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MSCI first began its review on whether to include A-shares four years ago, but each year since it declined to include them because of concerns around how easily foreign investors could access the market. MSCI has chose to adopt a partial inclusion policy of Chinese A-Shares in its global indices. How many A-shares will become part of the MSCI EM index? MSCI's decision has been closely watched as a sign of China's growing importance on global financial markets.
  • Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony

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    He clearly stated that this was a relationship between two people and that one of the calls which lasted for 49 minutes couldn't be a call to a trustee but to a lover. Constand - an athletic, 6-foot-tall basketball staffer - believes it was something stronger, saying they made her overly exhausted and unable to say no to or fight his advances.
  • Trump's Cuba Policy a Lost Opportunity for Agriculture

    Trump's Cuba Policy a Lost Opportunity for Agriculture

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    While President Trump is still working on major legislative victories, nonetheless in terms of executive branch policy he has demonstrated a consistent commitment to systematically achieving the changes he campaigned on. This initiative, as well as the increased tourism, has allowed thousands of Cubans to open up private businesses and enter into business arrangements with Cuban Americans within Cuba .
  • US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

    US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

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    On Sunday, Iran launched medium-range ballistic missiles at ISIS targets near Deir ez-Zour. (Arab 24 network, via AP, File). Syrian government and allied troop. Two days earlier , an American FA-18 shot down a Syrian SU-22 warplane that had dropped bombs near American-backed fighters combating the Islamic State .
  • Trump Boasts About Republican Wins in Special Congressional Elections

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    The organization congratulated Handel via Twitter after the win, but noted that there was still " more work to do". In the Georgia House special election Tuesday, Democrat Jon Ossoff was defeated by Republican Karen Handel , who for much of the campaign focused on tying Ossoff to Pelosi and coastal liberals .
  • US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

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    On Tuesday the president called what happened to Warmbier " a disgrace ". "Frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. Officials from Trump down have expressed sadness about the college student's fate, but say that for now, they haven't decided on a course of action.
  • How Republicans And Democrats On Twitter Responded Differently To Georgia Special Election

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    House of Representatives. The young Democrat received 8.9 times as many many donors from California than from any other state in the union, including all of the totals from Georgia itself. We showed the world that in places no one even thought it was possible to fight, we can fight. As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post , "The ad strategy, and the campaign visit from Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, have had nearly nothing to say about what Republicans ...
  • Republican avoids upset as Karen Handel wins in costly Georgia congressional race

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    These folk didn't enthusiastically mark their ballots for the reality TV star past year, but instead chose the Republican candidate for some other reason. Democrat Rob Quist raised $3.3 million and spent $2.6 million, according to FEC filings. The previous three general elections were decided by an average of 14 points, and Trump won the district by 21 points.
  • Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

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    Earlier this year, Beijing called on Pyongyang to suspend its nuclear and missile testing while calling on the USA to stop military exercises on and near the Korean Peninsula, which North Korea sees as a threat to its sovereignty. Negotiations on ending North Korea's nuclear program have not taken place in nearly ten years. Relatives have said USA envoys told them that North Korean officials said Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and became comatose after taking a sleeping ...
  • Fox News' Chris Wallace Nails Trump's Lawyer in a Brazen Lie

    Fox News' Chris Wallace Nails Trump's Lawyer in a Brazen Lie

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    But so far, Sekulow's short tenure as Trump's personal defender on TV hasn't been so smooth. This represents just the latest rumors that Donald Trump could face impeachment, as the president's opposition has targeted a number of issues ranging from his unresolved business conflicts of interest to the expanding Russian Federation investigation.
  • Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

    Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

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    All of the sudden, I heard a couple of shots. "I have never said life sucks, only the policies of the Republicans", he wrote in one letter. The FBI is actively investigating Hodgkinson, to include his associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations.
  • Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal to hold emergency health care hearing

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    That leaves Trump and Senate Republicans with little flexibility on spending. Republicans respond that the bill will be open to amendment on the floor and that health-care policy has been the subject of public debate for years now, obviating the need for legislative transparency.
  • Trump visit to Britain omitted in Queen Elizabeth II's speech

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    What was in the speech? Other Bills include legislation on customs, trade, immigration, fisheries, agriculture, nuclear safeguards and the global sanctions regime. Buckingham Palace said it was a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. May could be forced to resign if she loses the vote, expected on June 29, just as the country embarks on highly sensitive negotiations for Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
  • Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

