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Venezuela supports extension of OPEC, non-OPEC production cut

Top producers Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russian Federation have already backed an extension through March 2018. Signs of a resurgence of oil production in Libya and Nigeria, both OPEC members, has the potential to dampen the cartel's efforts to curb the global oversupply of oil, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. Read More »

Kim gleeful as North Korea fires longest-range missile

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KCNA cited Kim as saying the North would never succumb to the " ridiculous" U.S. strategy of "brow-beating only weak countries which have no nukes. But on Tuesday, a North Korean diplomat defended its recent missile test-launch, telling the UN Conference on Disarmament it was a legitimate act of self-defence under worldwide law. Read More »

Closer medical watch of tens of hunger-striking Palestinians

After 31 days, 843 prisoners are still on a hunger strike, said the spokesman, Assaf Librati. On the many Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israel, not in the occupied Palestinian territory, in violation of global humanitarian law, he added, "These transfers create significant barriers to the families of prisoners who wish to visit them, due to the difficulty of obtaining permits to enter Israel, and the often-arduous journey families must undertake to reach their relatives". Read More »

Japan's Princess Mako to give up royal status for love

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Princess Mako will tie the knot with law firm worker Kei Komuro, 25, who she met while studying together. Washington D.C. [USA], May 18: Japanese Princess Mako's love for her commoner prince looks like some major relationship goals. Emperor Akihito, 83, hinted last August that he wanted to stand down, saying his age could interfere with his duties. There are now only four male heirs following Emperor Akihito: his sons Crown Prince Naruhito and Prince Fumihito; Prince Hisahito, Mako's ... Read More »

Donald Trump demanded James Comey's loyalty and didn't get it

And that cohort does not include all that many Republican senators or members of Congress. Trump's messengers are trying to convince skeptics that Comey's dismissal was unrelated to the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian intelligence agents, even though Trump has gone ballistic whenever Comey appeared on television to talk about that investigation. Read More »

Rep. Justin Amash: If Comey memos are true, Trump could be impeached

Trump left the White House Wednesday morning to head to CT where he was scheduled to give the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Such specifics in the memos were reported Tuesday, May 17, by the New York Times . Comey said he replied that "I agree he is a good guy" but said nothing to Trump about limiting the investigation. It is part of a paper trail Comey created documenting what he believed to be improper efforts to influence the investigation. Read More »

1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision

The victim, 53-year-old Gene "Bo" Mikles, had been inside a vehicle in a rural area south of Elk City, Oklahoma , said Lonnie Risenhoover, a county emergency management director. Cleanup crews say they need supplies including gloves, lumber, and tarps. Other donations, such as bottled water, food, clothes, etc., can be dropped off there. Read More »

NHS works to curtail cyber attack damage

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Should the ransom not be paid, you face the possibility of losing your data permanently. "A request for $600 in Bitcoin is displayed along with the wallet - and the ransom demand increases over time", Altaf Halde, Managing Director Kaspersky Lab (South Asia), told IANS. Read More »

Trump to give speech on Islamic faith in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia , of course, spends much of its military budget invading Yemen and trying to reinstall former President Hadi in power. The main motivation behind the visit seems to be Trump's policies and his eagerness to better relations with Saudi Arabia , which was abandoned in the era of former U.S. Read More »

Jobless rate reaches 42-year low at 1.54 million

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The department said that the transport group index showed a significant increase of 16.7 per cent, y-o-y in April 2017, after rising 23 per cent in March 2017. Food prices rose 0.4 per cent in March from the previous month. Average price of one litre of RON95 petrol was RM2.21 in April 2017 compared with RM1.70 in April 2016 while the average price for RON97 increased to RM2.48 in April 2017 against RM2.05, previously. Read More »

Venezuela death toll hits 42: prosecutors

Critics of the president argue Maduro is increasingly dictatorial and plans to staff the assembly with supporters and avoid elections he would likely lose during a crushing recession in the oil-producing country. Wearing the white shirts of the opponents of country's increasingly embattled government, the women sang the national anthem and chanted, 'Who are we? The Maduro-friendly governor of Carabobo, Francisco Ameliach, has accused the opposition of being behind the shooting of the officer ... Read More »

Trump had "wholly appropriate" talks with Russian delegation: National Security Adviser

