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Author: 0 British pound dips after Bank of England update

But for now, despite the slightly improved growth outlook beyond 2017, the Bank's inflation report dampened the immediate prospects for the British economy, heightening fears amongst traders of slower economic growth from softer consumer spending.

Global Media Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe
Author: 0 Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

Berlin hopes to gain new momentum and support from Paris for reforms of the European Union in general, but particularly for the Eurozone . "It will no longer be the case", Macron said , with Merkel affirming her commitment to rework the treaties where necessary, adding that she had been "irked" by those who said treaty change was not possible.

Global Media Korea reports on South's presidential election
Author: 0 Korea reports on South's presidential election

South Korea has accepted a last-minute invitation from China to a conference on a new Silk Road, days after a new president took office on Seoul pledging to engage in discussions with Beijing to ease tension over a US anti-missile system. China says the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) undermines its security as its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory. Moon said the ultimate goal of sanctions was to bring the DPRK to the dialogue table to abolish its nuclear program.

Global Media President The Rock? Dwayne Johnson more popular than Donald Trump
Author: 0 President The Rock? Dwayne Johnson more popular than Donald Trump

I think that it's a real possibility. Dwayne Johnson is having second thoughts about a presidential run, insisting he wouldn't make a great USA leader. "I wish they would just settle down and do their jobs and stop doing this nonsense,"Warren said when asked about the report". If a reality TV star can become President of the United States who's to say the People's Champion can't? Americans now have a leader who starred on The Apprentice .

Author: 0 Democrats question obstruction of justice following Comey memo

The White House has an unusual credibility problem: President Donald Trump's aides deliver questionable st. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). The White House defended Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russ. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "shaken" by the reports on the president seeking to shut down the investigation into Flynn, and he warned his congressional colleagues that "history is watching".

Author: 0 The intel Donald Trump 'shared with Russia' came from Israel, officials claim

Trump tried to explain what he said in two crack-of-dawn tweets Tuesday. The Post story - which The New York Times confirmed but NBC News has not - did not report that Trump shared sources and methods, but that sharing information provided by an ally with the expectation of secrecy threatened future intelligence-gathering operations.

Author: 0 British PM says up to Trump who he shares intelligence with

According to sources cited in the report , that intelligence came from a United States ally who had not authorised Washington to pass it on to Moscow. In two tweets on Tuesday, Trump confirmed he had spoken to the Russian officials about terrorism and airline flight safety, but he did not confirm or deny whether the information was classified.

Global Media GOP senator: North Korea missile test 'one of most advanced yet'
Author: 0 GOP senator: North Korea missile test 'one of most advanced yet'

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. CNN quoted Melissa Hanham, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in California, who, like Schilling, said the May 14 test could be a stepping stone to a longer-range weapon.

Author: 0 Putin Offers to Give Congress Notes of Trump's Meeting

Comey's memo detailing his conversation with Trump would be the clearest proof to date that the president has tried to influence that investigation. The associate was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

WannaCry takes the influence of a Windows flaw discovered by the National Security Agency (NSA) and made public by hackers last month. As a result, numerous organizations such as the U.K.'s National Health Service have found themselves unable to access vital data because their files were encrypted by the cyberattack, which demanded ransom payments in the Bitcoin digital currency to unlock information.

Global Media Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal
Author: 0 Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal

Trump was so concerned about optics that, in his letter firing Comey, he went to pains to assert without substantiation that the FBI director had told him on three occasions that he personally was not under investigation. He wanted to stay on as the Federal Bureau of Investigation head. In a late December phone call that was intercepted by US intelligence, Flynn assured Kislyak that Trump planned to revisit the sanctions issue shortly after taking office.

Global Media EU offers 'fairness' to Britain in Brexit talks
Author: 0 EU offers 'fairness' to Britain in Brexit talks

More than ever, it is vital to listen to citizens and respond to their expectations in defining the future of the EU: social and environmental norms in a globalised world, organisation of the job market in the face of technological challenges, taxation and the security of European citizens must all be taken into account, said MEPs.

Global Media Korea's nuclear missiles are a
Author: 0 Korea's nuclear missiles are a "recipe for disaster": PACOM chief

Abe said Japan is concerned that the test will advance Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) technologies, saying the G-7 countries should work together to put strong pressure on the North. The test launch was a legitimate act of self-defence and USA criticism was a "wanton violation of the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea]", a North Korean diplomat told the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: White House denies Comey loyalty pledge

The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump's dismissal of Comey during an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russia's meddling with last year's election and any ties to the Trump campaign. He tweets regularly about "fake news", and he pointedly skipped the annual White House correspondents' dinner in late April that presidents nearly always attend.

