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Author: 0 Bank warns of 'moderate' growth as it keeps interest rates at 0.25%

The Bank has cut its GDP growth forecast in the short term but raised its projections in the medium term, predicting growth of 1.7% in 2018 and 1.8% in 2019. "Note that the MPC stated that interest rates may need to rise by a "somewhat greater extent than implied by markets" - the forecasts are based on rates rising in Q4 2019, although markets have pulled their expectations forwards to Q1 2019 in recent days".

World Some Starbucks Offering Free Drinks Amid Reported Computer Outage
Author: 0 Some Starbucks Offering Free Drinks Amid Reported Computer Outage

What the coffee giant described as a typical software update ended up putting POS systems out of commission - and for longer than expected, in some locations. The issue, first reported by Twitter users, is affecting chains across the USA and parts of Canada. Most stores' payment outages had been fixed as of Tuesday afternoon, according to a Starbucks spokeswoman.

Author: 0 United Nations mulls further sanctions against North Korea

New sanctions were expected to be discussed at a closed council meeting Tuesday, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks have been private. Since the U.S. -China summit meeting, President Trump has heaped praise on Chinese president Xi Jinping for his perceived assistance on North Korea.

World Putin blames USA for global cyber attack
Author: 0 Putin blames USA for global cyber attack

Trade between China and Russian Federation is growing and will reach $80 billion by the end of the year, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang told TASS on the sidelines of the " One Belt, One Road " forum in Beijing. Japanese computer experts said around 2,000 PCs had been affected while the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that nearly 30,000 had been hit. The most public damage in South Korea was to cinema chain CJ CGV Co.

Author: 0 China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

The initiative spans some 65 countries representing 60% of the world population and around a third of global GDP. The Belt and Road Initiative offers many practical opportunities to change people's lives, and UNICEF is very happy to cooperate, senior United Nations official Anthony Lake said on Monday.

World UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test
Author: 0 UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

North Korea yesterday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the U.S. mainland within reach. What has North Korea been saying? The U.S. military Pacific Command confirmed that there was indeed a missiles test. Both are in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

Author: 0 World celebrates Mother's Day today

I do have one very special mom in my life and that is my wife. President Woodrow Wilson made it official in 1914 with a proclamation after the idea had been rejected by Congress a few years earlier. Don't forget to let her know what she means to you . If your mother is deceased, go to wherever she is anyway, and take some flowers. No, as Americans pause today for an annual celebration of mothers and their countless sacrifices, we take this opportunity to provide a reminder of what ...

World Trump asked Comey to close Flynn probe
Author: 0 Trump asked Comey to close Flynn probe

The former director of national intelligence says that in many ways, American political institutions are "under assault" today - by Russian Federation from the outside and President Donald Trump from the inside. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer warned that destroying any tapes would break the law. But Clapper merely said he had found no evidence of collusion by the time he reported on Russian Federation in January.

World [ May 15, 2017 ] Boko Haram terrorists kill 11 in Maiduguri Top News
Author: 0 [ May 15, 2017 ] Boko Haram terrorists kill 11 in Maiduguri Top News

Some residents raised the alarm and the militia pursued the attackers to the nearby village of Sojori. "The vigilantes fought the terrorists and killed four while the rest fled", Liman said. Those who have returned to their hometowns have found themselves forced into makeshift camps, with water shortages and lack of sanitation increasing the risk of disease.

Author: 0 Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

A total of 1,227 councillors are being elected across the 32 councils. She is expected to say: "Theresa May's extraordinary attacks on our European partners demonstrate that an unchecked Tory government is prepared to pursue a chaotic hard Brexit if it is in the interests of the Tory Party, whatever the cost to Scotland".

World Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges
Author: 0 Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

Soon after the alleged abuse took place, both boys asked to leave the choir, the book says. "We must wait for justice and not make judgments ahead of time", the pope said past year. Detectives will now "consider that advice" before deciding whether to press charges, police said in the statement released in response to questions about 75-year-old Pell.

World UK Conservatives promise to maintain EU-level workers' rights
Author: 0 UK Conservatives promise to maintain EU-level workers' rights

Theresa May's party will vow to protect the rights of migrant workers from the EU as part of the Brexit process - after months of uncertainty over what will happen to the thousands of European nationals now working in Britain. "As an employer, they have treated our members across the Civil Service with contempt by cutting more than 110,000 civil and public service jobs and closing hundreds of offices".

