second time in recent years, IIT Delhi has been in the middle of a controversy.

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But even Mattis initially misspoke about the strike group's itinerary, telling a news conference that the Vinson had pulled out of an exercise with Australia. The arrival date, April 25, coincides with the 85th anniversary of the North's Korean People's Army, which Pyongyang might celebrate with a show of its military power.

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US Defense Chief Says North Korea 'recklessly tried to provoke'

The long-simmering standoff between the United States and North Korea is heating up again. The Pentagon first announced the trip last week, saying the defense chief would be discussing ways to "defeat extremist terror organizations", the Times of Israel reported .

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Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offers facts on government

Then there's the DATA Act , which requires the treasury and other agencies to open up their reporting on what they spend. The nonpartisan site traces $5.4 trillion in government spending under four categories derived from language in the US Constitution.

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Govt working on Mallya's extradition

Vijay Mallya has varied business interests, but if readers of these pages recognize his name, it's probably in his capacity as the head of the Force India F1 team. "Legal process in this regard is underway in the UK". A top source said India is seeking extradition of Mallya for defaulting on loans due to IDBI. The government, he said, wants to break the myth that a law breaker is out of bounds once he is out of country.

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Donald Trump criticised for congratulating Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning Turkish referendum

Supporters of the "Yes" vote celebrate in Istanbul, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Trump's stance differs sharply with European leaders who have criticized the Turkish referendum, describing the narrow victory as a sign of authoritarianism. The "no" campaign complained of intimidation, detentions and beatings. Overnight, sporadic protests by disgruntled "No" voters erupted in parts of Istanbul, with demonstrators banging pots and pans to voice their discontent.


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