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Many EU leaders fear that time will run out, leaving a messy divorce that would be damaging to both Britain and its European partners. EU leaders should postpone a decision due in October on whether Brexit talks have made sufficient progress to move on to trade negotiations, a draft resolution by the European Parliament said Thursday.
  • Protests grip National Football League as Trump urges boycott

    Protests grip National Football League as Trump urges boycott

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    As one example: Since last Wednesday, Trump has tweeted about the NFL and the national anthem 19 times (not counting retweets) but has tweeted about Puerto Rico four times. Gelormino, whose team plays in the 9-11 Memorial Flag League, said the parents of the seventh- and eighth-grade players showed similar outrage over the NFL team's protest but noted they still "respect everyone's right to protest" as long as it's done "in an appropriate way".
  • Nigeria, Libya should be included in cuts pact: Zanganeh

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    Technological improvements and greater efficiency has helped USA shale producers pump out crude oil at lower margins - some say it is now profitable at less than $50 per barrel. US shale). It is good news for the Nigerian economy as the price of crude oil stood at $54.59 per barrel. He noted that even though Nigeria hit 1.802 million barrels per day in the month of August that was not enough justification for a call by some countries for Nigeria to be brought into the fold.
  • Donald Trump Unveils 'Middle Class Miracle' Tax Plan for America

    Donald Trump Unveils 'Middle Class Miracle' Tax Plan for America

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    And the wealthiest Americans would see that top 39.6 percent rate fall to 35 percent. The group said any new tax revenue from businesses whose growth might be increased because of the reforms would be much smaller than the overall reduction in taxes paid to the U.S.
  • Maria to weaken to tropical storm on Tuesday: NHC

    Maria to weaken to tropical storm on Tuesday: NHC

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    Hurricane Maria , which devastated Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean last week, was losing her punch Monday as she tracked north, while Hurricane Ike remains far out to sea. As spectacular as the storm was along the beaches of the northern Outer Banks, it was causing little more trouble than a routine nor'easter would in the winter or early spring.
  • Trump tones down North Korea rhetoric, says pressure is working

    Trump tones down North Korea rhetoric, says pressure is working

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    President Donald Trump says the U.S.is "totally prepared" for a "devastating" military option against North Korea. While thanking Russia and China for voting to stiffen sanctions against North Korea in the Security Council, the president also criticized both nations: "We must reject threats to sovereignty, from Ukraine to the South China Sea", an apparent reference to the Russian occupation of the former Soviet territory and China's opposition to an independent Taiwan.
  • Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico's Sake

    Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico's Sake

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    Trump will have the opportunity next week during his visit to Puerto Rico to use the presidential bully pulpit to draw attention to the need for more resources, Anderson said . "And I think that just shows it can be done". Because of Puerto Rico's location amid the Caribbean islands, it is often forgotten by policymakers in Washington and by residents' fellow Americans.
  • Marc Anthony Calls Out Donald Trump On Puerto Rico & Fans Are Co-Signing

    Marc Anthony Calls Out Donald Trump On Puerto Rico & Fans Are Co-Signing

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    Trump says Puerto Rico is important to him. National Basketball Association star LeBron James called Trump "a bum" and said that visiting the White House was an honor before Trump took office. Yet vital aid to the island is being slowed by the Jones Act, a 100-year-old example of protectionism and corporate welfare. Anthony, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, is a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist with a global audience of fans.
  • Georgetown University Students Protest Jeff Sessions Speech

    Georgetown University Students Protest Jeff Sessions Speech

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    So I think they have all the rights every American has to speak out. They stood in front of a group, which held up signs such as, "Fuck Jeff "Racist Keebler Elf" Sessions". Of course, this standard for speech is no two-way street; expression of left-wing ideals does not harm anybody, they believe, but the expression of right-wing ideals does.
  • Puerto Rico is being treated like a colony after Hurricane Maria

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    Denying he was preoccupied by his feud with the National Football League, Trump said Tuesday, "I have plenty of time on my hands". "We are running out of gasoline, there is no reservoir of drinking water, none absolutely", Cruz said. San Juan's mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz described the devastation to CNN as a " humanitarian crisis ". Earlier in the day, she told CBS News that island officials "need to get our shit together because people are dying, people are really dying".
  • Kabul: Rocket lands near airport after James Mattis arrival

