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Price Of Oil Is Being Hammered Down By Negative News
- June 18, 2017

US inventories fell less than forecast last week, keeping supplies more than 100 MMbbl above the five-year average, according to data from the EIA on Wednesday. The average price of regular gasoline is $2.34 per gallon nationwide, according to the American Automobile Association. "The rebalancing of the market is underway, but at a slower pace", the report said, acknowledging it will take more time to tighten the supply-demand balance. (more...)
Tillerson says Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate change Tillerson says Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate change
- June 18, 2017

It has to be seen, the home minister added, in what circumstances the USA president made the statement on the Paris accord. Over in Washington, US' ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley , adopted an equally tough stance against India in a videotaped interview with CBS News. (more...)
Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning
- June 18, 2017

Scalise, 51, a Louisiana Republican who is the No. 3 House Republican, remained in critical condition at a hospital a few miles from the stadium after undergoing a third surgery on Thursday. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who was at the baseball practice when the shooting happened, said one of the lessons lawmakers learned from the shooting of Democratic Rep. (more...)
Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial
- June 18, 2017

It will now be up to prosecutors to decide whether they want to retry the case. Delivered through a spokesman, she stated: How do I describe the district attorney? Allred says she'll be in a Santa Monica, Calif., court June 27 to ask for a trial date in a civil suit against Cosby. (more...)
BJP creates record, wins Shimla civic body polls BJP creates record, wins Shimla civic body polls
- June 18, 2017

In the last election, the BJP and Congress had won 12 and 10 seats respectively while the CPI (M) had won from three wards. Independent candidates won three wards, while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) won one seat. The newly elected BJP councillors assembled at the party headquarters at Deep Kamal to celebrate the victory. All this takes us to a bigger win of 50 plus (rather 60 plus) in the state Assembly polls. (more...)
United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco
- June 18, 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign. May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. (more...)
WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings
- June 18, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. Comey testified that the member of his leadership team said that although it was true at the moment that Trump was not under investigation, it was possible that could change. (more...)
UK's Theresa May holds talks to seal government alliance
- June 18, 2017

Top EU and British figures held "talks about talks" on Brexit Monday (12 June) but failed to nail down a date for the start of negotiations amid the fallout from Britain's chaotic election, officials said. But party president Gerry Adams has called the DUP-Tory alliance chaotic and he said on Monday that a referendum on Irish unity was inevitable. "We've already heard some of the things that have been asked for, issues that have been put to bed a long time ago are now raising their head ... (more...)
Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations
- June 18, 2017

The presidents of all four organizations - the Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Soybean Growers - spoke on behalf of their members in the release saying, "Our farmer members are discouraged to hear that President Trump has chose to roll back the advancements we have made in agricultural trade opportunities with Cuba ". (more...)
Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for helping Russia in arranging Confederations Cup Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for helping Russia in arranging Confederations Cup
- June 18, 2017

Russia's Fedor Smolov, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand, at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturd. New Zealand is now without a win in four trips to the Confederations Cup, and next plays Mexico on Wednesday in Sochi. New Zealand had their first major chances when Ryan Thomas' powerful effort forced an impressive save from Igor Akinfeev and Smith's header from the ... (more...)
Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle
- June 18, 2017

Circuit Court of Appeals, on May 25 upheld the Maryland judge's ruling. The president and first lady Melania Trump were present in the marble-clad courthouse for an investiture ceremony formally welcoming Gorsuch to the top USA court. Presidents do have substantial latitude in setting immigration policy and in preserving national security, but those powers are not limitless and can not be exercised arbitrarily. (more...)
Arrests made at anti-Shariah rally in Seattle Arrests made at anti-Shariah rally in Seattle
- June 18, 2017

The marches, launched by ACT for America , a s. Hundreds of demonstrators supporting Muslims marched through downtown in the morning to confront a few dozen people who rallied outside City Hall claiming Sharia is incompatible with Western freedoms. (more...)
Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments
- June 18, 2017

According to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Post , the plaintiffs state that Trump should have to answer to members of Congress on matters of the "foreign emoluments clause" because the clause requires a president needs "the consent of Congress" prior to accepting gifts. (more...)
Tied force gaining in Syria Tied force gaining in Syria
- June 18, 2017

The US government has a joint task force to track down Baghdadi which includes special operations forces, the CIA and other US intelligence agencies as well as spy satellites of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Bashar Al Assad's government would benefit from reports of Al-Baghdadi's death - even if they were not true - as the regime insists it's trying to crack down on ISIS militants as part of its crushing of the rebel insurgency. (more...)
Death Toll Rises to 17 After West London Building Fire
- June 18, 2017

Friends and family confirmed that 25-year-old Omar, a business student, made it out alive and is recovering from smoke inhalation in Kings Cross hospital. "Goodbye, and tell my mom and my dad I love them.' And that was the last message", Almashi said. 'I couldn't see anything. When Asked about the number of dead, Commander Cundy said: "I hope it is not triple figures, but I can't be drawn on the numbers". (more...)
Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London
- June 18, 2017

The DUP has blocked repeated attempts to reform abortion laws in Northern Ireland and has proposed legislative amendments which would reinforce the criminalisation of women who seek abortions. The nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormont due to the perceived conflict of interest. (more...)
Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of 2nd coup with purge Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of 2nd coup with purge
- June 18, 2017

Two other men were arrested at the scene - one for aggravated assault and the other for assaulting a police officer. The Foreign Ministry also said that USA authorities tolerated PKK supporters and so-called protesters and allowed them to come too close to the residence of the ambassador. (more...)
Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier
- June 18, 2017

Such meetings are unusual because the two governments do not have diplomatic relations. She tells reporters, "we are grateful and thankful" for Warmbier's release, but says it is "too soon" to talk about dialogue between the USA and North Korea. (more...)
Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
- June 18, 2017

The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen. Still, Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is widely respected on both sides of the aisle, something that's pretty tough to do in Washington nowadays. (more...)
EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations
- June 18, 2017

Theresa May is to hold talks with Northern Ireland political parties in a bid to allay fears the anticipated parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionists will undermine the peace process. Working groups were to take place later to focus on three key areas - the status of European Union citizens living in Britain and British citizens living in the European Union ; the divorce bill for Britain; and the status of the Northern Irish border with Ireland. (more...)