Bank of England admits to researching 'Brexit' risks

Bank of England admits to researching 'Brexit' risks

London (AFP) - The Bank of England revealed it is researching the economic risks of Britain leaving the European Union, just as Prime Minister David Cameron began negotiations with EU leaders ahead of a referendum on membership.The central bank study, which could have a major impact on the debate ov



Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters

Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters

Ethiopia will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government. On the streets of Ethiopia's capital,Â

VIDEO: The battle to take Husayba from IS

VIDEO: The battle to take Husayba from IS

Iraqi forces and Shia militias have begun moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.

IPL8 Face-Off - Chennai v Mumbai - The Final

IPL8 Face-Off - Chennai v Mumbai - The Final

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians meet in the Indian Premier League 2015 final and as the two sides that topped the table meet, who do you think will win?

WMNdellis published Council's scaling back CCTV coverage

WMNdellis published Council's scaling back CCTV coverage

Councils are scaling back on the use of CCTV cameras in an attempt to cut costs, a surveillance watchdog has warned. Tony Porter, the surveillance camera commissioner, said he was concerned about local authorities cutting back on monitoring cameras because it could make it more difficult for police

WMNdellis published Bank to probe 'Brexit' economy risk

WMNdellis published Bank to probe 'Brexit' economy risk

The Bank of England has launched a project to assess the economic risks to Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union in the referendum promised by David Cameron. The existence of the Bank's project emerged as the Prime Minister insisted he was "confident" of securing reform

WMNdellis published Clarkson makes return with TV hint

WMNdellis published Clarkson makes return with TV hint

Jeremy Clarkson dropped his broadest hint yet of a return to television as he teamed up with his former Top Gear presenters during a live show. He entered to the theme of boxing anthem Eye Of The Tiger as he made his first public appearance with Richard Hammond and James May since he was dropped by

AUDIO: Switching off CCTV cameras to save cash

AUDIO: Switching off CCTV cameras to save cash

There are around six million of surveillance cameras in the UK, but many are run by cash-strapped councils that have switched some of them off to save money.

Party 'bullied' Macintosh supporters

Party 'bullied' Macintosh supporters

Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh says the "party machine" is bullying his supporters in an attempt to avoid a leadership contest.

MP will not face action over FM memo

MP will not face action over FM memo

Alistair Carmichael will not face any party disciplinary proceedings over the leak of a memo about First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Lib Dems say.

VIDEO: Eurovision: 'Australia will be watching'

VIDEO: Eurovision: 'Australia will be watching'

BBC News caught up with Australia's TV commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, about their country's chances in the competition.

Gillespie would take England job

Gillespie would take England job

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Iraq volunteers start Ramadi push

Iraq volunteers start Ramadi push

About 3,000 militia members in Iraq begin moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.

Hozier review: Singer-songwriter gives a soulful performance at Newcastle's O2 Academy

Hozier review: Singer-songwriter gives a soulful performance at Newcastle's O2 Academy

The Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, fresh from picking up an Ivor Novello award, gave a flawless performance for the Newcastle crowd

Longford Town-Limerick Preview: Shannonsiders still seeking first win

Longford Town-Limerick Preview: Shannonsiders still seeking first win

Martin Russell's side travel to the City Calling Stadium, hoping for three points to kick start their season

VIDEO: Cameron on report for late bump

VIDEO: Cameron on report for late bump

GWS forward Jeremy Cameron could find himself in hot water with the MRP after being reported for a late bump on Adelaide’s Kyle Cheney. WATCH.

Parks to get $8 million

Parks to get $8 million

THE Government has rejected criticism that $8 million to be unveiled in the budget for national parks will not make up for previous cuts.

Malaysia looks at Penang to host settlements for boat people

Malaysia looks at Penang to host settlements for boat people

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – Malaysian officials are looking at the northern state of Penang as a possible site for temporary resettlement areas for Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people, a news report said Saturday.Police chief Inspector General Khalid...

