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Author: 0 Oil prices hold near 7-week highs

On December 10, 2016, OPEC and non-OPEC countries signed an agreement on joint reduction of oil output at a meeting in Vienna. These pacts were formed for six months ( read: Top ETF Stories of the Fourth Quarter). In fact, market participants are focusing on the possibility of further rebalancing in the oil market. US energy companies added oil rigs for a fifth consecutive week, Baker Hughes said on Friday, extending a nine-month recovery with producers encouraged by higher prices, which ...

Global Media [LISTEN] Pravin Gordhan explains his 'Robin Hood' budget speech
Author: 0 [LISTEN] Pravin Gordhan explains his 'Robin Hood' budget speech

Lower commodity prices and weak demand from Europe and Asia have also weighed on exports, while a drought curbed agricultural output. This will raise R4.4 billion, stated the report. Poor economic growth in South Africa has stymied the government's ability to generate revenue and there is no major turnaround imminent, the Treasury said in the budget, forecasting growth at just 1.3 percent in 2017, up from 0.5 previous year.

Author: 0 Star Liverpool Midfielder Adam Lallana Signs New Long-term Contract at Anfield

The midfielder has been particularly impressive this season operating in an attacking role and received the England Player of the Year award in January following an online vote. Lallana expressed his excitement with the new deal in an interview with the club. "We know the manager has committed himself to the club long-term, so we have everything in place now".

Author: 0 Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100000 people facing starvation

Delivering aid is hard as the conflict prevents humanitarian workers from accessing affected areas. "For months there has been a total reliance on whatever plants they can find and fish they can catch ", - FAO Representative in South Sudan Serge Tissot .

Global Media Time to batten down the hatches as Storm Doris to hit Ireland
Author: 0 Time to batten down the hatches as Storm Doris to hit Ireland

A deep low pressure system developing in the Atlantic Ocean is expected to track across Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland on Thursday . Storm Doris - the first named storm of 2017 -is expected to cause widespread damage to buildings, interruption to power supplies and extensive travel problems.

Global Media Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes
Author: 0 Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes

Collins also added that the committee could ultimately subpoena Trump's tax returns, after being asked directly about the subject by the program host. "I am going to request, and numerous members will, that we call Mike Flynn to testify", said Collins, according to The Hill. Flynn was ousted last week following reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about phone conversations he had before taking office discussing Russian sanctions with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei ...

Author: 0 J&K: Terrorists attack patrol party in Shopian, 3 jawans killed, 4 hurt

Rebels have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989. The army unit was returning from a search operation in Kungoo village when the ambush occurred. Following these attacks, army chief Bipin Rawat had warned that those who hinder counter-insurgency operations or display flags of Pakistan and the Islamic State in Kashmir would be considered as "anti-national" and would "face action".

Global Media Najib: North Korean envoy was diplomatically rude
Author: 0 Najib: North Korean envoy was diplomatically rude

North Korean ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol looks toward reporters asking questions, as he leaves the North Korean embassy for a meeting he was called to at the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuala Lumpur , Feb. At a press conference earlier, Khalid denied speculation that the women were part of a prank, adding that the pair was aware the substance was toxic and were instructed to wash their hands afterwards.

Author: 0 BBC to pour millions into Scotland's own channel

Details on plans for Northern Ireland are expected to be announced soon. All of this combined amounts to the biggest single investment by the BBC in broadcast content in Scotland in over twenty years. Fiona Hyslop, Scotland's secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, past year confirmed that Scottish minsters were "pressing" for a more favourable outcome for BBC Scotland.

Author: 0 De Mistura: Intra-Syria Talks in Geneva Impossible without Ceasefire Holding

The last United Nations -mediated talks were suspended in April amid renewed fighting. The ceasefire was orchestrated by Turkey, one of the main backers of the rebels, and Russia, Syria's ally. The UN Envoy added that China, as a permanent member of the Security Council and an important member of the International Support Group for Syria, has maintained good relations with all parties concerned, and has been vigorously playing a positive and constructive role in the Syrian peace process.

Global Media Donald Trump names Army's Lt. Gen. HR McMaster national security adviser
Author: 0 Donald Trump names Army's Lt. Gen. HR McMaster national security adviser

McMaster will lead Trump's national security team with interim acting advisor Keith Kellogg returning to his role as chief of staff to the National Security Council. The main thing to know about him is that he's a maverick who has repeatedly risked his Army career to do what he thinks is right. Mr. Trump called him a "man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience".

