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Business Oman supports Saudi-Russian agreement on oil cut extension
Author: 0 Oman supports Saudi-Russian agreement on oil cut extension

The OPEC agreement was supported by 11 non-OPEC states, which joined the deal by promising to jointly reduce oil output by 558,000 barrels per day. As compliance continued growing at a steady, commendable rate, another problem came to the fore: US shale producers were expanding production in a no-nonsense manner.

Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

Israel's position is that all embassies should be in its capital, Jerusalem , but the global community has maintained that the status of the city should only be decided when there is a peace treaty with the Palestinians, who insist that the eastern half of Jerusalem should be their capital.

Author: 0 Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

Davis Allen Cripe, 16, collapsed at Spring Hill High School on April 26 and later died at a hospital. Cripe's father, Sean Cripe, attended the news briefing. The teen had consumed the three beverages in a two hour period before his death, which Watts says caused the deadly caffeine overdose. Excessive caffeine led to the death of a SC teenager last month, a state coroner reported on Monday.

Author: 0 Putin sits down at piano in China, plays Soviet songs

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, known for his passion for the outdoors, has shown his softer side during a visit to China when he sat down to play the piano. The conference focuses on the massive One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative, which takes its inspiration from the ancient Silk Road trading route.

Author: 0 Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

Alhassan said they traveled to Chibok for Christmas but upon their return to the capital said they were scared to go back to their community. The Chibok schoolgirls freed from the clutches of Boko Haram will return to school in September, Nigeria's minister of women affairs has said.

Author: 0 The Trade Desk Seeing Continued Strength After Initial Jump

The ad-tech firm is rapidly gaining share across programmatic advertising, the firm's Shyam Patil notes, and rapidly growing mobile ads as well, with worldwide business scaling nicely. TTD has a float of 18.14 million shares and traded 1.36 times the normal daily trading volume on Thursday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company.

Author: 0 Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

It also revokes Arabic's "official language" status in Israel. Officials insist they'll come up with some "special status" for Arabic allowing it to still be used to access state services. Israel's arab minority now makes up about 20 per cent of its population. Dichter argued that none of Israel's 11 Basic Laws deals with the identity or definition of the Israeli state.

Business Trump tax plan: Winners & losers, according to Philly accountants
Author: 0 Trump tax plan: Winners & losers, according to Philly accountants

The report cited critics of Trump's claims the plan would boost economic growth from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget who called it "magic beans". Many experts believe that President Ronald Reagan's cuts did have benefits for the broader economy, but not enough that the cuts paid for themselves.

Business Crude oil prices at lowest level in five months
Author: 0 Crude oil prices at lowest level in five months

Both benchmarks lost 4.9 percent Thursday, falling to their lowest level since November 30 - the day when OPEC members and Russian Federation agreed to cut their individual oil production to increase prices. USA crude stockpiles fell less than expected last week, while gasoline inventories grew as demand remained weak, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, keeping concerns about global supply on a simmer.

Author: 0 S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

A liberal leader in South Korea seeks warmer ties with North Korea, clashing with the Republican in the White House intent on snuffing out the North's nuclear weapons program. Moon told Xi that it would be easier to settle the missile-defense issue if North Korea wasn't engaging in provocations, the statement said. The US and South Korea have a decades-long military and political alliance and Washington is by far Seoul's most important bilateral partner.

Business Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
Author: 0 Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Before this week's meeting most Fed policymakers had made it clear that in contrast to previous years the central bank feels more confident in its forecast of two more rate increases in 2017. As the dollar strengthened, commodity prices weakened, boding ill for the rand as it is a commodity currency. The Australian dollar gained about 0.3 percent higher at $0.7548 AUD=D4 thanks to a bounce in iron ore prices, and showed little reaction to the Reserve Bank of Australia keeping its policy rate ...

Author: 0 Trump to work as 'mediator' for Middle East peace

However, at the same time, Mr Trump has urged Israel to hold back on settlement building in the West Bank, which has been a long-standing source of tensions in the region. "And if you you both are willing, we're going to make a deal". Asked what distinguishes Trump's plans from previous attempts, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said merely: "The man is different".

