Confusion over cost of company tax cuts

He did so by targeting key areas where the Opposition has been scoring political points, such as the future of Medicare, Labor's continuing push for a royal commission into the banking sector, and rising housing costs, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. [Full Article...]

European Union raises eurozone growth outlook despite 'high uncertainty'

European Union raises eurozone growth outlook despite 'high uncertainty' According to the EC's report , private consumption will remain the main driver of economic growth, although this will slow as the pace of job creation decreases and other factors which supported the improvements in households' disposable income, like the fall in oil prices, lose momentum. [Full Article...]

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop On their own, they were a combined 2-for-63 coming into America's greatest race.Joining forces, they were unbeatable on a cool and rainy day at Churchill Downs."We have had a great relationship for a long time now, and we have won a lot of races together", Pletcher said . [Full Article...]

Tillerson meets ASEAN ministers to seek support on North Korea

The United States is asking Asean member states to review their diplomatic relationships with North Korea and fully implement United Nations sanctions to help isolate the Pyongyang regime. "Our immediate concern is to try and ensure the tension on the peninsula doesn't increase". At the conclusion of the meeting, however, Duterte said the ASEAN hopes to finish drafting a binding code of condu... [Full Article...]

Trump says he fired Comey because he wasn't 'doing a good job'

The White House said Trump acted on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein , who were critical of how Comey handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. He was criticised first by Democrats for the timing and alleged indiscretion of the announcement, then by Republicans when he said a week later that no charges would be brought. [Full Article...]

City of Montreal declares state of emergency from flooding

The eastern Ontario town has been hit hard by flooding, and police say the vessels are creating wakes that overflow sandbags along the shoreline. "So we've been having calls with our clients, the insurance companies, this afternoon, assessing what they need". [Full Article...]

Liberal claims victory as South Korea's leader

The former conservative President was removed from office on March 10 by a Constitutional Court that upheld the parliamentary impeachment of her over a series of corruption allegations that have also led to her arrest and indictment. Some analysts said North Korea has toned down its provocations toward the South ahead of the election to avoid emboldening the country's hard-line conservatives. [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu throws Hamas policy paper on Israel into the bin - literally

Benjamin Netanyahu throws Hamas policy paper on Israel into the bin - literally Meanwhile, Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days starting on Saturday to allow hundreds of stranded Palestinians to return home, officials said. Several attempts at reconciliation since have failed. Nakhala said the new Hamas policy formally accepting the idea of a state in the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War would "lead to deadloc... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning Says Freedom Was Once A Dream

Chelsea Manning Says Freedom Was Once A Dream She served almost seven years of her 35-year sentence, which was reduced in a commutation order by former President Barack Obama in one of his last acts before leaving office in January. Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine. "So the notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing vital classified information would think that it g... [Full Article...]

What Does Retirement Mean for Prince Philip?

Buckingham Palace said in their statement: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year". The duke "may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time", the palace said. In Australia, where the queen is recognized as head of state, officials praised Philip's tenacity. [Full Article...]

Voters face straightforward choice between SNP and Tories - Nicola Sturgeon

Once considered a no-go zone for the Tories, they added more than 150 council seats north of the border ahead of next month's general election. Ms Hair also increased the party's share of the vote by 15% in Angus South in the Scottish Parliament election past year. [Full Article...]

Indian, Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in J-K

Indian, Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in J-K The video, tweeted by Major Arya, shows Pakistani bunkers being destroyed by the Indian fire. "Tank ka lag gaya, gira diya.hanji.hanji". Meanwhile, the authorities in Poonch said that the Pakistan Army yet again violated the November 2003 ceasefire agreement by firing small arms and automatics towards the Indian forward positions in Balakote sector of Poonch district and Nowshera sector of n... [Full Article...]

Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 14

Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 14 The festival organizers have launched a pyrotechnic rocket on the street, she fell on the roof of a house and exploded. Local authorities said the fireworks were being stored in a home behind a church ahead of a May 15 religious celebration in San Isidro, a rural village about 150 miles east of Mexico City. [Full Article...]

Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

North Korea has long sought direct diplomatic engagement with the United States over its nuclear weapons program and may now be arresting more US citizens to incite the Trump administration to dispatch a high-level envoy to the country. USA tourist Otto Warmbier is serving 15 years imprisonment with hard labor over the theft of a political propaganda poster in January 2016 and Kim Dong Chul , a... [Full Article...]

Euro, shares rally on relief as Macron wins French presidency

Feminist activists have hung a big banner from a church to protest French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the depressed northern town where she is casting her ballot. The Interior Ministry earlier said 65.3% of voters had cast ballots by 5pm local time, a drop on the level seen at the same stage in 2012 and 2007. [Full Article...]

Frost advisory issued; May remains March-like

Frost advisory issued; May remains March-like Environment Canada issued a frost advisory for Toronto, Hamilton and the regions of Peel, Halton, York and Durham on Sunday. It advises tender plants should be protected or brought indoors. Temperatures will begin to climb above the freezing mark Monday morning. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees. "Many will also need to turn on the heat in their homes". [Full Article...]

Delhi Metro's maximum fare rises to ₹50

Delhi Metro's maximum fare rises to ₹50 This arrangement will be in place till September. There will be a total of six fare slabs as against existing 15, with a minimum fare of Rs 10 and a maximum of Rs 50. First Phase will be implemented from 10th may 2017 while second phase will be implemented from 1st October 2017. "The announcement on the fare hike will be made in the evening", he said. [Full Article...]

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

They will particularly cover the Idlib Governorante, some parts of its neighboring areas in the Latakia, Hama and Aleppo Governorates north of the city of Homs, eastern Ghouta, as well as the Daraa and al-Quneitra Governorates in southern Syria . [Full Article...]

Tiffany Trump is heading to Georgetown Law

Tiffany Trump is heading to Georgetown Law President Trump won't be far from his only child with ex-wife Marla Maples - Georgetown is less than two miles from the White House. Georgetown's law program is one of the top in the country, ranked 15th among law schools, according to US News and World Report's annual rankings. [Full Article...]

Beyond 100 Days, Trump Faces More Legislative Challenges

Attendees stood in a line that weaved throughout the parking lot to see the president speak. Even as he returned to politically important Pennsylvania, Trump seemed torn between who he was courting. Trump spoke about many of his accomplishments in his first 100 days, specifically mentioning the strong foundations he has formed with foreign leaders, the rise of the stock market and his ac... [Full Article...]

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