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PSA finalises acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall

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PSA insists that under its leadership - which ends 88 years of Vauxhall-Opel ownership by GM - the two manufacturers will retain their identities and be operated as 'iconic German and British brands.' "We are witnessing the birth of a true European champion today", commented PSA chairman Carlos Tavares. Read More »

Home Secretary Set For Encryption Showdown With US Tech Giants

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Representatives from the tech industry, government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are expected to share information and best practices about how to counter the threat of terrorist content online. Ministers want to clamp down on online "safe spaces" where terrorists and other serious criminals can communicate without detection. 'To be very clear , the Home Secretary continues, 'the Government supports strong encryption and has no intention of banning end-to-end encryption. Read More »

Banks may need US$50 billion to support new units after Brexit

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Banks are now planning for a worst-case scenario in which they lose access to the European single market once Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, as they say they do not have time to wait to see how Britain's talks with Brussels unfold. To offset this, banks are putting into place contingency plans to build out their operations in the trade bloc. A banking exodus from London will be costly. Read More »

Pete Rose facing new sex-with-underage-girls story from 1970s

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In a filing submitted by Dowd's lawyers in 2016 , Rose reportedly acknowledged the relationship with the woman, though he claimed it began in 1975 - the year he was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year - they only had sex in OH and he thought she was 16. Read More »

Pence slams Russian Federation as sanctions row escalates

Later TASS said the words Pence, who has actually said that trump will soon sign a decree toughening sanctions against Russian Federation. Following his visit to Georgia, Pence's three-nation tour of Eastern Europe will conclude in Montenegro, NATO's newest member. Read More »

Pro-Life Democrats Will Not Be Denied Party Campaign Funding

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We'll need a broad coalition to get that done. "Once we win back the House we can have the conversation as to who we're going to elect as the new Speaker of the House", Lujan said. Enough to outweigh those who might leave the party if it is perceived to be abandoning its progressive base and the issues it has championed for half a century? The Democratic Party needs to develop a more cohesive and appealing economic platform, that includes universal healthcare access, to succeed in the next ... Read More »

Pulwama encounter: Top Lashkar terrorist Abu Dujana killed

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His local accomplice was identified as Arif Lalihaari. Forces have also resorted to indiscriminate firing inside District Hospital Pulwama in which several staff members and students present in the hospital were injured. - He was the most wanted militant commander in Jammu and Kashmir. Dujana, who was A++ category terrorist, was carrying Rs 30 lakh bounty on his head from different security agencies. Read More »

McCain: If Trump Doesn't Produce An Afghanistan Strategy, I Will

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McCain has advocated for boosting troops levels in Afghanistan to push the conflict against the Taliban , which the top USA commander in the country has described as a "stalemate", to favor the Afghan government and forces allied to it. "It's an unanswered question". "The plan seems to be to increase reliance on special forces and drone strikes in Afghanistan to try to make up for the largely feckless Afghan military in slowing the Taliban's expansion across the country", foreign policy ... Read More »

Pakistani lawmakers elect Abbasi as PM to replace ousted Nawaz Sharif

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and interim Prime Minister candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday dismissed the allegations of possessing illegal wealth and challenged his critics to prove irregularities in his finances. Interim premier Abbasi is also facing a corruption inquiry by the National Accountability Bureau. Abbasi, 58, said he will "continue the mission" of Sharif and is grateful for the opportunity, even though it will only be for a brief period, Time reported Saturday. Read More »

Trump Attacks Republicans via Twitter After Failed Health Care Vote

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For the Senate , valuable time has already been wasted and there is no signal that any member who voted to defeat the bill Friday is going to be ready to change his or her vote. We will remember Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in 2018, who put her party's wishes ahead of health care for the people of Arizona, and Sen. Graham said in a statement that Trump had been "optimistic" about the trio's plan. Read More »

Badoo returns to Ikorodu, kills four

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The police team were led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, DCP Edgal Imohimi, with backing from the inspector general of police Special Tactical Squad (STS). They are the major suspects in last Sunday's incident. "By this arrest, traditional rulers in Ikorodu should know that their exalted office has privileges and responsibilities". Read More »

