British defence spending dipped below North Atlantic Treaty Organisation target in 2016 - think tank
Speaking in Brussels, the alliance's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg unveiled figures showing that European members and Canada had between them increased defence spending by 3.8% above inflation past year. "Gains by the US dollar against sterling in 2016 have skewed the true picture of United Kingdom defense expenditure", a ministry spokesperson said. Having said that, this is always a question of how to prioritise defence.
He had been arrested on January 16 and brought to an Istanbul courthouse on Saturday. The Burdur prosecutor's office did not immediately respond to a request for information. 45 people will be sentenced for attempts to "overthrow the constitutional order" and "premeditated murder". The indictment also seeks life imprisonment for several other suspects who are on the run and will be tried in absentia.
In a notification issued February 7 to the Home Secretary, Punjab; the Provincial Police Officer, Punjab; and the DG Pakistan Rangers, Punjab; the National Counterterrorism Authority warned of a possible terrorist attack in Lahore . Hundreds of protesters could be seen fleeing in terror after the bomb hit just outside the Punjab Assembly in the city of Lahore today. NACTA had directed the police and Punjab government to increase the vigilance of all major installations including schools, ...
Like Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Edappadi K Palanisamy, who has been elected as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's legislative party leader by the VK Sasikala faction on Tuesday, has a reputation of being a "soft, smiling man". Jayalalithaa) both have seen everything. After Jayalalithaa's death last December, Sasikala Pushpa moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation into the new party chief's elevation.
Ivanka Trump attended her first White House policy meeting on Monday since her father, President Donald Trump, was sworn in almost a month ago. "Some of you I don't, so I want to find out all about you", President Trump said . Asked whether he is confident the northern US border is secure with the Syrians in Canada, Trump told a White House news conference, "You can never be totally confident".
The two leaders were not expected to talk much about allowing migration into their respective countries, but Trudeau said there was a "strong and fruitful discussion" on the subject. However, when it came to immigration, their differences showed in HD. Trump and Trudeau mentioned the importance of trade between the USA and Canada several times during their joint press conference, but did not give definitive details on whether the two countries would renegotiate the North American Free Trade ...
Trump has opted to call for a stop to the admission of refugees and immigrants from several countries, while Trudeau has personally welcomed newly-arrived refugees in Canada. " Canada and the United States have been neighbors a long time". Three-quarters of Canada's exports go to the USA, and Canada is the top destination for exports for many U.S.
Malaysian police said an unidentified North Korean man died en route to hospital from a Kuala Lumpur airport. Recently, Kim is known to have traveled between Singapore and Malaysia. He was disowned by his late father after he was arrested in 2001 at Tokyo's Narita International Airport for travelling on a forged passport. If reports are to be believed, this is the most significant killing of a member of North Korea's ruling family since the death of Jang Song Thaek in 2013.
In a statement to the paper on Thursday, Flynn's spokesperson said that "while [Flynn] had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn't be certain that the topic never came up". It comes amid claims he had discussed sanctions with Moscow's USA envoy before Mr Trump had taken office - and before he had officially taken up his own role.
As well as upgrading growth forecasts, the economists said that Britain performed better a year ago than they had thought, growing at 2 per cent rather than a projected 1.9 per cent. "The debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to diminish gradually from 91.5% in 2016 to 90.4% in 2017 and 89.2% in 2018", said the report. Private consumption growth is expected to be scaled back over the course of this year, as wages fail to keep pace with United Kingdom inflation, which is forecast to rise "rapidly and ...
According to The Sun , Channel 4 have now lined up a new judge to join Hollywood - the Great British Menu's Prue Leith . The South African-born author, campaigner and restaurateur stepped down as a judge on The Great British Menu in October after 10 years on the programme.
As reported by the Reuters news agency, Richard Ferrand, secretary-general of Macron's En Marche! Meyer Habib, a Jewish member of the French National Assembly, lashed out at far-right leader Marine Le Pen over her promise to ban non-European dual citizenships, including Israeli ones, needling her over her father's frequent anti-Semitic comments and praise for Nazism.
The mood among German investors deteriorated more than expected in February, a survey showed on Tuesday, as uncertainties about the outcome of Brexit talks and future USA trade policies cloud the growth outlook for Europe's biggest economy.
North Korea has claimed that it successfully test-launched a new medium to long-range ballistic missile on Sunday, as China voiced opposition to the test but rejected criticism that it could do more to steer the regime away from its goal of developing a nuclear weapon capable of striking the USA mainland.
We'll start with the most recent instant, when Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had their first face-to-face meeting (today, February 13). Trump had vowed to put "America first" and rip up the North America Free Trade Agreement, but significantly toned down that rhetoric after meeting Trudeau .
Hammond, who over the weekend warned that online attacks now affect kettles and refrigerators as well as critical national infrastructure, on Tuesday will argue it is up to the private sector to "sharpen its approach as the scale of the threat from cyber increases and intensifies".
Trump described the government's raids against the illegal migrants as "a stance of common sense". Concordia politics and USA policy professor Graham Dodds said it's normal for US and Canadian leaders to have different ideologies, but historically, differences are worked out.
