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Mothercare's United Kingdom sales dip, sees no improvement soon


Online sales make up 42 per cent of its total United Kingdom sales, with two-fifths of digital sales coming from iPad purchases made in store. Retailer Debenhams said its British like-for-like sales at constant currency fell 2.6 percent in the 17 weeks to December 30, reflecting a volatile and competitive market in the autumn and a disappointing first week of its post-Christmas sale. Read More »

Huge blaze hits Balfour Bristol university site


It's thought the fire started on the top floor of the university's five-storey Fry Building , which is undergoing a major refurbishment worth £33m. "The service received more than 25 emergency calls reporting a fire at the Fry Building and sent crews from Temple, Southmead, Bedminster, Kingswood, Avonmouth, Chew Magna, Bath and Portishead fire stations to the scene". Read More »

Man pleads not guilty to killing his wife


From postings on her Facebook page, Christa Leigh, is believed to have married Mark, 47, last year. Christa Steele-Knudslien, 42, was well known in the MA transgender community for her activism and helped launch the first New England Trans Pride event a decade ago, friends said. Read More »

Trump reportedly works 11 am to 6 pm during the week


Donald Trump has one of the most important jobs in the world but he doesn't quite put in the time, according to reports . President Trump is spending an increasing amount of his day on social media and watching television, which his schedule has dubbed officially as " executive time " - and his days in the Oval Office don't actually begin in earnest until 11 a.m. Read More »

DMK boycotts Governor's speech in Tamil Nadu assembly, Dinakaran seated calmly


Asked whether the DMK would move a no-confidence motion in the assembly, Stalin told reporters that the party was waiting for the verdict of the Madras high court in a few cases on the issue. With the disqualification of 18 MLAs, the magic number in the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly reduced to 110, gave Chief Minister Palaniswami an upper hand in the AIADMK power struggle. Read More »

VIP chopper deal: Italy court acquits Finmeccanica executives


The name of Finmeccanica was dropped by Italian prosecutors in July 2014, as AgustaWestland agreed to pay 7.5 million as settlement. "Ours is an independent probe and the very strong", said CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal. The CBI arrested former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and Lawyer Gautam Khaitan and filed a chargesheet against 9 other persons. Read More »

Lions may have settled on new head coach


Patricia has been an assistant coach with the Patriots since 2004, and he's been Bill Belichick's defensive coordinator since 2012. The Patriots open their postseason Saturday night when the team hosts the Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Read More »

Iran Arrests Its Former President for 'Inciting Unrest'


Whether or not confirmed reports of Ahmadinejad's arrest can be verified, Ahmadinejad had been at odds with Rouhani and his administration over the past few weeks. The protesters are demanding that the regime invest in the country and its economy, and not in its foreign terrorism network and belligerent regional expansionism. Read More »

UK PM May appoints David Lidington as cabinet office minister: May's office


I'll continue to do everything I can to create a country that has equality of opportunity for young people'. Speculation remained rife at Westminster that several big names were on their way out of the Cabinet, with Education Secretary Justine Greening and the Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom reported to be vulnerable as the Prime Minister sought to assert her authority. Read More »

White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats


The White House's hard line demand on the wall set Democrats fuming Friday. President Trump has ended the program - and their protected status will start expiring in March. Congress and the White House have been locked in talks on spending and immigration. "We hope that 2018 will be a year of more bipartisan cooperation", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters, predicting a "significant number of Democrats" would be interested in supporting Trump's agenda. Read More »

FERC Nixes Perry's Plan To Pay Coal, Nuke Plants


It would require the regional markets that set electricity prices to compensate power plants that keep 90 days of fuel supplies on site. "The record. does not demonstrate that such an outcome would be just and reasonable", the agency said in the filing. Read More »

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump Won't Fire Mueller


He bemoaned the unrelenting focus on alleged Russian Federation ties, saying the probe is "very, very bad for our country". A number of news outlets, including The Associated Press, have reported that Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to withdraw from the Justice Department's investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

