• Over 500000 passports issued in the first half of 2017
Over 500000 passports issued in the first half of 2017

Since January 1st, 45,307 people living in Britain with an Irish background have applied, compared with 27,671 for the first six months of 2016, a rise of 57 per cent. Some 500,000 people in Northern Ireland are thought to have an Irish passport, and under the 1998 Belfast Agreement anyone living there may hold both British and Irish passports.

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  • Rep. Barbara Lee won't get her war vote after all
Rep. Barbara Lee won't get her war vote after all

Barbara Lee's (D - CA) amendment to the 2018 military spending bill, calling for the repeal of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) within eight months. It would have needed to survive several legislative hurdles to come. It has been broadly interpreted by presidents as authorization U.S. war declarations against materiall...

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  • Reliance Jio seeks end to interconnection charges, others want it doubled
Reliance Jio seeks end to interconnection charges, others want it doubled

Charges levied for interconnecting mobile calls dominate IUC issue. "Some operators said reduce the charges, some said increase them, some also requested to maintain it at current levels, " Trai chairman RS Sharma said in an interview. "There is practically nil cost in IP based networks - incumbent operators will launch VOLTE prior to the end of ...

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  • Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) Sees Volume Pop in Session
Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) Sees Volume Pop in Session

Equities research analysts forecast that Opko Health will post ($0.20) EPS for the current year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) EPS. Shares of Opko Health (OPK) opened at 6.25 on Wednesday. 5,262,329 shares of the company's stock traded hands. For the past 5 years, Opko Health, Inc .'s EPS growth has be...

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  • Trump to Nominate Mark Esper as Secretary of the Army
Trump to Nominate Mark Esper as Secretary of the Army

Esper, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, is now the vice president of government relations for Raytheon, a major defense contractor. He is the founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial and owner of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers. The president's nominee for Army under secretary, Lockheed Martin executi...

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  • US Navy Shows Off Laser In Persian Gulf
US Navy Shows Off Laser In Persian Gulf

Just $5 a month. The Navy is developing more powerful laser weapons that could ultimately target missiles. USA navy officials have said that primarily, the technique would be used to destroy small boats and aircrafts. Unlike a traditional gun, a laser never runs out of bullets given that it has an infinite magazine as long as it is connecte...

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  • Counting for presidential poll to be held today
Counting for presidential poll to be held today

The results for the race to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be out officially by 5 PM. Voting for the post of President took place on July 17 for which 32 polling stations, including the one at Parliament House, were set up in various states.

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  • Q2 Weather: Our pattern of hot days and evening storms continues
Q2 Weather: Our pattern of hot days and evening storms continues

Morning lows stay in the low-to-mid 70s with morning fog possible throughout most of the rest of the week . A shower or storm could cool you off in a spot or two Wednesday and Thursday . We'll see a break from the high heat for a couple of days. We should hit 100 degrees this weekend for the first times this year. Limit the amount of stre...

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  • Red Sox manager Farrell says protest denied on play vs Yanks
Red Sox manager Farrell says protest denied on play vs Yanks

The Sox were careful not to push Pomeranz too far past 100 pitches during his first 12 months with the club, but as well as he's been throwing lately, they seem to have lost that paranoia. "That's a good win". Then, with first and third and nobody out in the eighth, Toronto's Kevin Pillar hit a hard grounder to a drawn-in Pedroia, and the second ba...

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  • EXO return with new album, 'Ko Ko Bop' music video
EXO return with new album, 'Ko Ko Bop' music video

The album also rose to the top of 37 iTunes album charts, including in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Russian Federation. Today, SMTOWN released the music video for EXO's new single, but that's not all. This is the biggest iTunes achievement for any K-pop act. The song took the sixth spot on Mnet's music charts. The new album features s...

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  • Opposition slams govt on farmer crisis
Opposition slams govt on farmer crisis

Participating in a discussion on agrarian crisis in Lok Sabha, Scindia said: "Farmers are forced to throw tomatoes, onions, potatoes on road as they can not get (a good) price. Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that Congress tried to mislead farmers in case of Mandsaur issue. He said farmers suicides could be checked only by in...

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  • Democrats may have trouble taking back congress in 2018, poll finds
Democrats may have trouble taking back congress in 2018, poll finds

Republicans now hold a 24-seat advantage in the House, and Democrats have pointed to the spike in activism, Trump's unpopularity and voters' general preference for Democratic congressional candidates as evidence that the majority could be in play.

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  • Will reciprocate any new sanction: Rouhani
Will reciprocate any new sanction: Rouhani

The United States has bases in Qatar and Kuwait across the Gulf from Iran and the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based in nearby Bahrain. The Iranian president said Washington was pushing Iran to "abandon its commitments" and that the U.S. "We shall resist these", Iranian state television quoted Rohani as saying. "One of the plots of the Americans is to a...

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  • Gulf countries cut demands for Qatar, revoke deadlines
Gulf countries cut demands for Qatar, revoke deadlines

Le Drian said that France was very concerned about the ongoing Gulf crisis since it has started to impact the lives of so many people. Al Jubeir stressed that there are basic principles that all countries, including Qatar, must abide by, including stopping support to terrorism, extremism, incitement and spreading hatred through media, as well as ...

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  • MP demands salary hike amid serious debate in Parliament
MP demands salary hike amid serious debate in Parliament

It must be recalled that the issue of salary hike for Members of Parliament was raked even in November a year ago when the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament had made a recommendation to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

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  • Shark Spotted At J-Bay Halts Competition
Shark Spotted At J-Bay Halts Competition

It shows the great white shark circling underneath Fanning's surfboard. It wasn't until Fanning was recapping his performance that he saw actual footage of the Great White. Unfortunately, defending champion Fanning didn't come away with a win after the disruption, blaming his own errors and his competitor's return to his former glory for his stru...

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  • Trump Warns Mueller Against Probing Family Finances
Trump Warns Mueller Against Probing Family Finances

Rosenstein also declined to comment on whether he had reexamined the investigation while deliberating whether to fire Comey, nor would he say whether any Justice Department resources were devoted to the question of re-opening the investigation.

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  • Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ:SCSS) Earns News Impact Score of 0.01
Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ:SCSS) Earns News Impact Score of 0.01

Select Comfort Corporation now has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $29.42. BidaskClub raised shares of Select Comfort Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th.

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  • The Next Move In Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)
The Next Move In Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.52 on July 19, reaching $68.03. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, August 3 report. Valero Energy Corporation has a 30.24B market cap and its past year revenues were 81.72B.

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  • ASML Holding NV (ASML) Shares Up 5.2% on Better-Than-Expected Earnings
ASML Holding NV (ASML) Shares Up 5.2% on Better-Than-Expected Earnings

The Allstate Corporation has 8 buy ratings, 6 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -2.48% from its high of $90.74 to a $32.36 billion market value through last close. Institutional investors own 16.44% of the company's stock. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $88.31 and compares with the $66.55 52-week low.

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