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Author: 0 As Brexit talks loom, May scrambles for deal to stay in power

Since May's Conservative Party failed to win a majority in last week's general election, there has been a lot of debate over the impact on the Brexit discussions and whether the British government will be more open to compromising on some issues, like trade.

Author: 0 No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general Rosenstein

Rosenstein said the attorney general would be the only one who could fire Mueller . Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who recused himself from the probe, is testifying before Congress Tuesday. Rosenstein had gone before the Committee's Senate counterpart earlier in the day. It's unclear whether the president could override those rules and order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

Author: 0 May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have reached a "broad agreement" with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government, a source told AFP on Thursday, a week after her election fiasco.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as 'inhumane', like a 'death penalty'

The military added that such visits have been underway since 2015. Turkey and Qatar have developed close ties over the years and reached agreement in 2014 to set up a Turkish military base there. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last week, accusing it backing terrorism and promoting policies that destabilize the region.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says he's being investigated over Comey

Hours later, a source close to Mr Trump's outside legal team said the President did not intend his tweet to be confirmation of the investigation but rather was reacting to a Washington Post story. "Sad!", Trump tweeted Friday morning . Trump also appeared to put Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his crosshairs. In a statement many have described as "odd", Rosenstein warned the US public to "exercise caution" before trusting media reports citing anonymous ...

Business What We Learned About The GOP Baseball Shooter Through 7 Facebook Posts
Author: 0 What We Learned About The GOP Baseball Shooter Through 7 Facebook Posts

People around Belleville say the city is a main street community, but following yesterday's shootings, many worry the actions of Hodgkinson will cast a shadow on this quiet Midwest town for years to come. Ten years earlier, a foster daughter committed suicide by dousing herself with gasoline and setting herself on fire inside her vehicle, the Belleville News-Democrat reported .

Business The Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Rating Increased to Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Author: 0 The Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Rating Increased to Overweight at Morgan Stanley

According to Zacks, " Zynga Inc.is the world's largest social game developer with users playing their games which include CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Words With Friends, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Cafe World, and Treasure Isle". The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . Also, Director William B.

Author: 0 GE's stock is jumping on news CEO Jeff Immelt is retiring

Just like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, it took a lot of time to stabilize the goldmine and restore the confidence of tired customers and investors. Stock in General Electric responded to the news by popping $1.45, or 5.2%, to $29.39, soon after the opening bell on Monday, within 52-week trading range of $27.10 to $33.00.

Business Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood In A Flawed Election
Author: 0 Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood In A Flawed Election

As according to the latest reports, the turnout was at 23 per cent, with 97 per cent of those who voted, doing so in favour of full statehood as a part of the US. During the last referendum in 2012, 54 per cent said they wanted a status change. Puerto Rican voters made their way to the polling centers Sunday to vote on whether or not they want to become the 51st USA state.

Author: 0 VP Pence hires personal lawyer to respond to Russian Federation probe: aide

Trump, according to people familiar with the matter". And Trump's apparent reference to Rosenstein, who oversees the Russian Federation investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from it, came just hours after a statement from Rosenstein complaining about leaks in the case.

Author: 0 Britain's Philip Hammond says growth and jobs Brexit priority

Compounding the pressures on the British leader, she has been widely accused of failing to show enough empathy with victims of a horrific tower block fire in London last week. Last week's general election wiped out Prime Minister Theresa May's parliamentary majority and raised big doubts about her hardline European Union exit strategy.

Author: 0 UAE for Western oversight over Qatar's actions

Qatar's stock index rose 0.7 percent on Thursday, gaining for two days straight for the first time since June 5, when Arab states including Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and trade ties. In his financial disclosure filed Friday with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Trump lists four separate Qatar-related entities that were dissolved on January 26.

Business Doubts cast over Fed ability to raise rates again in 2017
Author: 0 Doubts cast over Fed ability to raise rates again in 2017

The U.S. Federal Reserve , acting as America's central bank , took another step towards normalising monetary policy, by increasing interest rates to a 1% to 1.25% range. Meanwhile, the rate of inflation over the past 12 months has slowed to 1.9% in May from 2.7% just in February. U.S Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates by 25 basis points in line with the market speculations.

Author: 0 The reasons behind Trump's 'witch hunt' investigation tweets

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , to whom the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election now reports , has privately discussed the possibility that he may need to recuse himself from the matter, according to ABC News .

Business Greek PM renews call for lenders to tackle Greece's debt
Author: 0 Greek PM renews call for lenders to tackle Greece's debt

Some debt repayments could be delayed by 15 years. Last month he said everything pointed to stronger growth in Greece. Eurogroup finance ministers meet later on Thursday to review the bailout program for Greece. "We can't live on 300 euros (£260)!" they chanted, with some waving sticks. Greece's leftwing government, which has pushed through unpopular pension cuts and tax increases to secure the funds, is very likely to be disappointed that it is still waiting on a specific number on debt ...

Author: 0 Britain 'should stress jobs and prosperity in #Brexit talks': Hammond

She also said: "I am equally clear that no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain". British Prime Minister Theresa May faced further delays in forming her new government on Wednesday after her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following a deadly tower block blaze in London .

Business Justin Thomas sets single round record at US Open
Author: 0 Justin Thomas sets single round record at US Open

He still built a six-shot lead through 36 holes, despite hitting his tee shot into the ocean on the 18th hole and salvaging bogey. "For me, if I can just stay where I am, just keep doing what I'm doing, I'll have a chance". He birdied the fifth with a 19-foot putt. No penalty was assessed, but after officials saw the video, they thought one might be called for. With the past six majors going to players who have never won a major before, there is a good chance that run could be extended this ...

Author: 0 Brexit talks won't be delayed

The price of such a deal remains unclear. The Conservatives have reached a " broad agreement " with the DUP, a source told AFP on Thursday. Other EU governments will be happy to let Britain keep trade open as it would limit the hit to their own economies, officials told Reuters , though they are not ready to ease conditions that May would struggle to sell to her party's Brexit hardliners.

Author: 0 RSA Insurance Group Plc (RSNAY) Reviewed By Analysts

About 56,208 shares traded. It has underperformed by 15.93% the S&P500. The Card Factory segment retails greeting cards, dressing and gifts in the United Kingdom through a network of stores. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 14 by Gabellu & Co. The firm earned "Mkt Perform" rating on Friday, January 22 by FBR Capital. Peel Hunt maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 1800 target in Friday, November 27 report.

Author: 0 Brexit talks between United Kingdom and European Union will begin on Monday

The European Commission said the one-day meeting between its chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary David Davis will take place "as part of the sequenced approach to the talks" set out by the EU, which require progress to be made on withdrawal arrangements before any talks on trade can begin.

Author: 0 EU, Britain to kick off Brexit talks on June 19

David Davis , who leads the Department for Exiting the European Union, said in a joint statement Thursday that the decision comes after discussion in Brussels. May has been under pressure since the election cost her her majority to consider "softer" Brexit options than the clean break she proposed from the EU single market and customs union.

Business FOMC Preview: One Hike Today, One More Later In 2017
Author: 0 FOMC Preview: One Hike Today, One More Later In 2017

The architects of US monetary policy at the Federal Reserve should be happy. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months and said it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year, signaling its confidence in a growing US economy and strengthening job market .

Business 6 suspects convicted in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts
Author: 0 6 suspects convicted in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts

The seven had faced multiple charges that included criminal conspiracy, murder and waging war against the nation. The Mumbai blasts had killed 257 people and injured around 713 others between 1.30 pm and 3.40 pm on Mar.12, 1993. Salem was discovered liable of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai in front of the blasts. The court upheld the prosecution's charge that Dossa asked his brother Mohammed to organise landing of arms and ammunition, making arrangements for sending the ...

