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English schools taking desperate measures as funding crisis hits

Headteachers trying to make ends meet are cutting lunch breaks, dropping minority subjects and asking for parent donations<p>Lunch breaks are being cut short, minority subjects are being dropped and parents have even been asked to pay for basic cooking ingredients as part of attempts by schools across …

Trump tried to avoid certifying financial disclosure as true

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the …

Donald Trump

Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek …

Donald Trump

Trump wants Europe to buy more tanks and planes. Europe wants to share them instead.

By Rick Noack<p>Reporter<p>When President Trump says America's European allies should boost their militaries, he means they should increase their respective domestic defense budgets.<p>But that's not how Europeans understand the idea of boosting military capability — a difference that could shape the …

The rate at which companies are filing for bankruptcy is spiking

Commercial bankruptcy filings, from corporations to sole proprietorships, spiked 28% in March from February, the largest month-to-month move in the data series of the American Bankruptcy Institute going back to 2012. They're up 8% year-over-year. Over the past 24 months, they soared 37%! At 3,658, …

Markets

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

The United Nations has urged European Union members to stop returning asylum seekers to Hungary, blaming the country's tough new policy of systematically detaining them in high-security container camps.<p>Refugees and migrants have long suffered dire living conditions in Hungary, a country accused by …

Asylum Seekers

US court ruling could bring more suits over Nazi-looted art

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of …

Great Depression

Donald Trump says he may package infrastructure with healthcare or tax reform bill

Donald Trump said on Wednesday he may package a $1 trillion (£800bn) infrastructure plan with either healthcare or tax reform legislation as an incentive to get support from lawmakers, especially from Democrats.<p>The US president also said in an interview with the New York Times he may move up the …

Two tribes: A divided Northern Ireland

A new mapping project illustrates the geographical split between Catholics and Protestants in what is still a deeply divided society<p>Sat, Apr 1, 2017, …

Uniqlo Head Would Close U.S. Stores Over Trump's Suggested Policy

A Japanese clothing retailer warned on Wednesday that it would close its U.S. stores if forced to manufacture in the United States — a policy change championed by President Donald Trump.<p>Tadashi Yanai — chairman and president of Fast Retailing Co., which includes the U.S. subsidiary Fast Retailing …

Farmers in Northern Ireland know Brexit will be bad for them — they just don't know how bad

For much of the “Troubles,” the 30-year civil conflict that plagued Northern Ireland, the border between that country and its neighbor, the Republic of Ireland, was heavily controlled. Much of it was militarized.<p>Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, which ended the Troubles, that …

How the U.S. Can Prepare for the Coming Gaza War

The next conflict in the tragic Gaza saga is around the corner. Hamas leaders speak openly of their commitment to armed struggle against Israel. The director of Israel’s Shin Bet describes a near-constant battle to foil Hamas terrorist attacks in the West Bank, any one of which, if successful, …

Israel

President Trump backtracks on trade, will propose only “moderate” changes to NAFTA

<b>President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 9, 2017, during a meeting with leaders from small community banks. () (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Despite calling NAFTA a “disaster” throughout the campaign, Trump is looking to keep most of the trade …

Donald Trump

Cutting aid and diplomacy will make America weaker

ALMOST exactly a hundred years ago, America was poised to send troops to Europe to fight in a war which was not in the country’s narrow, short-term …

Nice Superweapon. Too Bad You Can't Afford to Fire It.

Talk about taking a bazooka to kill a fly: A U.S. general reported last week that an unnamed ally used a $3.4 million Patriot missile to shoot down a hostile $200 commercial drone. General David Perkins's point wasn't that this was a technically remarkable feat -- although it certainly was given …

Military

EU trade chief blasts Trump ‘walls,’ cites Canada as partner on openness

The European Union's trade chief says Canada is a key partner against the job-killing, anti-trade sentiment coming from Donald Trump's administration.<p>EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom delivered that hard-hitting message in a speech Monday in Toronto, where she visited Canadian businesses that …

Merkel disputes Trump's tweet saying Germany owes 'vast sums of money' to NATO

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday underlined Germany's rejection of a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. She also pointed to Germany's history of decades of post-World War II military restraint.<p>Trump tweeted Saturday, a day …

US diplomat ejected from New Zealand after police fail to get immunity waived

Attache in US embassy in Wellington is wanted for questioning over incident in which he suffered a broken nose<p>A US diplomat has been forced to leave New Zealand over allegations he was involved in a serious criminal incident in which he had his nose broken and sustained a black eye.<p>New Zealand …

Job Sectors That Will Grow the Most Under Trump | Investopedia

President Trump’s election has generated plenty of talk about how his administration will shape economic policy in the U.S. Thus far, things have …

Trump’s “Skinny Budget” Slashes Funding for Health, Energy, and Environmental Agencies

by Karla Lant and Abby Norman March 17, 2017 Earth & Energy 4249<p>Deep Cuts For Science<p>President Donald Trump’s proposed budget was released on March …

US gives strongest hint yet that it will take military action against North Korea

<b>The US secretary of state has said that military action against North Korea is ‘an option’.</b><p>Rex Tillerson said it might be necessary to make …

Pacific trade pact countries look for 'progressive' way forward

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Reuters) - The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are seeking a way forward on the trade pact, they said on Wednesday, as some emphasized the need for deals to address concerns about workers’ rights and other issues.<p>A view of the meeting room during …

Futures fall amid North Korea missiles, Trump wiretap talk

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell on Sunday amid news of North Korea’s firing of four ballistic missiles and President Donald Trump’s accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him.<p>FILE PHOTO: A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in …

Experts Caution Against Decreasing U.S.'s Overseas Military Presence

President Donald Trump seems to have doubled down on his position that countries with numerous American military bases and personnel should pony up enough money to help pay for that presence.<p>"We strongly support NATO, an alliance forged through the bonds of two World Wars that dethroned fascism, …

Northern Ireland faces direct rule from London as election inconclusive

Northern Ireland's future has been thrown into uncertainty after a snap election failed to deliver a clear result to address deep divisions.<p>The final results of the election left the province's two largest parties, the Democratic Unionist Party and pro-republican Sinn Fein, with 28 and 27 seats …

Mike Pence used his AOL email for Indiana state business — and it got hacked

Because of course he used AOL<p>Vice President Mike Pence used a personal AOL email account to conduct sensitive state business — including issues related to homeland security — as the governor of Indiana, according to a report from <i>The Indianapolis Star</i>. Not only that, but Pence’s email account was …

Jewish cemetery vandalized in New York, third case in recent weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New York hate crime task force is investigating the toppling of at least a dozen headstones at a Jewish cemetery after similar incidents occurred in St. Louis and Philadelphia.<p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would be launching a statewide investigation of the vandalism at the Waad …

Anti-Defamation League

Britain says EU trade deal would ease Irish Brexit border riddle

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain believes a post-Brexit free trade deal with the European Union would ease problems that its withdrawal from the EU will create on the Irish border, London’s Northern Ireland minister said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A scrabble board spells out Brexit in Dublin, Ireland May …