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Fed's Evans sees period of rising U.S. interest rates ahead | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

Fed's Evans sees period of rising U.S. interest rates ahead | Reuters

By Ann Saphir | CHICAGO CHICAGO Citing rising 10-year U.S. Treasury yields and his forecast for about 2.25 percent economic growth next year, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Monday he expects interest rate hikes to continue to rise as the economy improves. #Business #Chicago #Entertainment #Government #lifestyle #Middle East #United Kingdom
Islamic State identifies Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer as new spokesman | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

Islamic State identifies Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer as new spokesman | Reuters

CAIRO Islamic State identified a new media spokesman for the group for the first time on Monday in an audio message released online. The recording appeared on Al Furqan, a media organisation linked to Islamic State, giving the new spokesman's name as Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer. The United States confirmed in September that Islamic State's previous spokesman, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, had been killed in a U.S #adchoices #corrections #follow-reuters #newsletters #twitter-follow
Newsmaker - Manuel Valls, a tough-talker with French presidential ambitions | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

Newsmaker - Manuel Valls, a tough-talker with French presidential ambitions | Reuters

By Ingrid Melander | PARIS PARIS French Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces an uphill battle to unite his Socialist Party and overcome his government's deep unpopularity as he prepares to throw his hat into the ring for next year's presidential election.The 54-year-old is expected to announce on Monday that he is a candidate for January's primary to choose the Socialist nominee, after President Francois Hollande said he would not seek a new term.Within the party, the tough-talking centrist must win over left-wingers suspicious of his pro-business stance, and with the wider electorate, he would have to overcome the unpopularity of Hollande, whose poll ratings have sunk to as low as 4 percent.Opinion polls make him favourite to win his party's ticket, but his pro-business reforms and tough stance on law and order have made him enemies within his own party and it will be a hard fight.Even if he does secure the nomination, surveys show the presidential contest is set to come down to a run-off on May 7 between right-winger Francois Fillon of the Les Republicains party and Marine Le Pen, leader of the anti-EU, anti-immigrant National Front.Valls has been Hollande's prime minister since March 2014, after being his "top cop" interior minister for two years. He had strong opinion poll ratings when he was in the Interior Ministry but has seen his own popularity fall since.A Harris Interactive poll on Monday showed 69 percent of voters do not trust him. That's better than Hollande's 78 percent but hardly a good score. #adchoices #follow #follow-reuters #newsletters #reuters-news #Thomson Reuters #twitter-follow
Factbox - Brexit case in Britain's Supreme Court: how will it work? | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

Factbox - Brexit case in Britain's Supreme Court: how will it work? | Reuters

By Michael Holden | LONDON LONDON The British government's appeal against a legal ruling that it needs parliamentary approval to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union is being heard in the country's top court this week.Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will invoke "Article 50" of the EU's Lisbon Treaty by the end of March and begin the formal Brexit negotiations with Brussels. But London's High Court ruled last month that the government does not have the constitutional right to start the process without the backing of lawmakers. How does the Supreme Court work and how will the case be argued? #adchoices #follow-reuters #newsletters #reuters-news #Thomson Reuters
India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin's desire to evolve as a spinner sets him apart

Dec 5, 2016

India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin's desire to evolve as a spinner sets him apart

One modern spinner understands the need to evolve better than most. In his short career, Ravichandran Ashwin has made more changes to his actions than any other spinner. #Anil Kumble #Bowling action #Cricket #England in India 2016 #Harbhajan Singh #India vs England #Muttiah Muralitharan #Ravichandran Ashwin #Shane Warne #Spinnners #Test cricket
UK government begins legal fight against ruling that could derail Brexit | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

UK government begins legal fight against ruling that could derail Brexit | Reuters

By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON The British government launched a Supreme Court battle on Monday over who has the power to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union, seeking to overturn a legal ruling that could derail its Brexit strategy.As the hearing began, EU backers in judges' robes and wigs rode a double decker bus past the court, along with a van emblazoned with the slogan "The Brexiteers have failed us all".A small number of rival Brexit supporters waved placards saying "This is an establishment stitch-up".The government appealed to the country's highest judicial body after the High Court ruled last month that ministers could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of Brexit talks without lawmakers' assent.If the Supreme Court upholds the earlier ruling, that could disrupt Prime Minister Theresa May's planned timetable for invoking Article 50 by the end of March and give lawmakers opportunities to water down the government's EU exit policies.With passions running high in Britain after voters opted to leave the EU by 52 to 48 percent in a June referendum, some politicians and newspapers have portrayed the legal battle as an attempt by establishment judges to thwart the popular will.The government's top lawyer told the Supreme Court that the earlier legal ruling was wrong, arguing that parliament had accepted ahead of the referendum that the government would use executive "prerogative" powers where it acted on behalf of the monarch to implement its result. "The triggering of Article 50, we say, will not be an exercise of prerogative power on a whim or out of a clear blue sky," said Attorney General Jeremy Wright, adding prerogative authority was not an "ancient relic but a contemporary necessity". #corrections #facebook #follow #follow-reuters #reuters-info-channel #Thomson Reuters
Europe suffers Italian blow but bigger tests loom | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

