Monthly archives: October, 2017

WEST HAM UNITED VS Brighton

Brighton heaped more pressure on West Ham manager Slaven Bilic with a 3-0 Premier League win at London Stadium, their first away from home this season. Hammers fans booed throughout and thousands left the ground following Brighton’s third goal. The defeat means West Ham slipped to 17th in the table and will drop into the …

Lewis Hamilton top in US GP practice as Vettel struggles

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was in scintillating form as he set the pace for Mercedes in second practice at the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel could manage only third quickest, 0.524 seconds behind the Mercedes, and behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton leads Vettel by 59 points and will take the …

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’

A top Chinese official has claimed several high-ranking members of the Communist Party had plotted to seize power from President Xi Jinping. These party members have since been arrested or jailed in a wide-reaching corruption crackdown launched by Mr Xi. Some observers have said the crackdown was used to conduct a political purge of Mr …

Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Reports of deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated, European Council President Donald Tusk has said after a Brussels summit. Progress was “not sufficient” to begin trade talks with the UK now but that “doesn’t mean there is no progress at all”, he said. EU leaders will discuss the issue internally, paving the way …

Nuclear North Korea is non-negotiable, diplomat says

A North Korea diplomat has said the country’s ballistic nuclear weapons programme is non-negotiable. Choe Son-hui said the US should “be prepared to co-exist with” a nuclear North Korea. She said it was “the only way to secure lasting peace on the Korean peninsula”. CIA director Mike Pompeo earlier warned that North Korea would probably …

Catalan crisis looms large at Spanish prize-giving event

The Catalonia region’s controversial bid for independence has been an unavoidable topic at the prize-giving ceremony for Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias awards. Spain’s King Felipe VI received a standing ovation Friday night after saying in his speech that Catalonia “is and will be an essential part” of Spain. European leaders also made indirect comments …

SNES Classic uses same hardware as NES Classic

When Nintendo launched the NES Classic last year there was almost immediate frustration among consumers as it was impossible to get one. That then turned to anger when Nintendo decided to cease production, stating they didn’t have unlimited resources and lots of projects going on. Nintendo has since announced we will get the NES Classic again next summer, …

US Navy will use Xbox controllers to operate submarine periscopes

The next time you hear “down periscope,” the command may be carried out via an Xbox controller. The U.S. Navy is going to use Microsoft Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes on its newest submarines, Virginia-class submarines, reports say. The new periscopes, which will have high-resolution cameras and large monitors ,will be steered via the …