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Trump embracing potential for trade war

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The spokeswoman's statement marked an unusual public break between Ryan and the president. Even so, many fear the president won't keep his word given his reversals in the past, notably on immigration and healthcare. "We are not supporters of trade wars". Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, said the United Kingdom is seen as particularly vulnerable to a trade war with the U.S. Read More »

Egypt, Saudi Arabia establish investment fund worth 16 bln Dollars

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It is the first trip overseas for the 32-year-old Salman since he became heir to the Saudi throne and vowed to modernize the Kingdom. The crown prince signed the 60 billion Saudi riyal ($16 billion) memorium of understanding on Sunday, while meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hours after landing in the Egyptian capital, Saudi daily Arab News reported . Read More »

Iran Foreign Minister criticises European Union 'extremism' towards Tehran

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U.S. President Donald Trump , however, is against the deal signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama , and has been one of its most vocal critics . While French leaders, including President Emmanuel Macron, have criticized Iran's missile program, French companies like oil giant Total SA, carmaker Renault and airplane manufacturer Airbus have bullishly entered the Iranian market after the atomic accord, complicating any possible sanctions. Read More »

Massive penguin 'supercolony' found on remote islands

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Scientists have found another 1.5 million penguins living in Antarctica. A report from The Independent details how scientists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on Cape Cod set out to document the previously undiscovered "supercolony" after NASA satellite imagery showed massive guano stains from the birds. Read More »

The Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

Several analysts have recently issued reports on KERX shares. CHD's profit will be $148.81 million for 20.66 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. The fund prefers to invest in casinos and gaming, broadcasting, publishing, alcoholic beverage and tobacco distribution, gas and oil, insurance, pharmaceuticals and bio sciences, aerospace and defense, commercial printing, natural rubber, glass, container and packaging, metals and mining, and real estate. Read More »

Trump calls Xi president for life

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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the opening session of the National People's Congress , China's legislature, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. In 2016, it grew by 7.6 percent. China previous year increased the defence budget to $150.5 billion. In 2013, Jinping announced the Belt and Road initiative, an economic project that has been described as the world's largest platform for promoting policy coordination, financial integration, unimpeded trade and ... Read More »

Rajnath Singh asks Tripura Governor, DGP to check violence

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At the same time, BJP said that the statue was taken down by the people of Tripura who were oppressed by the Left. "The cases include arson at two CPI (M) offices at Sidhai area in West Tripura district, 25 km from Agartala, and clashes between CPI (M) and BJP supporters at Kadamtala in North Tripura district", the Superintendent of Police (Control) Pradip De told Press Trust of India. Read More »

Dublin Facing Water-Restrictions With "Severe Concerns" Over Reservoir Levels

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Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council would like to advise customers supplied by the Rosses Regional Water Supply that there will be restrictions imposed on the scheme tonight from 11pm until 7am. Hospitals on the network will be prioritised and have water diverted to them. "Vulnerable customers are being contacted to provide advice and support". Read More »

Two people critical after being exposed to unknown substance in the UK

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He and a woman in her thirties were found unconscious on a bench at a shopping mall in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon after exposure to an unknown substance. An eyewitness told the BBC she saw an older woman and a man sitting on a bench and that they " looked like they'd been taking something quite strong ". Read More »

Jaitley promises special package for Andhra Pradesh

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The TDP also insisted that the Centre should bridge Rs 16,000-crore revenue deficit. "My government has made rigorous and untiring efforts during the last three years and nine months to get all the issues listed implemented", he said, adding, "Hence, we reiterate people's demand to expedite the resolution of all provisions incorporated in the AP Reorganisation Act and assurances made in relation to it, including according the special category status ", the governor said. Read More »

Trump threatens tax on European Union cars

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Trump's comments come as part of a wider focus on imported goods, including proposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. Michael Hewson said the news was particularly damaging for the German market, with Trump's intervention delivering another blow to auto makers. Read More »

Former Russian Spy Critically Ill After Exposure to Unknown Substance in Britain

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Wiltshire police confirmed that a man in his sixties and a woman in her thirties were found unconscious by a member of the public on Sunday afternoon on a bench on the Maltings, a street in the the centre of Salisbury. Some observers have already drawn comparisons with Alexander Litvinenko , the former KGB spy who was poisoned in a luxury London hotel in 2006. "Both are now in a critical condition in intensive care". Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel takes aim at Harvey Weinstein at Oscars

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The Oscars' television audience also has been dropping in recent years as voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have tended to celebrate smaller movies. Viral sensation " Get Out " is the most searched for film to receive a " best picture " nomination at this year's Oscars , with WWII epic " Dunkirk " coming a close second. Read More »

