Economy

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:48

The deal could potentially be worth more than $300 billion over the next 10 years and was negotiated by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner . His opening address to the Muslim world in 2009 also made numerous references to democracy and human rights.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:06

The DIY retailer - which owns B&Q and Screwfix in the United Kingdom and Brico Depot and Castorama elsewhere in Europe - said total sales in the quarter ended April 30 grew by 5.0% year-on-year to GBP2.86 billion. 5 per cent slump in sales in France and restructuring costs. Véronique Laury, Kingfisher's chief executive officer, said: "Strong performance in Screwfix and Poland continues, though performance in France remains weak".

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:59

Conocophillips now has $57.18B valuation. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $46.76. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 88,852,978 shares of the energy producer's stock valued at $4,431,097,000 after buying an additional 3,518,402 shares during the period.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:01

The remarks came as Trump met with Palestinian President Abbas in Bethlehem, where the two are expected to discuss a possible peace deal in the Middle East. We can't stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people - and in today's attack, it was mostly innocent children. Trump called on all countries to unite in the fight against terrorism and proclaimed: "This wicked ideology must be obliterated".

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:55

David Nabarro , 67, of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar , 54, of Pakistan . Adhanom was nominated as a candidate by the government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on July 1. However, his campaign was tarnished by concerns about human rights, due to his association with the Ethiopian government, and allegations that he had been involved in efforts to cover up disease outbreaks such as cholera during his time as health minister.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:51

A lower value may indicate larger traded value meaning more sell-side analysts may cover the company leading to a smaller chance shares are priced improperly. If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. The Gross Margin Score of Circle Holdings plc (AIM:CIRC) is 3.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:54

The president, who repeatedly criticized Obama for avoiding the term, instead described a "crisis of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". The most shocking aspect of President Trump's speech - perhaps except for the singling out of Iran ― was the lack of shocking language. It could also help defuse some of the hate violence and vitriol targeting people of Muslim heritage living in the US that his strikingly different campaign rhetoric helped fuel.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:10

Chan, who was director of health of Hong Kong, was first elected in November 2006 and re-elected in July 2012. Prior to his election as WHO's next Director-General, Dr Ghebreyesus served as Foreign Affairs Minister of Ethiopia from 2012-2016 and as Health Minister from 2005-2012.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:24

Mr Trump did not mention Saudi atrocities in Yemen, or the US's potential ties with Russian Federation, who also carried out deadly air strikes in Syria. He'll later to lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial, and deliver a speech at the Israeli Museum. "He didn't succeed, he brought us together through common concern about his policies , particularly the Iranian nuclear deal", Oren said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:55

The bombing hit fans as they were leaving the Manchester Arena Monday night following the pop star's final song. The first three victims of what police are treating as a terrorist attack have been identified as Georgina Bethany Callander , 18, Saffie-Rose Roussos, 8, and John Atkinson , 26.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:15

Egypt, Norway and Turkmenistan made signs of their willingness to join the oil production cuts, Kuwait's oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said . Asked whether deeper cuts were being considered, Marzouq said: "No". "Thankfully, things are improving and we started seeing a draw in inventories in the United States", Noureddine Boutarfa told Reuters. Benchmark crude that flirted with the $30 mark now fetches over $50 barrel, but that is substantially less than the highs reached in 2014.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:31

The agency said Uskanli was handcuffed to his seat after refusing to sit. A unusual man left a laptop in her husband Mark's first-class seat pocket. Federal authorities plan to charge the passenger with interference with a flight crew, Paul Delacourt of Honolulu's Federal Bureau of Investigation told a press conference.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:56

Trump's signing of a $110 billion deal to sell USA weapons to Saudi Arabia . While there, Trump, along with Saudi King, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, gathered at the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:31

Iraq pumped about 80,000 more barrels of oil a day than permitted by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries curbs during the first quarter. The US Congress created it in 1975 after the first Arab oil embargo caused fears of long-term spikes in motor fuel prices that would harm the US economy (really voters by making petrol expensive).

