Europe stands ground over US-Iran feud

Share Europe stands ground over US-Iran feud whatsapp Monday 6 August 2018 2:55 pm whatsapp James Booth More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com European leaders hit back yesterday at US President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran, which took effect tonight.A joint statement from the UK, French, German and EU foreign ministers said they “deeply regret” the US decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Under the deal Iran agreed to drastically scale back its nuclear programme in return for relief from sanctions introduced by the international community over fears it was developing nuclear weapons.Trump yesterday slammed the “horrible, one-sided deal,” which was signed by his predecessor Barack Obama.“Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world,” Trump said.The deal “threw a lifeline of cash to a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos,” Trump said.He was praised by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said: “I congratulate President Trump and the US administration for making the important decision to impose sanctions on Iran… I call upon the countries of Europe, which talk about stopping Iran, to join this measure.” Trump has repeatedly railed against the agreement signed in 2015 by Iran, China, France, Russia, the UK, the US, Germany and the EU.The European statement said preserving the deal was a “matter of respecting international agreements and a matter of international security”.It is introducing a “blocking statute” today to shield EU companies “doing legitimate business with Iran from the impact of US extra-territorialsanctions” the statement said.The blocking statute will allow EU companies to recover damages resulting from US sanctions and bans them from complying with sanctions unless they get special dispensation from the European Commission. Yesterday’s announcement follows escalating rhetoric between Iran and the US which peaked on 23 July when Trump blasted Iran in an all-caps tweet following comments by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who said “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”.Trump has said he is willing to meet the Iranian president to discuss a deal.Last night Rouhani said: “Trump’s call for direct talks is only for domestic consumption in America.” read more

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Gap between UK and US bankers’ bonuses widening as EU rules bite

whatsapp Read more: Hammond: BoE boss Carney will stay in place until 2020By contrast the US bonus pool in 2017 was the largest since 2007 and over the last 10 years has increased 78 per cent from $17.6bn to $31.4bn, research from law firm Linklaters showed.Linklaters employment partner Alexandra Beidas said the UK had instituted a tougher regime on bonuses than other countries when implementing regulations drawn up by the G20’s financial stability board.“You have a scenario where the EU went full steam ahead, the UK gold plated the rules, parts of Asia just brought in guidelines and the US is still sitting on draft versions,” she said.“It’s no secret that US bankers have historically been paid larger bonuses than their European counterparts but it’s a bitter pill to swallow when you can see that some regulators are being quite tough on financial institutions and others less so. It seems that the UK’s financial sector really has ended up with the toughest rules anywhere in the world,” she added. Gap between UK and US bankers’ bonuses widening as EU rules bite by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse Coastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest Wow James Booth Wednesday 12 September 2018 7:15 am Share Read more: Asia supplants Europe as global banking landscape shiftsThe EU bonus cap limits bonuses paid to no more than 100 per cent of fixed salary or 200 per cent of fixed pay with shareholder approval.It was introduced in the aftermath of the financial crisis with the aim of quelling public anger at high pay for bankers. whatsapp The gap between bankers’ bonuses in the UK and US is widening due to EU rules on bonus caps.Bankers in the UK have seen their bonus pool shrink nine per cent over the last three years, falling to the same level it was in 2008 at $19.6bn (£15bn). read more

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Deficit rises unexpectedly in August on back of weak tax receipts

first_img Alexandra Rogers Friday 21 September 2018 11:10 am whatsapp Howard Archer, chief economic advisor at accountants EY, said: “The run of large borrowing undershoots in previous months had seemed unlikely to be sustained given that they relied heavily upon lower spending, a large chunk of which was due to timing effects.”The August data saw these effects start to unwind, with contributions to the EU up sharply on last August, and public sector net investment also coming in higher than last year. Annual growth in current receipts slowed a little in August and is now bang in line with the OBR’s full-year forecast of 3.9 per cent.” Public sector borrowing has fallen to its lowest point since 2002 for the financial year to date at £17.8bn, £7.8bn less than the same time last year.However, August borrowing of £6.8bn came in at double economists’ expectations, and was £2.4bn higher than the same month last year, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed. Share whatsapp Economists had expected borrowing of just £3.4bn for the month.The higher-than-expected figure is largely down to only a slight 1.6 per cent increase in tax receipts to £55.6bn, while total expenditure rose 6.9 per cent to £60.4bn.Meanwhile, debt, excluding public sector banks, increased by £15.9bn to £1.8 trillion, equivalent to 84.3 per cent of GDP.​The ONS said that of the £17.8bn borrowed by the public sector, £6.2bn went on “day-to-day” activities while the rest went on capital spending on projects such as infrastructure. The ONS said its forecast remains for borrowing to come in at £34bn for the full year. Deficit rises unexpectedly in August on back of weak tax receipts More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

