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'Wages won't keep up:' UK central bank says inflation biting

'Wages won't keep up:' UK central bank says inflation biting

The central bank said that "the projected overshoot entirely reflects" the GBP depreciation and that "although domestically generated inflation had been rising, it was now below the level broadly consistent with the inflation target". Together with the Bank's trimmed United Kingdom growth forecast and a release of weak industrial output data, that helped pull the pound below $1.28.


Some TV stations ejected from sports doctor's court hearing

Some TV stations ejected from sports doctor's court hearing

Nassar, who was sacked by Michigan State University past year, was also the team doctor for us gymnastics, and treated Olympic athletes. After hearing testimony from at least seven women, including a few minors, a judge will decide whether or not there's enough evidence to move forward to trial.


North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new United States sanctions

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new United States sanctions

Mr. Moon is closer in outlook to his late friend and ideological ally Roh Moo-hyun, who as president from 2003 to 2008 pursued a " sunshine policy " of seeking to engage North Korea through dialogue, aid and joint projects. Allowing North Korea to participate in China's infrastructure projects would be a significant incentive for the isolated, impoverished country. "Military action on the Korean peninsula can not happen without Korea's consent", Moon wrote in April.


France's Macron names half of parliamentary candidates from civil society

France's Macron names half of parliamentary candidates from civil society

It was a potpourri of citizens, more than half of whom, like Macron, have never held elected office. According to party officials, Mr Valls did not meet the required criteria for candidates. "If I had been 20 years older than my wife, nobody would have thought for a single second that I couldn't be [an intimate partner]", said Macron .



Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

The spokesperson said: "In light of the cyber-attacks today on the information technology systems in both NHS and NHS Scotland, the HSE's Leadership convened a special meeting this evening in order to consider the situation". The attack has locked computers and blocked access to patient files. A massive ransomware campaign appears to have attacked a number of organisations around the world.



PM: Patient records 'not compromised' in NHS cyber attack

The malware can also be removed manually with a computer in "safe mode", however security experts warn this runs the risk of damage to a PC as users must go through sensitive system files in order to find and isolate files created by the Wanna Decryptor software.