White House policy adviser Stephen Miller has said that the Trump administration has provided "enormous" evidence of widespread voter fraud that according to President Donald Trump cost him the popular vote during the November 8 election.
President Donald Trump did not discuss the issue of currency exchange in their first summit meeting, Abe said on a Fuji Television Network-related satellite news program on February 13, hours after he returned from the U.S. Politico reported that one of Trump's weekend visits to Mar-a-Lago could cost taxpayers more than $3 million. Aides pushed briefing papers in front of the two world leaders (lit with cell phones because the ballroom was candlelight only), and Trump and Abe took phone ...
According to the data, the Shiv Sena, BJP and Congress have been on Twitter non-stop to promote their political agenda, targeting each other over corruption and scams. Shiv Sena is likely to withdraw support to BJP on 18 February. With the civic body polls just round the corner tension between both parties have increased drastically.
The poll has fuelled worries among Labour MPs that Jeremy Corbyn is struggling to connect with the party's traditional voters. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall said: "Ukip winning in Stoke Central will be game, set and match for Brexit". Mr Corbyn is planning to visit Stoke at the weekend but it is understood the party leader has no plans to campaign in Copeland. The slogan echoes a famously racist campaign slogan from the 1964 by-election in Smethwick when the Tories published a poster with the ...
South Korea is mulling staging own ballistic missile test after the North has recently fired what it said was a nuclear-capable missile, a military source told the local news agency Yonhap . A North Korean ballistic missile test conducted on 12 February has been widely condemned by the worldwide community. South Korea's finance ministry said it would act "swiftly and firmly" if financial markets reacted to the missile launch.
And followed up a few hours later with: "I really like Nelson Mandela but South Africa is a crime ridden mess that is just waiting to explode - not a good situation for the people!" This will be the first time the two presidents speak since Trump was inaugurated in January.
The Trump administration has promised to take a tough line against Pyongyang, but in his brief response on Sunday, the president said only that the U.S. The medium, or intermediate, range missile flew for 500km and was designed as a "show of force". "I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent", he said, without elaborating.
During the ceremony, Hillary Scott and her family were awarded the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their collaborative album, Love Remains. Folk singer Judy Collins paid tribute to her long-time friend and collaborator by performing the Cohen classic "Suzanne". "He came into my living room and said, 'I can't play the guitar and I can't sing", she said.
The demolition would see the construction of a new building with no associations with Hitler, Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundbock said at that time. He told the Oberösterreichische Nachrichten newspaper: "I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something ". "Harald's" actual name wasn't provided by police.
UFC's first pay-per-view in NY after the state legalized mixed martial arts contributed millions to the economy and created hundreds of jobs, according to a new economic impact study released Monday. Some of the records that UFC 205 hit were a live gate of $17.7 million, which was a historical mark for both UFC and Madison Square Garden. MMA was legalized in April 2016 in NY after almost two decades of being banned in the state.
On November 24, three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed. The disputed Himalayan region has been in the grip of violence ever since prominent Kashmiri youth leader Bhurhan Wani was killed in a police encounter in July a year ago. The two countries have fought three wars - in 1948, 1965 and 1971 - since they were partitioned in 1947, two of which were fought over Kashmir. The firing was still going on and further details are awaited.
Election Commission has termed the "exit poll" conducted by the Resource Development International and its results published by Hindi daily Dainik Jagran as a clear violation of the model code of conduct and Representation of the People Act.
The Apex Court sentenced 4 years jail for Sasikala and asked her to surrender immediately and pay a penalty of 10 crore. She has been locked in a bitter turf war with acting chief minister O Panneerselvam over the control of the party and the state government after J Jayalalithaa's death.
The police and the Army had launched a joint search operation early morning following a tip-off about the presence of terrorists in a residential house early morning. The operation was on when last reports came in. The security forces fired back at the terrorists, triggering an encounter. An official said, one militant and 3 army men got killed in the encounter and 6 sustained injuries including Commandant of 45BN CRPF and a civilian.
The SP has traditionally been weak in this region. Known as the Dalit queen, she stands for Dalit empowerment and has come to power in the past due to support from Dalits and Muslims. Baraut and Chhaprauli constituencies in Baghpat district are cited as an example. The Mallah community is divided into 27 sub-castes. Traditional vote banks may, however, go for a toss in this neck of the woods, what with the BSP giving 31% of its seats to Muslims, and the RLD 20%.
Franken did not say which of his GOP colleagues acknowledged they are concerned about the president's mental state. On CNN's State of the Union yesterday, Sen. "'Three million to five million people voted illegally.' There was a new one about people going in from MA to New Hampshire". Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, said he heard about Trump's remarks from two of his colleagues after the meeting.
Ahead of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Flynn spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about US sanctions imposed on Russia stemming from the country's suspected interference in the presidential election , ABC News has confirmed.
President Trump is reportedly considering drafting a new executive order on immigration as the original continues to sit dormant before the courts. Then, as the Ninth U.S. On Friday, one judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made a request that a vote be taken by the full court to consider whether to rehear the decision made by the three-judge panel on Thursday.