News archive from 1 March 2017, page 10

Trump ‘hints at GRANTING millions of undocumented migrants citizenship in MAJOR shift’

Trump ‘hints at GRANTING millions of undocumented migrants citizenship in MAJOR shift’

In what would be a major policy shift on an issue that featured heavily throughout his election campaign, Trump reportedly said undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes will be granted legal status to live, work and pay taxes in...

 
Trump to vow tough immigration approach in speech to Congress

Trump to vow tough immigration approach in speech to Congress

US President Donald Trump is expected to promise a tough approach on immigration as he makes his first speech to a joint session of Congress. According to excerpts, he will say that "by finally enforcing our immigration laws" the US will...

BBC, 02:01 in World News
 

Haigh criticises “meagre” digital plan

MILLIONS OF people will be offered help to improve their digital skills in a plan unveiled by the Government today. Lloyds, Barclays and Google are among companies who have committed to work with the Government as part of its digital strategy. It will...

 
UK's ultra-rich set to grow by a third in 10 years

UK's ultra-rich set to grow by a third in 10 years

The UK will boast 30% more super rich individuals in 10 years' time, keeping it ahead of other European countries, a report has found. Property consultants Knight Frank said the number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals increased by 6,340 to 193,490...

BBC, 02:11 in Business
 

Leeds student launches fundraising bid to help build a playground in Uganda

A Leeds Beckett University student plans to put her degree into practice this summer by helping to change children’s lives in Uganda. Ana Ardelean is in her final year of her ‘Playwork’ degree - which covers all aspects of children at play and the...

 
Government facing Brexit defeat in Lords over EU nationals

Government facing Brexit defeat in Lords over EU nationals

The government is facing a first defeat for its Brexit bill in the House of Lords later. Peers are expected to agree to amend the draft legislation to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. Home Secretary Amber Rudd had sought to reassure...

BBC, 02:21 in Regional
 
Centrelink: Alan Tudge cites legal guidelines department now says are 'not relevant'

Centrelink: Alan Tudge cites legal guidelines department now says are 'not relevant'

Australia’s human services minister, Alan Tudge, relied on legal guidelines in parliament to justify the release of personal information to the media that his own department now says are irrelevant. Tudge was criticised in parliament on Tuesday for...

 

Assassin’s Creed Empire leak shows Egyptian setting

An image of what could be this year’s new Assassin’s Creed has appeared online, and seems to suggest it’s set in Egypt. Ancient Egypt has been the fan favourite guess for the setting of the new Assassin’s Creed for a long time now. In fact, it’s been...

Metro, 02:29 in Showbiz
 
NOWHERE TO RUN: Iraqi forces SURROUND Islamic State jihadis in Mosul after US airstrikes

NOWHERE TO RUN: Iraqi forces SURROUND Islamic State jihadis in Mosul after US airstrikes

The Iraqi government offensive against a reported 4,000 Isis fighters, is facing resistance from militants deploying car bombs, sniper fire and armed commercial drones throwing grenades and explosives. Despite this troops have made rapid gains on the...

 
BREAKING: Donald Trump receives RAPTUROUS applause ahead of inaugural Congress speech

BREAKING: Donald Trump receives RAPTUROUS applause ahead of inaugural Congress speech

The US President is expected to outline his vision for the country in front of the nation’s most senior politicians. The former business tycoon is expected to discuss plans around tax reform, healthcare and his controversial immigration policy. More...

 
'Unbearable' 27-degree heat leads Bernard Tomic to quit mid-match

'Unbearable' 27-degree heat leads Bernard Tomic to quit mid-match

Bernard Tomic’s commitment to tennis is expected to come under the microscope again after the Australian pulled out of his first round match in Acapulco citing “unbearable heat”. Tomic lost the first set to American Donald Young in a tiebreak but...

Guardian, 02:33 in Sport
 
Australia goes 25 years without recession

Australia goes 25 years without recession

Australia's economy has jumped sharply in the last quarter of 2016, allowing the resource-rich economy to mark 25 years without recession. It brings the country close to breaking the Netherlands' record of modern-era uninterrupted economic growth....

BBC, 02:35 in Business
 
What happens when aid is given as direct cash transfers?

What happens when aid is given as direct cash transfers?

What is the best way of ensuring aid money is used effectively and efficiently? In Kenya, charities are experimenting with direct cash transfers, allowing individual recipients to spend the money on whatever they like. Thousands of groups spend...

BBC, 02:35 in World News
 
Exclusive: Mexico may force Slim's America Movil to separate fixed unit - sources

Exclusive: Mexico may force Slim's America Movil to separate fixed unit - sources

Mexico's telecoms regulator has discussed forcing billionaire Carlos Slim to legally separate his fixed-line company Telmex from his mobile business, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would intensify antitrust rules against the...

 

Angry Birds-dependent games maker Rovio swings to annual profit

Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment swung to an annual profit in 2016 as its Angry Birds movie release helped boost its game sales and tackle competition from new challengers such as Nintendo Co's Pokemon GO. However,...

 


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