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  • Germany Sep 15, 2019

    Boris Johnson Likens Himself to the Hulk in Brexit Fight

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview emphasizing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail on Sunday he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter what. “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” he...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    With Big Tech’s Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon

    While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how the internet’s biggest marketplace works. The move echoes similar antitrust actions against Google and Microsoft that...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Prime Day Surpasses Black Friday and Cyber Monday Despite Protests and Strikes

    Amazon’s 2019 summer blow-out sold more items than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, according to the e-commerce behemoth, despite strikes and protests scheduled to coincide with Prime Day.

  • Donald Trump Apr 23, 2019

    Trump to Pay State Visit to Britain, Queen in June

    U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a three-day state visit to Britain as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II in June, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday — more than two years after Britain extended him an invitation for a pomp-filled ceremonial stay. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that...

  • Europe Apr 13, 2019

    Malta: 4 EU Nations Will Take in 64 Migrants From Aid Ship

    Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were transferred to Maltese army boats from the ship that saved them and were brought into Valletta’s port on...

  • NBC NEWS Mar 7, 2019

    Goodyear Unveils Flying Car Tire Concept That Works on the Ground and in the Air

    Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller. Goodyear’s Aero tire is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying. Designed...

  • Florida Jan 14, 2019

    Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Are Engaged

    Wedding bells are in Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s future!...
    The actor took to Instagram Sunday evening to announce that he had proposed to his girlfriend of several months....
    “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you,” he wrote alongside a photo of the two hugging shortly after the proposal. “Proud to live boldly in faith with...

  • Europe Dec 14, 2018

    EU Leaders Vow to Press on With ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Plans

    European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic “no-deal” scenario. May canceled a Brexit vote in the U.K. Parliament this week after it became clear the assembly would reject the deal she concluded with the...

  • United States May 29, 2018

    Pret A Manger to Be Acquired by Owner of Panera

    The restaurant chain Pret A Manger is being acquired by the European investment firm that bought Panera Bread last year. JAB Holding Co., based in Luxembourg, did not disclose the financial terms of its deal with the current owner, the private equity firm Bridgepoint. The sale is expected to close this summer. Pret has 530 locations, known largely for sandwiches...

  • Prime Minister Apr 16, 2018

    Chemical Weapons Team in Syria Kept From Alleged Attack Site

    Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame. The U.S. and France say they have evidence that poison gas was used in the April 7 attack in the opposition-held town...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2018

    European Union Unveils New Tax Plans That Could Hit US Tech Giants

    The European Union on Wednesday unveiled new plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes in a move that would, if endorsed, hit online U.S. firms like Google and Facebook. Insisting that digital companies must pay their fair share, the European Commission said that EU member countries should be able to tax firms that make profits on their territory...

  • Europe Feb 7, 2018

    DNA Suggests 10,000-Year-Old Brit Had Dark Skin, Blue Eyes

    DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists from Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of “Cheddar Man,” who was found in Cheddar Gorge in southwest England in 1903. Scientists led by museum DNA expert Ian Barnes drilled into...

  • Florida Oct 12, 2017

    SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Another Rocket

    SpaceX launched and landed its second rocket in three days. The unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida before delivering a satellite and landing the leftover booster on an offshore barge. It is the third time a SpaceX has reflown a rocket.

  • Florida Oct 12, 2017

    SpaceX Launches Communications Satellite, Lands Booster

    SpaceX has launched and landed its second rocket in three days, this time from the U.S. East Coast. The unmanned Falcon — recycled following a February flight — blasted off with a communications satellite Wednesday evening from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Minutes later, the leftover booster landed on an offshore barge. Successfully placed in orbit, the dual-mission satellite will be...

  • official Oct 4, 2017

    Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

    Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals with individual EU states. Margrethe Vestager, the EU official in charge of antitrust issues, also took Ireland to court for failing to collect a massive 13...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump’s UN Speech

    In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Donald Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending. We’ve written about variations of some of these claims numerous times, but since these comments were made to a world audience, we are revisiting some of them. We also cover new claims the president made on...

  • chair Jul 10, 2017

    2-time Champ Nadal Loses 15-13 in 5th Set at Wimbledon

    First, Rafael Nadal erased a two-set deficit. Then, he erased four match points. Nadal could not, however, erase the fifth. After digging himself out of difficult situations over and over during the course of a riveting encounter that lasted more than 4½ hours, Nadal suddenly faltered, getting broken in the last game and losing to 16th-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg...

  • Twitter Jul 5, 2017

    Tour de France Favorite Sagan Disqualified After Causing Crash

    Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling’s showcase event. Hours after Tuesday’s crash in a chaotic sprint finish to Stage 4, Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data said on its Twitter feed that “Unfortunately, @MarkCavendish has been...

  • Europe Jun 19, 2017

    So it Begins: Brexit Talks to Focus 1st on Orderly Exit

    Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal: a deal for citizens living in each other’s territory, border arrangements between Ireland and the U.K. and the amount that Britain will pay to get out of previous EU commitments. Both EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart...

  • Florida Mar 30, 2017

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Recycled Rocket

    SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, hoisting a broadcasting satellite into the clear early evening sky on the historic rocket reflight. It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly...

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