Author: 0 Amazon buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal

The deal now gives Amazon control of those 431 stores, almost all of which are in neighborhoods that are more affluent and younger than America as a whole. Many of them, including local Walmart locations in Springfield, offer curbside pickup, and other stores offer delivery services. "Fresh foods are the final frontier for Amazon ", Portalatin said.

Author: 0 President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

The comment follows reports by NBC News and others that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is examining whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey . Earlier, Rosenstein had authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending former FBI-chief James Comey's firing. The statement came as word surfaced that Mueller is now reportedly looking into the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law and ...

Business Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks - Hammond
Author: 0 Britain should stress jobs, prosperity in Brexit talks - Hammond

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier and the UK's Brexit minister, David Davis, will meet in Brussels on Monday (19 June), kicking off negotiations likely to take nearly two years. But his planned address, and that of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, was cancelled because of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. "The first phase of the negotiations will tackle three main areas: safeguarding the rights of citizens, financial settlement of the UK's obligations and the new ...

Business Just in Time, Amazon Patents Method to Prevent Comparison Shopping
Author: 0 Just in Time, Amazon Patents Method to Prevent Comparison Shopping

But Amazon now has the technology to prevent that type of behavior when customers enter any of its physical stores and log onto the WiFi networks there. The company runs 400 retail locations across the United States, so Amazon will effectively have 400 distribution points for its products once the acquisition is closed.

Author: 0 Federal Reserve ups benchmark interest rate

During the financial crash and its aftermath the Fed bought up large quantities of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities, forcing interest rates down and providing cash to markets as banks and investors sold their holdings. The move registered swiftly in markets, with the territory's one-month interbank rate, known as HIBOR, jumping the most in six months, and a gauge of property stocks in Hong Kong retreating more than 1 percent.

Business United States central bank should be careful when raising rates, Fed's Kaplan says
Author: 0 United States central bank should be careful when raising rates, Fed's Kaplan says

The "one-off" argument was made by Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen made at her press conference on Wednesday after the 8 to 1 vote to raise interest rates was announced. The core price index for personal consumption expenditures, an inflation indicator favored by the Fed, increased 1.5 percent in April after rising 1.6 percent in March, still below the central bank's target of 2 percent, according to the Commerce Department.

Business Trump Must Discern Real Threats to Presidency to Prevail
Author: 0 Trump Must Discern Real Threats to Presidency to Prevail

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week she wasn't aware of whether the White House had any kind of taping system and suggested reporters check with the Secret Service on any security-related questions. "In general, it seems that passage-of-time judgments are strongly affected by the number and "intensity" of "events" that have occurred in a time period", explained psychologist John Wearden to Vox .

Author: 0 Minute's silence to be held for Grenfell Tower victims

As of Friday, London police said 30 people have died in the Grenfell blaze. Investigators believe the fire started at around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday on the fourth floor of the 24-story Grenfell Tower. "But we try to make sure people know there are features and redundancies in buildings that you can count on, and you can stay put". "I absolutely get why they're angry".

Author: 0 Trump says he is under investigation for firing James Comey

Mr. Trump maintains he never colluded with Russian Federation and the investigation was "fake news ". In a perplexing series of Friday-morning tweets , President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that he is under investigation by the FBI and levelled a scathing attack against the officials leading the inquiry.

Author: 0 New Analyst Ratings For Big Yellow Group (LON:BYG)

Tortoise Investment Management Llc holds 0.76% of its portfolio in Nuveen Select Tax-Free Incom Portfolio 3 for 155,846 shares. The newest analyst ratings which are still in issue on Friday 9th of June state 5 analysts have a rating of "strong buy", 0 analysts "buy", 5 analysts "neutral", 1 analysts "sell" and 8 analysts "strong sell".

