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UAE demands 'guaranteed roadmap' before mending ties with Qatar

As with these countries, we have normal relations with Qatar. The move came just two weeks after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and vowed to improve ties with both Riyadh and Cairo to combat terrorism and contain Iran. Turkey enjoys friendly relations with Qatar including in the energy sector, but also maintains good ties with other Gulf countries. Leading Arab powers including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of support for ... Read More »

London airports mayhem: British Airways blames Indian IT services

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Updated 20:30BST: British Airways has been forced to cancel all its flights leaving today from London airports Heathrow and Gatwick after experiencing a " major IT system failure ". The airline said it would refund or rebook customers affected by the IT failure. Travellers wrote on Twitter that they were unable to check in or use the airline's app, while others said they had been left stranded on the tarmac. Read More »

Flights to Qatar as usual: SriLankan

In a major diplomatic crisis in the Arab region, many countries had cut their ties with Qatar blaming the latter of extending support to extremists. The Saudi allies, in the meantime, have announced their plan to close air and sea transport links to Qatar. Read More »

Kingfisher plc (KGF) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC

About 638,589 shares traded. It has outperformed by 16.19% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.58 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.84, from 2.04 in 2016Q3. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, May 22 by Kepler Cheuvreux. INC Research Holdings, Inc.is a global contract research organization. The Company offers a range of consumer products and technical components for the packaging and non-packaging markets. Read More »

Uber, Lyft service in upstate NY, Long Island starts June 29

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This court order means San Francisco and Uber will enter another legal battle, given that they are already in a fight over San Francisco's requests for drivers' names and addresses. They are on the road for such long shifts that they become drowsy, making the streets unsafe, according to Herrera. Mr Herrera has also made a public records request to the state regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), for the same information. Read More »

Qatar sports network blocked in UAE

Around 76 daily flights have been grounded, of which 52 are operated by Qatar Airways , after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, . The minister said early Tuesday that Kuwait's ruler had asked Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to hold off on giving a speech about the crisis. Read More »

Germany, China vow to deepen ties to fill U.S. void

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The French president's call to #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain went viral online, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it's time to look ahead. In Paris , where the agreement was reached after painstaking negotiations, President Emmanuel Macron encouraged an American brain drain, inviting USA climate scientists to move to France instead. Read More »

IOS 11: Here are the best features in Apple's new operating system

Apple Pay Cash will only be available in the US on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and Apple Watch. HomeKit in iOS 11 with added speaker category. Apple also showed a sneak peek into a new all-in-one desktop called the iMac Pro. Apple has overhauled its Control Centre on iPhone, making it look more simplistic and compact, fitting it onto a single page. Read More »

(RAD) Stake Boosted by Gamco Investors INC. ET AL

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About 1,355 shares traded. Westpac Bk has invested 0% in Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD). When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Cypress Capital Group bought 7,178 shares as the company's stock declined 9.68% while stock markets rallied. On Friday, November 25 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Market Perform". Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

Apple also showed a sneak peek into a new all-in-one desktop called the iMac Pro. 2017 on Monday, Apple officially updated its iPad Pro tablet lineup with a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and an overhauled 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Users can also easily switch between apps, or simply drag an application out in split-screen. Apple is trying to change that in iOS 11, with improvements to Siri's voice so she (or he, should you prefer) sounds a lot more natural. Read More »

Trump won't block Comey from testifying

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks in Ypilanti Township, Michigan March 15, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017 in a combination of file photos. Short was also asked about the president's constant tweeting , which has repeatedly distracted from the White House's planned agenda, including this week's focus on infrastructure investments to fix the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and airports. Read More »

Apple iOS 11 adds 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

Siri , Apple Maps and the App Store have all gotten a whole lot smarter whether that's in terms more natural speech, fresh lane guidance and speed information or a slick redesign. Siri will also come with a male voice option for the first time. There will be collections, a new Daily List centred around particular themes, and a second tab dedicated to new and popular Games. Read More »

