Tillerson says the US is ready to begin direct talks with North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions He seemed to back away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks … Continue reading Tillerson says the US is ready to begin direct talks with North Korea

Chuck Schumer wants GOP to delay tax vote until Doug Jones is seated

Chuck Schumer will call Wednesday for Republicans to delay the final vote on their tax bill until Doug Jones is seated Jones, a Democrat, is the projected winner of Alabama's special Senate election Jones' presence during a tax vote could potentially derail the Republican policy goal   Chuck Schumer is pushing for Republicans to pump … Continue reading Chuck Schumer wants GOP to delay tax vote until Doug Jones is seated

US Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in Nov, as expected

U.S. consumer prices accelerated in November amid a rebound in gasoline prices Declining health-care and apparel costs curbed underlying inflation pressures The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent last month after edging up 0.1 percent in October   U.S. consumer prices accelerated in November amid a rebound in gasoline … Continue reading US Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in Nov, as expected

Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom

Official figures reveal drop in number of people in work and pay rises lagging behind inflation   Evidence that Britain’s long jobs boom has come to an end has emerged after official figures showed the number of people in work fell by 56,000 in the three months ending in October. After an upswing stretching to … Continue reading Fall in employment rate spells end of UK jobs boom

Robert Gates says a North Korea nuclear warhead will soon be an accepted reality

North Korea's ability to fire a nuclear warhead at the U.S. will become an accepted reality over the coming year, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Gates' comments come amid high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea He says that while China has influence over North Korea, "it doesn't have control."   North … Continue reading Robert Gates says a North Korea nuclear warhead will soon be an accepted reality