The EIA cut its 2017 crude-price forecast by 3%, with West Texas Intermediate crude seen at an average $50.68 a barrel, and Brent crude at $52.60. Strong U.S. Some of the struggles of oil and the energy sector this year can be pinned on investors' concerns regarding the ability of major oil-producing nations, including the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), to effectively reduce production.
The right-wing opposition coalition, known by its Spanish acronym MUD, planned to march on the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), located in downtown Caracas , but was blocked by security forces, who dispersed protesters. Two were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, he said. Protests have raged for weeks, with people taking to the streets to demonstrate against president Nicolás Maduro and his government.
Unfortunately, the raid also resulted in the death of two American soldiers, who possibly were killed as a result of friendly fire, according to Fox News . "This is the second ISIS-K emir we have killed in nine months, along with dozens of their leaders and hundreds of their fighters", he added, using the acronym denoting the group's local affiliate, Islamic State Khorasan Province.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 15 sharks were spotted off the waters of Capistrano Beach in Orange County, California. "They have not acted in any sort of threatening behavior". In both cases, the shark nearly always leaves after just one bite. When one's spotted close to the shore, a shark advisory is kept in place until the beachfront has been shark-free for a full day.
Moon succeeds Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in a corruption scandal. Moon won South Korea's presidency in an election held on Tuesday, campaigning on a more conciliatory approach toward Pyongyang and ending almost ten years of hardline conservative rule in the South that focused on pressuring the reclusive North.
Lavrov is the highest Russian official to meet with Trump since his presidency. And in a surprise, Trump greeted the media with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Trump then was asked whether it affected " your meeting with the Russians today? Lavrov is speaking at the Russian Embassy in Washington after meetings with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Journalists question British opposition Labour Party members of Parliament Ian Lavery, center, and Andrew Gwynne, right, as to why their leader Jeremy Corbyn did not attend, at the end of their party's first campaign poster laun. The party had planned to publish the document next week before the June 8 election. Lavery said Corbyn was doing preparation work for a "very important meeting", and that he was actually pleased about the leak of the manifesto, as it got the party's "visionary" ...
Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, unsuccessfully pleaded not guilty in a court in the city of Yekaterinburg . A Russian YouTuber named Ruslan Sokolovsky posted the video back in August 2016 during the peak of the game's popularity. He said at the time: "How can one offend by entering a church with a smartphone?" It was since used to criminalize actions such as the political performance by Pussy Riot punk group in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow , for which some of its members were ...
Former acting US Attorney General Sally Yates warned the White House about the blackmail risk posed by the appointment of Michael Flynn as President Trump's security adviser. Because she, as acting attorney general, knew the actual contents of those conversations. That was factually incorrect: During the hearing, Clapper did not say that there was no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump associates.
Michael Flynn's conduct and the Trump administration's handling of the allegations about him. Donald Trump has hit back angrily over new claims about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned amid controversy over his links with Russian Federation.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries' differences over Syria and Ukraine. Tillerson and Lavrov made a brief appearance Wednesday morning for a photo-op, and as Tillerson began to lead his guest back behind closed doors, Lavrov responded to a question about Comey's firing.
In Game 4 against Portland , the Warriors opened up a 20-point lead halfway into the first quarter, led by 23 points at its conclusion and rode that all the way to a series victory. Curry, Thompson and Green were combined for 29 points in the first quarter alone. They submitted the most infamous choke job in NBA Finals history, and instead of running it back with the same group they neutered their biggest conference competitor and added a top-three player.
During the campaign, Moon opposed the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile defense system (though he later reversed himself on it) and said he would go to Pyongyang for a summit to restart inter-Korean dialogue. And keeping the THAAD system in South Korea will do more harm than any good for the people in South Korea, and eventually, the U.S. is not going to gain anything.
Reporters yelled out the questions to Lavrov as he headed into his sit-down with Tillerson, attempting to get Moscow's top diplomat to weigh in on the administration's stunning decision to can the man who'd been investigation ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
The timing of the decision sparked outrage in Washington, with Democrats in the Senate "virtually unanimous" that a special prosecutor must now be appointed to take over the Russian Federation investigation - a step the White House insists is unnecessary.
As for the timing of Lavrov's meeting, it was scheduled well in advance of Comey's firing. Surveillance equipment like listening devices can be concealed in electronic equipment like cameras, according to these experts, and it was irresponsible at best for the White House to allow a foreign government with a history of spying like Russian Federation to enter a sensitive government building with them.
In their first telephone conversation since the rupture in relations last month, Trump agreed to send a representative to Russian-sponsored cease-fire talks starting Wednesday in Astana, Kazakhstan, and the two leaders assigned their top diplomats to coordinate efforts.
