'Pink Star' diamond sells for record $71.2mn at Sotheby's auction

It was previously auctioned by Sotheby's in 2013 to NY diamond cutter Isaac Wolf for a record-breaking $83 million, but he was unable to pay the cost and defaulted. "Of course, the buyer definitely has the financial capability", said Patti Wong, ..... More..

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NCAA Final Four: Oregon Ducks Face Rebounding Monster In North Carolina
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

NCAA Final Four: Oregon Ducks Face Rebounding Monster In North Carolina

Kentucky guard Malik Monk had just knocked down the second of his two 3-pointers inside the final 40 seconds, this one with 7.2 seconds remaining. Maye was second on the team with 17 points and seemingly hit ...More..

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China lodges protest with India over Dalais Arunachal visit

The Tibetan spiritual leader was greeted by cheering supporters as he arrived in Arunachal Pradesh . But in my opinion, China will stop short of using the military as an option and instead choose economic opti...More..

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Immigration arrests at Mexican border plummet

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday credited Trump's immigration policies and the widely publicized arrests of immigrants living in the US illegally. A government official who reportedly has kno...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Thousands attend funeral service for Martin McGuinness in Londonderry

Ireland's President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have both confirmed that they will attend the funeral. Mr McGuinness' funeral mass will be held at St Columba's Church Long Tower at 2pm and ...More..

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Nixing EPA's climate-change plan will cost lives, expert says

Utility Superintendent Paul Hartman said the executive order Trump signed Tuesday aiming to dismantle Obama's climate rules still won't allow the power plant to fire up with coal again. The company, which m...More..

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Russia hopes Tillerson's visit will lead to improved ties

Agenda of the meeting The meeting between the Russian foreign minister and his American counterpart is expected "to discuss topical global security issues faced by the worldwide community and requiring the join...More..

Trump says Syria attack 'crossed a lot of lines'
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump says Syria attack 'crossed a lot of lines'

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack caused many people to choke or faint and some to foam from the mouth, citing medical sources who described the symptoms as signs that gas was used. Call...More..

Korea tests missile as China, U.S. to meet
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Korea tests missile as China, U.S. to meet

A USA statement said initial assessments indicate the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. Most North Korean missiles use liquid propellant, which generally must be added to the missile o...More..

Future of Gibraltar to be set by UK-Spain talks
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Future of Gibraltar to be set by UK-Spain talks

The guidelines , which may be revised before the EU27 leaders endorse them at a summit on April 29, came two days after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered a two-year countdown to Britain's withdrawal in a l...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

For example, the late 2014 OPEC meeting, which surprised the market with a policy u-turn, caused the correlation to turn negative as crude oil prices collapsed while the risk-reversals soared as producers scram...More..

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JAB snaps up Panera Bread for more than $7 billion

UK employers are unprepared for Gender Pay Gap Reporting legislation, with more than a third (32%) failing to review salaries across genders to safeguard against pay discrimination, totaljobs research reveals ...More..

Trump and Xi's first meeting-opening of new chapter
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump and Xi's first meeting-opening of new chapter

The United States is considering all options on the table as the time for resolving the North Korean nuclear issue has now run out, senior White House official said. Coupled together, the orders appeared to be ...More..

For Better Or Worse, Trump And GOP Now Own Health Care
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

For Better Or Worse, Trump And GOP Now Own Health Care

For years, Trump railed against Obama for golfing when he was in office. Obamacare was written to fail and is meant to bankrupt or force out the private insurance providers. So where does Obamacare go from he...More..

Gamecocks win first title
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Gamecocks win first title

A'ja Wilson and Allisha Gray both had double-doubles and the Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs, 67-55, to win the NCAA women's championship in an all-Southeastern Conference matchup of first-time finalists Sunday nig...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

UN chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement

The agreement limits construction to the preexisting urban footprint of settlements and forbid the building of outposts, according to nrg. If all this sounds familiar, down to the White House response, there'...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

'No role for U.S. in settling Indo-Pak issues'

Despite Donald Trump's implicit promise to roll back President Obama's sanctions over Russia's interference in our election, he has not had the political cover to make good on it. "She thinks she's operating ...More..

