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Central US warned severe weather, tornadoes on the horizon

Mark Tyson said he and his wife Robin were huddled behind a living room chair as the storm hit Tuesday evening when an entire wall of their mobile home suddenly came flying at them. "This is, I think in terms of outright damage, both physical in terms of what it did to the landscape, but also in terms of the damage destroying people's homes I think it's the worst I've seen as governor".

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Oil prices climb on hopes output cuts will be extended

Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia, the world's top two oil producers, have agreed on the need to prolong the current cuts until March 2018, although Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said extended curbs would be on the same terms. USA producers are not party to any agreements capping production. "One of the biggest difficulties facing the cartel, however, is that there is a lag between output cuts and inventory changes", Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note.

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How the Sunni Arab world views Trump ahead of his visit

But however powerful the images of Trump's globe-trotting turn out to be, they have little chance of eclipsing the scandals convulsing his White House back home. Though Trump has thus far proven unwilling to "rip up" the Iranian nuclear deal, he has initiated new sanctions on Iran , and repeatedly promised a more assertive US policy to deal with Iran's "destabilizing" regional behaviors.

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Muslim board against triple talaq

Prime Minister Narendra Modi disagrees and previous year waded into a controversy by saying he believed it was destroying women's lives, with Muslims making up about 13 per cent of the country's 1.2 billion people. To this Sibal replied, "It is sinful". Referring to the AIMPLB's stand that triple talaq is an abhorrent practice, sinful but valid in law, Mr Khurshid said, "I can not imagine any religious law which will validate a sin".

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Macron Wins Merkel Backing For Bid To Shake Up Europe

The two governments would hold a meeting on key issues in July. "It will no longer be the case", Macron said, as cited by Reuters. France's United Kingdom ambassador, Sylvie Bermann added Mr Macron wants the "reconstruction of Europe" and will work alongside Germany to achieve that.

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No political questions please, says Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth left his fans and political circle into a speculation spree when he hinted towards joining politics earlier on Monday. "It is natural for Rajinikanth to talk about politics because there is now a vacuum caused by the death of Jayalalithaa and ill health of Karunanidhi", said former minister K.P.

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As "Laptop Ban" Talks Continue, Airline Groups Speak Out

However, EU officials were alarmed over reports that the USA was planning to extend the ban to all flights from Europe and called an urgent meeting with United States officials May 17. a year in loss of productive time, $216 million in travel delays at airports and $195 million in reduced well-being. The "laptop ban" was started in March in certain areas, to all flights arriving from European countries.

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London airport to get first digital air traffic control

The new system is set to be completed by 2018. It has already been tested in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. The images are transmitted to the control room by three separate, independent and super-fast fibre connections but any fears over a possible delay in the relaying of pictures has been quashed by Saab.

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Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Barrick Gold Corp Put Options (ABX)

BMO Capital Markets restated a "buy" rating on shares of Barrick Gold Corp in a research report on Friday, March 31st. A rating of 1 would be equivalent to a Strong Buy, and a rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell rating. More interesting news about Barrick Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: ABX ) were released by: Fool.ca and their article: "Buy Barrick Gold Corp". 1832 Asset Management L.P.

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Kansas lawmakers unsure sales tax should be in budget fix

It contains a provision to eventually end all those taxes depending on increases in other state revenues. House Bill 107, the Tax Reform Act of 2017, rejects the plan set forth by Justice and Senate leadership to raise the state's sales tax to 6.95 percent, while dropping income tax rates by 15 percent.

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Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll

McCluskey's analysis, made in an interview with the Politico website , was widely seen as an attempt to lower expectations, in order to prepare to make an argument for Corbyn to remain as Labour leader even if he suffers a heavy election defeat.

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Kuwait backs call to extend oil output cuts

USA economic data due for release Monday includes the Empire State manufacturing survey, the NAHB housing market index and Treasury worldwide capital data. The cut hasn't really worked. But it is good news for their rivals in the US. This fluctuation had resulted in the rise of 2.5 percent in the stock price of the crude oil in the commodity market.

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22 million WannaCry ransomware attack attempts blocked by Symantec

However, many companies didn't install the patch . The ransomware then locks up the files on the computer, keeping them encrypted and inaccessible until users pay the ransom to regain access. Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with. Computers and networks that hadn't recently updated their systems are still at risk because the ransomware is lurking.

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U.S. Treasury sanctions Iranians, Chinese for supporting Assad

Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former U.S. assistant secretary of defence, said the Trump administration's continuation of the nuclear deal is similar to the situation with China. "The US and its partners will continue to apply pressure on Iran to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms for everyone in Iran", he continued in the statement, which also called on Iran to release US citizens wrongfully detained or missing in Iran.

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Mercedes home storage batteries coming to the US

For Vivint Solar, which has a proven track record of installing solar energy systems in more than 100,000 homes across the United States, this is the first collaboration to integrate batteries with its offering. Starting in Q2, California residents will be able to purchase (or finance the purchase of) the cells, though the offer is now only valid for new Vivint customers.

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Severe Storms Including Tornadoes Possible Thursday

Another person was killed in Elk City, where a tornado destroyed at least 40 homes, according to the Associated Press. He estimated the park had almost 50 homes. The Barron County Sheriff's Department says all other residents of the mobile home park are accounted for. "The tornado traveled easterly through the county, touching down in several places.

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United Kingdom unemployment dips to lowest rate since 1975

Economists polled by Reuters had expected the rate to remain at 4.7 per cent. LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - British pay growth has fallen behind inflation for the first time in two-and-a-half years, underscoring the growing Brexit squeeze facing many voters ahead of June 8 national election, official data showed on Wednesday.