Not a single Democrat voted for tax cuts: Letter to the Editor

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GOP voting is up 16 percent from this point previous year, and Democratic turnout has more than doubled. It was believed that some Republicans voted in the 2008 Democratic primary to try to affect the presidential nomination. On a state legislative level, Democrats have candidates in 132 of the 150 state House districts and in 14 of the 15 state Senate districts up for election this year. Read More »

Search under way at woodland in Co Cork for missing woman

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Gardaí have sealed off a 40-acre area of woodlands close to the village of #Castlemartyr in East #Cork and will begin a search there in the morning as part of their investigation into the disappearance of #TinaSatchwell . Garda specialist command units and a specialist search dogs team from the United Kingdom arrived at the site this morning with temporary steel fencing erected at the scene. Read More »

Oregon Women's Basketball Wins First Pac-12 Tournament in Program History

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Oregon's comeback recipe for its first berth in the Pac-12 title game was simple: Hold the No. 9 team in the country scoreless for the final 5½ minutes. We were 0 for 7 on our last seven trips down the floor, and we gave up some - we said couldn't give up lay-ups or threes down the stretch. "But in the midst of hurting, I am really proud". Read More »

China to lift 10 million people out of poverty by 2018

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That's several notches below the 6.9% rate at which the world's second largest economy expanded previous year, according to official figures. Diplomats say China's defence numbers likely underestimate true military spending for the People's Liberation Army, the world's largest armed forces, which are in the midst of an impressive modernisation programme overseen by President Xi Jinping . Read More »

China boosts defence spending to $175 bn, three times that of India's

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Zhang defended the steady increase in China's defence budget saying: "The country's national defence we believe it needs to develop in step with its economy and serve country's security and development interests". It is also widely believed that China's actual spending on defence exceeds the allocation that is made public. Observers say China's actual military spending this year will be larger than the amount released. Read More »

China hikes defence budget to $175 billion - three times that of India's

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Zhang said the Constitution, which reflects the common will of the CPC and Chinese people is China's fundamental law and the general chapter for governing the country well and ensuring national security. "There is every indication that China wants to expand what it will call defense capabilities in the South China Sea". In his annual work report, Li also said China has cut its budget deficit target for the first time since 2012, suggesting Beijing will be more watchful of fiscal spending ... Read More »

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ:GT) Given a $32.00 Price Target at Guggenheim

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The stock has relative volume of 1.51. Fdx Advsrs Inc holds 4,711 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. The stock, as of last close, traded 5.79% away to its 52 week low and was at a distance of -27.08% from its 52 week high. Northcoast Research upgraded shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Read More »

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) Lifted to "Buy" at Deutsche Bank

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About 9.87 million shares traded. CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE) has risen 13.66% since March 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.11% the S&P500. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy". The stock of Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 14 by Deutsche Bank. Read More »

Compass Point Raises Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Price Target to $60.75

The stock increased 1.34% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $116.28. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.50, for a total transaction of $16,494,948.50. Therefore 92% are positive. Analysts await Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) to report earnings on May, 4. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Essent Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $51.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, December 25th. Read More »

North-easter will strike US East Coast this weekend

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Although the conditions will improve away from the coastal regions, many meteorological departments are terming it as only short-term relief predicting the storm will return midweek to cause havoc once again. Cleveland-based National Weather Service meteorologist Marty Mullen says wind gusts from the storm passing through Thursday night into Friday morning reached 55 miles per hour near the Lake Erie shoreline with sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour. Read More »

Trump dangles deal on tariffs if trade deal redone

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After announcing plans last week to slap taxes on imported aluminum and steel, President Donald Trump called trade wars "good" and breezily forecast an "easy" victory for the United States . Capital Alpha Partners, a policy research group in Washington, said a quick reversal by Trump was highly unlikely. "China wins when the American consumer has higher prices because of tariffs that don't affect Chinese behavior". Read More »

Lighthizer raises prospect of bilateral trade deals instead of NAFTA

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Kim Reynolds expressed concern Monday that President Donald Trump's tough talk on imposing trade tariffs could stunt Iowa's economic growth potential if other countries take retaliatory measures against USA farm exports. By early evening on Saturday, no further sections had been concluded, said an official familiar with the talks. Smith recently returned from the latest round of negotiations in Mexico City. Read More »

Euro in Limbo After Italian Election Fails to Yield Majority Leader

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A right-wing, anti-immigration coalition brokered by ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , 81, was projected to win 37%. The 44-year-old also criticized the official currency of the European Union, the euro. The League's economics chief on Monday raised the prospect of a ruling alliance with 5-Star, which would likely be euro-sceptic and be little interested in further European integration. Read More »

Xi's power grab? Will of the Chinese people, say parliamentary delegates

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His comments came amid growing China-US discord over Trump's announcement of increasing tariffs over US imports of steel and aluminium. Asked if the move for Xi to potentially become president for life represented a backward step, Wang Jiaqi, from the rustbelt northeastern province of Jilin, said China should follow its own political model. Read More »