Thursday June 29-th, 2017

Oil slides after US Paris pact withdrawal Oil slides after US Paris pact withdrawal

USA commercial crude inventories decreased by 6.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total us commercial crude inventory of 509.9 million barrels. The U.S. rig count rose by 2 to 722, extending an 11-month drilling recovery to the highest le...

Horgan, Weaver deliver political agreement documents to government house Horgan, Weaver deliver political agreement documents to government house

The Liberals won the most seats, but were unable to persuade the Green party to back them in a minority government. Perhaps not. For starters, the NDP-Green Party pact could always fall apart. She said if the NDP are successful, it will be easy to ...

China vows to uphold climate pact after United States pullout

Former president Barack Obama condemned his successor's decision, saying the USA had joined "a small handful of nations that reject the future". Secretariat of the GSIA, and CEO of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, Simon Howa...

SNP election win in Scotland would reinforce mandate for indyref2: Nicola Sturgeon

Data of those certain to vote, compiled by Ipsos MORI, gives the SNP 43% of the vote, falling from their high of 50% at the 2015 Westminster election . STV Ratings: Voters were asked how they rated Corbyn and May. Corbyn has also spoken out again...

White House communications director Mike Dubke quits after 3 months White House communications director Mike Dubke quits after 3 months

After Merkel seemed to question the durability of the US-EU alliance under Trump, urging Europeans to "take our destiny in our own hands", White House spokesman Sean Spicer tried to scotch talk of any problems. David Bossie, who served as a deputy ...

Terrorism, Ukraine and Syria conflicts at heart of Macron, Putin meeting Terrorism, Ukraine and Syria conflicts at heart of Macron, Putin meeting

Commenting on anti-Russian sanctions, Macron warned that new sanctions against Russia may only be caused by escalation of the Ukrainian conflict. But hosting the French nationalist at the Kremlin "doesn't mean we tried to influence the results ...

Local veteran shares his thoughts on Memorial Day Local veteran shares his thoughts on Memorial Day

Quad-Citians, your patriotism and service astounds me every day, and I am honored and grateful to be part of this community. Contribute to the feeling that Memorial Day has been overshadowed by all the things we do today. "I wish he was still here"...

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

The origins of Memorial Day began after one of our country's darkest chapters, the Civil War. Across the country , humble tributes occurred on that first Decoration Day . The Associated Press has a story this morning of how many Americans do...

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments

Trump , believe me". He also called on the Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace - but gave no specific details on what he meant. DANIEL ESTRIN: Clinton tried. They all failed at bringing peace. Michael Oren, a deputy minis...

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Asserting that unity and consensus is the solution against the terrorism , Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that terrorism is now on the path to eradication, although there is a lot to be done in this respect. Iran's moderates and reform...

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road' Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Iranian leaders were aware that if Ebrahim Raisi was elected president, tensions would have escalated with the West, the nuclear deal would likely have fallen apart, and possibly UN Security Council sanctions would have been re-imposed. "The Iranians...

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

Washington announced a $110-billion U.S. sale of ships, tanks and the latest anti-missile systems to Saudi Arabia on Saturday as Trump began a two-day visit to the Gulf state before travelling on to Israel . The Palestinian leadership has ple...

Major US Jewish Organizations on Left and Right Hail Trump's Israel Visit Major US Jewish Organizations on Left and Right Hail Trump's Israel Visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet met Sunday in tunnels near the site for a special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war, an event it celebrates as the "unification" of its eternal c...

Newspapers Review: Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies Newspapers Review: Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies

Netanyahu said. Standing with Trump after their talk in Abbas' presidential residence, Abbas said that Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel ". Arab media have been overwhelmingly su...

Israeli Army Radio: Saudi persuaded Trump to postpone embassy move

After weeks earlier flashing his trademark bravado by saying the "ultimate deal" could be easier than "people have thought", Trump seemed to acknowledge the complexities that have bedevilled his predecessors. "The Temple Mount and Western Wall will...

Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

In the past, "Iran and the U.S. have experienced bends and turns in their relations, and the U.S. has always failed in its policies, including exerting pressures and sanctions" against Iran, Rouhani said in his press conference following Friday's l...

Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor

Of the 10 states that have the most food stamp recipients, seven went Republican in the 2016 presidential election - Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. The biggest of those, by far, is an $866 billion reductio...

Ariana Grande cancels world tour stops through June 5

Intelligence is shared between Britain, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand under the UKUSA agreement, the so-called "Five Eyes" programme. One of the forces that supports the GNA posted a picture on its Facebook page of Hashem Abedi after d...

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

The CBO said federal deficits would fall by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the Republican bill. The measure was harshly criticized by independent Senator and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders , who said the House bill is ref...

Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

They later said it was probably a balloon carrying propaganda and that North Korean leaflets were found at the border. In it the Council agreed to "take further significant measures including sanctions" to force North Korea to change course and e...

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