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    One of the names picked was Tom Price , a Republican congressman from George who eventually was confirmed as the newest Secretary of Health and Human Services. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. We would dispute the first half of that - joining the GOP in passing a profoundly unpopular health care bill, voting for massive give-aways to the rich and banning Muslims from entering the country are no ticket to taking over Congress in next year's midterm ...
  • Record Heat Forces American Airlines to Cancel Flights in Phoenix

    Record Heat Forces American Airlines to Cancel Flights in Phoenix

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    The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning and its Phoenix office has said "heat of this magnitude is rare, dangerous, and very possibly deadly". A major California utility is urging customers to conserve electricity amid an extreme heat wave. "So if we didn't have these hot temperatures right now, we wouldn't have any chance for a monsoon later on in the year".
  • Trump hung United States out to dry on Paris climate agreement

    Trump hung United States out to dry on Paris climate agreement

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    His decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement is a slap in the face to worldwide cooperation and America's leadership on the world stage. "Nobody can stay on the sidelines". policy. Like the Paris accord, the deals are all nonbinding. This will be through energy use reduction, renewable energy adoption and air pollution control from all areas, including transportation.
  • All Whites must be brave against Mexico

    All Whites must be brave against Mexico

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    Ronaldo was also involved in one of the game's biggest talking points, a " goal " that was disallowed after consultation with the Video Assistant Referees . The Krasnodar striker said: "It's very hard to build a team when you have such an individual among you as everything revolves around him". However, the final disposition in the group will be settled after tonight's match between New Zealand and Mexico , who are meeting at Fisht Stadium in the southern resort city of Sochi.
  • GOP has chance to show us on health bill

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    If the Senate bill is similar to the House version, it would only allow people with pre-existing conditions to keep coverage if there are no lapses between insurance policies; otherwise, insurers would be allowed to deny them coverage, erasing a key provision of the ACA.
  • Rauner Seeks Image Of Compromise, But Budget Ultimatums Remain

    Rauner Seeks Image Of Compromise, But Budget Ultimatums Remain

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    However, the GOP is calling for a temporary, four-year increase (rather than a permanent one) of the income tax, from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent. During the regular session, Senate Democrats passed a plan to generate $5.4 billion through an income tax hike and other taxes to fund a $37.3 billion budget plan.
  • Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami this Friday

    Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami this Friday

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    For ordinary Cuban citizens, the announcement from the US President Donald Trump was a shocker. Last year, Obama traveled to Cuba, becoming the first US president in almost a century to visit the island. But because Cuban rules requires tour groups to have government guides and use state-run tour buses, the requirement has given the Cuban government near-total control of travelers' itineraries and funneled much of their spending to state enterprises.
  • Meira Kumar meets Sonia ahead of Opposition meet

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    Announcing this at a press meet here, Kumar said he had held discussions with JD (U) national leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in this regard. In fact, this decision comes a day before a crucial meeting of opposition parties wherein they will decide their presidential nominee. Key leaders from the Congress and Left parties have interacted a couple of times since last night and are "exploring" the chances of fielding a suitable candidate.
  • US State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

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    The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers. According to North Korea , he had contracted botulism and passed out after taking a sleeping pill. President Moon Jae-in on Monday said he wants to bring North Korea to the negotiating table this year. Newly-released pictures show him smiling with his tour group, posing in front of statues of the country's leaders and sampling North Korean food.
  • Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

    Otto Warmbier: No autopsy for US student held by North Korea

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    North Korea released Otto Warmbier , a student detained for over a year, June 12. Since his disappearance, Roy and his wife, Kathleen Sneddon, have tried just about anything they can think of to find out what happened to their son - from traveling to China to retrace his steps to getting State Department officials to waive federal law to give them everything they know about their son's case.
  • Long Stretch of Gulf Coast Eyes Tropical Storm

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    It says Cindy acquired a well-defined center on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the third tropical storm of 2017. Tropical Storm Cindy is projected to make landfall early Thursday morning along the Texas-Louisiana border. AccuWeather reported that, as the storm moves toward land and rainfall increases, cities that could experience flooding problems include Tallahassee, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Biloxi, Mississippi; and New Orleans , Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, among ...
  • USA sends supersonic bombers in show of force against North Korea

