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Pound FALLS as Bank of England plays down interest rate rise

Since then the Bank has been forced to upgrade its forecasts for growth. Before the referendum last year it expected the economy to grow by 2.3% this year. "I...


Mormon church is 'studying' new scouting policy allowing transgender boys

The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate. "Garden State Equality is thrilled with the dec...


Fillon payment scandal: Investigation 'to include two of his children'

Fillon, the candidate for French conservatives in the presidential election on April 23 and May 7, was dealt a major blow on January 25, when satirical weekly ...


Ukraine Starts Moving Civilians Out of Town Where Fighting Rages

France and Germany helped broker the Minsk accords with Moscow and Kiev in 2014, under which Russian Federation committed to halting support for the rebels and ...


Government presents new Brexit bill

The UK government will seek to strengthen the union by devolving powers previously covered by EU laws in areas where the home nations already have some competen...


Arnold Schwarzenegger: Trump's executive order makes America 'look stupid'

However, Schwarzenegger does imply that he would support an immigration ban like this in general, but only if it weren't "vetted badly" like this one was. But e...


Saudi king agrees to support Syria, Yemen safe zones

The details of how such zones would be created are not clear, but if they were instituted, it would likely take direct U.S. The news agency quoted a senior ...


Sydney police chase down, handcuff teen accused of stabbing students and teacher

It is believed they were stabbed with a metal ruler. A teacher and two students have been stabbed at Bonnyrigg High School in Sydney's west on Thursday morn...


Trump Administration to Allow 872 Refugees into U.S. This Week

In the meantime, said Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of the department's U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, lawful permanent U.S. residents and sp...


Kanpur: Under construction building collapses; 5 dead, several injured

Kaushal Raj, Kanpur's District Magistrate told, "30 to 40 people are still trapped under". The army and NDRF have been called in. NDRF team have also reache...


NAVIBAND will perform in second semifinal of Eurovision

Ireland will be competing against strong countries like Russia, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Malta, Serbia, Romania and Austria. Two semi-finals will be ...


Rail stocks slide 4% ahead of Rail Budget

He said shares in the IR Public Sector Enterprises would "soon" be listed on the country's stock exchanges. It was the first time that the Rail and Union Budg...


New Zealand Jobless Rate Climbs To 5.2% In Q4

The increase in the size of the labour force outweighed the increase in employment, resulting in the lift in unemployment in December. The figure indicates th...


African Leaders Okay Mass Withdrawal from ICC

Three African states - South Africa, Gambia and Burundi - signaled a year ago their intention to quit what is the world's first permanent global war crimes co...


Mexico Upset by Netanyahu's Endorsement of Trump Border Wall

The prime minister tweeted that U.S. president Donald Trump's wall proposal was "great" citing Israel's own success with a wall on the Egyptian border that stem...


65th Miss Universe sets Twitter record at 34.6M tweets

However, her controversial answer about US President Donald Trump failed to push her to the top three. "I failed several times in my life..." She said that ...


Free trade deal with European Union will cost €60bn, says Sir Ivan

However he rejected the accusation, telling the Commons EU Scrutiny Committee he was "committed to Brexit". May, however, saying " I never leak , I never have, ...


Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

Pai, the FCC's current senior Republican, was clearly the pick if a more-traditional deregulatory approach won the day over Trump's populist mantra of upsetting...


High winds warning for Preston and Lancashire

The current position is we are not looking to name it, although there will be wet and windy conditions". The amber alert will be effective from 6am until 11.5...


Spicer Calls Out NBC News For Its Inaccurate Reporting On Immigration Order

Spicer then made this point: "It's a bad reminder of why we must remain vigilant. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as Pres...


British Parliament Approves First Stage of Brexit

He said for parliament to prevent Article 50 from being invoked would " alienate people who already feel alienated ". Although the bill is expected to pass co...


Trump's rift with Mexican president sets off worries about future of NAFTA

Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit. House GOP lawmakers and aides interpreted Spicer's comments on a 20 percent border tax as an endorsement ...


Judge orders Trump golf club to reimburse members

Under the Ritz-Carlton rules, they could continue to use the club until they received their refunds. Back in 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed against th...


Trump's latest executive order blocks settlement of thousands of refugees to Texas

Jeff Thielman, CEO of the International Institute, said the agency has until February 3 to resettle refugees who were already en route before Trump's executiv...


Crowds expected at Texas Muslim Capitol Day

But numerous people who attended this year's event told local reporters they did so because they felt Trump's 90-day bar of people from Syria, Iran, Sudan, L...


Hundreds gather at State House to protest Trump ban on travel

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly tried to downplay the characterization of the order as a "ban" on Tuesday. Homeland Security chief John Kelly denied ...


New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English calls election for September 23

Gower says upcoming polls are likely to show the necessity of an English/Peters team-up and Mr Peters will probably demand the Deputy Prime Minister position, t...


German arrests: Key Tunisian among 16 held in raids on jihadist suspects

While Beuth did not give further details, the Frankfurt prosecutor's office said it was investigating a 17-year-old German Iraqi and a 16-year-old German Afgh...


California Preparing to Become the First "Sanctuary State"

He repeatedly cited the case of Kate Steinle , a young woman allegedly shot dead on a San Francisco pier in July 2015 by a Mexican immigrant who entered the co...


Beyonce reveals she's expecting twins with husband Jay Z

That makes us wonder if she might use the same method to name her baby/babies this time around. Beyonce is wearing a bikini, showing off her baby bump and has m...


Merkel to Trump adviser: We're not manipulating the euro

USA president Donald Trump on Tuesday told a meeting of pharmaceutical companies that Japan, along with China and Germany, were guilty of "global freeloading" f...


McCain says Trump adding Bannon to Security Council is concerning

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said in an interview published Tuesday that it is "entirely inappropriate" for President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Ban...


CBSE to conduct NEET on May 7

In April 2016, however, the Supreme Court once again lifted the ban on NEET and proposed to conduct admissions to the MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses throug...


Billions required to save children from conflicts

Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. UNICEF's Chief Communication Officer Mrs Doune Porter, in a statement yesterday, noted that from Syria to Yemen, Ira...


Tomorrow Group founder abducted in Hong Kong

It said Xiao had been taken over the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in mainland China with his wife on Friday, who then returned and reported the case to...