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by | May 17, 2017 | 17:53

Apollo is a 14.54 carat vivid blue diamond , cut and polished into a pear shape. The Fancy Vivid blue Apollo was sold for almost 42 million Swiss Francs (£32.8 million). The pear-shaped earrings were being auctioned separately by Sotheby's , however, they were sold to a single, anonymous buyer. Both gems are phenomenally rare, with less than 0.1 per cent of diamonds having any blue in them.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:13

Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Tae-yul Cho, center, Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho, right, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, speak to reporters before a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at United Nations headquarters.

by | May 17, 2017 | 18:01

Former US President Barack Obama reduced Manning's remaining prison sentence so that she could be released early before he left office earlier this year. "Chelsea is someone who has taken on a great personal risk and tremendous personal cost to do something she thought was in the best interest of the public", said Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union and a well-known transgender activist.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:26

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) has a current Value Composite Score of 54. Alpha One also assigned media stories about the energy producer an impact score of 80 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:18

But the retreat in the USA dollar, which has now given up all the gains it made following Trump's presidential election win in November, and a pull-back from record highs for world stocks points to investor unease about this week's headlines.

by | May 17, 2017 | 18:04

Three analysts have made estimates for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' earnings. The target implies a -100% decrease from where the shares are now trading. Since November 22, 2016, it had 3 buys, and 3 insider sales for $361,706 activity. MCADAM WILLIAM J bought $169,200 worth of stock. Norwegian Cruise Line Hldgs Ltd now has $11.49 billion valuation.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:30

Mr. Comey had been in the Oval Office that day with other senior national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing. Comey, who was known to keep a paper trail of sensitive meetings, chronicled the president's request in a memo he produced soon after the conversation, according to a Comey associate who reviewed the document and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:00

Amnesty International was unhappy with the lack of forceful actions against Poland. "It can not be that while the majority of member states are making real efforts in a real European spirit, others continue to show no solidarity", EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told a news conference.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:24

GBX 484.92's average target is 5.46% above currents GBX 459.8 stock price. Bryan Garnier & Cie maintained the shares of PNN in report on Monday, October 26 with "Neutral" rating. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark law.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:07

North Korea has maintained that the missile test was in response to the nuclear dangers and threats posed by the US and its allies. North Korea on Sunday launched what it said was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

by | May 17, 2017 | 17:03

Mathes Company Inc. raised its stake in shares of Bank of America Corp by 17.8% in the third quarter. The company reported the earnings of $0.41/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.35/share. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 7th. This is a boost from Regions Financial Corp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.07.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:35

The murderer took his biggest secret to the grave after never revealing where 12-year-old Keith Bennett's body was buried. But in July 2009 - when police announced they had exhausted all avenues with the search - Detective Superintendent Steve Heywood dismissed theories that Brady would not know the location of Keith's body because of the passage of time, or fears that the moorland peat would have shifted over the decades and moved its location.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:55

Taking aim at the BJP, leaders across the political divide have described the CBI raids targeting Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Union Finance Minister P. Commenting on the CBI raids, Chidambaram lashed out at the Government and said, "FIPB approval is granted in hundreds of cases". He said that it was in this case the services of the Chess Management was sought and accordingly a submission was filed to the FIPB.

by | May 17, 2017 | 16:32

Trump's associates and Russian Federation. "He is a good guy". Comey - who was sacked one week ago by Trump amid the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia - wrote in the February memo that Trump asked for the investigation of Flynn to go away - to which Comey gave a non-response response.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:51

USA bank Goldman Sachs said the deal "will likely further extend the oil price rebound... although the rally so far... has remained modest compared to the move that occurred a year ago when the OPEC cuts were first announced". The announcement was later supported by Kuwait's oil minister Essam al-Marzouq. The minister also said that he hoped that 3 to 5 new countries will join the global pact.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:59

China is injecting $18.8bn in the Silk Road fund to give more momentum in the initiative, Xi said. Yu stressed that cooperation with worldwide organizations to assist other developing nations is a priority of China's foreign aid and part of its efforts for South-South cooperation.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:23

European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes from the EU are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly met with lawmakers to discuss aviation security. One issue airlines are concerned about is how much advance notice they would have to impose additional restrictions, which some airline officials say would require hiring more staff.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:47

The violence on flights continues as a video was captured Sunday of a fist fight that broke out after a Southwest Airlines flight landed in Burbank, California. A video has surfaced from a Southwest Airlines flight of two passengers getting into a violent altercation within the plane itself. The two men grapple through the aisle, where one gains the advantage and pushes the other down into a seat.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:45

