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Next McLaren supercar to debut next month

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:17

McLaren has released teasers of what we can safely assume is the convertible version of the McLaren 720S Spider, which is to be unveiled December 8 -- who needs warm weather to ride a drop-top anyway? From the single image and 13-second video that the company shared Wednesday of what looks to be a convertible derivative of the McLaren 720S Spider, we can see pretty much see the entire exterior and get a taste of the interior. Despite the specs not being announced yet, we're reasonably confident that this car will have impressive power -- it is a supercar, after all.

At tense Ankara news conference, EU rebukes Turkey over detentions

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:45

Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner responsible for relations with countries that aspire to join the bloc, emphasized the importance of political dialogue. Journalists and civil society must be able to do their important work," Hahn told reporters, standing alongside Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Hahn was referring to jailed rights activist Osman Kavala and 13 academics detained last week in an investigation accusing them of a bid to unseat the government through mass protests in 2013.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Throws Support Behind Nancy Pelosi For House Speaker

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:27

Incoming Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) announced her support

Polish leader suing Walesa for blaming him for plane crash

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 09:53

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two of Poland's most famous foes, former President Lech Walesa, and the country's de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, faced off in court Thursday, exchanging wry comments.

Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:53

Russia's military intelligence chief who oversaw a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, with Moscow praising him Thursday as a "great man" and a patriot. Igor Korobov, 62, had headed the defence ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) since 2016 and was the target of US sanctions. Korobov's 57-year-old first deputy, Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov, has been appointed acting GRU chief and is likely become his successor, state news agency TASS said, citing a military source.

What Betsy DeVos' New Rule Means For Sexual Assault Survivors At Community Colleges

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:00

Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a proposed regulation

China Copied This Russian Jet Fighter (And It Has All Sorts of Problems)

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:59

Cheaters never prosper, says Russia.

Iran sticking to nuclear deal, IAEA says, amid new U.S. sanctions

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:45

Iran is implementing its side of its nuclear deal with major powers, the U.N. atomic watchdog policing the pact reaffirmed on Thursday, two weeks after the latest wave of reimposed U.S. sanctions against Tehran took effect. President Donald Trump said in May he was pulling the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal for reasons including Iran's influence on the wars in Syria and Yemen and its ballistic missile program, none of which are covered by the pact. Germany, France and Britain have been scrambling to prevent a collapse of the deal, under which international sanctions against Tehran were lifted in exchange for strict limits being placed on Iran's nuclear activities.

Lloyds CEO Must Explain Whistleblower Actions or Quit: Lawmaker

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:45

“Our concerns relate to the allegations of the cover-up of the fraud, rather than the fraud itself,” Kevin Hollinrake, a lawmaker who co-chairs the all-party parliamentary group on fair business banking, wrote in a letter to Antonio Horta-Osorio. While the incidents that led to criminal convictions occurred years ago, scrutiny of how Lloyds handled the affair has grown as the bank settled last week with the whistleblower, former risk officer Sally Masterton. It claimed some executives at HBOS hid the fraud at one of that bank’s branches before Lloyds acquired the lender at the peak of the financial crisis.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Scheduled For First Test Flight In January

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:27

NASA has officially set the date for the first test flight of SpaceX’s new generation Crew Dragon capsule. Dubbed DM-1, the first demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon astronaut pod is scheduled to take place in less than two months and will lift off on January 7, NASA announced yesterday. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the first test flight of the Crew Dragon will be an unmanned trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

Facebook Under Fire For Allowing Man In South Sudan To Make Post Auctioning Teen Daughter As Child Bride

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:20

Facebook is coming under fire for allowing a man in South Sudan to make a post auctioning off his 17-year-old daughter to the highest bidder as a child bride. Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer who tried to stop the girl’s sale, said the viral Facebook post was “the biggest test of child abuse, trafficking and auctioning of a human being.” He called for all of those involved, including Facebook, to be held responsible.

Lara Trump Soaks Up The Sun In Red Bikini At Mar-A-Lago Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:14

The first family has headed off to South Florida for their Thanksgiving reunion, and Lara Trump is going to soak up as much sunshine as she possibly can. Lara Trump was spotted walking around Mar-a-Lago in a red bikini on Wednesday after flying into West Palm Beach the night before, as the Daily Mail reported. In the snap, Trump is also wearing a matching red hat, though it is unclear whether it was one of her father-in-law’s, President Donald Trump, MAGA hats.

The Best Black Friday Deals From Every Major Retailer

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:00

From Best Buy to Walmart

Midterm elections: Democrats lead popular vote in House by largest margin in history

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:25

Democrats are set to pull off the largest midterm elections victory in history, according to a breakdown of the popular vote in races for the House of Representatives. The party leads the Republicans by more than 8.9 million votes across the US, raw data compiled by the Cook Political Report, an independent, non-partisan political analysis website. Previously, the largest margin of victory was 8.7 million, which came in the 1974 midterm elections after the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon’s resignation.

UN Yemen envoy to visit battleground Hodeida city: source

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 04:50

The United Nations envoy will visit Yemen's embattled city of Hodeida this week, a UN source said Thursday, ahead of peace talks set for December in Sweden. Martin Griffiths, who arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Wednesday, was in the country to lay the groundwork for the upcoming negotiations aimed at ending almost four years of devastating conflict. The British diplomat is expected to visit the lifeline port city of Hodeida on Friday, a UN source told AFP.

Ivanka Trump's 2009 Book Warning On Dangers Of Email Comes Back To Haunt Her

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 03:39

Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump faces a House investigation into her

Macron Magic Endures for Foreign Businesses Despite Domestic Woes

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 03:25

For 74 percent of heads of foreign companies in France, the country is an attractive place for business, according to an annual poll of 200 executives by Ipsos. “A year and a half after the election of Emmanuel Macron, the image of France and its attractiveness remains very high and is even increasing,” Ipsos said.

Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 03:19

The head of the Russian military intelligence agency linked to a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Igor Korobov, 62, had headed the military's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) since 2016 and was the target of US sanctions. The West has accused the powerful agency of a number of attacks on foreign soil including the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a nerve agent in Britain last March.

California fire death toll rises to 83

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 02:55

The death toll from the wildfire in northern California rose to 83 Wednesday after crews found two more sets of remains in burned-out buildings, officials said. Another three people died in a second major blaze that struck Malibu in southern California. Crews are preparing to deal with heavy rain forecast for the rest of the week, which will help put out the fire but raises the prospect of flash floods and could wash away human remains.