National / International News

Concern over Immigration Street show

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:38
A public meeting is to be held to discuss concerns about how an area of Southampton may be presented in a new TV series on immigration.

Whisky fuels Scots retail sales rise

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:31
New analysis shows the popularity of whisky helped retail sales of Scottish food and drink brands across Britain rise to nearly £2bn.

Stadium hosts fans' memorial service

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:31
A memorial service in honour of two Newcastle United fans killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash is held at St James' Park.

Dutch use black avatars in MH17 protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:31
The Dutch changing their profile pictures to a black square

VIDEO: Football fans unite for MH17 victims

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:27
Two of the British victims of flight MH17 were lifelong Newcastle United fans who were travelling to New Zealand to watch their club.

Man airlifted after waterfall slip

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:21
A man is airlifted to hospital after falling and breaking his leg while walking at waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons.

MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:19
Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming scams, experts warn.

Russia: how tough a response?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:19
Will Cameron's Russian rhetoric be matched by reality?

Clegg rebuffs Sunday Brunch critics

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:18
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defends his decision to appear on a light-hearted Sunday TV programme after criticism from some MPs.

PM tells Royal Welsh to 'buy local'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:14
Prime Minister David Cameron is at the Royal Welsh Show in mid Wales to launch a project to get public sector firms buying local produce.

England collapse to defeat by India

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:06
England slump to a crushing 95-run defeat in the second Test at Lord's as India take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Republicans have a birthday card for Dodd-Frank

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:00

Passed in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the Dodd-Frank Act sought both to prevent future economic disasters and create a better framework to deal with them, should they still arise. Monday marks its fourth birthday. How’s the toddler doing?

New criticisms

Many are still unhappy with these reforms, including Republicans in the House Financial Services Committee, who are marking the anniversary with a 100-page report criticizing the law for failing to prevent banks from becoming “too big to fail.” The report also expresses concern that some non-banks are labeled systemically important (which makes them subject to special regulations) and that label could act as a guarantee of sorts, signaling to investors that the government won’t let those companies fail if they get into trouble.

Implementation

There were about 400 different individual elements that made up Dodd-Frank. An analysis by the law firm Davis Polk found roughly half those rules have been finalized; another quarter are in the proposal phase and the last quarter still need government agencies to even come up with them.

However, even finalized rules might require tweaking.

“There’s still a tremendous amount of work to do and even the work that has been done will have to be redone over time,” says Jeffrey Manns, a law professor at George Washington University. “It’s a process of trial and error in that rules will be implemented or are being finalized, but those rules will need to be changed.”

Like a large construction project, work can begin on day one,  Manns says, but you’re going to working and tinkering for many years to come. 

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:55

During an Iowa visit, Rick Perry said if the federal government did not act to curb the influx of immigrants along the southern U.S. border, he would take matters into his own hands.

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VIDEO: Clegg: 'It's right to reach out'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:49
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has defended his decision to appear on a light-hearted Sunday TV programme, after criticism from some MPs and Lib Dem supporters.

Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:44

The fighting in the North African country is some of the worst since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:42
Rodriguez close to Real Madrid move, Man Utd may target Daley Blind and Daniel Agger could consider Liverpool future, plus more.

Straightening Sisay's Spine: A Twist Of Fate Saves A Boy's Life

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:38

Thousands of children in Ethiopia suffer from scoliosis so severe that humps grow from their backs. After two spinal surgeries, one little boy now hopes he'll be able to play soccer with his friends.

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VIDEO: Rory's golf club celebrates his win

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:32
Chris Buckler reports from Hollywood Golf Club in County Down in Northern Ireland, where Open Championship winner Rory McIlroy started playing the sport.

Global finale for Monty Python show

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:31
Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python performed the last of its farewell shows on Sunday night, on stage at London's O2 Arena and in cinemas around the world.

VIDEO: BBC iPlayer 'works 99.9% of the time'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:29
The BBC has defended its iPlayer service service after it was hit by technical problems which started over the weekend.
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