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Britain's inflation, fuelled by Brexit and oil, drives higher ahead of election

Britain's inflation, fuelled by Brexit and oil, drives higher ahead of election

The head of Britain's biggest trade union group said Tuesday's inflation data meant living standards should be front and centre of the election campaign. Figures for April will be published on Thursday. "Inflation is set to rise to around 3% or higher in the months ahead - with prices likely to be rising faster than wages in the months ahead", Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC said.



Federal Budget: $8 billion tax hike won't just hit banks

In response the Treasurer claimed the principles in the budget were "very important to the Liberal party" and pointed out that the decision to raise the Medicare Levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme was "a shared commitment" of every parliamentarian.



Veteran Crime Reporter Javier Valdez Killed In Mexico

The local print weekly and online publication is one of the few news outlets that continues to carry out in-depth investigations in Mexico exposing the deep ties between Mexican politicians and drug cartels. His courage was well-known-in 2011, the Committee to Protect Journalists gave him its International Press Freedom Award-and his impact was widespread.



Trump vs. Hawaii. Will the Travel Ban block Stand?

At a Seattle courtroom on Monday, in the latest battle in the legal war over President Trump's now suspended travel ban, lawyers and judges pushed and pulled on the swirling questions over Trump's intentions and the legal limits on executive power.


UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

Speaking to the BBC on Tuesday night, Lord Mandelson said Labour is not "differentiating their position and their policy sufficiently from the government" on Brexit and has had an "equivocal and fence-sitting approach" so far. It's what mandate does she claim, on Brexit and on the health service and all the other things. Voters will go to the polls on June 8 in the most important general election Britain has faced in 60 years, Theresa May insisted as she took the campaign fight to ...



Macron Names Surprise Choice as New Prime Minister

It would also make good on Macron's campaign promises to repopulate French politics with new faces. Philippe has been the mayor of Le Havre , a port city in the Normandy region of northern France, since 2010 and became a member of parliament for the region two years later.