Turnbull government company tax cuts hanging in the balance

Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm said he was discussing the issue with the government which was still considering several options. Under the initial stages of the plan, the corporate rate drops to 27.5 per cent for businesses with a turnover of ... More..

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French national in Shanghai attacked in knife assault: Consulate
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

French national in Shanghai attacked in knife assault: Consulate

She said her father fell to the ground with a bullet wound. His death has sparked a series of violent protests in the French capital by members of the Chinese community. However, there is no clear link between ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump's Daughter Ivanka Becomes Unpaid White House Employee

One of the most rabid attacks came earlier in the week from MSNBC host Chris Matthews, who compared Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner , who serves as a senior adviser to the president, to Saddam Hussein...More..

Indian workers released by rebels in South Sudan, tweets Sushma Swaraj
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Indian workers released by rebels in South Sudan, tweets Sushma Swaraj

The Minister said the government was closely monitoring the evolving political and economic situation in the Middle East where over 8.5 million Indian expatriates are presently residing. The minister added that...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Spicer: The White House Hopes Sally Yates Will Testify

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on House Speaker Ryan to replace Nunes as chairman of the intelligence committee. Nunes' decision to cancel Tuesday's hearing was the latest in a series of actions ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

The Perils of Severe Weather

While some locations could see thunderstorms heading into Thursday morning, there is a threat for potentially severe weather in areas south of Chicago and parts of northwest in by the evening. It shows heavy ...More..

Here's why students are anxious after crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in UP
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Here's why students are anxious after crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in UP

Dr Jasim said mess fee may be hiked from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 per student but this would be due to non-availability of meat in the market and rise in chicken prices. He said many students here come from middle ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Blasts Putin

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Rubio said Thursday that members of his presidential campaign, where he was one of the final three candidates running against Trump, were...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Seth Meyers has a ton of questions about Devin Nunes

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Trump administration last week had attempted to block Yates from testifying, citing letters between her lawyer and Justice Department officials, a cl...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Why Ivanka Trump is now an unpaid government employee

The announcement comes a week after the president's oldest daughter moved into her own office in the West Wing to work on women's issues. But she did not have to abide by ethics rules, which concerned many ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

South Korea's ousted president questioned by prosecutors

Both the district and special prosecutors had repeatedly summoned Park for questioning in the months since the scandal broke, only to be thwarted by her presidential immunity. Park told staff members to take go...More..

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

Being as Bull sharks are considered some of the most risky sharks in the ocean, the authorities advise that people stay out of flood waters. Record flood levels have been recorded in the southeast Queensland ...More..

Zuma's Cabinet Overhaul Risks ANC Split, Investment Downgrade
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Zuma's Cabinet Overhaul Risks ANC Split, Investment Downgrade

Nine other ministers and their deputies were sacked; one had spoken publicly of their disillusionment over Mr Zuma's scandal-prone leadership. Gordhan has been replaced by Malusi Gigaba, a former home affa...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Will Tillerson visit be a disappointment for key USA ally?

Earlier on Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Tillerson discussed ongoing fight against IS in Syria and Iraq, as well as Gulen's extradition. It was not clear if that meant there would be fu...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Schumer calls on Democrats to filibuster Gorsuch confirmation

The Democrat from California expressed frustration with Mr. Gorsuch's ability to side-step politically charged inquiries less than 24 hours before Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Democrats will...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump administration appeals latest ruling blocking travel ban

Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The government says in court documents that the appeal also applies to a temporary order that Watson previously issued that halted the suspension of new visas for...More..

Airlines unite to bar 'slapgate' MP Gaikwad from flying again
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Airlines unite to bar 'slapgate' MP Gaikwad from flying again

Indian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business c...More..

Justice Dept. asks Hawaii judge to rein in travel ban injunction
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Justice Dept. asks Hawaii judge to rein in travel ban injunction

The countries affected by this ban included Libya, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Somalia. The judge's ruling on Wednesday also halted a 120-day suspension of the USA refugee admissions program. "We're g...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Airport shooting reignites security debate before French election

He seemed lonely, they said. Meanwhile a police officer was shot and injured during a road check in the town of Stains northeast of Paris on Saturday, according to Paris police. Around 3,000 passengers we...More..

