Economy

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:24

Niger said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab countries that have cut ties with Doha over allegations it sponsors Islamist militants and Iran. The government of Qatar has hired John Ashcroft, the U.S. attorney general during the September 11 attacks, as it seeks to rebut accusations from U.S.

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:08

The move came after Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain , who have isolated Qatar by cutting all diplomatic and transport links with it last week, put dozens of figures linked to the country on blacklists. Back on June 5, the head of Iran's Agricultural Products Exporters Union Reza Noorani said the Islamic Republic is ready to export various types of agricultural and food products to Qatar through three Iranian port cities.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:14

The federation wrote to the Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas, stating that the move to introduce daily changes in petrol prices would only benefit oil companies and harms the petrol dealers involved in retailing of petroleum. Asserting that the entire work of PSU oil companies not fully automated, Badhwar said changing the prices in the dispensing units through remote operations is not possible.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:26

No additional information regarding the nature of the stated allegations of misconduct has been released. ABC first premiered Bachelor in Paradise in 2014. What does this mean for Evan Bass and Carly Waddell's wedding that was supposed to take place on June 17 in Mexico as a part of this filming? "We are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations".

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:49

When the rain came down, Australia were 83-1 in 16 overs, chasing a target of 183. New Zealand , meanwhile, will look to gain crucial two points with a win against Eoin Morgan's men, after they were forced to share points with Australia after their first match was washed out by rain.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:45

Jose Ortiz was riding his first victor of the big race as Tapwrit outlasted Irish War Cry , who finished second two lengths behind. Tapwrit followed previous successes with Rags to Riches who, in 2007, became the third filly to withstand the rigors of the mile-and-a-half marathon and the first in 105 years.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:51

British police have named the three men who carried out the terror attack in London on Saturday and who were all shot dead by police. Butt and Redouane were named by authorities on Monday. At the time of his arrest, Zaghba was travelling with just a backpack and his passport was impounded. The paper states he was stopped in March 2016 and was suspected of having tried to travel to Syria via Turkey.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:02

The Prime Minister was criticized for making a number of U-turns on social welfare and she came under fire for a controversial proposal on who should pay for the cost of care for the elderly, a policy that became known as the "dementia tax".

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:25

The belts, created to look like real explosives, consisted of three disposable water bottles covered in masking tape that were then attached to the belt. It was also recently discovered that the attackers had previously planned to rent a truck instead of a van and were prepared to use Molotov cocktails.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:58

An analysis of marginal seats in the United Kingdom general election has revealed exactly how many votes away Jeremy Corbyn was from becoming Prime Minister. Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:40

Butt had appeared in a documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ", broadcast previous year by Britain's Channel 4, as part of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park. Butt featured in a Channel 4 documentary previous year about Islamist extremists with links to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary called The Jihadis Next Door .

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:36

The fake explosive belts were visible during the attacks, Haydon said, and may have looked real to those who saw them. "Anyone who saw them on the night would have thought they were genuine", said Commander Dean Haydon. After Butt's payment was declined, the trio of terrorists rented the smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before jumping out of the vehicle and going on a stabbing rampage that left eight people dead and nearly 50 injured.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:37

Jeremy Corbyn has warned Theresa May that she must not abandon LGBT rights in favour of "clinging to power" by aligning with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Adding to the turmoil, one newspaper said foreign secretary Boris Johnson is preparing to vie for her job after the Conservative party's disastrous election showing.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:00

He did not identify the victim, but British police recovered a body Tuesday downstream from the bridge. "Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development", the police said. It now appears that at least two of the three assailants were known to British intelligence services, putting Prime Minister Theresa May and top law enforcement officials under pressure to explain what - if anything - could have been done to stop the attack.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:35

Speaking in Mexico , Ms Merkel told a news conference: "We are ready for the negotiations". Donald Tusk, president of the European Council of national leaders, was even more explicit, saying that while "We don't know when Brexit talks start".

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:14

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two glorious late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute opener. His worldwide manager drew comparisons to David Beckham and his memorable free-kick goal for England against Greece in 2001. "But we played a team with five at the back, tried to frustrate which is understandable from their point of view".

