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OPEC and their allies begin to pledge production cuts — BUSINESS REPORT

In its monthly Oil Market Report for May released Tuesday morning, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that global crude supplies fell by 144,000 barrels per day in April, primarily due to lower output from Canada. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) was dealing oil at 3.2 percent rise at $49.40 global Brent at $52.47 per barrel achieving the same percentage rise. [Full Article...]

Federal Appeals Court Judges Hold Hearing In Seattle Over Travel Ban

Federal Appeals Court Judges Hold Hearing In Seattle Over Travel Ban Trump's original executive order also included Iraq and applied to visa holders and permanent US residents as well as other visitors from those countries. And in any event, Wall emphasized, the president subsequently clarified that his statements referred to Muslim terrorist groups and the countries that shelter them - not to all Muslims generally. [Full Article...]

Louisiana investigating fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling

At a vigil on Tuesday night outside the store where Sterling was killed, dozens of people held hands and prayed. Sterling's family is urging Attorney General Jeff Landry to do so. On the ground, Salamoni tried to gain control of Sterling's right hand while the other officer knelt on Sterling's left arm. The two officers had Sterling pinned on his back when gunfire erupted, moments after some... [Full Article...]

BBC presenter Ben Brown's live TV boob 'completely unintentional'

BBC presenter Ben Brown's live TV boob 'completely unintentional' Smith politely asked her to leave them alone during the live segment on BBC News just after 2pm, saying: "Yes just give us one second, alright?" The woman at first looks startled, before slapping Brown on the shoulder and walking away. Whether he simply misplaced his hand in the heat of the moment or intentionally cupped grabbed her breast is the big question. "You had a good squeeze of her br... [Full Article...]

North Korea's detention of United States citizen 'concerning': White House

North Korea's detention of United States citizen 'concerning': White House On Sunday, Kim Hak-song became the fourth American citizen now detained by the repressive regime, on charges such as espionage and crimes against the state. Kim is the most common surname in Korea, used by about half of all Koreans. In a superheated global exchange that takes tit for tat to a whole new level - one that only could involve North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un - the nuke-minded commu... [Full Article...]

Trump seeks Andrew Brunson release from Turkey's Erdogan

He added that the activities of the YPG and its political arm in the region, the PYD, "will never be accepted". The United States sees the YPG as distinct from the PKK and as a valuable partner in the fight against Islamic State. Erdogan congratulated Trump on his "legendary triumph" in last November's presidential election. Trump said it was a "great honor" to host Erdogan. [Full Article...]

Modi meets Palestine President

While India has taken an interest in the peace process, New Delhi is unlikely to expend more political capital trying to solve a problem that is beyond its ken. Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will hold key talks on bilateral, regional and global issues, including the peace process in the restive Middle East, according to India's foreign ministry. [Full Article...]

Akufo-Addo Congratulates Macron For France Election Victory

Akufo-Addo Congratulates Macron For France Election Victory Macron has said half of the candidates for his year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) for the 577 seats up for grabs in 11-18 June elections will be new to politics. Valls resigned as prime minister to launch his own presidential bid but in a shock result was defeated in the Socialist Party's primary in January by left-wing candidate Benoit Hamon. [Full Article...]

Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile

Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile The missile test reportedly carried out by North Korea over the weekend has the Trump administration and congressional hawks making statements suggesting that the U.S.is closer to military conflict with the withdrawn country than ever before. [Full Article...]

British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk

British Columbia election puts energy projects at risk He emphasized the NDP's gains, where the party took Lower Mainland seats and knocked off three B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers, Suzanne Anton, Amrik Virk and Peter Fassbender . "British Columbians did tell us tonight that they want us to do some things differently", she acknowledged, pledging to work with the other parties and congratulating John Horgan and Andrew Weaver on a hard-fought campaign. [Full Article...]

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting USA military officials have long argued in favor of supporting the Kurds in Syria against ISIS because they are such competent soldiers. In a reflection of those mixed sentiments, Erdogan heaped praise on his host - saying Trump had presided over a "legendary triumph" following last year's elections - but reiterated his objections to the US partnership with the YPG. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to continue hearing Triple Talaq case today

Supreme Court to continue hearing Triple Talaq case today The SC bench also wanted to know from AIMPLB that whether the board's advisory will be followed by the Qazis at the ground level. The court also asked whether a "modern and model nikahnama " could be put in place "to provide for talaq ". [Full Article...]

State Department: Syria Using Crematorium to Hide Atrocities

The Foreign Ministry said the allegations are a "new Hollywood plot" to justify US intervention in Syria. USA allegations of a crematorium are "a new Hollywood story" that is "fundamentally untrue", the source said, accusing US intelligence of having fabricated other claims against Syria in the past. [Full Article...]

Rain Delays Play, UTEP Men's Golf Finishes Day Two In Tenth

Rain Delays Play, UTEP Men's Golf Finishes Day Two In Tenth The Flashes will look to earn their first trip to the NCAA Championships since 2013 today in Washington. No. 4 Stanford leads No. 9 Baylor for the team lead by six strokes at 9-under par. Lee is tied for ninth. Arkansas was led by junior Alvaro Ortiz and freshman Luis Garza, who both carded 2-over 74 on Tuesday and are tied for 27th place at 6-over for the tourney. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South

North Korea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South It said: "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea". Speaking in Beijing, Mr Putin said nuclear tests of the type that Pyongyang had been carrying out in recent weeks were unacceptable, but that a peaceful solution to rising tensions on the Korean peninsula was needed. [Full Article...]

South Korea, US Stay Firm On North Korea

South Korea, US Stay Firm On North Korea South Korea and the USA have agreed on a time frame for a bilateral summit between President Moon Jae-in and U.S.President Donald Trump. The agreement for the leaders to meet in late June followed a meeting in Seoul between Chung Eui-yong, Moon's foreign policy adviser, and Matt Pottinger, U.S. [Full Article...]

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate' And the meeting was the day after Trump fired James Comey, the FBI director leading that investigation. But his overarching point was an understated, yet notable statement being repeated in one iteration or another by lawmakers and aides alike - an ambitious agenda will, at some point, depend on the President to pull it across the finish line, with help from the White House welcome. [Full Article...]

United States officials warn Trump against moving United States embassy to Jerusalem

One U.S. official reportedly told the Israelis the site is "not your territory". Trump is reportedly planning to visit the wall in Jerusalem's Old City and Israel's Channel Two reported that Israeli officials offering to help plan the event were told by American counterparts it was not their remit. [Full Article...]

Projections: Merkel's party wins vote in German state

Projections: Merkel's party wins vote in German state Following the results, NRW's state premier Hannelore Kraft stepped down as state SPD party chief. And it puts conservative challenger Armin Laschet, a liberal-minded deputy leader of Merkel's party, in a position to replace her. The result from North Rhine-Westphalia, which follows a similar result last week in Schleswig-Holstein, has boosted the party's fighting spirits and, since it's currentl... [Full Article...]

Mitch Nichols A-League star on drugs charges

Mitch Nichols A-League star on drugs charges The drugs in sport crisis has spread to the A-League, with former Socceroo Mitch Nichols charged with possession of cocaine. Police said they found three bags of a white powder, believed to be 1.1 grams of cocaine, on the 28-year-old as police with drug dogs raided the nightclub around midnight. [Full Article...]


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