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Bill English Will Be New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

Bill English Will Be New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

English also faces a raft of problems, many of them persisting from the previous center-left Labour Party government. Apart from Bill English, the other two challengers for this prestigious role conceded on Thursday that English had secured majority support from the 58 National Party Colleagues in the Parliament.


Massive annual defense policy bill passes US Congress

Massive annual defense policy bill passes US Congress

A legislation providing for recognition of India as a major defence partner of the U.S. cleared the Congress on Thursday and now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's approval. Congressman George Holding, co-Chair of the House India Caucus, said the language in the NDAA will help promote greater military-to-military cooperation and increase opportunities for defence trade between the two nations.



John Kasich to Electoral College: Don't cast your vote for me

Trump, however, won enough states to garner 306 Electoral College votes, more than the 270 (out of 538) needed for him to be declared the victor. "One, it's not sure to me (Trump's) able to defend the nation", Suprun said, pointing out that "there's clearly some ties to Russian Federation that need to be examined".



Crude oil prices inch higher on Monday

Brent crude, the global benchmark, fell 0.5% to $54.69 per barrel on Tuesday and the US West Texas Intermediate lost 0.9% to $51.34 a barrel. The price of petrol is expected to rise 5-8 percent and that of diesel by 6-8 percent over the next 3-4 months after last week's decision by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) to cut crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day (mpbd), Crisil Research said on Tuesday.



In West Bank, Fatah vote shows politics an old man's game

UN High Commissioner for Human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has slammed as illegal a recent Israeli bill to legalize some 4,000 settler units in the occupied West Bank. Over the weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry was highly critical of Israel's settlement policy. "Our position has not changed: Israel will not attend the French conference, because it will push peace further away".