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Stories for May 7th 2017

  • Sunday, May 7th 2017 - 14:54 UTC

    German Swiss spat over spying to catch tax dodgers

    Switzerland objects to the practice of buying data stolen from Swiss banks. The mole allegedly spied inside North Rhine-Westphalia's finance ministry.

    German investigators suspect that a mole spied for Swiss intelligence from inside a government office which was trying to catch German tax dodgers. The allegations are part of the case against an alleged Swiss spy arrested in a Frankfurt hotel on Friday, 29 April, German media report. He is suspected of monitoring German tax investigators.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2017 - 14:09 UTC

    Falklands' CEO Barry Rowland named Acting Governor

    CEO Barry Rowland

    The Falkland Islands Government Chief Executive Barry Rowland has been appointed as Acting Governor of the Falkland Islands and Acting Commissioner of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands for the period 3-14 May 2017.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2017 - 12:34 UTC

    US economy created more jobs in April and is technically in full employment

    An unemployment rate of anything under 5% is considered to indicate full employment. The rate of 4.4% is the lowest since May 2007.

    US jobs growth staged a bigger recovery than expected in April as businesses added 211,000 posts. Figures from the US Department of Labour also showed the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.4%, compared with 4.5% in March.