AI transport company invests in Taxify to support innovation

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The company would not say how much Didi's investment is. The Estonia-based Taxify now operates in 25 cities and 18 countries in Europe, West Asia, Africa and Mexico and boasts over 2.5 million users. Didi invested 100 million United States dollars in Lyft, Uber's main competitor in the US market, in September 2015. We share a strong commitment to harnessing the power of mobile technology to satisfying rapidly evolving consumer demands and revitalizing traditional transportation industry. Read More »

IS attackers target Iraq Embassy in Afghanistan

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All staff were eventually safely evacuated, an Iraqi foreign ministry spokesperson tweeted. Meanwhile Afghanistan's acting minister of foreign affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani, spoke to his Iraqi counterpart on Monday by phone and assured him that such attacks will not change Kabul and Baghdad's commitment to fighting terrorism. Read More »

Service chiefs arrive in Maiduguri - five days after relocation order

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Akande wrote: "In continuation of his close monitoring of Borno situation, Acting President Osinbajo met again last (Saturday) night with service chiefs, IGP, DSS, Petroleum Minister of State & co". "Some of these extraordinarily selfless Nigerians from the NNPC and the University Of Maiduguri put their lives on the line that we and generations to come will enjoy the resources of this land". Read More »

Australian plane bomb plotters 'planned to use meat mincer filled with explosives'

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Police stormed five Sydney properties on Saturday and arrested four men allegedly linked to the plot, with extra security measures extended to all major domestic and global terminals from yesterday. "It'll be alleged that that this was an Islamist extremist, terrorist motivation", Turnbull said. Dutton urged travelers to arrive at Australian airports two hours before domestic flights and three hours before global flights to allow time for more screening. Read More »

MNA Ayesha Gulalai decides to quit PTI

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I like being called a worker but they have forgotten how to respect a worker. Fawad Chaudhry, a PTI leader, said: "If Ayesha Gulalai wants to quit the party, she will have to give up the NA seat". Meanwhile, when Geo News first reported the development, PTI's spokesman claimed the post was fake and would be deleted and a clarification would be issued by Gulalai adding that the accounts for Gulalai were being run by her brother. Read More »

SC resumes hearing Imran Khan's disqualification case

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Lashing out at Nawaz Sharif for his alleged money laundering, Imran Khan warned Pakistan Peoples Party's Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahbaz Sharif, who is set to be the next Prime Minister, and the disqualified Prime Minister's ally Maulana Fazlur Rehman that it was their turn next (for accountability). Read More »

Joplin National Night Out

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And the Sioux Falls Police say they look forward for the chance to engage community members every year. Six neighborhoods in Pasco also are holding block parties. "We're here on another level and we can all communicate", said Sgt. Trevor Bilgo, Brown County Sheriff's Office. Organizers said they request no dogs, as it will distract police dogs. Read More »

Turkey Coup: more than 1000 arrested in ongoing crackdown

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According to the charges, Hulusi Akar, the chief of staff of the military, was taken hostage and brought to the base during the coup attempt. Following a failed coup to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish government has been weeding out supposed dissenters. Read More »

New Battlefield Game Coming 2018

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This ended up sparking a huge shift, with Battlefield 1's trailer becoming one of the most liked on YouTube, meanwhile Call of Duty's Infinite Warfare trailer went on to become the most disliked video on the site at the time. This year's Gamescom will be held at Cologne, Germany from August 22 until August 26. EA also plans to announce a new eSports mode based on direct feedback from fans at Gamescom. Read More »

Pile Up Kills Two From Amherstburg & Injures Two More

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It involved a vehicle, which ended up in a ditch off the highway, and a auto. Police said a 42-year-old woman and 14-year-old boy, both passengers in the pickup, were pronounced dead at the scene. The 39-year-old driver and another passenger, a 12-year-old boy, were rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but their condition has since improved. Read More »

GOP Senate fails to follow through on Obamacare promises

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On Wednesday the Senate rejected the first of three options, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would have repealed and replaced Obamacare . Prior to its rejection, the health care bill stalled on the Senate's desk after GOP senators postponed the vote earlier this summer. "I am disappointed with this setback on efforts to fix our broken health care system", Toomey said in a statement. Read More »

Dozens of amusement rides at Wisconsin State Fair to be tested, inspected

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich shut down all rides for new inspections after the accident. Troy Waffner, acting director of the fair in Syracuse, said the Fire Ball isn't coming. Officials do not yet know the accident's cause. A cell phone video of the incident in Columbus, Ohio shows one of the pods separated from the ride and sent its passengers flying dozens of feet. Read More »