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Employers 'totally unprepared' for migration fall after Brexit, study finds

His French colleague Pierre Moscovici said the result would affect the negotiations but declined to be drawn on whether the European Union executive hoped Britain might ask to stay. In a note to clients, UBS wrote that the relative strength of hardline pro-Brexit groups in a weak Conservative government could make a breakdown in talks more likely and make it harder to reach a trade deal: "A tighter political balance could make it easier for Eurosceptics.to prevent the government from offering ... Read More »

'This is still on' - Jeremy Corbyn

Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) for support on key legislation, a humiliating outcome for them after an election meant to make them a dominant force. It is even unclear whether May will be Prime Minister by this time next week. Fallon said it would not be a formal coalition, instead the DUP's 10 MPs would support the government "on the big things" such as the budget, defense issues and Brexit . Read More »

Pound falls after Theresa May's election plan backfires

Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, said: "With initial exit polls pointing to the Tories (Conservatives) losing seats and that Prime Minister May's early election gamble is not paying off, markets are pricing in a more complex outlook for policy implementation, including Brexit ". Read More »

More than two billion people worldwide overweight, obese

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Nearly 108 million children and more than 600 million adults weighed in as obese, having a body mass index (BMI ) above 30, said the research that covered 195 countries. Excess weight is linked to sharply increased rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. Nearly 70% of deaths related to an elevated BMI in the analysis were due to cardiovascular disease, killing 2.7 million people in 2015, with diabetes being the second leading cause of death. Read More »

A hung Parliament - 5 things to know

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Mrs May is seeking to rely on the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 MPs to win key votes in Parliament. Many others have been less vocal, but with 12 fewer Conservative seats in parliament than before the election, you can be sure many are smarting if not seething, meaning a leadership challenge could soon be on the cards. Read More »

Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum

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Last month, the territory filed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in USA history. "Because the majority of Puerto Ricans aren't on board with Puerto Rico being a state", said Hilda Rosario-Escher, who has family back at the island territory. Read More »

PM May Not Sobbing Over Election, Brexit Minister Mays

But May has no majority and British politics is now deadlocked, meaning talks could be delayed. " With this election result the British have clearly expressed their opposition to Theresa May's confrontation with the European Union ", echoed the Bundestag EU committee chairman, Gunther Krichbaum. Read More »

Backed fighters seize parts of Raqqa

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The report of Baghdadi's death comes amid a military push by US -backed Syrian forces into Raqqa, the jihadist group's last remaining stronghold in the region. The UN estimates there are about 230,000 civilians living in Raqqa city. They have no electricity and are facing severe water shortages, according to the activist collective known as Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. Read More »

London police make three arrests over terror attack

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Butt, Redouane, and Zaghba killed eight people and injured 48 others on Saturday when they drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people eating and drinking in pubs and restaurants in the streets of nearby Borough Market . Read More »

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

Statehood was prominent during Puerto Rico's election in November when two pro-statehood candidates won: Rossello, a Democrat, became governor and Jenniffer Gonzalez, a Republican, was elected resident commissioner - Puerto Rico's sole representative in U.S. Read More »

'Qatar must do more to combat extremism,' says Tillerson

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The president has claimed that his conversations there pushed him to call out Qatar . "You have to work for bringing brothers together". He says Qatar has taken steps to address that concern but must do more. Therefore, Trump said, he took the "hard but necessary action" of calling out Qatar. We are a platform for peace not terrorism. Trump has tapped Tillerson to de-escalate the Gulf crisis. Read More »

May looks to form new government

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Late Saturday both Downing Street and the DUP issued statements saying talks over a deal to prop up the government would resume next week, amid concern among more liberal Conservatives about May hitching her wagon to the right-wing Northern Irish party . Read More »

The Dish from Doherty: Don't let Cleveland win Game 5

Most importantly, his assignment on Irving will be crucial since the Cavaliers' star point guard has been exceptional in close-out games. Kevin Durant and LeBron James exchanged pleasantries and then there was the whole Draymond Green technical fiasco too. Read More »

Denial of permission to docs is cultural fascism: Kerala Min

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After the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting denied the screening of film The Unbearable Being of Lightness (based on Rohith Vemula's suicide) at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, the Congress party on Sunday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its political ideologue Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ( RSS ) want to suppress the nation with feudal, racial and old traditions. Read More »

Ottawa weathers first heat warning of the season

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Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Hamilton area. Evenings will bring some relief, but temperatures are expected to remain in the 20s overnight. The high temperatures may persist into Tuesday, but temperatures will fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of the week. Everyone is reminded to stay hydrated and in cool places. Read More »

California victor of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

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California Lottery officials said the retailer where the winning ticket was sold will receive a $1 million "retailer bonus". The store just off a highway caters to retirees who live in the part of Menifee known as Sun City, which was developed as a retirement community in the 1960s. Read More »

