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Iran sanctions 9 American firms as countermeasure

This information may well encourage the existing suspicion maintained by the White House and other United States officials regarding Iran's compliance with the nuclear agreement. After accusing Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the deal, the new Republican president said in April that his administration was analyzing the JCPOA and would "have something to say about it in the not-too-distant future".

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Angry Birds movie is getting a sequel

As those boilerplate statements imply, we don't know too much about Angry Birds 2 . If the first film is anything to go by, The Angry Birds Movie 2 should be a blast for both adults, and children. Thurop Van Orman, the creator of animated TV series " The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack ", will direct the film. There's no word on which members of the voice cast (which included Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, and more) will ...

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Raytheon and Saudi Arabia Military Industries Announce Strategic Partnership

The program is projected to support 18,000 skilled jobs in the USA, along with thousands of jobs maintaining the equipment in Saudi Arabia for the next 30 years. The full value of all the deals or the number of aircraft that the kingdom intends to purchase was not released in the prepared statement that announced the deals.

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Avon Products (AVP) Earning Very Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Avon Products by 0.8% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 882,435 shares of the company's stock valued at $4,995,000 after buying an additional 9,255 shares during the period. Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Avon Products Inc.'s analysts are positive. Hanseatic Management Services reported 0% in Avon Products, Inc. "(AVP) Lowered to "Strong Sell" at Zacks Investment Research " was published by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property ...

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Sensex, Nifty inch up as consumer stocks rally; ITC leads

In the midcap and smallcap segments, the S&P BSE Midcap index slumped 177 points, thanks to a free fall in the shares of Bank of India, Bajaj Finserv and Bajaj Holding. A one-month high for oil price and a bounce in the dollar triggered Asia's best session in weeks overnight but European markets struggled to maintain the momentum early on.

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Blackstone, Saudi fund to invest $40 bln in USA infrastructure

With leverage, Blackstone expects to have more than $100 billion in purchasing power for infrastructure projects, primarily in the U.S. It said its memorandum of understanding with PIF was "non-binding" and negotiations would continue. The proposed venture was announced during the visit to Riyadh of President Donald Trump, who has said he wants to rebuild crumbling USA infrastructure.

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GST to be best achievement of Modi government: Assocham

The main GST bill will seek to confer power upon the state to levy the tax on supply of goods and services or both which takes place within the state. ACs, refrigerators and washing machines would fall in the 28 per cent slab. In substance, cinemas could well end up paying, not just a prohibitive 28% GST, but possibly a 10%-25% local body entertainment tax as well.

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U.S. envoy vows to call out countries backing North Korea

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the United States was working with China, the North's main ally, on a new sanctions resolution and warned that all countries must step up action against North Korea or face measures themselves. When asked by reporters in Beijing last week about Pyongyang's thoughts on Moon, Choe Son-hui, director general of North American affairs at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, said her country "would have to see".

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Netanyahu says all government ministers must attend Trump's arrival

Trump's daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism and is married to one of the president's top aides, Jared Kushner, also visited the women's side of the wall. Trump, who prides himself as a first-rate dealmaker, has called peace between Israel and the Palestinians the "ultimate deal". However, the presidential limousine is too large to negotiate the alleyways of the Old City, so Trump and his retinue will drive into the area through the large Jaffa Gate, and then proceed on foot from there.

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South Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China

Moon's replacement of Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in a corruption scandal , casts doubt on these positions. If so, actually reconsidering THAAD would go a long way, since Beijing has been furious with Seoul for allowing it. Mr Moon said in his first speech as President that he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security tensions on the Korean peninsula, and negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease the row over a USA missile defence system being deployed in the South.

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Trump in Israel says 'rare opportunity' to bring peace to region

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump feels now is a "moment in time" when a breakthrough is possible. "We have a strong foundation on which to build an even closer trading relationship that benefits both of our countries", Trump said in a speech after meeting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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Swiss voters set to approve renewable energy law

With the new vote, nuclear energy will be gradually phased out beginning in 2019. Western European countries have broadly shifted away from nuclear power, particularly in neighboring Germany, where the government chose to abandon nuclear energy entirely.

