Author: 0 Global Economic Growth Speeds Up a Bit

The report said the increased growth forecasted for China reflected stronger-than-expected policy support. The IMF expects the unemployment rate to improve to 10.6% this year (compared to 10.7% previously estimated) and to 10.1% next year.

Author: 0 Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

New York City's mayor and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are battling over a Justice Department statement accusing the city of being "soft on crime". California cities are mobilizing to fight the Trump administration's effort to strip federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities , which do not enforce federal immigration policy.

Business Trump administration, world financial officials clash over trade
Author: 0 Trump administration, world financial officials clash over trade

Anti-poverty activists said that the World Bank must expand its definition of poverty so more needy people around the world can be helped. In the IMF's global policy agenda its managing director Christine Lagarde said governments must act preemptively to create a more flexible workforce.

Author: 0 Ontario's New Fair Housing Plan Aims to Stabilize Heated Market

A spokeswoman for Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday a tax on non-resident speculators is one of the measures being considered. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the province to stop plans to impose a new foreign buyers tax and rent control.

Business It's over -- Facebook murder suspect kills himself
Author: 0 It's over -- Facebook murder suspect kills himself

A patrol trooper was not able to stop in time and slid into Stephens vehicle. "We haven't heard anything ... as of yet", DuCharme said, according to the New York Post . "We have a lot more to do here", Zuckerberg said. Facebook said it removed the video of the shooting 23 minutes after learning of it. Joy Lane expressed remorse for the family of Robert Godwin Sr., whose shooting death was shared on Facebook, as two of Godwin's daughters repeatedly told Lane she was not at fault for ...

Author: 0 US Won't Give Exxon Mobil Exception to Drill for Oil in Russian Federation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday in a brief statement that the administration "will not be issuing waivers to USA companies, including Exxon, authorizing drilling prohibited by current Russian sanctions". The Trump administration's decision likely will make it impossible for Exxon to drill in Russia's Black Sea waters before its agreement with Rosneft expires at the end of this year.

Author: 0 France's politicians are uniting against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen

But she could pull in support from supporters of far left Jean-Luc Melenchon who share her anger at the global financial system and the global elite. Over the past six years, Le Pen's rebranded "party of patriots " has gone from strength to strength, propelled by the kind of anti-globalisation, anti-establishment fury that drove Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's election in the United States.

Author: 0 Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote

Mathilde Jullien, 23, said she is convinced Macron will be able to win over Le Pen and become France's next president. Can Marine Le Pen win the French election? He showed us one of Le Pen's videos aimed squarely at millennials who face an unemployment rate stuck at almost 25 percent.

Author: 0 Pence Says US Will Honor Australia Refugee Deal Trump Called 'Dumb'

Pence passed along President Donald Trump's "very best regards" and thanked Turnbull for calling on Beijing to be more assertive in the worldwide effort to de-escalate Pyongyang's nuclear threat. It was in response to that threat that North Korea later on Saturday night issued a statement through its official news agency, threatening to attack Australia with nuclear missiles for "blindly and zealously toeing the USA line" on the rogue state.

Business Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'
Author: 0 Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Sweden's prosecution authority said on Tuesday it had revoked the arrest of a second, unidentified suspect in connection with the truck attack. "We will continue to investigate if Akilov had other people around him" who may have been accomplices, Ihrman said.

Author: 0 Trudeau defends Canada's dairy system against Trump protectionist charge

Schumer said he suggested including House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, in the discussion about how to address Canada's trade rules affecting us dairy farmers. "This irritated the Americans because they had this advantage for so many years and now they're facing a competitive group of farmers in Canada". Trudeau said he was not going to "over react" and that he planned to move the trade conversation forward "in a way that both protects our consumers and our agricultural ...

Author: 0 North Korea detains third American citizen

Experts said the North has previously used detained Americans as leverage to force the open negotiations with it. Yonhap said the man has been a professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology, just over the border in North Korea from China, and had been involved in aid work in the country.

Author: 0 Barker wins women's points race gold at Track Cycling Worlds

The 22-year-old Cardiff rider had to show all her composure and dig deep when Hammer claimed a second lap of the field on her own and Barker combined with Wild and Belgium's Lotte Kopecky to take her second lap 10 laps from the end and seal victory.