Clearly, we all couldn't be more ready for a new season of the nostalgic supernatural hit " Stranger Things " - after all, it was the big victor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday night. On the other hand, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah won the Best Host award. The ceremony also was noteworthy for the way it nominated actors from both TV shows and movies in the same category.
New members are flocking to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's party as it prepares for the elections to the National Assembly in June - starting with a change in its name. The right-wing Republicans party is seeking to win enough seats in parliament to force Macron into a power-sharing deal. Macron, an ex-banker, served as economy minister in a Socialist government under Valls, but left to make his successful bid for president at the head of his new party on a promise to turn the page ...
Coillte has a comprehensive fire and emergency plan in operation for every forest, which includes the construction of fire breaks, operation of fire patrols, communication with fire brigade services and provision of specialised equipment in high risk areas.
LONDON The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party promised Tuesday to correct a "rigged" economic system if it wins next month's parliamentary election but said he won't try to reverse the country's decision to leave the European Union .
The manifesto also contains a pledge to hike taxes for those who earn more than 80,000 pounds a year (roughly $103,491). Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has rejected claims that Labour's manifesto was similar to the party's former leader, Michael Foot, in 1983.
It commits Labour to scrapping tuition fees, boosting workers' rights and reversing a series of benefits cuts - including the so-called bedroom tax. Prime Minister Theresa May said the leaked draft suggested Labour wanted to take Britain "back to the past".
Throughout the Syrian war, which began in March 2011, Israel has made it clear it would not allow shipments of weapons from Iran to Hezbollah units fighting in Syria. During his visit, Lieberman held talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as part of efforts by Israel to coordinate with Moscow on actions in Syria and avoid the risk of confrontation.
Comey told Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, that Russian Federation teamed up with criminals in a "relationship that's often hard to define" to hack USA companies, pointing to a massive breach of Yahoo's email system. Breaking that policy would be "really bad", Comey said. And then two days before the election, he came back and essentially said that. He did confirm that former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates "did" tell him of her concerns about former National Security Advisor ...
Speaking earlier, Lillian Cosmos, FCT coordinator, Africa Arise for Change Network, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping to his promise and facilitating the freedom of the girls. An handout picture released by the PGDBA&HND Mass Communication shows some of the 82 released Chibok girls waiting before a meeting with Nigeria's President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on May 7, 2017.
While Washington continues to waffle over its commitment to the Paris accord, Finland, which assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council from the United States this year, has said climate change will continue to be the council's central concern.
According to both Syrian opposition activists and government media outlets on Saturday, there were no immediate reports of casualties after a memorandum signed by Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation, the three countries behind peace efforts in Syria , took effect at the stroke of midnight local time on Saturday (2100 GMT on Friday).
At the same time, tensions between Pyongyang and Beijing have also risen in recent weeks as China works with the U.S.to rein in North Korea. "Will Mr. The likely victor could be Moon Jae In of the Democratic Party. Mr Moon will have a hard diplomatic path to tread in his approach to North Korea, which dreams of a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental USA and has vast artillery forces trained on Seoul .
President Donald Trump urged Russian Federation to "rein in" Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, the White House said on Wednesday. After a short statement and photo opportunity with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , the Russian foreign minister turns to leave as a reporter shouts "does the Comey firing cast a shadow over your talks here?" "You're kidding, you're kidding".
Beijing opposes the system, arguing that its radar systems allow the USA and South Korea to spy on nearby Chinese military, and has imposed unofficial sanctions on South Korean companies operating in China. Tuesday's ballot was called after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and took place against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.
John Dorrian. FILE - This April 30, 2017 photo provided by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), shows a fighter from the SDF carrying weapons as he looks toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. The decision to arm the Kurds had already provoked anger in Turkey, which says the YPG are linked to its own domestic Kurdish separatist group the PKK, or Kurdish Workers Party.
The Trump administration asked for Flynn's resignation in February after the White House said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a communication with Russia's U.S. On Monday, the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, told lawmakers that she had warned the president's top legal adviser on January 26 that Flynn's deception on those calls left him open to blackmail.
Struggling countries could be saddled with Chinese loans requiring payment regardless of project performance, Fitch Ratings said. The finance for this project comes from ASIAN Infrastructure Investment Bank, Silk Route Fund, China Development Bank and also the deals which China has cracked with other nations.
TRT World's Joseph Kim has more from Seoul . He said: "President Moon said he understands China's interest in the THAAD deployment and its concerns, and said he hopes the two countries can swiftly get on with communication to further improve each other's understanding".