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What Are Analysts Suggestions On Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

The company is expecting to attain earnings per share (EPS) growth of 63.40% in this year and the earnings per share (EPS) growth estimated to be 7.50% in the next year. The company has market cap of $868.70 million. The Company, through its controlling interest in CoreSite, L.P., is engaged in the business of ownership, acquisition, construction and operation of data centers across a range of markets in the United States, including the Northern Virginia, New York and San Francisco Bay areas, ...

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Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP ) - Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and fellow former race victor Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. Dixon, a New Zealander, will start on the pole for the third time at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (Monday NZT). "You never think that would happen to us here", Kanaan said.

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Horschel beats Day in playoff at Byron Nelson — Sports Briefly

Horschel earned his first win since 2014 when he parred the first playoff hole, beating Australia's Jason Day on Sunday to win for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. Quiros won his seventh tour title and first since December 2011. Quiros has endured a miserable run. Cameron Percy and Matt Jones both missed the cut by a single stroke while Stuart Appleby, Brett Drewitt and Steven Bowditch were well outside the mark.

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NY senators: Withhold Penn Station funds because of delays

Amtrak plans to defer technology upgrades to pay for the construction. The station has scene frequent delays and derailments in recent months. A derailment on March 24 was due to a mismatched rail joint. "This reduced capacity will create a domino effect", Cuomo said, adding that this is on top of the burden already placed on the 100-year-old subway system.

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Is Amazon's checkout-free store headed to Europe?

No Checkout. (No, Seriously.)" as well as, "No Queue. Amazon's Go store enables people to walk in, grab their groceries and walk back out again without having to queue up to use a checkout, with their Amazon account being charged later. The initial store was due to open in "early 2017" but in March The Wall Street Journal reported delays due to ongoing technical problems. This is something of a trend for the company.

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North Korea telephone line may be reopened, Seoul says

Haley also criticised Moscow, after Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to North Korea's latest missile launch by saying that while his country opposed Pyongyang's nuclear programme, it was unacceptable for countries to intimidate North Korea.

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Fyre Festival is Reportedly Under Investigation by FBI

The New York Times now reports that a criminal investigation into the company has launched. That much was revealed in The New York Times' new piece focusing on some of the shoddier entrepreneurial exploits of McFarland. Also, festival employees haven't been compensated. A host of supermodels had promoted the festival on social media, including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid.

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This Artist's Graffiti Painting Just Sold For A Record $149M

Sotheby's said the untitled painting sold Thursday "offers a ferocious portrait of an artist defined by explosive talent and calamitous brilliance". Maezawa, founder of the Japanese online fashion retailer Zozotown, adds the 72¹/₈-by-68¹/₈-inch piece to his growing collection, which includes a Picasso he bought for $22.3 million.

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Oil Futures Bullish On Continued Production Cuts

The crisis-hit OPEC nation, which relies on oil for some 94 percent of its export revenue, has long fought for "fair" oil prices. The world's oil stockpiles increased only slightly in the first quarter and are set to decline in the second as demand picks up seasonally and OPEC constrains output, the IEA said Tuesday in its monthly report.

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Federal appeals court reviews Trump's revised travel ban

Why does the Trump administration continue insisting on 90- and 120-day travel suspensions, they asked, if it's already had so much time to improve vetting procedures? The 9th Circuit hears appeals from federal courts in nine western states.

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Services to have 4-slab GST rates, no decision on gold

Speaking to reporters here following the meeting, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said that no consensus could be reached on the rate to apply on gold, and that the next meeting of the GST Council has been fixed for June 4. Where the automobile industry is concerned, the introduction of GST will have varying effects on vehicles. Economy class air travel will attract 5 per cent GST while business class will be charged 12 per cent, he said.

