Greece's 2016 primary surplus was 4.19% of its gross domestic product-more than eight times higher than its bailout target, according to Greek officials. "We discussed about the debt, the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) and how to achieve the staff-level agreement", Tsakalotos said as quoted by the Athens News Agency.
The destination chargers will be found at hotels, restaurants and other retail-facing spots. "We're moving full speed on site selection and many sites will soon enter construction to open in advance of the summer travel season", Tesla said .
An Israeli attack against a pro-government military base in Syria has killed three militia. Israel has engaged in several strikes against Syria, its northeastern neighbor, since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. And from Jerusalem, the Israeli army declined to comment on the incident. Syrian state media said Israeli war planes hit a "military position" and came after regime forces attacked "terrorists" in the area.
Facebook is rolling out its augmented reality Camera Effects Platform today, the company announced at its F8 Developer Conference . Facebook has pumped serious investment into virtual reality , most notably its $ 2 billion purchase of virtual reality technology company Oculus Rift in 2014.
Speaking ahead of this week's annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said these two elements were needed to "create a more resilient and inclusive global economy".
Partly due to unfavourable rainfalls and reservoir levels, the GVA for crops contracted by 2.2 per cent in 2016, she pointed out. The contribution of agriculture to the gross domestic product (GDP) is around 18 percent. In India, the growth forecast for 2017 has been trimmed by 0.4 percentage point to 7.2 percent, primarily because of the temporary negative consumption shock induced by cash shortages and payment disruptions from the recent currency exchange initiative.
Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer lesion, etc.in about four years, Musk said in an interview with Web site Wait But Why . This thing is colossal, starting with a course (I wish I could say "short course" but this part of the text alone has more than 10,000 words) on the evolution of the brain and human invention culminating with the computer.
Ofcom is proposing that other telecom providers should be able to lay fiber using BT's ducts and poles as easily as BT itself. Rival broadband providers - such as Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone - will also be able to lay fibre cables for consumers and businesses if the main reason is to provide broadband to homes and small offices.
In post-settlement trade both grades got a boost as industry group the American Petroleum Institute said USA crude inventories has fallen by almost 1.3 million barrels a day, defying expectations that they would increase 87,000 barrels in the week.
One of the bills that will be introduced to the City Council next week will raise the price floor on cigarette and small cigar packs, and introduce one for other tobacco products sold in the city. If the proposed bills are passed, then NY would become the most expensive US city for buying cigarettes. According to the New York Times , an estimated 1,300 people died of opioid overdoses in New York City in 2016.
Reclusive North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the U.S. and has shown no let-up in its belligerence after Sunday's failed missile test. He said he was confident Chinese President Xi Jinping would "try very hard" to pressure North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes. Mr Trump has called on China, Pyongyang's only ally, to rein in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but has threatened to act alone to "solve" the problem if necessary.
But as Politico reports , Scott Pruitt's moves to destroy the EPA certainly are costing some jobs. Kharbanda said. "There's a huge disparity between paying a visit to a community - which in and of itself is a good thing - and the absolutely devastating cuts that the Trump administration is proposing".
Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. Airlines need to rethink the policies by which they book, and often overbook, flights. Delta has reviewed its incentive policy to persuade passengers to give up their seats.
The Exxon Mobil waiver request for the Black Sea was first reported Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal . Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said the company does not comment on ongoing discussions with regulators. As Exxon CEO, Tillerson opposed the sanctions, telling shareholders in 2014 that sanctions were usually ineffective and caused "very broad collateral damage".
Rouhani, whose moderate administration negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers, is seeking another four-year term. Under Iran's Constitution, a president can not serve for three terms in a row. Analysts describe Raisi as utterly loyal to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , meaning he would likely remain deeply suspicious of engagement with the West but unlikely to backtrack on the nuclear deal, which had the boss's tacit consent.
Jordan Patch of the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY posted a video on Facebook Saturday morning telling everyone to 'cancel your plans....we are in labor'. The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. The longneck has her own Twitter account and website, and has managed to raise $125,000 (118,000 euros) on her GoFundMe fundraiser page, which is meant to be used for the care of the animals.
Bystanders mistook the popping sound of the taser for a gunshot and began to run away, which in turn triggered a chain reaction of panic throughout the station. "I was on the train for about three and a half hours", passenger Johnny Martinez said. Customers should expect delays between NY and Newark, NJ until power is restored.
WFC has been the subject of several other research reports . The count of Hold ratings in that period was 4. Wells Fargo & Co also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 2.70. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was reported by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze.
