• Siemens claims turbines supply to Crimea was against company's will
Siemens claims turbines supply to Crimea was against company's will

Siemens spokesman Michael Friedrich told Sputnik that the claims false. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Istanbul, he added that the Crimea region needed the power plants and the first stations could be launched in the first quarter of 2018.

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  • US Fed expects to begin shrinking balance sheet this year
US Fed expects to begin shrinking balance sheet this year

The euro was effectively flat at $1.1394 after inching down about 0.1 percent the previous day. The Fed's balance sheet has ballooned to around 4.5 trillion USA dollars following three rounds of quantitative easing programs to withstand the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis.

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  • Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean 'menace'
Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean 'menace'

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged a peaceful resolution of tension over North Korean on Thursday, telling his South Korean counterpart that China is committed to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. With five nuclear tests of increasing power and the launch this past week of its first ICBM, observers are beginning to recognize what is still...

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  • Trump Jr. was told of Russian effort to help father's campaign
Trump Jr. was told of Russian effort to help father's campaign

In a statement Trump Jr. said he took the meeting because an acquaintance told him the lawyer "might have information helpful to the campaign". "During this busy period, Robert Goldstone contacted Don Jr.in an email and suggested that people had information concerning alleged wrongdoing by Democratic Party front-runner, Hillary Clinton , in h...

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  • IBAC to investigate police shooting at swingers party in Melbourne nightclub
IBAC to investigate police shooting at swingers party in Melbourne nightclub

Police say that Ewins pointed a gun at them, though staff dispute that account, claiming that he was just pulling his trousers up, and that the so-called "gun" was just a costume prop. She defended Mr Ewins, who she described as "the most loving, caring and respectful man I've ever known". "The outfits and accessories are always shown to security...

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  • New Yorkers vent about rail disruptions on social media
New Yorkers vent about rail disruptions on social media

Andrew Cuomo has dubbed the " summer of hell ". The Amtrak-owned infrastructure at Penn Station was responsible for 21 percent of the 10,000 cancelled or delayed trains through the first five months of this year. While trains were crowded, this reporter didn't see any cars too packed to accommodate those on the platform. Overall, 14 percent of ...

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  • Honda Confirms 11th US Death From Faulty Takata Airbag
Honda Confirms 11th US Death From Faulty Takata Airbag

According to the automaker, the car's ignition switch was on, so the airbag would have been ready. By this year, the safety agency had extended the recall to cover almost 70 million air bags in 42 million vehicles of many makes and models. "The rupture most likely contributed to his death", Martin said. The Honda Accord was among a group of mor...

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  • George RR Martin to Develop Nnedi Okorafor's Fantasy Novel
George RR Martin to Develop Nnedi Okorafor's Fantasy Novel

Though it was initially planned to become a feature-length film, Who Fears Death has now been optioned by HBO to be turned into a television series, with no less than George R.R. Okorafor's 2010 book is set in post-apocalyptic Sudan, in Africa, where the light-skinned Nuru tribemembers enslave the darker-skinned Okeke people.

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  • Evacuation at Va. FAA facility causes delays at BWI
Evacuation at Va. FAA facility causes delays at BWI

The FAA said the Leesburg facility is expected to reopen and resume its operations at 9:00 p.m. Est. An emergency evacuation of a FAA facility in Leesburg, Virginia is impacting flights at Richmond International Airport. "Controllers are handling a reduced number of flights safety". Crews are working to ventilate the facility. BWI Airport t...

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  • Anushka Sharma looks intriguing, film to release on Feb 9 next year
Anushka Sharma looks intriguing, film to release on Feb 9 next year

In the last poster of her upcoming film Pari , she looked positively terrifying with her pale skin, piercing blue eyes and haunted expression. Besides the release date, the makers also unveiledanother look of Anushka's character from the film.

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  • Nevada considers emergency regulations as dispensaries run out of legal marijuana
Nevada considers emergency regulations as dispensaries run out of legal marijuana

That may be too late for many dispensaries, "based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already far exceeding the industry's expectations at the state's 47 licensed retail marijuana stores, and the reality that many stores are running out of inventory", Klapstein told the Gazette-Journal.

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  • Lions tour: Sir John Kirwan slams refereeing system after drawn third Test
Lions tour: Sir John Kirwan slams refereeing system after drawn third Test

In a climactic finish, with only seconds remaining and the score tied 15-15, the ball went forward from Lions fullback Liam Williams and was played by teammate Ken Owens who was in an offside position. All Blacks boss Steve Hansen believes referee Romain Poite overthought his controversial late call to revoke a kickable penalty in their third-Test ...

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  • Survey reveals best and worst tippers
Survey reveals best and worst tippers

Your age could be a factor in how much you tip as well. Tipping for good service is a natural for US consumers - most American adults tip for good restaurant and barista attention, housecleaning, and hair styling, among other personal services.

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  • Chick-fil-A will give away free food July 11
Chick-fil-A will give away free food July 11

Riffing on the fast food chain's "Eat Mor Chikin" cow commercials , Chick-fil-A hosts a special day each year when anyone who dresses like a cow gets free food. Children will receive a free Kid's Meal for dressing up as well! Fans of the chicken sandwich and waffle fries are counting down to Cow Appreciation Day.

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  • New Rule Opens Credit Card Companies, Banks To Class-Action Suits
New Rule Opens Credit Card Companies, Banks To Class-Action Suits

As the agency explains it, many consumer financial products like credit cards and bank accounts put clauses in their contracts that force consumers to use arbitration outside of court to settle disputes. It's hard to say just yet who the ultimate victors will be in the battle over arbitration-trial lawyers, consumers, the financial services indus...

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  • Erdogan warns firms not to drill in Cyprus
Erdogan warns firms not to drill in Cyprus

The divided island now has two governments, namely the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus in the south and the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Marathon talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the decades-old conflict on Cyprus wrapped up early today without a deal, UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres said.

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  • Great Plains Energy (GXP) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.36
Great Plains Energy (GXP) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.36

Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Plains Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. The utilities provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.01. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, M...

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  • Vivo V5s Energetic Blue Colour Variant Launched, All Models Get Flipkart Discounts
Vivo V5s Energetic Blue Colour Variant Launched, All Models Get Flipkart Discounts

In terms of color, the discount is being offered on the newly launched Blue Vivo V5S as well as on Crown Gold and Matte Black colors. As a part of its Vivo Campus Carnival sale, Flipkart is giving some exciting offers and deals on purchase of Vivo V5s phone.

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  • Wimbledon: Johanna Konta eyes quarter-final spot
Wimbledon: Johanna Konta eyes quarter-final spot

After skulking Murray around the practice courts for the past week, it's fair to say the world number one is moving better than ever here this SW19 fortnight. Williams will next face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. "I thought I raised the level of tennis comparing to the first couple of matches", he said.

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  • Constitutional reform on agenda in Geneva Syria talks
Constitutional reform on agenda in Geneva Syria talks

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Monday he had a "useful meeting" with ambassadors of five permanent member-states of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the sidelines of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva. "We had a P5 meetings, it was very useful indeed, "de Mistura told reporters after the meeting". According to the United Nation...

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