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Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

The amendment will require schools to offer facilities and single-stall bathrooms to students who don't want to use those based on their biological sex. All state agencies must undergo periodic "sunset" reviews, but they're often added to the safety net bill if lawmakers fail to reauthorize them in time.

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Liverpool in Champions League after beating Middlesbrough

I love this club enough to do my best every single day", he added. That's the end of our @premierleague season. "I am not saying we are already in, qualification is qualification, I am already looking forward to it". The Frenchman has faced a barrage of criticism and abuse as Arsenal's season unravelled again, but Ferguson has warned against a knee-jerk reaction.

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Cholera outbreak grows at dramatic pace: 'Extremely alarming'

Numerous victims are children, and experts say there could be as many as 300,000 cases within six months. Numerous remaining health workers in the country had not been paid for seven months, Zagaria noted. It peaked in December 2016 and never fully went away, amid conflict between Government and Houthi-backed opposition forces that has left over half the country's medical facilities closed or damaged, and the economy in freefall.

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Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

Djokovic suggested he would look to employ another super coach after parting company with his long-term coaching staff this month, but said he would take his time before making an appointment. Things went from bad to worse for Thiem , he punched another 3 errors in game 4 to fall 4-0 behind and we could hear another noisy celebration from Novak who had the match firmly in his hands now.

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Boston Celtics ride Kelly Olynyk's hot hand to the Eastern Conference Finals

Now it's time to see if they belong. Game 7: Monday, May 29, 8:30 p.m. To eventually topple the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors at some point in the not-too-distant future, the Celtics, their stars and their coach need to be making progress.

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Aide posts Clinton's practice video of avoiding 'Trump's unwanted hug'

The footage is a bit shaky, but Reines confirmed that it's the real deal in a follow-up tweet. A pretty accurate representation of what Trump was like on stage during debates? When he goes in for the bear hug, she slaps him with a high-five-turned-handshake, then makes a run for it.

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Vunipola out of Lions tour of New Zealand, Haskell in

The Saracens No8 appeared in considerable pain during Saturday's Premiership semi-final defeat to Exeter and now faces an uphill struggle to be fit for the start of next season. His brother Mako remains available but there are few back-rowers anywhere in the world with Billy's compelling mix of power and exuberance. "We wish him all the best next weekend and look forward to welcoming him into camp before we depart".

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OPEC crude production rises in April - IEA

Oil touched a five-month low of $43.76 a barrel in NY on May 5 amid slower demand growth and rising supply outside OPEC, particularly in the U.S. Kuwait is in full support of extending a multilateral crude oil production cap into the early part of next year, the country's oil minister said Tuesday.

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Transcript Of Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech Reveals A New Tone Toward Muslims

He said that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. He described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While he has criticized President Barack Obama and others for not using the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", his staff sought to ensure that he not use it in the speech here to this Muslim audience.

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Amazon Echo Is Three Times More Popular Than Google Home

The major difference between the previous Echo products and the Echo Show is the 7-inch touchscreen that Alexa will be able to use to show the user things. One of the main selling points with this version of the Echo is having the ability to place and take video calls directly from the unit. In addition to the traditional features , Echo now can supports voice calling between Alexa devices.

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Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

The Washington Post and other news organizations on Monday reported that President Donald Trump gave Russia's foreign minister and ambassador closely held intelligence obtained from a USA partner about an Islamic State terrorist plot to use laptops as possible weapons aboard commercial aircraft.

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Cop who shot dead unarmed Terence Crutcher beats manslaughter charge

Tiffany Crutcher says Shelby is violent, lacks training and should not return to patrolling the streets. Prosecutors have said there was no reason for Shelby to fire on a man who was walking away from her. "No justice! No peace!" Bynum said the Crutcher family are good people who experienced awful loss, and he also said need to recognize men, women of the police department are good people who put their lives on the line everyday.


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