Brexit: Farewell events as UK counts down to 23:00 GMT

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-Brexit demonstrators celebrate in Parliament Square Britain is preparing to leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT with a mixture of celebration and regret. Pro and anti-Brexit protesters have been making their voices heard at events across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson – who led the 2016 Leave campaign […]

The last moments of Kobe Bryant’s flight raise perplexing questions on cause of crash

In the final moments of the flight on Sunday that ended in a crash killing retired Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and eight others, the helicopter had just left the San Fernando Valley as it flew west above the 101 Freeway into the hills around Calabasas. What happened next in the fog and clouds […]

NPR Donations Surge After Mike Pompeo’s Ugly Confrontation With Reporter

Donations to National Public Radio jumped after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yelled at a reporter for daring to ask him about Ukraine. “Donations are up!” NPR spokeswoman Isabel Lara emailed Washington Post columnist Eric Wemple. Several messages with the recent contributions express support for “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly.  Pompeo last week […]

#Eurostat – Unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

According to figures published on 30 January by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the unemployment rate in the 28 EU member states was 6.2% in December 2019, continuing the steady decline in the previous months. It marks the lowest rate since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000. […]

Trump’s border wall falls over from high winds in California, Mexico

A portion of President Donald Trump’s border wall blew over from gusty winds Wednesday, falling over on the Mexican side of the border. The newly installed panels were a part of an ongoing project to improve existing parts of the wall in Calexico, California.   Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection in El […]

In Battle For Europe’s Phones, U.S. Suffers Setback, Huawei Notches A Win : NPR

Two European Commission officials, Thierry Breton (left) and Margrethe Vestager (right), give a press conference on 5G security Wednesday in Brussels. The EU recommended that member states screen telecom firms, but did not call for banning any by name. The Chinese telecom Huawei said it welcomed the decision and hopes to take part in building […]

NASA awards contract to Airbus for three H135 helicopters – Defence Blog

The U.S. agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at […]

7.7-magnitude earthquake hits Jamaica and Cuba: tsunami risk

Massive 7.7-magnitude Caribbean earthquake triggers tsunami warning, opens up sinkholes, forces Miami building evacuations and THOUSANDS of rather obligatory Instagram posts The 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck at 2.10pm EST Tuesday in the strait between Jamaica and Cuba  The quake’s epicenter was about 72 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, at a depth of 6.2 miles The Pacific […]

Love Island – LIVE reactions as Leanne finally dumps Mike hours after Wallace and Demi enter the villa

THE Love Island villa will be rocked tonight by a shock dumping. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Leanne is going to dump Mike in this evening’s episode – and the break-up is going to get ugly. Stay tuned with our Love Island live blog for all the latest news and updates […]