Trump got exactly what he wanted from the Fed, but for reasons he is going to hate
President Donald Trump has for months blasted Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's interest-rate hikes, imploring the chief of the central bank, which is supposed to operate independently from the executive branch, to stop tightening monetary policy. On Wednesday, Trump finally got what he wanted from Powell and the Fed. As part of the Fed's latest…
Anatomy of a ‘caliphate’: The rise and fall of ISIL
Samer recalls the gruesome shock of seeing his friend's headless corpse strung up above Raqqa's main square. It's this memory, from a hot summer day in 2015, that defines his time living under ISIL's rule in Syria. "No one was allowed to touch it, nor bring it down for a proper burial," Samer says of…
The Fed was ‘as dovish as they could be without spooking the market.’ Here’s what Wall Street is saying.
AP Photo/Richard Drew The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast for the US economy Wednesday. It signaled interest rates would likely remain unchanged this year. Alongside plans to end its balance sheet runoff in September, the meeting was even more dovish than expected. With a flurry of ongoing strains, the Federal Reserve now sees the…
Euro 2020 qualifier: Kazakhstan v Scotland – Palmer & McBurnie start
Euro 2020 qualifier: Kazakhstan v Scotland - Palmer & McBurnie start - Live - BBC Sport Summary Kick-off 15:00 GMT Palmer makes debut at right-back McBurnie, Forrest & Burke in front three Scotland XI: Bain; Palmer, Bates, McKenna, Shinnie; McGinn, McGregor, Armstrong; Forrest, McBurnie, Burke GET INVOLVED #bbcsportscot Live Reporting Line-ups Scores Tables
PM tells Waleed Aly he always sought to confront Islamophobia, not exploit it
Updated March 21, 2019 21:22:07 Prime Minister Scott Morrison has categorically denied telling senior colleagues to exploit concerns about Islam for political gain, insisting he sought to confront Islamophobia. Key points: Scott Morrison said he never told senior colleagues to exploit community concerns about Muslim migration The Prime Minister accused Waleed Aly of being "very…