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Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

May Brent crude gave up 29 cents, or 0.6%, to $51.47 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. This indicates the U.S. shale oil industry, hit by low energy prices, is returning to the market. An 8-9% slide in Brent and WTI crude futures since March 6, if sustained or extended, could also threaten discipline within OPEC and its 11 non-OPEC to adhere to their pledged cuts, prompting further sell-off. Read More

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Spicer tries to draw distinction between Trump's golf outings and Obama's

Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Fox News earlier this month that he while had "no hard evidence of collusion" between the campaign and the Russians, "I think what hard evidence there may be will be discovered either through a full release of President Trump's financial interests and concerns and taxes, or the intercepts that I believe our intelligence community and Federal Bureau of Investigation have of conversations between and among Russian officials". Read More

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Nearly Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Immigrants Deported

Nearly Half Of Canadians Want Illegal Immigrants Deported

Almost 40 per cent believe the asylum seekers could make Canada less safe, while almost half disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the situation. Despite growing political pressure and public dissatisfaction, Trudeau has refused to stem irregular migration across the border. By comparison, 37 percent supported Trudeau and 17 percent did not know. Read More

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Fox News suspends Andrew Napolitano for Obama wiretapping claims

People familiar with the situation who could speak only on the condition of anonymity said Napolitano is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time in the near future. This put Fox News in a odd predicament where they had to choose between defending what was journalistically verifiable, and their colleague. But last week, Napolitano insisted that according to sources, the Obama administration asked the British intelligence agency GCHQ to surveil Trump. Read More

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Saudi Arabia takes wait-and-see approach to U.S. oil

Opec's partners, including Russian Federation and Kazakhstan, have lagged behind in delivering their promised cuts, and Saudi Arabian production rebounded last month. "However, the key to market performance this week is the response to the United States lift in rates". The OPEC-led cuts are moving global markets in the "right direction" and fundamentals have improved considerably, he said. Read More

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Gorsuch Supreme Court hearings open to partisan clashes

He did give prepared opening remarks at the end of the hearing, saying that in his decade on the bench he'd tried to treat everyone who came before him "fairly and with respect". Advocates of a politicized judiciary "seem to think that the confirmation process requires only a political agenda and a calculator", Hatch said. Richard Blumenthal will be looking for Trump's Supreme Court nominee to demonstrate a willingness to stand up to the president. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation director: There's 'no information' to support Trump wiretapping tweets

The Senate and House intelligence committees are investigating Russia's hacking of Democratic groups and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation. "If we're going to protect the country, we need to know exactly what the Russians did, how they did it, how to protect ourselves, how to protect our European allies who are facing elections right now that the Russians are interfering in". Read More

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Warning of snow issued by Met Office

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

Later on in the week snow may also fall on high ground in the north of England. Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: "This working week everyone's going to notice a distinct chill in the air". However weather experts measure spring from March 1 using meteorological seasons. Showers will continue this evening and overnight, again with the risk of sleet and hail in northern and hilly areas. Read More

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Interpol issued 'red notice' for 4 N Koreans: Malaysia

Interpol issued 'red notice' for 4 N Koreans: Malaysia

State Secretary Rex Tillerson in Seoul on Friday during his first official Asia trip. The only way to contain North Korea's nuclear ambitions is to eliminate the Kim Jong Un regime, the high-level North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea past year told VOA, suggesting the USA should continue deploying pressure tactics against Pyongyang. Read More

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Article 50 to be triggered next week

Article 50 to be triggered next week

May has previously said that she would start the Brexit process "by the end of March ", therefore she has met her commitment. The UK's ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, formally informed EU Council president Donald Tusk this morning to expect May's letter next Wednesday. Read More

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Axiata analysing potential impact from Idea Cellular-Vodafone merger

The combined Vodafone-Idea group would have nearly 400 million customers, or 35 percent market share, with an implied enterprise value of 828 billion rupees ($12.66 billion) for Vodafone and 722 billion rupees for Idea. The combined 394 million subscriber base of India's second and third largest telcos will eclipse Bharti Airtel's 270 million - and catapult the merged company to No 2 spot globally. Read More

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Dead After Freak Accident at Waterfall

Dead After Freak Accident at Waterfall

About 11 children are receiving treatment along with the teacher who was supervising them. The deceased and injured persons were students of the Wenchi Senior High School, and the University of Energy and Natural Resources. "A huge tree fell at the top when the rains began and crashed the revelers", the witness said after the incident. The incident is the most catastrophic domestic tourism accident in Ghana in the last few years. Read More

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Sean Spicer says Trump campaign chairman actually played 'limited role' in campaign

He also said Trump would not apologize to his predecessor. "He played more golf a year ago than Tiger Woods", Trump said of Obama in December after being elected president. His weekend outing in Florida was his 11th visit to one of his courses in the Sunshine State in his first two months, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent who has logged detailed statistics on presidential outings over several administrations. Read More

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O'Neil captures bronze on the world Special Olympics stage

O'Neil captures bronze on the world Special Olympics stage

Against the rain, the opening ceremony became a spectacular show at the small town Schladming of the Styria state, as the stadium was turned into a visual dream land for the audience in the celebration of life and happiness. "It's a mix of emotions", she said Friday, sitting near her luggage, crammed full of uniforms, jackets, boots and hats. She said, "I will do my best". Read More

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British PM to begin formal European Union exit process March 29

