by | May 21, 2017 | 19:00

Mr Putin's remarks come as Washington was reeling over revelations late on Tuesday that President Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment Monday evening. Noting that an inadvertent disclosure of classified information to Russian officials would demonstrate "incompetence, impetuousness" and "mania", Jentleson ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:25

A person briefed on the plan said Ford plans to offer generous early retirement incentives to reduce its salaried headcount by October 1, but does not plan cuts to its hourly workforce or its production. Ford has been in the news recently. Salaried and hourly workers in Ford's plants won't be affected. The company has also set aside $4.5 billion to develop a fleet of electrified vehicles, and intends on launching its first autonomous auto in 2021.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:40

He noted that a bilateral consultation mechanism has recently been formed to agree on a code of conduct in the region. The senior officials chose to wrap up negotiations on the draft COC framework during last Thursday's 14th Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) in Guiyang.

by | May 21, 2017 | 17:48

He further said India can no longer object to ICJ's jurisdiction, in case Pakistan approached the worldwide court over Kashmir. Azia said, "Pakistan's security is so important and we have to maintain our fundamental sovereign right", IANS reported.

by | May 21, 2017 | 16:00

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday. Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have said they see a need for an extension to output reductions. The downward correction eroded gains from the previous session when prices rose on the back of a drawdown in US crude inventories and a slight dip in American production.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:48

Just last week, Facebook posted revenue growth in the double digits for its first quarter, which it has done consistently since 2012 when it had its initial public offering. During an earnings call, chief executive Evan Spiegel, sought to reassure anxious investors. Most young people using the app were found to believe that they would not be using it once they turned 35.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:00

INS Sharda is presently on a deployment to the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy patrol. INS Sharda which was 30 nautical miles at that time responded immediately. One AKM rifle alongwith one filled magazine was found hidden onboard one of the dhows. While the weapon and ammunition were confiscated to prevent future illegal misuse, the men were allowed to go after the search.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:02

The vessel reported an incident of attempted piracy by two suspected mother vessels, along with 7-8 skiffs at a point around 230 nautical miles or 426 km southwest of Oman's Salalah port. Indian Navy personnel confiscated one high-caliber AKM rifle along with one filled 28-round magazine which was hidden in the dhows. The absence of any fishing gear onboard the two dhows slashed remaining five skiffs indicated malicious intent and possible piracy linked intentions.

by | May 21, 2017 | 15:44

His firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey on May 9 and the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Trump's 2016 presidential election campaign ties to Russia have raised the question of whether he tried to squelch a probe into allegations of a Russian connection.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:31

President Donald Trump to Riyadh . Speaking at a joint briefing in Riyadh with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Tillerson said the defense package was meant to help in the "long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the entire Gulf region".

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:11

Macquarie Research has "Underperform" rating and GBX 740 target. The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 17th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Numis Securities on Monday, August 24 to "Hold". The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Underweight" on Tuesday, January 31.

by | May 21, 2017 | 14:29

Saudi Arabia has consistently earned more oil export revenues than any other member of OPEC, with its share in total OPEC net oil export revenues ranging between 29% and 34% since 1996. "Opec ministers likely will continue to talk oil higher, there is more chatter on the discussion and that means there will be more volatility in prices", said Giovanni Staunovo, an analyst at UBS in Zurich.

by | May 21, 2017 | 13:38

Responding to criticism on wrongly timing his settlement rhetoric, given Trump's imminent visit, Elkin said Abbas' candidate, who won local elections in Hebron, is a an ex-convict accused of murdering nine Jewish citizens among whom were two American citizens.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:39

The department has said that everyone At last count, the storm damaged or destroyed about 230 properties in Barron County . Some homes and outbuildings were damaged severely and power lines and utility poles were downed. These are expected to be the stronger storms with the higher tornado potential. Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:36

Lighthizer says the going to give renegotiation "a good strong shot", saying the 23-year-old agreement needs to better protect American factory workers and to reflect new technologies. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging its members to provide feedback to the trade group via a survey so it can best represent the boating industry during the public comment period.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:14

Theresa May's "strong and stable" mantra has come under fire from an unlikely source - a nine year-old boy at a Jeremy Corbyn rally in Peterborough. Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn made a further push to win over pensioners by highlighting five Labour pledges for older people, in a sign of his belief that the Tory manifesto, which also included plans to ditch the triple-lock protection on the state pension and means-test winter fuel payments, has weakened the Conservatives' formerly firm grip on the ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:24

While the extension is all but certain, there are still doubts that it will achieve its stated goal of bringing the worldwide oil market back to balance-in other words propping up prices enough to allow for investment in new production in Middle Eastern and other producers, whose hands are now tied by budget deficits.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:09

Shortly after the Supreme Court invalidated parts of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, North Carolina imposed a tough photo ID requirement, reduced the period for early voting by seven days, eliminated the ability to register and vote the same day, invalidated votes case in the wrong precinct, and ended pre-registration for 16-year-olds.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:54

The agreements, which involve nearly $7 billion of goods and services from GE itself, range from the power and healthcare sectors to the oil and gas industry and mining, GE said. The Saudis deeply distrusted Obama's overtures to Iran and were frustrated by his restrained approach to the Syrian civil war. "At Lockheed Martin, we are proud to be part of this historic announcement that will strengthen the relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Hewson said in a ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:18