    Kabul: Rocket lands near airport after James Mattis arrival

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    Mattis, who was earlier in India, and Stoltenberg arrived in Kabul early in the morning. "These groups are stealing the resources of Afghanistan which ought to belong to the people of the country", Akbaruddin said. "That without actually announcing or detailing what the conditions are, that there will always be enough of a reason for us to stay in Afghanistan". But for now, there seems to be little reason for the insurgents to lay down their weapons.
  • Saudi women celebrate end of driving ban

    Saudi women celebrate end of driving ban

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    He has repeatedly praised its ruler, King Salman - the father of both the ambassador and the crown prince - as a "wise" ruler and the United States' closest partner in the gulf region. By not marching, they said, we were being " appallingly, devastatingly selfish ". The biggest impact that this decision could have will be on vehicle manufacturers or suppliers for the Saudi market.
  • CNN poll: Most want major changes to the tax system

    CNN poll: Most want major changes to the tax system

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    It would invite very high-earners-lawyers, lobbyists, consultants, and doctors-to recharacterize their salaries as "business income" to claim the lower rate . Another source familiar with the discussion said Trump mentioned how much he liked a deal that he recently negotiated with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
  • United States slaps tariffs on Bombardier jets, ruling in favor of Boeing

    United States slaps tariffs on Bombardier jets, ruling in favor of Boeing

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    The US Department of Commerce has delivered a ruling which could have major implications for one of Northern Ireland's biggest employers - the aerospace company Bombardier . Thousands of jobs in the country are now at risk and the Prime Minister has been accused of being "asleep at the wheel" over the imposition of the punitive import duty.
  • Bali volcano activity 'greater than ever'

    Bali volcano activity 'greater than ever'

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    Mount Agung , an active volcano in north-east Bali , is showing increased seismic activity as travellers and local people prepare for a possible eruption. The vast archipelago of Indonesia is prone to all manner of natural disasters including volcanic eruptions. The volcano's alert status was raised to its highest level on Friday.
  • Disrespecting the flag is a disgraceful way to protest Trump

    Disrespecting the flag is a disgraceful way to protest Trump

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    The president encouraged fans to "leave the stadium" when players take a knee and urged NFL owners to respond to anthem protests by saying, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired". "And for people to disrespect that, by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, I think is disgraceful". Not much good has come of Donald Trump's continual picking at the festering scab that is race relations in the US, but if there is a positive it is the reaction of the ...
  • Dyson electric auto confirmed for 2020 launch

    Dyson electric auto confirmed for 2020 launch

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    James Dyson announced on Tuesday that his company will build a battery-electric vehicle and it should by ready by 2020. The company has put over 400 people to work on the project, some from Dyson , the company, and some "talented individuals from the automotive industry".
  • Low Voter Turnout Projected in Senate Primary Runoff

    Low Voter Turnout Projected in Senate Primary Runoff

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    Turnout for the August primary was 17 percent. Trump can win in places like Minnesota. Trump can win in Michigan. "They think you're a pack of morons", he said . "Now, is that going to work?" Remember, it's $30 million versus $3 million. "We did something nobody ever thought could be done-a conservative candidate [couldn't] win the upper Midwest".
  • "Proud" hat trick hero Kane raves at shorthanded Spurs win

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    Kane said he was very proud of the side's performance, as youngster Anthony Georgiou and seldom-used Georges-Kevin N'Koudou put in shifts in the win. Alderweireld picked Kane out with a simple pass, and the APOEL defense were punished for failing to maintain their back-line. If that was the finesse, four minutes later Kane brought the brute force by shrugging off two Dortmund defenders, then nipping past a third and slamming the ball home, again past Burki's near post.
  • Diego Costa: Chelsea trades striker to Atletico Madrid

