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The CEO of one of the UK's biggest tech companies is promoting a legal fight over Brexit

London law firm Mishcon de Reya is taking legal action to make sure that Article 50, the procedure for the UK to exit the EU, is only triggered after an act of parliament. The firm argues that triggering Article 50 without the permission of parliament would be illegal.<p>The law firm's clients are a …

Great Britain

Brussels attacks: Suspect wounded, arrested in police operation

<b>Brussels, Belgium (CNN) —</b> Explosions and gunfire Friday exacerbated the uneasy mood of Belgium's capital, a city that has become the focal point in Europe's fight against terrorism following the bloody attacks here just days ago.<p>Residents of Brussels anxiously moved on with their lives as more …

'Russische legertop betrokken bij neerhalen MH17' | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van het Britse onderzoekscollectief voor burgerjournalistiek <i>Bellingcat,</i> meldt de <i>NOS</i> woensdag.<p>De Russische minister van …

Ford CEO looks to autonomous cars, sharing economy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ford CEO Mark Fields says the 112-year-old company is tripling its investment in new technologies that will ultimately lead …

Carsharing

Grammys 2016: 10 things you missed, including Taylor Swift’s shade and Kendrick Lamar’s fire

By Emily Yahr<p>, Reporter<p>As always, the Grammy Awards boasted a three-and-a-half hour telecast — with very few actual awards given out. But the show is all about performances anyway, so it doesn’t really matter. Here are 10 things you missed.<p><i>[Grammys: Taylor Swift wins the big one, but Kendrick Lamar</i> …

Music

HBO is coming after Netflix using its own battle plan

Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos has even said Neflix's "goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."<p>Now we're starting to see that HBO wants to become more like Netflix — particularly with regards to international expansion and supersizing production.<p>During Time Warner's Q4 earnings …

Time Warner

Woman of the moment Victoria Beckham ditches trademark skyscraper heels for casual trainers at her NYFW show as she's praised for 'amazing' new collection

Victoria Beckham ditched her trademark heels for casual trainers as she took to the runway at the end of her incredible catwalk show on Sunday.<p>The …

Harper Beckham wears Gucci loafers to Victoria Beckham New York Fashion Week show

Harper Beckham threatened to steal the limelight away from her famous mother’s clothes in New York this morning. The four-year-old took a front row seat - on her father David’s lap – at the unveiling of Victoria Beckham’s AW16 show, and hawk-eyes observers were quick to note that the Beckhams’ …

Obama tells Putin to stop hitting opposition forces in Syria

<b>Rancho Mirage, California (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his air campaign against Syrian opposition forces during a phone call Saturday, the White House said, a day after Putin's deputy described relations between Moscow and Washington sinking to Cold …

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Social Media

The 20 photographs of the week

The Zika virus in Latin America, protests in Greece, Curiosity on Mars, the earthquake in Taiwan – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

BT's £12.5bn EE takeover gets green light

Competition and Markets Authority gives final clearance saying deal will not hurt mobile phone or broadband customers<p>The competition regulator has given the final clearance for BT’s contentious £12.5bn takeover of EE, Britain’s largest mobile phone network.<p>The Competition and Markets Authority said …

Spacewalk Ended After Astronaut Spots Moisture In Helmet

A spacewalk by a British astronaut was ended early Friday when he reported moisture inside his helmet.<p>Tim Peake and his partner were more than four …

Don't Be Shocked to See More Women Shopping in the Men's Department

Or, better still, lifting stuff directly from guys' closets.

‘Frozen’ Wedding Dress Debuts at Bridal Fashion Week: See Disney’s Blue Elsa Gown!

Kurt Wilberding<p>Get excited, <i>Frozen</i> fans! Remember the new icy blue wedding dress inspired by <i>Frozen</i>'s Queen Elsa we told you about? It's finally here! …

Wedding Photo Album Alternatives

Wedding photos are something you will hold onto and cherish for years to come. They are the takeaway that goes home with you after the greatest celebration of your lifetime and show you things that you may have missed while you were busy saying hello to all of your guests or showing off your …

Bodies of Kenyan soldiers dragged through Somali streets after al-Shabaab attack on base

Kenyan Defence Force initially denies its base was overrun, says KDF soldiers went to the aid of a local Somali base that was attacked; Amisom later confirms attack, says fighting continues.<p>The bodies of Kenyan soldiers were said to have been dragged through the streets of a Somali town yesterday …

Africa

Spacewalk aborted after water leaks into astronaut's helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk Friday and hurried back into the International Space Station after water leaked …

Space Science

12 Marines missing after helicopters collide off Hawaii; loved ones report names

<b>(CNN) —</b> Crews are searching for 12 Marines missing at sea after two CH-53 helicopters apparently collided during an overnight training flight off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.<p>Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, and Honolulu Fire Department looked for survivors seven miles …

Google Play now lets devs give paid-for apps away for free

At long last, Google is finally rolling out support for promo codes in its app store — allowing developers to give away copies of their paid apps to contest winners, reviewers and friends.<p>Android Police reports that the feature has now been explained in Google Play’s Develop Console support …

Apps

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

The wonderful, unexpected return of the luxury coupe

If you want to win the hearts of cynical car journalists at an auto show, dazzle them with the unveiling of an unexpected luxury coupe concept. Buick, the GM brand that's struggled with its old-guy image over the past few decades, opted to use the stage of the North American International Auto Show …

the first paying passengers in space will wear yohji yamamoto

How much are flights?<p>After years of innovating with sportswear for Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto and adidas have now teamed up on an interstellar project: creating flight suits and boots for Virgin Galactic's astronaut pilots and future passengers. The prototypes have just been revealed at Spaceport America …

Final Fantasy's Lightning Gives an Interview About Fashion

Final Fantasy XIII character Lightning has been showing up in fashion ads for Louis Vuitton recently, sporting clothes from one of its series. Now, Lightning has been interviewed by the French fashion company, saying that when she first saw the collection, it was as if she was hit by a bolt of …

Final Fantasy

Istanbul suicide bomber registered as refugee before attack

ISTANBUL (AP) — The suicide attacker who detonated a bomb that killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district had registered …

Extremism

Oil keeps falling. And falling. How low can it go?

The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?<p>Even after trending down for a year and a half, U.S. crude has fallen another 17 percent since the start of the year and is now probing depths not seen since 2003.<p>"All you can do is forecast direction, and the …

Google Maps for Android’s new Driving Mode guesses where you want to go

Google today released an update to Google Maps for Android that includes a new feature: Driving Mode. In short, Driving Mode guesses where the user wants to go and helps them navigate there. You can download the new version now from Google Play, but keep in mind the new functionality will only be …

US defense chief says Isis strongholds will be targeted by coalition in 2016

Ashton Carter says he has ‘big arrows’ pointing at Raqqa and Mosul but adds the campaign will also include ‘elimination operations’ against Isis commanders<p>The US defense chief has said that 2016 will be the year the American-led coalition assaults the Islamic State in its strongholds of Raqqa and …

Browsing for porn in Incognito mode isn't as private as you think

When it comes to privately browsing the Web, everyone has their preferred methods, which for a lot of people means using Google Chrome’s incognito mode.<p>And while Google is keeping its promise of not tracking or including what you look at in your browser history, a bug in Nvidia video cards on Mac …

Google