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Britons cast ballots in election marred by terror attacks

David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said the FTSE 100 was down because dealers were concerned about the outcome of the UK general election: "If you take an average of the polls conducted, it points to a Conservative win but some investors have less confidence in the polls, in the wake of Brexit and President Trump".



UAE closes airspace to all flights to Qatar as Gulf crisis intensifies

Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt on Monday cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over accusations that the emirate is a champion of extremist groups in the region. The US president also spoke by telephone on Wednesday with Abu Dhabi's crown prince and stressed the importance of unity among Gulf Arab states, the White House said.


North Korea Fires Missiles, Slams Trump's 'Egotism'

North Korea Fires Missiles, Slams Trump's 'Egotism'

However, with fresh missile tests conducted by North Korea a day later, all major opposition parties in Seoul have called for complete installation at the earliest. Wonsan is located 146 kilometers (91 miles) east of capital Pyongyang and is on the Sea of Japan (East Sea). "North Korea fired multiple projectiles that appear to be short-range land-to-ship cruise missiles today morning off the east coast from the region of Wonsan", said a statement from the South Korean Office of Joint ...



Eurozone growth revised up to 2-year high

Elsewhere, Japanese stocks .N225 were the main laggards as investors lightened holdings after the key index hit a near-two year high last Friday in thin trading. It has been reported that Comey plans to testify to conversations in which U.S. President Donald Trump pressured him to drop his investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, who was sacked for failing to disclose conversations with Russian officials.



The iMac goes Pro

The 21.5-inch model can be configured up to 32GB of RAM, while the 27-inch can get up to 64 GB of RAM. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports will be available. The iMac Pro's hardware is already quite pricey before you factor in Apple's 5K display , design, and "Apple Tax", so those familiar with the company won't be shocked to learn that this new flagship Mac will start at $5,000 when it launches this December.



Legal experts say Trump comments inappropriate, maybe worse

On returning to the Oval Office, Trump went into a meeting with top advisers, including chief of staff Reince Priebus. Comey told the president he'd see what could be done. He stressed that according to Comey, Trump had said that he "hoped" for Flynn to be let go, and had not specifically ordered Comey to take that course.