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Trust lacking in IL failure to OK budget by deadline


In other words, they're more concerned about politics and their re-election chances than actually helping the vulnerable they claim to represent. Gov. It's not too late for the governor to change course and come back to the table. "When we're on a good path - a good path- - to change the system, there's no need for different answers", Rauner said when asked why he's stuck with the same talking points as the budget crisis has dragged on. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie

Madrid, though, could have been back in front once more in the 33rd minute when Marcelo got to the byline and picked out Ronaldo in the middle, but the Portugal captain miscued his header and missed the target. "This season was unbelievable again, last season was wonderful". His double on Saturday showed that his transformation into a predator in the penalty box - where both goals were scored from - is complete. Read More »

Wood Mac: Don't expect an OPEC-fueled rally in crude oil prices


Last year, the oil cartel made a decision to reduce crude production by 1.8 million barrels a day to offset the global oversupply for the first six months of this year. OPEC has yet to make an official announcement. " Medium term, we remain positive on the oil price and forecast the price on Brent crude to average USD60/bl in 2018 on the back of a lower Dollars and somewhat tighter oil market", Danske argues. Read More »

President Trump's budget does not add up ($2 trillion math error)

Furthermore, he testified that Obama's first budget assumed 2.9% growth each year for 10 years. It foresees an overhaul of the tax code, which analysts say could direct most of its benefits to upper-income earners. Success will not be determined by how many people are on a government program. " The Trump budget assumes hundreds of billions more in Medicaid cuts than the House bill", said Edwin Park, a health policy expert with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , which ... Read More »

Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit

To finish One Love Manchester , Grande gathered most of the night's performers onstage as she fought back tears to sing " One Last Time ". Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford kicked off the show with a minute of silence for the victims of both attack, followed by performances from superstars Justin Bieber , Katy Perry , Pharrell Williams , and Coldplay . Read More »

Some UK election polls show huge Corbyn surge


Detailed Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union are set to start 11 days after the election, so there will be intense pressure to form a government by then. Last week we reported that Labour was only 5 points behind the Conservatives, but at the time there was no sure way of knowing how this would transfer to seats in parliament. Read More »

Castlegar B.C. woman killed in London attacks


She said: "On behalf of the people of London and on behalf of the whole country, I want to thank and pay tribute to the professionalism and bravery of the police and the emergency services, and the courage of members of the public who defended themselves and others from the attackers". Read More »

Syracuse University students confirmed safe after London terrorist attacks

Also Saturday, a man with a "massive knife" entered a restaurant at Borough Market , just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN. "Police were nervous. They seemed like they didn't have a good overview of the situation". Detectives were still investigating whether the assailants acted alone, but Rowley said he was "increasingly confident that this attack was conducted by three individuals". Read More »

British police will name London Bridge attackers when 'operationally possible'

Less than two weeks ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. He praised emergency services and said police would make a statement after an emergency cabinet meeting. President Donald Trump is reportedly considering visiting London later in the week, ABC News' Jonathan Karl reported on Sunday. Read More »

JK Rowling, more celebs skewer Trump over his London attack tweets

Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge. "They're scared, but of course any parent would be", Turcich said. The attack comes days ahead of Britain's parliamentary elections. "In the face of every attack, however devastating, we must continue to cleave ever closer to these values because ultimately they are what will defeat the evil of terror", he continued. Read More »

Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack, official says


Trump's comments echoed those of British Prime Minister Theresa May , who earlier said measures needed to be taken to prevent another attack in the United Kingdom. "They all appeared to be wearing explosive vests". Once again they ran towards danger while encouraging others to run to safety. A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire, but the civilian's injuries were not believed to be critical. Read More »

France 'corrects' White House video on Paris accord

The vast majority of scientists believe that global warming - bringing with it sharp changes in climate patterns - is mainly the result of human activities including power generation, transport, agriculture and industry. The tweet includes a now-popular hashtag "Make Our Planet Great Again" - a cheeky adaptation of the nationalist slogan used by Trump on his election campaign trail, "Make America Great Again". Read More »

USA unemployment rate hits 16-year low in May

More than 400,000 people stopped looking for work entirely. There is growing anecdotal evidence of companies struggling to find qualified workers. And there were some bright spots in May's jobs report . Employment at all levels of government fell by 9,000 last month. " Job growth is rip-roaring", Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics said. Read More »

USA unemployment hits lowest level since 2001


The sector has added an average of 46,000 jobs per month thus far this year, in line with the average monthly job gain in 2016. A Reuters survey of banks that do business directly with the Fed , conducted after the employment report , showed all 18 primary dealers polled expected the us central bank to raise rates this month. Read More »

PCB chief Shaharyar meets Pakistan players for pep talk


Arthur announced Pakistan's 12, stating that Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman would not feature. "At the worldwide level, there is pressure before any game. "There are no problems whatsoever", said Kohli . Mohammad Hafeez, 5. Shoaib Malik, 6. There are all kinds of possibilities: "two spinners, two fast bowlers; three fast bowlers and a spinner". Read More »