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Boris Johnson launches no-holds barred attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plan in highly-anticipated conference speech

first_img Boris Johnson launches no-holds barred attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plan in highly-anticipated conference speech Speaking from the stage, Johnson said: “If we get it wrong, if we proceed with this undemocratic solution, if we remain half-in half out, we will protract this toxic tedious business that is frankly so off-putting to sensible middle of the road people who want us to get on with their priorities.”If we cheat the electorate – and Chequers is a cheat – we will escalate the sense of mistrust.”However, Johnson ended his speech by saying Tory members should back May and convince her to support a looser free trade agreement with the EU along the lines she set out in her Lancaster House speech in January 2017.Tory members began queueing for Johnson’s speech more than 90 minutes before he was due to take to the stage.Many of those were wearing ‘Chuck Chequers’ badges to highlight their opposition to May’s negotiating strategy, which would see the UK follow the EU rulebook on goods and agri-foods in order to avoid additional customs checks. He said: “We won’t get anywhere by metaphorically acquiring beards and string vests and allotments – but by systematically pointing out the damage they would do.”They want to spend literally hundreds of billions renationalising the utilities.”They want to clobber business with new taxes, with workers’ soviets on the board.”They would wreck the economy. They would drive away investment.”Johnson focused a large part of his speech on the housing crisis, saying that building more homes is “a massive opportunity for us Tories.”He added: “I have lost count of the times – and I bet you have too – when I have been out campaigning, and someone has told me on the doorstep that they would vote Conservative forever out of sheer gratitude to us for letting them buy their own home.” whatsapp Owen Bennett Read more: Hammond says Tories are the ‘party of business’ as he attacks CorbynJohnson entered the hall to a standing ovation, with his father Stanley and sister Rachel – who opposed Brexit – watching from the front row of the auditorium.The former London mayor used the opening 20 minutes of his speech to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and talk up his own support for UK business.In June, it was reported that Johnson had said “f**k business” during a meeting in Brussels – a comment which led former CBI chief Lord Digby Jones to brand Johnson “irrelevant and offensive” during a conference speech on Sunday.Calling on his colleagues to “take this Tony Benn tribute act and wallop it for six”, Johnson urged his party not to imitate the opposition. Tuesday 2 October 2018 2:08 pm Addressing a packed fringed meeting at the Conservative party conference, the former foreign secretary dubbed the so-called Chequers plan “an outrage” that was “not democracy”.Read more: Conservative Party conference app flaw exposes MPs’ phone numbersWith a host of Tory MPs watching on, including former Brexit secretary David Davis and ex-party leader Iain Duncan Smith, Johnson even suggested May and other Cabinet ministers could be prosecuted under an ancient law that bans foreign courts from having jurisdiction in the UK.The biggest cheers from the 1,000-strong audience came when Johnson warned that the UK could not fudge Brexit now and get a better deal later, and when he defiantly called on the government to “chuck Chequers”.While MPs in the hall gave him an ovation, other Tories spoke out against Johnson’s speech. Former Defence Minister Guto Bebb said: “More than two years since the referendum, Boris Johnson still has no answers to the difficulty questions posed by Brexit.” Boris Johnson took a hammer to Theresa May’s Brexit plan today as he claimed her proposals were “dangerous and unstable”. whatsapp Share Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit Conservative party conference People Theresa Maylast_img read more

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Met Office issues weather warning as Storm Callum approaches UK

first_img whatsapp Share Michael Searles Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapMinnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman shot four times while visitingSportsnaut Wednesday 10 October 2018 6:44 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com The Met Office has issued a weather warning with 80mph gale-force winds and heavy rain forecast for later this week as Storm Callum hits the UK. whatsapp The downpour looks set to continue into Saturday and the Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for the north of England and parts of Scotland.Read more: DEBATE: Does the energy market need Corbyn’s proposed renewable subsidies?A more severe orange warning has been issued in the Republic of Ireland for Thursday and Friday as the country expect gale-force winds of up to 80mph.The storm will blow in from the Atlantic and hit the UK early Friday morning. Met Office issues weather warning as Storm Callum approaches UK A yellow warning has been declared for Northern Ireland and western Britain this Friday with strong winds and torrential rain posing a danger to life, the Met Office saya.Read more: United Utilities to spend £80m on safeguarding supplies after heatwaveRainfall is expected to reach up to 10cm and could cause flooding, as well as making driving conditions difficult for those affected.Wind speeds are expected to reach 60mph in many areas and could even hit 80mph in the Outer Hebrides and far northwest of the Scottish mainland.Storm Callum brings with it a risk of flying debris and tiles blowing off of roofs. The Met Office has therefore warned that there is chance of injuries and a danger to life. Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