Global Media Indon court sentences gay couple to caning
Author: 0 Indon court sentences gay couple to caning

Both, aged 20 and 23, would be subjected to 85 lashes each next week, before the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Cell phone footage of the arrest that circulated online showed the vigilantes slapping, kicking and insulting the men, with one of them slumped naked on the ground.

Global Media Georgia carries out its first execution in 2017
Author: 0 Georgia carries out its first execution in 2017

The delay came as he waited for a ruling from the US Supreme Court, which denied his request for a stay. Also on Monday, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, which is the only authority in the state with the power to commute a death sentence, declined to spare Ledford's life.

Global Media Valls Supports Macron's Movement
Author: 0 Valls Supports Macron's Movement

Nowhere was that more evident than when workers at a Whirlpool factory in Amiens, Macron's hometown, that is losing jobs to a plant in Poland gave Le Pen a boisterous and warm welcome - and greeted Macron the same day with loud boos. Valls, who was outgoing president Francois Hollande's premier until late past year, has also been harshly criticized by his own Socialist Party for his stance.

Global Media France's Macron names center-right figure as PM
Author: 0 France's Macron names center-right figure as PM

A day after being swore in himself, Macron picked Philippe as prime minister and charged him to form the government whose members will be unveiled Tuesday. Mr. Philippe's early political leanings were with the Socialist Party, but later he came to be associated with former President Jacques Chirac and former centre-right Prime Minister Alain Juppe's Union for a Popular Movement.

Author: 0 Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

The highly classified information about an Islamic State plot was collected by Israel, a crucial source of intelligence and close partner in the fight against some of the America's fiercest threats in the Middle East. "For the president to tell the FBI to end a potential criminal investigation, that's obstruction of justice ", said Erwin Chereminsky, a constitutional law professor and dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Global Media Australian man who attacked backpackers jailed for 17 years
Author: 0 Australian man who attacked backpackers jailed for 17 years

In the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Justice Trish Kelly handed down a sentence of 22 years and four months with a non-parole period of 17 years for the attacks on the women - a Brazilian and a German - and for some previous offences. He drove them to the isolated dunes and after setting up camp he first attacked the Brazilian woman, tying her up with rope before cutting her bikini off with a knife.

Global Media United States admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
Author: 0 United States admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

She confirmed that the U.S. and China - North Korea's only ally in the region - were working together on a new Security Council resolution targeting North Korea. "We all have to send a sign to North Korea, and that is "No more". The United States is in talks with China - Pyongyang's main trading partner - on a possible new sanctions resolution and the Security Council is expected to hold a closed-door emergency meeting starting around 2000 GMT Tuesday.

Author: 0 House chairman seeks Comey-Trump documents

A small number of FBI agents were made aware of the memo and the conversation, and agents kept working on the investigation. "It's a big deal, and we want to make sure sensitive information is handled properly", a European diplomat told CNN, adding that the country represented by the diplomat would not cut communications with the United States entirely but could potentially reassess what information is transmitted at the political level.

Author: 0 Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress expressed concern bordering on alarm. Comey - who was sacked one week ago by Trump amid the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia - wrote in the February memo that Trump asked for the investigation of Flynn to go away - to which Comey gave a non-response response.

Author: 0 Kremlin tight-lipped on Trump info-sharing

Israel was the source of the information that President Donald Trump disclosed to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador in a meeting last week, an official briefed on the matter told ABC News . Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said Tuesday that he stands by his previous statement on The Washington Post report - he said the story "as reported is false" - adding, "The premise of that article is false that in any way the President had a conversation that was ...

Global Media Comey memo could show Trump committed an impeachable offence
Author: 0 Comey memo could show Trump committed an impeachable offence

Flynn was forced out in February after he misled the vice-president about his conversations with Russia's ambassador before Trump took office. The White House was already on the defensive over the president's firing of Comey a week ago and over a report Monday that Trump disclosed sensitive intelligence to Russian officials.

