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M&S counts cost of shake-up as profits plunge by 63%

M&S counts cost of shake-up as profits plunge by 63% M&S said the timing of its December sale also knocked fourth quarter trading which, when combined with the Easter impact, knocked around 3.8 per cent off clothing and home sales and around 1.9 cent off food sales . As part of its restructure, the company has embarked on a store closure programme and shut its defined benefit staff pension scheme to future accrual. [Full Article...]

'DWTS' finals recap: Rashad Jennings earns two perfect scores

Normani came into the evening hot to trot after weeks of nearly perfection - and Monday night was more of the same, even with that ungodly twisted ankle that had me whispering comforting words to my own feeble joints. The pair did a good job of doing all the complicated footwork in hold, but judge Julianne Hough pointed out a lack of close contact that the outfit, instead of a dress, made more ... [Full Article...]

GST rates finalised, education and healthcare exempted

The council had also accepted the Odisha government's proposal not to bring farmers and agriculturists under the GST registration, the minister said, adding that the state's demand to consider 2015-16 as the base year had also got the council's nod. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Flower Show 2017 highlights - from flamenco dancers to walking trees

Chelsea Flower Show 2017 highlights - from flamenco dancers to walking trees Menton are displayed at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower show in London. The green space was inspired by TV cook Mary Berry , and when the Duchess of Cambridge toured the garden she showed she had no airs and graces when she ate a tomato that had fallen on the ground. [Full Article...]

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace Trump also reiterated his commitment to bringing peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. However, he has not presented a specific plan as to how that goal could be achieved. Later, Trump called British Prime Minister Theresa May. "We want Israel to have peace", said Trump. Standing with Trump after their talk in Abbas' presidential residence, Abbas said that Palestinians "are committ... [Full Article...]

Saudis, UAE Donating $100M To Ivanka Women's Initiative

During a press briefing Saturday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hammered Iran's newly re-elected president for his government's oppressive policies. "The supporting allies, anti-terrorism and anti-Iranian rhetoric provides a cover for that", said Richard Dalton a former United Kingdom ambassador in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Celine Dion found her Billboard performance very special

Cher thanked luck for her success as she was heralded as an icon at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Following the performance, Gwen Stefani took to the stage to present Cher with the prestigious award, calling the singer "truly the definition of an icon". [Full Article...]

Trump asked NSA director to knock down FBI's Russia investigation

Like Coats, Rogers declined to make such a public statement , again believing that the request was inappropriate. The White House told ABC News in response to the story that it "does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals". [Full Article...]

The biggest broken promises of President Trump's proposed budget

If a central policy is tax cuts, you should include tax cuts in your budget and account for them". President Trump's proposed budget released Tuesday rests on a key assumption: The economy will grow much faster than it has in recent years - and at a more robust pace than most analysts predict. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande reacts to fatal Manchester explosion: 'Broken'

Prime Minister Theresa May called it an act of "sickening cowardice" targeting "defenseless children and young people ". "This was among the worst terrorist incidents we have ever experienced in the United Kingdom, and, although it was not the first time Manchester has suffered in this way, it is the worst attack the city has experienced and the worst ever to hit the north of England". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom terror attack suspect identified as Salman Abedi

United Kingdom terror attack suspect identified as Salman Abedi Greater Manchester Police said the bomber was killed in the attack. No name has been revealed as yet, however police confirmed the lone suicide bomber died on the scene at the arena. The European spree began in France, when a gunman went on a shooting rampage on January 8, 2015, at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo . [Full Article...]

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting - to be held on Tuesday - to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday. "For military purposes, solid-fueled missiles have the advantage that they have the fuel loaded in them and can be launched quickly after they are moved to a ... [Full Article...]

Vanity Fair Covers: 'Star Wars' Documented With Four Alternatives

We know that she'll have an important role in The Last Jedi and we can't wait to check it out. We see both Phasma and Ren without their helmets. How excited are you for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"? . Boyega, healthy and ready for action, is looking much better here than in his comatose state at the conclusion of The Force Awakens . Finn no longer looks like a conspicuously out-of-place, rog... [Full Article...]

Rubio not optimistic on prospects of Middle East peace

Speaking to the press alongside Netanyahu on Monday, Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russian Federation. So far, Netanyahu has continued to defy Mr. Trump's appeal to hold back. " President Trump , working with you, I believe we can advance a global peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors as well as the Palestinians", Netanyahu said... [Full Article...]

Sir Roger Moore Dead At 89

After fulfilling his responsibilities to the army, the London-born actor headed to Hollywood, where he appeared in films with Elizabeth Taylor (1954's The Last Time I Saw Paris) and Lana Turner (1956's Diane ). Sir Roger Moore is survived by his wife Kristina and children Geoffrey, Deborah, and Christian. Word of Moore's death has inevitably renewed the discussion about where he rates on the... [Full Article...]

11 people seated on jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Jury selection began in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in a Pennsylvania court room. The pool of potential jurors is coming from Allegheny County because Cosby's attorneys argued that pretrial publicity would make it hard to find impartial jury candidates in Montgomery County, where Cosby lives. [Full Article...]

If Israelis and Palestinians make peace it may spread across region

The last three presidents have all tried it. The president met earlier Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . Trump, who once called a Middle East peace agreement "the ultimate deal", has touted peace talks during his Israel trip but still offered few details on how he could achieve them, or whether he has resolved his own policy conflicts with the region. [Full Article...]

Sea lion drama at Fisherman's Wharf goes global

Sea lion drama at Fisherman's Wharf goes global The SHA also stated that "feeding wildlife can also be extremely detrimental to the animals themselves, as they may learn to associate humans with an easy source of food, which can lead to them not being able to successfully secure food in the wild". [Full Article...]

Billboard Music Awards 2017: 8 Best Performances From Celine Dion To Drake

Celine, of course, had her own show-stopping performance, standing beneath a mile-high chandelier that slowly rose to reveal her in all her glory. The singer didn't dance, but performed the acoustic driven slow-burning song in front of giant images of the beach and ocean and ended the song with teary eyes. [Full Article...]

India uncertain if Pak considering mother's appeal against Jadhav execution

The statement comes in the wake of the verdict by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) whereby Pakistan has been told to "take all measures to ensure that [Indian spy Kulbhushan] Jadhav is not executed till the final decision of this court". [Full Article...]


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