by | May 22, 2017 | 19:06

Nearly immediately judges questioned acting U.S. solicitor general Jeffrey Wall about past statements made by Trump on the campaign trail during the presidential election in which he promised a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the US.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:46

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is to meet his counterparts from the 19-country eurozone at a meeting in Brussels , where Greece will once again be top of the agenda. "I hope today we can come to a political solution, but naturally we cannot finalise as we still require a conformity report and other details", said German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the Eurogroup's most influential member.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:38

Shares fall 3.47 per cent to Rs 172.10. The market breadth was negative as just 892 shares advanced against a decline of 1,859 shares, while 165 shares were unchanged. Cigarette major ITC shares jumped 6.21 per cent to Rs 303.45 apiece. Of the 30 Sensex stocks, L&T surged 1.61 %, Adani Ports (up 1.36 %), Tata Motors (up 1.23 %), HDFC Bank (up 1.02 %), TCS (0.90 %), Reliance Ind (up 0.40 %), Wipro (up 0.27 %), Axis Bank (0.24 %) and Infosys (0.19 %).

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:40

Earlier, items like air conditioners used to invite 32% or more tax. The Goods and Services Tax (GST ) Council today concluded its latest round of meetings with the decision to apply the same four tax rate slabs - 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:40

Joan Huffman, R-Houston, SB 24 says a government can not "compel the production or disclosure of a written copy or audio or video recording of a sermon delivered by a religious leader during religious worship. The religious leaders didn't confine their message to the bathroom bill, although they cited it among other legislation. "The language captures in law a solution many districts already use locally, seeking a balance between ensuring privacy and security for all students and respecting ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 18:25

The challenge will be repeat and improve upon the finish next year, when those UCL fixtures clog the schedule, forcing Liverpool to play EPL matches on exhausted legs. "At the moment I think we should focus on short term and what's going on on Sunday and in the cup final". "We were a force this year until December, fighting for the championship [but] after we dropped off".

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:34

The UN has warned that 17 million people - some two-thirds of the population - are at imminent risk of starvation in Yemen . "The speed of the resurgence of the cholera epidemic is unprecedented (for Yemen )". "Before the outbreak, the health system was already overstretched and people's health needs were already huge", MSF's Ghassan Abou Chaar said. He also called for providing Yemeni authorities with needed financial resources to make the necessary infrastructure repairs in order to ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:16

European Union (EU) ministers finalized their Brexit negotiating position a day after the United Kingdom threatened to quit talks on its departure unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as €100 billion ($112 billion).

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:14

Led by Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards counterparts 48-5. Thomas hit two superlative three-pointers while Marcus Smart added another in a 1:13 spell that put the Celtics up for good. Even if the Cavs come out slow or rusty in Game 1 , they should still be the favorites. Specifically, their bench gave them a boost that the Wizards just didn't enjoy.

by | May 22, 2017 | 17:06

But unlike a G7 leaders' communiqué of 2016, the Bari meeting did not endorse free trade and reject protectionism, reflecting pressure from the United States where President Donald Trump has signaled his skepticism about free trade deals.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:57

Earlier today, we reported on the revelation that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and Donald Trump's awkward post-election bro-hug was a result of Comey's reticence toward being seen embracing the man he was thought to have helped elect.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:52

On Thursday, February 16 the stock rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with "Outperform". In related news, insider Andrew Briggs sold 6,562 shares of Aviva plc stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 22nd. Therefore 73% are positive. Tarsus PLC has GBX 375 highest and GBX 250 lowest target. JP Morgan Cazenove have set their target price at 141 GBX on its stock.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:44

His England team-mate James Haskell has been called up by Warren Gatland, who will issue a further medical update today when he assesses the players who are due to gather for the squad sessions at Kildare's Carton House this week. "We wish him all the best next weekend and look forward to welcoming him into our camp before we depart". Vunipola, who has 34 caps, is the second England global to withdraw from the originally-selected squad, with Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs having pulled ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:29

Total volume traded was about 49 percent above the 100-day average. Light, sweet crude for July delivery CLM7, +0.81% on the New York Mercantile Exchange was recently up 36 cents, or 0.7%, to $51.02 a barrel in the Globex electronic session.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:11

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in WMT. Walmart, the nation's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, has moved aggressively in the previous year to improve its presence online, with an eye toward making its digital footprint as formidable as the big box stores dotting every corner of the United States.

by | May 22, 2017 | 16:06

Global oil markets are rebalancing as supply cuts by OPEC and its allies take effect, yet longer curbs are needed to drain excess inventories, according to the International Energy Agency. Non-OPEC oil production dropped by 255,000 b/d in April, as producers subject to the output cut agreement stepped up compliance and Canadian oil sands output slipped on unscheduled shutdowns.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:43

Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter who the press has dotingly dubbed "First Daughter of America", took to Twitter on Monday morning to say she was happy to be on her way to Israel alongside her father as they embark on the second leg of the president's first foreign trip.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:36

