Jeremy Corbyn: It’s right to plan for run on pound

Media captionJohn McDonnell: We have to scenario-plan so people know we’re ready Jeremy Corbyn says it is “right to look at all these scenarios” after his shadow chancellor suggested that there could be a run on the pound if Labour went into government. John McDonnell said Labour was doing “war-game-type scenario-planning” for events such as […]

Brexit: Donald Tusk says not enough progress in talks

Image copyright EPA European Council president Donald Tusk has said not enough progress has been made to move to the next phase of Brexit talks in Brussels. He said Theresa May’s “realistic” speech on Friday showed the UK’s “philosophy of having a cake and eating it is finally coming to an end”. But he said […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is united around economic plan

Media captionJeremy Corbyn’s interview with Laura Kuenssberg Jeremy Corbyn says the Labour Party has united around his “different” economic strategy. “There’s a pretty good mood around,” he told the BBC in an interview at the party conference in Brighton. “The party actually is pretty united around the basic principles.” He also promised “more details” on […]

Hurricane Maria: Trump to visit storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

US President Donald Trump has announced he will travel to Puerto Rico next week amid a growing crisis in the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. The powerful storm left at least 13 people dead in the US territory and knocked out water, electricity and telephone services on the island. “That island was hit […]

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal plan in tatters

Image copyright Reuters A last-ditch effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare is in tatters after a key senator came out in opposition. Despite a call from President Donald Trump and promises of money for her state, Susan Collins said she could not back the “deeply flawed” bill. It was a major blow for the president […]

Niles North suspends varsity football season after learning of ‘possible hazing incident’ – Chicago Tribune

Niles North High School in Skokie has suspended its varsity football season until further notice because of “a possible hazing incident,” according to a statement on the Niles Township High School District website. In the statement, dated Monday, district officials say the school became aware of “a possible hazing incident involving the varsity football team.” […]

Travel Ban 3.0 – Inside Higher Ed

Higher education groups on Monday began to grapple with what new restrictions on travel to the U.S. from eight countries imposed Sunday night by the Trump administration will mean for international students and scholarly exchange. The new restrictions, which replace a 90-day ban on travel for nationals of six Muslim-majority countries that expired […]

Trump team’s travel perks are costing taxpayers mightily. Here’s why there’s little outrage – Los Angeles Times

The Treasury secretary requested a military plane for his European honeymoon. The head of Health and Human Services ran up a six-figure tab flying around the country on private jets. The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency dinged taxpayers for repeated excursions back home to Oklahoma. In normal times, Washington’s scandal machinery would be kicking […]

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