Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

On Monday, the state-run Qatar News Agency instructed a law firm to file a formal complaint with Ofcom, Britain's telecommunications regulator, against the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel and Sky News Arabia for their coverage of Qatar. [Full Article...]

Ireland elects Varadkar as youngest and first ever gay prime minister

Ireland elects Varadkar as youngest and first ever gay prime minister Leo Varadkar , 38, an Indian-origin openly gay doctor, took over as the new Prime Minister or Taoiseach of Ireland on June 14 after a parliamentary vote confirmation followed by Presidential appointment. What many failed to notice however, was that Varadkar used this opportunity to announce a referendum on the eighth amendment for 2018. In a coming-out speech he gave in a radio interview, he... [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland's politicians meet Theresa May at Downing Street

Northern Ireland's politicians meet Theresa May at Downing Street He claimed such a deal could endanger the peace process. Ahead of the meeting with May, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said that any deal between the Conservatives and the DUP in Westminster can not be allowed to stand in the way of the Good Friday Agreement, which sets out the power-sharing process in Northern Ireland . [Full Article...]

So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

The talks began almost a year after a referendum that saw 51.9 percent of votes for the British exit from the European Union, which has 28 members, including Britain. Such conversations mark a shift from the pre-election talk of a "hard Brexit " and May's one-time warning she would walk away from the talks if disappointed. [Full Article...]

London police plead for calm after attack at mosque

London police plead for calm after attack at mosque Police praised members of the public for detaining the man suspected of being the driver of the van, who was arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder. London Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said on Monday morning that the incident was "another appalling attack on our city", and that there was an "ongoing investigation by our Counter Terrorism Command to establish why this attack was ... [Full Article...]

Riyadh says no to Turkish military base

Qatar held military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, demonstrating one of its few strong alliances after two weeks of ostracism and economic isolation imposed by neighbours which accuse the US ally of supporting terrorism. On June 5, Saudi Arabia and allied states cut all ties with Qatar, pulling their ambassadors from the emirate and ordering its citizens to repatriate by June 19. [Full Article...]

EQT to buy oil and gas producer Rice Energy for $6.7 bln

The expected RICE's profit could reach $27.22M giving the stock 37.01 P/E in the case that $0.17 earnings per share is reported. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System maintained its stake in Rice Energy Inc. will post $0.55 EPS for the current year. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece was first published by Sports Perspectives and is the sole property of of Sports Per... [Full Article...]

Zaman, Ali heroics helps Pakistan clinch Champions Trophy title

Mohammad Amir and Fakhar Zaman starred for Pakistan in the final. There has not been an worldwide match in Pakistan since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team bus killed six policemen and injured seven cricketers. "They were more intense and passionate today, they deserved to win". However, Sarfraz's men buckled up and went past top-ranked teams like South Africa, England and India to ... [Full Article...]

Business bodies come together in call for softer Brexit

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said the country wanted to strike "a deal like no other in history" as formal talks on quitting the European Union were set to begin in Brussels . While Barnier insists on the "sequencing" of talks, so that trade negotiations can not start until probably January, finding a way to avoid a "hard" customs border for troubled Northern Ireland may well involv... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower: 79 presumed dead in London fire

Grenfell Tower: 79 presumed dead in London fire The search and recovery operation in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower continues, he said, adding that it has been incredibly distressing for families. Cundy explained that one of the reasons identification has been so hard is because dental records are needed from victims who hailed from different countries around the world. [Full Article...]

London mosque attacker: 'I want to kill all Muslims'

And then the guy came out of his van and I got him. Ten people were hurt, eight were taken to area hospitals. "The man, he tried to escape... but they caught the driver", Warra said. "Like the terrorist incidents in London and Manchester , this incident is an attack on our shared values - values of mutual respect and of tolerance". [Full Article...]

Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family An update posted to Scalise's official Twitter account said that he underwent another surgery on Saturday, and added that he continues to show signs of improvement. He had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three politicians, according to a person familiar with the case. Griner remains hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her i... [Full Article...]

Stalin meets TN Governor, requests to dissolve Palaniswamy Govt.

Stalin meets TN Governor, requests to dissolve Palaniswamy Govt. Stalin, on Saturday urged Governor C.H. Vidyasagar Rao to order a fresh floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. In a petition to the governor, the DMK demanded a fresh vote of confidence, and asked the governor to direct an investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or the Enforcement Directorate to unearth the money trail as well as to investigate the alleged offences under the P... [Full Article...]

Macron wins strong parliamentary majority: exit polls

It is also entirely unexpected: Macron was unknown three years ago and initially given little chance of emerging as president, but he and his 16-month-old REM have tapped into widespread desire for change . "The task he faces is vast", he added. The party of Melenchon, a candidate in a Marseille district facing off a Macron candidate, was also hit hard by the low turnout rate. [Full Article...]

Hedge fund manager joins board of Valeant pharmaceuticals

Hedge fund manager joins board of Valeant pharmaceuticals Jd Com Inc now has $54.59B valuation. The stock decreased 1.27% or $0.05 on June 16, reaching $3.9. About 14,714 shares traded. (NASDAQ:JAKK) has declined 38.82% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.21% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.10, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 82 investors sold VRX shares while 87 reduced hold... [Full Article...]

A van attack kills one outside London mosque

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning. "I blame tonight's attack at the mosque on foreign policy". He's "been taken to hospital as a precaution", where he'll receive a mental health assessment , according to the statement. [Full Article...]

Tesco's Booker buy 'inspired Sainsbury's copycat bid'

The deal not only brought Sainsbury's more retail sites and helped it extend its presence beyond the grocery/supermarket sector, but also gave it access to Argos's fast delivery capabilities. Meanwhile, the proposed Tesco-Booker merger is now under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority. The tie-up would come after blue-chip peer Tesco announced a similar move this year, inki... [Full Article...]

AA scraps plan for seats with 29-inch pitch

AA scraps plan for seats with 29-inch pitch A day after the Capitol Hill scolding, word got out that American planned to sandwich more passengers into its new Boeing 737 Max aircraft by reducing the legroom from 31 inches to 29 inches in the main cabin. "It's those last few inches that make the difference", he said. American, which plans to start taking delivery of the MAX in the fall, said the new seat is created to "feel more spac... [Full Article...]

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub

It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500. The formula which was developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, is meant to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 34,077 shares in the company, valued at $1,957,723.65. Howard Cap Mngmt holds 20,200 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. [Full Article...]

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) Stake Raised by Ameriprise Financial Inc

Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) Stake Raised by Ameriprise Financial Inc Shares of Frontier Commun Cp (NASDAQ: FTR ) now have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 2.62, number of Recs in ABR is 13 while industry rank of the company by ABR is 234 out of 265. The institutional investor owned 50,026 shares of the utilities provider's stock after buying an additional 2,751 shares during the period. Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR)'s distance from 200 day ... [Full Article...]

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