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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Balakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Balakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Villagers along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir are suffering the brunt of cross-border firing and over 100 people have been shifted to safer places. The DC confirmed that damage assessment teams were withdrawn at 5.30 PM after intermittent small arms firing by Pakistan. He said 1,795 people have taken refuge in various relief camps in Nowshera.



GOP chairman of the House oversight committee seeks Comey-Trump documents

The person had seen the memo but was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The New York Times has not acquired the memos themselves; only other Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have seen them. The newspaper said Comey was in the Oval Office that day with other national security officials for a terrorism threat briefing. When that ended, Trump asked everyone to leave except Comey, and he eventually turned the conversation to Flynn.


UK PM May endorses finance minister Hammond after reports of rift

UK PM May endorses finance minister Hammond after reports of rift

Speaking alongside Mr Hammond today she said: 'It's true to say the Chancellor and I and every other member of my team are focused on June 8. Rows between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor are believed to go back to the Spring Budget, when Hammond tried to breach a 2015 election pledge and increase National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed.


OPEC and their allies begin to pledge production cuts — BUSINESS REPORT

OPEC and their allies begin to pledge production cuts — BUSINESS REPORT

Supplies of gasoline probably dropped 1 million to 240 million barrels while inventories of distillate fuel, a category that includes diesel and heating oil, slipped 1.25 million to 147.5 million barrels last week. Nonetheless, "stocks at the end of 2017 might not have fallen to the five-year average, suggesting that much work remains to be done in the second half".



GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

Edgar Hoover Building. Cornyn has risen to one of the highest positions in republican senate leadership. While Cornyn is well-liked on Capitol Hill, he is seen as a partisan whose confirmation hearing would have been expected to be highly contentious.


Eurozone April CPI Inflation Rate Confirmed At 1.9%, Core Rate 1.2%

Eurozone April CPI Inflation Rate Confirmed At 1.9%, Core Rate 1.2%

Kay Daniel Neufeld, economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), said the jump in the cost of living poses "a serious challenge to United Kingdom households". The main upward impact came from air fares, which jumped by 18.6% month-on-month in April due to the timing of the Easter holidays. Stalling factory gate prices may mean momentum in the rise of consumer inflation could also slow.