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    In a tweet posted in the afternoon of June 20, U.S. President Donald Trump said that China and its leader Xi Jinping had "tried"-but failed-to help solve the ongoing nuclear and missile crisis in North Korea ". Sneddon said he and Kathleen "always have that hope" that the change in presidential administration will somehow answer the questions they've wanted to know about David and possibly get him back home.
  • GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

    GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

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    Ossoff , a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker-turned-Democratic politician, lost to Handel Tuesday night in a closely-watched election that many observers characterized as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency thus far. The congresswoman proudly noted the historical import herself in her victory speech, as The Times reported . It's possible events like the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise also galvanized rank-and-file Republicans .
  • Uber to Allow Tipping for Drivers, Reversing Long-standing Policy

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    These include Houston , Seattle , and Minneapolis . Uber has introduced in-app tipping for drivers, a feature sought by the ride-hailing giant's workforce and long offered by chief competitor Lyft . Teen fare: For teen account trips, an additional $2 will be added to drivers' base fare, allowing them to earn more for those rides. "This is an important first step toward a more fair ride-hail industry".
  • May pledges to build Brexit consensus

    May pledges to build Brexit consensus

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    One key area of the speech that Francke said urgently needed clarifying concerned the future of European Union nationals now residing in the United Kingdom, which the Queen said would become "subject to United Kingdom laws". That was before May called the June 8 election that cost her Conservative Party its parliamentary majority and a fire in a London apartment block that killed dozens and led to anti-government protests on the streets.
  • Theresa May apologises for shambolic response to Grenfell Tower disaster

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    Dave Curry, chief officer for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said sprinklers are a "proven" way to prevent the spread of fire in buildings and can "drastically reduce the threat to life". "For me, the cladding and the cladding systems would have bypassed any of the passive fire protection systems in place". Obviously this is the centre of a serious criminal investigation and we will no doubt hear more information in due course.
  • A victory for Donald Trump and Brian Mast in Georgia

    A victory for Donald Trump and Brian Mast in Georgia

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    With the loss, not only are they magnified, but so are the party's. The apparent success of Republican attacks linking Ossoff to the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi , and her "San Francisco values" also affirmed the efficacy of tying Democratic candidates in conservative districts to their brethren in more liberal parts of the country.
  • Trump signs EO to expand apprenticeship programme

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    The executive order addresses the nation's "skills gap" that have left millions of open jobs unfilled. The order reduces the United States government's role in starting and monitoring apprenticeship programs, Politico reported . Trump's budget, in fact, would slash federal spending on job-training programs , from $2.7 billion per year to $1.6 billion, a 40% cut. But Helper, now a professor at Case Western University, noted that how federal funds are spent on apprenticeship programs ...
  • Republicans avoid election upset in Georgia

    Republicans avoid election upset in Georgia

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    One of those, the notorious NY 23rd special election , was actually a net loss as an establishment Republican and conservative challenger split the ticket and allowed Democrat Bill Owens to squeak through. Democrats are preparing to use whatever stall tactics and obstructive maneuvers available to them. "The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation, you know, has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump ...
  • Hammond Pushes New Post-Brexit Regime For Banks

    Hammond Pushes New Post-Brexit Regime For Banks

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    For that reason, Brussels wants as a priority to guarantee rights for 3 million European Union citizens in Britain and be paid tens of billions of euros it says London will owe on its departure. The chancellor undermined the British prime minister's mantra that "no deal is better than a bad deal" on the eve of Britain's Brexit talks, after he suggested that "no deal would be a very, very bad outcome for Britain".
  • GOP takes 2 more special House races, meaning what?

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    Karen Handel , the familiar former secretary of state, finally won another race, attracting about 52% of the suburban Atlanta vote to the 48% of Ossoff, who didn't even live in the district he sought to represent. "They need to learn from this and figure out how to win next year". Democrats must defend their current districts and win 24 GOP-held seats to regain a House majority next November.
  • Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

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    Warmbier was medically evacuated from Pyongyang and flown to Cincinnati on June 13. Investigators are still not certain what caused his death. "We don't hold a lot of leverage but I would support the travel ban; I would support effective ways to modify North Korea's behavior", Hoyer told reporters during an informal briefing inside his Capitol Hill office on Tuesday.
  • May will cut corporation tax to encourage economic growth

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    The 2017 Queen's Speech - setting out priorities for the next two year - dropped numerous party's main policies, and now faces criticism as a Brexit "power grab" and for failing to confront high inequality and major public service challenges.