Brexit: EU president Donald Tusk says ‘we will not renegotiate the deal’ as he calls emergency meeting

The president of the European Council has ruled out renegotiating Theresa May’s Brexit deal and its controversial backstop at a scheduled summit in Brussels later this week. Donald Tusk said leaders would discuss the agreement struck last month at a meeting and that leaders were “ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification”. But he …

U.S. Stands with Russia and Saudi Arabia Against Climate Science

KATOWICE, Poland—The United States worked with Russia and Saudi Arabia on Saturday night to sideline climate science in U.N. negotiations, angering nations that say urgent action is needed for their survival. The three countries and Kuwait blocked nearly 200 nations involved in the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change from “welcoming” a U.N. …

James Bond has a ‘severe’ drinking problem, researchers argue

“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum,” wrote the researchers. (Reuters) He’s blowing well over a 0.07. Martini-loving spy James Bond has a severe drinking problem and should seek help, researchers argue in a new paper titled “License to Swill.” …

‘Outlander’ Season 4: Caitriona Balfe on Her Favorite Scene

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in Outlander. Photo: Starz Back in September, when Caitriona Balfe did a Twitter Q&A to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the day Starz announced that she’d been cast as Outlander’s Claire Fraser, a fan asked her to pick her favorite scene she’d filmed for the show’s fourth season. She answered …

Protesters disrupt US panel’s fossil fuels pitch at climate talks

A Trump administration presentation extolling the virtues of fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Poland has been met with guffaws of laughter and chants of “Shame on you”. Monday’s protest came during a panel discussion by the official US delegation, which used its only public appearance to promote the “unapologetic utilisation” of coal, …

Massive fake review attack has big impact on small businesses – Search Engine Land

The Local SEO community was recently plagued with a massive fake review attack that impacted small businesses globally. A collection of 37 profiles left over 3 million fake 4-star ratings. By the time Google removed them all about five days later, the average profile had left over 81,000 ratings for various businesses. Who is behind …

Theresa May blows £100,000 in a week on Facebook ads for her doomed Brexit deal

Theresa May has blown almost £100,000 of taxpayer cash in a WEEK on Facebook ads promoting her doomed Brexit deal. The government splurged public money on the adverts despite the deal facing almost certain defeat – and being pulled from a House of Commons vote. It dwarfs the £50,000 No10 spent on Brexit social media …

Nelly Sachs: Who was the poet who escaped Nazi Germany and recorded the horror of the Holocaust in verse?

Nelly Sachs, the German-Swedish poet who expressed the horror of the Holocaust in verse, was born on this date 127 years ago. The subject of today’s Google Doodle, Sachs was honoured with the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature and is known for her poetry collections In the Houses of Death (1946), Eclipse of Stars (1949), And …

RBI Governor Urjit Patel resigns: Raghuram Rajan says all Indians should be concerned

Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said all Indians should be concerned about the reason for Urjit Patel’s resignation as the top bank’s chief. Patel resigned earlier in the day citing personal reasons. His tenure was slated to end in September 2019. “I think this is the ultimate statement a regulator …

Macron pleads with union leaders in a bid to placate Yellow Vest protesters

French president Emmanuel Macron tonight announced a range of dramatic Socialist-style financial concessions to struggling workers so as to end an ‘economic and social state of emergency’. In a TV address lasting 12 minutes, he said a month of rioting and blockades justified a €100 (£90) increase in the minimum wage, taking it to €1498 …

There’s now a Tecmo Bowl version of the Miami Miracle.

Sunday’s “Miami Miracle” is now immortalized with 8-bit graphics. Pittsburgh-area media company Benstonium has recreated the Miami Miracle, where the Dolphins beat the Patriots on a Kenyan Drake touchdown in the final seconds after two laterals, by using the Nintendo’s classic Tecmo Bowl video game. The viral video, which has been seen more than 200,000 …

Saboteurs film horrifying moment a hound is killed after car smashed into it during hunt

A hunting dog was hit and killed by a car while allegedly chasing a fox next to a busy dual carriageway.  The hound was struck on the A14 near Thrapston in Northamptonshire during a Fitzwilliam (Milton) Hunt on Saturday.  A video showing the dog lying in the road and two members of the hunt carrying the body …

Voyager 2: Nasa announces pioneering spacecraft has left the Solar System

Nasa‘s pioneering Voyager 2 spacecraft has gone interstellar. The craft – which left Earth in 1977 and has been flying through space ever since – becomes only the second ever man-made object to make it out of our galactic neighbourhood. It follows Voyager 1 in venturing out into interstellar space, according to Nasa’s Ed Stone, who made …

Jodie Foster Finds Passion Project In Iceland, Plans To Direct & Star

EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of Woman at War, the spirited and eccentric eco-thriller that Iceland has officially submitted for the Foreign Language competition at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (played in the original film by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a genial …

Trump-Mueller investigation – LIVE: President faces difficult chief of staff choice as he is warned of impeachment and jail time over escalating Russia probe

Donald Trump has been warned he faces the “very real prospect” of jail time as the fallout from the bombshell publication of court filings intensifies. As the probe into Mr Trump’s conduct both before and during office escalates, House Democrats are openly raising the prospect of impeachment or prison time for the US president if it is proved he directed …

Dow erases 500-point drop and closes higher in another wild session on Wall Street

Stocks rose on Monday, erasing sharp losses from earlier in the day, as shares of technology companies posted strong rebounds across the board. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 34.31 points higher at 24,423.26, erasing a 507-point drop. The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent to 2,637.72 while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite jumped 0.7 percent to …

Amazon Workers in Spain and Germany Strike Ahead of Christmas

People shouts slogans during a strike in Torrejon Ardoz, Spain, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.Photo: Manu Fernandez (AP) Following protests over workers’ rights across Europe during the Black Friday crunch last month, Amazon workers in Spain and Germany continue to strike ahead of Christmas. Multiple protests are planned over what workers and unions describe as poor …

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