Food banks report record demand amid universal credit chaos

Food banks report record demand amid universal credit chaos

It gave out more than 11,000 tonnes of food in 2016-17 to people in crisis, 90% of which was donated by the public. Last year, more than 145,000 packages were given out by the Trussell Trust charity - the most ever. The effects of these can last even after people receive their Universal Credit payments, as bills and debts pile up. Grieve said the rise in demand, which is echoed nationally, is partly due to continued problems with changes to benefits and the roll-out of the universal ... Читать далее

Spain: Police arrest 8 suspected of ties to Brussels attacks

The detained were all Moroccans aged between 21 and 39, he said. According to AFP , Catalonia police revealed that four of the arrested have ties with Brussels Attacks suspects.Jané explained that among the eight arrested, "some might have participated collaborated in past terrorist actions" and might have spent some time in Belgium. Читать далее

Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader until election runoff

He was followed by far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who got 21% of the votes. It is the best result ever achieved by the nationalist anti-EU and anti-immigration party the National Front in a French presidential election. Come a May 7 run-off, the voters of France will have a clearer than clear choice about who deserves their oui . But two defeated candidates - conservative Francois Fillon and Socialist Benoit Hamon - did not even wait for Sunday's final count to urge their supporters ... Читать далее

Israel puts Marwan Barghouti in solitary confinement for writing op-ed

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics says Israel has more than 6,000 Palestinian prisoners behind bars. While Palestinian prisoners have mounted hunger strikes before, it has rarely on such a large scale. He is now serving multiple life sentences. FILE - In this August 4, 2001 file photo, Marwan Barghouti marches with bodyguards and Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Читать далее

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

The eight executions would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The US Supreme Court cleared the way for Lee's execution less than an hour before his death warrant was set to expire at midnight, rejecting a round of last-minute appeals the condemned inmate's lawyers had filed. Читать далее

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

Amid the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea - and the threat from Pyongyang of a pre-emptive strike on a USA aircraft carrier - another American citizen was detained by the self-described socialist state. "Our military is keeping an eye on the movement of enemy forces while putting them in our nuclear sights", the North warned several weeks ago, adding, "Should the USA lose rationality and make the slightest movement to conduct preemptive strikes against us, our mighty ... Читать далее

British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election

With lawmakers having voted by a resounding 522 to 13 to back May's call for an election, the third in a little over two years, the decks have been cleared for the general elections which will predictably be dominated by Britain's vote to leave the European Union less than a year ago. Читать далее

Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

That's a 23% lead for the Tories with just over six weeks until Brits will go the polls. Only 2% of UKIP 2015 voters say they'll switch to Labour . And therefore, it will be very, very surprising indeed if Labour retains control of any council in Scotland'. "The Labour vote has been collapsing, and if you look at some of the by-elections in Glasgow it's been horrendous", Prof Curtice said. Читать далее

South African suspect in ax murders is taken to crime scene

South African suspect in ax murders is taken to crime scene

Henri van Breda is accused of murdering father Martin, mother Teresa, brother Rudi and attempting to kill sister Marli in Cape Town in 2015. Marli, 18, suffered horrific brain, throat and neck injuries. In his statement, van Breda said he had passed out after disarming the attacker, who then fled from the house. Van Breda reportedly told detectives that a stranger was responsible for the attack in the high-security residential complex, while he hid in a bathroom. Читать далее

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog

The gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, which has been widely blamed on Syria's president Bashar al Assad, prompted the USA to retaliate with a cruise missile strike on one of the country's airbases. The US military's Central Command spokesman Colonel John Thomas said that Shayrat's runways were deliberately avoided because the United States was trying to draw a clear line that its military action was in response to the suspected chemical attack, and not signal a willingness to get more ... Читать далее

Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

The university offered to reschedule Coulter's speech at an alternate venue on May 2, but groups sponsoring the talk say holding the event during the no-classes "dead week" at a venue far from the main campus and imposing a 3 p.m. Emails included with the legal filing show that Berkeley administrators objected more to the time of day of Coulter's address than the original Thursday date. Читать далее

Prosecutors: Tad Cummins wanted to flee to Mexico with Elizabeth Thomas

Prosecutors: Tad Cummins wanted to flee to Mexico with Elizabeth Thomas

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the teen after her parents reported her missing on March 13. The cabin they were staying in at the time is more than 2,000 miles from where the search began. Cummins allegedly admitted to law enforcement officials that he disabled his vehicle's GPS system and used aliases for him and the girl. Instead, according to investigators, Cummins - toting two handguns, at least seven pills of the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis and $4,500 from a loan he'd ... Читать далее

