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Brexit: David Davis says the EU must compromise too

Media playback is unsupported on your device David Davis has said the EU must be willing to give ground too if further progress in Brexit talks is to be made. He told the BBC the UK has “been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back”, insisting that “nothing comes for nothing”. Many EU countries want to move on in the talks because they can see how it important it is to their economies, he told political editor Laura Kuenssberg. But he said this needed support from 27 ...

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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON (Reuters) – The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013. The Old Vic Theatre is seen in London, Britain November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner The theater was reporting on the findings of an investigation it launched on Oct. 31. Richard Miskella, a lawyer from the firm Lewis Silkin who conducted the investigation on behalf of ...

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Jones 'conduct detrimental' to league, NFL says

11:06 PM ET ESPN news services NEW YORK — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter, which accuses Jones of sabotaging the negotiations, was sent to David Boies on Wednesday. Jones hired Boies and threatened to sue the NFL if Goodell’s contract extension was approved by the compensation committee, made up of six owners. All 32 ...

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2's Loot Boxes “Are Not Gambling,” EA Says

Following the news today that Belgium’s gambling authority is investigating Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (and Overwatch) to determine if the game’s loot box system constitutes gambling, publisher Electronic Arts has now responded. In a statement to GameSpot, EA says in no uncertain terms, “The crate mechanics of Star Wars: Battlefront II are not gambling.” Here is the statement in full: “Creating a fair and fun game experience is of critical importance to EA. The crate mechanics of Star Wars Battlefront II are not gambling. A player’s ability to succeed in ...

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Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Zimbabwean military’s takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe “seems like a coup”, key regional bloc the African Union says. Its head, Alpha Conde, said the AU demands an immediate return to constitutional order. The military denies staging a coup, saying that Mr Mugabe is safe and that it was acting against “criminals” surrounding him. Their move follows a power struggle over who might replace Mr Mugabe. His vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa was fired last week, making Mr Mugabe’s wife Grace ...

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EA Teases New Action Game, Says It Has Never-Before-Seen Gameplay Elements

Back in 2015, publishing giant Electronic Arts started to talk about its ambition to make “gigantic,” GTA-style action games. EA’s new studio, Motive, is working on one of these games under the direction of Assassin’s Creed director Jade Raymond. We still don’t know much about this game, but EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has now teased it. Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Conference this week, Jorgensen said this game has a “lot of new, interesting gameplay that I don’t think anyone’s seen ever seen before.” The executive also spoke generally ...

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Theresa May says Brexit deal will help 'counter' Russia threat

The successful completion of a Brexit trade deal will help counter the threat posed by Russia to European security, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. She cited the use of disinformation and cyber warfare and Russia’s alleged meddling in elections as proof of its aim to “undermine free societies”. The UK did not want “perpetual confrontation” with Russia but would protect its interests, she added. The UK wants a new security treaty with the EU after it leaves in 2019. The UK government, which earlier this year reinforced its military ...

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Mnuchin says most in middle class will get tax break

Mnuchin: Some middle class Americans may see tax hikes President Trump’s Treasury secretary says most middle income Americans will get a tax break under the Republican plan brewing in Congress. But he stopped short of saying that break would be for all of them. “By simplifying the code, we’re putting everybody on a level playing field,” Steven Mnuchin told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on Sunday. “For most people — and, again, it may not be 100 percent, but by far the majority — both the House ...

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Trump says Putin insulted by US election meddling claim

President Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “You can only ask so many times… he said he absolutely did not meddle in our election,” the US president said. Mr Putin later dismissed the allegations as “political infighting”. The US intelligence community has already concluded that Russia tried to sway the poll in favour of Mr Trump. The US justice department has appointed special investigator Robert Mueller to examine any ...

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No alternative but to sack Carl Sargeant says Carwyn Jones

Media playback is unsupported on your device First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he had no alternative but to sack Carl Sargeant following allegations about his conduct. Mr Sargeant’s body was found on Tuesday, four days after he was dismissed as communities minister and suspended from the Welsh Labour party. It is understood he took his own life but Mr Jones said he had acted “by the book” over the matter. He said he would try to provide answers which Mr Sargeant’s family deserved. There has been criticism of the ...

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