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  • Londonderry: Bomb explodes in car outside courthouse

    01/19/2019 6:08:16 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | January 19, 2019 | BBC
    A bomb has exploded inside a car outside the courthouse in Londonderry. The explosion occurred in Bishop Street at about 20:15 GMT on Saturday, shortly after police received a warning. Officers were on the scene when the blast occurred. No one is believed to have been injured. Police had just started evacuating nearby buildings, including a hotel, when the explosion took place. A cordon has been set up at the scene.
  • Prince Philip's car crash sparks questions about why the 97-year-old was driving

    01/19/2019 8:23:06 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 118 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 2019
    Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip is said to be doing fine after his SUV flipped in a car crash Thursday near the queen's country estate in eastern England. The 97-year-old was behind the wheel during the collision... The force of impact shattered the windshield and jolted the prince, who was strapped into the driver's seat. He walked away without serious injuries but witnesses said he was lucky to escape alive. One witness said Philip was lightly bleeding and appeared "very shocked" but was pulled from the wreck with the help of bystander Roy Warne. "I helped him move his legs...
  • Brexit: Military reservists on standby in event of no deal

    01/19/2019 1:32:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies ^ | 17 January 2019 | BBC
    Reserve military officers could be called up for a year of service as part of government plans for a no-deal Brexit. It comes after the defence secretary said 3,500 troops were "held at readiness" to help if the UK crashes out of the EU. The official call-up order was made in a ministerial statement on Thursday. Labour, which is calling for a no-deal to be ruled out, said the move showed the prospect was a "serious threat". Reservists, who have military training but also hold civilian jobs, will make up one in ten of the troops prepared to be deployed...
  • Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

    01/18/2019 1:06:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Robin Emmott, John Irish
    BRUSSELS/PARIS - In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran. The sanctions were largely symbolic but the stormy meeting encapsulated the unexpected shift in European diplomacy since the end of last year. Smaller, more dovish EU countries have joined France and Britain in a harder stance on Tehran, including considering new economic sanctions, diplomats say....
  • So, the British army has COMPLETELY lost the plot...

    01/18/2019 5:20:12 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 15 January 2019 | Sydney Watson
    If the ADF and the British army had a baby...
  • YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

    01/17/2019 1:05:22 PM PST · by RandFan · 11 replies
    YouTube has suspended adverts on the account of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. Mr Robinson had broken the site's advertising rules, said YouTube, adding that his channel covered "controversial issues and sensitive events". The decision means the channel, which has 270,000 subscribers, will not earn revenue when people watch the videos. Mr Robinson denied they contained any "hateful" content and said he was the victim of "continued censorship".
  • Nigel Farage: A Second Brexit Referendum May ‘Shock’ the Establishment

    01/17/2019 7:14:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | Nigel Farage
    Theresa May’s government didn’t just lose a crucial vote on Tuesday, it also suffered the biggest defeat by a sitting administration in British history. Her Brexit deal, which set out the terms under which Britain was supposed to leave the European Union on March 29, was rejected by a majority of 230 MPs. That’s more than a third of the membership of the House of Commons. The word “catastrophe” barely covers it. This number was far higher than many commentators had dared to believe was likely. And yet despite Brexiteers like me being happy that Mrs. May’s appalling deal was...
  • Man treated in hospital after injecting himself with own semen to treat back pain

    01/16/2019 8:35:53 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 55 replies ^ | 01/16/2019 | by WJLA Staff|
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A 33-year-old man required medical treatment at a Dublin, Ireland hospital after he repeatedly injected himself with his own semen in an unusual attempt to treat his lower-back pain. The man, after injecting the semen in his arm, developed a subcutaneous abscess on his right arm, where he had been injecting himself on a monthly basis for 1.5 years. A radiograph also revealed an excess watery under his skin.
  • Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

    01/16/2019 12:06:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 72 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/16/19 | Dave Lawler
    A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a motion of no-confidence brought by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of 325-306. Why it matters: May's job has been under threat for months, and yet she keeps on surviving. Having already seen off one challenge from rebels in her own party, she's now defeated a motion from the opposition. Still, May is no closer to delivering on Brexit with 10 weeks left until the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union.
  • ROGUE AI Alexa DOWN – Amazon helper stopped working, ‘ignored users’ and wouldn’t turn off

    01/16/2019 10:53:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 16th January 2019, 9:20 am Updated: 16th January 2019, 3:00 pm | By Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor
    The artificial intelligence has gone rogue ==================== AMAZON'S virtual assistant Alexa stopped working for some users around the world on Wednesday morning. The mysterious outage meant that Alexa – typically controlled by voice – was "ignoring" user requests. AMAZON'S virtual assistant Alexa stopped working for some users around the world on Wednesday morning. The mysterious outage meant that Alexa – typically controlled by voice – was "ignoring" user requests. Outage tracker Down Detector received hundreds of reports about Alexa not working at around 8am UK time – and was resolved about an hour later. Most of the reports were related...
  • 'Utterly USELESS!' Nigel Farage argues Theresa May should RESIGN after crushing defeat

