North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… Convention, diplomatic couriers “shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention” and the diplomatic bags they carry may not be opened or detained. The convention also says any person claiming courier status must carry proper accreditation and any courier bags they carry must be visibly marked as such. The North Koreans were not held by US authorities but refused to board their flight out of JFK, the DHS statement said. The incident comes as US-North Korea tensions have …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump released a 98-page financial disclosure form Friday, detailing the broad outlines of his wealth but still leaving a number of unanswered questions about the specifics of not only Trump’s income but also the details of his vast holdings. Trump raked in $288 million from his golf courses alone; he made at least $37 million from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort and a frequent weekend stomping ground for the first family. The big problem with financial …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… preached. The Northern Irishman hit only 36% of fairways in a six-over round of 78 on day one, and a second-round 71, despite four birdies in his last six holes, could not save him. “I showed up for the last six holes, anyway,” said McIlroy. Australian Day limped out with a total of 10 over after rounds of 79 and 75 as he struggles to regain the form that took him to world No. in 2015. “It’s pretty frustrating,” he said. “If you hit the fairways the scores …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… double your money through an employer contribution and tax relief from the government takes a lot of beating.” Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, said; “If your employer offers a workplace pension, you should certainly consider joining and putting in as much as possible as if you don’t you will miss out on free money in the form of employer contributions as well as the tax relief. “This research highlights how …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… night of 3rd June and afterwards has been awe-inspiring.” The reopening of the market comes as inquests into the deaths of the eight victims are held at Southwark Coroner’s Court. Image copyright Getty Images Borough Market, positioned at the south end of London Bridge, has existed in one form or another for about 1,000 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London. Originally a wholesale market, it now centres around artisan foods. It is one of the largest food markets …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… traditional form with a single document outlining a constitutional charter. However, most other modern states in the world do have one of these. Instead the UK’s unwritten constitution has evolved over the centuries from an amalgamation of Acts of Parliament, court rulings that lay down precedents for future decisions and accepted conventions. Two of its historic building blocks are the 1689 Bill of Rights which established the supremacy of Parliament over the Crown and Magna Carta of …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… win the election and adopt a “very different approach and style of leadership”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: ‘Let’s get to work’ Mrs May announced her intention to work with the DUP to form a government on Friday, just hours after an election that left the UK with a hung parliament for the second time in seven years. Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen, the prime minister said the parties …

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Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of “politeness and respect” while the process of forming a new UK government was under way. Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Can Theresa May stay as PM? May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks What the election result means for Brexit Brexit delays over UK hung parliament? Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May …

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London attack: Police ‘know identities of killers’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

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Parties ‘were close to Brexit agreement’, says Foster – BBC News

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May 23, 2017
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