• Global Oil Supplies Inch Down In April: IEA
Global Oil Supplies Inch Down In April: IEA

USA crude stockpiles probably fell by 2.75 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before a government report Wednesday. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $48.61 per barrel, up 77 cents, or 1.6 percent.

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  • Donald Trump sees 'witch hunt' after special counsel appointed
Donald Trump sees 'witch hunt' after special counsel appointed

He has made similar complaints before, but this one came the day after the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the federal Trump-Russia investigation. During his tenure as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from 2001 to 2013, he served both Republican and Democratic administrations, overseeing a s...

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  • Trexit? Online Betting on Early End to Trump Presidency
Trexit? Online Betting on Early End to Trump Presidency

Bush's presidency, activists called for his impeachment. As for "high crimes and misdemeanors": Skutsch notes that this phrase derives from a concept in British law at the time of the writing of the Constitution. The charges stemmed from false testimony about Monica Lewinsky in a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by another woman. First, a majori...

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  • MEA terms ICJ verdict on Jadhav unanimous, unambiguous
MEA terms ICJ verdict on Jadhav unanimous, unambiguous

For Pakistan to follow suit and execute Mr Jadhav despite the court's order would "draw global censure", said ICJ president Ronny Abraham. Jadhav, a former Navy officer, was arrested in March 2016 from Balochistan, Pakistan claimed. Pakistan will appoint new lawyers in the Jadhav case, Sartaj Aziz said. ICJ on Thursday began the proceedings in ...

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  • Iran condemns new US missile sanctions: spokesman
Iran condemns new US missile sanctions: spokesman

Mr Trump had threatened to tear up the nuclear deal during his campaign and has launched a review of its terms, but until then the deal requires him to renew sanctions relief at regular intervals. In a memo to Tillerson and the secretaries of Energy and Treasury, Trump said there's enough oil being produced now by other countries that Iran's outp...

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  • Michigan Teen Killed In Times Square By Rogue Driver
Michigan Teen Killed In Times Square By Rogue Driver

The high-speed 11:55 a.m. crash - which authorities initially said appeared accidental, and which is not believed related to worldwide terrorism - left an 18-year-old woman dead at the scene and another 22 injured, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.

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  • Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

But Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies were so angry over former president Barack Obama's policies toward the Middle East that they appeared prepared to dismiss Trump's remarks as campaign rhetoric, and to see in him a possibility of resetting relations.

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  • Australia budget 2017: Treasurer promises fairness and growth
Australia budget 2017: Treasurer promises fairness and growth

Morrison said the budget had a "fair and responsible path" back to balance, which is due to be reached in 2020-21, with a projected surplus of A$7.4 billion, somewhat higher than previously estimated. The budget deficit has widened to $37.6 billion for 2016/17 from the $36.5 billion estimated in the mid-year update. It would mean that it would be t...

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  • US Falls to Finland, 2-0, in MWC Quarterfinals
US Falls to Finland, 2-0, in MWC Quarterfinals

Finland and Canada vs. Russian Federation. In the second major upset for Team USA of the tournament, Finland shut them out 2-0 to advance and leave USA without a medal. "We didn't give them any easy chances and we scored an important goal on the power play". Sateri, who plays for Chekhov Vityaz in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, made seve...

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  • US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court
US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

Barricades of trash, vehicle tires, and sand littered the streets, as daily life broke down in the city near Venezuela's border with Colombia. According to a non-governmental organization, more than 945 protests took place by May 9. Instead of traveling, he said he would return to Caracas to join in ongoing protests Thursday. The Treasury Depar...

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  • Trump aides knew Flynn was under investigation prior to inauguration
Trump aides knew Flynn was under investigation prior to inauguration

In an interview on CNBC-TV Wednesday , Jeremy Siegel, the Wharton School finance professor who penned the investment classic Stocks for the Long Run , said that Pence in the Oval Office could be a big boost for stocks. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. But instead of discussing tax rates and structures, Ryan was faced...