British cyclist Mike Hall killed in car crash during Australian endurance race
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

British cyclist Mike Hall killed in car crash during Australian endurance race

Mr Hall, who lived in south Wales, founded the annual Transcontinental Race - an ultra-endurance across Europe. "The Indian Pacific Wheel Race has been cancelled with immediate effect in light of this morning...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Malaysia Releases Body of North Korea Leader's Half Brother

The young, unpredictable Kim Jong Un had issued a "standing order" for his elder half-brother's assassination, and there was a failed attempt in 2012, according to some South Korean lawmakers. North Korea di...More..

UN sexual harassment campaign makes male subway riders uncomfortable
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

UN sexual harassment campaign makes male subway riders uncomfortable

Riders on the Mexico City Metro were startled when they noticed a subway seat specifically for men. Almost 44 percent of women in Mexico have been victims of "sexual violence" at least once in their lives, acco...More..

Putin says protesters in unauthorised rallies 'must be punished'
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Putin says protesters in unauthorised rallies 'must be punished'

Putin, speaking at an Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk, said he would be glad to meet with Trump at a summit bringing together Arctic nations' leaders. The denial comes as intelligence committees from both the Hou...More..

Chuck Barris, The Gong Show Host, Dies at 87
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Chuck Barris, The Gong Show Host, Dies at 87

If an act were bad , the celebrity judges - a rotating panel of three that included 1970s notables like Jamie Farr , Phyllis Diller, and Jaye P. Morgan - would rush to hit a gong , signaling the act's end....More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Kim Jong-nam's body released to North Korea

But North Korea had stoutly denied this and had slammed Malaysian investigations into the murder as an attempt to smear Pyongyang . Malaysia responded in kind, barring North Koreans from exiting its soil, ...More..

House Speaker Ryan understands Trump's frustration on health bill
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

House Speaker Ryan understands Trump's frustration on health bill

But those inducements proved ineffective in winning over enough Freedom Caucus votes to pass the bill, leading Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to cancel the planned vote Friday afternoon. White House officials...More..

Arab Leaders Renew Call for Palestinian State
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Arab Leaders Renew Call for Palestinian State

DEAD SEA , Jordan - Arab leaders on Wednesday relaunched a peace plan that offers Israel full ties in exchange for Palestinian statehood, signalling to President Donald Trump that they are ready to engage if ...More..

South Africa: Zuma Sacks Finance Minister, 14 Others
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

South Africa: Zuma Sacks Finance Minister, 14 Others

Gordhan is supported by several senior ministers and many worldwide investors, as well as being widely admired by ordinary South Africans and veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle. At 6pm the rand was tradin...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Israeli Security Cabinet approves first new settlement in over a decade

It's part of a promise Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made to families in the Amona settlement, which was evacuated and shut down last month. A wave of violence that broke out in October 2015 has...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump threatens to "fight" Freedom Caucus over legislative agenda

The president is adamant that he will push for tax reform and other pro-growth economic policies now that health care reform fell flat in Congress. Ryan's pronouncement that he does not want President Donald ...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Nunes, Schiff meet to try to get Russia investigation back on track

The news comes as Nunes faces sharp challenges from Democrats in his role as the head of the House's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Nunes apparently told House Spea...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump to Meet China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago

The visit will include a dinner hosted by the president and first lady Melania Trump on April 6. Trade will be a major issue for the leaders of the world's two biggest economies, as will the thorny matter o...More..

Trump warns GOP Freedom Caucus after failed health bill
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Trump warns GOP Freedom Caucus after failed health bill

Ryan and a top Senate Republican engaged in a brief public spat Thursday about comments Ryan made earlier in the morning, seeming to suggest Trump should not try to work with Democrats. "For those who have ch...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Significant damage feared as powerful Cyclone Debbie hits

The storm has been "blowing its head off", said club vice chairman Ron McGree, who was sanguine about the disruption. A man, believed to be aged in his 60s, was badly injured when a wall collapsed on him in P...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

South Korea's Park Apologizes, Promises Cooperation with Investigation

The questioning comes almost two weeks after Park became an ordinary citizen upon the Constitutional Court's decision to remove her from office on March 10 over a corruption scandal. On Tuesday, Ms Park's suppo...More..