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Business Italy put Zaghba's name to intelligence (4)
Author: 0 Italy put Zaghba's name to intelligence (4)

Immediately after he was arrested at Bologna airport in March 2016, Italian authorities put the name of the third London terror attacker, Youssef Zaghba , on the global intelligence circuit, sources said Tuesday. He said his extremist nephew had only visited Pakistan twice, but that he had noticed a change in the young man. The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the atrocity, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a wave of copycat incidents.

Author: 0 Top Takeaways: Comey's high-drama testimony distilled

And, like his previous hearings, he made it hard for Democrats and Republicans to extract clear victories beyond what he wanted to tell. Comey shied away from accusing Trump of obstruction of justice, that infamously impeachable offense, but he described vividly how the president, in his opinion, repeatedly pressured him to kill an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

Business HomePod Is Apples Unimaginative Answer To Google Home And Amazon Echo
Author: 0 HomePod Is Apples Unimaginative Answer To Google Home And Amazon Echo

For Apple , having one would further broaden the role that its software, services and gadgets play in people's lives. Apple vice president Phil Schiller said the Siri team at Apple had tuned the assistant into a "musicologist" that learns the tastes of listeners and gets songs from the internet cloud.

Author: 0 Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding

But the controversies and distractions in Washington continued to dog the president throughout the day. While infrastructure initially was seen as an area where Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plan for financing the improvements, arguing that the plan would result in taxpayer-funded profits for corporations with the cost offloaded on consumers.

Author: 0 President Trump: 'It's Time to Rebuild Our Country'

And David, why did the president speak there on the river front? "On Monday, the president will launch 'infrastructure week, '" White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn declared last Friday. MCEVERS: So what were the details of how this is going to be paid for? Trump supplemented his discussion of infrastructure by mentioning the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, a government program that reportedly allows the private sector to access affordable government ...

Author: 0 White House: President Trump Has Confidence in Jeff Sessions

White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to say if Trump had confidence in Sessions , Alabama's former junior senator and the first sitting senator to endorse Trump, during Tuesday's White House briefing. Much of the media speculation was based on Trump's supposed disagreement with the Justice Department on litigation strategy in the upcoming Supreme Court appeal on the validity of the President's executive order travel ban for six Muslim majority countries.

Business Crude, gasoline stockpiles rise; crude prices fall
Author: 0 Crude, gasoline stockpiles rise; crude prices fall

Brent crude futures LCOc1 declined by 17 cents and traded at $49.95 per barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 also dropped by 17 cents to touch $48.02 a barrel, reported Reuters. "Markets were already anxious about oversupply concerns after U.S. oil rigs lifted for 20 consecutive weeks, the longest streak in at least 30 years", he says.

Business Pakistan defeat South Africa by 19 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method
Author: 0 Pakistan defeat South Africa by 19 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method

Only a timely intervention from David Miller , who scored a much-needed unbeaten 75 off 104 balls, prevented further damage but the score was comfortably short of what they would have been expecting. Earlier, Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan bowled well up front for Pakistan but it was the introduction of spin that saw South Africa grind to a halt.

Author: 0 Traders Watch List: Enbridge Energy Partners, LP (EEP)

Therefore 100% are positive. The stock's average target of $25 is 58.83% above today's ($15.74) share price. Spectra Energy Corp. had 24 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company's forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 10.17. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.1, current ratio was 0.2, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 2.5 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 2.94.

Business May under fire as United Kingdom heads for hung parliament
Author: 0 May under fire as United Kingdom heads for hung parliament

George Osborne, former chancellor, said: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then I doubt she will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader". "Should vote counts continue to come in below the exit poll's estimates for Labour support, this could suggest that the Tories ultimately gain seats as the count continues and end up with a seat count similar to what they had before the election being called", says Rossiter.