City had lowest recorded number of pedestrian deaths in 2017: Mayor


In 2013, there were 299 deaths, consisting of 184 pedestrians, 12 cyclists, 42 motorcyclists and 61 drivers. But in Brooklyn, the number was up: there were 57 traffic fatalities in 2017, compared with 51, its record low, the year before. De Blasio credited the success to a number of changes the city has made in the past few years. "The last time city streets were this safe people were getting around in a horse and buggy", Mayor de Blasio said . Read More »

Protest In Sudan Over Price Of Bread Hike


Bread prices in Sudan have doubled since the government eliminated subsidies this week under its 2018 budget. In the southeastern city of al-Damazin, police fired tear gas on Sunday as about 400 demonstrators chanted "No, no to price rises!" and some burned tires, a local resident told Reuters. Read More »

23 killed in explosion targeting rebel-held city in Syria


The city and the province are controlled by several rebel factions and insurgents vying for dominance, the most powerful being an al-Qaida-linked group. The ministry said there was no damage to the bases. Also, almost 100 people were wounded. Another opposition activist based in Hama province, Mohammed al-Ali, said the Russians and the Syrian government are "carpet bombing" villages before pushing into them. Read More »

Senators Call for Criminal Probe Into Author of Salacious Trump Dossier

Sen. Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, and Sen. The Steele dossier - which became public in January 2017 - was drawn together after an investigation funded by Republicans trying to block Mr Trump from becoming the party's presidential candidate. Leon said the subpoena could "reasonably produce information relevant" to the committee's inquiry. On Wednesday, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said he reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to secure information about the dossier. Read More »

Out-Of-State Social Media Threat Causes Mitchell School Lockdown


Campus and Derry Township police officials investigated the threat and found no link to Milton Hershey School. Virginia authorities have a person of interest in custody, the post said. "There is no cause for concern at Methuen High School". It appears upon investigation that the post originated in Virginia. "Our local law enforcement officers have determined McDowell High School and McDowell County Schools are not the target of any known threat". Read More »

Palestine denies report on envoy


The Palestinian president has reinstated Ambassador Walid Abu Ali and he will return to Pakistan on Wednesday to resume his duty, Ashrafi said. Palestine's Ambassador to India Adnan Abu Al Haija said that the ambassador did not meet Saeed personally. Read More »

Supreme Court gives death row inmate new appeal after juror's racist beliefs


In September, Tharpe had eaten his last meal, recorded his final statement and declined a sedative Tuesday afternoon in what would've been the final hours of his life . And in the case of a Mexican American convicted of a sexual assault, the court in Pena-Rodriquez vs. Colorado said trial judges should reconsider a jury's verdict if they learn that a juror made racist comments during the deliberations. Read More »

Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last summer


Two Romney aides confirmed Monday afternoon that Romney was diagnosed with the "slow-growing" cancer a year ago. The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said. Orrin Hatch's seat. Hatch - the longest serving Republican in the Senate - announced last week that he will be retiring at the end of this term. Romeny updated his location on his Twitter profile after Hatch's retirement announcement, in a move widely seen as preparatory for a Senate ... Read More »

Reshuffle: Theresa May expected to appoint new Tory chairman

Such mishaps illustrate the formidable challenge facing the new chairman Brandon Lewis, his well-regarded deputy James Cleverly , a former soldier, and a team of new vice-chairs, including Harrogate MP Andrew Jones, as they begin to rebuild the party's shattered support base. Read More »

North and South Korea to Talk About Olympic Cooperation

Critics in South Korea have expressed concern that the North will use the Olympics as a way to skirt worldwide sanctions and try to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington . Trump said he would be willing to speak directly with Kim, but doubled down on his tough talk against North Korea's communist leader. An agreement by South Korea to revive a jointly run industrial park or a tourism project could also draw criticism from overseas that it violates United Nations sanctions because they ... Read More »