More than 40 dead in gunbattle in Mexico

More than 40 dead in gunbattle in Mexico

An attempted ambush of a federal police convoy Friday in western Mexico led to a clash in which 43 people, mainly suspected members of a criminal gang, were killed, authorities said.The clash happened on a road near the town of Tinaja de Vargas on the...

Counting Begins in Ireland's Gay Marriage Vote

Counting Begins in Ireland's Gay Marriage Vote

Counting began Saturday in a gay marriage referendum after which pitted liberal forces against Ireland's conservative Catholic foundation.

As ISIS Gains Momentum, Is 'Weakened' Assad on Way Out?

As ISIS Gains Momentum, Is 'Weakened' Assad on Way Out?

ISIS' conquest of Palmyra marked the latest in a series of setbacks for the Syrian regime, but analysts say not to count Bashar Assad out just yet.

Divorced parents should be given shared custody of children Law panel

Divorced parents should be given shared custody of children Law panel

The Law Commission on Friday recommended that divorced parents be given joint custody of minor children a move aimed at doing away with gender bias in Indias custody laws that favour the father

Perfect Storm brewing Islamic State says it could acquire nuke from Pakistan for attack on US

Perfect Storm brewing Islamic State says it could acquire nuke from Pakistan for attack on US

The Islamic State IS has suggested that it can use the billions of dollars in its coffers to acquire a nuclear device from Pakistan for carrying out a spectacular attack on the United States

Chef's big serve to paleo Pete

Chef's big serve to paleo Pete

BETTER Homes & Gardens’ cookery queen Karen Martini has added her voice to the case against the paleo food craze favoured by MKR co-star Pete Evans.

US Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program

US Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program

A measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records was blocked in the US Senate early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1.

Elmar Mammadyarov: "Azerbaijan regards the relations with the EU through the prism of bilateral rela...

The new draft agreement submitted by Azerbaijan includes the equal and mutually beneficial cooperation with the European Union"

Senate Approves Trade Bill

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks. The vote was 62-37 and sets the stage for a summer showdown in the House. (May 22)

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Not on the High-street: digital innovation in financial services

According to a recent report from Accenture, European fintech investment tripled in 2014, highlighting the rapid shift towards software fueled financial services. While the region is the fastest growing in the world for fintech investment, frequent news of high-profile online banking glitches – su

TLC Pulls 19 Kids and Counting from Schedule After Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

Josh Duggar, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the TLC hit reality series 19 Kids and Counting, is now at the center of a huge scandal, after word got out that he molested 5 minor girls when he was a teenager. With the cat out of the bag more than a decade later, TLC has decide

Animal-rights activists target construction workers on UW project

Managers at the general contractor hired to build a new animal testing lab at the University of Washington are locked in a legal fight with an animal rights activist they claim has been harassing them at their Eastside homes.

Crews stop fire from spreading in downtown Mount Vernon

Investigators suspect a 3-alarm fire in downtown Mount Vernon late Thursday began in or near an old freezer.

Colombia FARC fighters end truce after government attack

Colombia’s FARC rebels have ended a ceasefire after they said government troops killed 26 of their fighters during a raid on a jungle camp in Cauca where they have a strong presence.

The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) slammed Santos for “incoherence” in seeking peac

Postmedia wins seven awards at National Newspaper Awards

Postmedia Network won seven awards at the National Newspaper Awards Friday night, with dual wins for both the Vancouver Sun and the Ottawa Citizen.

Cannes Diary VI: Closing Time

Though this was a bit of an off year, excellent closing films means that festival ends on a high note

Bank of England email blunder sees secret details of EU exit plan sent to journalist

The work was supposed to remain confidential but was accidentally revealed when details were sent to a national newspaper

Father of tragic Scots stock car racer Keir Millar speaks of his 'heartbreak' over son's death aged ...

KEITH Millar told how he still finds himself calling his son's name at the bottom of the stairs two weeks after he died following a crash at a race track in Lochgelly.

Record View: Leaky Lib Dems lacking in honour

Alistair Carmichael must consider his future in politics over a leaked memo which wrongly claimed Nicola Sturgeon preferred David Cameron as PM.