    Diego Costa: Chelsea trades striker to Atletico Madrid

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    Atletico have also confirmed that the striker will travel to Madrid in the coming days to undergo medical tests and to thrash out a contract with his former side, though the latter is expected to be little more than a formality. "In the first-half we found it more hard and they controlled the game", added Simeone. An inability to sign players in the summer due to a Federation Internationale de Football Association imposed transfer ban had been turned into a "positive", Simeone maintained.
  • President Trump talks border wall, North Korea at campaign rally

    President Trump talks border wall, North Korea at campaign rally

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    They are offering up an alternative model for unity, justice, and even manhood. Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and held no public events on Saturday. During the election campaign Trump had pledged to quickly kill the Affordable Care Act - "It will be easy", he contended - and he has publicly chided McConnell for not winning passage before now.
  • Republican Vs. Republican For Alabama Senate Seat

    Republican Vs. Republican For Alabama Senate Seat

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    Trump has been outspokenly supportive of unusual since before the August primary, but according to Politico, he is becoming increasingly resigned to a loss, and is ready to support Moore in the general election. SLF President and CEO Steven Law said Tuesday that Moore won the nomination "fair and square" and the group will now back him. Former Alabama Gov.
  • Days later, Donald Trump is still tweeting about the NFL

    Days later, Donald Trump is still tweeting about the NFL

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    Zendaya shared posts to both Twitter and Instagram calling for solidarity and urging players to #TakeTheKnee. Nike has the rights to make all NFL uniforms through the 2019 season. "One of the pillars of America is the right and privilege to be able to protest. It's a huge loud dog whistle to his supporters", she said in an interview on the CBS This Morning programme.
  • Trump Launches 5th Day of 'Great Anger' Over NFL Anthem Protests

    Trump Launches 5th Day of 'Great Anger' Over NFL Anthem Protests

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    James commented on the support that NFL players got not only from teammates but from team owners as well, some of whom also took the field Sunday in solidarity . Players have been increasingly "taking the knee" in protest following remarks made by the US President last week when he criticised the trend.
  • Fans see both sides of National Football League protest

    Fans see both sides of National Football League protest

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    The "Monday Night Football" Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals turned in a big 9.3 overnight rating. If you tuned in to watch any NFL game Sunday, you saw almost all the football players in the league-and even some owners-join in a silent protest during the national anthem .
  • Twitter test-driving expanding character limit beyond 140

    Twitter test-driving expanding character limit beyond 140

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    However, Twitter won't test the new character limit with users who tweet in Korean, Chinese or Japanese. This includes clamping down on 10 times as many abusive tweeters compared to a year ago, expanding its mute function to combat bullying and harassment and showing users how to report abusive tweets.
  • Senate won't bring Graham-Cassidy to a vote

    Senate won't bring Graham-Cassidy to a vote

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    On Tuesday, the US Senate's Republican leadership announced that the party would give up on the latest effort to repeal Obamacare . Rand Paul and John McCain said that they would oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill and there were other members on the fence - at least publicly - including Alaska Sen.
  • 93% of Kurds vote for independence from Iraq

    93% of Kurds vote for independence from Iraq

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    However, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Monday night, said that his government will not talk with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) about the results of the Monday's " unconstitutional " referendum on independence. The referendum is held despite intense global pressure on Barzani to call it off, amid fears that it would spark fresh conflicts with Baghdad and with Iraq's powerful neighbors, Iran and Turkey.
  • Macron calls for more unified Europe in call to action

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    On Sunday, FDP leader Christian Lindner said that it was "inconceivable" for his party to imagine a eurozone budget that made Germany subsidise France or Italy. One person close to German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused him of acting like a "Sun King" with a "God-given right to rule" in recent comments to AFP on condition of anonymity.
  • Fiery fury: Titans fans burn branded gear after Sunday's anthem no-show

    Fiery fury: Titans fans burn branded gear after Sunday's anthem no-show

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    He said as much in a few new Instagram videos about the National Anthem protest and subsequent anthem protests inspired by embattled former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick . He went to Manila, Okinawa and Korea, trained as a medic, worked as a communications clerk, learned a bit of German and enough Japanese to make you believe he knew more.
  • Japanese PM Abe Dissolves Lower House, Paving Way For New Election

