Luc Stepniewski

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Britain's Daily Mail newspaper backs Theresa May to succeed Cameron | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s right-leaning Daily Mail newspaper endorsed Home Secretary Theresa May to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron in an editorial posted online on Thursday, saying she could heal divisions exposed by the country’s vote to leave the European Union.<p>Britain's Home Secretary, …

North Africa

EU President to help UK with velvet divorce after Scottish independence

The European Union’s next President Robert Fico (Prime Minister of Slovakia), who will take over presidency of the EU on Monday, has offered to help …

Europe

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Begins ISIS Strikes

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Apple fires back at Spotify over music streaming claims | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Apple Inc fought back on Friday against Spotify’s claims that the U.S. tech giant had hampered competition in music streaming by rejecting an update to the Swedish service’s iPhone app.<p>The Apple Inc. logo is shown outside the company's 2016 Worldwide Developers …

App Store

20 of the best Android apps and games this month

From travel tips and running guides to puzzles and elephant stampedes, it’s a good month for high-quality new Android apps and games.<p>Here are 20 worth trying. Prices are correct at the time of writing, with IAP indicating that in-app purchases are used in an app or game.<p>If iPhone and iPad is more …

Apps

Hertz teams up with Uber and Lyft

Hertz is driving full-speed into the ride-sharing wars.<p>People who want to be Uber and Lyft drivers but don't have a car of their own can now rent one from Hertz (HTZ).<p>The car rental service announced national supply agreements on Thursday with both rival ride-hailing platforms. It represents a new …

Autonomous Cars

Google Calendar experienced a widespread outage

Google Calendar, the staple of Internet scheduling, was down for over two hours for many users Thursday morning.<p>Representatives for Google told</i> …

Interest rate cut likely after Brexit vote, says Mark Carney

Bank of England says UK economy already showing signs of strain and highlights broader picture of ‘economic post-traumatic stress disorder’<p>The Bank of England has laid the ground for interest rate cuts following the Brexit vote, as its governorsaid the UK economy is already showing signs of …

Economics

Brexit Isn’t Just A Wake Up Call, It’s A Call To Action

At this stage, the surprisingly successful Brexit vote that set the wheels in motion for the United Kingdom’s eventual exit from the European Union feels like an unequivocal failure. World markets have been dented, the value of the pound has dropped 12 percent against the dollar, and both Fitch and …

Can the law stop Brexit?

<b>As the dust settles after the UK vote to leave the EU, lawyers are picking over the landscape and legal opinions are emerging as to how the UK's departure from the European Union might be slowed or even stopped.</b><p>They fall into three main areas:<p>the operation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty<br>• a …

United Kingdom

Don't panic, here's how Brexit can make Britain can be a great trading nation

If you judged what was happening in Britain by watching Twitter, you could be forgiven for thinking, as the Dutch Prime Minister apparently does, that the country is in a state of political and economic collapse. In reality, the only collapse is among commentators whose world view has disintegrated …

United Kingdom

The Angry Scots Who Want to Stay in the EU

They don't want to be dragged out of Europe with the rest of the UK.<p>It was a familiar sight and not one long forgotten. Saltires and Yes flags flew outside the Scottish Holyrood Parliament last night but not as part of a Scottish independence rally—this time it was for saving Scotland's place in …

United Kingdom

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Gordon Brown tells Scots: UK's single market worth far more than EU's

Gordon Brown has urged Nicola Sturgeon and voters not to “rush” towards a second independence referendum by pointing out the UK’s single market is worth far more to Scotland’s economy than the EU’s.<p>The former Prime Minister said one of the lessons of last week’s EU referendum was that voters did …

United Kingdom

Small gestures to ease immigrants’ post-Brexit anxieties

On Tuesday I started my campaign of handing out cards I’ve made to members of our immigrant community here in Chelmsford. I wrote in each card “You are welcome here” (borrowed from the current NHS message to their many anxious immigrant staff). Anybody can do this. Any token of your support would …

Boris Johnson

Fear of UK civil service paralysis over EU negotiations

Brexit will be biggest ever task for Whitehall, even though staffing is at lowest level since 1940s after redundancies<p>Senior civil servants are worried that a new body meant to co-ordinate Britain’s exit from the EU could struggle with the workload because of a lack of expertise and …

United Kingdom

Climate study finds human fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere greening

The first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced vegetation growth has been uncovered by a team of researchers.

Climate Change

Embarrassment for FA as Gareth Southgate says no to England - Glenn Hoddle, Slaven Bilic and Laurent Blanc now in the frame

Gareth Southgate has delivered an embarrassing blow to the Football Association by making it be known that he is not prepared to take over as England manager even on an interim basis.<p>It had been thought that the coach of the England Under-21s would be willing to take charge as the FA searched for a …