San Francisco subpoenas records on Uber, Lyft driving practices

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Herrera said he sent the subpoenas pursuant to his authority to investigate whether the two San Francisco-based ride-booking companies are complying with state and local laws. "Policies that encourage or turn a blind eye to drowsy driving by drivers with little or no familiarity with San Francisco's roads or weather conditions make our city less safe". Read More »

Algeria calls on Arab states to resolve differences by dialog

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Yemen, the Maldives and Libya's eastern-based government - which is not internationally recognized and has no diplomatic representation in Doha - also cut ties with Qatar. "Saudi Arabia and its allies will not accept any solution short of (Qatari) capitulation", political risk consultancy Eurasia Group said in a note. David Wech, managing director of Vienna-based consultancy JBC Energy, agreed: "We do not see too much cause for concern at this point regarding potential risk to the OPEC-led ... Read More »

Kazakhstan joins OPEC decision to limit oil production

Crude oil prices on Thursday witnessed a steep drop as disappointed investors were anticipating deeper cuts from OPEC and other major exporters who chose to extend their current deal to limit oil production for nine months. If that coincides with strong shale-oil growth, the market looks to be oversupplied again, he said. When unveiled in December, it helped establish a floor under crude oil prices of around $50 per barrel, though that level has come under threat from the subsequent ... Read More »

Malta elections: Labour Party declares victory

Projections suggested Muscat's Labour Party won 55 percent of the vote in the June 3 elections, the AFP and Reuters news agencies reported. The National Force coalition placed second, with 44%. Malta's electoral commission says 92 percent of the island nation's 340,000 eligible voters cast their ballots in an early general election. "We can not allow uncertainty to slow the rhythm of Malta's economic miracle", Muscat said when he called the elections on May 1. Read More »

Apple kicks off event with virtual reality, browser privacy

Apple introduces HomePod during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. Read More »

Trump admin proposes seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

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Trump's April executive order , which expanded areas available for offshore drilling , included certain areas of the East coast. The latest announcement by the Trump administration raises the question whether Gov. "These surveys will be targeting the same populations of animals". Seismic testing has been done off the coast of New Jersey in the past. Previous testing, completed about 30 years ago, showed the Atlantic OCS could hold as much as 4.7 billion barrels of oil and 37 trillion ... Read More »

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges to uphold Paris climate agreement

It's the right-way to approach climate change , in coalition with others. "I do think the refusal to acknowledge climate change as a serious problem facing the United States and the world, as well as the reckless decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement , does risk alienating moderate Republicans and Independents", Konisky told CNBC in an email. Read More »

South Africa's economy falls into recession

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The news of a recession comes in the same week that unemployment figures rose to 27.7% - the highest number in 13 years. While the manufacturing industry contracted by 3.7% and contributed -0.5 of a percentage point to GDP growth, only two sectors recorded an increase in economic production in - agriculture (22.2%) and contributing 0.4% to the overall GDP, and mining (12.8%), contributing 0.9% to GDP. Read More »

Moody's lowers China credit rating as growth slows

The agency's decision to "mechanically downgrade" Hong Kong's local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings by one notch shortly after a similar move on China is not correct, Paul Chan said, according to the Associated Press. The Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.1 per cent, after slumping as much as 1.3 per cent earlier in the day. But growth has repeatedly dipped faster than planners wanted, raising the risk of politically unsafe job losses. Read More »

Growth has slowed down due to demonetisation: Manmohan Singh

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The sub-group is expected to meet soon, he said. The CWC members had met in November past year when they had unanimously pitched for party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's elevation. "With an energized cadre and effective leadership we were able to defeat a sitting NDA government in Punjab, but in Manipur and Goa we failed to convert our winning numbers into forming a government". Read More »

Shore Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for Ascential PLC (ASCL)

Therefore 26% are positive. ITV PLC had 291 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Tuesday, March 7 by Citigroup. The firm has "Buy" rating by Peel Hunt given on Wednesday, June 1. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of ITV in report on Wednesday, July 6 with "Buy" rating. Read More »