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by | May 17, 2017 | 11:19

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, speaking at a press conference in London on Thursday, said the impact of Brexit would contribute to a dramatic drop in payments this year and that average workers would lose hundreds of pounds in wages.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:05

Mr Schumer said the nominee for FBI Director should not be a "partisan politician", and should have a willingness to stand up to possible pressure from the Trump administration. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, proposed the idea after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:47

So Anna Jarvis wanted to start Mother's Day to honor her mother , and did so at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, W. Va., in 1908. A mom's number-one priority is knowing the people she loves are safe, sound and healthy. No, as Americans pause today for an annual celebration of mothers and their countless sacrifices, we take this opportunity to provide a reminder of what Mom really wants: Time.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:42

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the U.S. and its global partners will "tighten the screws" on the North Korean regime. After three failures, it was the first successful test of an intermediate-range missile capable of reaching the island of Guam, where the US has a major bomber base.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:55

Moon Jae-in's advocacy of engagement with North Korea has appeared to contrast with the approach of the United States, South Korea's main ally, which has been seeking to step up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs through further isolation and sanctions.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:23

Cardinal George Pell has slammed allegations made about him in a new book, describing it as "character assassination" and an "interference with the course of justice". The Office of Public Prosecutions first reviewed the initial brief of evidence past year without making a recommendation on whether or not charges should be laid.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:31

Mr Serwotka added: "As a government, they have introduced the most anti-trade union laws for decades and put justice out of reach for ordinary workers by introducing fees for employment tribunals". -Reforms to the Equalities Act to extend protections from mental health discrimination. He said: "This new "right" to a year's unpaid leave will not help people in an age of already squeezed living standards and rising costs".

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:36

But, he added, the U.S. knew the Assad government still had chemical weapons in its arsenal - which they used again this spring, prompting President Trump to bomb a Syrian military airfield. In an interview with Medium released on Monday, the Democrat said: "The hardest issue that I dealt with was always sending our young men and women into harm's way, our troops".

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:00

Investors also kept a close eye on USA crude stockpile data, which is scheduled for release by the Energy Information Administration Wednesday. "We want to start to see inventories fall". The Saudi-Russia announcement on Monday will probably extend a price rebound that began last week, though the rally is "modest" compared with the increase that came after the OPEC cuts were first announced late past year, Goldman Sachs analysts including Damien Courvalin said in a report.

by | May 17, 2017 | 12:06

America and South Korea led calls for fresh sanctions after Kim tested a newly developed Hwasong-12 ballistic missile on Sunday, which the dictator claimed was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the US. Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes". The missile flew as far as 489 miles and landed roughly 60 miles away from the coast of Russia's Vladivostok region.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:43

The issues raised in letter specifically points out the issuance of permanent residence certificates to non-residents, allotment of land to retired Indian army personnel, issuance of land to non-Kashmiris, and the establishment of separate townships for Kashmiri pundits and settlement of West Pakistan refugees in violation of United Nations resolutions.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:44

The dispute could ignite more fighting between the two key US allies in the battle against the Islamic State group as Syrian Kurdish forces gear up for a major operation to drive the militants from their declared capital, Raqqa. But those assurances did little to allay Turkish concerns, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warning the decision would hurt Washington. Mattis acknowledged Turkey's concerns that weapons could end up in the hands of the Kurdish militants in Turkey, ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:22

Comey allegedly wrote the memo and others as "part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation", per Times reporter Michael Schmidt. And the administration is still reeling from Trump's abrupt firing of Comey. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over last week after Comey was sacked, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that, "There has been no effort to impede ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:25

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber (pictured Monday) announced Tuesday that officer Roy Oliver had been fired . "The Balch Springs Police Department, regardless of how this whole thing turns out, we are here to serve this community", Haber said .

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:34

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Trump was still seeking to assess whether relocating the embassy would help or harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace. -Russia relationship ". Those cautioning against the embassy move warn that such a decision could trigger uproar in the Palestinian territories and across the Arab world and add another obstacle in the already-complicated path to peace.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:27

None of that explains why the White House was reaching out to the CIA and National Security Agency to let them know what the president had revealed. Some Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials warned that, depending on what exactly Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the lives of those gathering the intel provided by Israel to the USA may now be at risk.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:37

He described the candidates being considered for the post as "outstanding people", "very well-known", and of the "highest level". Former top federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, who received a phone call from US President Donald Trump just two days before he was sacked, said he "was done with" the American leader and did him a favour by not returning his call.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:37

As the Pakistan Army continued its unprovoked ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LoC), the Congress on Sunday continued to push its agenda for a dialogue between the two hostile neighbours. The situation along LoC worsened since the beginning of this month after Indian army said Pakistani troopers crossed the LoC and carried out beheadings of two Indian troopers.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:38