Russian Federation metro bombing: Six detained after St Petersburg blast
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Russian Federation metro bombing: Six detained after St Petersburg blast

That unexploded bomb, according to the experts who reviewed a photograph of it in Russian media, was a low-tech homemade device, made locally with sugar and other readily available ingredients, and an improvi...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Death toll rises after Syria chemical attack

There's little that honourable Western politicians can say in response to Tuesday's chemical attack, apparently carried out by the Syrian government, against civilians near the city of Idlib in northern Syria. ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Factory worker creates sparks at French election debate

The candidate facing the most scrutiny however is expected to be Macron, as he is tipped to clinch final victory in a May 7 run-off against Le Pen. "We have of course discussed the cooperation between France...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Steep drop in border arrests reported

An "interested vendors list" on a government website for contractors lists more than 200 companies. Wall design proposal from DarkPulse Technology , located in Arizona. "We didn't enter this lightly". Hund...More..

Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad

Many pointed out that the sight of Jenner approaching police officers echoed a widely-circulated image of Ieshia Evans, who stood still in front of police officers during a rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in J...More..

Choose tourism over terrorism: PM to Valley youths
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Choose tourism over terrorism: PM to Valley youths

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi visiting after inaugurating the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, in Jammu Kashmir on April 02, 2017. The tunnel, which was constructed at a cost of about Rs 3,720 crore, is pa...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Toshiba's Westinghouse files for bankruptcy; fate of India's nuclear reactors in limbo

He said there were "a variety of coalitions forming" of USA companies that might be interested in purchasing Westinghouse . The Japanese government confirmed on Wednesday that it was aware of Toshiba's p...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Pence Revives Talk of Embassy Move; Ambassador Dermer: No Daylight

According to the Israeli sources, Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt, called upon Israel to halt building in random and remote settlement and restrict it to major and Jerusalem settlements, marking a shift ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Democrat ends all-night speech as Supreme Court clash nears

To understand why, we first have to understand the most accepted definition of a traditional filibuster. Republicans control the Senate 52-48. "One hour after the Senate convenes on the day the cloture moti...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Dozens killed in wave of attacks in Iraq's Tikrit

At least 26 people have been killed and 40 wounded in an attack by Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, medical sources say. The top United Nations official in Iraq has strongly condemned the ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

'Trump not stopping me from beating up on Russia' - UN ambassador Haley

News reports later revealed, however, that at least three senior White House officials were involved in handling the intelligence information that Nunes had received - prompting an outcry from Democrats, and ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump Says Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack 'Crosses Many Lines'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley strongly condemned Russian Federation and the Syrian government Wednesday over the chemical weapons attack on civilians, suggesting that the USA is open to ...More..

Pepsi pulls widely mocked Kendall Jenner ad
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Pepsi pulls widely mocked Kendall Jenner ad

The beverage giant said it was removing the ad and halting further rollout of the campaign. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against the ad. Pepsi defends their ad as promoti...More..

Navy puts 'safety pause' on trainer jet fleet
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Navy puts 'safety pause' on trainer jet fleet

Dell Bull, the chief of naval air training, will keep all 197 of the single-engine, black-and-orange aircraft on the ground as engineering experts meet in person with pilots at training wings in Kingsville, Tex...More..

Did Putin put out a contract on a Russian whistleblower and critic?
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Did Putin put out a contract on a Russian whistleblower and critic?

An AFP photographer saw Voronenkov's body laying in a pool of blood on the pavement as police investigators searched the scene for clues. A former Communist Party member in the Russian Dumas parliament, he ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Kushner, Ivanka Trump face ethical land mines ahead

Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before leaving Ramstein Air Base, Germany, en route to Baghdad , April 3, 2017. Kushner's travel plans initially were revealed late Sunday by a Trump a...More..

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for resisting police
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for resisting police

Hundreds of protesters were arrested at the protests as thousands rallied across the country, calling on prime minister Dimitri Medvedev to quit over corruption allegations. Ahead of the sentencing , Navalny p...More..

Russian Federation says bombed rebel weapons dump caused Syria 'chemical attack'
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Russian Federation says bombed rebel weapons dump caused Syria 'chemical attack'

When asked during a press conference with King Abdullah II of Jordan whether the chemical attack this week crossed a "red line", Trump said it "crossed a lot of lines" for him. In a short written statement ...More..