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 By Meredith Blake    News    May 29, 2019

How Game of Thrones Affects Brexit and the Open Border of Northern Ireland

(tca/dpa) - The Europa Hotel was once known as the most bombed hotel in Europe, but on a Friday morning in April, it's bustling with tourists and weekenders enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet. Almost...

 

Emilia Clarke: "I Don't Really Need to Hear the Fan who Says I'm a Fat Cow Who Can't Act."

(tca/dpa) - [Note to readers: This article contains a spoiler about the series finale of "Game of Thrones."] When Emilia Clarke finished reading the scripts for the last two episodes of "Game of...

 

Boris Johnson Seems Poised to Lead Britain Out of the European Union

London (dpa) - A contender to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed not to serve under early favourite Boris Johnson and to oppose any attempt to take Britain out of the European Union...

 
 By Shabtai Gold    Politics    May 29, 2019

"This is How it Starts:" United States Deploys 1500 Marines to Middle East to Counter Iran

Washington (dpa) - The United States approved the deployment of 1,500 military personnel to the Middle East on Friday, in a move meant to counter Iran as tensions continued to escalate between the...

 

Siri: Female Voices Are More Pleasant, Helpful, And Easily Understood than Male Voices

Why are all the voice assistants female? Why Siri, a Scandinavian female name? And why Alexa and not Alexander? "Voice assistants are the maidservants of our time," remarks Holger Schulz, a professor...

 

After 4 Failed Attempts at Brexit, Theresa May Resigns as British Prime Minister

London (dpa) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she will step down as leader of her Conservative Party on June 7, accepting that she failed to broker a deal for Britain to...

 
 By DPA    News    May 29, 2019

The Houthis Attack Saudi Cities and Airports with Armed Drones and Missiles

Sana'a (dpa) – Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels said Sunday that they had used an armed drone to attack warplane runways at Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport near the Yemeni border. There has been no...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

In World's Biggest Election, 400 Million EU Citizens Elect 751 Members of European Parliament

Brussels (dpa) - Early numbers suggest more citizens are heading to the polls across the European Union on Sunday than in the last election in 2014. More than 400 million citizens are eligible to...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Wins 28 of 73 Seats in EU Parliament--More than 2 major parties combined

London (dpa) - Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party looked set to triumph in European Parliament elections, partial results showed late Sunday, while Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party and...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 29, 2019

Renault's core market is Europe, Asian Alliance with Japanese carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi, and FCA is Strongest in the Americas

Rome (dpa) - Italo-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proposing a 50-50 merger with France's Renault to create the world's third-largest automotive group behind Volkswagen and...

 
 By DPA-News    Politics    May 29, 2019

Spanish King Juan Carlos Withdraws From Public Life Five Years After His Retirement

Madrid (dpa) - Spain's former king Juan Carlos has announced that he will be withdrawing from public life this coming Sunday, five years after his retirement. In a letter to his son, King Felipe VI,...

 
 By DPA    Politics    May 29, 2019

Extremes Win and Centrists Lose in Record Voter Turn Out European Union Elections

Brussels (dpa) - Official European Parliament election results early Monday confirmed losses for the main political groups on the centre-left and centre-right, while boosting the liberals and Greens....

 

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