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In other news , the pot has called the kettle black. It is, however, still unclear if the boycott would affect the United States' military operations in the middle east. "At the moment there is nothing on Qatar issue, (we) will issue a statement if some development takes place", Zakaria said. Warships of the US Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, in May 2007.
  • The ball is in BC Premier Christy Clark's court, political scientists say

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    The parties have agreed to proceed with a 50-per-cent reduction of Medical Services Plan in January 2018, as promised in the NDP platform. Every member of the NDP and Green caucuses supported the agreement. Clark's insistence on introducing a confidence vote in the B.C. Legislature that she knows she will lose is considered to be a waste of time by many.
  • US factory orders slipped in April, investment weak

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    The report said factory orders edged down by 0.2% in April after jumping by an upwardly revised 1.0% in March. The pullback in factory orders came as orders for durable goods slumped by 0.8 percent in April following a 2.4 percent jump in March.
  • Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

    Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

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    Qatar Airways , one of the region's major long-haul carriers that routinely flies through Saudi airspace, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In the time since, Qatar repeatedly and strongly denied it funds extremist groups. "The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims", the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement.
  • Trump Should Rethink Leaving the Paris Agreement Before It's Too Late

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    Citing the need to stay engaged with the administration, business leaders said they would remain in their advisory roles to continue working to influence White House policies. An Associated Press search of his twitter archives revealed at least 90 instances in which he has referred to "global warming" and "climate change" since 2011.
  • Air Arabia cuts flights between Sharjah and Doha from Tuesday

    Air Arabia cuts flights between Sharjah and Doha from Tuesday

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    Egypt too has followed a similar trend and has closed its gates for all Qatari transportation, its foreign ministry said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged all parties to resolve their differences. Cairo blamed the Qatari government for "hostile attitudes", sheltering the Muslim Brotherhood on its soil, and backing terror groups threatening the country's national security.
  • Recent UK attacks have 'domestic centre of gravity' - London police chief

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    Its ever-shrinking circle of influence means it is " more important than ever to project an image of a powerful organisation with global reach", even when there is no proof of any direct involvement, he adds. "Ten or 12 years ago, when "lone wolf" terrorism really was a model through which a lot of attacks were carried out, they were more sporadic, more occasional", he said.
  • U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban

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    One judge , Stephanie Thacker , an appointee of President Barack Obama, said in a concurring opinion she would not consider statements by candidate Trump - but, she added , it wasn't necessary to. And one of the dissenting judges asks, well, how far back should the courts go when deciding whether an order is constitutional? "Opening the door to the use of campaign statements to inform the text of later executive orders has no rational limits".
  • Four countries cut links with Qatar over 'terrorism' support

    Four countries cut links with Qatar over 'terrorism' support

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    Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has suspended all flights to Qatar, it said on its official Twitter account on Monday , without providing further details. Qatar shares a massive offshore gas field with the Islamic Republic. Qatari officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It said Qatar harboured "a number of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to destabilise the region including the Muslim Brotherhood, Daesh (IS) and Al-Qaeda".
  • Local gas prices drop below $2 a gallon

    Local gas prices drop below $2 a gallon

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    The national average has increased 1.9 cents per gallon. over the past month and 0.5 cents per gallon over the past year. According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on June 5 in NY have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.44 per gallon in 2016, $2.88 per gallon in 2015, $3.87 per gallon in 2014, $3.74 per gallon in 2013 and $3.82 per gallon in 2012.
  • UAE's Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

    UAE's Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

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    Saudi Arabia says it is cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar and it has pulled all Qatari troops from the ongoing war in Yemen. Bahrain houses the US Navy's Fifth fleet, which patrols the seas of the Middle East and Central Asia, while Qatar is home to the Al Udeid Airbase, from where the United States carries out airstrikes against militants in the region.
  • 7 killed, almost 50 injured in London Bridge attack

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    Seven people died and almost 50 were injured when a terrorist attack unfolded in the heart of the British capital on Saturday night, June 3, according to NBC News. According to the report, the message sent out on an encrypted messaging app, urging attackers to "gain benefit from Ramadan" and "kill the civilians of the Crusaders".
  • SCOTUS to take up MI cellphone tower data case

    SCOTUS to take up MI cellphone tower data case

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    They will hear an appeal from Timothy Carpenter , who was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted of armed robberies in MI and Ohio. Critics say prosecutors obtain massive amounts of data without ever having to meet the "probable cause" standards for a search warrant.
  • Orlando International Airport incident: Police talking to armed man in parking garage

