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Saudi rejects offer of Turkish military base amid Qatar spat

Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University who has extensively studied Qatar . It had also once falsely reported that the United States was removing Malta from the countries eligible for its Visa Waiver Program. Saudi Arabia launched a campaign to isolate Qatar earlier this month, cutting diplomatic ties and imposing a blockade, which was followed by other allies.

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Heritage praises Trump's plans for air traffic control

He is scheduled to give remarks on the plan he'll send to Congress at 11:30 a.m.in the East Room of the White House. But Trump plans a new push with the help of House members like Shuster and Katko, members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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Global shares fall on Fed rate hike, United Kingdom rate outlook

The majority of the panelists, 60 percent, expect mortgage rates to remain more or less unchanged in the coming week while 30 percent predict further declines. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 1.2 percent to 25,565.34, but Shanghai's Composite index rose 0.1 percent lower to 3,132.49. China's yuan edged up against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank set guidance at a fresh seven-month high following the US Federal Reserve's widely-anticipated rate hike .

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May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Ms Foster said the talks deadline remained "realistic". According to BBC , a deal between both parties was supposed to be announced on Wednesday thereby helping May form government in the United Kingdom after her party emerged as the largest party in the recently concluded elections but failed to win a majority.

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Could Trump's "witch hunt" tweet come back to haunt him?

Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press he would recuse himself from overseeing Robert Mueller's investigation if his role in former FBI Director James Comey's firing becomes relevant to the inquiry. Friday's tweet marked the first time Mr Trump has publicly acknowledged he is under investigation. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief said it would be up to Meuller to determine whether Trump had obstructed justice.

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Greek PM renews call for lenders to tackle Greece's debt

Greece has been promised some form of help on its long-term debt repayments if it delivered wide-ranging economic reforms and kept a tight control on its spending. The IMF said it would propose its participation in Greece's bailout "in principle", while expecting further clarity on debt relief for the country when its present bailout programme expires next year.

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Harman Leads US Open After Round 3, Thomas Sets Course Record

Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain. Johnson, who had bullishly expected to do well on a course he believed to be perfectly suited to his game, admitted he was surprised to be out after only 36 holes. Casey took his place amongst the leading group after recovering from an early implosion that sent him plunging down the leaderboard. Casey sandwiched a pair of bogeys around his triple during a four-hole stretch of the back nine.

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Government says it has been "crystal clear" on approach to Brexit negotiations

There was speculation that chaos in Britain, caused by last week's shock general election outcome, would lead to Brexit negotiations being delayed. The source said talks with the small Northern Irish party were progressing well as meetings in Downing Street with all of the British province's main political leaders were taking place.

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Centrica PLC (CNA) Earns "Sell" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG

The stock of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, January 28 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was downgraded by Numis Securities. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Thursday, July 23 by N+1 Singer. 09/06/2017 - Shire Plc had its "Buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies.

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European Union and United Kingdom officials hold 'talks about talks' on Brexit

Addressing her party on Monday after one of its most memorable electoral failures, May said she would take a broader, more consultative approach to the Brexit talks. "As we set out in the Article 50 letter, our view is that withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other", a spokesman for Britain's Brexit ministry said.

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United Kingdom finance minister Hammond seeks 'pragmatic' Brexit

May's Conservatives need the support of the Protestant DUP's 10 MPs to have a majority in parliament, and some have called for the government to take a cross-party approach to Brexit given May's weakened position following the election. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has said the government's priority as it enters Brexit negotiations should be on jobs and the economy.

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Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Interest Rate

US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the benchmark interest rates for the fourth time since December 2015, and unveiled a plan to start trimming its balance sheet. The Fed's balance sheet unwind "beginning soon" means markets have not been given an exact target date and therefore the game continues with looming volatility in equity markets ahead of each Fed meeting.

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6 suspects convicted in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts

Firoz khan was convicted under charges of conspiracy and murder under sections of IPC, TADA and Explosives Act. The court acquitted Abdul Qayyum of all charges and ordered his release "on personal bond". He is now lodged in Taloja Central Jail in Raigad. All six were found guilty of offences under the Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act and five were also convicted of criminal conspiracy and murder.

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Amazon eyes big serving of USA grocery pie

On Wall Street, grocery stocks plunged on the news of the Whole Foods takeover deal. It operates approximately 456 stores in the United States , Canada , and the United Kingdom. TARRANT: As Amazon get this ramped up and pushed out, I think we'll see a lot of brick-and-mortar supermarkets closing doors in the next four to five years not unlike we're seeing in traditional retail.

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Trump tweet confirms he's being probed by prosecutor

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign, but there's been speculation he could step down . Trump also attacked the media Friday morning. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet . Democrats and Republicans largely approved of the naming of a special counsel last month to oversee the investigation, The Hill explained .

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Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks - Hammond

Brussels has insisted talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on a future trade agreement could begin. "Theresa May must immediately create a cross-party joint cabinet committee to negotiate Brexit". Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said: "The Conservatives can not go from weak and wobbly to business as usual in three days".

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Amazon Could Soon Control The Way You Use Smartphones In Stores

Amazon hasn't said whether or not they'll use this system in their brick-and-mortar stores or in Whole Foods. Amazon has been granted a patent created to stop you from visiting a shop to buy something, but then looking for a cheaper version online while you're there.

