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Low gas prices will mean more road trips this summer

While the agreement essentially spelled out a continuation of the previous production cuts for another nine months, the lack of an option to continue cuts into 2018 is one of the concerns brought up by analysts assessing the deal. The decision by the oil producers also pushed down Asian shares. The energy ministry said in a statement that Kazakhstan also intends to review the terms of the obligations in November, taking into account the conjuncture in the world oil market. Read More

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CIBC joins Android Pay in Canada

CIBC joins Android Pay in Canada

Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, announces it has teamed with Google to be one of the first Payment Service Providers (PSP) to launch in-app Android Pay capabilities to its merchants in Canada . "We're excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to Android users in Canada", says Pali Bhat, VP of Product Payments, Google. Read More

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Former FBI Director Comey Will Testify Publicly Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Former FBI Director Comey Will Testify Publicly Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

The Times report on Friday afternoon is just the latest bombshell story over the past week and adds to mounting headaches for the White House just as Trump has departed for his first foreign trip as president. Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief of the Lawfare blog and a Comey friend, writes that Comey called his interactions with Trump "training" in order to "re-establish" appropriate boundaries. Read More

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Kabul bomb: 90 people killed, 400 wounded in Afghanistan

The area of the capital is called the Green Zone, one of the most fortified and tightly secured places in the country, and officials are unsure how the bomb - suspected to have been in a large truck - was allowed into the district. Some Pakistani Embassy diplomats and staff suffered minor injuries. "Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of kidnapping, hostage taking, military combat operations, landmines, banditry, armed rivalry between political and ... Read More

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Blast in diplomatic area of Afghan capital kills, wounds 50

Blast in diplomatic area of Afghan capital kills, wounds 50

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which came in the first week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . February 7- A suicide bomber struck an entrance to Afghanistan's Supreme Court, killing at least 19 people. "This gave me a very big hope, to be honest". "I don't think that more US or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers can solve the security problems in Afghanistan", he said. Read More

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In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Parsing What Trump Left Unsaid

Its total defence budget amounts to some $16 billion, excluding the U.S. aid. What was clear is that Trump is seeking a new relationship between Israel and its traditionally hostile Middle Eastern neighbours. Trump made headlines as the first sitting US president to visit the famous Western Wall, part of the Temple Mount and one of Judaism's holiest sites . Read More

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Islamic State claims responsibility for killing Coptic Christians in Egypt

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing Coptic Christians in Egypt

In the last two years, Egyptian air force has carried out several strikes on Derna, notably in February 2015 and March 2016, which killed women and children. Egypt has defended attacking militant training camps in Libya, noting that the terrorists' facilities were completely destroyed . King Abdullah also stressed Jordan's support for Egypt in its war against terrorism that "targets Islam and humanity". Read More

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Scores Dead, Hundreds Injured In Kabul Car Bombing

Scores Dead, Hundreds Injured In Kabul Car Bombing

No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. A vehicle bomb has killed at least 80 people and wounded more 350 in Kabul , the public health ministry says. Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry , told USA TODAY that investigators were examining surveillance footage from the area. Read More

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UK Labour chief challenges May to debate as race tightens

In a last-minute change of plan, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn joined a multiparty debate organized by the BBC in Cambridge. But buoyed by rising poll ratings - and the chance to make May look evasive - Corbyn changed his mind. The pound fell below $1.28 Wednesday, its lowest level in more than a month, after pollster YouGov suggested Britain could be headed for a hung Parliament in which no party has an overall majority. Read More

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BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack

The media center quoted a statement from the Afghan Ulema Council, the country's top religious body that includes Muslim clerics, scholars and men of authority in religion and law, as giving the new casualty tolls. Prior to Wednesday's attack, a total of 220 people had died in extremist violence in the capital since April 2015. In April , a Taliban attack on an Afghan army base killed at least 140 soldiers. Read More

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McMaster Isn't Fazed By Jared Kushner 'Back-Channel' Reports

But Kelly said such back-channel communications don't bother him and would not be harmful to US security interests. "It's both normal, in my opinion, and acceptable", Kelly said on ABC Sunday. Trump started by lashing out against the coverage of the probe, tweeting , "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". Read More

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SNP pledges to maintain single market membership to 'protect' food industry

Scottish Labour's manifesto says the party will "never" support independence, and Labour's manifesto for the general election is opposed to a second referendum, described as "unwanted and unnecessary". "And if the SNP win this election in Scotland, it will strengthen the country's hand when it comes to opposing cuts, defending our place in Europe and on choosing our future as a nation". Read More

