Iran Has No Plan to Join Oil Output Freeze: CBI Chief

However the talks were derailed in the morning after Saudi Arabia said it wanted all OPEC members to participate in the talks, causing a spike in tensions with arch-rival Iran.Altogether 23 countries, both within and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), sent their delegates to the Qatari capital for the “Oil-Producing Countries Ministerial Meeting”.Prices dropped briefly to under $30 a barrel, a 12-year low, in January, but have climbed to the mid-$40s this week, boosted in part by market speculation about the Qatar meeting. Even if officials reach a deal, Iran’s production and oil from other sources, like the US, could keep prices down.Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi arrives to a meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers, in Doha, Qatar April 17, 2016. Analysts had expected a deal to freeze production, and its failure to materialize suggests that geopolitical rivalries will continue to stymie efforts to reverse a historic price collapse that has lasted nearly two years.Talks to freeze oil production at January levels stalled, with participants saying they needed more time to work on any deal.

NBA history in reach for Golden State Warriors

Like the Los Angeles Lakers, for Kobe Bryant reasons.Golden State takes this one, but not by much. “Meet the Warriors” curiously subdued 2-point crew.Wednesday’s game will tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena. You may be wondering who the team is that had an even higher average spread than both this year’s Warriors and the “96 Bulls – that was none other than the 1997 Bulls“. Obviously the Warriors are the favorites to win, with the UK-based online odds maker posting in favor of Golden State, while the Grizzlies are major underdogs. Curry had 38 points, but was only 9 of 27 from the field. “Even at the beginning of this year, even when we started 24-0, it was kind of: ‘Well, maybe we can do it”. It took a 36-19 fourth quarter for the Warriors to finally pull out a 121-112 victory. The Grizzlies also blew a chance to beat the Warriors Saturday when them lost 100-99 on a foul that should have been called.

Official upbeat about realization of China ‘ s growth goal

However, the figure was in line with market expectations and remained within the government’s targeted range of between 6.5 and 7 percent for 2016. In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo, a child eats ice cream as he is pushed past a vehicle advertisement in Beijing.The statistics bureau also revised the on-quarter growth of the nation’s gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of a year ago to 1.5% from an initial estimate of 1.6%.China’s economy grew 6.7% in the first quarter.But carefully targeted stimulus helped to prevent it from slowing even further, analysts said, raising hopes that growth may be stabilizing.

Nadal beats Bedene to reach 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic lost only his second match of the season as he fell to Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to exit the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.”Happens so many times in my career that I lose a match – it’s not the first time”.Djokovic had tightened his iron grip on the sport in recent months, winning nine of his last 10 tournaments, with the only blemish coming when he was forced to retire against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai due to an eye problem.Djokovic was out of sorts throughout but Vesely more than played his part, losing just two points on serve in the opening set and then hitting back in the decider after losing the last four games of the second set.

Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United are still bigger than Spurs

One such agency is Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports who, according to The Sun, are keen to tie Rashford down to a contract.PSG will be able to pay the axed Chelsea manager’s £15million-a-year salary, and Mourinho has become increasingly agitated over the Red Devils’ dithering over whether or not to sack Louis van Gaal in the summer.Rashford’s contract with Manchester United will end in the next 14 months and once that happens, he will be free to join any club for free. “He is scoring so many goals and important goals”, Van Gaal said.

MPs Address Attawapiskat Crisis in House of Commons

Aboriginals make up about 4 percent of Canada’s population.The House of Commons held an emergency debate Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Attawapiskat.”It is completely unacceptable in a country as rich in resources as Canada that young people should get to the point that their life seems worthless and that they would want to end it”, she said in parliament.Canada’s new Liberal government said last month it would spend an extra C$8.37 billion (RM25.33 billion) over five years to help the aboriginal population deal with dire living conditions.

George Clooney: ‘There is an obscene amount of money in USA politics’

Clooney hosted a $33,000 a plate fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund in San Francisco Friday night, where the proceeds would be split among Clinton’s primary campaign coffers, the Democratic National Committee’s own treasure chests, and various state Democratic parties.”I think it’s an obscene amount of money, ‘ Clooney told NBC News” Meet the Press on Sunday.”Yes, I think it’s an obscene amount of money”, the actor admitted on air. “They’re absolutely right. It’s an obscene amount of money”.The lucrative event Friday drew a number of pro-Sanders demonstrators, who Clooney said called him a “corporate shill” and ripped into some of his film choices. “It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics, I agree”, Clooney added.

Trump faces Republican backlash for Lewandowski battery charge

I also know, and like, and respect Michelle Fields and have worked with her, here at Fox, but this is not a criminal event.For example, yesterday I was watching a news anchor on CNN talk about Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who has been charged with battery for grabbing by the arm and yanking a reporter.Lewandowski emphatically denied ever touching Fields, and Trump himself implied Fields made it up, but Jupiter, Florida, police filed battery charges against Lewandowski on Tuesday. The charge was accompanied with the release of a security camera video of the incident. The video of the interview went viral.Fields – who waited three days to file her complaint with cops – insisted she has been consistent.

Medical marijuana bill nears Pennsylvania governor’s desk

The medical marijuana bill states that patients can use marijuana in in pill, oil, liquid, topical (gel) form, vaporization treatment, and ointment, and may only be dispensed as such.Under the bill, patients would be issued identification cards that would allow them to access medical marijuana from one of 150 dispensaries across the state. The legislation now heads to Gov. Tom Wolf, who has said he will sign it into law.Folmer exasperated some supporters in recent days – keeping them in fear their hopes would somehow be crushed – as he insisted on assorted technical tweaks that once again sent the bill House, where Baker and a few other influential members oppose it. Some parents say they anxious the next seizure could be lethal and had traveled countless times to the Capitol to press their case.Campaign for Compassion is a group of mostly mothers lobbying for the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Cruz accuses Trump of threatening delegates

Donald Trump has claimed that the Republican party’s rules have been deliberately “stacked against” him as part of an establishment scheme to stop him winning the presidential nomination.But the Cruz camp said it merely out-organized Trump on the ground in Colorado, where the delegates were chosen.”Nomination process known for a year + beyond. Give us all a break”, he wrote on Twitter. But Trump insisted it wasn’t his fault and called the Texas senator’s win the latest in a series of political “shenanigans”.Trump’s comments, which were made during a special CNN town hall in New York City, were in reference to Trump’s recent loss in Colorado to fellow candidate Ted Cruz.