BHP Billiton (BHP) Elliott funds sends letter to BHP's Board that outlines plans to unlock shareholder value. In its rebuttal, BHP said it had kept the dual listing structure under review, but "we have not yet identified sufficient benefits to outweigh the significant costs which would be incurred in unifying" the listing.
The bills are at the vanguard of government efforts to dismantle critical voices after the ruling party stacked most independent organizations with loyalists, giving the premier more power than any predecessor since the fall of communism more than a quarter century ago.
Marine Le Pen , a leading contender in France's presidential race, has prompted an outcry by denying that the French state was responsible for the roundup of Jews in World War II. "If one doubted whether Marine Le Pen is far-right, there is no doubt anymore", Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon told RTL radio. The Nazis deported an estimated 78,000 French Jews to death camps between 1940 and 1944.
KFC said is working with 2,000 farms around the country to stop using antibiotics that are used by humans. KFC's rivals have already announced plans to curb their use of chickens raised with antibiotics. Chick-fil-A is going a step further, vowing in 2014 to switch to poultry raised without any antibiotics at all by the end of 2019. " We recognize that it's a growing public health concern ", KFC U.S.
The carrier had 161 days in 2016 without a cancellation on its mainline operations. In fact, there's little that airlines are required to do in cases of delays caused by weather or even air traffic control issues. Jim Schmitz said he was at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for what seems like an eternity, going from line to line, unable to catch a flight to nearby Birmingham.
Suppliers would calculate their unique water efficiency targets based on a common methodology that takes into account the diverse climatic, demographic and land-use characteristics of each agency's service area. The damage will continue to affect the state for years, the governor stated. The state's announcement also offered a sobering reminder of the effects of a drought that caused "the driest four-year statewide precipitation on record", from 2012 to 2015.
While the Masters is likely the most prestigious event in all of golf, it certainly doesn't have the strongest field - that distinction probably belongs to either the Players Championship (which invites most to all of the PGA Tour standard bearers) or the PGA Championship (which customarily invites everyone in the world's top 100).
Thirteen lots of Mylan's EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. of devices that failed to activate due to a defect in a supplier component. After Mylan bought the product in 2007 the drug company raised prices nearly 600 percent over the course of the next decade.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday he was uncertain if Mr. Trump had taken money from his trust and didn't answer a question about whether the president would make a disclosure if he did so. "Accordingly Eric Trump , Donald Trump Jr. and Allen Weisselberg are the sole decision makers for the organization". I talk to him a lot. It did not include any restrictions on when Trump could get the money.
Stephenson averages 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3 assists per game for his career. Stephenson left the Pacers to sign with the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 offseason. Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey will miss the next four to six weeks after straining his left patellar tendon in a game against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Brent crude oil rose 41 cents, or about 0.8 percent, to $52.83 a barrel by 1:33 p.m. EDT (1733 GMT), after hitting $53.10. United States gasoline inventories dropped by 3.75 million barrels last week, according to an Energy Information Administration report on Wednesday.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade praised House Intelligence Committee Chairman - and former Trump transition team member - Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his "unflappable" calm in the face of accusations that he has irreparably compromised the House investigation and calls for him to step down.
But the head of the Freedom Caucus, Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, insisted Sunday that progress on health care remained possible. And now he and his party have been dealt a stinging defeat on a signature campaign promise, a defeat that further weakens a president whose approval rating has hovered under 40 percent and humiliates Republicans who have pledged for seven long years to undo President Barack Obama's health care law.
Earlier Saturday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet was motivated only by his being a fan of Pirro's show. "Now I know that every man and woman in this conference is now motivated more than ever to step up our game and deliver on our promises".
The proposed settlement also requires the state to pay $895,000 to the plaintiffs who brought the 2016 lawsuit , to cover their litigation costs. Flint's water was tainted with lead for at least 18 months, starting in spring 2014. A federal judge will be given the new settlement on Tuesday for sign-off, according to AP. Federal Judge David Lawson singled out Governor Snyder for his willingness to settle.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to require cities applying for Department of Justice grants to certify their compliance with federal law, including Section 1373 of the U.S. "Such policies make their cities and states less safe, and put them at risk of losing valuable federal dollars". Travis County receives just over $50 million from both federal and state grants, according to estimates from Eckhardt's office.
In a separate development Tuesday, Israel's Shin Bet security agency said it had arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of diverting funds to militants. The Israeli military said the circumstances of the incident were being investigated, but that there was no immediate proof that classified data could be retrieved from the device, Press TV reported .