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Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Trump, attending the G-7 meeting in Sicily, said the USA would stand with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who vowed to strike back at the training bases of Islamic State militants suspected of waging the attacks . Egypt has repeatedly expressed concern over militants crossing from Libya to carry out attacks. Egypt's military said in a statement it had "conducted several intensive day and night-time strikes" that successfully destroyed many targets, including training camps ... Read More

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Turkey says US arming of Kurds 'extremely dangerous'

The US' weapons transfers began ahead of an upcoming offensive to recapture Raqa, the last major IS bastion in Syria . A Soldier of the People's Protection Units Kurdish militia stands next to a US eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles, near al-Ghanamya village, al-Darbasiyah town at the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria on April 29, 2017. Read More

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#DignityStrike: Palestinians celebrate victory of 'largest' hunger strike

At around 5 a.m., after negotiations and a lot of pressure in the Ashkelon prison, Barghouti and his team agreed to end the strike, Akram Al-Ayasa, spokesman for the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, said. Schools and emergency services were exempt from the industrial action, according to Palestinian news agency, Maan News . A statement released by the National Committee for the Freedom and Dignity of the Hunger Strikers said that the "hunger strike renewed the resistance ... Read More

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Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel

Cohen, who'd earlier refused a request for information saying it was "not capable of being answered", told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he would comply with subpoenas , should they be issued. And a string of damning revelations have trickled out in the months since Trump fired Flynn, including former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates' public testimony that she warned the White House that Flynn could become a target for Russian blackmail because he never disclosed his talks with ... Read More

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Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

The first time we saw instances of LeBron disappearing in the playoffs was during his first tenure in Cleveland . "They're a great team, they're the champs", Kerr said. For those who forgot in the championship euphoria the Cavs and Northeast Ohio experienced past year, the team also had a legitimate shot in 2015 to win a championship before injuries took two enormous bites out of its roster. Read More

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White House says Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal

Reports indicate that Trump's announcement could have "caveats in the language" that leave open the possibility that his decision isn't set in stone. It doesn't infringe on U.S. sovereignty. Supporters of the deal say it's not an either-or choice. FILE - In this October 20, 2016 file photo, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila is seen in Brussels. Read More

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Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for benefit concert

USA and British intelligence officials have said that the explosive had a level of sophistication that suggested a larger network. Following the arrest, police conducted a search at a property in the same area. It is understood the decision to suspend intelligence-sharing over the Manchester bombing involves the "law enforcement" authorities rather than the intelligence agencies. Read More

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Malaysian Airlines plane turns back over cockpit incident

Malaysian Airlines plane turns back over cockpit incident

Local media reports in Melbourne said the airport was in a lockdown temporarily. Singapore's Today newspaper tweeted that the passenger claimed he had a bomb. The statement continues: "Safety and security are of utmost priority to Malaysia airlines ". This is an absolute joke. "We now have that passenger in custody and he is being interviewed by AFP and Victoria Police". Read More

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After test, US says missile defenses are outpacing ICBM threat

After test, US says missile defenses are outpacing ICBM threat

Previously, the GMD system had successfully hit its target in only nine of 17 tests since 1999. About half of the previous tests of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system have failed, attracting criticism from the Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon's own weapons testing office, which says the system has "a limited capability" to defend the us against an ICBM attack. Read More

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Russians discussed potentially 'derogatory' information about Trump and associates during campaign

One of the sources stated that the Russian officials were confident that they could the future Trump administration "through the derogatory information". Golf journalist James Dodson also claimed recently that Trump's son Eric once told him that his father's golf business did not rely on American banks for funding because "we have all the funding we need out of Russian Federation". Read More

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Trump welcomes Vietnam leader to White House

Vietnam respects Trump's exit from a Pacific trade pact agreed to under Barack Obama, and the two sides are working on "new mechanisms" to boost bilateral trade, Mr Phuc said in an interview with Bloomberg Television's Haslinda Amin. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the annual trade deficit increased over the last decade to almost $32 billion, from $7 billion, presenting "new challenges" for the relationship. Read More

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Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video

Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video

Griffin later apologized . In a video posted on Instagram , she said she "went way too far ". The photo was taken by Tyler Shields , whose own biography notes he has evolved from Hollywood's "bad boy of photography". And I beg for your forgiveness. And as far as this constituting deserved mockery goes, there are plenty of ways to mock President Trump or anyone else without being vulgar, depraved or stupid. Read More

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