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May 12 2017

Australia banks could make customers pay for surprise tax

Senior banking executives will also be more accountable as they will be forced to be registered with APRA and can be deregistered and stripped of bonuses for any miscondu...

May 12 2017

Former Bush advisor Fagen says Comey's firing 'stinks to high heaven'

She said he acted in part after Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this week "outlined the basic, just, atrocities in circumventi...

May 12 2017

Australia slaps new levy on major banks; boosts funding for regulator

The $100 billion threshold will be indexed to grow in line with nominal Gross Domestic Product. It is a tax on every Australian who benefits from, and is part of, our ind...

May 12 2017

China's homegrown C919 passenger jet completes maiden flight

The maiden flight brought congratulations from Boeing and Airbus which said it welcomes competition. The narrow-body C919 jet - white with green and blue stripes - disa...

May 12 2017

Obama Methane Rule Stands in Surprise Senate Vote

Three Republicans who have expressed concern about climate change - Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of SC and Susan Collins of ME - broke with their party...

May 12 2017

Flynn kept security clearance post warning of Russian Federation blackmail risk

Recently, the Pentagon has opened an investigation to see if Flynn violated the law by accepting cash payments from foreign governments. In an interview with CNN, Graha...

May 12 2017

Trump son-in-law family apologizes for China name drop

To the contrary. The ad was for an event at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Beijing - held by the family of Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump. Some lawmaker...

May 12 2017

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting assassination attempt

On Thursday, a think tank report from inside the US Congress said that the US' controversial THAAD missile defense system that has begun to be deployed in South Korea...

May 12 2017

Arsene Wenger lauds tricky Alexis Sanchez after win over Southampton

I think we managed in the second half to keep playing our game and waiting and being patient until the opportunity comes. "We have to focus and give everything at Stoke o...

May 12 2017

On social media, Trump wonders "what changed" for Democrats regarding Comey

Trump , Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had wanted a heads-up from Comey about what he would say at a May 3 hearing about his ha...

May 12 2017

Trump to make decision on Paris climate pact after G7 summit

The historic accord, which came into force a year ago, aims to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100. Halstead co-authore...

May 12 2017

The unusual Oval Office meeting between Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak

When asked in March if Russian Federation had interfered in the election, President Vladimir Putin replied , " Read my lips: no", an answer that obviously has some his...

May 12 2017

Syria engulfed in turmoil as safe-zones take effect

The armed opposition, instead, was highly critical of the proposal, saying it lacks legitimacy. Photo Credit: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP via Getty Images The plan, details of wh...

May 12 2017

Erik Paulsen calls for independent investigation after Trump's firing of Comey

A former political director to President George W. Bush said Wednesday she found the news of James Comey 's firing "dumbfounding". Armed Services chairman John McCai...

May 12 2017

10 memorable lines from comedian Hasan Minhaj at the WHCA dinner

In his 25 minute show, Hassan Minhaj has given his best performance as he mocked the Commander-in-Chief at the White House Correspondents' dinner and joked about Obama'...

May 12 2017

Allardyce: Palace players are to blame, not my system

Jurgen Klopp's Reds stay in third place, but they have now played two games more than Manchester City in fourth place and fifth-place Manchester United. Defender James ...

May 12 2017

Trump in-laws promote thorny visa-for-sale program in China

It began a quarter-century ago as a well-intended plan to attract worldwide capital to the United States by awarding permanent residency to 10,000 foreigners per year who...

May 12 2017

Kissinger makes a surprise appearance in the Oval Office

Secretary of State Tillerson is very familiar with U.S. Peskov said the Kremlin viewed the prospects of a thaw "with cautious optimism". The White House barred the ne...

May 12 2017

Tool or Toy — Fidget Spinners

It's not much of a gadget, just a spinning device with two or three prongs, but young people can't get enough of them. "If they are seen in lessons they will be confisc...

May 12 2017

Frat member told 911: 'We have a friend who's unconscious'

It wasn't until almost 12 hours later that anyone called 911 to get help - and by then, it was too late. Doctors would later find 4 liters-roughly 80 percent of a human...