World Australia considers laptop ban on flights from Muslim-majority countries
Author: 0 Australia considers laptop ban on flights from Muslim-majority countries

The looming ban on in-cabin laptops on flights to the U.S. from Europe and the United Kingdom has been justified on grounds of intelligence suggesting plots to hide explosives in computing devices and detonate them mid-air. "We are taking into account all of the information and advice we're receiving internationally and we're working very closely with our partners", Turnbull said ( via the ABC ).

World President Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation
Author: 0 President Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

Comey created several memos of encounters with Trump to ensure that a record would exist of conversations he found odd or troubling, according to the person. - Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 16, 2017Members of the USSS on the North Grounds of the White House. But Comey said he did not say anything to Trump about limiting the investigation, replying simply, "I agree he is a good guy".

World North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says
Author: 0 North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says

The missile flew nearly 500 miles across North Korea and over water before slamming harmlessly into the Sea of Japan between Japan and Russian Federation. North Korea, however, thus far has not displayed the capability to produce a nuclear warhead sufficiently compact to fly on its missiles. But outside experts said Pyongyang seems to be still years away from doing so.

World Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman returns to court in drug case
Author: 0 Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman returns to court in drug case

A USA judge on Thursday relaxed slightly the stringent custody conditions of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, allowing him to correspond with his beauty queen wife. The bulk of the session was devoted to a hearing on whether El Chapo's public defenders have a conflict of interest because other lawyers in their office have briefly represented confidential witnesses who may testify against him.

Author: 0 Plane goes missing in Bermuda Triangle

A small plane - with four New Yorkers on board - has gone missing near the Bahamas, officials said Tuesday. Assisting the Coast Guard in the search, which began by air on Monday, were the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and U.S. Mr Ulrich is a mechanical engineer and the founder of Xootr , a manufacturer of folding kick scooters. The Bermuda Triangle is usually seen as ominous because it has a history of missing persons, specifically ones onboard aircraft and watercraft.

World Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem
Author: 0 Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

McMaster also outlined the president's itinerary for his upcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The White House distanced itself from the alleged comments, saying in statements to USA media that they did not reflect the views of the adminstration.

Author: 0 How the Outcome of the French Election Will Impact Europe

Mr. Macron won the presidency with 66% of votes against his far-right rival Marine Le Pen's 34%, show the final numbers released by France's Interior Ministry. The poor result has triggered a fierce debate within the Socialists about whether to stick with Hamon's left-wing platform or to switch back to the more centrist views of Valls and his allies.

World Residents on Kashmir LoC flee to safer places in wake of skirmishes
Author: 0 Residents on Kashmir LoC flee to safer places in wake of skirmishes

Schools along the LoC in Rajouri were shut for an indefinite period as a precautionary measure and around 1,000 residents of border villages have been evacuated. All schools situated along the LoC in Rajouri district were closed on May 11 for two days after a woman was killed and two others including her husband were injured in Pakistani shelling on the intervening night of May 10-11.

Author: 0 Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

That decision, announced Tuesday, has led to public statements of anger from Turkey, which says the US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria are linked to its own domestic Kurdish separatist group the PKK, or Kurdish Workers Party.

World Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe
Author: 0 Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe

The evidence backing up this claim is a memo Comey wrote immediately after their meeting, which took place the day after Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo and spoke to the New York Times . Sergey Kislyak about U.S. sanctions recently imposed on Russia; Flynn had been speaking with Kislyak during the transition period between Election Day and Trump's inauguration.

World Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5
Author: 0 Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5

His ERA had swelled to 7.22. He will play a game or two for High-A Dunedin, starting Monday, and if all goes well, he will be activated from the DL on Wednesday. Ender Inciarte hit a leadoff single, and moved to third on a Brandon Phillips double to left. Ramirez came on after Smoak's one-out walk and gave up a double to Travis, an RBI single to Darwin Barney and an RBI groundout by Ezequiel Carrera .

Author: 0 Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired

A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested. On Tuesday, the Chief of Police of Balch Springs, Jonathan Haber announced at a press conference that Oliver has been dismissed.

World Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing
Author: 0 Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

The White House denied the account. Later Sunday, in an ABC interview, Clapper said Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey could, at the Kremlin, be celebrated as another win, the Guardian reported . "If, in fact, there are such recordings, I think those recordings will be subpoenaed and they will probably have to turn them over", said Lee. Lee said he was "absolutely serious about it".