Business Asian Stocks Mixed, Investors Digest Oil Output-Cut Extension
Author: 0 Asian Stocks Mixed, Investors Digest Oil Output-Cut Extension

With Russia and Saudi already having announced this last week, Opec should have delivered more this time by announcing deeper cut or longer time if they really wanted to balance the oil market and prop up the prices. Oil prices had earlier fallen by more than 50 per cent in less than two years, from levels of over $120 a barrel. Rising U.S. production could completely replace OPEC's output cuts of 1.2 million bpd by year-end, according to RBN Energy.

Business Oil subdued on worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts
Author: 0 Oil subdued on worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts

Qatar's crude output ranks as one of the smallest among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, but tension within the cartel could weaken the supply deal aimed at supporting prices. WTI fell 0.5 percent on Monday, while Brent Crude lost nearly 1 percent. Brent crude prices fell US$2.06, or four per cent to settle at US$48.06 a barrel.

Business SoftBank Announces Agreement to Acquire Boston Dynamics
Author: 0 SoftBank Announces Agreement to Acquire Boston Dynamics

After trying to sell Boston Dynamics for over a year, Google parent company Alphabet has finally found a buyer. Boston Dynamics and Schaft were two of the seven flagship robotics companies that Google acquired in 2013 to form the core of its robotics division, headed by Andy Rubin .

Author: 0 Trump defends tweeting as way to get out 'honest' message

Comey was also asked if he believed he was sacked because of the bureau's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election as well as Russia's ties with Trump's campaign. "He was there, he heard the president's tone and saw his body language - things that shape whatever the president was trying to express", Cohen said.

Author: 0 Arab powers add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists

Several other countries later followed suit. President Donald Trump spoke to Qatar's emir on Wednesday, offering USA mediation in a crisis that has split Washington's allies and pushed regional powers toward confrontation. A preliminary investigation has confirmed that Qatar's state news agency was hacked, and false statements attributed to the country's ruler were posted that helped ignite a rift with other Gulf states, the Qatari foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Business House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules
Author: 0 House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules

The Trump administration backed the bill as part of a multi-pronged effort to ease banking regulations in order to spur economic growth. The landscape is far different in the Senate , where Democrats have the votes to block it. "This is a jobs bill for Main Street". The bill was hailed by the White House and Republicans as making good on their pledge to repeal and replace Dodd-Frank, but it is highly unlikely to clear the Senate given Democratic opposition.

Business Dominic Thiem dumps second seed Novak Djokovic out of French Open
Author: 0 Dominic Thiem dumps second seed Novak Djokovic out of French Open

On a windy Court Suzanne Lenglen after Thiem saved two set points in the opener, his game became littered with errors. I don't know how to explain. "At the same time , I have responsibility to the game itself, towards others". I have experience of playing against him. Thus the world No. 4 is through to the French Open quarterfinals for the 11th time in his career. Fourth round: No.

Business Draghi: ECB needs patience as inflation stays subdued
Author: 0 Draghi: ECB needs patience as inflation stays subdued

The ECB also left its key interest rates unchanged, and said it would keep a huge stimulus program running until the end of the year "or beyond, if necessary". "Now we have a new situation that the economy is relatively good, while inflation remains very low", Tödtmann told DW. The purchases with newly printed money are aimed at increasing inflation from its current annual 1.4 percent toward the bank's goal of just below 2 percent.

Business Apple puts Siri helper at center of home-tech empire
Author: 0 Apple puts Siri helper at center of home-tech empire

While many experts believe that Amazon's product is now stronger than Apple's (especially its activation command) and more competitively priced, it may not take long for Apple to add features and improve its Home Pod. Google Home , powered by Google Assistant, retails for $129. The 7-inch device is the company's answer to the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Home .

Author: 0 May OPEC output highest since January

OPEC and other producers including Russian Federation have pledged to cut about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to help reduce global inventories. However, the market reacted badly as many expected OPEC to announce a deepening of production cuts with the price of Brent Crude falling 1.07% to $53.4 a barrel while West Texas Intermediate fell 1.29% to $50.7 a barrel.