United States exit from Paris deal leaves everyone wondering what happens next


The CEO of Disney resigned from the president's business advisory council, alongside Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. In the plans submitted to the united nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), India had also vowed that 40 per cent of its total electricity needs would be obtained from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. Read More »

Protests, new climate pledges after Trump's Paris pullout

The accord , signed on December 13 in Le Bourget, France, by 197 countries and ratified by 147, aims to curb global greenhouse gas emissions by preventing global temperatures from rising by more than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and also to keep the increase to less than 1.5 degrees to contain the effects of climate change . Read More »

US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent

Combined with a downward revision of 29,000 for March, the economy now has averaged a gain of just 121,000 net new jobs in the last three months. Industries adding lots of jobs in May included health care (up 24,000) and professional and business services (up 38,000). Read More »

Fleming expects India to beat Pakistan


Former India opener Virender Sehwag , former Australian Test player Tom Moody, current head coach Kumble , former Indian cricketers Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh and former Pakistan and Bangladesh coach Richard Pybus have applied for the post of India's head coach. Read More »

Putin on Paris deal: 'Don't worry, be happy'

President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement , local media reported on Saturday. Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, Trump said he will cease implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement , which called for the U.S. Read More »

Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord

A political independent who has been a strident critic of Trump's energy and climate policies, he is also a United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change. For years, Trump has been calling global warming a hoax, sometimes alleging that it was invented by China. And he said he supports clean water and air and more innovation for clean energy. Read More »

Crude oil prices plunge sharply on Thursday


At a meeting in Vienna on May 25, representatives from both OPEC and non-OPEC countries - including Russian Federation - agreed to extend current production cuts for a further nine months. Brent, the global benchmark for the price of oil , has traded this year in a range between $46.60 per barrel and $56.30 per barrel. But David Elmes, professor at Warwick Business School and head of the Global Energy Research Network, thinks that the future of energy will not be in the production of ... Read More »

Trump, Abbas Discuss Ways to Make Progress in Israeli-Palestinian Talks


The leftwing Israel Policy Forum (IPF) praised Trump for "the sentiments expressed in his speech today in Jerusalem urging both sides to resolve their conflict and make peace within a larger regional framework". Several dozen young Israeli men, some holding Israeli flags, marched toward the Old City's Damascus Gate on their way to the Western Wall when they encountered a group of Palestinian protesters. Read More »

As US retreats, EU and China seek climate leadership at summit


In a joint statement issued following talks in the Spanish capital between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy, the two countries said taking action on climate change was a priority for both nations. China accounts for less than 5% of foreign investment in the EU. While Chinese investment into the European Union increased by 77% in 2016, the flow in the other direction declined by nearly a quarter. Read More »

We were powerless to resist Real firepower, says Juve coach Allegri

As a team we played very good in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and today but at the end you need a guy to score to win this title and he did. Marco Asensio celebrates scoring Real Madrid's fourth goal. Madrid's attacking brilliance proved too hard for Juventus to contain, giving Zinedine Zidane his second Champions League title in 18 months of top-flight management. Read More »

California plots to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate

Noted Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio slammed President Donald Trump for his "careless decision" to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement saying the future on this planet is now more at risk than ever before. Read More »

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

Late December 2016 - Kushner meets Gorkov: As The New York Times first reported , Kushner meets with the president of state-run Russian bank VEB, Sergey Gorkov , at Kislyak's recommendation. Mr Spicer's repetition of a Fox News pundit's claim British intelligence agencies had "wiretapped" Trump Tower in efforts to defend the President in March sparked outrage, before the White House attempted to backtrack . Read More »

Tillerson backs United States to cut emissions

He also pledged to provide the $15 million he says the UN Climate Change Secretariat will lose from President Trump's withdrawal from the pact. "If nations around the globe want to see to learn from us what we're doing to reduce our Carbon dioxide footprint, we're going to share that with them". Read More »

Illinois House won't take up budget bills on last day of session

But this spring's budget failure exposed an additional set of fault lines - among Democrats. 34 demonstrators were handcuffed and arrested outside of Governor Rauner's office Tuesday night. "And the grand bargain failed". "Democrats in this state feel it just as passionately as Republicans..." Cullerton says senators could adopt a new freeze if a two-year freeze works. Read More »

How Trump climate decision is seen as an economic win

According to a city news release, the agenda is in place to compliment and build off existing efforts and other local initiatives that are now underway. The group is being organized by the billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg . Next up, it was Scott Pruitt , the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who spoke at the White House press briefing on Friday. Read More »

Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House

President Trump came back to Washington on May 27 after his nine day trip to Europe and the Middle East. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specializes in political advertising. It's an extraordinary step for the White House to suddenly farm out inquiries about a subject about which the president is publicly commenting on-and in this case, just hours beforehand . Read More »

Ronaldo nets 600th career goal in Champions League final triumph

He sets the pace for the rest of the defenders, and continues to be the team's main leader both on and off the field. The other side already has some Juventus banners lying on the seats ready to be deployed. Madrid's supremacy was clear in the second half. However, on the hour Casemiro hit a thunderous shot from 30 yards out which took a wicked deflection off Sami Khedira and rolled past Buffon. Read More »