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Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

The US introduced a ban in March on devices larger than a smartphone on flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates , Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc (Photo credit: European Commission). The meeting, a portion of which was conducted in secure facilities, allowed US representatives to discuss specifics about the threat and how it is evolving, according to the USA official. Read More

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Boston Celtics land top draft pick while advancing

Given the second-highest odds (19.9%) of landing the number one pick, Phoenix fell into the fourth spot. Which team is going make a surprise trade into the top of the draft order? There will no doubt be questions about how Fultz fits on the current Boston roster with Isaiah Thomas , Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier all in the backcourt, but that's a problem to figure out down the line. Read More

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Boozy Abby Lee Miller MELTS DOWN At L.A. Bar

Boozy Abby Lee Miller MELTS DOWN At L.A. Bar

The girls are so precious and I feel like they're traumatized from what has happened with Abby and it's important for me to still be strict and do what I do and I expect nothing but the best from the girls but it's also important for me to make them feel confident about themselves because they're all handsome, they're all talented. Read More

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Ford Confirms 1400 Jobs Cuts And Early Retirement Offers

Ford Confirms 1400 Jobs Cuts And Early Retirement Offers

The segments that will face cuts, the paper reported, include communications, corporate staff, finance, government affairs, legal, marketing, purchasing, sales and service. On Tuesday, Reuters' David Shepardson and Nick Carey wrote that a source had informed them "the cuts are part of a previously announced plan to slash costs by $3 billion ... Read More

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Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Under Analyst Spotlight

The number of shares now held by investors is 1.05 Billion. Going toward to the 50-day, we can see that shares are now trading -2.70% off of that figure. Beta can be useful to gauge stock price volatility in relation to the broader market. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS ), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. Read More

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Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Takes Job with Homeland Security

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Takes Job with Homeland Security

Clarke said he will be an assistant secretary at DHS' Office of Partnership and Engagement, which coordinates outreach to state, local and tribal officials and law enforcement. "In his time as Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke had four inmates die under his supervision, repeatedly made inappropriate and incendiary comments, promoted violence, and used threats and intimidation against innocent citizens". Read More

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Alibaba signs MoU to support e-Commerce development in Pakistan

Alibaba signs MoU to support e-Commerce development in Pakistan

Online and offline training programmes for the SMEs would also be conducted by Alibaba in a bid to assist them with on-boarding on to Alibaba's platforms and optimising exports through e-commerce. He said digital transactions were a solution for small entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and reach global markets. He said his company was closely monitoring the progress of Pakistan's e-commerce sector and wanted to support small-scale industries. Read More

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Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

It was feared that NHS workers returning after the weekend would experience another spike in attacks as the malicious software could have infected more computers since Friday. "The age-old advice is to never click on a link in an email", said Jerome Segura, a senior malware intelligence researcher at Malwarebytes, a San Jose-based company that has released anti-ransomware software. Read More

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Sensex Gets Off Record High, Dives 222 Points

Sensex Gets Off Record High, Dives 222 Points

In intraday, Sensex index fell as much as 0.72% or 222.21 points to 30,436.56 points while Nifty 50 Index fell as much as 0.81% or 77 points to 9,448.75. Japan's Nikkei moved down by 1.44% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.25% in early trade on Friday. CESC closed 15 percent lower on the back of announcement of restructuring scheme. Read More

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'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

Alternately, the Shadow Brokers appears to be giving the NSA or any other organization that has leaked cyber warfare kits to buy back the whole lot and avoid the release of the tools. Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. In a blog post published Tuesday, titled, "Oh Lordy!" The group also says the EternalBlue exploit is not a "zero-day one' (this kind of bug or vulnerability is something which has never been discovered before), but rather says the security patch ... Read More

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Violent Passenger Forces Emergency Landing In Orlando

Violent Passenger Forces Emergency Landing In Orlando

According to the criminal complaint filed against Courneyea, disruptions began nearly as soon as the flight was in the air. "And so part of it was self-preservation". Thompson said he tried to reason with the man, asking, "Why do you want to do this?" Courneyea also is accused of threatening to bring the plane down, and saying he "wanted to take everyone with him", according to the complaint. Read More

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Maine Sen. Collins wants to hear directly from Comey

Mark Warner of Virginia, top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said he would ask Comey for additional material as part of that panel's investigation. Schumer said in a brief, somber floor speech Tuesday that he was "shaken" by the report that Trump asked Comey "to shut down an active investigation into a close political associate". Read More

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Target's breezes past expectations in the first quarter

Target's breezes past expectations in the first quarter

About 124,689 shares traded. Wal-Mart, which has outperformed Target over the past year, is set to report its results on Thursday. WMT's SI was 33.97M shares in May as released by FINRA. The Walmart U.S. segment includes its mass merchant concept in the United States operating under the Walmart or Wal-Mart brands, as well as digital retail. Read More