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Turkey gave Khashoggi tapes to European countries, says Erdogan

first_img Share Sunday 11 November 2018 3:36 pm whatsapp whatsapp Erdogan, who attended First World War commemorations in Paris alongside world leaders this morning, said several other countries had heard tapes relevant to the killing.“We gave the tapes. We gave them to Saudi Arabia, to the United States, Germans, French and British, all of them. They have listened to all the conversations in them. They know,” Erdogan told Reuters.Erdogan’s comments mark the latest attempt to put pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing. He repeated demands for information on the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body, amid reports it may have been dissolved in acid.Saudi Arabia has changed its explanation of the events surrounding Khashoggi’s murder. It initially claimed Khashoggi left the consulate alive, before saying rogue agents were responsible for his death.A Turkish official last week said Saudi Arabia sent a “clean-up team” to the consulate to dispose of evidence of the journalist’s murder. James Warrington Tags: Trading Archive Turkey gave Khashoggi tapes to European countries, says Erdogan Turkey has shared recordings related to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday.Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in October. Erdogan has stated the murder was ordered by the “highest levels” of the Saudi government. Saudi Arabia has faced international backlash since the murder. In October numerous high-profile companies, including Google, withdrew from the country’s Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference.Despite this, the three-day business event in Riyadh went ahead, with Saudi Arabia signing business deals worth $50bn.During a meeting on Saturday President Trump and President Macron agreed Saudi authorities must do more to shed light on the murder, according to Reuters.last_img read more

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PZ Cussons remains cautious over full year outlook due to challenges in Nigeria

first_img Tags: Company PZ Cussons whatsapp James Warrington The firm said it expects continuing good performance in Europe and Asia going forward. But it said its overall full-year results would depend on conditions in Nigeria. PZ Cussons remains cautious over full year outlook due to challenges in Nigeria Consumer goods manufacturer PZ Cussons reported good performance in Europe and Asia in its half-year results, but warned of challenging trading conditions in Africa.PZ Cussons, which owns brands such as Imperial Leather and Original Source, said new products and increased distribution had driven its strong trading in the six months to the end of November.center_img But the results were dragged down by weak performance in Africa, largely due to tough political and economic conditions in Nigeria.The company said it has suffered from lower disposable income and a weakening of the naira against the dollar in the run-up to the general election in February 2019.“We expect trading conditions in Nigeria to remain subdued, and we are continuing to actively manage and review the Nigerian portfolio to ensure that we mitigate short term volatility and are best placed for when growth returns to the market,” the company said.Shares in PZ Cussons were down almost five per cent today.In Asia PZ Cussons recorded a strong performance, offset by the weakening of Asian currencies against the sterling. Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp Thursday 13 December 2018 3:10 pmlast_img read more

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Theresa May breaks the record for most unpopular Conservative minister

first_img David Lidington -25.6 Julian Smith -28.7 Jessica Clark More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Read more: Theresa May faces mounting pressure to quit as Brexit talks resume Share David Gauke -39.6 Brandon Lewis -46.3 Theresa May -73.5 Chris Grayling -71.1 Wednesday 24 April 2019 11:47 am Philip Hammond -57 center_img Theresa May breaks the record for most unpopular Conservative minister whatsapp Theresa May has broken the record for the least popular Conservative cabinet minister to date, as ranked by Tory party members, over her decision to postpone Brexit.The Prime Minister’s net satisfaction rating plummeted to -73.5 this month from -51.2 in March, according to a poll by Conservative Home. Read more: Theresa May seeks new vote on bill needed to deliver BrexitMay dropped three places to the bottom of the table after being voted more unpopular than transport secretary Chris Grayling, who has faced criticism following a string of bungled decisions, including awarding a no-deal Brexit ferry contract to a company without any boats and botching last year’s rail timetable change.Chancellor Phillip Hammond, Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley and Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis completed the bottom five.Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons, remained top of list for Conservative members, however her rating fell from 52 points in March to 40.6 this month.Geoffrey Cox slipped from third place, on 37.9 points, to sixth with 21.3 points after the attorney general failed to hold the government to its no-deal promise, Conservative Home said. whatsapp Meanwhile, chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss rose to second place after maintaining her score at 38 points.How Theresa May’s cabinet ministers performed on Conservative Home’s popularity rank: Karen Bradley -51.8 Amber Rudd -36 Greg Clark -36.1 Cabinet minister Satisfaction rating Tags: Brexit People Philip Hammond Theresa Maylast_img read more