The Turkish people have faced terrible terrorist attacks in recent years and even recently. Some of the people who shaped Trump's presidential campaign also have worked on the Turkish president's pet causes. The meeting comes amid strong disagreements between the U.S. and Turkey regarding Washington's support for the YPG to combat Daesh in northern Syria.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:00

In Washington, A United States defense official told AFP the missile fired on Sunday appeared to be a liquid-fueled KN-17, marking what appeared to be the most successful launch of such a device. Besides worries about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs, cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:08

US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were at US$49.10 a barrel, up 25 cents, or 0.5 per cent. "We are of the camp that the extension cuts might not be enough - they might need to extend the cuts and to increase them to stabilize this market", said Oliver Sloup, director of managed futures at iitrader.com.

by | May 17, 2017 | 15:24

But the Associated Press reports the Trump Administration is fishing for criminals among Haitian immigrants - specifically the 50,000 Haitians living in the USA under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. Recipients are required to be fingerprinted, and re-checked when the status is extended, immigration attorneys say. "It is disheartening to hear that instead of renewing TPS for theses hardworking families who are at risk of losing their jobs, Secretary Kelly has chose to go on a witch hunt ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:40

The actor said the debilitating pain inspired him to work harder and take acting seriously. The movie set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, revolves around the life of an Indian man, who falls in love with a Chinese woman. "Hollywood makes their films on one track, but in our films there's always music, emotion, drama, heroism and songs are a part of our culture". I wanted to survive by doing less work.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:47

David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) if flown on a standard, instead of a lofted, trajectory - considerably longer than Pyongyang's current missiles.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:41

Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) has declined 16.04% since October 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.75% the S&P500. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd (TSM) stake by 0.31% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.

by | May 17, 2017 | 14:10

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen looks set to get his wish, as the team are likely to play a test in Japan next year. Tew told political editor Barry Soper that they won't see the match as a foregone conclusion given the Japanese beat South Africa in the last Cup.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:56

The person says the goal of the memos was to keep a record of encounters Comey found odd or troubling. All 33 Democrats on the two committees made the call in a joint letter Tuesday that seeks an immediate public hearing with FBI Director James Comey.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:53

Crude inventories fell 5.2 million barrels in the week to May 5, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. Hope seems to be rising for Nigeria and other oil producers as oil prices rose more than 3 per cent on Wednesday, bolstered by the biggest one-week drop in US inventories so far in 2017.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:40

They're still searching for digital clues while they're following the money. "I will tell you that if you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it". The business, whose name was not given, reported paying $1,000 in bitcoin to unlock files held hostage by the program. Last night, the Security Council condemned North Korea's seventh missile test this year and vowed to take further measures including sanctions in response to Pyongyang's "highly ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:00

Applied Materials , Inc. The Gross Margin score lands between 1 and 100 where a score of 1 would be seen as good, and a score of 100 would be considered bad. In case of Revenue Estimates, 3540000 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Applied Materials , Inc.as 18000. The company reported EPS of $0.67, above the consensus estimate calling for EPS of $0.66 - a positive surprise of 2.01%.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:48

Asked whether Berkshire's decentralized structure could lead to a similar scandal, Buffett said "as we sit here, somebody is doing something wrong at Berkshire", whose units employ 367,000 people. Several said they got there almost five hours before doors opened around 6:45 a.m. Apart from Google, Warren Buffett also praised Amazon and Jeff Bezos heartily, along with Berkshire Hathaway' Vice Chairman Charlie Munger.

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:39

ICBM's are considered to have a range of about 6,000km, but analysts believe the missile tested on Sunday would have travelled about 4,000km if it had been fired at a standard trajectory rather than upwards. The Security Council, which has imposed six rounds of sanctions on the North, discussed possible further action at Tuesday's meeting. Last year, Choi accidentally spoke to a hacker traced to a North Korean internet address about development of ransomware and he alerted South Korean ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 13:21

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged other countries to do more to pressure North Korea over its weapons program, saying "You either support North Korea or you support us, you are either with North Korea or not". "The right of self-defense is the first criterion of sovereignty". South Korean retailer Lotte, which provided the land for the THAAD deployment, has also been boycotted by Chinese customers and seen construction halted on an amusement park it was building in ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:44

AlphaValue upgraded the shares of OML in report on Thursday, February 4 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Shore Capital given on Friday, March 11. (NASDAQ:CPRT) or 26,000 shares. The Texas-based Holt Capital Advisors L.L.C. Dba Holt Capital Partners L.P. has invested 0.9% in the stock. United Utilities Group PLC now has a 20 moving average of 996.52 and also a 50 day simple moving average now at 996.79.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:15

The trading platform, called Bond Connect, would operate alongside the two existing cross-border Stock Connect programs between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, in a sign of the nation's determination to make its capital market more global.