United Kingdom economy slowdown deepens in first quarter

United Kingdom economy slowdown deepens in first quarter The official inflation figure is now 2.7% and is running above wage increases meaning that people are seeing a fall in disposable income. As services make up 80 per cent of the economy this has profound implications for wider growth . Net immigration was just from EU8 countries - a bloc which includes eastern European states such as Poland and Romania - stood at just 5,000 people, which is the ... [Full Article...]

Linked militants besiege Philippine city

They freed more than 100 prisoners and took a priest and churchgoers hostage at the city's cathedral. Villegas called on government forces to prioritize the hostages' safety while ensuring the law is upheld. "We want to finish this problem as soon as possible". Although much of the city is sealed off, disturbing details were trickling out. Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philipp... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Met With Donald Trump

Pope Francis Met With Donald Trump Hmmm, or how did Pope Francis look with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto? The books and the granite were a nod to Pope Francis' 2015 address to Congress, in which he praised King's civil rights legacy, the White House said . Melania wore a black coloured suit on her arrival to the country, which resembled dresses that Saudi women and female residents wear. But foreigners don't have... [Full Article...]

Former senator Joe Lieberman said to lead pack for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Lieberman, who ran as Al Gore's vice presidential candidate in 2000, visited Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the position, according to the Associated Press . "I think it'd be a big mistake to nominate Joe Lieberman ", Booker told reporters outside Newark International Liberty Airport after a rally for workers. [Full Article...]

Barra parents pay tribute to their "vivacious" girl after Manchester Attack

Barra parents pay tribute to their Eilidh and Laura were pupils at Castlebay Community School , and their head teacher said the horrifying incident has left everyone in shock. She said: "I know we will all want to send our love and thoughts to Eilidh's mum and dad, and all of her family and friends, at this terrible time for them". [Full Article...]

Iran elections: Pro-Rouhani reformists in Tehran power sweep

A supporter of newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds a placard bearing a portrait of him as she takes to the streets to celebrate his victory in downtown Tehran on May 20 , 2017. However, he was suddenly faced with a serious challenge of Raisi, who is a protégé of Supreme leader Ali Khamenei. And it delivers a setback to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the powerful security... [Full Article...]

Salman Abedi may have built other explosives

The Prime Minister said she would raise the leaks with US President Donald Trump in the margins of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, stressing that the "special relationship" was based on trust. Former Metropolitan Police officer, David Videcette, who helped investigate the tube bombings said it was likely Abedi had spent many months overseas practising how to assemble a... [Full Article...]

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

Support for massive U.S. military spending is a bi-partisan tradition in American politics, as the War Resisters League (WRL), a longstanding United States anti-war organization, points out in their annual analysis of the USA military budget. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

He did not name any of the countries. The president also said evidence of Iranian interference - soldiers, money, weapons - is visible throughout the Middle East. Turning to the prime minister, who joined him for the speech, Trump said, " Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". Wearing a black skullcap, Trump walked slowly toward the wall and pressed his right hand flat against the stone for about... [Full Article...]

'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader Mr Trump's hand lingered for an agonising moment before he opted to close the gap and briefly place it on the First Lady's backside instead. "Not with Donald J. In introductory remarks, Netanyahu voiced hope that Trump's efforts would help forge peace with Arab states, which, he said, shared with Israel a common concern about Iran. [Full Article...]

Terrorism to take centre stage when Trudeau meets with NATO, G7

So far, Trump appears on track to delivering those assurances. It is unclear what NATO's function will be, but it is not likely to be in combat. "I said it was obsolete ". "I think (NATO chief) Secretary stoltenberg feels that would be an important step for them to take". You need to make sure you're doing your share for your own security as well, ' " Tillerson said. [Full Article...]

Republican Montana Congressional candidate in Fight with polls and body slamming repprter

Republican Montana Congressional candidate in Fight with polls and body slamming repprter Democrats haven't held Montana's lone House seat in nearly two decades, but in the wake of surprisingly competitive special elections, political operatives across the country have poured money and time into the Montana special election. [Full Article...]

Melania again appears to refuse Donald Trump's attempted hand-hold in Rome

Nor did he mention settlements, the crux of the problem between Israel and Palestinians, or occupation for that matter. In a joint news conference, the Palestinian president said: "Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967 - the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem , living alongside the state of Israel in... [Full Article...]

'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, while America slept, President Donald Trump was at Vatican City meeting with Pope Francis. Pope Francis has been one of Donald Trump's fiercest critics since the new president took office on 20 January, so when the pair met today at the Vatican there was always a possibility that the atmosphere might sour. [Full Article...]

Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena

Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena The letter, sent Monday by Flynn's legal team to the Senate Intelligence committee, lays out the case for Flynn to invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and his decision not to produce documents in response to a congressional subpoena. [Full Article...]

French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

Also criticised has been security firm Sophos, which prior to the Wannacry outbreak had a microsite featuring the headline 'The NHS is totally protected with Sophos, ' which clearly did not happen given the prominence of NHS Wannacry shutdowns specifically because of the Wannacry attack. [Full Article...]

Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

But despite the pope looking initially grim-faced, both men ended up mostly all smiles, relaxed and even jovial. He entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace and, after a long ceremonial walk past frescoed corridors, shook the Pope's hand at the entrance to the private study, which the frugal pontiff uses only for official occasions. [Full Article...]

Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang

Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang North Korea's Foreign Ministry rejected the statement, saying it called into question the country's nuclear deterrence for self-defense purposes. Moon had demanded that the new government be allowed to make the decision on THAAD , but the Park government rushed the deployment in before the election. [Full Article...]

Democrats demand Deutsche Bank disclose information on Trump and Russia

Democrats demand Deutsche Bank disclose information on Trump and Russia The lawmakers also asked for due-diligence documentation and details of assets and guarantees backing the loans to Mr. Trump. Renee Calabro, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank , declined Reuter's request for comment. The bank lent more than $300 million to Mr. Trump-affiliated entities, disclosures show. The same group of Democrats called for an inquiry into the Department of Justice's investiga... [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents Flynn downplayed his dinner with Putin during his security check, telling investigators that during his foreign trips he "had only unsubstantial contact with foreign nationals". Rep. Adam Schiff , a California Democrat, also said investigators are seeking any audio recordings maintained by President Donald Trump of his private meetings in the White House and any memos maintained by Director of ... [Full Article...]

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