Irish bookmaker Paddy Power confirms takeover talks with fantasy sports company FanDuel after landmark US ruling

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for FanDuel Paddy Power Betfair confirms takeover talks with US fantasy sports startup FanDuel. Talks are ongoing and a deal is not guaranteed. The talks come after a landmark ruling from the US Supreme Court on Monday that opens the door for legalised sports betting in the US. LONDON — Irish bookmaker […]

Prosecutors demand 30-year prison term for South Korean President Park Geun-hye in landmark corruption case

Nicolas Asfouri/AP Pool Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power, and other crimes. If the court finds her guilty, Park would be the third South Korean president convicted of crimes.   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison […]

Gorbachev urges Russian & US leaders to ‘prevent collapse’ of landmark INF treaty

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 14:43 Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called on Russia and the US to come to terms over the crucial 1987 nuclear arms control treaty. Its breakdown may trigger the collapse of international disarmament, he said. Speaking to Kyodo News, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said: “Now the task of […]

Daniel O'Donnell talks about landmark Christmases and his new album

GETTY Daniel opens up on favourite Christmas songs and traditions “At Christmas time that year I was on top of the world,” recalls 56-year-old O’Donnell. He had met Majella, a divorcee with two children, in her parents’ bar in Tenerife two years earlier. “Before we sat down for Christmas dinner I said to her, ‘Phone […]

Xi vows to modernize army & prevent meddling in China’s affairs in landmark speech

China will not tolerate meddling in the domestic affairs of any nation and anything undermining its own interests, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The leader has vowed to turn the People’s Army into a “world class force” in 30 years. Xi was on Wednesday addressing more than 2,000 party delegates of the Chinese Communist […]

Google Maps ERROR: Tourists searching for iconic landmark reach dead-end street instead

Google Maps has almost all corners of the globe covered. But a task that big allows a little room for error.  Tourists in Australia found out the hard way that there was a mistake in Google Maps’ location of an iconic landmark.  The Three Sisters are a group of iconic rock formations in the Blue […]

California lawmakers pass extension of landmark climate change law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved closer Monday to renewing a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model for confronting global warming to be replicated around the world. But a key hurdle remains. The state Senate voted to give another decade of life to California’s cap-and-trade program, sending the measure to the Assembly, […]

ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul – Iraqi military

Published time: 21 Jun, 2017 19:28 Edited time: 21 Jun, 2017 19:46 The iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq has been blown up by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, news agencies report citing the Iraqi military. The historical mosque in the Old City was particularly famous for its leaning minaret. It has now been […]

Catalonia sets date for landmark vote on independence from Spain

Published time: 9 Jun, 2017 14:13 The autonomous region of Catalonia will have the decisive referendum on secession from Spain on October 1, the regional government announced on Friday. The move comes after a months-long standoff with Madrid, which decries the vote as illegal. The president of the Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont, said that voters […]