Business Centenary commemorations for Canadians who gave lives for peace in Europe
Author: 0 Centenary commemorations for Canadians who gave lives for peace in Europe

Their sacrifices left an indelible mark on our history, and spurred the emergence of a Canadian national consciousness. Backed by bands playing traditional songs that were likely to be heard on that early morning of April 9, 1917, members of the Calgary Highlanders, King's Own Calgary Regiment and Calgary-based 41 Canadian Brigade Group marched in honour of the more than 10,000 people killed in the crucial battle.

Author: 0 Application for Waiver From Russia Sanctions Must Be Denied - Congresswoman

The matter was complicated by the continuing congressional scrutiny of reports of Russian intervention in support of Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's role as Exxon Mobil's chief executive until the president nominated him for his current position.

Author: 0 What Ontario's new housing plan means for renters

Buyers will be required to give information about their residency, citizenship and permanent resident status, if they're buying the home for the benefit of anyone else, or, if the buyer is a corporation, about the ownership and control of the company.

Business Mexico Will Pay For Border Wall 'Eventually'
Author: 0 Mexico Will Pay For Border Wall 'Eventually'

Mulvaney downplayed the likelihood of a shutdown, simply saying that the White House wants funding for border security. The Trump administration has requested a $1 billion "down payment" from Congress to begin construction of the wall. "To think that he would consider shutting down the government of the United States of America over this outlandish proposal of a border wall". My base definitely wants the border wall, my base really wants it - you've been to numerous rallies.

Business French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election
Author: 0 French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

Far-right National Front leader Le Pen, 48, is best known for her anti-immigration rhetoric; she told supporters her first move as president would be to impose a temporary ban on legal immigration to France. The euro jumped 2 percent to more than $1.09 after the initial results were announced because Macron has vowed to reinforce France's commitments to the European Union and euro - and opinion polls give him a big lead heading into the second round.

Business Netflix could surpass 100 million subscribers by the end of this week
Author: 0 Netflix could surpass 100 million subscribers by the end of this week

Until recently, Netflix had competition in the United States only from Hulu, owned by major media companies like Disney, Comcast and Time Warner. "A bet on Netflix continues to be a bet on continued high growth, something which certainly isn't guaranteed", Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson said in an online note.

Business US pursues 3% growth via tax reforms, regulatory relief
Author: 0 US pursues 3% growth via tax reforms, regulatory relief

It was negotiated by the Obama administration but rejected by Trump nearly immediately after he took office in January. Skepticism over the benefits of free trade persists despite signs of economic improvement. Mnuchin reiterated that President Donald Trump administration was planning to bring the high corporate tax rates down and simplify tax codes for individuals.

Author: 0 Macron on the lead at French exit polls, Marine Le Pen follows

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the first round of French presidential election will be "very interesting", a contest that is widely acknowledged to be the most up-in-the-air and unpredictable in recent years. A French exit of either would be far worse than Britain's - it could spell death for the EU, the euro and the whole idea of European unity borne from the blood of World War II.

Author: 0 IS terrorists killed by US MOAB air strike in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has released footage of the dropping of a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) on an Islamic State group (ISIS) stronghold in Afghanistan . Why was now the right time to deploy the massive weapon? "If big bombs were the solution we would be the most secure place on earth today", he tweeted.

Author: 0 German Court Arrests Russian Suspect in Borussia Football Team Bus Bombing

On Friday, police in Germany arrested a 28-year-old known as Sergei V over last Tuesday's attack which damaged Borussia Dortmund's team bus and injured defender and Spanish global Marc Bartra. might have expected was still being calculated. The blasts shattered bus windows and Spanish global Marc Bartra, 26, broke his wrist, while a motorcycle police officer suffered inner ear damage from the blast.

Author: 0 150 feared killed in Taliban raid on Afghan military base

There are now about 8,400 USA troops and another 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in the country, and Nicholson and other US military officials have said several thousand more are needed to continue training and supporting Afghan forces.

