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United Kingdom state pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

United Kingdom state pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned But it will gradually increase to 67 by 2029, according to the OECD. The change will impact anyone born between April 5, 1970 and April 6, 1978, meaning millions will have to work an extra year before retiring. Ed Monk, associate director for personal investing at Fidelity International, said that while the changes will be unpopular, they are necessary if the current system is to be made susta... [Full Article...]

European Union weighs sanctions over Polish judiciary changes

European Union weighs sanctions over Polish judiciary changes It is the latest in a raft of bills that critics say are wiping out judicial independence. The bill, which will now go to the upper house on Friday after being passed by 235 votes to 192, will see all Supreme Court judges forced into retirement. [Full Article...]

Feds pay unusually high rent for Trump Tower apartment

Feds pay unusually high rent for Trump Tower apartment The Trump re-election campaign also rents Trump Tower space, spending over $100,000 Trump products, services and properties in Washington, D.C., New York, and Las Vegas, according to federal campaign finance filings. Since reports of the agreement first surfaced, many lawmakers within the Democratic Party objected the decision over the "appearance" of renting a Trump-branded property, but were qui... [Full Article...]

Another John Wayne Gacy victim ID'd, ending family's 40-year agony

Another John Wayne Gacy victim ID'd, ending family's 40-year agony The teen's remains were among those of more than two dozen young men found in the crawl space of Gacy's Chicago-area home in 1978. However James was among eight victims who remained unidentified. Sister Lorie said she had discussed the matter with another sibling: "And he said something like, 'Jimmy's wearing makeup.' And I'm like, 'What?' So starting to dabble, maybe, in the gay lifestyle". [Full Article...]

Three sides agree on seven rounds of NAFTA talks

Three sides agree on seven rounds of NAFTA talks U.S. Trade Represenative Robert Lighthizer announced Wednesday the first round of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will begin in August. US Secretary of Commerce Department Wilbur Ross said last month that he hoped renegotiation on the NAFTA could be done by the end of this year. John Melle, assistant USTR for the Western Hemisphere, will serve as chief negotiator... [Full Article...]

Helicopter carrying Shane McMahon crashes in ocean, both passengers OK

Helicopter carrying Shane McMahon crashes in ocean, both passengers OK Both McMahon and his pilot were not injured. But, due to some technical faults in midway, the pilot had to make a crash landing on the waters of Gilgo Beach around 10:25 AM ET. "And we landed perfectly", he said. "It was fantastic - the cheering that went on - it was very nice", she says. Marine Bureau & Fire Island Coast Guard, ' he wrote. [Full Article...]

State Dept: Iran remains top state sponsor of terrorism

Terrorist attacks and fatalities from terrorism declined globally in 2016 from levels seen in 2015, the US State Department said on Wednesday in a report. "Iran views the Assad regime in Syria as a crucial ally and Syria and Iraq as crucial routes to supply weapons to Hizballah, Iran's primary terrorist partner", the report reads . [Full Article...]

The new £10 note unveiled

The new £10 note unveiled When the note circulates in September it will be the only note which features a woman, apart from the Queen , since the replacement of the old £5 note. The Bank of England says the new £10 notes contain sophisticated security features and are expected to last five years, which is two-and-a-half times longer than the current note. [Full Article...]

China and the United States are both going for trade's nuclear option

China and the United States are both going for trade's nuclear option Jeremie Waterman, president of the China Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said that on the issues of digital trade and information technology, there's a sense that "the environment is continuing to deteriorate". At the opening session on Wednesday morning, Mnuchin said the dialogue's objective was to pursue a "fair and balanced economic relationship" between the USA and China, addressing im... [Full Article...]

Nitish greets Kovind on being elected President

Nitish greets Kovind on being elected President Kovind was declared the 14th President of India on Wednesday after he decimated the opposition candidate Meira Kumar by a huge number of votes . Many in the opposition voted for Mr Kovind rather than their own candidate Meira Kumar in Gujarat , Maharashtra, Goa , West Bengal , Punjab , Assam and Tripura . [Full Article...]

China ready to attack India!

China ready to attack India! She said, "As long as it was between China and Bhutan, we had nothing to do with it". In the first exhaustive Indian comments on the border row, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accused China of "unilaterally" trying to change the status quo at the tri-junction on the frontier with Bhutan. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom retail sales rise in June

United Kingdom retail sales rise in June Sales were forecast to gain 0.4 percent. LONDON-U.K. retail sales rebounded in the second quarter of the year, making a positive contribution to economic growth, data showed, signaling that Britons returned to stores despite the ongoing squeeze on their wallets. [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert Lives the Billionaire, Oligarch Life on 'Russia Week'

Stephen Colbert Lives the Billionaire, Oligarch Life on 'Russia Week' Colbert donned a Shakespearean collar, picked up poor Yorick's skull, and ran with it. Colbert even got to experience first-hand a weird training exercise that Prokhorov goes through, and he didn't make it look very easy. - colluded that I would be on your show, so I look forward to going back to America and testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about colluding with Russians. [Full Article...]

German FM's remarks on Turkey unfortunate, aimed at internal politics

German FM's remarks on Turkey unfortunate, aimed at internal politics The foreign office's travel warning states that Turkey had breached its global commitments by denying consular access to German citizens on pre-trial arrest. The list, forwarded to Germany several weeks ago, names the vehicle maker Daimler and chemical company BASF as backers of terrorism, but also includes a Turkish fast food restaurant and a late-night food store. [Full Article...]

Feds shut down billion-dollar drug trafficking 'dark' site

Feds shut down billion-dollar drug trafficking 'dark' site Sessions added that USA security groups had attributed a number of drug-related deaths to substances sold via the sites. Sessions said the Justice Department has identified "several Americans" who died after overdosing on drugs bought on the AlphaBay marketplace. [Full Article...]

Bonucci joins Milan on five-year contract

Bonucci joins Milan on five-year contract De Sciglio joins Juventus for 12 million euros ($22.97 million) apart from 500,000 euros ($574,260) as variables, after six years at their fellow Serie A club Milan, reports Efe. Mattia De Sciglio has completed his transfer from AC Milan to Juventus, and was formally unveiled by the Bianconeri on Thursday. Alves was released by Juventus in June and joined Paris Saint-Germain. [Full Article...]

Trump's voter commission is now facing at least 7 federal lawsuits

Trump's voter commission is now facing at least 7 federal lawsuits The commission is being vice chaired by Kansas of Secretary State Kris Kobach (R), who has fanned the claims of mass voter fraud , even as he has prosecuted only a handful of cases and seen his restrictive proposals batted down in court. [Full Article...]

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England first through to cricket World Cup final The last time South Africa was in the semi-final of a 50-over World Cup was back in 2000 and thus would have the psychological advantage over Proteas because they are playing the game at their home ground. When Katherine Brunt was bowled by South African pacer Moseline Daniels , England was in a precarious position of 173 runs for the loss of six wickets at the end of 43 overs. [Full Article...]

Central California wildfire destroys 1 home

Central California wildfire destroys 1 home CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports fire crews are coming in from all over California to fight what's being called the Detwiler Fire . The park can still be accessed through Highway 41 in Oakhurst. 49N to Hwy. 140 and all feeder roads -Old Toll Road between Corbett Creek Road and Hwy. [Full Article...]

South African Reserve Bank expected to hold repo rate at 7%

South African Reserve Bank expected to hold repo rate at 7% Inflation slowed dramatically in June as prices of fuel slumped, easing pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates at its next meeting in August. The spike in inflation over the past year has caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. This is the first fall in the CPIH inflation rate since April 2016. [Full Article...]


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