A South Korean government minister has said North Korea's missile program is progressing faster than expected, just hours after the UN Security Council demanded the reclusive country to halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The statement also condemned an April 28 ballistic missile launch by Pyongyang. It was sacked from a test site in Kusong, North Korea, and uses liquid fuel, according to ABC.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:26

Authorities have said there is no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. The FBI has been investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign. The South Carolina Republican sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Trump, former Rep.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:00

Todd also asked whether Comey's firing shakes his own "concern about how much independence the president will give you". The associate who described the memo said Comey is willing to testify but wants to do it in public to ensure a full airing of events.

by | May 17, 2017 | 11:21

Barnier spoke at an annual conference in Florence on the " state of the union ", an event that took on added drama this year following the Brexit vote and the looming French elections, pitting the anti-EU Marine Le Pen against the pro-EU Emmanuel Macron.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:37

President Donald Trump claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so. McMaster did not confirm or deny that Trump had shared classified information; or that said information was given to the U.S.by an intelligence partner; or that Trump had disclosed the location where that intelligence was gathered.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:19

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said the White House must "clear the air" about whether there are any taped conversations. "If there are tapes, the president should turn them over, immediately, of course". and secondly his credibility has been destroyed". The White House had no immediate comment . But Donald Trump then did an interview with Lester Holt in which he rejected his own cover story and admitted that yes, he had in fact meant to fire FBI Director Comey because he ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:18

Hamilton's second win in five races this season cut Vettel's lead from 13 points to six heading into the Monaco GP. Find us on Facebook too! "He was respectful, and still that respect stayed the same, but I think you could sense he was angry".

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:52

Separately, a reported comment by a USA official helping prepare Trump's visit also led to Israeli criticism, with the official allegedly telling Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall was part of the occupied West Bank. Many Israelis expected the Trump visit would bolster Israel's position on Jerusalem and the peace talks. The Israeli leader argued that keeping the embassy where it is in Tel Aviv is actually a detriment to peace, and empowers the Islamic totalitarians who seek to ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:32

Before Ghalibaf dropped out , Foad Izadi, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Tehran , said the election was likely to go to a run-off because Rouhani was probably "well below" 50 percent. The two candidates were the top conservative challengers to President Hassan Rouhani , a pragmatist whose government negotiated a 2015 deal with world powers to rein in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting global sanctions.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:38

At the current seat count - 43 Liberals, 41 NDP and three Greens - Horgan suggested there is a clear mandate for change of leadership. The results aren't 100% official, however, as the final count, which includes absentee votes, are tallied between May 22nd and May 24th.

by | May 17, 2017 | 10:07

President Trump chose Liberty University for his first commencement speech as president. Trump's address was short on scripture but cast the president as a defender of the Christian faith - a mantle he assumed throughout the campaign.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:53

In the 72 hours since that Trump tweet, the White House has provided absolutely zero guidance as to whether it was meant in jest or is, in fact, a reflection of what Trump is actually doing. The FBI Agents Association has endorsed former Republican congressman Mike Rogers, an ex-FBI agent who led the House intelligence committee and had collegial relationships with his Democratic counterparts.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:19

The inclusive tone of China's Belt and Road push stands in stark contrast to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, a regional trade pact involving Pacific Rim countries but excluding China.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:53

DART announced that all Orange Line trains aren't serving North Lake College Station at this time due to police activity. Local news showed video footage of students running out of school buildings, located about 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown Dallas, at about 11:30 a.m., as police swarmed the campus.

by | May 17, 2017 | 09:09

Cyber experts are studying similarities between the computer code used in the WannaCry attack with malware distributed by Lazarus, a hacking group behind attacks on Sony Pictures in 2014 that was blamed on North Korea. On an online messenger system, Choi told Reuters , " He said he and his colleagues were running tests for ransomware attacks". In a show of force, the United States sent an aircraft carrier strike group, led by the Carl Vinson, to waters off the Korean peninsula to conduct ...

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:48

While the meeting itself was controversial given the timing (Trump insists it was previously scheduled) and the manner in which the United States media was kept out (the official Russian media was given access), the Post story, citing officials and unofficial sources as saying Trump briefed the Russians using classified information, convulsed the USA capital already leery of the President's lack of governing and administrative experience, and suspicion about his ties to Moscow.

by | May 17, 2017 | 08:06

Here's the extent of Trump's "position", which came in the form of a tweet last Friday morning: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "The fact that they had a private conversation in which the president, by his own admission, was discussing the future of Director Comey in that job and the president brings up whether he's under investigation?" "You can't be cute about tapes".