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Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision
- June 19, 2017

And we're all in when it comes to the Paris climate agreement. "We wanted the United States of America to not talk selfishly but to talk about being part of this world which doesn't have walls, and help us get out there and save it", he said. (more...)
London protesters demand answers over fire tragedy London protesters demand answers over fire tragedy
- June 19, 2017

Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed past year. Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King. (more...)
Koepka wins US Open title
- June 19, 2017

He went in at 32 on the back nine but came out in 37 with three bogeys on the front. He became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major championship, and it was the first time since 1998-2000 that Americans won their national championship three straight years. (more...)
Can Amazon persuade people to buy fresh food online?
- June 19, 2017

The building's footprint will be 855,000 square feet, but with three stories, the building will have a total of 2.4 million square feet inside. The Amazon-Whole Foods combination, expected to close by the end of the year, could put even more pressure on those chains and other big grocery sellers. (more...)
Crude prices sag amid doubts over OPEC's influence
- June 19, 2017

The global oil market will now focus on the weekly change in the oil rig count data to be released Friday. Crude futures fell sharply Wednesday on higher stockpiles in the US and other rich nations despite the OPEC production deal. OPEC's pledge was to cut 1.8 million bpd in tandem with other key producers, including Russian Federation, for the first six months of the year. Prices slid $1.72, or 3.5 percent, to $47 on Wednesday. (more...)
OPEC and U.S. shale drillers are on collision course: Kemp OPEC and U.S. shale drillers are on collision course: Kemp
- June 19, 2017

Brent has dropped back below $50 since the OPEC meeting. Both benchmarks have given up all of the gains made since OPEC agreed to cut output to prop up prices late November. However, oil stocks are near record highs in many regions across the world as traders anticipate further fall in prices. And the U.S. Energy Information Administration has raised its prediction for U.S. (more...)
Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter
- June 19, 2017

A MA court found Carter guilty in the death of boyfriend Conrad Roy , 18. Carter is now out on bail. Yet she did not call the police or Roy's family, he noted. He pointed out that Roy had stepped out of the truck, and told Carter he couldn't go through with it. Michelle Carter , the woman who successfully told her boyfriend to kill himself, is getting support after her Friday conviction for involuntary manslaughter . (more...)
Britain eyes Brexit deal 'like no other in history'
- June 19, 2017

The Chancellor insisted there must be transitional arrangements to avoid a "cliff edge" , and he indicated temporary measures could be in place for a couple of years before a final deal is sealed. Monday's talks however are likely to focus on the practical details of timings for the coming months, with the big, divisive issues left aside for now, officials said. (more...)
Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road
- June 19, 2017

The statement from her office said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency services who responded to the scene. The imam did not specify a number of casualties but said there were injuries and deaths. He has been taken to a hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged, the police said. The attacks were a factor in campaigning ahead of the June 8 election, with Prime Minister May criticised for overseeing a drop of 20,000 in the number ... (more...)
Qatar, US sign $12 b military deal amid gulf crisis
- June 19, 2017

This is despite US President Donald Trump's recent criticism of Qatar for supporting terrorism. The $ 12 billion deal comes after President Trump denounced Qatar as being a "high-level" sponsor of terrorism on Friday, causing confusion about the USA stance on the crisis. (more...)
Verizon completes Yahoo deal and Marissa Mayer exits
- June 19, 2017

Yahoo and AOL will form a new digital media company under Verizon called Oath . Oath will be overseen by former AOL Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong , while Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer , 42, is stepping down. Marni Walden , Verizon president of Media and Telematics (including Oath), noted that the acquisition will help boost the company's role as a digital media company, beyond its capabilities as a carrier. (more...)
At least 26 hurt after China Eastern Airlines flight hits turbulence At least 26 hurt after China Eastern Airlines flight hits turbulence
- June 19, 2017

The airline said on its Weibo account (in Chinese) that the Airbus A330, that had taken off from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, landed safely in Kunming . "The process lasted about 10 minutes". "Many people were injured, and among them, many had not buckled up". The flight crew dealt with the situation according to proper procedures and the plane landed safely in Kunming. (more...)
Japan's Merchandise Trade Surplus Swings Into Deficit in May
- June 19, 2017

Japan's trade surplus with the U.S.in May rose 19.0% to Y411.1 billion, rising for the first time in three months. May data showed "a correction in speed" but the Japanese economy is likely to continue to expand in the July-September quarter even if it stalls in April-June, he said. (more...)
For Whole Foods workers, fears of robots, drones and culture clash For Whole Foods workers, fears of robots, drones and culture clash
- June 19, 2017

Wal-Mart was just one of the many retailers whose stocks were impacted by the news that Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods . - Elemental Technologies , $296 million, video processing technology, transaction date 2015. Americans have been slowly moving toward online grocery shopping. " Whole Foods is expensive enough". But Whole Foods has seen its sales slump and in February said it no longer saw the potential for expanding its flagship chain to 1,200 locations, up from about 460 in ... (more...)
Growth worries push stocks lower, Fed hike lifts dollar
- June 19, 2017

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index fell 0.2 percent to 19,838.86 and South Korea's Kospi sank 0.6 percent to 2,358.66. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 60.09 points, or 0.97 percent, to 6,134.80. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, forecasting one more hike this year. The S&P 500 lost 15.26 points, or 0.63 percent, to 2,422.66. (more...)
Maryland and DC sue Trump over foreign payments
- June 19, 2017

The District of Columbia's Karl Racine and Maryland's Brian Frosh held a joint news conference Monday in Washington , confirming the suit filed in a Maryland court. "No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State". (more...)
'Sombre' Britain prepares for historic Brexit talks
- June 19, 2017

Sixty-three percent said they hold a favorable view of the European Union - a majority of Greeks disagree - and 49 percent said they believed Germany has too much influence over decision making in the bloc. Mr McDonnell told Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "Well I'm afraid the problem with the Brexit talks is that we have a Government in disarray". SOME politicians don't realise when they have it so good and often find it hard to resist the urge to go after even more power - quite often just for ... (more...)
'Trump under probe for obstructing justice' 'Trump under probe for obstructing justice'
- June 19, 2017

The Washington Post , citing five people who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mr Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence, Mr Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency , and Mr Richard Ledgett , the former deputy director at the NSA, had agreed to be interviewed by Mr Mueller's investigators as early as this week. (more...)
London Stock Exchange Group (LON:LSE) Analyst Target Prices
- June 19, 2017

Therefore 88% are positive. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability invested in 0% or 66,432 shares. Valley National Advisers Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) for 62 shares. Allianz Asset Ag invested in 0.01% or 333,340 shares. (NASDAQ:CA). Moreover, Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc has 0.44% invested in CA, Inc. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated an add rating and set a GBX 460 ($5.82) target price on shares of Liontrust Asset Management PLC in a research report on ... (more...)
Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey
- June 19, 2017

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice , officials said. (more...)

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