Author: 0 Indian police shoot five dead as farming protests escalate

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of instigating and politicising farmers' stir in Madhya Pradesh and termed Rahul Gandhi's planned visit to the violence-hit Mandsaur as "another photo opportunity". Rahul would subsequently be released and meet the families face to face at the MP-Rajasthan border, where the police set him free. Fed up with the vacuous promises of their respective Chief Ministers, the farmers started the agitation afresh when a bumper crop and a great ...

Business Petrol/diesel prices to change daily from June 15
Author: 0 Petrol/diesel prices to change daily from June 15

India's state-run oil marketing companies will revise petrol price on a daily basis all across the country beginning June 16, as media reported on Wednesday citing unidentified sources from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. For example, during the five-city pilot project of daily price revisions, the Indian Oil Corporation pinned a new tweet to its Twitter feed every day displaying information on the latest petrol price.

Author: 0 Apple HomePod revealed as rival to Amazon Echo & Google Home

Siri will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house. The two speakers also have other functionalities aside from playing music. Apple said the speakers have "spatial awareness" that adjusts the speaker's sound levels to the acoustic conditions of the particular room. The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the US, United Kingdom and Australia.

Author: 0 US Crude Oil Inventories Post Surprise Gain Last Week

A weekly report from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday showed USA crude, gasoline and distillates stocks swelled in the week ended May 26. The revision is another sign that US drillers are taking full advantage of higher oil prices buoyed by OPEC 's deal with crude exporters to limit production in a bid to shrink a global oversupply.

Author: 0 'Manspreading' is now a no-no on Madrid's public buses

EMT has used its anti-manspreading campaign to also remind passengers not to shout into mobile phones and "of course, do not smoke". The phenomenon of manspreading - the act where men open their legs as wide as is gymnastically possible while on public transport - has been recognised as an issue by the Madrid government.

Author: 0 CT 2017: Australia bundle out Bangladesh for 182

Their frustration at the Oval was perhaps amplified given they appeared just four more overs away from securing an all-important two points. Australian bowling was so fantastic in this match as the line and length at which they were bowling was making it so it was hard for the Bangladeshi batsmen to score runs at a good strike rate.

Business Vehicle boot sale diamond ring auctioned for 650000 pounds in UK
Author: 0 Vehicle boot sale diamond ring auctioned for 650000 pounds in UK

The owner believed that the "exceptionally-sized" ring was a piece of fake costume jewellery when she bought it at a hospital in London in the 1980s and would wear it daily. "No-one had any idea it had any intrinsic value at all". Sotheby's initially estimated the ring was worth $325,000 to $456,000, but it ultimately sold for a total of $847,667.

Business MacBook: Apple upgrades its thinnest, lightest laptop
Author: 0 MacBook: Apple upgrades its thinnest, lightest laptop

Even the minor updates tell their own story: Apple added the latest generation of Intel Core processors - 7th-gen " Kaby Lake " chips, fellow codename nerds - to the new MacBook Pro shortly after Dell and HP did similar to create the Precision 5520 and ZBook Studio G4 , rather than lagging up to a year behind as it had in previous years.

Author: 0 Wonder Woman director reveals the one scene that was reshot

Pulling in over $ 100 million dollars in the box office , director Patty Jenkins just shattered records as a female director. As one example, some couldn't understand why she wanted her heroine to cross No Man's Land, a pivotal moment in the movie when Diana Prince assumes her role as a full-fledged superhero, shield and all.

Author: 0 Russia's top oil boss sees risk of shale crippling OPEC deal

August Brent crude on London's ICE Futures exchange rose $0.09 to $50.04 a barrel. US West Texas Intermediate futures were at $47.90 a barrel, up 24 cents, or 0.5 per cent. "That would favor the use and demand of fossil fuels, thus giving a much-needed boost to oil prices"," Chanes said. OPEC-led production cuts could be offset by United States shale by the middle of next year, Rosneft Oil Co PJSC chief executive officer Igor Sechin said at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Author: 0 Indian police briefly detain Rahul Gandhi

They were later released on the border, he said. It turned into a rally of sorts with Gandhi leading from the front. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said while his government was committed to farm loan waiver, the Centre should come up with a holistic policy to address the problem.

