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In the face of sanctions threat, North Korea 'Test-fires' another missile

Two days later, South Korean troops fired warning shots at an "unidentified object" that flew across the heavily fortified border with North Korea , the South Korean military said. "It is a severe threat to the peace and stability of not only the Korean Peninsula, but also the worldwide community", a statement from South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. Maintains Stake in Cypress Semiconductor Co. (CY)

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY ) reported sales (ttm) of 2.04 Billion, whereas, 12 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 545.75 million. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for enhanced capability with its IH-Com data management software to manage patient results with the company's IH-1000 automated blood typing instrument.

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Canada falls to New Zealand 17-7 in women's rugby sevens final

Alena Saili added a corner try near the end of the match to round out the scoring. "They've gotten better and they've been in pressure cookers before, so they are used to it". However, New Zealand were tenacious in defence and took the 12-7 halftime lead. "We learned a lot and look to continue to learn in France". Greenshields, Landry and Charity Williams scored tries for Canada in the semi.

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Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and influential adviser.

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Oversight Dem calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance

That Kushner is being cautioned to keep a low profile is notable considering his role leading a new White House "war room" to deal with Russia-related issues. "There ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid", Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, the NY Daily News reported .

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Manchester attack: Trump orders probe after British leaks

It has emerged that Abedi phoned his mother hours before carrying out the terror attack and said "forgive me". Ashour, a member of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), said the interior ministry's Deterrence Force was in charge of the investigation but gave no further details.

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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions

According to the Times , the relationship had begun to fray earlier this month when Trump abruptly fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, a move Kushner strongly pushed according to reports , not anticipating the backlash, and over Kushner's ongoing war with chief strategist Stephen Bannon and his alleged repeated attempts to see him gone.

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China credit rating downgraded by Moody's, Australian dollar falls

China's financial markets quickly brushed off Moody's Investors Service's decision to cut its rating on the nation's debt for the first time in nearly three decades, with stocks, bonds and the currency little changed. However, Moody's upgraded its outlook from "negative" to "stable", where it had been since March previous year. The country is trying to contain financial risks and to avoid asset bubbles forming while maintaining growth.

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'The Square' wins top prize at Cannes; Sofia Coppola is Best Director

The Oscar-winning actress now has four productions featured at Cannes Film Festival , including The Beguiled , The Killing of a Sacred Deer , How to Talk to Girls at Parties and the BBC crime drama Top of the Lake , reported Contactmusic.

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More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

Around a quarter of Sunday's flights set to depart from London's major hub before 2100 GMT were cancelled as the airline battled to contain the "knock-on disruption" to schedules, with aircraft and crews out of position around the world.

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Macron comes clean on awkward Trump handshake

The handshake between Macron and Trump on Thursday drew attention for its visible intensity, with both pairs of knuckles turning white from pressure. During this meet, Macron pointedly turned past Trump to embrace German chancellor Angela Merkel and later shook hand with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, and Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, before greeting the US President.

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Crude Oil Tumbles As OPEC Plan Disappoints

Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's oil minister and president of the OPEC Conference, said in his opening statement Thursday that the cuts first agreed to in November were having their intended effect. Some non-OPEC countries, such as Russia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Sudan, and South Sudan promised to cut output by 600,000 barrels per day.

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Eddie Jones 'wouldn't say no' to British and Irish Lions coaching role

There is not loads and loads to learn. You have to [have that belief], definitely. "It's a tough challenge for the squad and a massive tour", he said. "He's in camp this week and he's developing really well", said Lions assistant coach Steve Borthwick. Jones, whose opinions are never short of a thinly buried dig at someone or something, reckons the Lions, who arrive in New Zealand on Wednesday, will "struggle" to beat the All Blacks because of the Welsh coaching influence in the touring ...

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Moody's downgrade China's credit rating amid fears of slowing economic growth

Beijing must also deliver on its official targets for growth which will likely make the economy more reliant upon stimulus said Moody's. Hong Kong on Thursday hit back at a decision by Moody's to cut its credit rating on the city, which the agency said was becoming increasingly close to mainland China.

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Sailing - French crew score their first America's Cup win

Also vying to advance are Britain's Land Rover BAR, SoftBank Team Japan, Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing of Sweden. Nationality rules have long since been dumped, although the British, French and New Zealand teams have strong national representation.

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Long shot: Pentagon to test ICBM interceptor amid North Korea tensions

The missile was sacked at 5:39 a.m. local time (4:39 p.m. Sunday ET) from an area near Wonsan, Kangwon province, toward the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, the statement said. Analysts said that test gave North Korea critical information on developing a re-entry vehicle for nuclear warheads and showed Pyongyang had a missile capable of striking the USA territory of Guam.

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Nigeria, Libya exempted as OPEC extends cut for nine months

ET). Meanwhile the North American benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, rose to highs of $51.93 per barrel before dipping as far as $50.08 per barrel. Nigeria and Libya, both suffering from unrest, were excluded from production caps agreed by OPEC and non-OPEC producers in December a year ago and effective from January until June 2017.

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Hansteen Holdings plc (HSTN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts

Analysts await Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) to report earnings on July, 27. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and set a GBX 525 ($6.83) price objective on shares of BT Group plc in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th. The stock's 50 day moving average is GBX 1,936.97 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,905.80. BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) had its price objective decreased by analysts at Beaufort Securities from GBX 390 ($5.07) to GBX 340 ($4.42) in a research report ...

