Extended EU, UK Talks Leave a Post-Brexit Deal in Limbo
2020-12-18 02:33:14 UTC
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a pessimistic tone in trade talks on Thursday, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it was “very likely” there would be no agreement unless the bloc changed its position “substantially”.
Just over two weeks ...
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...
Donald Trump Ousts US Attorney General William Barr
2020-12-15 00:11:44 UTC
U.S. President Trump says William Barr is out as attorney general.
Attorney General William Barr resigned on Monday, ending a tenure in which the President Donald Trump loyalist carried the administration's "law and order" message but ultimately dealt the most credible blow to Trump's unfound...
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...
US Imposes Sanctions on Turkey over Russian S-400 Air Defence Missile Systems
2020-12-14 20:48:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system, in a striking move against a longtime partner that sets the stage for further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepar...
The Worst Depictions of Paris in Film and TV
2020-12-14 02:21:15 UTC
— By Addison Nugent
Netflix’s Emily in Paris is the latest work to portray the French capital as a postcard-pretty playground for an American. Where do these fantasies come from, asks Addison Nugent.
“The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American,” F Scott ...
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...
Supreme Court Rejects Trump/ GOP's Bid to Overturn Biden’s Victory
2020-12-12 00:23:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court.
The court’s order was its second th...
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....
How to Make Pizza Like in Italy
2020-12-06 16:46:11 UTC
The Margherita is the undisputed heavyweight champion of pizza. It’s the pizza that any pizza chef would order to get the measure of a new pizzeria because there is nothing to hide behind; no snazzy flavors to mask the quality of your ingredients, dough and skill with the oven. Here is Thom Ellio...
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...
US Lawmakers Close to A Coronavirus Stimulus Deal
2020-12-04 19:51:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday, teeing up expectations for a successful burst of legislative action to reverse months of frustratio...
What To Do Immediately After A Car Accident
2020-12-06 20:11:47 UTC
Car accidents, even just fender benders, are an unfortunate fact of life. Even though fewer cars are on the road during the pandemic—16% fewer according to Zendrive, a smartphone-based driving analytics app provider—drivers might be more distracted. Phone use while driving was up 38% after lockdo...
Filing an Auto Insurance Claim
2021-01-28 00:37:28 UTC
Even the most cautious and experienced drivers can find themselves shaken up on the side of the road, assessing damage after an accident. So if you ever have to file an auto insurance claim, it’s useful to understand how the process works.
Before you submit a claim, it’s good to know informati...
Fact Check: Trump and His Accomplices Continue to Spread Falsehoods on Social Media
2020-12-04 02:46:11 UTC
(Reuters) — Social media users have been sharing posts which claim to show a video of an employee of the electronic voting company, Dominion Voting Systems, manipulating and stealing voting data. However, a spokesperson for the Gwinnett County government and the voting system implementation manag...
Car Insurance with OnStar Vehicle Data
2020-12-02 00:34:36 UTC
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Nov 18 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday launched an auto insurance program with the help of its OnStar subsidiary, joining a growing field of companies hoping to cash in on the vast amounts of data generated by increasingly automated and con...
Study: U.S. Students Falling Behind in Math During Pandemic
2020-12-04 02:45:15 UTC
A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday.
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...
Scientists Discover How a Protein Sequence Folds Up Into Three Dimensions
2020-12-01 03:18:45 UTC
One of biology's biggest mysteries has been solved using artificial intelligence, experts have announced.
Predicting how a protein folds into a unique three-dimensional shape has puzzled scientists for half a century.
London-based AI lab, DeepMind, has largely cracked the problem, say the o...