Donald Trump claims 'total and complete vindication' after James Comey testimony

Mr Trump wouldn't rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey . "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future", Trump said . Mr Comey said that Mr Trump made the comments after he asked other officials to leave the room. At the same time , the head of the panel said its investigation is just getting started, and a second committee may summon Comey to testify. Read More »

Tax levels reduced on 66 goods by GST council

While tickets of over ₹100 will attract 28 per cent, those priced less will be taxed at 18 per cent. Those above Rs 100 will continue to attract 28 per cent GST . "So my submission was, let us not do frugal innovation for something which is world's largest fiscal reform", Mitra told reporters after the meeting here. Read More »

Ukrainians Celebrate Visa-Free EU Travel

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At the capital, Poroshenko said the move "symbolizes a final breakaway of our state from the Russian empire", adding that the future will be a "different historical era". The issue of fostering closer ties with the European Union was at the heart of mass street protests in Kiev that toppled a Moscow-allied president there in early 2014. Read More »

UK's May seals deal to prop up government, but loses key aides

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May's gamble that she could capitalize on Britons' desire to quit the European Union and perceived weakness in the opposition Labour Party backfired on Thursday as voters stripped her of her parliamentary majority. The DUP is a socially conservative party that opposes abortion and gay marriage, and many of its members also are sceptical about man-made climate change and reject the theory of evolution. Read More »

Police shoot, injure attacker outside Paris's Notre-Dame cathedral

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Collomb said the attacker acted on his own. In Tuesday's attack, a 40-year-old Algerian student armed with a hammer and kitchen knives shouted "this is for Syria" as he wounded a policeman, before being shot by police officers. French officials have not confirmed initial reports, but were quoted unoffically as saying the attacker might have hoped to strike down the gendarme and seize his weapon. Read More »

South Korea will not change THAAD agreement with US- security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump said that such a missile will not be able to "reach America" because the U.S. missile defense systems will intercept it in time. In addition to conducting missile tests at "an alarming rate" over the previous year, Syring says North Korea has also shown off technology that supports development of more capable and longer-range missiles. Read More »

Anti-Shariah rally in Denver draws people from both sides

Just across the street, a larger and more vocal group of around 75 people chanted at them, "Racists out!" A phalanx of bicycle police officers kept the sides separated during the sanctioned events, but conflicts flared as the gatherings concluded. Read More »

Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology

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We are a platform for peace not terrorism ... The State Department had said the USA learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties . Qatar has denounced the allegations against it and Al Thani, during his meeting with Lavrov, called the measures against the country "illegal". Mr Tillerson said he had spoken to many leaders in the Gulf region in recent days and supported efforts by the emir of Kuwait to resolve the stand-off. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's Theresa May appoints new ministers

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On Brexit , the DUP supports leaving the European Union but opposes a return to a "hard" border with Ireland - which could happen if May carries out her threat to walk away from talks rather than accept a "bad deal". May was deemed on track for an overall majority in the triple digits when she announced the elections on April 18. Although Tory party, which traditionally has bases among rural areas, small towns and wealthy suburbs, has emerged as the largest party, thanks to the ... Read More »

John McCain Confused & Rambling During Comey Questioning

Comey looked puzzled as McCain pursued a line of questioning that seemed to tie the FBI investigation into Russian Federation and election meddling with the campaign of Hillary Clinton . "I think it's hard to reconcile, in one case you reach a complete conclusion, and on the other side you have not". "I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads", he said. Read More »

Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of US cities

The "March Against Sharia" rally was one of several demonstrations held in more than 20 cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Atlanta. However improbable the establishment of Shariah law in America may be, ACT for America and allied groups have attracted broad populist support by vowing to stamp out the threat. Read More »

E3 2017: Star Wars Battlefront II gameplay looks awesome

Moving into Phase Two, the action moved indoors and hero characters like Boba Fett and Darth Maul excelled at racking up kills. You can read even more on the a href="https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/multiplayer" official website , and catch the multiplayer trailer below. Read More »

USS Gabrielle Giffords warship commissioned in Texas

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Giffords took the stage alongside her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly , who was in the Navy himself. Clinton heralded Giffords as "a truly great American", saying the former representative came out of the assassination attempt "with grace and faith that is nearly hard to imagine". Read More »

First among equals as Halep, Ostapenko eye French title

Whitney Osuigwe became the fifth American to win the girls' title at the French Open on Saturday. In just her eighth grand slam event, the unseeded, fearless Jelena Ostapenko produced a stunning fightback to win the French Open title here. Read More »

FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

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The FDA requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals stop selling the opioid medication the first time the FDA has asked to remove a pain medication from sale. The FDA says that should the company choose not to remove the product, they intend to take steps to remove it by withdrawing approval. By far the most common route of abuse, however, is ingestion, either by taking too many pills at once or crushing it to counter the timed-release properties. Read More »