Business The origins of 4/20, marijuana's high holiday
Author: 0 The origins of 4/20, marijuana's high holiday

They also believe organized crime won't be shut out of the marijuana market. Support for legalizing pot just keeps increasing in the United States. The Marist Poll also asked whether respondents support legalizing medical marijuana, and that number is higher: a whopping 83 percent in favor.

Author: 0 (Cycling) Blood, sweat and tears pay off for Malaysia's Pocket Rocket Man

It was their third world championship title in five years along with two silver medals, and the first time that New Zealand has won back-to-back track cycling world titles in the same event. Australia led by 0.412 seconds before the bell lap. "I'm really looking forward to the next four years". "It would've been not unexpected for them to come here a little bit reserved, a little bit reticent nearly, bearing in mind the level of public criticism there's been over British Cycling over recent ...

Business Air marshal leaves gun in airplane bathroom
Author: 0 Air marshal leaves gun in airplane bathroom

The air marshal in question, who is a new hire, failed to immediately report the incident to her supervisor and was back on another flight a few days later, according to the same report. But this isn't the first story of an official losing their weapon - in 2015, a federal air marshal left his gun in a bathroom stall at Newark Liberty International Airport, where it was later discovered by a janitor.

Author: 0 Georgia Democrat puts Donald Trump's popularity to the test in Congress vote

And Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, the conservative Republican tapped by Trump to dismantle Obamacare, represented the district for another dozen years. Mr Ossoff grew up in the district and says he will move back if he wins. Based on Tuesday's results, Ossoff's hopes of winning the June runoff are strong.

Author: 0 Trump Contradicts State Department On Iran Deal

Tillerson claimed that Tehran has been fueling various military conflicts in the Middle East, undermining USA interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Trump praises Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea" after North Korean state media warns the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike." U.S.

Author: 0 Trump's Flip-Flops On Economics Move Policies Toward The Status Quo

Other countries on the list are Japan , Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland. Treasury hasn't branded any nation a currency manipulator - a highly charged assertion - since the Clinton administration labeled China as such in 1994. Separately, the United States president has also commissioned a review of all the US's trade deals and barriers faced by its exporters with a view to finding out why the country has such an enormous trade deficit (2.7pc of GDP in 2016, which is large by trade ...

Author: 0 Security tight as France votes for new president

Security Council. Polls have consistently predicted that Macron and Le Pen will get past Sunday's first round vote, but conservative candidate Francois Fillon and Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon are hot on their heels. Voting took place amid heightened security in the first election under France's state of emergency, which has been in place since gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris in 2015.

Author: 0 Blue Jays place RHP Sanchez on 10-day DL with blister

The rotation is a strength for Toronto - Marcus Stroman is good, Aaron Sanchez is building off a very good 2016 and may be able to give the Jays 10-25 more innings this season than last and there's upside and experience in J.A. The Jays machine is not one that is built for small ball which does not bode well when the power outage strikes. Martinez (0-2) couldn't be touched at the start, and not always to his benefit.

Author: 0 IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5%. in 2017

Political and economic realities in the United States , Europe and China are all clouding the global fiscal outlook but countries should still press forward with nuanced tax and spending policies, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Impact of Ontario housing measures on market may be short-lived

The area, which stretches from the Niagara Region to Peterborough, Ont., is home to about 9 million people and is one of North America's fastest growing regions. Wynne says the plan will make buying or renting a home a fairer and more affordable process for residents in Ontario. "When young people can't afford their own apartment or can't even imagine owning their own home, we know we have a problem".

Business United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned
Author: 0 United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz's base salary, bonus and other compensation of past year was boosted by a stock grant valued at US$6.8 million that the company awarded to entice him to join the company in September 2015, according to a proxy filing yesterday by the Chicago-based carrier.

Business SoftBank, Snapdeal & Paytm: Takeaways from a cocktail of events
Author: 0 SoftBank, Snapdeal & Paytm: Takeaways from a cocktail of events

Disclosure: Paytm's parent company One97 is an investor in NDTV's Gadgets 360. Getting SoftBank on board as a large shareholder will help Paytm reduce the control of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, now its largest shareholder, and pre-empt possible government concerns about a Chinese company having a strong hold on Paytm .

