Channel 4
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and a push by Macron to have the West more involved in a long-term solution. France and Russia back different sides in the conflict. Macron today borrowed the ill-fated terminology of red lines from Barack Obama, promising tough action on the use of chemical weapons
Auto Express
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Mike Rutherford thinks the process for buying a new car on finance is too confusing for most, and needs to be simplified 2017-05-29 14:00 Hoping to score a brand new car, but havent got enough in your savings account to pay for it? I’m not surprised. The average price of a factory-fresh model is now around £30,000 – that’s more than the annual income enjoyed by most people. So just as most Brits need loans when shopping for homes of their own, the same is true of the motoring masses seeking the keys to new cars. The Finance and Leasing Association has just reported that the value of finance deals used to buy new cars soared to a monthly record of £3.6bn in March. • Best new car deals 2017 Were it not for such financial products for seemingly grateful consumers, the motor industry probably couldnt survive with cars averaging £30k a pop. But the Financial Conduct Authority is uncomfortable.
South China Morning Post
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A former Olympic gold Chinese table tennis player is facing a HK$2.55 million lawsuit over a gaming debt to a prestigious Singaporean hotel where he was dubbed a premium player. Kong Linghui, also known as the Ping Pong prince, is being sued by Marina Bay Sands for failing to repay fully a sum of S$1 million (HK$5.63 million) he borrowed from the hotels casino in February, 2015, according to a Hong Kong court writ. Kong made his name on world stage...
The Sun Daily
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On the loan, Lim said it was undeniable that the state government had a budget surplus of RM1.6 billion, but it was worth it to take the loan as the interest rate was lower that the market rate. Last Thursday, the Penang State Legislative Assembly passed the Penang Loan (Banks and Other Financial Sources) Bill 2017 which will allow the DAP-led government to borrow money from China Exim Bank. The amount of money borrowed under the bill was to finance the investment and implementation of the physical, economic and social development of the state as well as other related matters, including the Penang Transport Master Plan 2013-2030 (PTMP). — Bernama
Washington Free Beacon
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BBC News 24
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is bringing few returns. That means the country is unable to pay back the money borrowed to build it. So instead, the Sri Lanka and government is now planning to.
The Economic Times
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Such a transaction is unacceptable to the RBI, which believes it's in violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and against the rules on external commercial borrowings (ECB).In the past three months at least five pharma companies have been asked by the RBI to explain such transactions, two persons aware of the development told ET. According to ECB rules, funds borrowed by an overseas arm against the Indian parent's support should be used for overseas expansion or takeovers — and cannot be sent back to India.58886196 "Indian companies are allowed to extend guarantees for loan availed by their overseas subsidiaries under the ODI Guidelines. Under the ECB guidelines, while an overseas parent company can extend loan to its Indian subsidiaries, a foreign subsidiary cannot extend loan to its Indian parent company. Clearly, if an overseas subsidiary raises loan overseas on the strength of guarantee from its Indian parent company and thereafter advances the funds to the Indian parent company as loan, it could be construed as non-compliance of the ECB guidelines," said Prem Rajani, partner at law firm Rajani Associates.
Max Keizer
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So the shortfall has to be borrowed, burdening the household with debt and interest payments for decades to come, or the kids dont attend college and the household goes without healthcare insurance. Once again, real-world costs have soared at a rate that is almost six times higher than the official rate of inflation. The reality is real-world inflation in big-ticket essentials is crushing every household that doesnt qualify for government subsidies of higher education, rent and healthcare. No wonder the political and financial Elites don't care about inflation: their incomes have soared far above mere inflation. When you're skimming millions, who cares about a mere $150,000 for a university education, or $25,000 for healthcare insurance? Do you reckon the lobbyists for Big Pharma and the rest of the healthcare racket are spending millions lobbying politicians to slash the soaring costs of healthcare? Do you think all the universities collecting billions in government-guaranteed student loans are lobbying politicos to reduce loans to debt-serf students? Sorry, but that's not how pay-to-play democracy works.
Washingtons Blog
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So the shortfall has to be borrowed, burdening the household with debt and interest payments for decades to come, or the kids dont attend college and the household goes without healthcare insurance. Once again, real-world costs have soared at a rate that is almost six times higher than the official rate of inflation. The reality is real-world inflation in big-ticket essentials is crushing every household that doesnt qualify for government subsidies of higher education, rent and healthcare. No wonder the political and financial Elites don't care about inflation: their incomes have soared far above mere inflation. When you're skimming millions, who cares about a mere $150,000 for a university education, or $25,000 for healthcare insurance? Do you reckon the lobbyists for Big Pharma and the rest of the healthcare racket are spending millions lobbying politicians to slash the soaring costs of healthcare? Do you think all the universities collecting billions in government-guaranteed student loans are lobbying politicos to reduce loans to debt-serf students? Sorry, but that's not how pay-to-play democracy works.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A dramatic police chase on water almost became a rescue operation when the boat officers borrowed started to sink.Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called to Beeston Marina at 9.30am on Wednesday (May 24) after receiving a tip off about a man who was wanted after failing to appear at court.They were told that Dennis Lockett, of Gardenia Close, Toton, was mooring his boat between Beeston and Long Eaton, but officers found no trace of the 38-year-old and asked a member of the public if...