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  • John McCain calls for expulsion of Turkey's ambassador to US
John McCain calls for expulsion of Turkey's ambassador to US

Democratic Sen. Zoe Lofgren of California also called for the Erdogan supporters and bodyguards to be "arrested immediately and prosecuted". A video posted online showed men in dark suits chasing anti-government protesters and punching and kicking them as police intervened.

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  • UK's Theresa May renews vow to cut net immigration below 100000
UK's Theresa May renews vow to cut net immigration below 100000

Instead of taking part, Mr Corbyn led Labour's fightback following the launch of the Tory manifesto, saying: "Theresa May's nasty party has launched a shameful attack on older people - introducing a compassion tax to force those in need of social care to pay for it with their family home".

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  • North Korea claims plot reveals USA state-sponsored terrorism
North Korea claims plot reveals USA state-sponsored terrorism

A naturalized American citizen who was born in South Korea, he is a businessman in his mid-60s who at one time lived in Fairfax, Virginia. A U.S. State Department official who spoke anonymously to Yonhap said the meeting is not in any way affiliated with the Trump administration.

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  • Syrian sides agree to new United Nations process on constitution
Syrian sides agree to new United Nations process on constitution

A USA airstrike launched in Syria in April. A USA airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces that the coalition said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan on Thursday, the first such close confrontation between US forces and fighters backing President Bashar Assad.

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  • Boris Johnson 'criticised by Sikh woman' during temple visit
Boris Johnson 'criticised by Sikh woman' during temple visit

Despite protestations and apologies from Johnson who claims to know many Sikh followers who drink alcohol, many in the audience were not impressed. Johnson, a figurehead of last year's Brexit campaign , said: "I hope I'm not embarrassing anybody here by saying that whenever we go to India - Mumbai or to Delhi - we have to bring clinking in our l...

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  • US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates
US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates

The intensifying drama comes as Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president. When Trump fired Comey, he said he did so based on Comey's very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and ...

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  • Comey Memo Has Trump White House in Tailspin
Comey Memo Has Trump White House in Tailspin

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee, is trying to get in touch with former FBI Director James Comey to testify in a public hearing as soon as next week. Comey has been in high demand in the two weeks since Trump abruptly fired him, reportedly for pursuing an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged tie...

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  • McCain compares Trump scandal to Watergate
McCain compares Trump scandal to Watergate

Following reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to put a halt to the investigation into ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, there have been more and more rumblings about impeachment and "obstruction of justice".

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  • Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman
Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old Michigan woman

The woman who died was 18 years old. Twenty-one others were injured. He served in the Navy from July 2011 to March 2014, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports. Authorities say Rojas does have a criminal record, including multiple DWI charges. It was not immediately clear whether Rojas had a defense lawyer.

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  • Disputes Arise between Netanyahu, Trump over Relocation of US Embassy
Disputes Arise between Netanyahu, Trump over Relocation of US Embassy

Tillerson, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, said Trump is taking a very "deliberative approach" to the issue. The Prime Minister's Office added in its own statement at the end of the transcript, "This is the clear and consistent position of Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he reiterated today".

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  • Israel was source for some of information shared with the Russians
Israel was source for some of information shared with the Russians

The intelligence was deemed too classified to share with other United States allies, let alone a rival state like Russian Federation, the Washington Post's sources said . Reports from TASS, Russian state media, go into some detail about the meeting and seem to contradict that . "Reports that this information was provided by a USA ally and sh...

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  • WannaCry Ransomware Gets Upgraded and This Time There Is No Kill Switch
WannaCry Ransomware Gets Upgraded and This Time There Is No Kill Switch

According to Subhendu Sahu, Acting Country Manager for India, FireEye, the ransomware poses high risks to organisations using potentially vulnerable Windows machines. According to the Times of India , ATM machines in the country are " seen as being vulnerable since nearly all of them run on Windows software". "And our concern is the way in whi...

