Islamic State group: Turkey and US ‘ready to invade capital’

Islamic State group: Turkey and US ‘ready to invade capital’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Raqqa is considered the IS militants’ de facto capital and its loss would be a huge blow Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. Mr Erdogan said US President Barack Obama floated […]

Apple tax ruling ‘must not stand’ says Enda Kenny

Apple tax ruling ‘must not stand’ says Enda Kenny

Image copyright RTE Image caption Enda Kenny said his government would appeal the European ruling with every expectation of success The European Commission ruling on Apple’s Irish tax payments is damaging to Ireland and could not be allowed to stand, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The Dáil (parliament) is debating the European ruling that the […]

US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea

US says Russian jet flew 10ft from plane over Black Sea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russia says its SU-27 fighter jets were trying to identify the US plane The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft (3m) of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea. US officials described the intercept by the SU-27 jet on Wednesday as “dangerous and […]

Islamic State group: Turkey and US ‘ready to invade capital’

Islamic State group: Turkey and US ‘ready to invade capital’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Raqqa is considered the IS militants’ de facto capital and its loss would be a huge blow Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested he and the US are ready to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. Mr Erdogan said US President Barack Obama floated […]

Apple’s iPhone 7 ditches traditional headphone socket

Apple’s iPhone 7 ditches traditional headphone socket

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 7 at the California launch The iPhone 7 will not have a traditional headphone socket. Apple said its lightning connector could be used instead, which would make room for other components. It will also promote the use of wireless earphones, and […]

Sony reveals PS4 Pro with 4K graphics

Sony reveals PS4 Pro with 4K graphics

Image copyright Sony Sony has announced a more powerful version of its PlayStation 4 console at an event in New York. The PS4 Pro will be able to render games with ultra-high definition 4K graphics, more detailed than 1080p HD. A cosmetically redesigned, slimmer PlayStation 4 was also announced and will be sold at a […]

PS4 Pro: A generational leap or misstep?

PS4 Pro: A generational leap or misstep?

Image copyright Sony Image caption On Wednesday, Sony showcased its upgraded PS4 model – the PS4 Pro Three years after Sony launched its PlayStation 4 and dragged the games market out of a sales slump, the company is taking its machine along an uncharted path. On Wednesday, at the PlayStation Theatre in New York – […]

Microsoft’s UK data centres power up cloud services

Microsoft’s UK data centres power up cloud services

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Offering cloud services from within the UK may help convince clients that their data is secure Microsoft has announced that its first UK cloud computing data centres are up and running. The facilities are located in London, Durham and Cardiff. They should help the US company sell its online services […]

US election: Trump pledges big US military expansion

Media captionDonald Trump: “I’m here to talk to you about three crucial words…peace through strength” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he will expand all areas of the US military if he wins November’s election. Mr Trump called for more troops, more planes and more boats at a rally in Philadelphia. He also wants […]

Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ dress to be sold

Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ dress to be sold

Image copyright REX/Shutterstock Image caption Marilyn Monroe’s seductive performance has gone down in history The flesh-coloured dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she breathlessly sang Happy Birthday to President John F Kennedy in 1962, is to be auctioned. She wore it to his 45th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York, but the garment […]