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Xbox One X will be priced at $499, launches worldwide November 7


While the Xbox One X should be able to display 4K and HDR videos with aplomb, so too can its more affordable sibling, the $249 Xbox One S , For now, the Xbox One X seems to be aimed squarely at Microsoft's most ardent Xbox fans. At the time of the new console's announcement, the black design with 1TB storage is the only model available. However, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer doesn't see the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro as competitors. Read More »

Trump Walks All Over Tillerson On Qatar Dispute


The secretary of state said the USA will work alongside the Emir of Kuwait to bring a peaceful agreement to the blockade, and "progress toward eliminating all forms of support for terrorism, military, financial, moral, or ideological". Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that the economic measures should persuade Qatar to change its policies and behave "like a normal country". Read More »

Onyekuru rejects West Ham


West Ham were without attacking options Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho for large parts of last season, while Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri failed to make an impact in loan deals with the London club. Onyekuru had an impressive campaign with the Belgian side scoring 24 goals in all competitions and providing nine assists. A source is quoted as saying in the story: " Newcastle United have joined in the race to sign Henry [Onyekuru]". Read More »

Talks to restore Stormont institutions set to resume


Her remarks came after Sinn Fein and other Stormont parties insisted Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire could not chair the efforts to restore powersharing. Developments at Westminster have placed another question mark over the already faltering process. Agreement between the Conservatives and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could undermine the peace process in Northern Ireland, former U.K. Read More »

Iran: Police killed mastermind of twin Tehran attacks


A day after the deadly assault last week on the Parliament building and the tomb of Iran's revolutionary founder, Iranian intelligence officials said they had thwarted 100 terrorist plots in the past two years. The rebuke of the USA and Iran's regional rival, Saudi Arabia, came as thousands of mourners chanted "Down with the US" and "Death to Al-Saud" while carrying the coffins of the victims through the streets of Tehran following Friday prayers. Read More »

Warriors Win NBA Title with Game Five Victory at Home

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Warriors in a 4-1 series loss in the NBA Finals . Further evidence of the Warriors' ability to draft well came in the form of 2016 second-round draft pick Patrick McCaw, who played 11 minutes in game five and looked like he belonged on the big stage in adding six points, but it was Iguodala's stunning showing and Green's ability to haul in late decisive rebounds to quell any hope of a Cavaliers comeback that perhaps best ... Read More »

Comey leak admission ammo for Team Trump

He spoke of his "personal pain" in dealing with the Hillary Clinton investigation, his concern for morale if FBI agents heard that Trump "wants (the Flynn investigation) to go away". And companies that do business with the government might find it risky to bring aboard someone who's so publicly at odds with the current administration. Read More »

Theresa May rejects calls to resign after stunning loss

But government data shows that more than 2 million people aged 34 or under signed up online to vote in the month before the May 22 registration deadline - compared with about 1.46 million in the same period ahead of the 2015 election. In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk said: "We don't know when Brexit talks start". Reuters reports that Gunther H. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as ... Read More »

How Theresa May's Snap Election Backfired

From the time Corbyn, a long-time hard-left anti-militarism back-bencher and protege of the late Tony Benn, was elevated to the leadership position of the Labour Party back in September 2015, he has (like Bernie Sanders in the United States last year) had to combat a concerted effort to unseat him by the Labour Party establishment. Read More »

Why Labour Are The Real Winners Of The UK Election


May's efforts to secure a deal with Northern Ireland's 10 Unionist lawmakers, who could give the Conservatives a working majority of 13 in the Commons, also appeared to be in doubt this weekend. The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party. Read More »

President Trump Asserts Comey Testimony Totally Vindicated Him

Records of Comey's private discussions with Trump took on renewed interest this week after Comey testified that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and implied Trump may have become the subject of investigation himself for interfering in the FBI's work. Read More »

Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

His family says he is in a coma. Joseph Yun, the USA envoy on North Korea, met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway last month, a White House official said. "At the direction of the president, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea", the department announced in a statement. Read More »

Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say

Trump said Friday that he'd be willing to testify under oath "one hundred percent". Trump said his father was vindicated because Comey revealed himself as a leaker . But he nearly certainly would avail himself as a witness to Mueller in any obstruction of justice investigation centered on his firing, or to further discuss requests he received from Trump that he interpreted as directives. Read More »

The 1975 Honour Manchester Attack Victims With "Moment Of Noise"


Ahead of Saturday headliners The 1975's set, screens at Heaton Park were lit up with the text "We All Stand Together" and messages of support from several Parklife performers, including DJs Carl Cox and Goldie. Austin-Behan hailed the emergency services, telling the crowd: "All of these people have helped the victims in the arena", he said. Healy then asked the crowd to, as the mayor and officers departed the stage, have "a minute of going fucking mental", which resulted in a cacophony of ... Read More »

U.S. wholesale prices flat in May


Still, despite inflation missing their targets, a rate hike at the conclusion of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee's (FOMC) two-day policy meeting on Wednesday is all but certain. The Fed will no doubt cite the unemployment rate falling to a 16-year low last month. Many analysts expect the Fed to raise rates a total of three times this year. Read More »

Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'


Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people. "The DUP are another democratically-elected party, the same way the Liberal Democrats were when we went into coalition with them in 2010", he said. Read More »

At least five dead as Cyclone Mora hits coastal Bangladesh

The islands are a few kilometres from the Myanmar border and the refugee camps for Rohingya who have fled their homeland. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Most of the deaths were caused by falling trees during the cyclone. Cyclone Mora that lashed Bangladesh's coastlines, forcing the evacuation of millions of people and shutting the country's main port and river transport, killed at least six people in Cox's Bazar and Rangamati before moving to India's north-east. Read More »

Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

It's not clear how Ruddy's contention that Trump is considering firing Mueller is "fake news", nor why Ingraham thinks that Newsmax is part of the "establishment media". Two senators say they are disappointed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent his deputy to testify before a committee hearing on the Justice Department's budget. Read More »

Hlaudi Motsoeneng gets a month's notice to serve and no golden handshake


In April, Hlaudi Motsoeneng stood defiantly in front of the media and said he was looking forward to his disciplinary hearing , confident he would prevail. Dlodlo deferred a question as to how big a lifeline the SABC would need from National Treasury, saying she would submit an application from the board to National Treasury and respond next week. Read More »

Israel considers closing Al-Jazeera


A report says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering shutting down the Jerusalem al-Quds bureau of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera broadcaster, as a diplomatic rift escalates between a Saudi-led bloc of countries with Qatar. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to publicly testify before Senate committee following Russian Federation allegations

But he says the president "believes that the sooner we can get this addressed and dealt with" the better. Bharara told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that after getting zero calls from former President Barack Obama in seven years, Trump met with him once and called him three times after the election, "ostensibly just to shoot the breeze", and the third time - after the inauguration, and two days before Trump fired him - Bharara said he did not return Trump's call, because it would ... Read More »

Theresa May's poll gamble backfires


As it is beginning to look more and more likely that Theresa May will not last the full five year term of her possible current time in office, we have taken a quick look at several betting companies who have opened up a betting market and will now take a look at who is likely to replace her if she either decides enough is enough and steps aside or if she is voted out of office by her own party faithful. Read More »

Reported hate crimes in Canada rose five per cent in 2015: StatsCan


Nearly one third of reported hate crimes in Canada in 2015 where Indigenous people were the victim occurred in Thunder Bay , Ont., according to new data from Statistics Canada. Lethbridge Police Services told Global News Tuesday it had two hate crimes reported in 2016, compared to five in 2015 and two in 2014. Canadians are in denial about hate crimes, added Chelby Daigle, an author who has documented anti-black racism in Ottawa. Read More »

Trump quiet on whether Comey conversations were taped

Mr Comey has been asked to provide any notes or memoranda related to discussions with President Donald Trump , to the ongoing investigation into Russia's involvement in the election. Comey's testimony Thursday was part of that investigation. Mr Trump denied having asked for Mr Comey's loyalty or for an inquiry into his former national security adviser to be dropped. Read More »