Business Brendan Rodgers Factor
Author: 0 Brendan Rodgers Factor "Huge" In Celtic Switch - Jonny Hayes

Irishman Hayes was the only non-Celtic player to feature on the Scottish Professional Footballers' Association player of the year shortlist. The Republic of Ireland global agreed a three-year contract with the Scottish champions. The England U20 global played a pivotal role in the Celtic unbeaten season in the SPL previous year, scoring an impressive nine goals during the league campaign.

Author: 0 London blaze death toll reaches 30 as Queen visits survivors

Sixteen bodies have been removed from the blackened, 24-story public housing unit, and the first victim was formally identified as Mohammed Alhajali, 23, a Syrian refugee. "It was a death trap and they knew it ", one person shouted as demonstrators swelled outside the council building, with dozens going inside and clashing with police and security guards.

Author: 0 58 presumed dead in London tower blaze, police say

Members of the emergency services work on the middle floors of the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower block. The others have been recovered from the scorched structure, according to Metropolitan Police Service Commander Stuart Cundy .

Author: 0 Germany's Merkel Says EU Ready To Negotiate Brexit, No Change Seen

Whatever her ultimate plan, she will be heavily reliant upon the 10 lawmakers from the eurosceptic DUP, who would help her edge past the 326 votes needed in parliament to avoid the government collapsing. May's finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Friday that Britain should prioritize protecting jobs and economic growth. "As we enter negotiations next week, we will do so in a spirit of cooperation, taking a pragmatic approach, trying to find a solution that works both for the United ...

Business Belmont Stakes Up for Grabs to End Uneven Triple Crown
Author: 0 Belmont Stakes Up for Grabs to End Uneven Triple Crown

Well, things didn't quite click in the Blue Grass or the Kentucky Derby , with Tapwrit finishing fifth and sixth. Saturday's 11-horse field included horses with varied amounts of success , but none had made it to the winner's circle in the Triple Crown .

Author: 0 $29.92 Billion in Sales Expected for Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) This Quarter

About 6.43 million shares traded. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 20th. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Farmers Tru reported 110,230 shares. The stock has a market cap of $190.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.60 and a beta of 0.56. Finally, Federated Investors Inc.

Business Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor
Author: 0 Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

Doctor Sava described Scalise's shot to his left hip as a devastating "trans-pelvic gunshot wound" from a high-velocity rifle. "The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time." the Medstar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement , adding that Scalise has "improved in the last 24 hours".

Author: 0 US Open diary: cause of blimp crash unknown

Open as he lined up his third shot on the par-5 final hole: a 50-yard wedge from the bottom of the hill that led to the green. I don't think I could play any different or score any better than I have done, and you can't do anything about what anybody else is doing.

Business Donald Trump 'yells at TVs in the White House' about Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Donald Trump 'yells at TVs in the White House' about Russian Federation investigation

Rosenstein wrote a memo last month noting concerns about Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House initially used to justify the removal of the FBI director. Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will".

Business Trump Administration Rips Leaks Surrounding Mueller Probe
Author: 0 Trump Administration Rips Leaks Surrounding Mueller Probe

Donald Trump has reportedly been yelling at TV sets in the White House as he becomes "increasingly angry" about an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the United States presidential election. All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways.

Author: 0 GE CEO Jeff Immelt to Step Down After 16 Years

Immelt, 61, will be succeeded on August 1 by John Flannery , the current president and CEO of the company's health care business, and will remain chairman until the end of the year. Flannery said his focus in the next few months will be on listening to investors, customers and employees to determine the next steps for GE. The new CEO beat out colleagues such as Steve Bolze, the CEO of GE Power , and Jeff Bornstein, GE's chief financial officer.

Author: 0 58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire

The newspaper said Friday that Omnis Exteriors manufactured the aluminum composite material used in the cladding. The fire has been a major test for Prime Minister Theresa May , whose Conservative Party is clinging to power after losing majority control of Parliament to a Labour surge in a snap election this month.