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Federal Reserve Moves Interest Rates Higher

The U.S. Federal Reserve, acting as America's central bank, took another step towards normalising monetary policy, by increasing interest rates to a 1% to 1.25% range . That gauge is called core Personal Consumption Expenditures, and it was up just 1.5 percent in the 12 months ending in April. "Compared with the projections made in March, the median path for the federal funds rate is essentially unchanged", Yellen said, during a news conference.

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Fed's lone dissenter Kashkari says weak inflation a concern

The Minneapolis Fed president has now voted against both interest-rate hikes this year. This is the fourth rate hike since December 2015, when the United States began to normalise its rates following years of near-zero interest. "If we base our outlook for inflation on these actual data, we shouldn't have raised rates this week", Kashkari, who votes this year on the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee, said Friday in an essay published on the Minneapolis Fed's website.

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President Trump's maybe-nonexistent White House tapes, explained

The paper learned this in a response to a FOIA request that does not leave out the chance that "recordings could have been created by another entity" without the Secret Service's knowledge. Instead of describing Trump's words in such terms as "misspoke", or "stated inaccurately", or even "said falsely", Comey called him a liar. Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was sacked by the president in May.

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

May's Conservative Party, which failed to win a majority in last week's British general election, has been talking to Northern Ireland's largest party, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure the support of their 10 members of parliament in Westminster .

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Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing in tweet

It wasn't immediately clear to whom Trump was referring to in his comment "the man who told me to fire" Comey . Trump exclaimed on Twitter , referring to the investigation as a " Witch Hunt ". At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during last year's presidential campaign.

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Celtic confirm Jonny Hayes signing

Hayes joined Aberdeen , who have finished second to Celtic in the last three league campaigns, in 2012. As part of the deal for the Republic of Ireland winger, Ryan Christie has moved to Pittodrie on a season-long loan deal. It was hard a year ago seeing all the celebrations and all the stuff on social media and you want that for yourself and to be part of it. The lure of the Champions League should count in Celtic's favour, while the rapport he has built up with the Parkhead ...

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London fire: Queen Elizabeth issues somber message after site visit

It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday. Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-story concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments. Among concerns previously been raised by people in the wake of the fire was the lack of a centralised missing person list and worries over where Grenfell residents will be rehoused.

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58 missing, presumed dead in London fire : London police

After the turbulent three months that saw Britain hit by three deadly militant attacks and now the Grenfell Tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply sombre but that the British people were resolute in crises. Bellerin, a defender, also plays for London club Arsenal. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II observed a minute of silence, along with her husband, Prince Philip , before the annual parade marking her official birthday.

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Belmont Stakes is up for grabs

Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes ahead of 3-1 favourite Irish War Cry in the final leg of the US Triple Crown . The win completed a stellar triple crown for Pletcher, who also trained Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming . As I explain below, the value just isn't there in the favorite tonight, so might as well roll the dice on one of the long-shots. "Well, this is our home base", Pletcher said.

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Trading Statistics of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

The stock traded at a volume of 8.67 million shares. (NYSE:VZ) is trading at, 46.64 (0.00% today), Verizon Communications Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.95%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 76.00%. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, February 23. Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped 5.67% for the last five trades and expanded 3.55% in one month period.

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Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions

Mostly because of this, Flynn was forced to resign, having worked at a high post in the White House for less than a month. But he may prove a critical witness in Mueller's probe, nonetheless. "I hope you can let this go". In the meantime, the Republican Natinal Committee appears to be girding for a fight. Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.

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Record smashing Thomas grabs US Open lead

Instead of the overly cautious approach that normally prevails at most U.S. Opens, anyone thinking about holding the trophy will need to compile a barrage of birdies to have any chance. Thomas may have had one of the more entertaining birdies of the afternoon at the par-4 fifth. He hit 12 of the 14 fairways in the second round, and one of the misses came on No.

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Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5

Could have had (different) results in both those games". On the ensuing face-off, Filip Forsberg scored from the opposite goal line, almost 200 feet away, making it 4-1 and game over. Fleury performed well in 15 games this postseason, posting a.924 save percentage, but he was replaced by Murray in the Eastern Conference Finals after allowing four goals in a first period to the Senators in Game 3 .

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President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation with tweet

On Thursday Trump derided a " witch hunt " against him, led by some "very bad" people . Painter's comments come as Trump and his allies cast doubt on Mueller's ability to conduct a fair investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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Immelt shook up GE's business model, but not its stock price

The company said the announcements were part of a succession plan that had been in place since 2011, and that now was an "ideal time for change" now that the company had completed its "pivot" away from financial services and the move of its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston .

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Sports Russia Beat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener

The opening ceremony will begin at the St. Petersburg Stadium at 4 p.m. Moscow time (1300 GMT) on Saturday, two hours before a match between Russian Federation and New Zealand , reports Tass news agency. Though 50,251 were in St. Petersburg Stadium that still left more than 10,000 empty seats. "When the president of your country comes out to make a speech this mobilizes us", Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov said through a translator.

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Champions Trophy 2017: India favourites but bookies expect tough Pakistan fight

Most of the TV spots for the final, to be played in London , were pre-booked, however, fewer than 10 percent of the slots are left for the final. The Men in Green have once again risen to their tag of being completely unpredictable and come into the final on the back of three incredible victories - the most impressive of which has to be the eight-wicket trouncing of tournament favourites and hosts England in the semi-finals.

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Late goal gives Stanley Cup to Penguins

Subban. Furthermore, I get that it may take a few more days before we can reflect on all the wonderful memories without a hint of regret still in them, but I know it'll happen. In doing so, the Predators became the first eighth-seeded team to sweep a first-round series since the current playoff format was introduced in 1994.


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