China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, Asia's largest oil refiner, outperformed its domestic rivals in terms of the first-half profit, as its refining business helped it endure the worst turmoil in the oil industry. Nearly the entire drop came from domestic operations, which accounts for more than 80 percent of its crude output. Sinopec's Shuibei oil field, a new discovery in the middle west of the Tarim basin, has oil reserves of 1.2 billion tonnes and 500 billon cubic meters of natural gas ...
Kerry said a longstanding counterterrorism dialogue has intensified in recent months and work with the Bangladeshi police and military will continue with an eye toward further cooperation. IS has claimed responsibility for the July 1 attack on the upscale cafe in Dhaka in which 22 people were killed and pictures of the attackers holding IS flags were posted online.
Blackstone donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Is Hillary Clinton "riding out" the clock? Presidential candidates are not required to hold press conferences. The back-and-forth accusations came as the two candidates vie for minorities and any undecided voters. Weeks before the first early voting, Trump faces the urgent task of revamping his image to win over those skeptical of his candidacy.
She declared that at every moment she has followed the Brazilian constitution and done what was best for her country."I can't help but taste the bitterness of injustice" of this process, she stated, according to reports by AP. Counts by local media find that 52 senators have said they plan on voting for removal, while 18 are opposed and 11 have not said one way or another. The result is expected to mirror the last vote when the Senate approved the impeachment process by 59 votes to 21.
During the yatra, the Gandhi scion will cover 2,500 kilometers, traversing through 55 Lok Sabha constituencies and 223 Assembly segments, according to party general secretary and the state in-charge for UP, Ghulam Nabi Azad. Rahul would also tour some villages, Mishra said. The party has also drawn up an ambitious mass outreach plan to reach 25,000 houses in each and every block of Uttar Pradesh.
The leftist leader, appearing before the Senate to defend herself in a process expected to remove her from office this week, said Brazil's economic elite and political opposition had sought to destabilize her government since her 2014 re-election.
This artist's conception shows a hypothetical planet with two moons orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. The exoplanet (a planet that circles a star other than our sun) was found orbiting Proxima Centauri and has been given the identifier Proxima b .
Sources close to the resigned Yemeni government in the port city of Aden said Monday that an attacker detonated his explosive-laden auto after he drove into a compound of militant recruits in the city's Mansurah district. Most of the recruits are men in their early 20s, unemployed, according to the officials, and mostly from the southern provinces of Abyan, Dhale, and Lahj.
Wade, a Chicago native who signed with the Bulls as a free agent earlier this summer, has been an outspoken advocate against gun violence, which has touched his family before. The family has set up a trust fund for Aldridge's children at the Seaway National Bank on East 87th Street, according to WGN . She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The protest in London follows a similar demonstration in Leipzig, Germany, last week demanding Pakistan to cease plans for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan and against what the protesters describe as "gross human rights violations" in the region.
On Kashmir, the former president expressed his confidence about India's ability to handle the current cycle of violence, saying that New Delhi has and will be cautious in the use of force. "Foreign Secretary also said that he looks forward to discussing with his counterpart the earliest possible vacation of Pakistan's illegal occupation of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir", the spokesperson said.
They realize Trump may have jettisoned one of the things giving Clinton a solid lead in the race for the White House. Taking Trump's words last night at face value, though, there is no difference between the "pay back taxes ... "Do we throw them out or do we work with them?" For his part, King said he believes that an immigration policy change could indeed rattle Trump's base.
When the two men were competing in the Republican presidential primary, Trump advocated for deporting millions of undocumented immigrants and blasted politicians like Bush who wanted to allow some to stay and seek legal status as long as they met a wide range of criteria.
The SDF said they destroyed three Turkish tanks, a claim that proven right by many Turkish media outlets. This picture, taken around five kilometers west of the Turkish border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep on August 25, 2016, shows Turkish army tanks rolling to the Syrian side of the border for an operation in the town of Jarabulus.
The $30-billion announced on Saturday is in addition to $32-billion that Japan pledged to Africa over a five-year period at the last TICAD meeting in 2013. Japan's direct investment into Africa has been overshadowed by China, who made a $2 billion single investment to build a hydropower dam in Equatorial Guinea in April, previous year to double the nation's energy production capacity.
The 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD , has ended its two-day conference on Sunday in the capital Nairobi. The amount pledged includes private sector investment and $11 billion left over from a $32-billion commitment made at the previous meeting in 2013.
Norwegian officials had to put down five reindeer that survived the storm, out of a herd of 323, including 70 calves. Officials from the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate discovered hundreds of dead reindeer on a mountain plateau after a lightning storm.
President Barack Obama is to discuss Syria with his Turkish counterpart in China on September 4, ahead of the G20 summit, according to the White House. Turkish troops have pounded areas around Jarablus, despite the town being liberated from IS last week (Tuesday 23 August), a state of affairs the U.S.
