Business

U.S. Treasury weighs emergency powers to curb Chinese investments: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury is considering ways to restrict sensitive Chinese investments in the United States by invoking an emergency powers law and bringing forward some security review reforms for corporate acquisitions, a senior Treasury

Business

World Bank recommends fewer regulations protecting workers

Unions alarmed by suggestion that deep structural reforms are required to adjust to changing nature of workThe World Bank is proposing lower minimum wages and greater hiring and firing powers for employers as part of a wide-ranging deregulation of labour

Australia

Regulator needs stronger powers to deal with bank misconduct, Choice says

Consumer watchdog says it is clear AMP and Commonwealth Bank ‘feel no compulsion to abide by the law’The corporate regulator should be given stronger powers, and the ability to impose larger penalties, to help it intervene more quickly when it discove

Politics

Boris Johnson calls for more stop-and-search powers to end ‘absolute misery’ of knife crime

FOREIGN Secretary Boris Johnson has called for more use of stop-and-search powers to end the ‘absolute misery’ that knife crime causes. In an interview with The Telegraph, Boris said that police had to ‘take knives off the streets’ and come down l

Space

Debris-Dodging Spacecraft Could Use Bitcoin-Like Technology

Future spacecraft could think for themselves using the same technology that powers Bitcoin.

Politics

Brexit row 'reaching endgame' - Sturgeon

The first minister says the dispute over powers after Brexit needs to be resolved in "days rather than weeks".

World

Iran's Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons

In a speech marking Iran's Army Day, Rouhani warns Western powers against flooding the Middle East with more weapons.

World

Iran says will make or buy any weapons it needs, lambasts 'invading powers'

LONDON (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by "invading powers", as the military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day.

Scotland

Plan to give new life to abandoned buildings and plots

Councils could be given powers to sell off vacant land and properties so they can be brought back into use.

Politics

Jeremy Corbyn defeated in vote over Prime Minister’s war powers

JEREMY Corbyn’s call for Prime Ministers to require Parliament’s permission for any future war was defeated. Lifelong pacifist Mr Corbyn wants to enforce a War Powers Act after the PM ordered Saturday’s bombing without recalling the Commons. But mor

Politics

More Than 50 Labour MPs Defy Jeremy Corbyn In Vote On Parliament's Role In Military Action

More than 50 Labour MPs have failed to back a bid by Jeremy Corbyn to embarrass the Government over Parliamentary votes on future military action.Dozens of backbenchers appeared to defy their leader as the Commons voted by 317 votes to 256 for a motion di

United States

Senators introduce new war powers resolution

The chairman and other members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unveiled a bipartisan resolution Monday authorizing the use of military force overseas, accelerating a debate that Congress has been reluctant to have, but that's taking on new urgen

World

Syria's war: Allies and opponents

Where do the world powers stand on the US-led attacks in Syria?

World

Putin warns 'chaos' will ensue if West strikes Syria again

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Sunday western powers that further attacks in Syria will bring “chaos” in international relations.

United Kingdom

Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good'

Artificial intelligence must never be given powers to hurt or deceive people. a parliamentary report says.

Politics

Jeremy Corbyn backs 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal

A plan to give Yorkshire more devolved powers is backed by 18 of the region's 20 local authorities.

Politics

Jeremy Corbyn calls for a ‘War Powers Act’ banning Theresa May from taking any military action without a vote by MPs

JEREMY Corbyn has called for a new “War Powers Act” banning Theresa May from taking any military action without a vote by MPs. The Labour leader repeated his suggestion for a “robust” law which would bind any Prime Minister to getting Parliament

Top News

Western powers to study options if Syria chemical weapons used again: UK

LONDON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Western powers will study "options" if Syria's government again uses chemical weapons, but nothing is planned as yet, Britain's foreign minister said on Sunday, after raids on Syrian targets triggered heated debate over their leg

Films

What Powers Will The Incredibles 2 Villain Have?

This morning we got the first full trailer for the upcoming Incredibles sequel, which included the first look at the story's villain. Who is this new character, and exactly what can he do?

Showbiz & TV

A new 'Incredibles 2' trailer is our best look yet at what the long-awaited sequel has in store for the superhero family

A new full-length trailer has dropped for "Incredibles 2" and it's our best look yet at what the movie has in store for the superhero family. Elastigirl is on a mission to save the world this time, leaving Mr. Incredible at home with the kids — includin

World

Russia warns of 'dangerous' escalation over Syria

Moscow says the "dangerous" situation could escalate if Western powers opt for a military response.

World

Iran tells France not to be influenced by Saudi prince on nuclear deal

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran urged France on Thursday not to be influenced by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Football

Waning powers of Iniesta and Suárez point to change at Barcelona | Jacob Steinberg

Champions League exit against Roma was proof ageing team can no longer rely on Lionel Messi to get them out of troubleIf it was possible for Barcelona not to become overwhelmed by despair when they fell to Juventus last season, there was no way for them t

World

King of Sweden considers using royal powers to break Nobel deadlock

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has moved to break a deadlock at the scandal-hit committee that awards the Nobel Literature Prize, unveiling a plan on Wednesday to make it easier for members to resign.

Wales

Use new powers on 20mph zone, Welsh Government urged

Powers to manage national speed limits are now under the control of Welsh government.

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