1 NEWS South Korean police arrested a woman over the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in suitcases in New Zealand. New Zealand authorities are yet to make a formal application for the extradition of a woman accused of killing two children, two weeks after her arrest in South Korea . That’s despite police announcing on September 15 that an application had been made for the extradition. The 42-year-old was arrested in Ulsan, South Korea that same day after the remains of a boy and a girl were found in suitcases at a south Auckland property on August 11. “NZ Police have applied to have her extradited back to New Zealand to face the charges and have requested she remain in custody whilst awaiting the completion of the extradition process,” the press release that announced the woman’s arrest said. READ MORE: What we know about the children found dead in suitcases and the arrest in South Korea 'I didn't do it': Suitcase murders suspect detained in … [Read more...] about No formal extradition request yet made for accused in Auckland suitcase deaths
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Published 56 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Liz Truss will meet the head of the UK's independent economic forecaster later after days of market turmoil. In an unusual move, the prime minister and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will meet the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to discuss the fallout after last week's mini-budget. The watchdog offered to prepare a draft forecast in time for the mini-budget but it was not taken up. A group of MPs has called for the forecast to be released "immediately". The Treasury Select Committee said the lack of this forecast before last Friday's announcements had "in some part driven the lack of confidence in the markets". News of the meeting with OBR chairman Richard Hughes came as a new poll gave Labour a 33 percentage point lead over the Tories. Five key exchanges from Liz Truss interviews … [Read more...] about Mini-budget: PM to meet head of OBR following market turmoil
Published 3 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Welsh Parliament election 2021 An independent Wales could negotiate a much smaller gap in its public finances than previous estimates suggest, according to new research. A £13.5bn gap between tax receipts and public spending was estimated in 2019. But the new research suggests it could initially be much lower in an independent Wales, depending on the outcome of separation negotiations. Plaid Cymru said it "debunks" claims "Wales is too small and too poor to thrive as an independent nation". But the Welsh Conservatives said the report made some "wild predictions". Welsh independence to be considered by commission Thousands in Welsh independence march The research has been published ahead of a Yes Cymru pro-independence march in Cardiff on Saturday. In 2018-19, … [Read more...] about Welsh independence: Does new research support the idea?