Author: 0 Oil stable as OPEC says it is committed to rebalance markets

U.S. petrol stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5-million barrels, because of rising refining activity. US crude futures closed the day down 3.76 percent, trading at $50.44 per barrel and hovering only slightly above the key $50 level, while Brent crude futures dropped almost $2.30 to trade around $52.70 a barrel.

Business United says it is offering compensation to all passengers on flight
Author: 0 United says it is offering compensation to all passengers on flight

On Wednesday, his lawyers filed an emergency request with an IL court to make sure that United preserves evidence such as videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists and other materials related to United Flight 3411. A spokesperson confirmed that anyone who was on flight #3411 on Sunday from Louisville to Chicago "are receiving compensation for the cost of their tickets", reports The New York Post .

Business Wall St slips ahead of French election
Author: 0 Wall St slips ahead of French election

Major U.S. indexes have fallen for two straight weeks as worries about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his pro-growth promises raised some concern about stretched stock valuations. CSX Corp , up 5.6 per cent, was one of the best performers on the S&P 500 after the railroad reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit driven by rising freight volumes and said it plans to cut costs and boost profitability moving forward.

Author: 0 Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

Noah Vonleh's dunk got Portland within four at 110-106 with 1:29 left, but Curry answered with his 3-pointer sent fans streaming for the exits. Nurkic, traded to Portland on February 12 from the Denver Nuggets, was averaging 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 regular-season games with the Blazers.

Business Major power outages in San Francisco, New York
Author: 0 Major power outages in San Francisco, New York

City officials also say they will have traffic control officers at the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge so the evening commute doesn't turn into gridlock. The power outage, which was triggered by a fire in a PG&E utility substation, disruptedSan Francisco's normally bustling financial district, home to banks and technology companies.

Author: 0 Students stockpile eggs for annual Kiwanis event

Easter is coming up fast and the Oregon Park District is excited to offer two free events to celebrate. Participants were instructed to bring their own baskets, and that the rest would be provided to them. There will be three age groups this year. The seventh annual Twi-Light Egg Hunt will be held Thursday at Riverfront Park, located at 6 Elm Street in Conway.

Author: 0 Woman Reveals Pregnancy to Her Husband with a Unicorn Frappuccino

If the countless photos on your Instagram timeline hasn't already tipped you off, Starbucks has just released its new (and very photogenic) Unicorn Frappuccino. "My goal is to take healthy food and make it fun and exciting, brightening it up with a few (or many) pops of color". The drink will allegedly change its flavor from sweet to tart the more you mix it, and is supposed to change its color from purple to pink as you sip.

Business All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade -Carstens
Author: 0 All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade -Carstens

A communique from the IMF's steering body dropped the anti-protectionism pledge and adopted trade language from last month's G-20 meeting. Steven Mnuchin, attending his first global gathering as Trump's Treasury secretary, had defended the change in the G-20 communique by saying, "The historical language was not really relevant".

Author: 0 United Airlines won't fire anyone over manhandled passenger

United Airlines shares plummeted after the incident by 4.3%. As part of that, United will no longer use law enforcement to remove paid passengers from flights if they're not a security risk. "I'm sure there was lots of conjecture about me personally", said Mr Munoz, adding that he had the support of United's board. The head of United Airlines said no employees will lose their jobs in the wake of the passenger who was forcibly removed by aviation officers from a Chicago-to-Louisville ...

Business Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue
Author: 0 Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue

But weakness in crude prices has developed over the past two months on growing concerns about President Donald Trump's legislative push, the viability of OPEC's supply freeze agreement signed late previous year (with participation by non-OPEC producers like Russia) and evidence of building supply-demand imbalance with inventories bloated and US shale output ramping up .

Author: 0 Warriors' Kerr (illness) questionable for Game 3

According to the Prediction, the Warriors lead the series by winning their Game 3 on Saturday night over Blazers . The Oklahoma City Thunder once boasted a roster with Kevin Durant, James Harden , and Russell Westbrook , but their trophy cabinet still remains without any Larry O'Brian trophies-minus the Seattle SuperSonics years, of course.