IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The IMF’s forecast for UK growth in 2018 is unchanged The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It said “weaker-than-expected activity” in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow by […]

IMF downgrades US and UK growth

IMF downgrades US and UK growth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump’s administration now looks less likely to follow expansionary policies The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It said “weaker-than-expected activity” in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow […]

San Antonio: Truck found in Texas with dozens inside

San Antonio: Truck found in Texas with dozens inside

Media captionMigrant deaths: How one Texas county is struggling to cope Police in the US state of Texas have arrested a truck driver whose vehicle was found in a Walmart car park with dozens of people in the back of it. Nine men had died inside, and 28 others, including children, were taken to hospital. […]

Canada polygamy trial: Verdict due in Bountiful polygamy trial

Canada polygamy trial: Verdict due in Bountiful polygamy trial

Image copyright Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Image caption Winston Blackmore arrives at his trial in the town of Cranbrook, British Columbia A long-awaited verdict in the trial of two Canadian religious leaders accused of polygamy is expected on Monday. Winston Blackmore, 61, is accused of having 24 wives and his former brother-in-law James Oler, 53, […]

White House uncertainty over fresh Russia sanctions

White House uncertainty over fresh Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin recently held talks at the G20 summit in Germany White House officials have given differing messages after US Congress agreed on legislation allowing fresh sanctions against Russia. The laws would also curb President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions. He has resisted […]

Canadian police end hunt for missing hiker, family confirms

Canadian police end hunt for missing hiker, family confirms

Image copyright Royal Canadian Mounted Police Image caption Gregory Tiffin’s body has been found, but Sophie Dowsley remains missing Canadian police have called off a search for an Australian woman who went missing while hiking earlier this month, according to her family. Sophie Dowsley 34, and her Canadian partner Gregory Tiffin, 44, had left for […]

Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

Media captionWhat does body language tell us about the Trump-Putin G20 meeting? Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling. The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions against Russia. He has previously […]

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump referred to his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet US President Donald Trump has insisted he has the “complete power” to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself. A Democratic Party spokesman has called the reports “extremely disturbing”. […]

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Donald Trump insists he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump referred to his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet US President Donald Trump has insisted he has the “complete power” to pardon people, amid reports he is considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself. A Democratic Party spokesman has called the reports “extremely disturbing”. […]

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star played Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71. Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news […]