Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban – NPR

Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban – NPR

The travel ban, which has in the past led to chaos at airports and court cases, is one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images The travel ban, which has in the past led to chaos at airports and court cases, is one of […]

UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s – BBC News

UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The UK’s credit rating has been cut over concerns about the UK’s public finances and fears Brexit could damage the country’s economic growth. Moody’s, one of the major ratings agencies, downgraded the UK to an Aa2 rating from Aa1. It said leaving the European Union was creating economic uncertainty at a time […]

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm – BBC News

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple uses Imagination’s technology in its iPhones UK technology firm Imagination, which designs graphics chips for smartphones, is being bought for £550m by a Chinese-backed investment firm. Imagination put itself up for sale in June after Apple, its largest customer, said it would stop using its products. The boss of […]

UK’s May sets out transition plan in bid to unlock Brexit talks – Reuters

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan on Friday to retain full access to the EU’s single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels. But her proposals for such a transition, for meeting Britain’s financial obligations and […]

Jaguars a major boost to NFL’s push in the UK – Florida Times-Union

LONDON — To understand how the popularity of American football has grown exponentially over the last decade in the United Kingdom, you have to look past the numbers. It’s not just the commitment by Jaguars owner Shad Khan to take a home game across the Atlantic the past five seasons – generating more than $12 […]

Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Image copyright EPA Image caption The work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga is influenced by his background in fashion design Africa’s largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora has opened in the South African city of Cape Town. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is set inside […]

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

The 20-year-old caused controversy after reacting to racist insults from away supports during an Austrian Cup tie against third tier Union Gurten. Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie. The 20-year-old Altach striker gestured towards Union […]

Iraqi Kurdish referendum: UN warns of ‘destabilising impact’

Iraqi Kurdish referendum: UN warns of ‘destabilising impact’

Media captionKexit? Iraqi Kurdistan referendum explained – by the voters themselves The UN Security Council has warned of the potentially destabilising impact of a planned referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The 15 member states said Monday’s non-binding vote could hinder efforts to counter so-called Islamic State (IS) and help displaced Iraqis […]

Syrian activist and daughter ‘murdered’ in Turkey

Syrian activist and daughter ‘murdered’ in Turkey

Image copyright Orouba Barakat Image caption Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat’s family said they had been “assassinated” A prominent Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found dead in Turkey, police say. The bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her 22-year-old daughter Halla were discovered overnight in their apartment in Istanbul’s central Uskudar […]

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