by | February 23, 2018 | 10:08

He said poor households would be cushioned against the rise through a zero-rating of basic food items such as maize meal and beans, and welfare payment increases. "In addition to that, given recent political developments in the country, as well as the attempts to improve and stabilize the State Owned Enterprises, the direction of the events of the last 3 months, including today's budget speech, will help in avoiding another downgrade", he said.

by | February 23, 2018 | 10:05

Japan said late Tuesday its navy found the Yu Jong 2, a North Korean-flagged tanker, alongside a small vessel of "unknown nationality" around 250 kilometres (155 miles) offshore from Shanghai. "According to what I know, the ship is Panama-flagged", foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said following the KOTI's seizure in December. Four Chinese characters, reading Min Ning De You 078 (Fujian Province, Ningde City, oil tanker 078), were on the smaller vessel, the ministry said.

by | February 23, 2018 | 09:50

The police officer suffered a heart attack during the violence and died in hospital as medics fought to save his life. Police also said a Russian man was injured but the extent of his injuries was not immediately disclosed. A Russian hooligan wanted for savagely attacking an England fan during Euro 2016 in France was arrested on his way to the game in Bilbao on Thursday.

by | February 23, 2018 | 09:22

He revealed that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has invited Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to visit Kuwait next month, pointing out that, "calm has by and large been restored after the uproar created by Duterte's recent remarks".

by | February 23, 2018 | 09:13

This summit is expected to get investment, apart from that sectors like logistics, textiles and garments will also get investment. Yogi-led-Uttar Pradesh government has formulated industrial policy to create a center of attention for investment in the largest state of India after reviewing policies of various states.

by | February 23, 2018 | 07:19

Numerous teammates, including its coach - Laura Schuler - said it was hard to see the game decided by a shootout. "Yeah, absolutely", she said . Now, the two teams that have dominated global women's hockey for multiple decades will square off for the biggest prize at the Winter Olympics .

by | February 23, 2018 | 07:05

Lawmakers in the Netherlands overwhelmingly voted Thursday to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago. The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies fell out previous year over the Netherlands' decision to block the entry of Turkish officials who wanted to hold rallies ahead of a referendum in Turkey on expanding the president's powers.

by | February 23, 2018 | 06:47

Passengers can also get a credit for the unused portion of their itinerary to apply toward future travel, the airline said. Customers are advised to call the airport in advance while those whose flight is cancelled, are promised to receive a full refund by the carrier.

by | February 23, 2018 | 06:32

However, before the Cabinet talks had even begun, Mrs May saw the European Commission appear to reject her "three baskets" approach to future UK-EU regulatory cooperation. The figures add to signs that the decision by voters at the referendum in June 2016 to leave the European Union has had a big impact. Nicola White, the ONS head of worldwide migration statistics, said: "Brexit could well be a factor in people's decision to move to or from the United Kingdom, but people's decision to ...

by | February 23, 2018 | 06:15

Later in her email, which she posted to Facebook , she noted, "Obviously the negative racial connotation and history of Koolaid and watermelon is why I took it upon myself to write to you today". It issued an apology to the entire NYU community and "communities everywhere" for the employees' "insensitive and offensive actions". "The individual acted independently in a way that runs counter to our values and compromised our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion".

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:47

The Supreme Court on Thursday will continue hearing in the controversial Hadiya case. After interacting with Hadiya, the SC had released her from parental custody and granted her freedom to pursue her studies and lead a life of her choice.

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:44

The apex court not only barred Sharif from leading PML-N but also declared all his decision as party chief as "null and void" since his disqualification on July 28 as prime minister for alleged corruption in the Panama Papers scandal. These candidates became ineligible on account of operation of law. On Wednesday, the court ruled that he could not continue as the leader of the PML-N.

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:46

He had claimed that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had "let loose ghosts inside the house". "I have vacated the residence..." RJD spokesperson said that Tej vacated the house after the second and final notice was received by him, warning Tej of a penalty if he continued to stay at the unauthorised bungalow.

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:40

The scandal has caused headaches for the coalition government, which had to call in Liberal minister Mathias Cormann to act as prime minister while Malcolm Turnbull is in the USA after Joyce took personal leave. But it hasn't, so he's on the way out and will resign as leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister. "The National Party has received a formal complaint in relation to certain matters".

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:39

And the tears flowed again as the enormity of the occasion hit home - her final Olympic downhill race. After battling back to fitness - with various other injuries along the way including fracturing her arm and ankle - Vonn was able to compete in this year's Winter Olympics for what is expected to be the final time .

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:25

A subsequent tweet read, "Most probably, the device was a hand grenade ". The blast created a crater but caused no other damage to the embassy property, the statement said . The small Adriatic state of some 660,000 people joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last May, a decision that provoked violent protests by the pro-Russian opposition in 2015.

by | February 23, 2018 | 05:06

My goal in life is to one day write a Batman screenplay. Hospital officials said all patients at the hospital were safe. Authorities on Thursday evacuated a cluster of homes around the suspect's residence on Milardo Lane, and Middletown also increased police presence at schools and other facilities, though Mayor Dan Drew said there's no reason to believe any other locations are in danger.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:51

Earlier this week, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to recommend clemency for Whitaker. The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. States have carried out three or more executions 13 times since capital punishment was reinstated in the 1977. It's only the fourth time since the state resumed executions in 1982 that the parole board has recommended clemency this close to an inmate's scheduled execution.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:27

South Korea spent around 240 million won ($223,237 or 24 million yen) on Kim Yo Jong and her entourage during their three-day visit, a government official said on Thursday. James Risch (R-Idaho), who serves as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, along with members of the military, and Marc Knapper from the USA embassy in Seoul.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:25

Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Garder said in a statement . A judge said Greitens could be released on his own personal recognizance and is allowed to travel, according to Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for the St. The husband of the woman, who has not been named by the media, released an audio recording last month of her admitting to the affair and accusing Greitens of the blackmail to prevent her from sharing her story.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:07

According to Arizona , the test returned a quantity of the substance that was "minuscule by scientific standards" and was actually left over from his previous positive performance-enhancing drug test. Trier sat out the first 19 games in 2016-17 after testing positive for the drug, which he said came from a well-intentioned person not affiliated with the university following an injury.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:00

But CNN claims Haab isn't telling the truth. " I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions ", said Haab . CNN asked a survivor of the 14 February 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida to deliver scripted remarks during a televised town hall .

by | February 23, 2018 | 03:53

The 20-year-old from Andover, Minnesota had 29 saves through the third period and overtime before out-dueling Canadian counterpart Shannon Szabados , who's 11 years her senior and won gold in both Sochi and Vancouver, with four saves in the shootout.

by | February 23, 2018 | 03:50

The latest arrests and incident in Montgomery comes amid a rash of school threats and students arrested in connection with them since the deadly mass school shooting in Florida last week. Another begins: "PLEASE READ IF YOUR KIDS ATTEND DAKOTA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL!The police have been contacted and a reverse 911 will be done tonight to all parents of kids who go to Dakota letting them know about this incident".

by | February 23, 2018 | 03:37

According to the governor, none of the abducted girls has been rescued. In a statement issued Wednesday, Bego said more than 50 of the 926 students were still missing. "Since this thing happened, I've been in touch with the governor, the theatre commander and the GOC (General Officer Commanding)". The Yobe State Government has no credible information yet as to whether any of the schoolgirls were taken hostage by the terrorists.