Turkey's operation aims to push the YPG back across the Euphrates to prevent it joining up a region east of the river already under its control with a Kurdish-held area to the west. miles) south and west of the northern Syrian town of Jarablus. The border town of Jarablus was taken by the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA). He called for steps to de-escalate the situation and said Washington had once again told the YPG to retreat east of the Euphrates.
Ahmed al-Fatih, who had been working at the center, said security at the site was lax. The killed and wounded recruits, most in their 20s and 30s, were signing up for military training in Djibouti and Eritrea, another official said. United Nations -led peace talks earlier in August held in Kuwait were suspended with no signs of a solution concerning the civil war. Aden is the temporary base of Yemen's internationally recognized government, which was forced into exile after Iran-backed ...
Medical sources in Aden told Xinhua the death toll has risen to about 65 and that more than 80 others were injured in the attack. "Around 60 dead in a martyrdom operation by a fighter from Islamic State targeting a recruitment center in Aden city", the statement said, without giving further details.
Joni Ernst's annual "Roast and Ride" fundraiser at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. He has released an online video that includes footage of the former first lady referring to some young criminals as "super predators" in the 1990s. "People don't know how well we're doing with the Hispanics, the Latinos", Trump said Friday at his hotel just off the Vegas Strip. He has sought to make the case that his economic policies would be better for small minority-owned businesses than those of Clinton.
Historically, the vast, vast majority of ISIS fighters have entered Syria by way of Turkey, but Turkish officials have claimed to slow that flow. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a Turkish-Kurdish rebel group fighting for autonomy within Turkey since the 1980s.
His Dhaka visit will be followed by a visit to India, where the joint cooperation between US-India-Bangladesh in fighting terrorism will get priority during discussions. we have enough experts in this regard and we could help Bangladesh by giving these experts", Mr. Karim quoted Mr. Kerry as telling the Bangladeshi premier at her office.
Turning to the camera, Corbyn is heard saying: "This is a problem that many passengers face every day, commuters and long-distance travellers". Virgin Trains owner Richard Branson released the images showing he walked past unreseved seats before shooting the campaign film.
A United States defense official said the US-backed Kurdish forces had pulled back to east of the Euphrates river over the past day or so, as demanded by Ankara. "The SDF have proven to be a reliable and capable force and our support for the SDF in its fight against ISIL is ongoing and will continue to do so", Cook said using an acronym to refer to IS.
Turkish tanks rolled across the border last week to help Syrian rebels seize the town of Jarablus from the Islamic State group, a move that was also aimed at deterring further advances by Kurdish-led forces. Monday's announcement by the Jarablus Military Council, which is part of the predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces, came hours after Turkey's foreign minister ordered Kurdish Syrian forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River "immediately" or face more strikes.
She called the damage to the building "severe", The New York Times reported , adding that the attack could hinder the efforts of police and intelligence officials to pursue suspects and monitor threats. About 30 firefighters responded after the destructive fire ripped through the vacant building at around 3 a.m. (0100 UTC) in a suburb to the north of the Belgian capital.
Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said the army hadkilled 25 Kurdish "terrorists" in air strikes as part of itsunprecedented operation inside Syria. Kurdish groups have already declared a semi-autonomous administration in Syria and control most of the border area. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that 20 civilians were killed and 50 wounded by Turkish artillery and airstrikes, calling it "encroachment" on Syrian sovereignty under the pretext of fighting IS.
Belgium's police and army have also been deployed in large numbers since suicide bombers attacked Paris last November, leaving 130 dead. Belgium has been on high alert for possible terrorist attacks since a March 22 double bombing at Brussels airport and a subway station killed 32 people.
Some 500 people took part in the initiative that served up the local speciality pasta and sauce, which hails from the town of Amatrice badly hit by the quake. President Sergio Mattarella arrived by helicopter Saturday and was shown the extent of the damage in Amatrice by its mayor, Sergio Pirozzi. Survivors of the quake that devastated the town of Amatrice , Italy , feast on their namesake pasta dish, on the weekend a festival celebrating the food would have been held.
The campaign rolled out its first set of ads earlier this month in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Carolina. Donald Trump played up the binary frame of the 2016 race in a new TV ad out Monday called "Two Americas: Economy", which makes the case that only his economic policies will make "the American dream achievable".
Reports said that the road to the airport was closed and flights suspended after the rocket fire. The target was a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge, the agency added, and broadcaster NTV said the rockets landed on wasteland nearby.
And they didn't bother defending his initial response Saturday to the killing of a mother as she walked her baby on a Chicago street. In recent days, Trump has backed away from that rhetoric - if not the policies. "If we don't enforce visa expiration dates, then we have an open border - it's as simple as that", he added. "And quite frankly, you know, I think this is the kind of thing that people expect from a president of the United States - that they'll approach these things thoughtfully, ...
Donald Trump is warning about a "war" on farmers if Hillary Clinton gets elected president. "If this is not "pay for play" what is it?" asked Republican rival Donald Trump calling it "one of the most shocking scandals in American political history".