Trump Approval Rating Stands at 51 Percent, Despite Surveys to Contrary

A nationwide poll shows that 96 percent of voters who cast their ballots for President Donald Trump in the November election would repeat their decision, while at the same time , his approval rating at the 100-day mark is lower than any president's since 1945. Читать далее

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has a Strange Controller Restriction

Pointed out by Twitter user Stonepa, these alternative title screens (shown below) received new HD backgrounds. That's because for some odd reason the Switch refuses to let players play unless they're using a single Joy-con, or several Pro Controllers. Читать далее

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

Marbury wrote a letter to fans on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. In an online letter to his fans, Marbury said Beijing would remain his home. "I pulled my hamstring at the beginning of the season and I still played and put everything on the court because that's who I am". Marbury also added that although he is committed to staying in the CBA for one previous year and playing for a team other than Beijing, he is still grateful for the love the capital has showered upon him, ... Читать далее

US Defence Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

US Defence Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

The U.S. top commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson also accompanied Mattis. The base has remained secretive since then, though its exact mission is unclear. Russian Federation has previously denied providing any weapons or cash to the Taleban, but has said it maintains ties with the group in a bid to push for peace talks. Читать далее

Boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece sinks; 16 dead

Boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Greece sinks; 16 dead

There were two survivors, including a pregnant woman. Greek coast guard vessels and helicopters, as well as authorities and Europe's border patrol agency Frontex were participating in a search-and-rescue operation, while private boats belonging to local fisherman were also helping in the effort. Читать далее

Trump warns Democrats Obamacare will die without cash infusion

While it appears progress is being made, a vote has yet to be scheduled upon Congress' return Tuesday. Congress must pass a spending bill by the end of this week or the federal government will run out of money. Trump's desire to include funding for a border wall in the stopgap measure. Trump is seeking $1.4 billion in this week's spending bill to start work on his border wall, which is expected to cost as much as $21.6 billion in total. Читать далее

BC Greens promise to balance budget, make tax system more progressive

The Green plan puts that revenue at $210 million for the current fiscal year, jumping to $810 million in 2018-19, not counting economic growth. Weaver says a Green government would hike taxes on carbon, corporations and high-income earners to pay for more investment in childcare, infrastructure, public health and the environment. Читать далее

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Launches Marketplace for Digital Subscriptions

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Launches Marketplace for Digital Subscriptions

Amazon said that subscription providers will be able to offer customers flexible pricing including introductory, monthly, and annual pricing options. In addition to being a titan in the e-commerce field, Amazon has sought to become a top marketplace for third-party sellers, and this new subscription service is an extension of that. Читать далее

Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing

Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing

At least five people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan's Kurram Agency on Tuesday. The explosion also killed a 5-year-old while a fourth militant was killed trying to flee the scene. Nisar Ali Khan condemning the mine blast sought report of the incident. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban militants have been active in the region for more than a decade. Читать далее

E*TRADE Financial Corp (ETFC) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by SunTrust Banks, Inc

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of E*TRADE Financial Corp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of E*TRADE Financial Corp in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. Читать далее

U.S. could extend laptop ban to flights from UK, European airports

According to a report from The Guardian , they have heard that the U.S. government could now be considering imposing a similar ban from flights coming out of Europe, although one of their sources told them that the United Kingdom could be getting a pass on this ban, but it hasn't been confirmed yet. Читать далее

Puff, puff, pass: Liberals table legislation to legalize marijuana

More than half the states now have laws that legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal use. He was the federal government's point man on the recreational-marijuana file. If the legislation becomes law, adults could have up to 30 grams of cannabis on their person and grow up to four plants in their home. While medical marijuana use has been regulated in this country since 2001, cannabis remains a controlled substance. Читать далее

Obama re-emerges in public after avoiding political spotlight

Obama re-emerges in public after avoiding political spotlight

Of his organizing days, Obama said it was important to spend time "listening and finding out what they're interested in and connecting their immediate needs to policies that have influence on their immediate concerns". However, he said Obama's discussion inspired him. He said he sees four threats to american democracy: gerrymandered legislative districts that empower extremists in both parties; big money's growing power; and polarized news media; all of which foster the fourth threat: voter ... Читать далее