Appeal court rules abortion law should be left to Stormont Assembly

Appeal court rules abortion law should be left to Stormont Assembly

Finance minister Philip Hammond told parliament the government would "fund abortions in England for women arriving here from Northern Ireland". It is however a huge step forward, particularly coming on the same day when the high court in Belfast rejected an earlier judgment saying Northern Ireland's abortion laws contravened human rights. Read More

Merkel vows to put climate change at centre of G20 talks

Merkel vows to put climate change at centre of G20 talks

The German leader underlined that, despite their differences with the Trump administration, Europeans would continue to seek common solutions, without excluding the USA, a significant member of the G20. It wasn't clear whether permission would be granted. Dimri said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's two key areas of focus are development of Africa and digitalisation. Read More

Universities told to check fire safety after Grenfell Tower blaze

Universities told to check fire safety after Grenfell Tower blaze

If people living in individual flats have concerns about fire safety in their home they can contact the Fire Service for a free home safety check. It will be "many months" before authorities will be able to give a final death toll for the London tower block blaze, police said on Wednesday while stressing the enormity of the task. Read More

Trump and Putin to meet at G20 in early July: White House

Trump and Putin to meet at G20 in early July: White House

Describing it as a "high-stakes" meeting, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster explained it would be one of several important one-on-one meetings Trump would engage in with other members of the so-called "Group of Twenty". When asked by reporters if the President would bring up Russian interference in the election, Cohn said there's "no specific agenda" and it's "whatever the President wants to talk about", adding the subject matter is still being set up as the schedule is finalized. Read More

Brain-eating amoeba concerns: prevention is the key, says local doctor

Brain-eating amoeba concerns: prevention is the key, says local doctor

Lauren Seitz, 18, died on June 19, 2016 as a result of the deadly amoeba, Naegleria fowleri after visiting the center on June 8, officials said . She would soon be admitted to the hospital and suspected of having meningitis. Dr. Jennifer Cope, an infectious disease physician at CDC expressed at the time that their findings were significant. The CDC collected "multiple positive samples" from the water park. Read More

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA's Most Improved Player award

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA's Most Improved Player award

A big night for the Milwaukee Bucks continued, as Giannis Antetokounmpo took home Most Improved Player honors during the inaugural NBA Awards at Basketball City in NY. Gobert received just one first-place vote. Brogdon became the second Milwaukee player to win Rookie of the Year; he's in good company with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who went home with the award after the 1969-1970 season. Read More

Leslie Jones claims Ritz-Carlton doesn't 'like black people'

Leslie Jones claims Ritz-Carlton doesn't 'like black people'

Leslie Jones hosted the 2017 BET Awards this past Sunday. The hotel manager told the New York Daily News that he was trying to get to the bottom of the issue, but it doesn't seem Ritz-Carlton knows exactly what happened. In any case, a few other people of color chimed in to agree with Jones about receiving less than hospitable treatment from the Ritz-Carlton. During her chat with Good Morning America , Leslie revealed that she couldn't help but feel stressed by hosting such a big ... Read More

Box & Microsoft team up to offer AI and storage on Azure

Box & Microsoft team up to offer AI and storage on Azure

For Microsoft, Box is the latest software vendor to announce services on Azure, a list that also includes Adobe Systems Inc. and DocuSign Inc., as it tries to add partners and products to match Amazon's lengthy list and meet customer demand for a variety of cloud offerings. Read More

OnePlus debuts trade-in program to sweeten the deal on the OnePlus 5

OnePlus debuts trade-in program to sweeten the deal on the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is the latest flagship device from the Cantonese manufacturer and their sixth smartphone in three years. However, if you can't afford to pay the hefty amount of €500 or more for the OnePlus flagship, the Chinese company is trying to sweeten the deal with a trade-in program. Read More

AMD Launches Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition

AMD Launches Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition

This gives us 483 GB/s of bandwidth. Created to empower the next generation of data scientists, game designers and visualization professionals, this is certainly a pro GPU. Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is priced at $1200, the same as the TITAN Xp, but the TITAN Xp is limited to consumer level drivers. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition has been released and few people have managed to get their hands on this GPU. Read More

Real Madrid not negotiating with Man United over Alvaro Morata - Perez

Real Madrid not negotiating with Man United over Alvaro Morata - Perez

The 24-year-old scored 20 goals for Real last season, but started just 19 games as he was often named on the bench behind the club's more stellar players. Morata is keen to play regular football next season and is trying to force his way out of Real Madrid , with Manchester United believed to be his preferred destination this summer. Read More

Aston Martin Vantage AMR Kicks Off A New Era Of Fast Astons

Aston Martin Vantage AMR Kicks Off A New Era Of Fast Astons

It looks like Aston Martin may be putting its 12-year-old Vantage platform into retirement. Both cars are equipped with sequential manual paddle-shift gearboxes as standard, but manual gearboxes (six speed for the V8, seven for the V12 ) are also available for all the old school enthusiasts. Read More

Beyond Good & Evil 2 gameplay shows insane scope, vaporware potential

Beyond Good & Evil 2 gameplay shows insane scope, vaporware potential

The video below does though, and thankfully they're just as impressive... But again, as an in-engine demo, how long will we have to wait until the game is out? Ancel also showed off the scale in the game. "We want you, the Space Monkey community, to be among the first to see the game in its earliest development phases", Ubisoft wrote to those that have signed up to their free Space Monkey Program . Read More

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

Police said the search for remains had resumed after pausing on Friday because of safety concerns. The pictures of people missing after the Grenfell Tower block fire, (top-bottom) Jessica Urbano, Amava Tuccu and Amal Ahmedin, are seen taped to a post box near the scene in North Kensington, west London , on June 18, 2017. Read More

U.S. lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

U.S. lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , said the roughly 20 million victims of human trafficking globally illustrate how much more work must be done. China has been designated Tier 2 , the report's "watch list" for countries that must improve to avoid a downgrade to Tier 3 , every year since 2010, besides a downgrade to Tier 3 in 2013. Read More

Supreme Court decision on grant could affect MI case

The outcome may be only "a few extra scraped knees", said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr ., but denying the grant reflects an unconstitutional discrimination based on religion, he said. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which administers the grant program, had enough money to fund 14 of the 44 applicants. Ultimately, Gorsuch concludes that the distinction is irrelevant because the Constitution guarantees the right to free exercise of religion, not just free belief. Read More

Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

A Chicago grand jury has indicted three police officers on conspiracy charges, alleging they interfered with an independent investigation into the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald . March, Walsh and Gaffney conspired to hide the true facts surrounding McDonald's killing in order to protect their fellow officer from criminal investigation and prosecution, the indictment said. Read More

Brazil's top prosecutor charges Temer with corruption - document

Brazil's top prosecutor charges Temer with corruption - document

Temer said Monday that nothing will "destroy" his government. Temer got one break, however, when the top electoral court decided on June 10 to acquit him of charges that he and Rousseff won their 2014 election on the back of corrupt donations. Read More

'Dozens killed in air strike in Isis-held town in Syria'

Islamic State is believed to have moved most of its leadership to al-Mayadeen in Syria's Euphrates Valley, southeast of the group's besieged capital Raqqa, according to US intelligence officials. The coalition has been striking IS in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014 but has also been involved in recent confrontations with President Bashar al-Assad's forces, raising fears of the United States being drawn into Syria's civil war. Read More

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

The district, which leans eight points more Republican than the rest of the country, favored Trump over Clinton by just one percentage point in November. It's suburban, well-educated and affluent. They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. Races such as Ossoff's, competitive seats that have been held by the GOP for years, need to be a focus. Read More