Jan 13 2018
Unlike Mr Brokenshire, who inherited a stable Stormont even if he was being asked to negotiate Brexit, new Secretary of State Karen Bradley arrives at a point where there are limited expectations of Stormont returning in the near future.
Conservative MP for Staffordshire Moorlands, Bradley has been secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport since July 2016.
But he said he recognised that he would not "be able to give the effort, energy and complete focus needed at this important time" and therefore believed that "the right thing at this time is for me to stand down from my current responsibilities".
It comes amid the ongoing political crisis in Northern Ireland which has seen the country in limbo without a government for a year.
A spokesman for Fermanagh Sinn Fein said: "We wish James Brokenshire well in the time ahead and hope he has a speedy recovery".
Mrs Karen Bradley also said she was "delighted to be in Belfast".
Responding to Mr Brokenshire by letter, the Prime Mini s ter wrote: "While it is typical of you that your first thought was not for yourself, but for your duties as a cabinet minister and public servant, it is absolutely right that you should put your health first, for your sake and that of your family".
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been seen a favourite for the job but the Prime Minister may find it hard to move him in the midst of an NHS winter crisis which has seen tens of thousands of operations cancelled.
Alabama junior WR Calvin Ridley to enter National Football League draft
At 6-1, 190 pounds, he is viewed by some as the top wide receiver prospect in the draft and a possible first-round pick. Lauderdale, Fla., had a season-high 171 yards receiving in a victory against Mississippi State on November 11.
Oil Prices Hit Three-Year Highs on Growth, Geopolitics
The agreement, which was implemented at the start of 2017, was meant to rein in the global supply glut and raise prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures had risen to US$61.67 a barrel by 9:22 a.m.
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Mr Coveney phoned Mr Brokenshire while on a visit to Cairo to wish him well.
"A key part of my role will be to help build a Northern Ireland that is fit for the future and works for everyone", she said.
He said: "His unwavering commitment - in public and in private - over the a year ago to securing the effective operation of the devolved powersharing institutions in Belfast has been hugely important".
Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire posted a photo of himself on Twitter displaying a jersey for his favorite soccer team, West Ham United.
In November, Brokenshire was forced to begin setting a budget for the province, but he said a return to direct rule could still be avoided.
"I can assure you nobody is more disappointed or indeed frustrated with the fact that we haven't as of yet struck a deal - that we don't have the institutions back live - than all of us in Sinn Féin", she said.
Warm tributes have been paid to Mr Brokenshire, with both political allies and opponents sending him best wishes as he deals with his health issues.
Jan 12 2018
Britain refuses Ecuador's request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status
The UK's rejection of a diplomatic pass comes after Assange tweeted a cryptic picture of him dressed in the colours of Ecuador . But previous year , the Australian, 46, angered Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno by tweeting support for Catalan separatists.
Jan 11 2018
Thirteen people killed in Montecito mudslides
The road is closed from Milpas Street in Santa Barbara at the north end to the junction with State Route 126 in Ventura. Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California , authorities said Tuesday.
Jan 11 2018
SpaceX claims malfunctioning rocket worked just as it was supposed to
Reuters/Scott AudetteThe unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A standard Falcon 9 rocket launch costs about $62 million , and this was SpaceX's third national-security launch.
Jan 10 2018
Paul Ryan says bipartisan talks are ongoing to address DACA
But then a few minutes later, Trump said DACA could come first and reform could come down the road, or immediately after.
Jan 10 2018
Vivo Showcases the World's First Smartphone with an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
While rear-mounted fingerprint scanners are all well and good, there are people who just like it on the front of the smartphone. The world's first smartphone with the under-display fingerprint reader technology is ready to debut the tech industry.
Jan 10 2018
Ibuprofen May Affect Men's Sexual Health, Study Finds
And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility , erectile dysfunction , muscle atrophy and fatigue in men. In addition to limiting fertility, ibuprofen or NSAIDS, may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Jan 09 2018
Google faces racial discrimination lawsuit from fired engineer
The lawsuit was filed in Santa Clara Superior Court by attorneys Harmeet Dhillon, Radveep Grewal and Gregory Michael from Dhillon Law Group .
Jan 09 2018
American Red Cross makes urgent request for blood and platelet donations
A local organization is seeking blood donors after their supply dipped extremely low at the start of the new year. More than 150 drives were canceled across the country, including 10 in NY just last week.
Jan 09 2018
Ally Sheedy calls out Golden Globes for James Franco win
This was in reference to an incident when James Franco tried to pick up a 17-year-old girl on Instagram in 2014. At one point during the news cycle, he tweeted, "I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME".
Jan 09 2018
Firefighters respond to blaze at Trump Tower
A New York Fire Department spokesperson explained: "We had one minor injury to a firefighter - some debris fell on him. Fire trucks could be seen outside of the building just after 7 a.m.as smoke wafted off the roof.
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