    Orlando International Airport incident: Police talking to armed man in parking garage

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    Police said no shots were fired. "And there's hundreds of police (officers) just coming in". Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher praised the response of both law enforcement and airport employees. Michael Wayne Pettigrew was undergoing a psychological evaluation following the two-hour standoff during which he threatened to harm himself and pointed a fake gun at officers at a rental vehicle area on the airport's ground floor, Orlando police Chief John Mina ...
  • Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE cut ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE cut ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

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    Bahrain also recalled its diplomats from Qatar, it added. Qatar later said the statements, which were posted on the state news agency, were fake and that the agency's website had been hacked . Arab countries began cutting off diplomatic relations with the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar on Monday, accusing it in general terms of supporting terrorism.
  • ISIS Claims Its Fighters Carried Out The Deadly Attacks In London

    ISIS Claims Its Fighters Carried Out The Deadly Attacks In London

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    It was the third attack in Britain this year that Islamic State has claimed - after a similar attack on Westminister Bridge in March and the Manchester concert bombing two weeks ago - and one of several involving vehicles in Europe, including last year's Bastille Day rampage in the French city of Nice.
  • Family, friends bid final farewell to rock legend Gregg Allman

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    Allman "passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah , Georgia", a statement on the singer's website read Saturday. Allman was a onetime Tampa Bay-area resident, living in Anna Maria Island for about six years. The Southern rocker is being laid to rest near the grave of his brother Duane , in the same Rose Hill Cemetery where members of the Allman Brothers Band once wrote songs amid the tombstones.
  • Tories could lose UK parliamentary majority

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    For example, political parties have attacked the Conservatives over their plan to cut universal free lunches and replace them with free breakfasts, which Schools Week revealed was based calculations of just 7p per meal . "The only poll that matters is the one that's going to take place on June 8", she said on a campaign visit to Plymouth in southwest England. Other polls in recent days predict May's majority is safe.
  • Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar, following Saudi, Bahrain

    Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar, following Saudi, Bahrain

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    Bahrain has accused Qatar of supporting terrorism , media incitement and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain. The Washington Post reported that Online footage of Qatari state television's nightly newscast from Tuesday showed clips of Sheikh Tamim at the ceremony with the anchor not mentioning the comments, though a scrolling ticker at the bottom of the screen had the alleged fake remarks.
  • Columbia Property Trust Inc (CXP) Shares Bought by Prudential Financial Inc

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    Atria Invests Ltd stated it has 1,452 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Over the last week of the month, it was -5.02%, -14.92% over the last quarter, and -15.03% for the past six months. The stock of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Mizuho. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 327,582 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $7,289,000 after buying an additional 145,529 shares in the last quarter.
  • Don't talk of Blues Origin dynasty: Daley

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    Jason O'Brien via Getty Images BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: Jarryd Hayne of the Blues scores a try during game one of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on May 31, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar

    Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar

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    The UAE said in a statement it will "sever relations with Qatar, including diplomatic relations, and the country's diplomatic mission has a grace period of 48 hours to leave the country", UAE state news agency WAM reported. Oman remains the only GCC member to maintain ties with Qatar. A low-priced airline based in the United Arab Emirates says it is suspending flights to Qatar along with other Emirati airlines over a growing diplomatic crisis.
  • NewsAlert: Greater Toronto Area home sales plummet 20.3% last month

    NewsAlert: Greater Toronto Area home sales plummet 20.3% last month

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    TREB said 10,196 homes were sold in May, a 12-per-cent drop from 11,630 homes sold in April and a decline of 20.3 per cent from May a year ago, when 12,790 homes were sold. TREB said active listings increased considerably for low-rise home types, including detached and semi-detached houses and townhouses, but were down for condominium apartments in May from a year ago.
  • US productivity flat in first quarter, while labor costs up

    US productivity flat in first quarter, while labor costs up

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    The boost in output led to the better reading for productivity. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, productivity was up by 1.2% in the first quarter, as output climbed by 2.5% and hours worked increased by 1.3%. Unit labor costs, the price of labor per single unit of output, increased at a 2.2 percent pace in the first quarter instead of the previously reported 3.0 percent rate.
  • CNE de Venezuela: Hemos tenido una inscripción récord de candidatos a constituyentistas

