• Interest rates freeze boosts pound against dollar
Interest rates freeze boosts pound against dollar

The Bank of England said it expects to see "sizeable falls" in the value of commercial property in the coming months and it has also revised down its outlook for house prices. Sterling soared on the news as speculators had expected some response to the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote, but instead the Bank's governor Mark Carn...

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  • New Poll Has Trump, Clinton in Dead Heat Nationally
New Poll Has Trump, Clinton in Dead Heat Nationally

In addition to the New York Times/CBS survey , several other polling organizations have released surveys that similarly show Clinton slipping, both nationally and in states that are important in the presidential race. The same survey showed the candidates tied in OH and virtually tied in Pennsylvania. In recent polling, Clinton leads head-to-hea...

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  • Britain's new PM May fires Cameron's cabinet members
Britain's new PM May fires Cameron's cabinet members

Gone, too, was Michael Gove, the justice secretary who many Tories believe betrayed former ally Johnson by running for Conservative leader himself - a job Johnson had long sought. On her first evening in Number 10, Mrs May immediately took her first step towards Brexit negotiations, with a phone call to the most influential figure in the EU.

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  • Australian PM's conservative coalition claims victory in election
Australian PM's conservative coalition claims victory in election

Turnbull now holds a projected 74 seats out of a total of 150, according to national broadcaster ABC's projections. There is pressure on the Liberal leader to give the Nationals an extra frontbench role, after the party gained an extra seat in the election, and conservative Liberals are seeking a stronger position in the ministry line-up.

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  • Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom to be next United Kingdom prime minister
Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom to be next United Kingdom prime minister

The victor will be declared on September 9. The electorate's shock decision to vote to leave on 23 June triggered the leadership contest, after Cameron, who had campaigned strongly for a remain vote, said he would step down to allow a new prime minister to guide the complex negotiations.

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  • What's next in the South China Sea disputes
What's next in the South China Sea disputes

The drills followed Tuesday's ruling by the PCA in The Hague, which declared that a "nine-dash" line the Chinese government used to delineate South China Sea claims, contravenes the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and that China had aggravated the situation by constructing artificial islands.

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  • Trump to pick Mike Pence as running mate, reports say
Trump to pick Mike Pence as running mate, reports say

Meanwhile, MSNBC coverage was more reluctant to peg Pence, but pointed out that Pence's name was off the 2016 Republican National Convention speaker list: "The full list of speakers, for example, includes Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie , which sure does make it seem as if Indiana Gov.

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  • In video, California man ignores police demands and is shot
In video, California man ignores police demands and is shot

After his pickup truck was pulled over, Noble failed to comply with the officers who repeatedly asked him to put both hands out the driver-side window. Police initially showed the footage to his family but declined to release it to the public pending completion of its investigation of the shooting, according to The Guardian .

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  • Defense Secretary Carter in Afghanistan to meet troops
Defense Secretary Carter in Afghanistan to meet troops

Among them are 2,150 service members focused on a counterterrorism mission known as Freedom's Sentinel. Carter's visit came just days after the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation pledged to keep thousands of troops in the troubled country, a move warmly welcomed by President Ashraf Ghani, who said it highlighted an "environm...

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  • Contenders on standby as Trump nears VP decision
Contenders on standby as Trump nears VP decision

Just ask former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who took to Facebook Live on Thursday, just hours after news broke that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is likely presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's vice presidential pick. For a throwback skewering of Pence, check out John Stewart's famous takedown of the Indiana Governor, below. (He likes describes hims...

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  • AG Lynch stonewalls Congress on Clinton email probe
AG Lynch stonewalls Congress on Clinton email probe

In a prepared opening statement for Tuesday's hearing, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia criticized Lynch over her "troubling" meeting with Bill Clinton while an investigation of his wife was under way. Music provided courtesy of APM Music . "The matter was handled like any other matter", she said. Although her beh...

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  • Trump expected to name Mike Pence as running mate
Trump expected to name Mike Pence as running mate

Pence has also been a free trade supporter and backs the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations that Trump has pledged to block as a job-killer. IndyStar has confirmed that Trump plans to announce Pence as his selection for vice president, ending a weeks-long vice presidential casting call during which Trump ...

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  • UK Labour lawmaker Smith to run for party leadership
UK Labour lawmaker Smith to run for party leadership

Angela Eagle has launched a leadership challenge to Mr Corbyn , who has the overwhelming backing of grassroots party members and strong support from the unions. "We are still eight points behind at this point, which is not the right place to be at all". "Local members are concentrating on doing things for local people, for the most vulnerable p...

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  • Roll Call says Trump will pick Pence as VP
Roll Call says Trump will pick Pence as VP

Trump", spokesman Jason Miller wrote on Twitter in response to the reports. "I think it is appropriate that I make plain today that, should there be a sudden need to name a new nominee for governor, I will not present myself as a candidate nor would I accept the nomination if offered", he said in a statement to the Lafayette Journal & Courier...

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  • New UK Treasury chief says there'll be no emergency budget
New UK Treasury chief says there'll be no emergency budget

In her first address on the steps of her new Downing Street residence Wednesday May vowed to tackle "burning injustice". The White House says he told May on Thursday that the USA was committed to deepening the US relationship with the U.K.

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  • After the dust settles, Theresa May emerges to lead the UK
After the dust settles, Theresa May emerges to lead the UK

I know you're doing your best. May now has the keys to 10 Downing Street and a hard task ahead of her. She has to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union, even though she did not support Brexit. "When it comes to opportunity, we won't entrench the advantages of the fortunate few, we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your...

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  • Donald Trump to Name Indiana Governor Mike Pence As His VP
Donald Trump to Name Indiana Governor Mike Pence As His VP

And the Associated Press simply confirmed what has been reported incrementally for weeks, saying Trump "is on the verge of picking his vice presidential running mate" shortly after noon Thursday. Mr Pence, 57, is a steady, staunch conservative who would help calm nervous Republicans wary of Mr Trump's impulsive style. Contradicting this, campai...

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  • Telford Labour supporters backing Jeremy Corbyn to remain as party leader
Telford Labour supporters backing Jeremy Corbyn to remain as party leader

After a reportedly highly-charged meeting, at which Labour's governing body considered legal advice, the NEC ruled in Mr Corbyn's favour. However Mr Foster told the BBC Radio 4 Today that the question was "certainly not given the expert consideration that it would receive from a High Court judge".

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  • India Accuses Pak of Fanning Discontent in Kashmir
India Accuses Pak of Fanning Discontent in Kashmir

The US has designated Saeed a terrorist, and declared a bounty of United States dollars 10 million on his head. "America is supporting this oppression by India by saying it is an internal matter", the 66-year-old Saeed said in the interview, which took place Wednesday at his two-story home behind a steel barrier separating it from the narrow stre...

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  • Even Pence's staff believes governor will be Trump's VP
Even Pence's staff believes governor will be Trump's VP

Frankly, the spineless retreat of Mike Pence in the face of pressure from the radical homosexual lobby is indicative of a problem we face throughout our culture, and especially in the conservative movement, and that is a lack of moral courage in the face of evil.

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