Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

Assuming both users have Apple Pay accounts , this feature could make Apple Pay even more convenient than Venmo. These payments are frequently referred to as peer-to-peer payments. Apple is partnering with prepaid payment card company Green Dot on the virtual Apple Pay Cash card, viewed by some as a stepping stone to the creation of a full bank-like payment service. [Full Article...]

Global economy set to grow at its 'fastest in six years'

Global economy set to grow at its 'fastest in six years' United Kingdom economic growth will slow sharply next year before Britain leaves the European Union in 2019 without a trade deal, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It warned that its less affluent regions, which mainly export manufacturing and agricultural products, are exposed to the risk of global protectionism, which could lower incomes and raise inequality... [Full Article...]

Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Coats responded in a similar vein. "I'm not going to discuss the specifics of conversations with the president of the United States", Rogers told Warner. It has been reported Trump asked two of the witnesses to publicly state there was no evidence that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election. [Full Article...]

TriMet attacker's family expresses sympathy to victims

TriMet attacker's family expresses sympathy to victims Best, 53, died on the train and Namkai-Meche died at the hospital a short time later. As a shoving match ensued, the documents say Christian stabbed first Fletcher, then Namkai-Meche. Christian has three prior felonies. He said one of the men on the train kept resisting him, despite his threats. In the patrol auto, Christian can be heard on surveillance video saying he stabbed three people i... [Full Article...]

Shooting incident at Iran parliament

Shooting incident at Iran parliament Soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber and other assailants targeted the shrine located just outside the capital, Tehran , according to Iran's official state broadcaster. "There were three attackers armed with two Kalashnikov rifles and one colt pistol", MP Elyas Hazrati was quoted as saying. Security staff were locked in a shootout with up to four men in the Tehran government... [Full Article...]

Police name two London attackers

Butt, 27, was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan, while Redouane, 31 claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said questions would need to be asked about what the police knew of Butt but he told BBC1's Breakfast: "The responsibility for the attacks on Saturday night lies with the terrorists". [Full Article...]

UAE bans expressions of sympathy towards Qatar

UAE bans expressions of sympathy towards Qatar However, Qatar Airways said flights we operating as "normal". Qatar says it was facing a campaign of lies and fabrications aimed at putting the Gulf Arab state under guardianship, after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with it. [Full Article...]

Raw: Iranian Parliament Members During Attack

Raw: Iranian Parliament Members During Attack According to information available at this point one person was killed and five others injured in the incident. A picture from semi-official Fars news agency shows a man lowering a young boy from a window of the parliament building onto the street as another man holding a gun watches over them from another window. [Full Article...]

UK police release people arrested after London attack without charge

Police had already named Butt and Redouane, a 30-year-old who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. TWO of the London Bridge terrorists have been named by Scotland Yard as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . "MSM is working hard to sell it!" Khan added that he wants to "reassure all Londoners, and all our visitors, not to be alarmed". The three assailants were shot dead by police. [Full Article...]

5-star Elite 11 QB Justin Fields decommits from Penn State

5-star Elite 11 QB Justin Fields decommits from Penn State Fields - the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and No. 6 overall player in the country, per 247 Sports - re-opened his recruitment on Tuesday night with a statement on Twitter. Fields is considered virtually a flawless fit for offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead's system. Time will obviously tell to see where Justin Fields lands. [Full Article...]

Indian equities jittery ahead of RBI policy meet outcome

Indian equities jittery ahead of RBI policy meet outcome Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 15.10 points or 0.16% at 9,652.25 with 33 components gaining. The RBI also projects inflation in 2-3.5 per cent range for the first half of 2017-18 and 3.5-4.5 per cent for the second half. Back home, out of the 30-share Sensex pack, 24 scrips ended lower while only six closed higher. The 30-share index, which had lost 118.93 points in the previous se... [Full Article...]

Paytm boss Vijay Shekhar Sharma to buy Rs 82 crore Lutyens' home

Paytm boss Vijay Shekhar Sharma to buy Rs 82 crore Lutyens' home When he moves into the property , Sharma's neighbours in the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone will include the Jains of Times of India Group, as well as the Hindujas, the Mittals, the Goenkas and several other diplomats. According to Harun India rich list, Sharma's wealth had surged about 162% last year, making him the richest entrepreneur under 40 years. The influential cluster covers about 3,000 acre... [Full Article...]

Net widens in search for accomplices in London Bridge attack

Six women and four men arrested by police after the attack are still being questioned, police said. Spain's foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, says his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, has promised to accelerate efforts to identify victims in Saturday's attack that killed seven people and injured dozens more . [Full Article...]

OPEC extends oil output curbs but glut fears persist

This could lead the USD higher (we forecast EUR/USD at 1.09 in 3M), a further deterioration of the recent financial stress in China and the global business cycle beginning to turn lower in the coming months. The sharp rise in the United States shale gas pushed up global crude stocks to record highs and kept prices subdued. According to the ministry, oil prices slightly above $40 per barrel b... [Full Article...]

Australia Keeps Interest Rate At Record Low

Australia Keeps Interest Rate At Record Low Some had predicted the first current account surplus in more than 40 years after the strong commodity price performance at the start of the year. The bank acknowledged "quarter-to-quarter variation in growth figures" that did not have a negative impact on its forecast. [Full Article...]

N.Korea rejects S.Korea group's offer for malaria help

Mattis said Washington is encouraged by Beijing's efforts to restrain Pyongyang, but said the U.S. will not accept China's militarization of islands in the South China Sea . "We must stand shoulder to shoulder to intensify pressure on North Korea". "For me, the troubling thing is I don't know what the strategic plan of the United States is", Cohen added. [Full Article...]

Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Apple noted the growing popularity of wireless home audio and smart speakers, but made the point that current offerings are lacking. At Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose , Phil Schiller, one of its marketing executives, said: "I..." HomePod capped a keynote presentation that included updates to Apple's iPad and Mac laptop lines, and upgraded operating software enabling ... [Full Article...]

Police make more arrests over London terror attack

A parliamentary election takes place on Thursday and May's spokeswoman said the government was working closely with police on security for the vote. Under the law, British officials have a wide range of new authorities, such as the power to legally collect and store the browsing histories of all citizens, though implementation of some key provisions have been put on hold as companies figure out ... [Full Article...]

Trump's fight with London mayor baffles his critics

Trump's fight with London mayor baffles his critics Mainstream outlets and British officials criticized him for taking Khan's comments out of context , as well as accusations of racism as Khan is a practicing Muslim. The 46-year-old mayor, who assumed office in May 2016 after serving in Parliament, generally praised the "special relationship" between the United States and Britain. [Full Article...]

OPEC and other nations set to extend output cuts

OPEC and other nations set to extend output cuts The IEA calculates the cartel earned nearly $75 million extra a day in the first quarter of this year than in the last quarter of 2016, despite collectively cutting output to 31.9 million barrels a day from 33.3 million. The extension means cuts will continue until March 2018. "We support the extension of production cuts agreement that was agreed upon previous year for another six months", Moham... [Full Article...]

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