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:07

Police and prosecutors had been investigating the men on suspicion that they were preparing to carry out "a serious violent crime that could have jeopardised the state". The pilot of the flight from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana made a decision to land after passengers told flight attendants "that several men were talking about terrorist activities", a police spokesman told AFP , without elaborating on the content of their discussion.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:16

May has apologised to Conservative MPs who lost their seats in the vote and has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle to try to shore up her power base. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament". "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:27

May, who became prime minister after Britain's June 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union , called the election three years early in a bid to strengthen her hand in the looming Brexit negotiations. "The clock will pause and time is a crucial factor in the Brexit negotiations", said Clingendael's Korteweg, who ruled out EU's intention to extend the negotiations time frame.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:13

The firings stem from an investigation by Perkins Coie , an global law firm that often works with startups and Fortune 500 companies. The law firm is working in parallel with a broader probe into company culture and practices by former U.S.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:45

Analysts say Apple has been slow to improve its Siri virtual assistant and launch a smart speaker, after Amazon launched its Echo in 2014 . Firstly, Apple isn't ready to dwindle its price. "With Apple acquiring Bowers & Wilkins talent to develop AirPods, it's clear they are taking audio more seriously". Apple is just getting started, and it will be a while before there's a robust suite of functionalities outside of what Siri is able to do right now.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:40

Now, reaction in Europe is sheer exasperation: the Europeans are ready to bid the island nation farewell. They want to talk about a divorce settlement first: about the rights of European Union citizens in Britain, and of Britons in Europe; about the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which remains a member of the bloc; and about the most contentious issue in any divorce: the money.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:44

She also confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call yesterday that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks", reassuring European Union leaders who had expressed doubts after May's electoral losses.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:26

It is no doubt possible that long-term pressure from regional states may induce Qatar to scale back the scope of its foreign policy. His remarks followed the president's Tuesday tweets that said "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off".

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:05

She can now make that twice after a 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory over Muguruza that was not short on drama. In the first round, she was 0-3 down in the decider against Jennifer Brady of the USA before winning it 9-7. For the second year in a row Williams has gone out to the Swiss in this stage of the tournament. "I served 35 doubles but it's good because you give me so much strength", added Mladenovic, who has been tipped as one of the tournament favourites after reaching the finals in Stuttgart and ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:47

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations blockade air, sea, and land traffic into Qatar. Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the USA battle against the Daesh (so-called IS) militant group.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:58

The FTSE 100 index, whose members make more of their revenue overseas and benefit from a weaker pound, climbed 1 percent. "Nearly a year on from the Brexit quake there's no end in sight to sterling's see-sawing instability". Elsewhere in stocks, the Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.3% in morning trading despite declines in real estate and travel shares. Falls for sterling have tended to support London's internationally-focussed FTSE 100 blue chip index.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:40

Liberum Capital restated a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.94) target price on shares of FirstGroup plc in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Peel Hunt maintained Vitec Group plc (LON:VTC) on Friday, November 25 with "Buy" rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and GBX 1340 target in Thursday, July 21 report.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:48

Gavin Barwell, the Conservative lawmaker who lost his seat on Thursday and has experience working as a party enforcer in the parliament, was named the new chief of staff. "Let's get on with the job", Johnson said on Twitter on Saturday. "I felt what the prime minister needs when you're going through a tough time like negotiating Brexit is diplomats, not street fighters", Perrior, who quit before the election, told BBC radio.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:05

Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust by 8.8% in the third quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 11,427 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $317,000 after buying an additional 83 shares during the last quarter.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:27

That same month, state-owned Iran Air signed a $16.6 billion agreement to purchase 80 new Boeing 777 and 737 passenger planes, to be delivered over a period of 10 years. The bill would authorize Trump to impose restrictions on businesses or individuals that the US accuses of knowingly providing Iran with material support for ballistic missile testing.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:23

Russia's foreign minister has told his counterpart from Qatar that Moscow will make efforts to try to resolve the escalating crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries. "Qatar Petroleum.is conducting business as usual throughout all its upstream, midstream and downstream businesses and operations, and in all activities across all of QP's world-class facilities", a statement read.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:53

Simon French, chief economist at the investment bank and corporate broker Panmure Gordon, believes a "softer" Brexit will be in the works, given the election outcome. May has said Brexit talks will begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of Parliament. "But we are nine days off from the Brexit talks starting", he told BBC Radio.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:19

Britain \'s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an event on June 7. Following a hung parliament in the snap election she called, Mrs May has said she plans to form a minority government to deliver Brexit and will take part in the negotiations on 19 June.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:29

The IT outage also had a knock-on effect on BA services around the world, while passengers who did get onto flights from the United Kingdom reported arriving without luggage. "Some 80-year-old lady was standing around waiting for announcements, et cetera, and she fell over", said Londoner Terry Page, who managed to get on one of the last flights from Heathrow to Dallas-Fort Worth on Saturday.