Europe suffers Italian blow but bigger tests loom | Reuters

By Noah Barkin | BERLIN BERLIN The resounding "no" from Italian voters to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's referendum on constitutional reform was not a rejection of the European Union and its single currency, as jubilant populists from across the bloc claimed on Monday.But the vote, which pushes Renzi out of office, does represent a significant setback for Europe at a time when its leaders are scrambling to mount a credible response to Brexit, the election of Donald Trump in the United States and their stubborn economic woes at home.In one fell swoop, it adds another country to the list of EU members that are likely to be pre-occupied by domestic politics in 2017, a year in which the Dutch, French, Germans, and possibly the British, will go to the polls.And it sends a warning to other European reformers like Francois Fillon, the conservative frontrunner for the French presidency, who has promised no less than five referendums to push through his domestic agenda if he is elected next spring.More immediately, despite the relatively calm reaction of financial markets on Monday, the vote will deepen concerns about Italy's under-funded banking sector and the economic prospects of the euro zone's third biggest member state.That, in turn, could complicate the calculus for the European Central Bank, which meets on Thursday to decide on the future of its controversial bond purchase programme."This won't push Italy back into crisis for now," said Marcel Fratzscher, head of the DIW economic institute in Berlin and a former top official at the European Central Bank."But it means lost time for a country that faces huge problems with its banks, its enormous public debt levels and high unemployment. There is a significant danger that the reform course will now slow."BREXIT PARALLEL Renzi, seen by his European partners as an anchor of stability in a country where political upheaval has been the norm for decades, won just over 40 percent of the vote in the referendum, a far worse result than polls had predicted.His defeat comes only days after deeply unpopular French President Francois Hollande, also a leftist, bowed to political realities and announced he would not seek a second term.Renzi's departure could lead to early elections in Italy next year. It increases the risks of the anti-euro 5-Star Movement gaining power, although the prospect of that remains slim.After the Brexit vote went bad for David Cameron in June, it is the second time in half a year that the leader of a major EU member state tied his future to a referendum and lost, a development that was seized upon by the region's anti-EU firebrands."The Italians rejected Renzi and the EU," Marine Le Pen of France's far-right National Front said on Twitter #Business #Europe #India #italian #Italy #markets #Middle East
ISL 2016: Past pedigree makes way for fresh ideas as giants fall by the wayside

Dec 5, 2016

ISL 2016: Past pedigree makes way for fresh ideas as giants fall by the wayside

FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC finished at the bottom of the Indian Super League despite retaining successful coaches from the previous editions, while all four teams who have qualified for the semi-finals had new coaches at the helm. #Alexandre Guimaraes #Antonio Habas #Atletico de Kolkata #Chennaiyin FC #Delhi Dynamos #FC Goa #Gianluca Zambrotta #Indian Super League #ISL 2016 #Jose Molina #Kerala Blasters #Marco Materazzi #Mumbai City FC #Steve Coppell #Zico
Uzbekistan PM wins presidential vote panned by Western monitors | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

Uzbekistan PM wins presidential vote panned by Western monitors | Reuters

TASHKENT Shavkat Mirziyoyev, long-serving prime minister of Uzbekistan, has become its second president, winning 88.61 percent of the vote in an election on Sunday criticised by Western observers."This shows that we are going along the path outlined by the late president (Islam Karimov)," Mirziyoyev told thousands of supporters at a rally.Mirziyoyev, 59, was prime minister from 2003 under Karimov, who died of a stroke in September having run Central Asia's most populous nation with an iron fist for 27 years.He is expected to step down as prime minister but it is unclear when, as there is no precedent for such a transition in the former Soviet republic, which became an independent state in 1991. The landslide victory by Mirziyoyev had been widely expected. He swiftly emerged as the likely successor to Karimov and was appointed interim president when the senate speaker, given the role by constitution, gave it up in Mirziyoyev's favour.Diplomatic and business sources say Mirziyoyev secured support for his presidential bid from Uzbekistan's powerful informal clans by agreeing to share power with two other political heavyweights, Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov and security chief Rustam Inoyatov.The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for the first time deployed a full-scale election observation mission in Uzbekistan #corrections #follow #follow-reuters #newsletters #reuters-info-channel #reuters-news #Thomson Reuters
After hesitation, Carson accepts Trump's offer to head U.S. housing department | Reuters

Dec 5, 2016

After hesitation, Carson accepts Trump's offer to head U.S. housing department | Reuters

By Doina Chiacu and Diane Bartz | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a rival-turned-supporter of Donald Trump, overcame his stated qualms about a lack of government experience on Monday to accept the president-elect's nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump since dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary contest.He is the first African-American picked for a Cabinet spot as Trump fills out his administration before his inauguration on Jan. 20. The position requires confirmation by the U.S. #adchoices #follow #newsletters #reuters-news #twitter-follow