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White House delays meeting on Paris climate deal

US officials plan to meet Tuesday in Washington to discuss whether to withdraw from the Paris deal that Trump has said he would "cancel" - or find a way to back away from emissions targets set by the Obama administration. With the rest of the world on tenterhooks ever since, Trump has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Sicily. Now, China is among a bunch of countries, along with the European Union, that have specifically and officially asked the Trump ...

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Surprise tax increases in 2017 Australian budget

There's fairness and opportunity, just not much security. Where once the Budget night catch phrase was "sharing the wealth", in recent years it's been "budget repair" and, as Joe Hockey found in 2014, getting it wrong can have devastating political consequences.

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French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

More than 20 French media organizations have signed an open letter to France's new president, Emmanuel Macron , to express concerns about restrictions on coverage. By becoming president with no established party backing he has already thrown traditional party loyalties into the air, and early poll predictions show his start-up Republic on the Move (REM) party will have more lower house seats than any other.

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US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

He suggested that lawsuits should be filed if the responsible bodyguards can be identified. The protesters were chanting anti-Erdogan slogans as he entered the embassy on Tuesday after meeting with President Donald Trump. For their part, the Turkish Embassy blamed the violence on the protesters, the AP reported. That Mr.Erdogan has unfortunately been successful in stifling dissent in Turkey doesn't give him license to come to this country and attack one of its most basic, and cherished, ...

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A&Es 'fully open' again — NHS cyber attack

Hawkhill Medical Centre staff said their computers were hit by the virus on Friday afternoon, with a demand appearing on the screen for payment of the online currency Bitcoin. Lieu, who noted on his Web site that he is "one of only four computer science majors serving in Congress", supports changing the vulnerabilities equities process (VEP) to ensure greater transparency in how the federal government notifies software companies about bugs it identifies.

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Germany: Merkel challenger predicts 'long, stony road' ahead

A win is a great sign for Merkel ahead of the national vote in September. "We are going into the national elections with a lot of confidence", said lawmaker Michael Grosse-Broemer, who heads the CDU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, noting that the latest win gave the party further "tailwind".

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President Temer refuses to step down amid corruption chaos

Mounted police guard the Palacio do Planalto, Brazil's seat of government, after protests erupted on Thursday. But with Temer girding for a fight and the possibility that explosive new allegations could surface at any time, the chances of a return to economic and political stability looked even more remote for South America's largest nation, which was rocked less than a year ago by the impeachment of the previous president in a different scandal .

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'Deadliest Catch' captain Sig Hansen arrested after incident with Uber driver

According to the Seattle Police Department, an Uber driver picked Hansen and two other passengers up in Ballard after 2 a.m. The driver said the trip was then canceled in the app , leading to a dispute over charges. The report says Hansen then "clapped his hands conclusively". Hansen offered an apology Thursday afternoon, saying on Twitter that he hoped to apologize to the driver in person.

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Global A4 Laser Printer Market-Lexmark, Canon, DELL, OKI, HP, Epson

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The industry research is disperse over the world which includes A4 Laser Printer market in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), A4 Laser Printer market in Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), A4 Laser Printer market in Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), A4 Laser Printer market in South America (Brazil, ...

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Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) Chalking Up Volume in Session

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Colgate Palmolive Co now has $66.79 billion valuation. Prospera Financial Services Inc purchased a new position in Colgate-Palmolive Company during the first quarter valued at $205,000.

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Volkswagen CEO Müller Identified as Suspect in Probe into Emissions Scandal

Two Porsche bosses are now being probed due to their role in Volkswagen's emissions scandal. The carmaker is owned by holding company Porsche SE and said in a statement that it had fully complied with all disclosure rules. Winterkorn has always insisted that he knew nothing about the diesel cheating, but stepped down following the firm's admission that it had taken place.

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Cabinet nod for 10 nuclear reactors for power generation

The plan of the mega nuclear power project was made public by Union Minister of State, Piyush Goyal, with independent charge for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines in the government of India. India is the world's third largest electricity producer and fourth largest consumer, with an installed capacity of 329 gigawatts. A 2008 civilian nuclear deal with the U.S.

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Technical Story of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited's (TSM) while Avon

U S Global Investors Inc purchased a new position in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. The business had revenue of $233.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $237.12 billion. Taiwan Semiconductor Sp Adr now has $174.26B valuation.

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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Expected To Report Earnings On Thursday

DA Davidson analyst T. Diffely now anticipates that the manufacturing equipment provider will earn $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.54. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark and copyright law. The Company's segments are Semiconductor Systems, which includes semiconductor capital equipment for etch, rapid thermal processing, deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, ...

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Beware, WannaCry cyber attack may just be the beginning

The attacks have now raised questions about the use of old software by organisations, and why United Kingdom health services were using old versions of Windows without support agreements. However, Bossert warned that following the patching advice from Microsoft and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be a top priority to stop the spread of ransomware, which has hit a number of large-profile companies, including FedEx .

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Rep. Justin Amash: If Comey memos are true, Trump could be impeached

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash is the first Republican lawmaker to float the idea of impeachment if the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are true, according to The Hill. The White House issued a flat-out denial declaring, "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation". Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday that Mueller is "a respected public servant of the highest integrity".

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Oil prices rise on expectation of extended crude supply cut

OPEC and other major producers have reached a preliminary agreement to extend limits on output, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement by Oman's Oil Minister Mohammed Al Rumhy. However, one major unknown will be the response of low-priced USA shale producers, which could undermine the unified effort to prop up the market. Their clout in oil policy is seen as ensuring that other producers who have so far participated in the cuts will also join in the extension.

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US sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program

The Trump administration has called the nuclear agreement with Iran "the worst deal ever negotiated", and senior administration officials have repeatedly criticized Iran's behavior for its support for Bashar Assad in Syria, its ballistic missile activities and its support for militant groups in the region.


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