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President Donald Trump's standoff with Democrats over a border wall has dragged the US into the longest-ever government shutdown. Both sides appear to be dug in, so how might it end? Mr Trump continues to call the border a national security crisis while Democrats say he is holding America hostage over an exaggerated threat. As the nation waits for Washington to...
Portuguese police say a man has been detained in Hungary and media reports suggest he is a suspect in the hacking of documents from football clubs. The 30-year-old Portuguese, who has not been officially named, was detained with electronic equipment in the capital, Budapest, where he lives. The man is believed to be linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website. He is...
Ethnic violence in western Democratic Republic of Congo left at least 890 dead over just three days last month, the UN says. "Credible sources" say clashes between Banunu and Batende communities took place in four villages in Yumbi, the UN Human Rights Office says. Most of the area's population has reportedly been displaced. Voting in the 30 December presidential election was postponed...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has left for the United States for a “regular medical check up”, following a kidney transplant last year, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The minister, 66, is expected to present this government’s last budget on Feb. 1 before Prime Minister Narendra seeks a re-election in...
(Reuters) - The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school’s president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue. The plan to remove the statue’s base and commemorative plaques was outlined by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Gold prices held steady on Tuesday, supported by market expectations of fewer interest rate hikes in the year by the U.S. Federal Reserve, while a bounce in Chinese equities stoked interest in riskier assets. Spot gold edged about 0.1 percent lower to $1,290.80 per ounce at 0401 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were unchanged at $1,291.4 an...
MILAN (Reuters) - Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik scored one goal and provided an assist for another as his side beat Sassuolo 2-0 in a niggly Coppa Italia round of 16 tie on Sunday. In a game of seven yellow cards, Napoli went ahead in the 15th minute when Lorenzo Insigne’s cross was parried by Sassuolo goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo and the...
PARIS (Reuters) - Olympique de Marseille’s poor run continued as they were held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw by fellow strugglers AS Monaco in a tense atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday. “Officials, coach, players, you are the shame of Marseille,” a banner read in the South curve of the stadium after OM were knocked out of the...
SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Injury-hit Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday, earning their first La Liga win of the year thanks to a late free kick from substitute Dani Ceballos to return to the top four. Luka Modric had given Real the lead in the 18th minute, lashing a loose ball home from the edge...
(Reuters) - Following is reaction to Andy Murray’s announcement on Friday that this year’s Australian Open could be his last tournament as a professional: FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE BILLIE JEAN KING “@andy_murray You are a champion on and off the court. So sorry you cannot retire on your own terms, but remember to look to the future. “Your greatest impact on the...

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