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Remembering Former Senator, Baseball Hall-of Famer Jim Bunning

He also belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a flawless game in the modern era, performing the feat with the Phillies in 1964 against the New York Mets. Before being elected to Congress, Bunning worked as an investment broker and agent and served in the Kentucky state Senate. Jim Bunning (R-KY) enters a room for the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S.

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Oil reverses some losses as investors get ready for OPEC meeting

OPEC countries, among other nations, require the price of oil to be above $80 a barrel to keep the spigots on and budgets fat. With prices likely to fall because of an oversupply in the market if they don't, both Russian Federation, and OPEC oil giant Saudi Arabia have spoken out in favor of an extension ahead of Thursday's meeting.

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Corker Says President Trump's 1st International Trip "Executed To Near Perfection"

The California Democrat, who has been a sharp critic of Trump, also said in an interview aired Sunday that national security advisor H.R. McMaster, a highly respected military officer, had been tarnished by his association with the White House.

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Baseball Hall of Famer and former US Sen. Jim Bunning dies

A former United States Congressman and Senator and a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher died late last night, according to media reports . Bunning also served 12 years in the US House. "Senator Bunning had a tremendous baseball career in the MLB and was inducted into the Hall of Fame ". Bunning played baseball at a time when players' salaries were not enough to make ends meet year-round, prompting him to find work in the financial sector during the off-season.

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OPEC considering whether to cap Nigerian oil output - delegates

Late a year ago 24 countries, including those in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, agreed to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day. The global supply swamp has depressed markets since 2014. Ministers assigned to a joint committee monitoring an agreement to sideline 1.8 million barrels per day to balance an oversupplied market left a meeting Wednesday with a recommendation to extend the deal for nine months.

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Trump's budget cuts children's health insurance program

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Vatican. Payments to Medicaid , the federal-state health program for the poor , would be cut by more than $600 billion over a decade from levels projected under current law in addition to proposed Medicaid cuts under the House bill repealing and replacing much of the Affordable Care Act.

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Four Indonesian soldiers killed, eight injured at South China Sea training

Commenting on the "Code of Conduct" for the disputed South China Sea , Lin said Taiwan should not have been left out and the country should be a part of the negotiating table. "As a nation that under its Constitution has renounced war as an instrument of national policy, the Philippines' recourse is to bring China's threat of war to another UNCLOS arbitral tribunal, to secure an order directing China to comply with the ruling of the UNCLOS arbitral tribunal that declared the Reed ...

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Are Analysts Bullish about DX (Group) PLC (LON:DX) after last week?

Investec maintained Supergroup PLC (LON:SGP) on Wednesday, December 2 with "Buy" rating. The legal version of this report can be accessed at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/05/26/bt-group-plc-bt-price-target-cut-to-gbx-340-updated.html.

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Trump treads carefully between Israelis and Palestinians

Trump , wading into the sensitive waters of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stepped lightly, careful not to offend or endorse either side. On the other hand, the hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, led by jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, demonstrates that the threat to Abbas lies within his own camp.

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Britain resumes sharing Manchester intelligence with U.S.

May also said Thursday that progress is being made in the Manchester bombing investigation noted the national threat level remains critical - meaning another attack may be imminent. Trump described as " deeply troubling " the leaks from the probe, which called into question intelligence-sharing between the key partners and cast a pall over his meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels.

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Low gas prices will mean more road trips this summer

Financial traders did not like what they heard, thinking it meant an ongoing oil glut. As of 08:51 (MSK) July futures for Brent of Brent crude fell 0.60% to $51.13. "The market was hoping for deeper cuts", he said. One supportive factor for oil prices have been U.S. data showing seven weeks of draws on domestic crude inventories, said Mark Watkins, regional investment manager at U.S.

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Goods and Service Tax rates: 83 services exempt, 13 in 5% slab

On Day One of the meeting, the Council had clubbed commodities under seven categories of taxes - zero per cent, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%, special category and luxury items category. Overall, Mr Jaitley said the net effect of Goods and Services Tax will not be inflationary. Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary, told that for all the items, nearly 7% of items fall under 0% tax slab.

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NK daily releases detailed report on global WannaCry attack

In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment became the target of the biggest cyberattack in United States corporate history, linked to its release of North Korea satire "The Interview", hated by Pyongyang. Who is behind the huge WannaCry ransomware attack? Both Symantec and Kaspersky said it was too early to tell whether North Korea was involved in the attacks, based on the evidence that was published on Twitter by Google security researcher, Neel Mehta.

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White House officials refuse to comment on Jared Kushner's Russia ties

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday said that his "dashboard warning light was clearly on" when asked about whether he knew about communications between Russians and White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kusher.

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NBA to have first 'threematch' finals

In 2015, it was Kerr vs. Cleveland's David Blatt. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. "Like I'm the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row?" "We have to be ready for the challenge". Some upset fans have scapegoated Kevin Durant, who left Oklahoma City last July to sign with Golden State, for the NBA's lack of parity.

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Dissecting Donald Trump's $4.1 Trillion Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump may have handed Republicans leery of supporting him a great gift: a spending plan that calls for deep cuts to some of the country's most popular programs - and one they can rail against. Senate Budget Committee Republicans pointed out in their own analysis that this is above the 1.9 percent average growth that the Congressional Budget Office projects.

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China says Moody's downgrade overestimates difficulties

According to some data released by the Institute of International Finance, the total debt in the Chinese economy , which includes; government, households, and businesses peaked at 256% of economic output just before the year end last 2016.


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