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Source: New York Times

At Site of U.K. Poisoning, Doubts About Case Creep In

Sunday 19:07 GMT

Three and a half months later, Ms. Carey, 45, a resident of Salisbury, England, where the attack on the former Russian spy occurred, has come to a firm conclusion: Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, whom Britain holds responsible for the poisoning, would never have ordered an assassination on the eve of a national election or the World Cup.

Others wonder why some places the Skripals went on the day of the poisoning, but not others, were cordoned off for safety reasons.

Source: Common Domain

A Stress-Free Summer Weekend in the Catskills

Sunday 02:26 GMT

For a long country weekend packed with outdoor pursuits, great food and beer and no snootiness, follow our 3-day guide to New York’s western Catskills

Recently, however, after a long hibernation, the western Catskills has come alive again as a weekend retreat for New Yorkers with a yen for the great outdoors. While Sullivan County lacks the moneyed polish of other destinations within an easy drive of New York City—like Columbia County across the Hudson River, or Massachusetts’s Berkshire Mountains—its new boutique hotels, shops and restaurants intriguingly share the landscape with ancient tackle shops, tractor-repair businesses and abandoned farmhouses.

Source: NBC News

South Korea tops the list of best quality vehicles for the third year

Thursday 19:10 GMT

New vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year, according to the annual J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey.

"As vehicles become more complex and automated, it is critical that consumers have complete confidence in automakers’ ability to deliver fault-free vehicles,” said Sargent. In the IQS, the lower the score the better, as it refers to the number of problems per 100 vehicles, or PP100, reported by owners.

Source: Common Domain

Demand for Tighter Border Threatens to Undo German Government

Sunday 03:21 GMT

Horst Seehofer, who is Ms. Merkel’s interior minister and a party leader in her fragile coalition, has threatened to ignore a veto by the chancellor and forge ahead next week with a plan to turn away some migrants at the German border.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives are holding last-ditch talks this weekend to defuse an escalating dispute over immigration and avert a breakup of her government.

Source: Common Domain

Central banks are too powerful for their own good, says former Bank of England deputy governor

Sunday 19:07 GMT

Paul Tucker, who served as deputy governor of the Bank of England from March 2009 to October 2013, spoke with MarketWatch about his new book, “Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State,” which examines the weighty question of the role central bankers and other unelected experts should play in modern democracies.

Central banks were forced to largely go it alone in the effort to save the world from economic ruin less than a decade ago, but it left monetary policy makers wielding too much power and vulnerable to a backlash that could undermine their independence, according to a former central banker who helped shape the global response to the financial crisis.

Source: Common Domain

Central Bank Leaders Warn Trade Conflicts Could Damage Global Economy

Thursday 19:10 GMT

SINTRA, Portugal—Leaders of the world’s top central banks warned Wednesday that escalating trade conflicts could ricochet through financial markets and hurt the world economy, potentially prolonging the era of ultralow interest rates.

For Japan, whose central bank maintained its aggressive stimulus policies last week to support a softening economy, the trade conflict is “a matter of great concern,” said Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda. The indirect impact on Japan’s economy could be “quite significant if the escalation between China and the U.S. continues,” Mr. Kuroda said, because it could affect the Asian supply chain centered on countries like Japan and Taiwan and across southeast Asia.

Source: New York Times

Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

Mr. Stasolla said he was concerned that Mr. Salvini’s populist message was taking root among Italians “who believe you can respond to complex issues with simple slogans that single out scapegoats.”. “This is the real drama,” he said, “that populism has infected broad segments of the Italian population at a speed we could not have anticipated.”

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, in Berlin to meet with his German counterpart, Angela Merkel, was infuriated by Mr. Salvini’s remarks and said that the interior minister “had gone too far,” according to Italian news reports.

Source: Global News

Feds have spent over $5.7M on border shelter, security, humanitarian aid

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

The federal government spent over $5.7 million over the course of 16 months to ensure that asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border between legal checkpoints had adequate food, shelter, security and medical care.

Of the overall total of $5.72 million allocated for shelter, security and humanitarian needs, $2.37 million was spent in the first four months of 2018, according to government documents.

Source: Global News

2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards: Complete list of winners

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers. “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story” “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated” WINNER: “Gaga: Five Foot Two” “Jay-Z’s ‘Footnotes for 4:44?” “The Defiant Ones”. WINNER: “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (E!) “Love & Hip Hop” (VH1) “Real Housewives” (Bravo) “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo)

The MTV Movie & TV Awards took place Monday night in Los Angeles, with Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish making her debut as host.

Source: Global News

12-year-old Montrealer, 6’10”, catches the eyes of NBA players

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

A grinning Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray posed for a selfie at last weekend’s regional finals for the Jr. NBA world championship in St. Catharines, Ont., with a 12-year-old boy.

The average height of a 12-year-old boy is four-foot-10, and Jean-François laughed about what it takes to keep his Stretch Armstrong son fed: “Normal breakfast would be two big cereal bowls, two toasts, yogurt, bananas.”

Source: Global News

Pot … or not Small provinces much more prepared for Day 1 of legalization

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

“They were actively seeking producers to come and locate their businesses, and granting very lucrative incentives to locate in their province, so I’m not surprised that they’ve jumped all over the retail side of things, because that’s just how they’ve viewed this: as an opportunity from day one.”

“The minister in charge of NB Liquor said to me that they don’t want a delay in legalization, because every day that they’re not opening up is costing them money because they’ve invested so heavily in these stores that are currently sitting empty.”

Source: CBS News

Migrant children at the border – the facts

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

There were 22,366 family units from Honduras apprehended in fiscal year 2017, and 20,675 apprehended by May 31, putting that total on pace to surpass last year's as well.

The revelation that more than 2,300 children were separated from adults at the U.S. border with Mexico in just five weeks quickly led to a firestorm of condemnation, while federal officials have been defending their policy, and criticizing the media's coverage of it.

Source: Global News

Chris Hardwick ‘blindsided’ by ex-girlfriend’s allegations: ‘At no time did I sexually assault her’

Tuesday 13:38 GMT

Our three-year relationship was not perfect — we were ultimately not a good match and argued — even shouted at each other — but I loved her, and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way andat no time did I sexually assault her.”. Continuing his statement, Hardwick details the painful way their relationship came to an end, and admitted he was “blindsided” by her allegations. “When we were living together, I found out that Chloe had cheated on me, and I ended the relationship,” Hardwick asserts.

Source: Common Domain

New Bank Regulator Sets ‘Open Door’ Policy on Rule Changes

Wednesday 18:14 GMT

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Jelena McWilliams, in her first public remarks since being sworn in less than two weeks ago, avoided staking out specific policy positions but declared that her agency has an “open door policy where we solicit feedback on what’s working and what’s not” in the U.S. bank rulebook. “You don’t want banks to be able to do just about anything,” Ms. McWilliams said Tuesday when asked about her regulatory approach at a conference hosted by two bank trade groups.

Source: The Guradian

Gary Gold's blazing Eagles beat Scotland – US rugby has momentum

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

Gary Gold took over as Eagles coach this year and in the spring the team won every game in the Americas Rugby Championship, against an Argentina XV, Canada, Uruguay, Brazil and Chile.

Thanks to the advent of Major League Rugby, all the 23 men who beat an admittedly inexperienced Scotland squad are paid to play the game.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 19:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What Happens When You Reach a Million Instagram Followers

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: New York Times

Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

Shop now, pay later! Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters now offer layaway

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Today 07:01 GMT

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