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    El Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) de Venezuela ofreció este domingo detalles sobre el proceso de postulación de candidatos a participar en la Asamblea Constituyente convocada por el presidente Nicolás Maduro . Por su parte, en una sorpresiva declaración, la fiscal general de inclinaciones chavistas, Luisa Ortega Díaz, ha cuestionado este proceso debido a que no incluye un referendo consultivo.
  • Etihad Airways to suspend flights to and from Qatar from Tuesday

    Etihad Airways to suspend flights to and from Qatar from Tuesday

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    The coalition's statement accused Doha of supporting the Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terrorist groups. In a statement on state news agency SPA , oil giant Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing militant groups and spreading their violent ideology, in an apparent reference to Qatar's influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.
  • Fiscal pide a presidente Maduro "retroceder sobre Constituyente" — Venezuela

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    La funcionaria también cree que el Ejecutivo debería pedir al Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) adelantar las elecciones regionales que debieron realizarse a finales del año pasado y fueron fijadas para el 10 de diciembre de este año . Muchos se preguntan hoy, por qué un llamado a una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente en Venezuela , teniendo en cuenta que la Constitución de 1999, impulsada por el comandante Hugo Chávez , se perfilaba como una de las más completas y avanzadas del mundo.
  • Donald Trump vows to do whatever necessary to protect US

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    Police believe they know the identity of the three attackers and have taken 12 people into custody in a series of raids across east London in an investigation involving thousands of officers, she added. He said no action was taken. "Bit of pain but I will survive". Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said 36 people were in hospital with a "range of injuries" and 21 were in a critical condition.
  • Crisis en el Golfo: 4 países árabes cortan lazos con Catar

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    Minutos después, Bahréin dio a conocer que cortaba también sus relaciones diplomáticas con Qatar , acusando al país de "apoyar las actividades terroristas" y financiar a grupos vinculados con Irán . A su vez, el secretario de Estado estadounidense Rex Tillerson llamó a las partes al diálogo y dijo que EEUU respalda que las partes hablen de las diferencias.
  • M&T Bank Corp (NYSE:MTB) Stock Price Down as Sentiment Falls

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    Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management LLC now owns 46,849 shares of the bank's stock valued at $5,439,000 after buying an additional 255 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in shares of M&T Bank Co .by 0.4% in the first quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 30th.
  • El mes pasado volvieron a caer un 2,3% las ventas minoristas

    El mes pasado volvieron a caer un 2,3% las ventas minoristas

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    El secretario de Industria de Came , Pedro Cascales, dijo a Cadena 3: "Si comparamos las ventas con abril de este año, subieron un 6,3 por ciento". Otras provincias con descensos significativos de ventas fueron Corrientes (-8,5 por ciento) y Entre Ríos (-5 por ciento). "La buena noticia del mes es que repuntó la venta anual en locales a la calle en tres provincias: Córdoba (0,5 por ciento), Santiago del Estero (1,5 por ciento) y Chubut (1 por ciento)", remarcó.
  • CBI carries out searches at residence of Prannoy Roy

    CBI carries out searches at residence of Prannoy Roy

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    Pioneers of Indian television, Prannoy, his wife Radhika Roy, and other senior members of the NDTV management have been facing accusations of money laundering through one of the subsidiaries of NDTV . A host of prominent journalists including Siddharth Varadarajan and Swati Chaturvedi flayed the Modi government for the CBI action. The Information & Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu refuted the allegations of the witch-hunt and said that "law was taking its own course".
  • (NVDA) Given "Hold" Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

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    Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on NVIDIA to $90.00 in a report on Friday, February 10th. Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on NVIDIA from $119.70 to $140.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 10th.
  • BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Buy Rating at Citigroup Inc

    BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Buy Rating at Citigroup Inc

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    They expect $-0.20 EPS, down 66.67% or $0.08 from last year's $-0.12 per share. Citigroup Inc reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) in a research note published on Monday, May 15th. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, October 2 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 23.
  • Indian batsmen wreak havoc, set 320-run target for Pak

    Indian batsmen wreak havoc, set 320-run target for Pak

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    Pakistan won the toss but nothing else went right for them as they dropped catches, persisted with bowlers who bled runs and folded inside 34 overs with the bat. Sarfraz introduced spin from both ends as Kohli walked out to bat. Play was temporarily halted for rain 9.5 overs into the match. Echoing similar views, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said, "Unless Pak cricket structure is totally revamped/reformed, despite an abundance of talent the gap between Pak & ...
  • Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

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    The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $15.48. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Oasis Petroleum by 231.4% in the third quarter. Oasis Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Alpha One's scale. Wealthsource Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Oasis Petroleum during the first quarter valued at about $350,000.