speculation

LONDON | Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

LONDON  — Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit to putting the country’s constitution in a “suicide vest” and handing the detonator to the European Union. The attack, and Johnson’s choice of language, widened the divide in the governing Conservative Party over Brexit. Johnson, a strong supporter … Continue reading LONDON | Boris Johnson’s Brexit ‘suicide vest’ comment sparks furor

LONDON | Bank of England chief hints he will stay to help with Brexit

LONDON — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney all but confirmed Tuesday that he is to stay at the helm of the central bank for longer than planned to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union as smoothly as possible. Following days of speculation about an extension beyond his planned June 2019 departure, Carney told … Continue reading LONDON | Bank of England chief hints he will stay to help with Brexit

LONDON | Bank of England’s governor ‘willing’ to extend time at helm

LONDON  — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney all but confirmed Tuesday that he is to stay at the helm for longer than planned in order to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union in as smooth a fashion as possible. Following days of speculation about an extension beyond his planned June departure, Carney told … Continue reading LONDON | Bank of England’s governor ‘willing’ to extend time at helm

NEW YORK | NBC’s news chairman defends handling of Weinstein story

NEW YORK — NBC’s news chairman has sent an exhaustive defense of the network’s handling of Ronan Farrow’s investigation of Harvey Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network’s rejection of the story was baseless. After a disagreement with his managers over whether he … Continue reading NEW YORK | NBC’s news chairman defends handling of Weinstein story

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says former VP Bemba cannot run for president

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s electoral commission has rejected former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a top opposition contender, as a candidate in this year’s presidential election because of a pending case at the International Criminal Court. The overnight announcement came as the commission announced the eligible candidates for the long-delayed vote now set for December. President … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says former VP Bemba cannot run for president

WASHINGTON | Pelosi has no plans to leave her leadership role

WASHINGTON— Nancy Pelosi is the chief villain of Republican campaign ads. The leader some Democrats promise to vote against. The subject of much speculation that her grip on power is coming to an end. Nevertheless, she says she’s not going anywhere — and certainly not while President Donald Trump is in the White House. Pushing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi has no plans to leave her leadership role

Colts fire coach Chuck Pagano after 4-12 season

INDIANAPOLIS/December 31, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) — First, Chuck Pagano lost Andrew Luck. Then the Indianapolis Colts started losing games. And now it has cost him a job. Six years after convincing Jim Irsay he could lead the Colts to a Super Bowl, and two years after convincing the team owner to give him a surprise contract extension, Pagano … Continue reading Colts fire coach Chuck Pagano after 4-12 season

Texans GM taking leave of absence as wife battles cancer

INDIANAPOLIS /December 31, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) — Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith says he will take an immediate extended leave of absence to help his wife battle breast cancer. Smith made the announcement in a statement less than an hour after the Texans finished their season with a 22-13 loss Sunday at Indianapolis. Houston (4-12) lost its … Continue reading Texans GM taking leave of absence as wife battles cancer