British PM to begin formal European Union exit process March 29

The Pound Sterling fell half a cent against the dollar on what Brexit minister David Davis described as a move taking Britain to "the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation". The British government has insisted the Brexit process is irreversible once Article 50 is triggered, although experts have said there is no legal ban on member states changing their minds before they have actually left the European Union. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez 'Fired 5 Shots' In 2012 Double Murder

Aaron Hernandez 'Fired 5 Shots' In 2012 Double Murder

Bradley took the stand and first spoke about the events leading up to the shooting. Bradley received immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony at this trial. Instead, he said, Hernandez told him to roll down the window, shouted at the men, and fired five shots. Hernandez then allegedly pushed Bradley back on his chest before leaning over the driver's seat. Read More

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Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on March 29

As a result, United Kingdom officials have already approached the World Trade Organization to see what they can do in case they cannot reach a deal within the two-year deadline. Ireland's interests are best served by a smooth negotiating process, a transitional deal for trade after 2019 - before a final agreement is reached - and a final deal which allows trade to continue as freely as possible in the long term. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into Russian hack of USA election, possible Trump involvement

USA intelligence agencies said in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered hacks of the Democratic National Committee's and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman's computers to influence the election on Trump's behalf. As summer went on, and polls predicted Clinton as the ultimate victor, the Russians sought "to undermine" the Clinton campaign, said Comey. "They're also trying to get involved in campaigns around the globe and over in Europe", he said on "Fox News Sunday". Read More

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Unite: We're clear - the executive council decides which groups we affiliate to

Unite: We're clear - the executive council decides which groups we affiliate to

Dismissing the affiliation claims as "entirely inaccurate", Britain's biggest union also accused Tom Watson of a "misguided" campaign to interfere in Unite's internal democracy and its ongoing general secretary election. However, speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Watson said the plot could destroy the Labour party. "I'm afraid there are some people who do not have our electoral interests at heart", he said. Read More

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John Legend's daughter speaks first word on Moroccan vacation

John Legend's daughter speaks first word on Moroccan vacation

Chrissy captioned the video , "Ah!" We'd nearly wonder if she'd employed the use of double-sided tape-as though she'd wanted to give off the I-am-about-to-show-the-free-world-my-left-boob look-except for the fact that she continually kept pushing the cardi back onto her shoulder, and looked a little self-conscious as she pushed baby Luna's stroller into the airport. Read More

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Israeli envoy rejects Syrian accusations on Israeli strike

Israeli envoy rejects Syrian accusations on Israeli strike

The Syrian Army command said in a statement it had downed one of the Israeli Air Force jets that violated its airspace, while the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) denied these claims to Sputnik. This is largely in keeping with Israel's own narrative on the Syrian Civil War, despite the pretense of neutrality. "The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation", Liberman said. Read More

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Security footage shows Paris Orly attacker approaching soldier from behind

Security footage shows Paris Orly attacker approaching soldier from behind

Security footage of Saturday's attack shows the man grabbing the soldier around the shoulders after dropping a shopping bag, as her companion patrols slightly ahead. That is almost twice the legal limit for driving in France. Belgacem then held up a female motorist at gunpoint, stole her auto and drove to Orly airport before attacking a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers. Read More

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The Gorsuch Hearing: Nuts and Bolts

Sen. Patrick Leahy called it an "extraordinary blockade" that was "totally unprecedented in our country's whole history". The next Supreme Court justice will help determine whether our courts will serve the interests of all of us or bend to the will of the powerful moneyed few who helped place them on the court. Read More

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Germany Cast Doubt Over Turkey EU Chances Amid Standoff

Germany Cast Doubt Over Turkey EU Chances Amid Standoff

In his Sunday speech, Erdogan accused Merkel personally of using Nazi methods against his "Turkish brother citizens in Germany and brother ministers". "Because these are useful instruments for Germany to use against Turkey ". The Turkish government also bristled at comments by the head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency questioning Ankara's accusation that a failed coup attempt last July was masterminded by the influential US -based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Read More

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Man arrested outside White House after jumping bike rack

Man arrested outside White House after jumping bike rack

President Trump was inside the White House during the breach, but the intruder, who was identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Tran of California, was not able to enter the building. Trump was inside the residence at the time. "We've got a lot of good men and women who are working hard there", Chaffetz said. "That's why we spend billions of dollars on personnel and dogs and technologies and fences and undercover people and video surveillance", Mr Chaffetz said. Read More

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Warren says 'Gorsuch doesn't belong on the Supreme Court' in op-ed

The court's ideological balance is at stake. "Remember the Judiciary Committee once stood against a court-packing scheme of a Democratic president that would have eroded judicial independence, and that was a proud moment", Leahy said . Mr McConnell, however, said in his interpretation of the rules a two-thirds majority would be required to eliminate a filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Read More

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What If Brexit Negotiations Fail?

What If Brexit Negotiations Fail?

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement that Britons had approved a "historic decision" to leave the European Union after four decades of membership. The trigger for all this tumult is the innocuous-sounding Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, a never-before-used mechanism for withdrawing from the bloc. Read More

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Bomb scare at White House, one detained

Bomb scare at White House, one detained

We spend billions of dollars to secure it, ' said Dan Bongino. The man jumped over the bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue at a little before 1 p.m. Mr Chaffetz said the suspect also "may have attempted entry into the building". So it looks like the Secret Service was just being precautions and all is well. He called the intruder a " troubled person ". He was not found to be carrying any weapons, according to an official. Read More

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