Global Media Unexploded Bomb In Portsmouth Harbour Safely Detonated
Author: 0 Unexploded Bomb In Portsmouth Harbour Safely Detonated

There were also major road closures in the area, affecting access to Gunwharf Quays as the German bomb was towed to safe location to be detonated. The work is being carried out as part of infrastructure upgrades taking place before the arrival of the Navy's new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Global Media Image emerges of Kim Jong-Nam 'alive after attack'
Author: 0 Image emerges of Kim Jong-Nam 'alive after attack'

Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died after suddenly falling ill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week while he was preparing to board a flight to Macau. In a state-run broadcast, North Korean media said: "What merits more serous attention is the fact that the unjust acts of the Malaysian side are timed to coincide with the anti-DPRK [North Korean] conspiratorial racket launched by the South Korean authorities".

Global Media White House delays revamped immigration order to next week
Author: 0 White House delays revamped immigration order to next week

The administration on Tuesday outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants that officials said would result in the swift deportation of many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be unsafe, not just convicts.

Global Media U.S. close: Markets mixed as Fed hints at hike
Author: 0 U.S. close: Markets mixed as Fed hints at hike

Inflation has struggled to hit the Fed's 2% target as wage growth remains anemic and underemployment remains high, suggesting the economy is still running below its full potential. Transcripts from the Fed's January 31-Feb. The latest minutes note that "a few" officials are in favour of raising interest "in a timely manner, potentially at an upcoming meeting" would increase the Fed's flexibility.

Global Media Japan zoo kills 57 snow monkeys over 'alien genes'
Author: 0 Japan zoo kills 57 snow monkeys over 'alien genes'

Fifty-seven snow monkeys in Takagoyama Nature Zoo in the city of Futtsu, Chiba, northern Japan have been culled after zoo authorities found them to be carrying genes of an "invasive alien species". Snow monkeys are a popular tourist attraction in Japan and can be seen bathing in hot springs in the wild. "There are many zoos in the country, which rear animals that became classified as invasive species after the law was created", a ministry official said.

Global Media Storm Doris is heading for Carmarthenshire
Author: 0 Storm Doris is heading for Carmarthenshire

Now the Met Office says Doris IS likely to hit Plymouth, - with the "yellow" alert area extended to cover all of Devon and Cornwall, from 6am until 8pm, on Thursday. "It's going to be very changeable and unsettled for the next few days", he said. A weather warning for snow is also in place for Scotland, which could see blizzard-like conditions.

Global Media Children starving in South Sudan camps
Author: 0 Children starving in South Sudan camps

She said: "Our commitment to United Kingdom aid means that when people are at risk of dying from drought and disaster, we have the tools and expertise to avoid catastrophe". This crisis is man-made , the direct outcome of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who are unwilling to put aside political ambitions for the good of their people.

Global Media Morgue holding Kim Jong Nam's corpse reports break
Author: 0 Morgue holding Kim Jong Nam's corpse reports break

South Korea's military has risked provoking a spike in tensions with Pyongyang after using border loudspeakers to inform North Koreans about the alleged assassination of their leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother, according to reports Wednesday.

Author: 0 Is Donald Trump's Paranoia Sabotaging His Own Cabinet?

Prior to his presidency, Trump publicly criticised Obama's travelling during his terms on Twitter and on Fox News . Flynn resigned on Tuesday - stepping down for having spoken to Russian officials about removing sanctions before Trump entered office as well as for lying to other members of the administration about what he discussed with the Russians.

Author: 0 San Jose Flood: 14000 Ordered To Flee High Water

Later in the day the water was up to the windows of cars parked in the street. Parts of San Jose were underwater after the Anderson Reservoir overflowed into Coyote Creek, a river that normally rolls quietly through the Santa Clara Valley.

Global Media Syrian opposition asks for direct talks with regime
Author: 0 Syrian opposition asks for direct talks with regime

He said "Iran is an occupying state in Syria" and "could not be a guarantor state". This week will be the first time the Syrian regime and opposition delegations have returned to Geneva since talks were suspended last April. A question mark hangs over the position of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose public comments have signalled he is more concerned with fighting Islamic State than with removing Assad.

Author: 0 Local Jewish Community Center receives bomb threat

At a press conference last week, when a Jewish reporter started to ask President Trump about a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the US, he said it wasn't a fair question and told the reporter to sit down. Trump made the remarks on Tuesday after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture . "The people who tend to threaten Jewish synagogues, also threaten mosques, so we've got to be united and support each other, and that's what the reward is meant to do", said ...

