Tag Archives: talks

Billy Bush talks Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape: 'I wish I had changed the topic'

Trump’s uncensored lewd comments about women from 2005 Billy Bush broke his silence Sunday night about the infamous Donald Trump “Access Hollywood” tape that had Trump making vulgar comments about women, and eventually led to Bush losing his job on “Today.” “Looking back on what was said on that bus, I wish I had changed the topic,” Bush told The Hollywood Reporter. “[Trump] liked TV and competition. I could’ve said, ‘Can you believe the ratings on whatever?’ I didn’t have the strength of character to do it.” In an expansive ...

Read More »

McGregor terms set; talks shift to Mayweather

4:59 AM ET ESPN.com news services UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor says he has signed a “record-breaking deal” to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now, he says, it’s up to Mayweather to do the same to make the megafight happen. “The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on,” McGregor said in a statement to Themaclife.com. “Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await [Mayweather’s adviser] Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.” McGregor did not specify the terms of ...

Read More »

Mnuchin pressed terror financing crackdown at G7 talks

When is something ‘terrorism’? The Trump administration pressed global finance chiefs this weekend on the need to continue working together to combat threats posed by North Korea and Iran and to combat terror financing. After a two-day G7 summit of finance ministers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that significant attention was paid to the issue of how to cut off the flow of money to terrorists. At times, the terror discussions overtook talk of trade during Mnuchin’s conversations with his counterparts at the G7, which represents some of ...

Read More »

Overwatch Director Talks Save/Export For Highlights, Says A Gun-Game Mode Could Come

Last year, Blizzard announced plans to improve Overwatch‘s Highlights feature by allowing players to save and export them. This feature has still not been delivered, but Blizzard now assures that it has not been forgotten. Writing in the game’s forums, director Jeff Kaplan said the save/export feature for Highlights is the current focus one of the smaller development “strike teams” on the wider Overwatch team. “The team is working extremely hard on this and has been for months. Expect more details early this summer,” Kaplan said. Currently, Overwatch archives five ...

Read More »

Champion Snooker Player Talks About How Video Games Impacted His Career

Australian Snooker champion Neil Robertson has opened up on his former video game habits and how playing games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft affected his professional career. Speaking to EuroSport (via Kotaku), the Australian-born Robertson said games like League of Legends are designed to “to over your life.” “You find yourself sitting in front of the computer screen for six, seven or eight hours straight. Which is obviously not healthy,” he said. Robertson stressed that his time spent playing video games didn’t necessarily stop him from winning ...

Read More »

Marvel Boss Confirms Spider-Man For Avengers 4, Talks R-Rated Movies

Spider-Man will be in the next two Avengers movies, it’s been confirmed. He’ll appear in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and the fourth movie in the series, which is due out in 2019. Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed this in an interview attended by The Hollywood Reporter (via IGN). Marvel’s deal with Sony for the Spider-Man movie rights also covers this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and a sequel to that movie, due out in 2019. “That’s as far as it goes for now,” Feige said, leaving open the possibility of the deal ...

Read More »

Total War: Arena Dev Talks Possible Console Edition And Avoiding Pay-To-Win

The next Total War game differentiates itself from those that came before it. Total War: Arena is a free-to-play, online-focused game in the works for PC, made by series studio Creative Assembly. It’s still without a release date, but progress is moving along, and employees from Wargaming–whose Alliance label is working on the game–shared some new insight on the project in an interview with GameSpot today at the WGL APAC event in Taipei. Wargaming producer Jose Edgardo Garcia talked about potentially bringing the game to consoles and how Wargaming is ...

Read More »

Oil jumps on Syria strike; U.S. jobs; China talks

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. U.S. strikes in Syria: Crude oil futures jumped more than 2% overnight to their highest level in a month after the U.S. Navy launched a missile strike on Syria. Prices eased back a little early Friday, with oil trading 1.3% higher. The U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians earlier in the week. Syria is not a major oil exporter, but the U.S. military action creates additional uncertainty ...

Read More »

Syria civil war: UN calls emergency talks after 'gas attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UN Security Council is to hold emergency talks after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left dozens of civilians dead and wounded. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths. Officials in Damascus deny using any such weapons. The attack will overshadow a conference in Brussels at which 70 donor nations will discuss aid efforts in Syria. Delegates want to step up humanitarian access for thousands of ...

Read More »

Gibraltar 'not a bargaining chip' in Brexit talks

Gibraltar says it will not be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations over Brexit. Its chief minister Fabian Picardo says the message that “we want to stay British” needs to be clear in every capital of the European Union. In draft Brexit negotiating guidelines, the EU said any decisions affecting Gibraltar would be run past Spain. Theresa May has said the UK is “committed” to the territory and its sovereignty is not on the table. Gibraltar has accused Spain of manipulating the European Council for its own political interests. ...

Read More »