    01/15/2019 6:42:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 1/15/2019 | Katie Weston
    ... Nigel Farage launched a scathing attack on Theresa May following her crushing defeat in Parliament, arguing she should now resign. After being asked whether the Prime Minister should step down, Mr Farage replied: “Of course she should.” The former Ukip leader told Channel 4 News: “If we’d gone for Brexit, if we had a Prime Minister that believed in Brexit, it would have been done and dusted by now. The problem is we have somebody who didn’t believe in it, and we saw tonight after she lost by that massive margin of 230.” News presenter Jon Snow asked: “So...
  • A 'no deal' Brexit is best for Britain and the United States

    01/15/2019 5:22:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/15/2019 | Nile Gardiner
    [T]he best course of action for Great Britain would be to move forward with a “no deal” Brexit, under which there is a complete separation from the European Union. A “no deal” scenario would place Britain completely outside the EU’s Customs Union and Single Market, with no transition period. Britain would trade with the EU under World Trade Organization rules. Meanwhile, it would be free to fully control its borders and negotiate and sign free trade agreements with nations across the world. A “no deal” Brexit is the best path forward to ensure that Britain is a truly free sovereign...
  • Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

    01/15/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 206 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/19 | Heather Stewart
    Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Brexit-supporting Conservatives joined with opposition parties and the Democratic Unionist party to trounce the government in the “meaningful vote”, which the prime minister delayed before Christmas in the vain hope of winning over waverers.
  • LIVE: Updates as MPs reject withdrawal deal [May loses vote, 202-432!!]

    01/15/2019 11:52:41 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2019 | BBC staff
    MPs reject the EU withdrawal deal It is defected by 432 votes to 202 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in the government The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March
  • Live Coverage of Brexit Vote in Parliament

    01/15/2019 10:11:24 AM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 01-15-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the run up to tonight's BREXIT vote in Parliament.
  • Theresa May faces catastrophic defeat in major Brexit vote as allies warn: ‘Winter is Coming’

    01/15/2019 10:57:32 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 20 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/15/19 | Adam Shaw
    Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a significant and potentially catastrophic defeat on a major Brexit vote in Parliament Tuesday, a defeat that could eventually lead to anything from no Brexit at all to a general election -- as May's allies took a page from “Game of Thrones” and ominously warned: “Winter is Coming.” Parliament will vote later Tuesday on May’s withdrawal agreement with E.U. leaders, ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure from the bloc at the end of March. It is a vote that May is expected to lose heavily, but the severity of the loss is likely to determine...
  • Brexit deal vote day: May facing huge defeat and vote of no confidence in the government

    01/14/2019 9:21:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jon Craig
    Theresa May is heading for a crushing defeat on Brexit vote D-day in the Commons, despite a series of last-minute appeals to rebel Tory MPs to back her EU withdrawal agreement. Senior MPs are predicting a defeat for the prime minister of between 100 and 200 votes, which is likely to be followed by Jeremy Corbyn calling a vote of no confidence in the government. Mrs May's allies insist that whatever the scale of the defeat she has no intention of quitting or calling a general election, but she will come under enormous pressure to unveil a Brexit Plan B....
  • US still most trusted Philippines ally – Pulse Asia

    01/14/2019 7:11:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 01/14/2019 | Helen Flores
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. The poll, taken from Dec. 14 to 21 last year, showed 84 percent of Filipinos saying the Philippines should extend “a great deal/fair amount of trust” to the US. This was higher than the 79 percent recorded in March 2017. The US was followed by Japan and Australia with trust ratings of 75 percent and 72 percent, respectively. Great Britain/United Kingdom obtained 57 percent. Reacting to the survey result, Malacañang expressed optimism Filipinos’...
  • Brexit is in peril, UK PM May warns ahead of vote on her deal

    01/14/2019 8:52:08 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2019 | Kylie MacLellan
    Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday that Britain’s planned exit from the EU could be derailed, a last-ditch effort to win over Brexit-supporting lawmakers who have repeatedly said they will vote down her divorce deal. The fate of the United Kingdom’s March 29 exit from the EU is deeply uncertain as parliament is likely to reject May’s deal on Tuesday evening, opening up outcomes ranging from a disorderly divorce to reversing Brexit altogether. Amid the deepest crisis in British politics for at least half a century, May and EU leaders exchanged letters giving assurances on her withdrawal agreement, though...
  • Why I’m Seeking Asylum In America

    01/14/2019 5:03:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2019 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    As a gay conservative in public life, I don’t feel safe in an Islamized Britain anymore. In 2015, I wrote the column that secured my place in the pantheon of Right-wing hate figures: “I’m A Gay Man And Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me.” Shortly afterwards, I left London, disturbed by the state of my capital city and hoping that with a megaphone in America I could sound the alarm about European Islamization. But the cancer has further metastasized. Although I have since married an American citizen, and am therefore eligible for a green card, I am applying for asylum in...