Author: 0 Chad recalls envoy from Qatar amid Gulf dispute

Trump offered to help resolve the diplomatic crisis , including through a White House meeting, the statement said. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told German reporters on Wednesday that Gulf countries still see Qatar as a "brother state".

Business GST will help India achieve 9% growth rate: Niti Aayog CEO
Author: 0 GST will help India achieve 9% growth rate: Niti Aayog CEO

He declared that "GST is India's biggest tax reform since 1947". He said it is important for them to understand the finer points of the new tax regime in order to explain the same to the people. GST is going to roll out from July 1st. The three per cent GST will replace the excise duty and Value-Added Tax components of 2.2 per cent. Customs duty will remain at the existing level.

Business Oil dips on concern over rising USA output, OPEC tensions
Author: 0 Oil dips on concern over rising USA output, OPEC tensions

Late Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute , an industry group, reported a 4.6 million barrel drop, but gasoline inventories rose by 4.1 million barrels. WTI-Brent spread narrows, encouraging US crude oil imports. De facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Doha.

Author: 0 Russia, Trump's Own Tweets Distract From White House Infrastructure Week

Asked about written testimony that Trump had asked Comey to back off the Flynn investigation, Comey said he was sure that was something the special counsel who took charge of the FBI's probe, Robert Mueller, would look at. When asked by King who initiated the one-on-one meetings between the pair, Comey said Trump set them up every time. Ryan Goodman, a professor at New York University School of Law, said Trump's efforts to protect Flynn provide "strong evidence" of obstruction of justice.

Business Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) PT Raised to $4.00
Author: 0 Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) PT Raised to $4.00

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Yamana Gold Inc now has $2.76B valuation. Among 12 analysts covering Yamana Gold Inc . The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by National Bank Canada.

Business Main accused in Saharanpur violence arrested
Author: 0 Main accused in Saharanpur violence arrested

Chandrasekhar, the underground founder of the -Bhim Army-, was tracked down by the police to Dalhousie , a hill resort in Himachal Pradesh . The Uttar Pradesh Police had announced a bounty of Rs.12,000 on Chandrashekhar. "Instead of arresting the real culprits of the Saharanpur violence, the police has arrested innocent people and put them behind bars". The 30-year-old was accused of circulating messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms appealing to Dalits to join the protests.

Author: 0 GOP-run House votes to roll back post-2008 financial rules

The legislation is the brainchild of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling , R-Texas. Michael Barr, who was the assistant secretary for financial institutions at the U.S. Former Rep. Barney Frank of MA agrees - despite having his name attached to the regulations, alongside former Sen. On his website , House Speaker Paul Ryan argues that Dodd-Frank made the "Too Big to Fail" concept "the law of the land" and that the Republican repeal bill will end this "once and ...

Author: 0 Bahrain says it too will jail Qatar sympathisers

Qatari officials have repeatedly denied the allegations. Recently, six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as the Western-recognised governments of Yemen and Libya, abruptly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, after accusing it of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamist political movement that allegedly supports pro-Iran militias, and funding terror activities.

Author: 0 The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Stake Held by Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel CA

Lederer & Associates Investment Counsel CA's holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $1,019,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. "We have already expanded our Minute Maid juice range from 1 variant in 2007 to 11 variants in 2017 and if we are to realize our portfolio ambitions of being a Total Beverage Company, we must invest in the agri ecosystem".

Business India promoting terrorism in Afghanistan
Author: 0 India promoting terrorism in Afghanistan

The Foreign Office Spokesman further told that reportedly around 40 were arrested and equal number of people were injured including half dozen with pellets at the hands of Indian occupation forces in the occupied Kashmir. He, however, added "We are very much concerned about the current situation in the middle east". He said Indian barbarism can not suppress the Kashmiri people's just struggle for right to self-determination.