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  • Chelsea Manning documentary is in the works
Chelsea Manning documentary is in the works

Manning clearly believes the military could and should have done much more. Nevertheless, Manning also received praise for revealing war crimes, triggering global reforms thanks to her disclosures. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world", she wrote last week. "As I rebuild my life, I rem...

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  • Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'
Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

Mrs May has argued that an increased Commons majority would strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, making it more hard for the opposition parties at home to obstruct her plans. "We're ready for it", he said. The announcement marked a U-turn for May, who had repeatedly said she would not seek an early vote. The leader's position hadn't ...

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  • Macron moves to bridge right-left divide in new Cabinet
Macron moves to bridge right-left divide in new Cabinet

Former French defense minister, Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian, was named foreign minister. Appointing Le Drian to the Foreign Ministry was a natural move after his five years at the Defence Ministry, where he was held in high esteem for his role as "super salesman" for selling French weapons to foreign governments, France Inter radio reported.

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  • Flynn says Trump still in contact, told him to 'stay strong'
Flynn says Trump still in contact, told him to 'stay strong'

The White House has denied reports the embattled President had personally appealed to Comey to abandon the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's links to Russian Federation. Not surprising, within minutes of the New York Times report , the response was a chorus of breathless "gotcha" announcements. "While the pr...

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  • Fractious House panel at center of latest Trump probes
Fractious House panel at center of latest Trump probes

The president is calling the many stories surrounding his administration "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". "Never stop doing what you know is right", he said , adding that he had not been elected by the Washington media, but by the ordinary men and women of America.

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  • Tony Perkins: Trump Is Backing Up His Rhetoric on Religious Liberty
Tony Perkins: Trump Is Backing Up His Rhetoric on Religious Liberty

In his speech , Trump encouraged the graduates to stand by their Christian beliefs and values as they step into the world outside the confines of their university. Trump followed up by reminding students that the best things in life are always hard to come by, telling them not choose the path of least resistance, but rather choose God's straight...

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  • Labour accuses Tories of 'shameful attack' on elderly
Labour accuses Tories of 'shameful attack' on elderly

Labour has been given a significant boost in two general election polls out today, prompting Jeremy Corbyn supporters to "keep up the fight". "I think it would be extraordinary". Ensure national debt is lower at the end of the next Parliament than at present. The latest opinion polls have Labour around 30% or more with the Conservatives above 4...

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  • Ousted Trump National Security Adviser at Center of Russia Probe
Ousted Trump National Security Adviser at Center of Russia Probe

Justice Department on Wednesday named former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate the matter. "I have not seen any evidence of actual collusion". Comey did not. He was controversially fired by the president on May 9. The New York Times said in a Thursday report that the new Trump administration named Flynn as national security adviser e...

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  • Ballad beats glitz as Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision
Ballad beats glitz as Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision

It's the first time Portugal have won the contest in 53 years of trying. With the capacity at 20,000, these figures make it seem a ideal venue to host the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Neighboring Spain, meanwhile, finished last after a poor performance by its representative, Manel Navarro. "We aren't the only winners this evening.!" Ukr...

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  • Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures
Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

During the eight years of former President Barack Obama's pro-Palestinian foreign policy, Israelis had to defend their right to access or build settlements in the disputed West Bank - contesting an anti-Israel stance that many pro-Israel conservatives in America hoped was a thing of the past with the onset of the Trump administration.

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  • Comey was taken aback by Trump request for loyalty pledge
Comey was taken aback by Trump request for loyalty pledge

Lawmakers from both parties reprimanded Trump's actions, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Trump that warned Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations.

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  • Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip
Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

Mort Klein , President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), said on Monday that he is very disappointed with Trump's handling of the issue. "It would advance it by amending a historic wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem isn't the capital of Israel", he said in a statement.

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