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Racing underway for Team New Zealand

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Sir Ben Ainslie has vowed to "come back fighting" after Land Rover BAR fell to a surprise defeat against Groupama Team France in the America's Cup Qualifiers on Monday. There's a British knight, a mob of Aussies even though there's no Australian team, a crew of New Zealanders looking for redemption and the now-familiar billionaire set. Read More »

Pittsburgh Mayor Pounds Trump for Climate Claim He Backs 'Pittsburgh, Not Paris'

The White House said the US will stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and will stop reporting carbon data as required by the Paris accord, although domestic regulations require that reporting anyway. And some Florida mayors - including West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio - criticized the president's decision as well. "At this moment, when climate change is already causing devastating harm around the world, we do not have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to ... Read More »

US mulls return of Russian diplomatic compounds

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Last week, Russia's USA embassy upped the ante. He also expelled 35 Russian "intelligence operatives." The erstwhile USSR transferred the ownership of the Maryland property to the Russian Federation in 1995 for one dollar. "Russia is seeking to return its diplomatic property in #US asap". However, the administration changed its position just two days later, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson telling Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak ... Read More »

United says new LA-Singapore route will be longest from US

Westbound flights will be a derriere-numbing 17 hours and 55 minutes. At 8,700 statute miles, Los Angeles-Singapore is at the top end of the range, Quayle said. Among flights that don't touch the US, Qatar Airways flies a 9,032-mile route between its hub in Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. United intends for the extra long flight to be flown on the Boeing 787-9 "Dreamliner", which is designed for long flights. Read More »

'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon because lead actress is Israeli

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When the actor was asked about the sheer number of superhero movies floating about, the actor said director Patty Jenkin's unique take is what made him interested in joining the adaptation. The movie was set to premiere in most of Beirut's major cinemas on Wednesday night, after private showings had been held the day before. Wonder Woman manages to walk the fine line between being an over-the-top cartoon style comic book movie and being too dark and not fun . Read More »

Share your message on Paris Climate Accord

In an announcement at the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon, Trump said the US will start to negotiate to try and make the deal fair for the American workers, people, companies and taxpayers. CEOs from Apple, Facebook , and Google all urged President Trump to support the pact before his decision. "I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack". Read More »

Watch the World's Largest Aircraft Rolled Out for the First Time

The aircraft is also 238 feet long and 50 feet tall. Stratolaunch Systems said the plane's airport-style launch system and ability to launch rockets over and over again will reduce costs for satellite companies. Stratolaunch has even partnered with OrbitalATK, and will launch their PegasusXL, a rocket that can deliver small satellites weighing up to 1000 pounds into orbit. Read More »

Lonmin Plc (LMI) Price Target Cut to GBX 130

Intercontinental Exchange Inc now has $35.52B valuation. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $15.07. It has underperformed by 55.20% the S&P500. The stock of GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) (NYSE:GSK) earned "Underperform" rating by BNP Paribas on Wednesday, September 14. 05/12/2016 - Experian plc had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities. Read More »

Theresa May projected to lose majority in parliament after election

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The constituency-by-constituency model is based on the pollster conducting 50,000 interviews over the course of a week, with voters from a panel brought together by YouGov . The manifesto would restrict the now universal winter fuel payment for older people and rearrange the costs of caring for them. What has the reaction been to the YouGov projection? The main opposition Labour Party took a 33 percent share, unchanged versus the earlier poll. Read More »

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away

Ms Rudd told viewers: "The only question to consider is who should be in No 10 to steer Britain to a brighter future?" We didn't hear much of the Tories' ubiquitous "strong and stable" campaign slogan (after all the woman it's supposed to describe, Theresa May , wasn't there) but we did hear a lot from Rudd about Corbyn's "magic money tree". Read More »

