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by | May 19, 2017 | 21:06

Across the United Kingdom average earnings increased by 2.4% in the year to March, just 0.1% up on the previous month and below the latest CPI inflation rate of 2.7%. The jobless total fell by 53,000 to 1.54 million in the first three months of the year while the number in work rose by 122,000 to nearly 32 million, the highest total on record.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:32

Despite his remarks, Schäuble was overruled by his own chancellor who appeared with Macron just hours later to say they would be pressing ahead to run the eurozone as a single country rather than a group of 19, reports The Times . Of the 22 cabinet posts, 11 have been given to women, among them five-time Olympic fencing medalist Laura Flessel, who becomes minister of sport, and MEP Sylvie Goulard, the new defence minister.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:57

The White House has been notably mum since the latest bombshell report came out Tuesday afternoon, alleging Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into then-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:21

As loyalist soldiers advanced on Bouake on Sunday, the Military Chief of Staff General Sekou Toure issued a statement announcing the new offensive. In Bouake, soldiers broke up a gathering of young people, injuring four, said Charles Gnaore, a lawmaker for the town from the ruling Rally of the Republicans party.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:14

Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, who was dispatched to Beijing by new President Moon Jae-in on a mission to reopen contacts and seek a way out of the current impasse that has hit South Korean businesses hard.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:21

Turkey's official Anadolu news agency labeled the protesters Kurdish "supporters of terror". "These are not just average people at this", McCain said about the bodyguards. The meeting took place with a White House still responding to what a senior US official said was Trump's disclosure of classified information about an Islamic State terror threat involving laptop computers on aircraft.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:47

Moon said during a visit to the Defense Ministry in Seoul , Younhap News Agency reported . Haley said a plan is still in the works between the US, Japan, South Korea and China - North Korea's only major ostensible ally - to halt North Korea's progress on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:01

Critics have assailed Mr Trump for abruptly dismissing Mr Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. Schiff on Sunday said Trump "needs to come clean" about whether his claim was "yet another fabrication" or whether he did indeed record his conversations with Comey.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:07

Free webinar: Register now to learn about Closing the Gap between Government and IT with Army and Military Health System. "We vote for whoever looks kinder", said Amir, a 30-year-old photographer from Tehran. "We must all respect the vote of the people", Raisi said as he cast his ballot in southern Tehran . Iran was voting Friday in presidential elections that will determine whether the country will continue on the path of opening up to the West.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:52

The two-day Belt and Road Forum which is being attended by leaders from 29 countries, including Pakistan, has been boycotted by India due to sovereignty concerns over the Dollars 50 billion CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor), which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

by | May 19, 2017 | 20:38

In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment became the target of the biggest cyberattack in U.S. corporate history, linked to its release of North Korea satire " The Interview ". "We are talking about a possibility, not that this was done by North Korea", Choi told AP. On Monday, the U.N. Security Council said it was vital that North Korea show "sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions".The council demanded ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:58

In a written statement , Michael Lynk, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory under occupation, requested better and accessible health care, unrestrained family visits, and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention for Palestinian hunger strikers.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:50

Questions over the discussion come amid reports Mr Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Moscow. Mike Flynn resigned as national security advisor to Trump when it was discovered that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about a meeting he had with a Russian ambassador.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:45

Onlookers sat and watched the procession in deck chairs, while supporters of the monument waved Confederate flags. There were strong views from those watching the removal on both sides of the debate. He fought for civil rights. Mayor Mitch Landrieu took these photographs of the removal of the P.G.T. Beauregard statue and posted them on his verified Twitter page.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:54

Pyongyang has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of 2016, with the Security Council adopting two sanctions resolutions a year ago to ramp up pressure and deny leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programmes.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:47

U.S. -Iran relations have become more hostile than ever as the White House takes an aggressive posture toward Tehran over test-firing a ballistic missile that could raise tensions in the already chaotic region. The Trump administration's wavering of the most punitive sanctions that it imposed on Iran before the deal was struck could be its way of trying to embolden the Rouhani camp.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:19

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, disagreed and said an independent commission needs to be called in. According to a memo from former FBI Director James Comey, Trump asked him to cease investigating Flynn, which many are characterizing as an obstruction of justice.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:01

Democrats - and many Republicans - had been eager to hear from Comey after reports emerged this week that Trump may have urged the then-FBI director to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But Mueller's investigation joins ongoing probes of Russian influence by House and Senate committees, including the Senate Intelligence Committee, on which Sen.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:09

Trump fired Comey last week and wrote in a letter to the former director that he had told Trump on three separate occasions he was not under investigation. Democratic senators had been prepared to press Rosenstein Thursday to take the step of appointing a special prosecutor, but were left praising him instead before his closed-door briefing began.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:06

I feel very comfortable that justice has been served ". Manning's defense team is intent on protecting her. If the appeal is denied, she could be dishonourably discharged from the army, USA media say . Chelsea Manning leaves prison after sentence... It was a humiliating and degrading experience - one that altered my mind, body and spirit. She twice tried to commit suicide and faced long stretches of solitary confinement as well as denial of healthcare, Strangio said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:34

The Scottish Labour leader called on voters to "reject the extremes of both the SNP and the Tories" and instead to back her party to help bring about "progressive change" in the country. It may well be seen as a rebuke to pro-European Tories not to expect a more understanding hearing from her if she increases the Tory majority in the way opinion polls suggest she will.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:27

The bracelets are purchased through the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund , which helps pay for the memorial in Washington, D.C. that honors fallen officers. "The NMA is the place where the nation can go to remember our services and the men and women who have been killed in the course of their duty for their country".

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:23

Since becoming the World Cup 2022 host in 2010, Qatar has spent billions of dollars in city renovations such as a new airport, seaport and an underground train system. "We are deeply saddened that one of our workers recently passed away while off-duty". However, the Qatari government has denied claims there are higher instances of heart attacks among construction workers.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:57

Capping days of political drama in Washington , Mr Mueller's appointment came as Mr Trump fends off a stunning series of allegations including claims he shared United States secrets with Russian officials in the Oval Office. "Nothing will change by virtue of Director Comey's termination". On Tuesday evening, Graham told reporters he had an outstanding request out to Comey to testify in an open setting.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:52

An unpopular president who ascended to the job after Dilma Rousseff was impeached, Temer's legitimacy rested on his ability to unite Brazil's three dozen political parties. "There is no agreeing with payments for Eduardo Cunha", said Marcio de Freitas, a spokesman for President Temer said of the tape . JBS, which grew rapidly under 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule due largely to low-priced loans from Brazil's national development bank, on Thursday said in a statement that ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:40

Law enforcement sources told local media that Rojas tested negative for alcohol but positive for drugs, with some reports suggesting he was under the influence of a dissociative - causing feelings of detachment from reality - drug known as PCP.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:44

Mrs Bunting said: "These plans would build a brighter future for people in Newbury and West Berkshire and reverse Conservative cuts to our schools, hospitals and police". "The Liberal Democrats want you to have your choice over your future". It also says the Lib Dems would scrap the planned expansion of grammar schools and give local authorities "clear responsibility for local school places planning".

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:59

India demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence but Pakistan presented the Kulbhushan Jadhav case as a matter of national security and the ICJ's decision would not apply to "matters related to the national security of Pakistan".

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:17

Republicans on Capitol Hill hoped the same, reasoning that the appointment of a special counsel could free them to work on a major tax overhaul and other matters without constant distractions. Trump later said he had already chose to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing". He offered new justifications for his decision Thursday, even while referring to the Rosenstein memo as "a very, very strong recommendation".

by | May 19, 2017 | 19:24

Rouhani has shown himself powerless to effect any change in the regime's conduct and his only role is to mislead the West into thinking "moderates" are in charge. Most Iranians have yet to see the benefits of the nuclear deal. But sensitivity to allegations of fraud has risen since widespread unrest erupted over the disputed outcome of the 2009 presidential election in which dozens of people were killed and hundreds arrested, according to human rights groups.

by | May 19, 2017 | 17:49

Turkey's military operation in northern Syria was effectively limited by both the US and Russian Federation, and the whole affair was halted a while ago. Also hanging over the meeting will be Trump's business interests in Turkey. Beyond the crisis, both Turkey and the United States will look for elements of a "positive agenda", said the senior Turkish official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivities of the upcoming visit.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:24

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI director James Comey to end the investigation into ties between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation, according to a memo written by Comey. Despite initially opposing appointment of an independent counsel, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the development "helps assure people and the Justice Department that they're going to go do their jobs independently and thoroughly, which is what we've called for all ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:23

She said the order was one more example of US attempts to destabilize Venezuela's government, adding that Maduro strongly backs the Supreme Court magistrates who are "victims of USA imperial power". The protest in Caracas comes after a tumultuous 24 hours of looting and protests in the western state of Tachira that led the government to send in troop reinforcements.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:47

The administration of US President Donald Trump yesterday chose to stick by a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and continue waiving sanctions related to its atomic activities. Qasemi, echoing Iran's official stance, said Iran's ballistic missile program was no breach of the nuclear deal. Trump as a candidate vowed to renegotiate or tear up the nuclear deal.

by | May 19, 2017 | 18:26

A police statement read, "On 18/5/2017 at about 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri ". "One of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly". Abu Babati who is the president of the student union government of the university confirmed the attack.