The job cuts come as Ford chief executive Mark Fields faces pressure to boost Ford's stock price, which has lost more than 30 percent of its value since Fields took the top job in May 2014. Ford does not plan to cut hourly workers or production. Ford's profit in the first quarter of 2017 fell from $2.4 billion to $1.6 billion, with profit in its North American unit declining by more than $1 billion.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:28

Israel being one of the Top 3 arms supplier to India had last month struck a deal worth USD2 Billion with Indian Army and Navy to supply the defence missile systems. New Delhi and Tel Aviv signed an agreement back in February 2015 to jointly develop the missile system for the Indian army. "All components of the weapon system have successfully met the goals set to them", the company said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:21

Today in Jerusalem, he will pray at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. She is scheduled to return on Tuesday. "They worship death", Trump said . The photo, posted to Twitter , shows Trump , Saudi Arabia's King Salman, and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi in a darkened room with hands on the sphere, which is in fact a lighted globe of the Earth.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:18

You've got all of the standard Alexa and Echo features , like shopping through Amazon, getting weather, setting reminders or alarms, checking your calendar, listening to music, and controlling your home. Microsoft's new device, which costs $180, does not include a screen but will have the ability to make voice calls via Microsoft-owned Skype. And today, the online retailer unveiled its latest voice-activated, Alexa-powered appliance, the Echo Show .

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:18

The US Department of Homeland Security sparked deep concern in Europe last week when it said it would soon decide on extending to European airlines a carry-on computer ban on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov said he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the USA introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:14

Ray Owens, pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church of Tulsa, said his heart was broken by the trial's verdict, "which allowed a killer to go free", and also by the city's "brokenness". " I have sorrow that this happened that this man lost his life but he caused the situation to occur ", Shelby said. Photos snapped by bystanders depict protesters holding hands in the streets after the court came to its decision.

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:15

The album was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century classic, The Canterbury Tales and other forms of literature. Shaw, a student from an Atlanta suburb, describes his new album as "a moody take on what it means to be Black in America".

by | May 22, 2017 | 15:02

Drive them out of your community". Trump called on Arab leaders to do their fair share to "drive out" terrorism from their countries in his speech. He's the only American president to make Saudi Arabia - or any Muslim-majority nation - his first overseas visit. Obama called for understanding and acknowledged some of America's missteps in the region.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:59

Saudi Arabia is calling for an extension of the current agreement on global oil supply cuts. "We believe that the continuation with the same level of cuts plus potentially adding one or two small producers who wish to join will be more than adequate to bring the five-year balances to where they need to be by the end of the first quarter of 2018", Khalid Al Falih, the Saudi oil minister, said in Riyadhn yesterday.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:50

Joanne Mogavero suffered first and second degree burns after the lid of her coffee cup popped off sending the scalding hot beverage into her lap. The incident happened in 2014 at a drive-through outlet in Jacksonville, Florida , when the mother of three took the coffee from an employee to pass it to her passenger.

by | May 22, 2017 | 14:48

Members of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) react on first exit polls after the regional state elections of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Duesseldorf, May 14, 2017. Yesterday, Merkel's CDU won a regional election in Germany's most populous state, her third state election win in a row. Coming on top of two previous state election flops, it was a dismal signal for the party's chances of winning back the chancellery from Merkel after 12 years.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:47

Kristian Rouz - OPEC member-states and other oil-producing nations are meeting on May 25 to discuss, among other things, the extension and deepening of oil extraction caps in order to support crude prices and ease the supply-side glut issue.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:31

Drive them out of your community. In one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Trump hawked American-made military equipment in an effort to have those countries pay for a greater share of their own defense. Trump announced the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, which is committed to prosecuting the financing of terrorism. A Sunday meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi underscored the kinship, with Trump saluting his counterpart on the April ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:29

Saudi Arabia denies providing any support for the 19 hijackers - most of whom were Saudi citizens - who killed almost 3,000 people in 2001. Reuters noted that during his campaign, Trump suggested that Saudi Arabia may be behind the September 11 attack.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:18

Under third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been advancing its decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland. North Korea's missiles now have the capability of range to travel to the West Coast shores of the USA, making each missile test a scary event for the world.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:19

He was recognized for predicting the office landscape would shift away from cubicles to an open-space environment, and transformed the traditional manufacturer of office furniture, the profile showed. "Other executives will assume larger roles, including James Farley, president of Ford's Europe, Middle East and Africa business, and Joseph Hinrichs, head of Ford North America, people familiar with the changes said".

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:15

The combined company expects to realize more than $3.5 billion of value creation from approximately $400 million in annual cost synergies. Hariolf Kottmann, current Clariant CEO, will become Chairman of the Board, Peter Huntsman, current Huntsman President and CEO, will become CEO and Jon Huntsman, founder and Chairman of Huntsman, shall become Chairman Emeritus and board member of HuntsmanClariant.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:12

The projections come despite the government deciding to jettison $13 billion in savings measures previously embarked upon by the Coalition government under the previous leadership of former prime minister Tony Abbott and treasurer Joe Hockey.