Republicans go ‘nuclear’ to clear way for Trump court pick

US Republicans swatted away decades of tradition Thursday by changing Senate rules to ensure Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, bypassing the first-ever successful opposition block on a high-court nominee.President Donald Trump’s pick, e…

April 6, 2017

Defoe ready to dance away from football

Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe said Thursday he was prepared to change his football boots for some very different footwear in order to take part in the BBC’s hit television show Strictly Come Dancing.The 34-year-old England international is trying fo…

April 6, 2017

Christians hope for an ‘open Jerusalem’ for Easter

Christians in Jerusalem said Thursday that they are hoping for an “open Jerusalem” ahead of Passover and Easter celebrations in the city.Palestinian Christians from the West Bank and Gaza receive special permits to enter Jerusalem for Easter, where the…

April 6, 2017

Where is Venezuela’s crisis headed?

Venezuela is never dull, and the last few days have been particularly frenzied amid opposition claims of a coup, then government tirades against “imperialist” enemies, and the two sides ending up hating each other as much as ever.After this latest spas…

April 6, 2017

Taser renames itself as it promotes body cameras

Taser International was officially re-branded as Axon Thursday as the company broadens its focus from its controversial stun guns to police body cameras.Axon has offered free body cameras to all US police, part of its effort to develop a technology bus…

April 6, 2017

Willett shows ads still pay at Masters

The Masters is one of the most advertising-free zones in sport — but reigning champion Danny Willett is living proof that there are still millions to be made.The Englishman’s sponsors picked up $7.7 million (7.25 million euros) of free advertising dur…

April 6, 2017

Huge fleet of 400+ icebergs invades North Atlantic shipping lanes

International shipping lanes in the North Atlantic have almost been ground to a halt by an armada of over 400 icebergs, an increase of 363 in just seven days, once again sounding the alarm about the effects of climate change. Read Full Ar…

April 6, 2017

IMF sees ‘progress’ on Greece loan talks

Bailout talks to help resolve Greece’s pressing debt burden have made some progress but important matters remain unresolved, an International Monetary Fund spokesman said Thursday.Greece is awaiting the next installment of an 86-billion-euro ($91.6 bil…

April 6, 2017

EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday.MEPs backed a deal between operators and European Union member states that will mean the end of extra charges when people use their ph…

April 6, 2017

Malinga hat-trick restricts Bangladesh to 176-9

Lasith Malinga became only the fifth bowler in the history of Twenty20 internationals to claim a hat-trick as Sri Lanka restricted Bangladesh to 176-9 in the second and final match of the series in Colombo on Thursday.Malinga bowled Mushfiqur Rahim and…

April 6, 2017

Solo win for Roglic, De la Cruz in yellow

Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic made a solo break and clung on for a nail-biting win on stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country on Thursday.Late in the 174km run from San Sebastien to Bilbao Roglic made a series of bids on a hilly section to shake off hi…

April 6, 2017

North, South Korea clash in rare game

South Korea scored a blistering victory against arch rival the North in a rare ice hockey match Thursday, in a game that resonates beyond the sportsfield.Playing in the South just an hour’s drive from the heavily fortified demilitarised zone that divid…

April 6, 2017

CERN LHC Out Done By Parallel Universe Detection In The USA

Scientists at CERN have gone from expecting to find parallel universes, to only finding those in higher dimensions. They haven’t done either yet, but the experimental series conducted by R&D engineer, Marshall Barnes, shows how they missed the mark.

April 6, 2017