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by | December 18, 2016 | 00:52

The new dispute centres on the so-called "mixed fleet" hired on new terms. Unite claims that annual salaries for the British Airways staff were advertised as being between 21,000 pounds ($26,680) and 25,000 pounds, but in practice start at just over 12,000 pounds plus 3 pounds an hour flying pay.

by | December 17, 2016 | 00:56

South winds will increase and temperatures will climb sharply into Saturday morning. As cold winds blow from the northwest, we've already seen the daytime high temperatures, which generally came in the upper teens and low 20s around 11 a.m.

by | December 14, 2016 | 05:18

See how your federal salary compares to other feds. Gentiloni has taken over from former premier Matteo Renzi, who resigned last week after Italians rejected his proposed reform of the constitution in a referendum. This version corrects Gentiloni's title to premier, not premier-elect. A failure of the world's oldest bank would threaten the savings of thousands of Italians and could have repercussions for Italy's wider banking sector, which is saddled with 360 billion euros of bad loans - a ...

by | December 14, 2016 | 05:19

The head of the International Monetary Fund appeared in a Paris court Monday for the opening of her trial over alleged negligence during her time as France's finance minister almost a decade ago. Lagarde is accused of negligence leading to misuse of public funds. Lagarde could face up to a year in jail and a fine of €15,000 if convicted. "I really don't see what kind of negligence she can be blamed for", he said after Monday's hearing.

by | December 14, 2016 | 05:16

Republicans were slightly more likely to know who won the electoral vote than Democrats and slightly more likely to know who won their own states . Adopting a popular vote system would drastically affect the way candidates organize their campaigns, which suggests that Secretary Clinton's ostensibly insurmountable lead in the popular vote is more tenuous than one might imagine.

by | December 13, 2016 | 04:30

Owner Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has argued that the action, which is lawful under English domestic law, would unlawfully restrict freedom of movement provisions under European Union law. Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union said: " Southern have moved from a position of just peddling lies to one of deliberate sabotage of services just to give them another excuse to stick the boot into their own staff".

by | December 13, 2016 | 04:29

The Global Times , a state-run Chinese newspaper, said in an editorial Monday that Trump was "as ignorant as a child". "One reason that we have pursued that policy is because the Obama administration does not view Taiwan and our relationship with Taiwan as a bargaining chip", he said adding that Taiwan is the ninth-largest trading partner of the US.

by | December 12, 2016 | 00:46

He commended the team for their understanding, stressing that the Federation was not happy owing the players and officials. Local experts said the present situation is likely to affect the country's football development in future, noting with the shortage of funds more challenges might crop up.

by | December 10, 2016 | 04:38

As temperatures decrease Sunday evening, the rain will change back to a wintry mix, the weather service said. Accumulation is expected to be minimal. The 14-degree high on Wednesday in Pierre was 19 degrees below the 30-year norm for the date, a big reversal for a year that mostly has seen above-normal temperatures, including the third-warmest November on record.

by | December 05, 2016 | 01:33

A Rohingya Muslim living in Malaysia cries during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Sunday, Dec. There have been repeated reports Myanmar's military has gang-raped women, murdered civilians and set ablaze Rohingya villages, pushing thousands of desperate people into neighboring Bangladesh.

by | December 05, 2016 | 01:32

The Globe and Mail reports Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is tapping into the wallets of wealthy Chinese Canadian entrepreneurs on the Lower Mainland and Toronto through small private functions. "We believe that this engagement process can not be effectively completed before 2019", they wrote in their dissenting report. "I'd like to sincerely apologize to the members of this House, to Canadians and to the members of the special all-party committee on electoral reform", she said.

by | December 05, 2016 | 01:30

The issue was discussed between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida during their talks in Moscow on Saturday. "It's not an easy thing to do, it requires thorough, continued work". Russian Federation and Japan never signed a peace treaty after World War II.

by | December 05, 2016 | 01:30

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman told The Associated Press in Aleppo that government forces would "continue fighting until they restore stability and security to all neighborhoods". On Saturday, the observatory said three people were killed in air strikes on Shaar, and that raids were targeting other eastern neighbourhoods. It is pertinent to mention here that thousands of Syrian people living in the militants' territory, the United Nations envoy for Syria recommended Aleppo ...

by | December 05, 2016 | 01:15

In an interview with ESPN Friday morning, Dickerson revealed he had a "good meeting" with team COO Kevin Demoff that lasted three hours. "We talked for nearly three hours, trying to resolve things. He also says he feels that he's the voice of the fans, and he asked where "the naked pictures" that are keeping Fisher employed are at. "It was like I'm a kid and he's putting me on notice", Dickerson said, who also thinks Fisher has worn out his welcome with the team.

by | December 04, 2016 | 01:37

Civilians in the city are also paying a heavy price. And at least half a million people caught in the crossfire inside Mosul now have no access to running water, the United Nations told CNN on Wednesday. With No food or fuel reaching distressed Mosul in almost a week and the onset of rain and cold weather threatens a tough winter for more than a million people still in areas of the city still held by terror group ISIS, residents said on Saturday.

by | December 03, 2016 | 10:14

He said that Moscow hoped for co-operation with Washington in "confronting worldwide terrorism". "We need friends." He says he's hoping one of those friends is the USA under President-elect Donald Trump, who Putin wants to work with as equals, Bloomberg reports.

by | December 03, 2016 | 10:09

This was Cavani's 100 goal for PSG, on his 166 appearance for the club, as he helped the champions to a 2-0 win over Angers. The Uruguayan has reached the century mark, the same number of goals scored by Dominique Rocheteau for the club, in 166 games but he remains well behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic's record of 156 goals.