Global Media Syria ceasefire in four zones to start Saturday
Author: 0 Syria ceasefire in four zones to start Saturday

Russia's foreign ministry published the full text of the agreement on Saturday . Political and armed opposition groups have rejected the proposal, saying Russian Federation has been unwilling or unable to get Assad and his Iranian-backed militia allies to respect past ceasefires.

Author: 0 Iran presidential election: Conservative candidate Ghalibaf withdraws

Rouhani alluded to this controversy during a campaign rally recently, saying: "The people of Iran will announce in this election that they don't accept those who only knew executions and prison for 38 years". "The biggest fear of the conservatives was that Qalibaf may outperform Raisi on Friday, but not be able to pose a serious challenge, let alone beat Rouhani in the run-off", said Hossein Rassam, a former adviser to Britain's Foreign Office.

Global Media Mohammad Nawaz given two-month suspension
Author: 0 Mohammad Nawaz given two-month suspension

The 23-year-old, regarded as a bright prospect for Pakistan, was part of the Twenty20 squad in the West Indies in March but returned home without playing a match. The cases pertain to corruption in the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League (PSL) held in United Arab Emirates in February to March this year. Earlier, Muhammad Nawaz confessed in front of PCB Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) that bookies contacted him during Australia tour but he did not tell the board on time.

Global Media U.S. warns against support for N Korea
Author: 0 U.S. warns against support for N Korea

The U.N. Security Council late Monday expressed "utmost concern" at what it called North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior and provocative defiance" of council resolutions demanding a halt to all nuclear-related tests. But North Korea never stopped its ambition of nuclear development. I served in the U.S. Navy and I'm proud of it, but enough said. The North has raised fears about its progress after conducting five nuclear tests, including two a year ago, and test-firing some 30 missiles ...

Author: 0 Xi Jinping says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

Cambodia believes the initiative would boost infrastructure development and increase economic opportunities, he said. These funds will be invested in infrastructure projects of the Silk Road Fund established in 2014. The South Asian nation - the world's fastest growing major economy and Asia's third biggest - chose not to attend the gathering, where China laid out its plan to connect almost 70 countries through a series of global trade pacts, inspired by the ancient Silk Road trading route.

Global Media IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances
Author: 0 IAS officer found dead under mysterious circumstances

The officer, who was the resident of Bahraich, was staying at the Guest House for the last two days. He was an engineer by qualification. The 1987-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre officer was posted as Principal Secretary in the Home Guard department and had held several important posts.

Global Media Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Author: 0 Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

If there are any tapes, they have to be turned over. "It can only get you in trouble". Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting his press aides and other surrogates on his reasons for firing Comey earlier in the week.

Global Media 7000 birds recovered in massive cockfighting raid in California
Author: 0 7000 birds recovered in massive cockfighting raid in California

They detained about 10 people at the scene, most of which Perry said were "lower level" workers at the operation, including animal caretakers. In 2007, authorities seized 2700 birds during a raid on the same property. As well as the birds, firearms and drugs were found in the area. "It appears that shortly after that initial one was shut down, they started back up, and it's grown even bigger", Perry said.

Global Media Nawaz Sharif likely to meet Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Nawaz Sharif likely to meet Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to meet Donald Trump for the first time on the sidelines of the US-Arab Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia this month during which he can brief the US president about the ongoing tension with India, a media report said today.

Author: 0 Peace Talks First. The US Embassy Can Wait

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the president was still considering the move, but was analyzing the impact it would have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. While Trump has not taken any action on his pledge to move the embassy so far, the Palestinian leadership fiercely opposes any such effort, and the global community has warned that it could spark unrest.

Global Media Trump on Mideast peace: 'We will get it done'
Author: 0 Trump on Mideast peace: 'We will get it done'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at a press conference on Wednesday that the issue was discussed at the meeting between Abbas and Trump. Abbas told Trump that his goal is a two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, and said the president provides a new opportunity for a peace deal.

Global Media New Orleans takes down third Confederate-era monument
Author: 0 New Orleans takes down third Confederate-era monument

Beauregard monument. Crowds chanted "where's Mitch?" as crews arrived in a Budget rental truck followed by a crane followed coming from Carrollton Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The removal is expected to be completed today. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

Author: 0 Tehran's mayor drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

Khamenei, Iran's final arbiter on all matters of state, intervened last week as the campaigns became more confrontational, calling on candidates to avoid "immoral" outbursts that could damage the nation. Rumors about Khamenei's health have swirled for years, and Raisi's appointment appeared to signal confidence in the younger cleric and that he was being groomed for Iran's most powerful post.

