US Denies Exxon Bid for Waiver on Russia Sanctions

US Denies Exxon Bid for Waiver on Russia Sanctions In a statement , Exxon said "we understand" the decision by the Treasury Department. The oil giant, run by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the time, first submitted its request to ignore sanctions in 2015, the The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Australia changes work visa policy

Under the new provision, businesses will be able to temporarily access the critical skills they need to grow if skilled Australians workers are not available, read a statement issued by the Australian Prime Minister's website. Workers already living in Australia on 457 visas will not be affected - they will keep their jobs and be allowed to stay in the country under the old rules until their... [Full Article...]

Trump to unveil tax plan next week, AP says

Trump also signed an executive order Friday for Mnuchin to review new tax regulations imposed a year ago to see if they are cost-effective or fall outside of the department's authority. In making his case, Mnuchin pointed to statistics showing individuals and businesses cumulatively spend a total of 6.1 billion hours complying with the tax code each year, at a cost to the US economy of $234.4 bill... [Full Article...]

American Airlines employee hits woman with a stroller, narrowly missing baby

In an age of cellphone videos and social media, airlines are learning the hard way that it is essential to deescalate tense situations that occur during air travel, even as there are more passengers, less room and fewer flight attendants than ever before. [Full Article...]

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen U.S. President Donald Trump predicted the attack in Paris "will have a big effect" on the French presidential election that begins this weekend, without naming which candidates he believed would benefit. In an Odoxa poll for Le Point published on Friday, Macron was seen winning the first round with 24.5 per cent of the votes, down 0.5 percentage points compared to the previous poll. [Full Article...]

Analysts At Stifel Reiterated Vernalis PLC (LON:VER) As Hold

It now has negative earnings. Tellurian Inc., formerly Magellan Petroleum Corporation, is an gas and oil exploration and production company. TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC is a provider of fixed line broadband, voice telephony, mobile and television services. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns against US 'hysteria'

North Korea warns against US 'hysteria' US Army troops and Air Force conducted military defence exercises on Saturday in Paju, near the border between the Koreas. However, US officials told The Associated Press on Friday that the Trump administration has settled on a policy that will emphasise on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China, North Korea's only major ally, instead of military options or trying to overthrow... [Full Article...]

Thousands hit by power outage in San Francisco

Thousands hit by power outage in San Francisco Ed Lee, San Francisco Mayor, reaffirmed that the cause of a power outage Friday morning in the northern part of the U.S. West Coast city was "equipment failure". SFMTA reports that cable vehicle service is out and 5R bus service is now resuming. Traffic lights were out of service and shops plunged into darkness. [Full Article...]

American Airlines grounds flight attendant following confrontation

American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after the flight attendant took a baby stroller away from another passenger. "The woman knows not to bring the stroller on a plane, she refused to let it go - she was shouting, so she is also at fault in my opinion..." "All of these factors are related to corporate decisions beyond the ... [Full Article...]

Earth Day provides time to recognize climate change

She dwelt upon the synergy between the Sustainable Development Goals and climate actions. In spite of Pruitt's false claims on national television last week, looking at the issue objectively; Pruitt's claims suggest that he believes the United States should have further negotiations on worldwide agreements, like the Paris Agreement , when it comes to reducing our environmental impact. [Full Article...]

British MPs approve PM May's call for snap election

Polls suggest strong chances of a Conservatives majority. Unofficial electioneering kicked off in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons , as May traded barbs with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The political and economic upheaval spawned by Brexit will require a strong government to tackle it and Theresa May is bracing herself for it in right earnest. [Full Article...]

Oil Prices Fall to 11-day Low on US Shale Output Surge

Oil Prices Fall to 11-day Low on US Shale Output Surge Gasoline stocks also posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.4 MMbbl. Global benchmark Brent crude futures swooned as low as $54.61, the lowest since April 7, then settled down 47 cents at $54.89 a barrel. Crude oil prices moved lower in early Thursday trading, continuing a downturn sparked by demand-driven factors in the USA energy market. The producers need to extend their deal to cut supplies th... [Full Article...]

Active Volume Stock: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) plunged -2.83% with the closing price of $5.50. Price to Sale ratio of CHK stands at 0.65 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 0. Chesapeake Energy has a one year low of $3.56 and a one year high of $8.20. The stock's market cap is $4.89 billion. Are investors supposed to sell when the stock hits the target? With 34,700 avg volume, 3 days are for ... [Full Article...]

Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat

Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat Seizing on Thursday night's killing of a police officer in an attack claimed by ISIS, Le Pen , who has been campaigning on a hardline anti-EU, anti-immigration platform, urged the Socialist government to carry out immediately measures that are included in her campaign manifesto. [Full Article...]

Mass protests take place across South Africa against President Jacob Zuma

Mass protests take place across South Africa against President Jacob Zuma One supporter said that it would be wrong to force regime change in South Africa, adding that such a move would be "going back to the dark ages of apartheid". Last year, the South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that President Zuma had illegally enriched himself and had broken the oath of office, but his party ANC saved him at the last hour. [Full Article...]

Illinois bill would ban forcible removal of passengers after UAL incident

Illinois bill would ban forcible removal of passengers after UAL incident United Airlines came under scrutiny last week after passenger David Dao sustained a broken nose and a concussion while being dragged off a flight after refusing give up his seat. Three other passengers eventually agreed to leave, but Dao insisted he needed to return home to care for patients. In comparison, United Airlines paid passengers an average of $565 each. [Full Article...]

BP kills Alaska well after capping oil, natural gas leaks

They still don't know what caused the spill. In 2010, a BP well became the site of the worst offshore oil spill in US history. According to a Sunday report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the well is no longer spraying crude oil , as it was when employees of BP Exploration Alaska Inc. [Full Article...]

Trudeau hosting Italian PM in Ottawa following Trump visit

It's a - it's a very effective force we have. "A divided country and in conflict would make civility worse", the prime minister added. Under the deal, brokered by President Barack Obama and other world powers, Iran agreed to roll back key aspects of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from nuclear-related economic sanctions. [Full Article...]

Syria still has chemical weapons: US defence secy

The US State Department later released a brief statement saying Tillerson and Lavrov spoke to "follow up bilateral issues" and topics "including the OPCW investigation into Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 4". He explained the systems' inability to take down US Tomahawk missiles on April 7 as "technically complicated because the missile must see its target". [Full Article...]

Vandeweghe gives United States lead over Czech Republic in Fed Cup semi

Vandeweghe gives United States lead over Czech Republic in Fed Cup semi The victor of this series will play Belarus or Switzerland for the title on November 11-12. United States' Shelby Rogers looks to return a shot to Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova during a Fed Cup semifinal tennis match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. [Full Article...]

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