by | December 03, 2016 | 10:06

He was arrested at the family's home without incident on June 19, and later told investigators that he planned to carry out an attack in the coming days when his parents were expected to be out of town. Obtained coupons for the gun shows he planned for himself and the UCE to attend on June 20 or 21, 2015. Following Sullivan's guilty plea, U.S. District Attorney for Western North Carolina Jill Westmoreland Rose said, "There is no more important work that we in the Department of Justice ...

by | December 02, 2016 | 02:03

Mahmoud Abu al-Hija, the Palestinian Fatah movement, displays a "yes" card during a vote to elect the party head in Fatah congress in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 29, 2016. Some think it is time for him to nominate a successor and call new elections. Hamas has ruled Gaza while Fatah has set up headquarters in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank over the past few years.

by | December 02, 2016 | 02:02

After Donald Trump's stunning victory in the United States , France's election next April and May has become a test for how far a rising tide of nationalist and populist politics will rise. Voters say they are fed up with France's near double-digit rate of unemployment - almost double that of some European peers - and sluggish job creation in an economy that is forecast to grow an anemic 1.4 percent in 2016.

by | December 02, 2016 | 01:57

Police forces throughout the United Kingdom will be working throughout December to make sure the roads are safe for everyone this Christmas . People caught drink driving face a minimum 12-month driving ban and a possible six-month prison sentence.

by | December 01, 2016 | 07:02

The programme, " Ice Age ", is broadcast on Russian State-run station Channel One. The song used for the performance was also culled from the movie's soundtrack. "You show contempt of 6 million murdered innocents and shame the Russians that helped liberate survivors too". "Are [you] mad?" Another added: "Words can not express how sick this is".

by | December 01, 2016 | 06:54

Speaking via video-link from London, Stephen O'Brien told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that was nowhere more apparent than in the besieged city of eastern Aleppo with almost a quarter of million people trapped inside. "For the sake of humanity we call on - we plead - with the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power to protect civilians and enable access to the besieged part of eastern Aleppo before it becomes one giant graveyard", he says.

by | December 01, 2016 | 06:53

It showed men, women and children in green buses being taken to government-controlled areas. Two rebel officials said the insurgents, facing fierce bombardment and ground attacks, had withdrawn from the northern part of eastern Aleppo to a more defensible front line along a big highway after losses that threatened to split their enclave.

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:03

An honor guard fires off 21-gun salutes to mark the start of services paying tribute to the late Fidel Castro, in Havana , Cuba, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. The Cuban dictator, who died November 25 at 90, killed tens of thousands, drove hundreds of thousands more to embark on perilous trips across the Straits of Florida to escape his workers' paradise, imprisoned religious and political dissidents, and drove Cuba's economy into the ground - all in the name of his misguided Marxist doctrine.

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:03

His Satara Vikas Front has won 22 seats while Nagar Vikas Aghadi of Shivendra Raje won 12 seats. I thank the people. During polling for the Karad municipal council in Satara district, chairman of the Maharashtra State Cooperation Council, Shekhar Charegaonkar allegedly warned a woman police constable of suspension after she objected to him taking his vehicle near the polling booth.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:38

A Kurdish spokesman said they took the districts to protect civilians. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday that the previous day's airstrike on Hamidiyeh neighborhood in Deir el-Zour killed 18 and wounded others.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:39

During several unilateral ceasefires over the course of the almost three-month siege, the government offered "humanitarian corridors" through which civilians could flee to government-held areas. "They don't have anything to eat or drink, but neither do we", he told AFP . "There were no nutrients left". The battle for Aleppo began in 2012 when rebels attempted to seize the city from government forces.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:38

Thousands of residents were reported to have fled. SOHR director Rami Abdulrahman: Biggest defeat for the ISIS in Aleppo since 2012. Late Monday, amid reports that cellphone towers had come under the control of pro-Assad forces, it seemed that communication from numerous eastern districts had gone dark.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:38

Conway and others have pointed to the vicious personal attacks Romney lobbed at Trump throughout the campaign as being different and more severe than many other #NeverTrump Republicans fired off. Incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus and incoming chief strategist Stephen Bannon have reportedly grown "frustrated by Kellyanne Conway's failure to become a team player in a transition process where the top players are forming a tight-knit group around the president-elect", Mika Brzezinski ...

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:33

US officials said North Korean coal constitutes a very small portion of Chinese coal consumption and can be easily replaced by other sources. The DPRK sent over 17 million tons of coal to neighboring China past year, earning North Korea almost $1 billion.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:35

Whether or not the Bollywood yesteryear actress expected a slew of jokes for talking so casually, the hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews has been floated. Together with her businessman husband Raj Kundra she owns a stake in the Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals. " #ShilpaShettyReviews ", a Twitterati wrote.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:36

His shocking attakc lasted just a few minutes - from the auto careening into the crowd until the suspect was shot dead - but triggered a tense lockdown on the university's main campus in Columbus , with panicked students hiding in bathrooms before the scene was declared secure.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:33

It meant the former deputy party chairman, who was responsible for writing much of the party's 2015 election manifesto, did not put herself forward to fight in the previous Ukip leadership contest. "So those within the party who want to come together and unite I say "we have a great and successful future". The Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats immediately derided Ukip's new leader, with Tim Farron leading the charge by mockingly suggesting Mr Farage would soon be back for another ...

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:34

She added that, books like " Little Women " would also encourage respect towards women at a young age and that even " Animal Farm " should be included as it would teach the little ones to love and care for animals. Popular actress Shilpa Shetty also appreciated the move, but while at it, seems to have mistaken (and we surely hope it is a mistake) one book for another.