Weak economic data and dovish comments by BoE Governor Mark Carney, however, have rapidly cooled expectations for a near-term rate increase, sending the pound sliding from its post-Brexit referendum highs. The government reported last Friday that wages and salaries recorded their biggest increase in 11 years in the first quarter. In addition to the good inflation data, household consumption also stepped up growth pace in March.
Min Aung Hlaing also repeated the official line that Myanmar was ready to take back those refugees who could be verified as residents, as per a repatriation deal with Bangladesh. "When we raised the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army [ARSA], they said that we always discuss ARSA [when it comes to the Rohingya issue]". Myanmar's military has kept Rakhine in a lockdown since August, blocking access to independent observers, journalists and many aid groups except on tightly-controlled chaperoned ...
Bin Salman repeated a common narrative, usually used to justify ongoing colonisation of Palestine which places the blame for failed negotiations squarely on the shoulders of the Palestinian leadership as opposed to the continued occupation, settlement construction and the opposition to a Palestinian state by large sections of the current Israeli coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
Citing an unidentified "intelligence source", Reuters said that "multiple missile strikes hit several command centers for Iranian-backed militias". Syria's neighbor Israel has repeatedly hit Iranian-backed militia outposts in Syria, insisting that Iran, which is hostile to Israel, is increasing its military presence in the country.
Canada is the largest source of steel imports into the United States, with a steel industry that is highly integrated with its southern neighbour. Governments around the world are awaiting decisions from Washington on steel and aluminium tariffs, on the eve of Tuesday's expiration of waivers for the European Union and countries on three continents.
The Tinder Fire has forced evacuations of communities in the Clear Creek Area. Additionally, Highway 87 was closed in both directions in the area. Coconino National Forest officials say a top-tier fire management team assumed command Saturday night over the fire. There were more than 500 people working to contain the fire, including seven hotshot crews (firefighters assigned to the hottest part of the fire), three initial-attack crews and more, according to InciWeb.