Author: 0 EU's Juncker warns Britain of "hefty" Brexit bill

The UK government insists that talks regarding an exit fee can run in parallel after Prime Minister May triggers negotiations under article 50 . Without an agreement of some kind, the trade arrangements would fall back on World Trade Organization ( WTO ) standards, which would imply higher tariffs and more paperwork on some activities, goods and services.

Global Media Brothers charged in alleged roadside attack on MSP trooper
Author: 0 Brothers charged in alleged roadside attack on MSP trooper

During the struggle, Barber's half brother, Travis Tyler Wise, 19, of Middlebury Indiana, tossed a bottle as he drove by the scene, then got out and joined the fight, police said. The suspects, both from IN, were taken into custody. "They felt it was the part of (being) a good citizen to help police when being attacked". Guild had minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.

Global Media Malaysia pledges impartial probe into Kim Jong Nam´s death
Author: 0 Malaysia pledges impartial probe into Kim Jong Nam´s death

The North Korean ambassador said Malaysian police can not be trusted to investigate a February 13 spraying incident at the Kuala Lumpur airport that presumably took the life of Kim Jong-nam on his way to Macau. If a family member doesn't claim Kim Jong Nam's body, it is possible it will be released to the North Korean embassy and possibly returned to the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang.

Global Media North Korean Envoy Blasts Malaysians, Calls for Joint Probe
Author: 0 North Korean Envoy Blasts Malaysians, Calls for Joint Probe

How was Kim Jong-nam killed? He was at the budget terminal of Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport preparing to fly to Macau. The Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah, 25, is said to have attacked first, followed by the Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong, 29, who allegedly smeared a liquid on Mr Kim's face.

Global Media Turkish army permits female soldiers to wear headscarf
Author: 0 Turkish army permits female soldiers to wear headscarf

This comes after the headscarf ban was previously removed for the military's civilian staff, coast guard members, and the paramilitary police force. The AK Party came into power in 2002. Female MPs meanwhile began to wear headscarves in parliament from October 2013 when four female AKP lawmakers wore the hijab in a session, in contrast to the scenes in 1999 when a headscarf-wearing MP from the now defunct Virtue Party was heckled out of the chamber.

Author: 0 At African American Museum, Donald Trump Vows to Defend 'Promise of Freedom'

Asked about the museum during the tour, Trump said it was "fantastic" - and that he was excited to see Carson's exhibit. He says the foundation is confident the team will help build a center that will inspire individuals and communities. "It has truly become a place of healing, reconciliation and celebration where people can embrace not only African-American history and culture, but how that layered history has shaped America's identity", Lonnie Bunch , the museum's director, said Monday.

Author: 0 MTSU releases poll measuring President Trump job approval among Tennessee residents

When asked if they "approve or disapprove" of the way Trump is handling his job as president, 51 percent of those voters approved and 32 percent disapproved. Voters "trust the media more than Trump 52 - 37 percent 'to tell you the truth about important issues'". The poll was conducted from February 16 to February 20 and has a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent.

Global Media N Korea says Kim Jong-nam murder suspects 'innocent'
Author: 0 N Korea says Kim Jong-nam murder suspects 'innocent'

Kim Jong Nam, who has lived outside North Korea for about 15 years and is believed to have met his younger half brother only once, was checking in for a flight at Kuala Lumpur airport last week when two women ambushed him, smearing some kind of substance on his face.

Author: 0 Mexican man takes own life 30 minutes after being deported from US

The BBC reported Wednesday that 45-year-old Guadalupe Olivas Valencia jumped from a bridge adjacent El Chaparral , the primary port of entry between San Diego , California, and Tijuana in Mexico, half an hour after the US deported him for a third time.

Global Media Soldier from Ware dies in Iraq
Author: 0 Soldier from Ware dies in Iraq

A soldier from MA died Monday in a non-combat related incident in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. BOSTON - A Fort Hood soldier originally from MA has died in Iraq. Brian Odiorne was not combat related. The US Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of a US soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

Author: 0 France's Le Pen cancels Mufti meeting over headscarf

Le Pen , who is riding high in polls , poses a "major and immediate threat for our country and Europe", he told a press conference. At a meeting for the London French community also attended Nick Clegg, a former Liberal-Democrat leader and deputy PM, Macron urged his countrymen to come back to France to do business.

