Syria’s ‘downing’ of Israeli F-16 marks new ‘strategic phase’ – Hezbollah

The Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah said the alleged downing of Israeli F-16 jet by Syrian forces marks “a new strategic phase” that puts an end to the violation of Syria’s sovereignty. “Today’s developments mean the old equations have categorically ended,” the group said on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Syrian officials reported that the country’s […]

Marks and Spencer store closures MAPPED: Full list of shops – is YOUR branch affected?

Marks and Spencer will close eight stores across the UK in the coming months, it has been revealed. Commercial Road in Bournemouth is one of the stores set to go, and as well as this, M&S has announced five other stores that will close by the end of April and eight that are proposed for […]

Facebook marks Data Privacy Day by sharing its 7 privacy principles

With the European Union’s new data protection laws coming into force this year, Facebook has begun preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by publishing its privacy principles for the first time. The company also announced that it will push videos into users’ news feeds detailing how they can manage their privacy on the social […]

Hedge fund billionaire Howard Marks is throwing cold water on the GOP tax law

Bloomberg TV Many companies have welcomed the new tax law by announcing bonuses, wage hikes, and hiring. Oaktree Capital founder Howard Marks threw cold water on the GOP tax reform in a new memo, questioning its long-term benefits and capacity to create new jobs.  “So call it a gift to the corporate sector if you […]

How ‘Counterpart’ Creator Justin Marks Created Two Worlds With Very Specific Rules [Interview]

Starz’s new original series Counterpart gives J.K. Simmons the role of a lifetime. Well, at least by sheer volume – playing a double role gives him twice as much material. Simmons plays Howard, a regular joe working a desk job, who one day meets himself. The other Howard comes from a parallel world that was just […]

New Kiev law marks shift ‘from sabotage to burial’ on Minsk deal – Russian senator

The new Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass means an end to the Minsk peace deal and will likely lead to a new war in the southeast of the country, Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev warned. “By adopting the odious law on the reintegration of Donbass, the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] of Ukraine has effectively axed […]

Marks & Spencer New Year’s Eve meal deal is back – here’s what you can get for just £20

If you’re planning on spending New Year’s Eve at home this year, but don’t want the stress of having to cook, Marks & Spencer could be the answer.  As part of its Dine In for Two range, M&S has a selection of delicious starters, mains and desserts to enjoy in the comfort of your home […]

Mega Man 11 marks the blue bomber’s long-awaited return next year

Capcom announced that the venerable Mega Man franchise will finally be coming back with Mega Man 11 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch in late 2018. A short gameplay trailer showed that this would be the first core, numbered Mega Man game to feature 3D characters and environments rather than hand-drawn 2D sprites. […]