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Contactless and mobile payments surge in UK in 2018

first_imgStephen Jones, chief executive of UK Finance, said: “The same pick ‘n’ mix approach people now take when it comes to music, television or the news is expanding into payments, as consumers take advantage of new technologies to pay in a way that suits them.” whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org The number of people paying using their mobile phones also rose significantly. The proportion of UK adults registered to use Apple Pay, Google Pay or a similar service climbed to 16 per cent in 2018 from 10 per cent in 2017. Only two per cent were registered in 2016. whatsapp Cashless lifestyles were increasingly popular. Around 10 per cent of Britons’ – 5.4m people – used cash only once a month or less last year, compared to 3.4m in 2017. Read more: Credit card spending shoots up as customers turn to extra protections Meanwhile, the use of cash continued to decline, with only four per cent of Britons’ mainly using physical money for their payments, yearly data from banking trade association UK Finance today revealed. A bystander uses a card to make a donation on a contactless card reader as busker Charlotte Campbell performs near the London Eye in central London on September 1, 2018. – Busker Charlotte Campbell was one of the first performers to use a contactless card reader and today between five and 10 percent of her income comes from people tapping bank cards on her reader — set up through her phone to debit £2 (2.22 euros, $2.60) at a time. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) Read more: Softbank to invest €900m in payment firm Wirecard Thursday 6 June 2019 11:37 am The number of contactless payments made in the UK surged in 2018, new figures have shown, as all Britons’ from grandparents to teenagers increased their use of the technology.center_img Contactless and mobile payments surge in UK in 2018 The technological revolution made itself felt in banking too, with 72 per cent of all UK adults using online banking in 2018, and 48 per cent using mobile banking. Share Over 83 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds used contactless technology in 2018, while 61 per cent of over-65s also used the method. Contactless payments took off in 2015, with Transport for London pioneering the technology by allowing Londoners to tap their debit cards at tube station entrances. Harry Robertson “More and more customers are now opting for the speed and convenience of paying with their contactless cards, or using mobile banking to check their balances and make transfers while on the move,” he said. He added: “However, technology is not for everyone and cash remains a payment method that is valued and preferred by many, so maintaining access to cash will be vital to ensure no customer is left behind.” There was a 31 per cent growth in contactless payment volumes in 2018 compared to the year before, the UK Finance figures showed, with 70 per cent of people in London using contactless cards.last_img read more

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Donald Trump admits ‘more has to be done’ in wake of mass shootings

first_img WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House August 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivered remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Speaking to reporters earlier today, the US president said “hate has no place in our country” as he pledged: “We’re going to take care of it.” “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain,” he said. Read more: Far-right website 8chan down as Cloudfare pulls support after mass shootings A gunman killed nine people and wounded at least 26 others in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday, while on Saturday 20 people were shot dead in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, wounding at least 26. The president was speaking after two separate incidents in the US claimed the lives of 29 people. “We’re doing a lot of work, a lot of people are working right now, a lot of law enforcement people and others. I spoke to members of congress about whatever we can do and a lot of things are being done right now as we speak. Donald Trump has admitted that “perhaps more has to be done” to tackle America’s gun problem after two mass shootings took place over the weekend. Donald Trump admits ‘more has to be done’ in wake of mass shootings “Hate has no place in our country and we’re going to take care of it,” he said. Read more: At least 30 people killed in separate US mass shooting incidents A number of Democratic candidates for the presidency criticised Trump’s stance of immigrants, including Beto O’Rourke, who grew up in El Paso. whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndo He added: “We have done much more than most administrations…we’ve done actually a lot but perhaps more has to be done.” Only a racist, driven by fear, could witness what took place this weekend—and instead of standing up to hatred, side with a mass murderer’s call to make our country more white. We are so much better than this president. https://t.co/SYMT77fbOf— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019 “On behalf of our first lady and myself, condolences to all. We have to get it stopped. This has been going of for years – for years and years in our country and we have to get it stopped.” We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019 Share Alexandra Rogers Earlier Trump appeared to link gun legislation with immigration reform as he issued a call for stronger background checks. Monday 5 August 2019 3:29 pm The US president has faced accusations of inciting racial hatred through his use of language and policies such as the border wall with Mexico and immigration detention centres. This president’s open racism is an invitation to violence. The writing has been on the wall since his maiden speech coming down that escalator calling immigrants “rapists and criminals.” The actions that follow cannot surprise us. pic.twitter.com/jSBbAQROF0— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 5, 2019last_img read more

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