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Australia banks could make customers pay for surprise tax

Banks will have to pay 0.015% of their licensed entity liabilities each quarter, for a total levy of 0.06% a year. Customer deposits of less than AUD250,000 a...


Jakarta's Christian governor found guilty of blasphemy

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen, reporting from Jakarta on Sunday, said critics of Purnama celebrated outside the court after the sentencing , which has been harsh...


US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

The Turkish military gave the USA -led coalition against Islamic State less than an hour of advance notice , a US coalition spokesman said on Wednesday, descri...


Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. But the chairman began signaling this week that if Trump surrogates did not turn over requested mater...


Trump 'welcomes' investigation into his Russian business dealings

The subpoena was announced a day after Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey , who had been leading the bureau's investigation of Russian Federation an...


Letter shows Michael Flynn warned about foreign money; IG launches probe

Also, the Defense Department inspector general's office confirms in a separate document that it is investigating whether Flynn failed to obtain prior approva...


Read Former FBI Director James Comey's Farewell Letter

He insisted the White House had no involvement in the assessments of top DOJ officials who wanted Comey gone. Rosenstein's letter lists a string of failings i...


British PM May's Conservatives open up record lead: ICM poll

She is expected to say: " Theresa May's extraordinary attacks on our European partners demonstrate that an unchecked Tory government is prepared to pursue a ch...


Eight dead after earthquake strikes far western China

The people who sustained injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. Taxkorgan, some 1,250 kilometers from Urumqi, capital of the region, borders Pakis...


Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

The subpoena follows a written request to Flynn for documents in late April, which Flynn declined. Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Sen. In Mar...


US warns against N.Korea travel after new arrest

Kim Mi Ok said her husband has been involved in agricultural development work at the university's experimental farm since 2014. The US vessels are taking pa...


'Everybody' has better healthcare than US, Trump says

Several medical associations also oppose the long list of pre-existing conditions under the Republican replacement, called the American Health Care Act . The p...


Turkey brands USA supplying arms to Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

The US responded to this strikes by carrying out joint patrols with the YPG, at the strike area on the Syria-Turkey border. The United States sees the YPG a...


Trump's Review Of National Monuments Draws Scrutiny From Environmentalists

The order was spurred by Utah Republicans angry over former President Barack Obama's last-minute designation of Bears Ears National Monument, which sits on more...


Trump eyes mutually-beneficial ties with Russia, says Lavrov

Russia's top diplomat met President Donald Trump on Wednesday and praised the USA administration as problem solvers, just as the White House drew criticism ov...


Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

It is expected that the final count will show she more than doubled the number of votes her father Jean-Marie Le Pen picked up in the second round of the 2002 e...


Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation

Yates, originally appointed by former Democratic President Barack Obama's administration, said she feared Moscow could try to blackmail Flynn because it also kn...


Visit of Chinese warships boosts relations with Philippines

Trump was condemned by human rights groups and some USA legislators for what they see as tantamount to an endorsement of Duterte's bloody war on drugs , which ...


After bruising campaign, voters head to the polls in BC

We have to wait for the process to play out. And presuming the seat count remains unchanged, collaboration between the NDP and the Greens would give them 44...


'Was he fired? You're kidding': Russian FM Lavrov jokes about Comey firing

They found Trump sitting there with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger . The President further emphasized his desire to build a better relationship be...


Trump launches effort to pack courts with conservatives

Joan Larsen, who now serves on Michigan's Supreme Court, will be nominated by Trump to serve on the 6th Circuit Court of Ap0peals. Conservative legal activist...


China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea

The Morning Post said North Korea's inclusion in the summit surprised some observers. In order to de-escalate tensions surrounding the Korean peninsula, Beiji...


CIA Used 'Nano-poisonous' Radioactive Substance in Kim Assassination Attempt: North Korea

Pyongyang regularly accuses the USA and South Korea of attempting to destroy the regime, but Friday's claims were unusually specific and detailed. The US Ho...


Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation

That's a question that was asked of Yates not only by the White House's top lawyer when they met, but also at Monday's hearing by Sen. After dropping out of s...


White House advisers postpone Paris climate deal meeting

But the White House postponed a key meeting scheduled for Tuesday that could have determined the fate of the 196-nation accord, and hours later said there w...


Comey invited to testify at US Senate next week

McGahn II. Still, Ricks believes Comey made a critical misstep, which justified the president's decision to terminate him. Bay State Democrats vehemently ...


Trump does not think US should copy Australia's health system - White House

Trump was speaking with Turnbull Thursday night at the White House when he was asked about the passage of the American Health Care Act through the House. Th...


Haniyeh: Prisoners issue will remain priority for Hamas

Yahya Sinwar was jailed by Israel until October 2011, when he was freed along with more than 1,000 other Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, a...


Priyanka Chopra pens note on Nirbhaya gang-rape verdict

Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan. Each voice that joined the battle was strident and clear - the six must punish. Asha Devi and BN Singh heaved a sigh of relief wh...


James Comey's replacement at Federal Bureau of Investigation could come from these six people

Donald Trump sent a shockwave through Washington by firing James Comey, the FBI's powerful director since 2013 who played an outsized role in American politic...


Where is justice Karnan?

But sources privy to the movements of Karnan told reporters that he had left for Kalahasthi Temple in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and was expected back in the c...


Here's everything you need to know about the local election results

The survey from ORB sealed a devastating 24 hours for Mr Corbyn after his party was battered in local elections , losing hundreds of seats and the control of s...


Palace striker Zaha needs more protection - Allardyce

The former England manager claims that the wide player has been targeted by opponents throughout the season. Allardyce said that Palace Chairman Steve Parish ...


Yates Blows Smoke ... Still No Fire

It nevertheless took 18 days before the president, pressed by Pence and others, dismissed the retired army lieutenant general, who had advised him on securi...


UNESCO Rejects Israel Sovereignty Claims Over al-Quds

Submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, the resolution also sharply criticizes Israel's construction in eastern Jerusalem's ...