Storm Dennis to strengthen into bomb cyclone before battering Europe

Storm Dennis exploded into a “bomb cyclone” during the early-morning hours on Thursday as the looming weather system poses a new windstorm threat for Europe just days after deadly Storm Ciara triggered widespread travel disruptions from the United Kingdom to Germany.Storm Dennis was officially named by the UK Met Office on Tuesday, making it the fourth-named…

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Doomsday Is Now Simply 100 Seconds Away

Photo: GettyWe are 100 seconds to midnight, which means doomsday has never been closer. Deadass.On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the clock 20 seconds closer to midnight aka the end of civilization. The last move forward was 2018 when the world reached two minutes to midnight amid threats of climate change, nuclear…

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Ireland Just Bucked Europe’s Right-Wing Trend by Electing Left-Wing Nationalists Sinn Féin

CORK, Ireland — Ireland on Saturday bucked the European trend of supporting populist, right-wing groups by spectacularly backing the left-wing, nationalist Sinn Féin party, making them the most popular political party in the country. The seismic shift could result in a referendum on reunifying the country after 99 years. While many seats have yet to…

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Brexit: Europeans aim to uncertain future as UK leaves EU

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpanish guitarist Antonio De Mata, who plays for Benidorm tourists, explains what Brexit means to him Forty-seven years ago, in 1973, the UK joined an organisation that aimed to bring European nations closer together.The British people voted two years later to remain in what became the European…

The UK’s ‘colonial’ view of the world means it will lose to the EU in Brexit trade talks says Leo Varadkar

Britain’s “colonial history” meant it misunderstood Ireland and the EU in Brexit talks, according to Ireland’s leader Leo Varadkar.The Taoiseach said that the UK expected the EU’s other big countries to tell Ireland “what’s what.”Varadkar said that it would be difficult to strike a new free trade deal before December 2020.He said that it could…

From the battling pride of Ireland to MMA’s Jekyll and Hyde: Why Dublin began turning its back on Conor McGregor

After a pattern of violent incidents in 2018 and 2019, Dublin MMA fans began to turn against Conor McGregor.The New York Times also reported two separate sexual assault allegations against McGregor last year, which he denies. “Guys, I have done nothing wrong,” he told the Las Vegas media this week.McGregor is in Vegas for his…

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Google is buying Pointy, a startup that helps brick-and-mortar retailers list products online

Google has been on a long-term mission to build inroads into the world of e-commerce by working more closely with brick-and-mortar retailers, and now it looks like it plans to extend that work a little further. The search giant is acquiring Pointy, a startup out of Dublin, Ireland, which has built hardware and software technology…

Illinois sees 8th-straight record tourism development in 2018

Illinois saw an eighth-straight year of record tourism growth in 2018, attracting more than 117 million visitors in 2018. The state released the data Tuesday ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. U.S. Travel Association numbers show visitors to Illinois spent $41.7 billion over the previous year. That’s a more than 5% increase in visitor…

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