    Japanese PM Abe Dissolves Lower House, Paving Way For New Election

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    She also dodged a question as to whether she would lead the new party formally. Hours before Mr Abe announced the October 22 election, Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo , and a woman often tipped to be Japan's first female prime minister, launched Kibo-no-to, or the Party of Hope, a national party building on her own election success in the capital.
  • The iPhone 8 Plus beats the best smartphone camera from Samsung

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    Apple's new iPhones this year are definitely more expensive than ever, take for example the iPhone X which is priced starting at $999, a price tag that's considerably higher than any base iPhone model we've seen. The feature, still in beta mode, is a work in progress, with genuinely impressive results combined with pictures that just look odd. And the iPhone 8 carries a BOM of $247.51, which is $9.57 higher than the iPhone 7 when it was released.
  • Bangladesh plans separate shelters for Rohingya children

    Bangladesh plans separate shelters for Rohingya children

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    The police have blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army insurgent group (ARSA) for the killings. Even though Do Suan did not identify any of the nations, many of them spoke about the plight of the Rohingya Muslim refugees, almost 4,20,000 of the Rohingyas have fled Myanmar to seek refuge in Bangladesh fearing persecution.
  • Oil Prices Hit 2 Year High

    Oil Prices Hit 2 Year High

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    The discount of the WTI to Brent futures widened to $6.61, the widest since August 2015. It said to be confident the oil market is moving in the right direction. The oil market has been in a downturn for nearly three years. Hedge funds boosted bullish wagers on USA crude oil to the highest level in one month, data showed on Friday, as prices hit a five-month peak on the back of expectations that a persistent glut would fade and the dollar weakened.
  • Angela Merkel Will Remain German Chancellor

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    President Donald Trump issued a series of threats to destroy the country and called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "rocket man". "We now have talks ahead of us and certainly hard and complicated ones, after the SPD said goodbye and see themselves in an opposition role", she said .
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders refers to Trump as 'President Chirp'

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders refers to Trump as 'President Chirp'

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    Curry's comment prompted a tweet from President Trump , saying he was withdrawing the invitation...and hours later the team said it will visit the Capital, but not the White House . He said he would not let one person "ever use sport as platform to divide us". At least this certainly is the case on social media , particularly Twitter , where celebrities and athletes have responded to Trump's attacks with insults of their own directed at our 45th President.
  • Puerto Rico dam fails, evacuation begins — The Latest

    Puerto Rico dam fails, evacuation begins — The Latest

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    More than 4,000 people had been rescued from flooded areas of Toa Baja, the mayor was quoted as saying. Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced yesterday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam which is on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria .
  • Mexico: As quake search continues, thousands homeless

    Mexico: As quake search continues, thousands homeless

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    Foreign teams from the U.S. and elsewhere worked with dogs and hi-tech gear to try to detect signs of life under the rubble . "The Mexico City mayor and the national government have already ordered judicial investigations to determine who was responsible for new construction that did not meet the requirements", Puente said from civil protection headquarters, where a roomful of technicians monitored seismic activity and tropical storms on an array of screens.
  • After Google and Facebook, WhatsApp blocked in China

    After Google and Facebook, WhatsApp blocked in China

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    There were a number of WhatsApp disruptions in China over the last few months. WhatsApp declined to comment on its status there. This event is held once every five years and the congress selects the party's leadership which will, in turn, run China.
  • No FA Action For Mourinho After Sending Off At Southampton

    No FA Action For Mourinho After Sending Off At Southampton

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    United eventually broke the deadlock with their first real chance as Romelu Lukaku fired home from six-yards out after his initial header was saved. "I don't understand what the fans sing", he said. With the wish of the player being repeated we hope that United fans will stop. United have now said again in a statement following the game against Southampton that they have a "zero tolerance" approach to behaviour of this kind.
  • Apple releases macOS High Sierra

    Apple releases macOS High Sierra

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    Wardle reported the vulnerability to Apple last month and decided to make the disclosure public when the company released High Sierra without fixing it first. Apple is also enabling external GPU support via Thunderbolt 3. Aside from those and other under-the-hood changes and improvements, macOS High Sierra also has a number of user-facing tweaks.