Business BHP Billiton emphasises its Australian roots in new corporate rebranding campaign
Author: 0 BHP Billiton emphasises its Australian roots in new corporate rebranding campaign

BHP Billiton (BHP.AU) is refocusing on its Australian heritage by dumping the Billiton name 16 years after the merger with the South African group to form the world's largest miner. a year before the 2001 merger with Billiton PLC when it combined names and adopted a dual London- and Sydney-listed structure. The initial campaign includes two 30 second TV commercials, which will be accompanied by print and online activity and leveraged through social media.

Author: 0 USA laptop ban could be extended to flights from UK

The current USA ban, which applies to laptops, tablets and larger smartphones, is being enforced on US-bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.

Business IT department launches new facility to link Aadhaar with PAN
Author: 0 IT department launches new facility to link Aadhaar with PAN

A petition challenging mandatory use of Aadhaar for PAN and filing income tax returns is pending in the Supreme Court. The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to allow a taxpayer link in "easy" steps one's Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory requirement for filing IT returns now.

Business China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas
Author: 0 China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

Ari Giovenco, the Internet Association's director of trade and worldwide policy, said the agreement did not address obstacles facing USA cloud service providers in China . "China relations on trade ", Ross told reporters May 11 at the White House. Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, has voiced support for an LNG terminal in the U.S.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have room to 'improve' ahead of next season

Chelsea have clinched the Premier League title by beating West Bromwich on Friday night. "The consistency, the desire, the quality in the team - they deserve it, and they deserve that moment with their own fans". Sometimes we play well, but concede a goal and then it's hard to get back in the game. Still, the modern game makes one-club players exceedingly rare, and footballers end up carrying emotional ties to several teams and their fanbases over the course of their career.

Business Macron promises new order in France
Author: 0 Macron promises new order in France

His rivals on the far-right and far-left, opposed to the European Union and major economic reforms, won around 50 percent of the first-round vote. "I will convince our compatriots that France's power is not in decline, but that we are at the dawn of an extraordinary renaissance because we have all the qualities which will make.

Business Renault expects return to normal production on Monday after cyberattack
Author: 0 Renault expects return to normal production on Monday after cyberattack

Auto production was halted in Slovenia after computers at the headquarters of Renault's subsidiary Revoz in Novo Mesto were affected, a spokeswoman told AFP . The company's management confirmed the cyber attack said on Saturday. The probe covers "Renault and other possible victims", the source said. Renault is the first French company to confirm it has been affected by Friday's wave of cyberattacks, which apparently exploited a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security ...

Business JetBlue Kicks Family Off Plane Over
Author: 0 JetBlue Kicks Family Off Plane Over

An American dad whose family was booted off a budget airline because of a dispute over a birthday cake has vowed to launch legal action against the carrier. "I want the flight attendant fired, she has no business serving the public", he said. Cameron Burke has told United States media he plans to take legal action against JetBlue over the incident.

Author: 0 White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

European countries have urged the U.S.to continue to remain in the agreement, including newest French President Emmanuel Macron , who released a video on social media, pleading in English for American scientists and researchers to come to France to continue their work on climate change.

Business Donald Trump refers to 'tapes' that may exist of James Comey conversations
Author: 0 Donald Trump refers to 'tapes' that may exist of James Comey conversations

Mr Trump has dismissed the FBI investigation as a "charade" and has said Democrats are using "fake news" about collusion with the Russians as an excuse for losing the election. What will it take for Republicans to find their conscience and stand up for our nation's founding principles against a man who time and again demonstrates he couldn't care less about them? "As a very active president with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal ...

Author: 0 Cyber attack hits 200000 in 150 countries

Had it not been for a young cybersecurity researcher's accidental discovery of a so-called "kill switch", the malicious software likely would have spread much farther and faster that it did Friday. "It could be very possible". Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, also released a statement confirming that its computers and databases had not been affected in the attack.

Author: 0 North Korean Missile Test Shows US Bases Could Soon Be In Range

The missile, which fell into the East Sea after covering some 700 kilometers, has not been identified, and the U.S. has since indicated that it may be a new type of ballistic missile. While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA mainland.

Author: 0 Warren Buffet regrets missing out on Google and Amazon

He singled out the company's founder and chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, for praise. But, he said, "it is absolutely essential to America that we become more productive, and 3G was "very good at making a business productive with fewer people".