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Scottish independence dealt a blow

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Nicola Sturgeon , First Minister of Scotland, smiles during a live election debate for Scottish political party leaders in Glasgow , Scotland, Britain. He added: "The SNP have lost many fine parliamentarians this evening and that's a grievous blow to the SNP". Even effective media performers such as Mhairi Black and Tommy Sheppard were left with unexpectedly nervous waits to confirm their seats. Read More »

EU hints that Brexit talks may not start on time

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She is facing a showdown with Conservative MPs on the backbench 1922 Committee amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election . Yet she did promote her close friend, Damian Green, to first secretary of state, making a Remain campaigner her second in command in an indication that May could be preparing to soften her Brexit stance. Read More »

Ashford MP Damian Green gets promotion as PM shuffles pack

Green's predecessor Ben Gummer - who oversaw the launch of the Government Transformation Strategy - unexpectedly lost his Ipswich seat in last week's election. Gove became an MP in 2005. Clark's re-appointment will therefore come as welcome news, with the Tunbridge Wells MP having established himself as an advocate of climate action and a suporter of low-carbon technology and innovation within his first year in the role. Read More »

Trump's Own Tweets Help Kill His Government's Travel Ban, Again

The ruling by the unanimous three-judge panel of the ninth U.S. circuit court of appeals has dealt the Trump administration another legal defeat, as the Supreme Court is considering yet another separate case on the issue. The new order also suspends the United States' refugee program for 120 days, and lowers the cap on refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 per year. The court said the president was required to consult with Congress in setting the number of refugees that would be ... Read More »

Saudis apologise after footballers snub silence in memory of London attack

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Pictures taken from the stadium show Saudi players walking around aimlessly and stretching as Australia lined up along the centre circle, arms around one another during the minute's silence. Some Saudi players remained still while the minute's silence took place, while others continued warming up. "After reviewing the match report and images of the said match, we can confirm that there are no grounds to take disciplinary action in relation to the matter you mention", Federation ... Read More »

Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

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The video of Woods' Memorial Day encounter with police provided more details on his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. The golfer said in a statement following his arrest that prescription meds were to blame - and it seems like that's the truth. Read More »

Theresa May promises to get Tories 'out of this mess'

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The BBC reported that the speech would be pushed back a few days. I do think there is an opportunity to soften Brexit . Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson , who took the party from one Scottish seat to 13, said there would now have to be "consensus within the country about what it means and what we seek to achieve as we leave". Read More »

Pressure grows on May to pursue cross-party approach to Brexit

Boris Johnson is being tipped to be the next leader to save Brexit and rescue the party from the doldrums. The UK risks a cliff edge "no deal" withdrawal from the EU if it "wastes" more time before beginning its Brexit negotiations, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has warned. Read More »

Punjab Police inspector arrested for alleged links with drug traffickers

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Inderjit Singh, serving as Inspector with Punjab Police is known as a super cop for his association with several successful drug bust cases in the state, which apparently caught the eye of the STF officials. Investigations revealed that Singh took bribes to help the accused walk free, said Sidhu. He was allegedly exposed when officers started analyzing over a dozen "recoveries" chalked up by him when he was posted in Tarn Taran for 14 months. Read More »

Man's body found on Salisbury beach this morning

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Aerial footage from Sky Ranger shows a white tarp over what appears to be a body, surrounded by yellow police tape. Last week, state police identified the missing fisherman as Chhoeun Chhoun of Lowell. A state medical examiner was driving to the scene. Flying overhead, Sky5 saw a track in the sand where the body was dragged up the beach to where it was covered by a blanket. Read More »

Diabetes drug may cut heart, kidney disease risk

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Professor Bruce Neal, of The George Institute for Global Health at Sydney University, said the findings offer real hope to the 500million people around the world living with type two diabetes. A large number of people suffer from diabetes today. What we have done is show that the earlier results were not just a one-off. The researchers were surprised to see that the drug was not only safe for use but also reduced overall risk of cardiovascular diseases. Read More »

Xbox Design Lab Comes to UK, France, and Germany

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The new Duke will be a "faithful recreation of the original controller's form-factor with some updated features: a logo display screen, left and right bumpers, and a 9 ft. Then there's the additional option of engraving up to 16 characters on to the controller. According to The Verge , the Xbox Design Lab added four brand new color options. Read More »

French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

Election officials on June 12 said that with almost all ballots counted, Macron's Republique en Marche party (Republic on the Move) had 28 percent of the vote in an election marked by a historically low turnout. Scores, hundreds, of new MPs will be arriving who have never set foot in a debating chamber of any kind, let alone the country's legislature. The Socialists, meanwhile, are fighting for their survival. Read More »

IS calls for Australia attacks in Ramadan

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In the audio message circulated on Monday, Islamic State official spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer praised the attack in the Iranian capital last week when suicide bombers and gunmen left 17 people dead, after targeting the parliament building and a mausoleum in Tehran. Read More »

Twins pick shortstop with No. 1 pick

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In 2015, the Arizona Diamondbacks took Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson first overall and signed him for $6.5 million - 75.4 percent of their allotted $8.62 million for that prestigious slot. I think it can work, but it doesn't always work either. "But it's quite an accomplishment to do it at the collegiate level". The draft continues with rounds 3-10 on Tuesday via conference calls with teams, and concludes Wednesday with rounds 11-40. Read More »

After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party. The revitalized Labor Party did better in urban seats that were opposed to leaving the bloc. For Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who campaigned on leadership "for the many not the few", the results highlighted an incredible turn around. Read More »

Sweet sizzlin' beans! Fancy names may boost healthy dining

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For the study , a team of researchers at Stanford University in California experimented with randomly naming identical vegetable dishes in one of four ways: a basic description with plain names, a label stressing a lack of unhealthy components like sugar or fat, a tag identifying positive health properties like lots of vitamins or antioxidants or an indulgent moniker created to make the dish sound delicious and intriguing like "dynamite chili and tangy lime seasoned beets". Read More »

Russia Calls For Dialogue In Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

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Tillerson praised efforts by Kuwait to mediate the crisis and said Washington would support the emir of Kuwait. "We believe these are unintended consequences". U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has suggested Tillerson , who as Exxon Mobil's CEO had business with Qatar, as a possible mediator for the dispute. Read More »

Puerto Rico votes for U.S. statehood

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Even though the majority voted in favor of statehood, a little more than 1.5 percent voted to receive independence from the US, while 1.3 percent sought to preserve the current status of the island. They pointed to a turnout of 23% of the territory's 2.3 million registered voters - a dismal figure on an island that regularly has participation rates of 60% or 70%. Read More »

Here's a bathing suit with a man's hairy chest printed on it

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How fun! But, I will say, the Sexy Chest One Piece Swimsuit does have one glaring problem that just can't be unseen or ignored, which is that it completely obliterates the pubes. The suits come in various skin tones with realistic details from a man's torso, including nipples and plenty of body hair. A clip of of a woman sporting the look shows the suit in action. Read More »

Professor: "Congress will not act" on Puerto Rico statehood

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Of those who did vote, about 500,000 chose statehood. Puerto Rico had been occupied by the United States since the Spanish-American war 19 years earlier. Statehood captured 97 percent of that vote-independence won 1.51 percent of the vote, and 1.32 percent voted for the current status . He also said that participation rates varied from 7 percent to 35 percent for states including Wisconsin and Hawaii when they were ratified as states. Read More »