British PM Johnson says Brexit deal feasible in July

BRUSSELS/LONDON (REUTERS) - Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday (June 15) that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch a deal, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting an agreement could be reached in July with "a bit of oomph". With a status-quo transition deal set to run … Continue reading British PM Johnson says Brexit deal feasible in July

Gender no issue for Bronze in England women’s manager choice

London (AFP) Lucy Bronze believes gender should not be a factor when it comes to selecting a successor to Phil Neville as England women's coach. Former Manchester United and England defender Neville is set to step down next year with the English Football Association looking to appoint a replacement to lead the team into the … Continue reading Gender no issue for Bronze in England women’s manager choice

Mexico ready to sell gasoline to Venezuela for ‘humanitarian’ reasons

Mexico City (AFP) Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday his government was ready to help ease Venezuela's gasoline shortage for humanitarian reasons despite pressure from the United States. The leftist president said crisis-worn Caracas had not requested Mexican help but "in the event that it made the request to us and it was … Continue reading Mexico ready to sell gasoline to Venezuela for ‘humanitarian’ reasons

Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chase

Madrid (AFP) Sevilla suffered a setback in their bid to qualify for next season's Champions League group stage as a late own goal by Diego Carlos allowed visiting Levante to grab a 1-1 draw on Monday. Julen Lopetegui's side, who sit third in La Liga, hold a five-point lead over fifth-placed Getafe, although their closest … Continue reading Late own goal sees Sevilla stutter in Champions League chase

Brazil education minister fined for going maskless

Brasília (AFP) Brazil's education minister has been fined for failing to wear a face mask at a rally for President Jair Bolsonaro, who has himself repeatedly flouted Brasilia's masks-in-public rule amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abraham Weintraub, one of the far-right president's most controversial ministers, appeared at a rally organized by Bolsonaro supporters Sunday. Brazilian Education … Continue reading Brazil education minister fined for going maskless

Oscars Postponed Two Months So Filmmakers Can Finish, Release Films Delayed By Coronavirus

TOPLINE Coronavirus’s latest disruption to Hollywood: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that due to the pandemic, it will delay the 2021 Oscars ceremony to April 25 from February 28 and extend the eligibility window to be more flexible for filmmakers. HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: In this [+] A.M.P.A.S. VIA GETTY IMAGES … Continue reading Oscars Postponed Two Months So Filmmakers Can Finish, Release Films Delayed By Coronavirus

Trump To Hold Rally For Jeff Sessions’ Opponent, Who’s Already Way Ahead In The Polls: Report

TOPLINE President Donald Trump will head to the hometown of his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions next month to hold a rally for Sessions’ opponent in the Republican Senate runoff—former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville—who already has a strong lead in polling over Sessions, as the former Attorney General looks to reclaim the seat he … Continue reading Trump To Hold Rally For Jeff Sessions’ Opponent, Who’s Already Way Ahead In The Polls: Report

4 Days In A Row—Texas Sets Coronavirus Hospitalization Record Yet Again

TOPLINE For the fourth day running, the Texas Department of Health on Monday reported the highest number of coronavirus patients in hospitals since the pandemic began, while the state has seen a surge in cases and the number of people testing positive for the virus. LUBBOCK, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 05: The American flag [+] GETTY … Continue reading 4 Days In A Row—Texas Sets Coronavirus Hospitalization Record Yet Again

Biden Brings In $80.8 Million In May, His Best Fundraising Month Of The 2020 Election

TOPLINE The campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden announced Monday that they raised over $80 million in May, their largest monthly haul of the campaign and a sign that the coronavirus pandemic has not dampened his fundraising as some Democrats worried it would. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice [+] AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES KEY … Continue reading Biden Brings In $80.8 Million In May, His Best Fundraising Month Of The 2020 Election

Cowboys Superstar Ezekiel Elliott Tests Positive For Coronavirus

TOPLINE The agent for Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has confirmed that the running back recently tested positive for the coronavirus, according to NFL Network reporters Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Ezekiel Elliott [+] GETTY IMAGES KEY FACTS On Monday morning, Rapoport tweeted that "several" players from the two NFL teams located in Texas, the … Continue reading Cowboys Superstar Ezekiel Elliott Tests Positive For Coronavirus

EBay ‘Safety’ Team Charged With Harassing Couple By Sending A ‘Fetal Pig’ In The Post

Six former eBay employees sought to “take down’” the editor and publisher of a newsletter about the famous online auction site in a wild cyberstalking campaign that saw the accused send a preserved fetal pig, a bloodied pig halloween mask and a funeral wreath  to their targets, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday. … Continue reading EBay ‘Safety’ Team Charged With Harassing Couple By Sending A ‘Fetal Pig’ In The Post

Irish parties reach draft coalition deal with rotating PM

Dublin (AFP) Three Irish parties are set to govern in coalition with a rotating prime minister after agreeing a draft deal on Monday, shutting Sinn Fein out of office despite their surge at the polls. Four months after a landmark election, the largest party in parliament, Fianna Fail, said it had "signed off on the … Continue reading Irish parties reach draft coalition deal with rotating PM