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EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity

Thursday  17:11,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

BRUSSELS — European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations.As all 28 EU leaders, including British Prime[...]

MU69: NASA New Horizon's Furthest Ever Destination Could be Hiding a Moon

Thursday  17:10,   14 december 2017
Newsweek

Strange signals suggest MU96 has a "moonlet."The next stop for NASA’s New Horizons probe, a spacecraft on a mission to explore areas of space not yet seen by astronomers, may be hiding a mysterious mini “moonlet.” Strange signals from[...]

Watch Live: NASA Will Finally Reveal Mysterious New Kepler Mission and Google Joint Discovery

Thursday  17:10,   14 december 2017
Newsweek

The news is under tight wraps, but spoiler alert: It's definitely not Nibiru.The agency has kept its cards close to the chest, but has said, "The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from[...]

Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth

Thursday  17:03,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

MOSCOW — Three astronauts on Thursday landed back on Earth after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA's Randy Bresnik, Russia's Sergey Ryazanskiy and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space [...]

Harry and Meghan’s wedding ‘no tick-box exercise’, says Archbishop

Thursday  17:03,   14 december 2017
Press Association

The sense of commitment between the couple ‘is quite inspirational’.Justin Welby has said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is “no tick-box exercise” and their love provides a “model” for the rest of the[...]

Six months on, London holds memorial for Grenfell fire victims

Thursday  17:02,   14 december 2017
Reuters

Survivors of a fire that killed 71 people six months ago in the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London will join firefighters and members of the royal family at a national memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday.Survivors [...]

How is Hungary's far right changing?

Thursday  17:02,   14 december 2017
Al Jazeera

With Hungarians slated to go to cast their ballots in April 2018, the country's right-wing political landscape has been undergoing a transformation.  Recent months have seen Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling[...]

‘I would have won Alabama’: Trump spreads blame for Moore’s loss

Thursday  12:21,   14 december 2017
The Washington Post

The president told advisers he does not want the Republican defeat to be seen as a referendum on him.Shortly after Democrat Doug Jones wrested back one of ­Alabama's solidly Republican U.S. Senate seats for the first time in more than two decades,[...]

‘I would have won Alabama’: Trump spreads blame for Moore’s loss

Thursday  12:09,   14 december 2017
The Washington Post

The president told advisers he does not want the Republican defeat to be seen as a referendum on him.Shortly after Democrat Doug Jones wrested back one of ­Alabama's solidly Republican U.S. Senate seats for the first time in more than two[...]

Florida mom guilty of killing son known as 'Baby Lollipops'

Thursday  12:05,   14 december 2017
Associated Press

MIAMI — A Florida mother on Wednesday was convicted for a third time of brutally abusing her toddler before fatally beating the boy who became known as "Baby Lollipops" in a case that riveted Miami decades ago. Jurors found 56-year-old Ana [...]

It wasn’t long ago that North and South Korea tried to make peace. What went wrong?

Thursday  11:28,   14 december 2017
Quartz

With tension on the Korean peninsula higher than it’s been for years, fears are surging on all sides that a full-blown conflict is nearer than…With tension on the Korean peninsula higher than it’s been for years, fears are surging on all sides that[...]

Commons will now steer May towards soft Brexit

Thursday  11:28,   14 december 2017
Sky News

After a week when the PM thought things were back on track and just hours before she heads to the EU summit to try to seal sufficient progress, the House of Commons has taken back control of Brexit - from Theresa May. But this is about much more[...]

‘I was right!’ Being Donald Trump means never saying you were wrong.

Thursday  11:23,   14 december 2017
The Washington Post

Since his emergence as a presidential candidate, he has repeatedly refused to accept blame for setbacks or admit he’s made a mistake. His comments on the Senate race are no exception. Click to expand Your browser does not support this[...]

Island formed from Tongan volcano could hold clues to Mars' origins

Thursday  06:50,   14 december 2017
ABC News

Scientists say the land mass formed when the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga in 2015 could contain clues about how the red planet formed. "Because that landscape survived beyond two months, which was really the[...]

Australian Scientists Found 2500 Year Old Cave Paintings Of Dogs

Thursday  06:50,   14 december 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Researchers from The Australian National University just found a whole bunch of ancient cave paintings on a tiny 81 square kilometre Indonesian Island, previously unexplored by archaeologists. 28 2,500 year old rock art sites have been found on the [...]