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Philippines rejects European grants

Philippines rejects European grants

Mr Abella said one grant had already been declined for having "objectionable" conditions attached to it, although he refused to elaborate. The Philippine administration announced that it will no longer entertain future grants of aid and assistance coming from the European Union Thursday. Read More

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Putin 'Ready to Provide Recording' of Lavrov-Trump Exchange

Putin 'Ready to Provide Recording' of Lavrov-Trump Exchange

On a sarcastic note, Putin said he issued Lavrov a reprimand for failing to share the classified information he had received from Trump with him and the Russian intelligence agencies. The Russian president said he initially found debates about Russia's meddling in USA politics "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

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Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday. "We may also have to change the name of the party". I didn't want the country run by extremists. According to his election manifesto, the youngest French President is expected to push the country towards clean energy by increasing renewable capacity, adopting energy efficiency measures, shutting down coal-based power plants, cutting down the country's nuclear capacity, ban ... Read More

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Trump, Netanyahu spoke via phone amid talk of intelligence leak

Israel's Channel 2 news reported Monday that the Israeli authorities had asked whether Mr Netanyahu could accompany the president and whether Israeli news would be allowed to film there, but were rudely told by a member of the USA consulate in Jerusalem: "What are you talking about?" US President Donald Trump's administration has reportedly refused to allow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accompany him to to one of the holiest Jewish sites in the region during a visit next ... Read More

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Nestle loses UK appeal to trademark Kit Kat's four-fingered shape

Nestle loses UK appeal to trademark Kit Kat's four-fingered shape

The country's Court of Appeal ruled that the chocolate treat - created in 1935 and marketed with the slogan "Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat" - is not distinctive enough in shape to warrant a trademark. "We are pleased with the Court of Appeal's decision today and welcome their conclusion", a spokeswoman for Mondelez said. Nestle has experience of trying to register hard trade marks. Read More

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Trump revelations weighing on global stocks and the dollar

Trump revelations weighing on global stocks and the dollar

The dollar index, which tracks the US currency against six peers and had scaled a 14-year peak of 103.82 on January 3, fell 0.6 percent to its lowest level since November 9, surrendering all of its "Trump bump" gains. Investors had already begun to doubt Trump's ability to get a divided U.S. Congress to support his promised policy steps. Against that backdrop, the dollar dropped 2.09 per cent against the yen on Wednesday, its biggest fall since July 29 a year ago. Read More

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Extending Oil Output Cuts Will Stabilise Prices, Says Putin

While Kuwait supported the announcement, other Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members and key oil producers are set to meet on 25 May in Vienna to decide the future course. "I recently met with the executives of all our largest oil companies and the energy minister behind closed doors", Putin told reporters. Still, global oil supply and demand almost realigned in the first quarter after a almost three-year oversupply, and the oil stuck in storage tanks around the ... Read More

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Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card — Sports Briefly

The 2012 and 2014 French Open victor reached the semi-finals of Stuttgart Open in April this year, her first competition after returning from the ban. It is also true that the likes of FFT president, Bernard Giudicelli, and French Open director, Guy Forget, followed their conscience. Giudicelli said he personally told Sharapova of his ruling during a phone call on Tuesday. Read More

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Ford plans job cuts to boost profits

Ford's shares lost more than a third of their value since Mark Fields was named CEO in 2014. The firm sold 215,000 vehicles in April, 7% fewer than during the same month a year earlier. Ford is confirming plans to cut 10 per cent of its salaried jobs in North America and the Asia Pacific region this year, about 1,400 positions. Dunn said Ford "cannot build enough" of the Louisville-made Escape SUV (Louisville Assembly Plant) and the Super Duty pickup trucks (Kentucky Truck Plant). Read More

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Australia and New Zealand largely escape global cyber attack

The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows computers around the world since Friday, disrupting auto factories, global shipper FedEx Corp and Britain's National Health Service, among others. And, while the company did issue early fixes for its newer operating systems, patches for older Windows systems were only issued free of charge over the weekend, after the attacks began. Read More

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Turkish President's Bodyguards Accused of Beating Protesters Outside DC Embassy

Turkish President's Bodyguards Accused of Beating Protesters Outside DC Embassy

Nine people were injured, and two people arrested. Some protesters gathered outside Kılıç's residence in opposition of Erdogan's human rights record, while others gathered in support of him. police desperately tried to keep order near the Turkish embassy. The government of Turkey believes that the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG ) in Syria are simply the Syrian arm of the PKK, which has waged a deadly insurgency inside Turkey since 1984. Read More

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