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McConnell said he'd read the story first reported in The Washington Post , and also said he'd read a statement from H.R. McMaster , Trump's national security adviser, "which tends to rebut the story". Republicans were more circumspect but also clearly upset. As the head of the executive branch, Trump has the legal authority to disclose intelligence information, she said, but "the system assumes that a president acts in the interest of US national security and that a president would not ... Read More »

Intel Community Will Not Conduct Damage Assessment of Trump's Disclosure

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PRESIDENT Trump has hit back at reports he shared classified information with Russia's foreign minister at the White House, saying he had the " absolute right " to reveal what he did. At one point, an eagle-eyed reporter spotted a handful of staffers, including Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, walking toward the Cabinet Room. Read More »

Sixers troll Lakers over draft lottery with awesome GIF

If Sylvester Stallone was available, he should have raised that banner with a tear in his eye because Hinkie was just that important to Philadelphia sports. Los Angeles comes in third overall with the Sixers coming in fourth. He continued to put the Sixers in good draft position throughout his tenure, dealing Michael Carter-Williams for a Lakers protected first round pick that could convey tonight. Read More »

The Shadow League's Mother's Day Playlist

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However, the date varies in different nations. Hence the day is being celebrated on second Sunday of May. Undertaken every year on the occasion of Mother's Day , #TasteOfMothersLove is a touching initiative by Mother's Recipe to introduce mother's to the idea of sharing love and happiness with the wonderful little children living in orphanages, making it memorable and enriching for them all. Read More »

New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest

Almost two months of political unrest were set off by the attempt by President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government to nullify the opposition-controlled congress in late March. "We will not accept interference". He accused the opposition of trying to start a civil war and wanting "to turn Venezuela into another Syria ". "My mom sent my brother yesterday to buy flour for dinner and a little while later, we received a call saying he'd been injured by a bullet", said his sister Maria ... Read More »

Chinese -president calls Korean-counterpart

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Moon first spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and later to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The South is also embroiled in a dispute with China over a controversial U.S. Mr Moon told Mr Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier". President Moon talked up Australian wine and beef and said he hopes bilateral trade will develop further. Read More »

Police err in statement on Texas teen's shooting

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Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said Monday that video contradicted his original statement about the Saturday night shooting that killed Jordan Edwards. Edwards's family also criticized officers' actions toward Jordan's brothers and two friends, who were with him in the vehicle. Haber met with Jordan's parents twice since his death, expressing condolences on behalf of the department and the city. Read More »

President Trump says he is worst-treated politician in history

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister, Putin said on Wednesday Moscow initially found debates about Russia's meddling in USA politics as "funny" but said Moscow is now "concerned because it's hard to imagine what the people who produce such nonsense can come up with next". Read More »

North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral

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Trump warned this month that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, and in a show of force, sent the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group to Korean waters to conduct drills with South Korea and Japan. As about Haley's comments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China would work hard at reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula and finding a peaceful resolution. Read More »

New French prime minister's party says appointment ambiguous

Philippe is also a collector of cufflinks, something style watchers might find harder to keep an eye on than the dandy outfits that former Socialist prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve was known for. This item has been corrected to show the GMT time is 1230 GMT, not 1330 GMT. She said she was "aware of the responsibility, at a very critical moment for the European Union, to take the right decisions together". Read More »

Solange Knowles Perfectly Captured the Challenges of Growing Up

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It's overflowing with poignant glimpses into her current outlook on life, as well as all the people and experiences that shaped and defined her as an adult. Wrapping up the letter, Solange , now 30, urges her younger self to embrace the "pain", " beauty ", and "the unknown", concluding with a message of self-love: "most importantly, there will be you . Read More »

Chicago Police release final version of use-of-force policy

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Officers will be required to undergo de-escalation training. In January, the federal investigation found that Chicago police routinely violated the civil rights of people and cited excessive force, including cases of officers shooting at fleeing suspects and using Tasers on children. Read More »

Anil Dave passes away, PM mourns

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The reason for his demise has not been ascertained yet. The minister was elected to the Rajya Sabha in August 2009. The PM said that he had discussed key policy issues with Dave even on Wednesday evening. Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu exxpressed his condolences. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also condoled Dave's demise. "This demise is a personal loss", he said in another tweet. Read More »

Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations

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Spicer refused to budge, saying at one point that he's "not aware" of the existence of any recording of Trump and Comey's January dinner. The president has insisted that Comey assured him over a private dinner at the White House that he was not subject to federal investigation over alleged contacts between Trump aides and Russian Federation during the 2016 election campaign. Read More »