The "unruly passenger" aboard American Airlines Flight 31 from Los Angeles to Honolulu was subdued after trying to rush toward the cockpit with a blanket over his head. The incident occurred about 30 minutes into the flight, which departed LAX at 8:34 a.m. and was scheduled to land at 11:35 local time in Honolulu. "She jammed the cart in that the doorway and she just said, 'You're not coming in here, '" Lorenzen said.

by | May 21, 2017 | 05:42

Trump told the Russians in the Oval Office on May 10, according to a document read to the The New York Times . Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, did not dispute the account. "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". He also dismissed as "ridiculous" the accusation that he colluded with Russian Federation. After Comey refused to do so, Trump fired him.

by | May 21, 2017 | 05:07

In a statement , Spirit Airlines spokesman Paul Berry said they feel "shocked and saddened", witnessing the incident that took place in the Ft. Social media posts about the fight were mixed in with tweets about stranded passengers and other frustrations of modern air travel.

by | May 21, 2017 | 06:06

KTLA reports that Kingston Frazier was left unsupervised around 1:15 a.m. Thursday. "Our hearts go out to the families", Hinds County Sheriff's Department Major Pete Luke said at a press conference - then, Kingston's father arrived, who hadn't yet learned of his son's death.

by | May 21, 2017 | 04:30

The trade, transportation and utilities sector decreased by 1,300 jobs from March to April of this year. Preliminary estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show an increase of 3,900 jobs last month. Monthly gains were seen in the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,800), the professional and business services sector (+1,600), and the government sector (+1,400), among others.

by | May 21, 2017 | 04:18

Earnings per share came to $1 in the first quarter ended on April 30, exceeding the analysts' average estimate of 96 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Energy companies also rose as the price of crude oil headed higher. While the US comp increase of 1.4% was about as expected, traffic growth of 1.5% (which accelerated on a two and three year basis) and e-commerce growth (an 80 bps contribution) surprised to the upside.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:42

Flynn was paid half a million dollars to lobby on behalf of Turkey while he was advising the Trump campaign, and in January, on the advice of his lawyer, he retroactively registered as the agent of a foreign government. And late Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Flynn also had disclosed that he was under federal investigation for it. So who's to blame? Flynn was sacked for lying to Pence about his conversations with a Russian diplomat, and a new report , which the White ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:17

Later on Friday, British police said separately they would still arrest Assange if he walked out of the embassy because he had broken his conditions for bail by failing to surrender on June 29, 2012 for extradition to Sweden. The U.K. still has a warrant out for Assange's arrest should he leave the embassy for failing to appear in court. In Sweden, Assange's accuser was left stunned by the prosecutors' decision.

by | May 21, 2017 | 03:23

Buffett did say that his retail businesses - Fruit of the Loom and Nebraska Furniture Mart - have seen an increase in online shopping, but have also seen increasing same store sales and thus the effect has not been a negative one. Earlier this year, Berkshire Hathaway sold off the overwhelming majority of its share in Walmart for $900 million. Speaking at an annual conference of his company's shareholders in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, Buffett said that healthcare costs were the ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:17

Trump is embarking upon his first worldwide trip at a moment of deep uncertainty for his young presidency. President Donald Trump is stepping off Air Force One in Saudi Arabia to begin his first worldwide trip since taking office. Trump's luxury hotel was bathed in red, white and blue lights and, at times, an image of the president's face. "That was a tremendous day, tremendous investments in the United States", Trump said during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:59

Joanne Mogavero, 43, endured permanent scarring after the lid on a venti-sized Pike Place coffee popped off at a Jacksonville drive-thru window in 2014. "We're considering an appeal". Because of the compression, the coffee then spills out. During the trial, a Starbucks representative testified, saying the coffee giant gets at least 80 complaints a month regarding issues related to their lids.

by | May 21, 2017 | 02:25

He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Mr Moon Jae-in first spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and later to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, about how to respond to North Korea rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:47

Crude oil inventories in the United States are expected to fall for a sixth straight week, by 2.3 million barrels, according to a Reuters poll of seven analysts ahead of weekly inventory reports from the American Petroleum Institute and the US Energy Information Administration.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:46

Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he is determined to press forward with public hearings. On Friday, Rosenstein said he stood by his memo. The meeting itself was in a special constructed room beneath the Capitol created to prevent electronic eavesdropping. The announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, was made a day ahead of Rosenstein's scheduled closed-door appearance Thursday afternoon before the Senate.

by | May 21, 2017 | 00:11

All packs must contain a minimum of 20 cigarettes to allow enough box space for the newly enlarged warnings, and hand-rolled tobacco pouches must also contain a minimum of 30g of tobacco. 63 - £1.72 less than the £7.35 sum which the government has used to set the minimum excise tax on a packet of 20 cigarettes. The British Lung Foundation tweeted, "Every person discouraged from smoking could be a life saved".

by | May 21, 2017 | 01:51

Merkel's conservatives in North Rhine-Westphalia, led by challenger Armin Laschet, a liberal-minded deputy leader of the Christian Democrats, have little to lose in Sunday's vote after a awful showing five years ago. While her surrogates talked up the Chancellor's worldwide standing, Merkel attacked the state government's record on debt and crime, including the mass sexual assaults on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve in 2015.