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Iran becomes third largest oil exporter to India

However, high oil prices could hit consumption, the International Energy Agency (EIA) warned on Wednesday, lowering its global oil-demand growth forecast for 2018 to 1.4-million from 1.5-million barrels per day (bpd). Even though the energy minister of Saudi Arabia promises "oil market stability for the benefit of producers and consumers", he has been coy about providing specifics.

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Iran demands guarantees from Europe to stay in deal

China said it regrets the U.S. decision, saying the other countries in the agreement should "safeguard" the deal . The phrase originated during the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and is not specific to any anger about Trump or the nuclear deal.

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Bank of England maintains policy rate

Further weakening the appeal of Sterling was the BoE's accompanying growth forecasts for 2018, which saw its previous forecasts revised down from 1.8% to 1.4% in response to the disruption caused by the heavy snow in the first quarter. The prevailing sentiment is for the bank to leave its interest rate untouched at 0.5%, given how negative April's United Kingdom data releases were.

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Walmart to buy controlling stake in Flipkart for $16 billion

With this Flipkart deal, USA companies Amazon and Walmart will hold over 70% of the Indian ecommerce market share. E-commerce sales in India hit $21 billion a year ago according to market research company Forrester, and are expected to soar as its population of 1.25 billion people make greater use of internet access.

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Are Celtics (Not Sixers) Really The 'Process Worth Celebrating' In NBA?

The Celtics , who rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 in Game 2, can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season on Monday. Jaylen Brown scored twice in the final 24 seconds of regulation, including a go-ahead layup with 1.8 seconds remaining off a Philadelphia turnover, as Boston improbably pulled ahead 89-87.

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Joe Russo Confirms Character's Fate Following Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler)

Avengers: Infinity War receives the torch for highest opening weekend. With their recent acts towards Avengers: Infinity War , the Star Wars franchise has carried on their tradition of sending congratulatory letters to each other that was started in 1977.

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Apple doesn't care if you don't want the iPhone X

There was a lot of fear among smartphone suppliers this year, based mostly on the idea that Apple is relying too much on the iPhone, while ignoring its other products. Even as questions have swirled about iPhone demand, Apple continues to generate mountains of cash, and other businesses, such as services and wearable devices, are growing strongly.

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Mobile Signs Contract to Acquire Sprint for $26 Billion

Under the newly announced merger , Legere would serve as leader of the combined company. The deal is, of course, not finalised yet and still needs to win approval from United States regulators. Sprint was valued at $ 26 billion based on its last closing price , and T-Mobile was last valued at $55 billion. Sprint is controlled by Tokyo-based SoftBank Group Corp.

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Amazon Is Increasing the Price of Amazon Prime Memberships, Including Renewals

The price change will take effect for new members on May 11 and will apply to renewals starting June 16. The news follows a similar announcement back in January, which found the monthly version of the program increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 - a $24 increase .

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2nd-Gen Snapchat Spectacles Adds Waterproofing, Still Photos, & More For $150

An update will bring the feature to the first-gen Spectacles . The first-generation Spectacles were only available through Snap's Snapbot vending machines to start. For Android , that means a device running Android 4.4 or above, with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi Direct. Regardless of Spectacles' relative success or failure, analysts are expecting Snap to have a good 2018.

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Allen on release of tweets: Somebody knew what they were doing

The NFL Draft is just a matter of hours away, and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen could possibly be the first name called. The quarterback position is always going to be one of the most heavily-analyzed, and even in that context, it's hard to find one that has been more polarizing than Allen.

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Ten people killed in Toronto van attack

Eyewitness Diego DeMatos told CNN that one of the victims died in his arms. Minassian was a student at Seneca College in Toronto and was enrolled from 2011 to 2018. "Based on witness accounts, we have a vehicle that started north on Yonge Street from Finch and drove southbound at some point in times on sidewalks, at some point in times driving southbound in northbound lanes", Saunders said.

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Texas firefighter 'didn't hesitate' to pull passenger back into Southwest plane

A fan disk came apart inside the engine, cutting through the plane's hydraulic system and disabling all flight controls. Mackey said she and the child tried but failed to bring Riordan back in. "She was out of the plane". Texas rancher Tim McGinty, of Hillsboro, said Tuesday that he and Needum struggled to pull 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan back into the plane.

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Amazon is fastest growing marketplace in India, says Jeff Bezos

The company last year expanded Prime to Mexico, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg last year, in addition to the U.K., Germany, Austria, India, Japan, Italy, Spain, and France. This is the Amazon way, it is very long-term thinking with a fail-fast mentality. Talking about the losses, the company has lost over $3 billion past year where it was pumping in cash from the USA to fight off domestic rival Flipkart.

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Pelicans Win Thriller In Portland While Celtics And Raptors Roll At Home

He's a top fantasy option and it looks like the Raptors have a decent chance to roll fairly deep into the Eastern playoffs. In the second game, the Celtics followed suit, beating the Bucks 120-106 to go up 2-0 in their series. The Raptors lead by as much as 19 points during the game, which gassed Drake to add another Wizard to his trash talking repertoire. Wall's two free throws with 7:52 remaining in the game shrunk the deficit to just five before a 7-0 run from Toronto shut the door.

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Spurs aim to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Warriors

Instead, take the Warriors to cover the spread. The explanations behind the far-less-than-stellar play all season (which still resulted in 58 wins, third-best in the NBA ) were weird and ever-changing: the Warriors were both exhausted and conserving energy, confident and yet concerned.

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1 in 10 American Have Deleted Facebook: New Survey

Amid Zuckerberg's congressional declaration he asserted to be ignorant of what are known as "shadow profiles". While Mark Zuckerberg has dealt with the US Congress well, it does open the question as to what the future of the website will be.

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The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

Topping the list of concerns is how Cambridge Analytica accessed the accounts of 87 million users to help boost US President Donald Trump's presidential campaign. "Don't say we already do what GDPR requires", one passage from his cheat sheet reminded him. Seventeen percent deleted their Facebook app from their phone, 11% deleted from other devices, and 9% deleted their account altogether.

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Would you consider closing your Facebook after privacy breach?

The 33-year-old founder of the social media service showed up wearing a dark suit and tie , instead of his usual T-shirt. Eighty-seven percent of adults use Facebook or one of its products like photo-sharing app Instagram or chat app WhatsApp.

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Skaneateles school board approves 3.75-percent tax increase, advances security plans

Jaggers has two kids of his own in the school system. "I have a really good understanding of how schools work". The board unanimously agreed to put the evaluation on the next meeting's agenda. A tax increase of 2.27 percent will be necessary to balance the budget. Following outrage from parents after a three-month silence from district officials after word got out about a kill list written by a student, West Parry School District's superintendent is leaving his post.