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Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar


Both pieces of legislation, which were in the pipeline before the recent diplomatic crisis between Doha and other Arab states kicked off, are expected to be approved by parliament on Wednesday. During the six-year Syrian conflict, Doha and Ankara have backed rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The developments intensified a confrontation between tiny-but-wealthy Qatar and a group of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt that accuse it of fomenting instability. Read More »

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

Questioned about Comey's central claim that Trump told him to drop the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn , Trump responded: "I didn't say that". In 2013 he asked then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper whether the National Security Agency collects "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans". Read More »

Berenberg Bank Boosts Pearson plc (PSON) Price Target to GBX 605

Morgan Stanley reported 0% of its portfolio in Centrica PLC (LON:CNA). The Mississippi-based Hancock Holdings has invested 0.42% in Pets at Home Group PLC (LON:PETS). As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was maintained by AlphaValue. Among 17 analysts covering Myriad Genetics ( NASDAQ:MYGN ), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Read More »

Looking at the Indicators for Medical Properties Trust (MPW)


Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,910,750 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $86,508,000 after buying an additional 136,898 shares during the last quarter. Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) has been given an average rating of "Hold" by the eleven ratings firms that are now covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Read More »

Bark for Life raises money for cancer research


On a cool but otherwise comfortable evening, the relay got underway with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., followed by the Survivors' Victory Lap involving cancer survivors at 6:30 p.m. He imagined teams gathering together and doing the same thing in their communities and that is what Relay for Life became. "Everybody here has gone through some sort of cancer, or every person here has had somebody that's gone through some sort of cancer, and we're here to honor all of those people". Read More »

Pound dives as UK plunges into new period of uncertainty


There were predictions of a sharp plunge in the pound and the FTSE 100 if the poll's projection were to be confirmed by Friday morning. Sterling hit its highest level against the dollar in nearly two weeks on Tuesday, buoyed by expectations that the ruling Conservative party would be victorious in Thursday's elections and would probably win a majority of parliamentary seats. Read More »

Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty


May faced calls to quit after her election gamble to win a stronger mandate backfired, leaving no single party with a clear claim to power just 10 days before the start of negotiations on Britain's divorce from the European Union. "Against the euro the pound has been less successful of late; nevertheless, despite being a long way from recovering the losses it has incurred since mid-May, a 0.1 per cent increase has nudged the currency to a one and a half week peak". Read More »

Police raid sees 20th arrest made in London Bridge attack probe

The commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police says the nationalities of the eight victims in the terrorist attack on London Bridge tell a proud story of London's unique makeup. Two blowtorches were also found. They also discovered equipment for making petrol bombs, plastic bottles and duct tape for constructing fake suicide bomb belts, and an ID card for Redouane. Read More »

Pound dives on fears UK election may produce no clear winner

With most seats declared, the Conservative Party have failed to win the landslide majority they were aiming for. Stocks geared to the United Kingdom economy fell sharply Friday while the pound slumped after British voters deprived Prime Minister Theresa May and her ruling Conservative Party of a majority in Parliament . Read More »

India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space


Important Fact: GSAT-19 was powered by indigenously-made Lithium-ion batteries. It is also India's first fully functional rocket to be tested with a cryogenic engine that uses liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen as propellants. Former Isro chairperson K Radhakrishnan said the successful launch would open up the worldwide market for Isro and that foreign satellites can also be launched from here in future. Read More »

Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier

A White House spokesperson traveling with Donald Trump in New Jeresey said the U.S. president was aware of and following the situation. The White House said Army Reserve Major General Rick Waddell provided updates. "Three U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan today". Although military officials say the group is far smaller than it was at its height in 2015, an estimated 600 to 800 militants located mainly in remote mountainous areas continue to pose an ample threat to USA and ... Read More »

Theresa May aims to form government, despite lost majority

In a resignation statement on the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and missed signs of surging support for the opposition Labour Party . "Imagine she survives until autumn of next year", he told Reuters. "May's departure from Downing St.is remorseless". In the 2015 election, Amber Rudd won the Hastings and Rye seat in southern England by nearly 5,000 votes. Read More »

#Vote2017: 'No panic yet' after pound hit by election shock


THE pound jumped to a two-week high this morning following the results of a final YouGov poll which showed that the Conservatives could have a seven-point lead over Labour. After falling sharply on an exit poll released when polls closed at 2100 GMT, which indicated Britain was set for a hung parliament , the pound had steadied a little in Asian trading. Read More »

Gilead Sciences Incorporated (NASDAQ:GILD) Shorts Decreased by 4.24% After Short Covering

The stock declined 0.19% or $0.12 reaching $64.2 per share. A total volume of 5.28 million shares were traded versus to average volume of 2.32 million shares. The analysts forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for GILD to be -31.5%. (NYSE:DYN) was released by: Metrowestdailynews.com and their article: "Sudbury: Electricity aggregation program to boost renewables" with publication date: June 02, 2017. Read More »

Kane to captain England against Scotland


It is a momentous occasion for a player in the best form of his career, with an explosive end to the campaign seeing him wrap up the Golden Boot for the second-successive season. "I think we're capable of winning 2-1", Brown told BBC Radio Scotland . It can't always be the same players that leads in every meeting, in every training session. Read More »

Flight shares soar as pound sinks after election shock


Versus the euro, the pound also fell more than 1.1% to 1.13 euros, to levels not seen since January. United Kingdom blue-chip stock futures reversed course and gained ground Friday, carried higher as the pound fell to an seven-week low after the country's general election leaves the British government with a hung parliament . Read More »

Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

In his written testimony , released Wednesday, Comey revealed that he had been gathering material since January 6. Trump's shift from real estate mogul and reality TV star to political powerhouse was driven in part by his campaign to spread the lie that Barack Obama was born outside the US. Read More »

Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House


Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats (2nd-R) testifies as he appears alongside acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe (L), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (2nd-L) and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers (R) at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( FISA ) in Washington , US, June 7, 2017. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

The potential deal with the DUP came after Mrs May sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks after the election left the Tories eight seats short of the 326 required for a majority. As she was resoundingly re-elected to her Maidenhead seat in southern England, May looked tense. "We will - obviously - amend the Queen's Speech ". Read More »

Exxon calls NY prosecutor's climate change probe 'harassment' in filing


BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, May 1 report. Finally, Confluence Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 6.5% in the first quarter. The stock rose 0.69% or $0.56 reaching $81.18 per share. First Savings Bank Of Omaha invested 1.81% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.75%. Read More »

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

For many tech fans, however, the new device's minimalist appearance overshadowed its technical prowess - and in true Twitteratti fashion, a meme was born. That might sound insane coming from a company that hasn't, until the launch of this product, given so much as a thought to the home speaker market, but the early returns on the HomePod's performance show that Apple (again, like they always do) isn't diving blindly into this market. Read More »

Crude price drop is symptom of rising U.S. clout

OPEC's largest producer Saudi Arabia saw its production fall to 9.93 million barrels per day in May, down 40,000 barrels per day from the previous month, as survey panelists said exports were down significantly despite a rise in direct crude burn. Read More »

Canadian Employment Surges By 'Massive' 77000 Full-Time Jobs In May

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada said the value of building permits issued in Ottawa in the first four months of the year is down 16.6 per cent. In services, there was a gain of 25,900 jobs in the professional, scientific and technical services category. Despite the large number of jobs, the national unemployment actually climbed to 6.6%, which according to Statistics Canada is due to more people entering the job market in search of work. Read More »