Global Media Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles
Author: 0 Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles

A solution presented itself in an experiment by Dutch police, who past year used a trained eagle to pluck a DJI Phantom drone out of the air, Peter Holley reported for The Washington Post. But it wasn't until 2015 when the Dutch started using bald eagles to intercept drones that other militaries started to see the benefit of these winged warriors.

Author: 0 US Supreme Court blocks death sentence over racial bias

The 6-2 ruling handed a victory to convicted murderer Duane Buck, 53, who had challenged his death sentence in a state that long has led the nation in executions, citing the racially biased testimony by a psychologist called by his own trial lawyer.

Global Media Why is trace radiation being found across Europe?
Author: 0 Why is trace radiation being found across Europe?

A plane used by the US Air Force in order to detect radioactivity or nuclear explosions has been send to Britain due to concerns regading increased radioactivity levels throughout the continent. Could it be a secret nuclear test right at Europe's northern doorway? Only iodine-131 was found in the European air. Swedish website Cornucopia wrote that Iodine-131 "is an isotope that occurs upon detonation of uranium-235 or plutonium-based nuclear weapons".

Global Media Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC), Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)
Author: 0 Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC), Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)

Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The beta, which indicates risk in relegation to the market, remained 0.39. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of The Kraft Heinz Company by 129.0% in the third quarter.

Author: 0 Turkish parliament strips HDP co-founder of MP status

The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Opposition party Selahattin Demirtas has been sentenced to five months in jail on charges of "denigrating the Turkish nation, the Turkish Republic and the institutions of the state". Erdogan has seized on the HDP's opposition to constitutional change to argue that those who vote "no" in the April referendum will be siding with supporters of terrorism.

Global Media Pochettino's 50-second Tottenham rule
Author: 0 Pochettino's 50-second Tottenham rule

A tense Wembley evening awaits Tottenham , although Pochettino said his players have not been practising penalties. It's important to know that we need to win the game, but we have to have that balance. If you get battered at Liverpool then it's hard to change that. "In a short period you can not do it - only if you have enough money to buy the best players in the world".

Global Media Friday Night Lights Star Joins Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Author: 0 Friday Night Lights Star Joins Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Chandler has won an Emmy and received multiple nominations for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights . Chandler - who was most recently seen in "Manchester by the Sea" alongside Casey Affleck - has reportedly been hot property over the past few months and was dished out numerous offers to take part in a series of movies, but made a decision to go with " Godzilla 2" after a seven-figure deal he couldn't resist was slapped down by film executives.

Author: 0 Final Fantasy XV available for free on March 1

The game was previously released as a pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV when the game launched in November 2016. The game eschews the franchise's traditional role-playing mechanics for side-scrolling beat-'em-up gameplay inspired by classic titles from the 1980s and 1990s.

Global Media 5 die after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center
Author: 0 5 die after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center

Moments later, his Beechcraft B200 King Air crashed into a Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) shopping centre, killing himself and his four U.S. passengers. The Beechcraft B200 King Air aircraft took off from Essendon airport, a small airfield mainly used by light planes, at around 8:30am for King Island.

Global Media Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers
Author: 0 Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

Following a recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks, including more than a dozen bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers around the country on Monday alone, President Donald Trump condemned such acts as " horrible " and promised these kinds of actions would end soon.

Global Media Betsy DeVos v. the Education Monopolists
Author: 0 Betsy DeVos v. the Education Monopolists

That being said, much of the controversy surrounding her could be held to similar criticism. The Washington Post reported that DeVos was Republican Party chairwoman in MI and chair of the pro-school-choice advocacy group American Federation for Children , and she has worked to create programs and pass laws that require the use of public funds to pay for private school tuition.

Global Media Kim Jong-nam killing: suspects smeared hands with poison
Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam killing: suspects smeared hands with poison

But there was no sign of him, perhaps because he was whisked out a private exit to avoid the media scrum. Malaysian police are also seeking a North Korean diplomat in relation to the suspected assassination of Kim Jong-nam, which is threatening to lose North Korea one of its few remaining friends in the region.

Global Media Thousands Of People Will Hold Street Parties To Remember MP Jo Cox
Author: 0 Thousands Of People Will Hold Street Parties To Remember MP Jo Cox

After the conviction of Thomas Mair the MP's husband described the crime as a "political act" and now he has launched the Great Get Together in Jo's honour. "We may even surpass the Jubilee", said Peter Stewart, director of The Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is part of the Eden Project, an education charity created to connect people with each other and the living world in order to explore ways and means of working together towards a better future.

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