Global Media Senators hear that White House was warned about blackmail risks
Author: 0 Senators hear that White House was warned about blackmail risks

He opened the hearing with an implicit rebuke of President Donald Trump and his alternative explanations for the interference in the election. Of the four former Trump campaign aides at the center of the Capitol Hill's Russian Federation probes - including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former foreign policy adviser Carter Page and former campaign adviser Roger Stone - Flynn has generated the most heat following a steady stream of revelations.

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Author: 0 CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "Are We Getting Closer" To Impeachment Of Donald Trump?

Independent voters are also grading Trump harshly on many policies important to Pennsylvanians. His opponents say he's unfit for office, but that's a judgment call, not a standard by which presidents can be impeached. Trump's 42-percent approval rating is his lowest yet in POLITICO/Morning Consult's weekly survey, which has tended to show more positive results for Trump than most other public polls.

Author: 0 White House calls North Korea 'flagrant menace' after latest missile test

Pyongyang has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of 2016, prompting the United Nations to adopt two sanction resolutions past year to ramp up pressure on North Korea. But on Tuesday, a North Korean diplomat defended its recent missile test-launch, telling the UN Conference on Disarmament it was a legitimate act of self-defence under global law.

Global Media No collusion with Russians claims Donald Trump as Federal Bureau of Investigation row rumbles on
Author: 0 No collusion with Russians claims Donald Trump as Federal Bureau of Investigation row rumbles on

President Donald Trump threatened to shut down daily press briefings Friday as he sought to defend his White House from criticism of its shifting explanations and misstatements about the firing of FBI Director James Comey . While Trump told NBC that the outgoing director had left the agency in "turmoil", McCabe rejected any suggestion that Comey had lost the support of the FBI's rank and file.

Global Media Missile Defense 101: N. Korea could hit with little warning
Author: 0 Missile Defense 101: N. Korea could hit with little warning

On Monday morning, North Korea officially confirmed that it had conducted the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile a day before. It flew some 700km (435 miles), reaching an altitude of 2,000km and landing in the sea west of Japan. The Council has imposed six sets of sanctions against the North since 2006. Harris met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also said China could apply more pressure to rein in North Korea.

Global Media Government accused of 'chaotic' response to NHS cyberattack
Author: 0 Government accused of 'chaotic' response to NHS cyberattack

WannaCry is not just a ransomware program, it's also a worm. Matt Suiche, founder of United Arab Emirates-based cyber security firm Comae Technologies, said around 10,000 machines have been infected by the second variation of the malware. "There are other criminals who've launched this attack, and they are ultimately responsible for this", he said. Smith said Microsoft has the "first responsibility" to address the problem.

Author: 0 The Mormon church is pulling older teens from Boy Scouts' programs

Boy Scouts is a rite of passage for Mormon boys, with the church covering the cost of troops for congregations, known as wards , and strongly encouraging participation. Venturing is described as a program for both males and females between 14 and 21 years old. Additionally, the LDS Church said it will continue to be involved in Friends of Scouting for the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs.

Global Media Rewari students continue their hunger strike, 10 girls admitted to hospital
Author: 0 Rewari students continue their hunger strike, 10 girls admitted to hospital

Talking to leading news agency PTI , one of the girls on hunger strike had said, "We fear harassment and molestation by youths of other villages and hence, we are demanding upgradation of our school up to Class XII". Around 10 students were hospitalised who were hunger strike for the last eight days. A notification to this effect has also been issued by the School Education Department.

Global Media Merkel's party wins vote in rivals' German heartland
Author: 0 Merkel's party wins vote in rivals' German heartland

Merkel's conservatives in the state, led by challenger Armin Laschet, a liberal-minded deputy leader of the Christian Democrats, have little to lose after a awful showing in the state vote five years ago. The AfD is now represented in 13 states across Germany. Schulz was hoping for a boost after two previous state election defeats sapped his party's momentum.

Global Media Donald Trump just proved he's incapable of detecting fake news
Author: 0 Donald Trump just proved he's incapable of detecting fake news

Press secretary Sean Spicer didn't deny a Trump tweet that suggested as much, saying Friday that the president "has nothing further to add on that" but that the tweet wasn't a threat against Comey, per se. Democrats have been asking why Comey was dismissed, considering he was the top official leading a probe into whether Russian interference played a part in deciding the 2016 presidential election.