Brexit: Facebook to Move UK's User Data to California
2020-12-16 06:47:29 UTC
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook’s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe’s privacy laws.</p><p>The ch...
Joe Biden Clinches Electoral College Victory with 306 Votes
2020-12-15 00:13:30 UTC
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - State by state, the U.S. Electoral College convened on Monday to formally confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s victory as the next U.S. president and effectively end President Donald Trump’s long-shot attempt to overturn the election results.
Members of the Electoral College...
The Best Movies Coming Out In December 2020
2020-12-14 20:26:43 UTC
Nicholas Barber picks 12 of the best films coming out next month, including a new Pixar animation, the Wonder Woman sequel and Chadwick Boseman's last film.
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Hollywood's Long History of Misrepresentation of Irish
2020-12-18 02:50:45 UTC
Wild Mountain Thyme and cinema's ridiculous Emerald Isle fantasies. Why Hollywood gets the Irish so wrong? Most stories told about Ireland are not for the Irish who live in Ireland, so 'Irishness' in Hollywood only serves the needs of those who will pay to see it. You're not obliged to. Unless yo...
GOP's Long March to Fascism Reaches Tipping Point
2020-12-12 00:45:28 UTC
HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory has quickly become a conservative litmus test, as 126 members of Congress and multiple state attorneys general signed onto the case even as some have predicted it will fail.
EU Wants to Be a leader in Fight Against Global Warming
2020-12-12 20:22:17 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend.
Following night-long dis...
U.S. Govt Accuses Facebook of Abusing Its Market Power to Crush Competitors
2020-12-09 23:53:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging se...
First Shot: UK Starts COVID-19 Vaccination
2020-12-08 07:22:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — U.K. health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval.
The first shot came early in the morning at o...
Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks For 1st Time
2020-12-08 00:37:47 UTC
<p>The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.</p><p>The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills ...
Irish PM Says Chances of a Brexit- Deal at 50-50
2020-12-07 16:04:37 UTC
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - British and European Union negotiators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to bridge stubborn differences standing in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, but they had at best 48 hours left to avoid a disorderly parting of ways at the end of this month.
Rudy Giuliani, 76, Gets COVID-19
2020-12-07 02:19:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 76-year-old former New York mayor has traveled extensively to battleground states in recent days and weeks in an effort to help Trump subvert his election loss....
Will Five-Year Brexit Divorce End Messily?
2020-12-06 06:45:34 UTC
<p>LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen instructed their negotiators to resume trade talks on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to bridge significant differences.</p><p>The decision to revive the long-running talks af...
$500M Aid for Small Businesses
2020-12-06 00:07:12 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will provide temporary tax relief and $500 million in aid to small businesses struggling because of coronavirus outbreak restrictions, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday.
The tax measures include a three-month automatic extension of the income tax payment d...
Iran's Parliament Steps Up Pressure on Europe over Sanctions Targeting Banking, Oil
2020-12-01 16:04:14 UTC
<p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that would suspend U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities and require the government to boost its uranium enrichment if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanc...
Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.
Multiple vaccine candidates m...
Iran Says Israel Killed Scientist with Remote-Controlled Machine Gun
2020-11-30 16:15:52 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s.
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, ma...
Palestinian President, Jordan's King Set High Hopes that Biden Revives Peace Talks
2020-12-01 00:28:01 UTC
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said.
In a palace statement ...
Hungarian Official: “Europe is George Soros’ Gas Chamber”
2020-11-29 17:42:08 UTC
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has come under fire for an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
“Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Szilard Dem...
'The Weeknd' Calls Grammy 'Corrupt' After Lack of Nominations
2020-11-28 21:44:24 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.”
Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second...
Debate Over The Crown's Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder
2020-11-28 21:03:32 UTC
“There’s a fine line between showing what it’s like, and also potentially crossing over into triggering territory,” says one eating disorder expert of the series’ depiction of Princess Diana’s illness
There’s a scene early on in the fourth season of The Crown, shortly after the 19-year-old, so...
Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC
(Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...
Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights
2020-11-28 18:24:10 UTC
As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on the...
Tehran Vows Revenge Over Slain Scientist
2020-11-28 15:58:26 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Mid...
Von der Leyen: EU Is Ready For a No-Deal Brexit If Necessary
2020-11-28 00:44:04 UTC
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis.
With just fiv...
Pennsylvania: US Appeals Court Denies Trump's Election Challenge
2020-11-28 00:45:24 UTC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.
Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite ...