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Oil steadies early Tuesday but rattled by concern about OPEC's clout

US crude oil ETF United States Oil (USO - Free Report) and Brent crude ETF United States Brent Oil (BNO - Free Report) are down 17.5% and 15.5% so far this year (as of May 8, 2017). Benchmark Brent crude settled up 24 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $49.34 a barrel. Even as USA oil production increased yet again and more oil was released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, old supplies fell. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan women protest against Maduro

Venezuelan women protest against Maduro Venezuelans have been suffering months of food shortages and soaring prices. With Maduro's approval ratings at around 24 percent - less than half the level at the time of his narrow election victory in 2013 - and Venezuela suffering a fourth year of harrowing recession, the opposition's challenge is to keep up street pressure and draw in support from poor former "Chavista" sectors. [Full Article...]

North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has "lost basic judgment and body hair"

North Korea: Sen. Cory Gardner has The latest detention of a US citizen by North Korea, which raises the number of Americans in their custody to four, is "concerning", a White House spokesman said, amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. The family and colleagues of Song were shocked about his arrest, as they said that Song actually refers North Korea as his "own country". The regime of Kim Jong Un c... [Full Article...]

Kushner Companies apologizes for name dropping Jared during China investors pitch

Kushner's sister Nicole Kushner Meyer was in Beijing on Saturday, seeking $150-million (about R2-billion) in investment in a luxury apartment complex project in New Jersey, said United States media reports . In 2014, 85 percent of investor visas were issued to Chinese applicants. Though Meyer's presentation stopped short of claiming outright that Kushner Companies has special access and privi... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

But Abbas maintained that the two-state solution, if achieved, would have dramatic effects on the region, including the normalization of ties between Israel and Arab and Islamic countries. Trump called on Abbas to renounce terrorism, saying there could be no peace deal with Israel unless Palestinian leaders condemned anti-Israeli violence. [Full Article...]

Nations grapple with huge cyberattack, but more's coming

NHS England described the incident as a "ransomware" attack. The cyber-attack that disrupted computers in most of Scotland's health boards on Friday has been isolated, the Scottish government has said . Ransomware is a type of malicious software that takes over a computer and locks the user out, preventing them from accessing any files until they pay money. [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy Spotted Driving Spicer's Podium Through NYC

Melissa McCarthy's writers deserve a raise. This all happened just hours before Spicer is set to make his actual return to the White House on Friday after being noticeably absent ever since President Trump made the decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . [Full Article...]

Macron talks up 2024 Paris Olympic bid to Bach

IOC Commission Chair, Patrick Baumann , told the media at the end of the visit, "This is an incredible team and in this sense it is an incredible Olympic city". POLITICS: When President Donald Trump first issued his executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, it threw some Olympic sports into flux: Namely, the United States wrestling team... [Full Article...]

Korean president hints at scrapping deal with Japan over sexual slavery

Korean president hints at scrapping deal with Japan over sexual slavery Moon told Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier", though he raised South Korea's dissatisfaction with a 2015 agreement meant to put to rest a dispute over Japanese compensation for South Korean women forced to work in Japanese brothels before and during World War Two, Korea's presidential office said. [Full Article...]

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja: Reuters witness

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja: Reuters witness Human rights advocates also fear some of the girls kidnapped from the Chibok boarding school have been used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bombings. Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross helped secure the 82 girls in "lengthy negotiations", the presidency said on its Twitter account. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Planned To Fire Comey Before Justice Department Recommendations

Senator Mark Warner, the Democratic committee vice chairman, said he was "offended" by Mr Trump's comment that Mr Comey was a "showboater". The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language

He added that Germany will continue its efforts to build the Palestinian state and improve the living condition of the Palestinian people. "There is no solution for both sides to negotiate on except the solution of the two states", said Steinmeier, hoping that all parties would work together to succeed it. [Full Article...]

German president favours two-state solution on Israel visit

The Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considered to be the most nationalist in the history of the country, and those citizens of Arab-Israeli descent observe endemic discrimination in the increasingly religious state, according to Yahoo News. [Full Article...]

G-7 countries call for renewed common effort against cybercrime

G-7 countries call for renewed common effort against cybercrime Whilst the final communique included some wording referring to fighting inequality and financial inclusiveness of the global economy as a desirable target, Mnuchin's view of a better model of worldwide trade as rather "fair" instead of "free" prevented a G7 consensus on the matter. [Full Article...]

Beijing: Nawaz Sharif- Jinping display bonhomie over OBOR

China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at an global gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. So I think in approaching the CPEC, there needs to some reflection on how a country like India would see that is part of India, would feel... "We think there are a lot of... [Full Article...]

China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

Nasr said in the statement that the bilateral relationship between Egypt and China is very important and precious, especially after signing a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between both countries during the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in September 2015. [Full Article...]

Elgin-area congressman: If Trump has tapes, Oversight Committee should have them

He tweeted that Mr Comey had "better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations", suggesting such tapes, if they existed, might contradict him. Comey reportedly said he could offer only "honesty" and that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense, angering Trump, whose campaign has been under investigation over its ties to Russian Federation during the Presidential elec... [Full Article...]

Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries squeeze Islamic State toward Syria border

Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries squeeze Islamic State toward Syria border A man stands in front of a destroyed auto and house in western Mosul, Thursday, May 11, 2017. About ten families, some forced out of other areas of Mosul as Iraqi forces advanced, were now crammed into every house in the northwest, Abdul Rahman said. [Full Article...]

Mishra Begins Hunger Strike, Demands Details of Travel Funding

Mishra Begins Hunger Strike, Demands Details of Travel Funding The Anti-Corruption Branch on Thursday recorded the statement of sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra over his allegations that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam. While Kejriwal is yet to respond to any of the charges, his deputy Manish Sisodia had termed them baseless and not worth responding. It said that the exemption enjoyed by the Kejriw... [Full Article...]

Xi praises Malaysia for Belt and Road cooperation; deals signed

After the meeting between the two heads of government, ministers from the two sides signed several memoranda of understanding (MoU). China has already announced plans to station its marines there as well in djibouti in Horn of Africa in Indian Ocean. [Full Article...]


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