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Apple refreshes 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro

As you might have heard by now, Apple has launched new iPad Pro models which includes a new 10.5-inch option which is pretty much in line with what the rumors have been saying. Battery life is advertised at 10 hours, and iOS 11 is packed with several new iPad features such as a new Dock for finding your favorite and recently used apps and files. Lire la suite »

May seeks deal with Northern Irish party to cling to power

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The 10 MPs from the Northern Irish party could prove crucial in supporting the Conservatives on key votes after Thursday's election saw Mrs May lose control of the Commons. She said the "national interest must be the primary interest", and that stability is needed as Brexit negotiations begin. Former Europe Minister Caroline Flint revealed that Gordon Brown sought a deal with the DUP in 2010, and DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr has chastised Corbyn's predecessor Ed Miliband , who has been ... Lire la suite »

May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

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The Conservative setback was only matched by the Scottish Nationalist Party's (SNP) loss of 21 seats. The Labour leader, who survived an attempt to oust him by his own MPs before the election, now expects that he will be able to attract some of the party's biggest names to serve on his front bench. Lire la suite »

Lessons for NZ from UK election?

The Conservatives could command a thin majority with the support of the DUP if they manage to to do a deal with the Northern Irish party. "I sought, and to be fair to the prime minister, received a categoric assurance that in talking to the DUP that there would be no suggestion of any rollback on LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom", she said. Lire la suite »

Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations - Merkel

She said talks with Britain on its withdrawal from what will now be the 27-member European Union would start "in the coming days". With talks due to start in Brussels on June 19, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". Lire la suite »

Diego Costa still waiting for Chelsea's decision

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Jianlin has strong links with several clubs in the Chinese Super League and Atletico are hopeful that they could convince Costa to make a temporary switch until their transfer ban is lifted. Three years later and three more trophies under his belt, it is time for him to take the next step in his career. "So there are a lot of things to think about". Lire la suite »

What the result means for Brexit

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has set June 19 as his favoured date for the start of talks, due to last around 14-18 months. "Brexit is clearly the biggest issue facing the country - and our industry - and we will ensure that the interests of our members across the Music industry are protected", he added, citing pre-election pledges from all the main political parties to build on the success of the creative industries. Lire la suite »

Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

That is the key question hanging over Scottish politics in the wake of Thursday's election, in which the SNP lost almost two in five of the seats they were trying to defend. The SNP remains Britain's third-largest party, giving Sturgeon the chance to seek a "progressive alliance" with Labour to counter May's Conservative Party. Lire la suite »

Australian and two Fijians missing off coast of Papua New Guinea

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The group left Port Moresby on Saturday before their boat sank in rough seas, Australian authorities said. A spokesperson for the company said they remained hopeful the men would be found alive despite the treacherous conditions. Australia's foreign affairs department told AFP they were providing the missing man's family with consular support, but did not provide further details. Lire la suite »

Tanak moves into lead as Paddon crashes out

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Today's stages were very tight and technical and maybe didn't suit us, but we had a plan which was to keep it clean and tidy today. "It was a hard weekend but the first half of this season has been great", Tanak told the wrc.com website. "After Saturday's misfortune, we wanted to use today to get back into a rhythm". "There is no one to blame but myself, and I am hugely sorry for the team and all of our supporters". Lire la suite »

Hizbul leader shot, shutdown in Kashmir

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There were also fresh incidents of stone-throwing in parts of the Valley, despite curfew-like restrictions. They said Section 144 of CrPc continued in the districts of Budgam and Ganderbal in central Kashmir. "Youth assembled and started pelting stones on forces personnel deployed to maintain law and order. He was just like my brother and we will not let his sacrifice go in vain", a youngster, who had travelled from north Kashmir's Bandipora to attend Sabzar's funeral said. Lire la suite »

MP Chief Minister Chouhan ends fast, after violence abates in state

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The chief minister yesterday began his indefinite fast and met a large number of farmers along with the kin of four of the five farmers killed in police firing on Tuesday in Mandsaur . They had come from Mandsaur to meet him and seek justice. Surjewala alleged that Madhya Pradesh farmers are selling onions at a very cheap prices and the situation is similar in case of other crops like wheat and potatoes. Lire la suite »

Qatar gas giant not affected by Gulf crisis

The three Gulf states severed transit links and gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries. Kuwait, which has retained ties with Qatar and has often acted as a mediator in regional disputes, said it wanted to resolve the dispute "within the unified Gulf house". Lire la suite »

Tehran Attacks Created Unity among Iranians: Larijani

Tehran police said the auto the attackers used on Wednesday was discovered on Saturday in the city centre. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attacks. Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Lire la suite »

Moscow and Tehran call for resolving Qatar crisis through dialogue

Qatar meanwhile pledged those nations' citizens will have "complete freedom" to stay in the energy-rich country. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah said in a statement carried by the state-run KUNA news agency Sunday that unity among Gulf Arab countries "was paramount to the people of the region". Lire la suite »

US helps fight militants in Philippines

Following a U.S. embassy announcement on Saturday that Pentagon Special Forces would provide non-combat logistical military support to the beleaguered Philippine Army in their desperate fight against extremist militias in the country's south, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Sunday that he did not ask for the assistance . Lire la suite »

UK Election 2017: A Hung Parliament In Britain? What Happens Next

There have been few clues as to how May might shake up her administration, but the Prime Minister, who campaigned under the mantra "strong and stable", announced that she would retain five key Cabinet ministers in their posts. Others have also said a Conservative-DUP deal could endanger Northern Ireland's peace settlement, which relies on the British government being a neutral arbiter between those who want the province to remain in the United Kingdom and those who want it to become part of ... Lire la suite »

Ex-minister: May is a 'dead woman walking'

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Earlier, Downing Street had said a preliminary agreement had already been secured. The DUP is similar to the "religious right" in the USA and takes a hard-line stance on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion. "On economic issues, like pretty much all Northern Irish parties, they want to have their cake and eat it", he said. With the new government set to present its legislative programme to parliament on June 19, the clock is ticking on efforts to bolster the Conservatives' ... Lire la suite »

Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat

Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among core voters. "I feel energised by this result because I know we can build on it". "Theresa May is certainly the strongest leader that we have at the moment", lawmaker David Jones told the BBC. Lire la suite »

Senate panel heads back reauthorizing intel law

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The nation's intelligence chiefs, facing questions from Congress one day before former FBI Director James Comey provides his first public account of the events leading up to his firing, declined to describe conversations with President Donald Trump but said they had not been directed to do anything they considered illegal or felt pressured to do so. Lire la suite »

Philippines' Duterte says didn't seek US support in Marawi city siege

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday grudgingly thanked the U.S. for its assistance . "The names of fearless soldiers who died fighting in Marawi City will be flashed on TV and read over the radio, with the sound of taps, at 12 noon as a tribute to their heroism for making the ultimate sacrifice for the flag and the country we dearly love", Abella said. Lire la suite »