Nottingham Evening Post
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A dramatic police chase on water almost became a rescue operation when the boat officers borrowed started to sink.Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called to Beeston Marina at 9.30am on Wednesday (May 24) after receiving a tip off about a man who was wanted after failing to appear at court.They were told that Dennis Lockett, of Gardenia Close, Toton, was mooring his boat between Beeston and Long Eaton, but officers found no trace of the 38-year-old and asked a member of the public if...
Voice Of America
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For more than half a century, Africa's identity and unity have been celebrated around the world on May 25, in honor of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union (AU). "Celebrating Africa Day, to me, is recognizing not only what Africa has contributed to the rest of the world, willingly and/or unwillingly through slave trades, wars and colonization, but also through trade, cultural and civilizational exchanges; also to see how much Africa has learned, acquired and borrowed from other civilizations," said Mohamed Saliou Camara, chair of the African Studies department at Howard University in Washington. Today, the continent has one of the largest populations of people ages 35 and younger, and while that can be an asset, Camara says it also has its challenges. Youth education in almost every African country has been increasing in the past 20 to 25 years, Camara says, but "unemployment has also been on the rise.
ITV2
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No, the lens - OK, can we get that off? All right, and that was not making any noise. If you do that, that hardly does anything at all. The whole point is to make noise, right? She said she didn't want to hurt her borrowed diamonds. I don't believe that. (LAUGHTER) Anyway, I started thinking about clapping in general.
Open Culture
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It took a bit longer for the youth rock revolution to hit German televisions compared to the United States–where American Bandstand was already in existence pre-Elvis–and the United Kingdom, where Oh Boy debuted in 1958 as that country’s first pop show. But when German television premiered Beat Club in September 1965, it would profoundly change the culture. The show took its visual cues from both the UK–with its London Underground-aping logo–and the US, with its go-go dancers. It even borrowed some of its hosts from across the Channel, like Dave Lee Travis, who was working at pirate station Radio Caroline at the time. The show’s producer Michael Leckebusch was a more traditional man who preferred musicals to rock, but he knew his market, and he knew how to check the pulse of the scene, by attending The Star Club in Hamburg–one of the venues where the Beatles paid their dues.
WhoWhatWhy
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BBC News - Business
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Loans worth £18.4bn were advanced in April, a significant drop on the amount borrowed in March.
BBC Radio Wales
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shared adopted or borrowed in an increasingly globalised world where more so than food but should a culture be able to claim ownership of a cuisine and when is it ok to profit from food but isn't culturally your own in this episode we're going to be talking about the cultural appropriation which could be defined as the adoption or use of elements of one Culture by members of another culture but some define it was the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of those elements which reinforces historic Lee exploitative relationship.
ITV4
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But he's not thinking about how he's going to get home with only 70p in his pocket. And he's not thinking about calling his dad to come to come and pick him up - via the petrol station, as he borrowed the car yesterday and left it on empty
BBC News - Top Stories
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A book borrowed in Dudley eight years ago turned up at a library in Kentucky, US.
BBC Radio Wales
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is it unfortunately the bad side of social media and you know how you have these tools and both accounts that you know well we'll take your pants like this phone and use that to her about it you can explain boss account to search something borrowed into may not know what that means you can basically it is it's a spam account it says United to win by machine and there's this is quite a few of them and they just posted in batches and often and you know it's a bit of you've been linked to fake news um and we know if you've seen it to win the 2016 presidential election and what would trump that was there and watch me wasn't there and we're seeing it now in events and you know like what happened to Manchester and also the attack in Westminster back in March um you surprised that the same some people will post.
Mondoweiss
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The fact that justice and respect for the law and the basic human rights of all citizens are considered existential threats to a country proves that such a country is founded on injustice. The sign I made, to go with my own video, as I took the salt water challenge last week, said “Our chains will be broken before we are,” an affirmation I borrowed from Marwan Barghouti’s powerful statement: “What is it with the arrogance of the occupier and the oppressor and their backers that makes them deaf to this simple truth: Our chains will be broken before we are, because it is human nature to heed the call for freedom regardless of the cost.” The line struck me as both beautiful and extremely timely, considering Trump’s visit to the region, and his adviserssuggestion that there will only be a solution to the question of Palestine once Israel breaks our spirit and “imposes its will” on the Palestinians.
BBC One West Midlands
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from Boone County Public Library in Kentucky in America called to say the book had been handed in there. The Head of Dudley Libraries says she has no idea who borrowed it
BBC One West Midlands
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has finally been returned to a library on the other side of the world. The Wildest Province: SOE In The Land of the Eagle was borrowed in 2009, but never brought back. Staff at Dudley Library were shocked when librarians.
Politico
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It proclaims that “we have borrowed from our children and their future for far too long,” but it is a blueprint for far more borrowing and far more debt. Ultimately, the Trump budget reads like a corporate prospectus for a shady widget manufacturer who claims that cutting widget prices will spark a massive surge in widget sales, while also promising major cutbacks in ineffective widget salesmen and unnecessary widget costs. It doesnt pencil out. And it’s worth understanding the main reasons it doesnt pencil out, because soon Republicans in Congress will get to use their own pencils. *** The Growth Spurt : Economic growth is as vital to balancing budgets as physical growth is to dunking basketballs. A booming economy means more tax revenue flowing into Washington, because workers have more income and corporations have more profits; and less federal spending flowing out of Washington, because fewer unemployed workers and poor families need the government safety net.