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President blasts reports he's under investigation

An hour after the "nice" tweet, Trump continued to reiterate his stance that the investigation was a farce, tweeting again that it was a "witch hunt". Mr Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. The Washington Post previously reported that Trump also asked Rogers and Coats to push back against the FBI's investigation.

Ray deals, Goldschmidt slams, Diamondbacks rout Brewers 11-1

The Diamondbacks got right back into the game with one mighty swing in the bottom of the first. The Diamondbacks did record a single and four walks off of Guerra in those first three innings, but none of them scored. "It shows they are able to compete with some good teams, Brewers Extra Innings host Matt Pauley tells WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News on Friday".

Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat

On the other hand, the opposition Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has gained a significant number of seats and revived itself. DUP leader Arlene Foster's initial comments were non-committal: "The prime minister has spoken with me this morning and we will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".

Crude Oil Prices Retreat as Markets Await US Inventory Data

Reaction to the USA employment data could be significant for oil prices if the data is substantially away from consensus expectations of an increase around 180,000, although position adjustment into the weekend is likely to be a more important market factor.

Climate deal pull-out may speed up damage to Trump property

During the four-day meeting, China launched a number of initiatives to advance clean energy and announced partnerships with other governments around the globe to fight climate change. As part of his announcement, President Trump vowed to "pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country".

China May Caixin Final Manufacturing PMI 49.6 Vs 50.3 in April

Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing, which accounts for about 10 percent of the economy, rose to 49.6 from 48.2 in April. Manufacturing activity in the United Kingdom decreased less than expected in May, easing concern over the British economy, industry data showed on Thursday.

Google will start blocking ads in Chrome starting in 2018

By blocking just the most annoying ads , Google hopes it can improve browsing experience and protect its business model. Chrome already blocks pop-ups, which are frequently used for advertising . This is why Sridhar Ramaswamy, the company's Senior Vice President for Ads and Commerce, says: "We believe online ads should be better". The interesting thing is, if Chrome's ad-blocking feature is real, Google can choose to block all ads on sites that contain "unacceptable" ads, even if ...

Top US diplomat in China quits over Trump climate policy

The source says Rank called a town hall meeting of embassy employees Monday afternoon. The decision, which Mr Trump said would protect the USA economy, was met with much rancour worldwide. News of Rank's resignation was broken by John Pomfret, an editor at the SupChina news site. It was not immediately clear whether he would be offered another post at the department.

Australia rates on hold ahead of growth data

Projections for tomorrow's first quarter GDP report are for a 0.2% quarter-on-quarter growth. Philip Lowe, the RBA governor, said that his expectations are for economic growth "to increase gradually over the next couple of years to a little above 3%".

$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

Combined with the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to transport 520,000 barrels per day. And now, the Dakota Access pipeline is in full service , moving hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil per day.

Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant , who scored 28 and 38 points in Game 1, proved to be the major difference between the two teams. Golden State had 31 assists on 45 made field goals, and the players were able to get to any spot on the court that they pleased.

US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent

Last month's decline came as people left the labour force. Construction added 11,000 jobs while mining added 7,000. Yet even about 100,000 payroll additions a month would be enough to further nudge down the jobless rate, and the tight market is expected to push upstill-measured wage growth, juicing spending and the economy.

Where to From Here, Analysts Weigh in on Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) now have an ABR of 1.18.which is marked on a basic 1 to 5 scale, where 1 stands for a Strong Buy and 5 represents Strong Sell. (NASDAQ:ETRM) shares moved to $5.26 after starting the day at $5.77. Beese Fulmer Invest holds 153,481 shares. Ssi Investment holds 4,721 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Malaysia Airlines Passenger Cockpit Attempt Disrupts Flight

Malaysian transport minister Abdul Aziz bin Kaprawi said the man was a Sri Lankan national and the item he claimed was a "bomb" turned out to be a battery pack. Police are now speaking with passengers who were onboard the flight as part for their investigation into the incident. The minister said the man was holding a " powerbank ", or phone charger, while Mr Leoncelli described it as a "giant black object".

German poll: Lead for Merkel's conservative bloc widens

Europe can no longer "completely independent" from the United States and the United Kingdom after the "breccia" and elect Donald trump President, said the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel . After the G7 summit, Merkel called the climate talks "very hard, if not to say, very unsatisfactory". BBC Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus says the mere fact that this is even in question shows just how uneasy the relationship is between Mr Trump and the organisation of which ...

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

Zille's office said the province would maintain the disaster status for three months. The province's immediate interventions will include "drilling boreholes at hospitals, starting in the metro, to be followed by schools in high-risk water-scarce areas".

Supreme Court agrees: GOP lawmakers used race to redraw voting districts

In one of them, though, they said , they had made some use of race. A three-judge panel past year determined that the 1st Congressional District, which spreads like an octopus across northeast North Carolina and has a tentacle that dips into Durham County, and the 12th Congressional District, which snakes along Interstate 85 between Greensboro and Charlotte, were drawn specifically so that the majority of voters in each were black.

Chinese taxpayers have most to fear on Silk Road

The Chinese leader used the global gathering to promote his signature foreign policy project, the One Belt, One Road initiative. During his six-day visit, Prime Minister Sharif is scheduled to meet several Chinese leaders. "We are of firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised global norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality".

Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure'

The report did not name the adviser. Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak came one day after Comey was sacked. "There was considerable frustration in the room", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the Armed Services Committee. Flynn had reportedly signaled to the ambassador that Russian Federation could expect easing of USA sanctions under the new administration.

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

The reason this matters is because a whopping 40 percent of all patent lawsuits in the USA are filed in East Texas, which has a history of ruling in favor of patent trolls . In that year, the general venue law was liberalized to allow a lawsuit to be filed where a defendant corporation "resides or is doing business". Previously, the so-called trolls would buy patents and then sue larger companies for royalties or damages.