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:06

The new French president outlined possible areas of cooperation between France and Germany. Speaking alongside France's new President Emmanuel Macron , who made his first official trip overseas to Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the two countries agreed to work closely on a "road map" of reforms to make the European Union and the Eurozone stronger in the coming years.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:36

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Adage Cap Prtnrs Grp Inc Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Discovery Communications Inc . Discovery Communications had a return on equity of 22.76% and a net margin of 17.14%. The business had revenue of $1.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.63 billion.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:22

Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq: VRSK ) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 11,920 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $953,361.60.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:54

Burgmans and has asked to call him to account at an extraordinary shareholders meeting", said Jan Willem de Groot, representing Elliott. Akzo Nobel shareholders angered by the Dutch paint maker's rejection of a 26.3 billion euro (S$40.8 billion) takeover offer from USA rival PPG Industries on Monday took their fight to an Amsterdam court.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:08

The company has market cap of $7.01 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: McKesson Distribution Solutions and Technology Solutions. Reservoir Operations L.P. It has a 16.2 P/E ratio. The Company's segments include Branded, Injectables, Generics and Others. Circassia Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:CIR) has been assigned an average rating of "Buy" from the six analysts that are covering the firm.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:34

Hackett's appointment isn't surprising, as he's headed Ford Smart Mobility division since March 2016. He is the former CEO of office furniture maker Steelcase . December 2014: Ford ends the year with a 15 percent share of new vehicle sales in the US, its biggest market. In January, Ford also added 700 MI jobs, following criticism from Trump over plans to increase production in Mexico.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:58

Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:16

The day's total volume of 1706778 this morning is in contrast from the three-month daily average of 260.71K. 10/07/2015 - Marathon Patent Group, Inc. Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) traded at an unexpectedly high level on 05/23/2017 when the stock experienced a 0.12% gain to a closing price of $8.18.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:06

It foresees an overhaul of the tax code, which analysts say could direct most of its benefits to upper-income earners. "The emergency food network of non-profits was not meant to cover that much of an increase in need", Conwell said . "I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall, why is this in our budget?" The White House, however, says the naysayers have it wrong. Furman also says it's been almost a decade since the last recession, and just about every economist believes another is ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:49

Security would be reviewed also for smaller events. Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, said the 15-year-old attended the concert with her best friend from school. He said a "complex and wide ranging investigation" was underway. Grande's the Dangerous Woman tour is her third concert tour and supports her album.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:57

The statement comes ahead of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) meeting in Vienna on May 25 when leaders of the member nations would consider extending output cuts agreed with 11 non-members including Russian Federation in December a year ago, Reuters added.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:37

Therefore 76% are positive. Coca-Cola has $102 highest and $37 lowest target. Saga PLC has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of GBX 224.17 ($2.92). Corecommodity Management Ltd Llc stated it has 279 shares or 0% of all its holdings. After $1.66 actual earnings per share reported by Honeywell International Inc.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:39

Without naming Pakistan , the US President said "every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil". In the presence of leaders from Muslim countries, King Salman and US President Donald Trump inaugurated the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology (GCCEI) here on Sunday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:28

Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Skechers USA during the first quarter worth about $236,000. Shelton Capital Management now owns 12,300 shares of the textile maker's stock worth $302,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:13

It also increased its holding in Enlink Midstream Llc (NYSE:ENLC) by 865,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.15 million shares, and has risen its stake in Genesis Energy Lp Houston Com (NYSE:GEL). Parkside Bancorporation Tru reported 46,817 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Com holds 0.03% or 567,031 shares in its portfolio. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.05% of the company's stock.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:01

The president ignored pleas from McConnell allies who wanted Zinke to run for Senate against one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats , Jon Tester of Montana. For what reason does President Trump insist that we must deny children healthcare? Refugee benefits: The proposed budget makes the argument that the US should reduce the number of refugees it brings into this country because those fleeing persecution in their home countries often end up using public assistance, including 50 ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:52

Describing a previously undisclosed high-level conversation between Washington and Moscow, Brennan said he used a phone conversation with the head of Russia's domestic security service, the FSB, that "American voters would be outraged by any Russian attempt to interfere in the election".

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:59

The water fountain (jet d'eau) in Geneva is lit with blue, red and white in remembrance for the victims of an attack at Manchester Arena . " You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events such as concerts and sports matches, helping the police to keep the public safe".

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:26

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:13

But he stressed there is no specific terror threat to Grande's coming Philippine tour. The Islamic State terror group today claimed responsibility for the bombing and warned of more attacks. The singer was leaving the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show when she stepped out of her auto and started hugging the crowd of fans waiting outside for her.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:36

This means that not only an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent.,' May said in a televised statement from her Downing Street Office after a meeting of the government's crisis response committee. Grande, a 23-year-old former child television star, described herself as " broken " by the attack. Regular readers of this website probably have a more nuanced view of homeless people than the general population.