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England 1966 great, Irish football icon Jack Charlton diesJack Charlton, a member of the England 1966 World Cup winning side and who went on to become a cult hero in Ireland, has died aged 85, his family announced on Saturday.Charlton -- elder brother of his fellow World Cup winning team-mate Bobby -- was an integral part of the great Don Revie managed Leeds ...
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Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone's prison sentencePresident Donald Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election.Trump’s decision to commute Stone’s sentence just days before he was due to report to prison marked the ...
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Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemicThe president of Emirates said the Middle Eastern airline is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is the first time the world's biggest long-haul carrier has disclosed how many jobs will be lost.Prior to the crisis, Emirates had 60,000 staff.Sir Tim Clark said the airline had already cut ...
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Kim’s sister says ‘no need’ for another US-N Korea summitThe powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday there was “no need” for another summit with the United States unless Washington offered a “decisive change” in approach.Kim and US President Donald Trump first met in Singapore two years ago but talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal have been stalled since their Hanoi ...
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VAR in the dock as Man Utd down Villa, Spurs frustratedManchester United were given a controversial helping hand by VAR in their 3-0 win at Aston Villa, while Tottenham suffered fresh frustration at the hands of the review system in their 0-0 draw at Bournemouth on Thursday.United were far too strong for lowly Villa, but their opening goal came from a dubious penalty that left ...
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US mortgage rates slip to a record low 3.03% for 30-year loansU.S. mortgage rates have fallen again, topping the sixth record low since the coronavirus pandemic spread to global markets since March.The popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage average averaged 3.03%, the lowest in the previous series since 1971, according to a Thursday report by Freddie Mac. The previous record was at a low of 3.07%, and it ...
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IMF warns global public debt, fiscal deficits to reach all-time highA top IMF official on Friday warned that the global public debt is expected to exceed 100 per cent of the GDP in 2020-21, and the average overall fiscal deficit is expected to soar to 14 per cent of the GDP in 2020, pointing out that never have public debt and deficits risen so high ...
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Myanmar urged to ensure voting rights, restore citizenship for RohingyaThe government of Myanmar should ensure all voting-age Rohingya—including Rohingyas in Bangladesh—have the right to vote, said Fortify Rights on Friday as Myanmar is heading for next national elections. “Rohingya voted in past elections, and they should have the right to vote in November,” said Matthew Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Fortify Rights.“Mass absentee voting is ...
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Bolivian president contracts coronavirus Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite.Three Cabinet ministers in the administration of Bolivian leader Jeanine Áñez have also tested positive for the virus, ...
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Instagram apologizes to Bella Hadid for removing Palestinian father postInstagram has apologised to Palestinian-Dutch supermodel Bella Hadid after she criticised the social media platform for removing a post she shared that showed a picture of her father's passport with his birthplace listed as Palestine.According to Page Six, a United States-based news outlet, a spokesperson for Instagram's parent company Facebook said the photo should not ...
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