Android Gets Security Makeover With Google Play Protect

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When launching Google Play and heading over to the "My apps & games" screen, you'll see the package immediately scan for anything abnormal. We sat down with Android TV Director Sascha Prueter and Android TV Product Manager Cory O'Connor at Google I/O for a closer look at the new look of Android TV on Android O and what you can expect when it hits your devices. Read More »

Cooler heads prevail: A different Mr. Met back at ballpark

Yet this was NY, and the meaning of the mascot's gesture was clear. The Sooners eliminated IL on Tuesday afternoon at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill ., which advances them to the final match in the NCAA Championship for the first time in the history of Oklahoma men's golf. Read More »

Markets shrug off poll pointing to Labour surge

Today, one week from polling day, the lead is nine points. The new poll showed 42% support for the Conservatives versus 39% for Labour , a dramatic narrowing of the gap between the parties, which had stood at 16 points in a YouGov poll just two weeks ago . Read More »

Changes That Could Come From Leaving The Paris Climate Deal

We vowed to work cooperatively with global partners, and in the process, we persuaded developing nations - many of which have economic incentives to pollute more, not less - to do the right thing. That option would provide a fast track and could be done in a year, but would deny the USA a future seat at the table, locking the country out of future climate talks. Read More »

JIT to summon Qatari Prince again in Panama Case

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Hussain who had raised objection about two members of the six-member JIT said that he would again go to the court if he finds attitude of the investigators partial. To a question about loadshedding, the minister said the government would take steps to resolve technical issues in the distribution and transmission of the electricity and the provinces would be taken onboard for timely fix of out of order equipment. Read More »

Canadian March GDP Rose 0.5%, Inflation Pressures Subdued

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The economy also appeared to be on solid footing ahead of the second quarter with growth rising by a better-than-expected 0.5 per cent in March on stronger activity in the manufacturing and retail trade sectors. GVA ( gross value added ) at 5.6% is weak, except for public administration and some bit on agriculture. Annual economic growth at 6.1 percent in the January-March period was even lower than the lowest analyst estimate of 6.5 percent in a Reuters poll. Read More »

Election day ahead: PM makes grab for Geordie votes

Mr Corbyn was also due to attend a rally in Bristol yesterday evening but cancelled it when he announced he was taking part in the TV debate. Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood also came out of the election battle fairly unscathed, after earning particular praise for her cutting Brexit line to Mr Nuttall when asking if would refuse to pay up if he was going through a real divorce: "We all know about blokes like you". Read More »

Doughnut delivery by drone in Denver is a peek at the future

LaMar's Donuts: Bring in this "Golden Ticket" (either printed or on your phone's screen), and you can have any doughnut "with a hole" for free, no purchase required. The Salvation Army- Back to where National Donut Day began, you can head to Salvation Army stores all around the country on Friday. Here are all the spots where a person interested in participating in Friday's commemoration can find the best doughnut deals. Read More »

NEXT plc (NXT) Upgraded to Buy at Investec

The company's 50 day moving average price is GBX 189.54 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 183.63. Amerisur Resources plc has a one year low of GBX 19.75 and a one year high of GBX 32.75. The rating was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities to " on Wednesday, August 5. On Thursday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight". Read More »

Lions name team for opening game against NZ Provincial Barbarians

Laidlaw's former Scotland boss Vern Cotter has already tipped the 31-year-old as an ideal midweek captain for the Lions as they bid for a first series win in New Zealand since 1971. The Lions head coach is also determined to maintain competition for places within his squad, rather than finalising his Test team prematurely. The tour is also expected to deliver a handsome boost to the local economy and New Zealand Rugby's coffers. Read More »

In or out? Trump announcing decision on global climate pact

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Abandoning the Paris pact would isolate the USA from a raft of worldwide allies who spent years negotiating the 2015 agreement to fight global warming and pollution by reducing carbon emissions in almost 200 nations. But with its capital often choked by smog and its people angry about the environmental degradation that rapid development has wrought across the country, Beijing has become a strong proponent of efforts to halt global warming. Read More »