Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

With the sanctions still in place under President Trump, Exxon's Black Sea exploration rights are nearly due to expire, putting pressure on the oil company to negotiate a waiver from the US Treasury Department. For example, John McCain's response was a succinct, "Are they insane?" He also voiced his opposition to sanctions that were imposed in 2014 in response to what the U.S. [Full Article...]

Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue

Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue Both oil benchmarks fell this week as doubts emerged over the effect of the OPEC/non-OPEC production cut by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of the year. A month ago, the comparable CFD traded at just minus 50 cents barrel. But IEA data on the 35 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries paints a more bearish picture. [Full Article...]

France's presidential election today has consequences for Europe and financial markets

France is now steaming into unchartered territory, because whoever wins on May 7 can not count on the backing of France's political mainstream parties. The current president, Socialist Francois Hollande, is not among them, having decided that his historic unpopularity would hurt his party's cause. Its final count had centrist Macron on 24 per cent and far-right leader Le Pen on 22.1 per cent. [Full Article...]

Newly released Egyptian-American charity worker visits Trump

Aya Hijazi , center, a dual US-Egyptian citizen, is acquitted by an Egyptian court after almost three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation dedicated to helping street children, in Cairo, Egypt, April 16, 2017. [Full Article...]

Pence Promotes Trump's Economic Plans, Visits USS Rondald Reagan in Japan

Pence Promotes Trump's Economic Plans, Visits USS Rondald Reagan in Japan Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said North Korea's nuclear weapons program posed a "serious threat" to Australia unless it is stopped by the global community. "It shows why we are working so closely right now with the try to get this under control and aim for the denuclearised Korean peninsula", he said. [Full Article...]

Turkish referendum polls put 'yes' vote slightly ahead

Turkish referendum polls put 'yes' vote slightly ahead The Turkish consul general Mustafa Celik said the votes of all Turkish diaspora will be treated with respect: "The parliamentarians of all four parties represented in the Turkish parliament will carry out checks so there are no doubts that everything will be handled correctly". [Full Article...]

Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall

Sec. Kelly: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall He added that "it'll be enough in the negotiation to move forward either with construction or the get going on the border wall and border security". House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Saturday urged Republican members of Congress to focus on keeping the government from shutting down, and offered few specifics about a new health care bill, according to a report by the Washington Post ... [Full Article...]

Defeat then court for Jakarta governor

Defeat then court for Jakarta governor In a bitterly fought second and final round of elections on 19 April, he is reported to have been defeated by his Muslim rival Anies Rasyid Baswedan, a former education minister, several quick counts showed. Police blocked the plan, warning it could cause "intimidation", but groups of hardliners appeared to be outside some polling centres in defiance of the ban. [Full Article...]

Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal, Trump alleges

Bash referred to Trump's joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday, where the USA president stated while Iran may formally be complying with the nuclear deal, "they are not living up to the spirit of the agreement". [Full Article...]

Appalti: Cantone, fatta marcia indietro

Appalti: Cantone, fatta marcia indietro Ci sono tante opere incompiute. Il problema vero è che qualcuno ha pensato che bisogna fare realizzare opere pubbliche per smuovere l'economia non perchè davvero servono. Il mio antidoto è la nor. Per l'ex pm con questa normativa "per la prima volta viene messa al centro l'amministrazione per prevenire la corruzione, e non più un'amministrazione da criminalizzare". [Full Article...]

Trump Directs Review of H-1B Visas

Trump Directs Review of H-1B Visas The agencies also would propose changes so that the visas are only given to "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants", an administration official told the AP. Senator Chuck Grassley, an author of legislation to reform the H-1B and L-1 skilled work visa programs, said it is time to take action against the abuse of H-1B visa system. [Full Article...]

Francia: al secondo turno Macron e Le Pen

Francia: al secondo turno Macron e Le Pen I primi exit poll, con numeri leggermente diversi a seconda delle differenti società incaricate delle rilevazioni, danno un leggero vantaggio per l'indipendente Emmnuel Macron col 23,8% seguito dalla signora del Front National Marine LePen con il 21,6. [Full Article...]

Turkey: Main opposition party files for referendum annulment

Turkey: Main opposition party files for referendum annulment But those cases only affected several hundred votes and the decision was taken days after the vote and only once the possibility of fraud had been ruled out. "We will invite our founding chairman to our party and we will feel a huge elation to see him among us", he said. "What matters for us is not so much the first reaction from whomever in Turkey, directed more at domestic politics, but whet... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'

The reclusive state's failed missile test on the weekend has increased regional tensions, with US Vice-President Mike Pence declaring the "era of strategic patience" over. He also said, "We are with you 100 percent", adding that the USA always seeks peace. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso are kicking off a new U.S. [Full Article...]

Hernandez family thankful for condolences, asks for privacy at funeral

The body of former New England Patriot and Florida Gator Aaron Hernandez arrived in his CT hometown on Saturday. Multiple law enforcement sources have confirmed that Lloyd knew about Hernandez's sexuality, with The New York Daily News positing from Newsweek reports that this could have been a factor in Lloyd's murder. [Full Article...]

Raptors all-star DeRozan still motivated by Game 3 loss to Milwaukee

Game 2 went the Raptors way on April 19th, while the Bucks won the first match-up in front of their own crowd on April 21st that gave the team the 2-1 lead. Bouncing back from adversity isn't new for Toronto. "It's still a challenge, but we figured it out". Valanciunas scored 12 points and Monroe had 14. [Full Article...]

Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

In a story April 18 about a dispute between the US and Canada over milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Canada has made a decision to impose import taxes on ultra-filtered milk. "I'm sure we'll hear lots about dairy and we'll hear lots about other things and I'm sure there will be a lot of things that we will want to talk to them about, too", he said. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security secretary: Trump will 'be insistent' on funding border wall

I guess it's politics", said Kelly on CNN. "To think that he would consider shutting down the gover nment of the U nited S tates of A merica over this outlandish proposal of a border wall", said Durbin, (D-Ill.) on CNN on Sunday. Speaking about his immigration policy with The Associated Press , Trump said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals". [Full Article...]

Morte Rajtoral, tragedia in Turchia: il calciatore si è suicidato

Morte Rajtoral, tragedia in Turchia: il calciatore si è suicidato A confermare la scomparsa del giocatore è il presidente del club turco, Ibrahim Kizil: "Si è trattato di un tragico suicidio". "All'apparenza sembrava non avere problemi", le sue parole a 'Sporx' . Era in Turchia da giugno 2016 (20 presenze senza gol). Una tragedia che sconvolge il mondo del calcio e anche quello dello sport a poco più di 24 ore dalla morte di Michele Scarponi. [Full Article...]

Del Grande ha interrotto sciopero sete

Del Grande ha interrotto sciopero sete Lo ha comunicato l'avvocato Alessandra Ballerini . Inoltre, l'avvocato ha dichiarato che "a oggi non sono note le ragioni del protrarsi del suo trattenimento né i motivi del ritardo del suo rimpatrio verso l'Italia". [Full Article...]

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