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Ireland withdraws candidate for European Central Bank job, will support Spaniard

Ireland withdraws candidate for European Central Bank job, will support Spaniard

Lane had originally won the backing of a key European Parliament committee but will now not contest for the position, with Spain's economy minister Luis De Guindos set to take the role. De Guindos will succeed Portugal's Vitor Constancio when he takes over the post in May. Today I confirm we will not put forward his candidacy for a vote this evening.


Lancaster University pensions strike to start this week

Lancaster University pensions strike to start this week

Talking about the UUK's proposal to cut pensions, UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said , "this analysis reveals just how damaging UUK's hardline plans for the pension scheme would be on an individual basis for people who have planned and saved for their retirement".


Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks'

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks'

Trump signed a presidential directive ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to develop regulations banning " bump stocks " and other devices that turn semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons. Since the Florida school shooting , the country has engaged in a heated debate about gun control. Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in Florida , Trump spoke during a White House ceremony recognising bravery by the nation's public safety officers.


Iranian foreign minister responds to Netanyahu comments

Iranian foreign minister responds to Netanyahu comments

Iran is not Nazi Germany and there are many differences between the regimes, but there are also many similarities: Iran has repeatedly said it wants to destroy Israel and is threatening the world with violence. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India. His fiery comments came as tensions between the arch enemies have mounted after clashes involving Syrian forces this month, sparked ...


Raila joins thousands of Zimbabweans to bid final farewell to Tsvangirai

Raila joins thousands of Zimbabweans to bid final farewell to Tsvangirai

Raila Odinga , who says he was cheated out of the Kenyan presidency in an election past year that he says was rigged, described Tsvangirai as a patriot who led Africa's second liberation, a reference to political leaders who attempt to topple the parties that won independence across a swathe of southern Africa from Angola to Zimbabwe and South Africa.


Kate Middleton Welcomed Fashion Royalty to Buckingham Palace Last Night

Kate Middleton Welcomed Fashion Royalty to Buckingham Palace Last Night

It uses fashion to help people understand the modern Commonwealth in new and different ways, creating a more relatable common language and platform, and included a number of Canadian designers in its roster. Kate and Sophie with fashion designer Stella McCartney . Princess Beatrice of York this evening attended a Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace .