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"There are no risky players for me" - Celtic midfielder unconcerned about Zenit

One defeat in their last 12 puts Celtic in decent nick heading into this game. That season Martin O'Neill's side lost to Villarreal in the quarter-finals of European football's second-tier club competition. Zenit's defeat at Celtic Park came in their first competitive game for two months, with the long gap due to the winter break in Russian Federation, and defender Igor Smolnikov claimed that ... [Full Article...]

Turkish military not avoiding civilians in strikes against Syria's Afrin: HRW

Turkish military not avoiding civilians in strikes against Syria's Afrin: HRW Turkey's military said Friday it hit a convoy of weapons and ammunition in the countryside of a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria. The YPG accused Turkey of bombing a convoy of civilians that was crossing into Afrin to protest Turkey's offensive, leading to casualties. [Full Article...]

UK Brexit cabinet 'united', but lingering questions remain

UK Brexit cabinet 'united', but lingering questions remain In January previous year, in a key speech at Lancaster House, Prime Minister May outlined the central tenets of the government's exit strategy which included leaving the customs union. Three weeks after the prime minister said that those coming from the European Union after 29 March 2019, when the transition phase starts, would not have the same rights as those already in the UK, Downing Street is... [Full Article...]

Trump praises Turnbull at White House

Trump praises Turnbull at White House During a joint news conference with Turnbull , Trump said he and his Australian partner are celebrating "100 years of mateship", a century-long relationship that now includes cooperation on counter-terrorism, trade, immigration and efforts to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

His son nearly killed him, now he's begging Texas not to execute

His son nearly killed him, now he's begging Texas not to execute Whitaker was even served his last meal of chicken enchiladas, rice, beans and vegetables. Bart Whitaker will also have to be transferred from death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston to Huntsville, where the executions are carried out. [Full Article...]

Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal

Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal U.S. President Donald Trump , who has repeatedly criticized the Iran deal negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama, recently made a decision to extend a waiver on nuclear sanctions that were imposed on Iran. "The indirect indication is that (actual designs) don't exist", the diplomat said. Implicitly the Times , which avidly backed the deal, was admitting that Iran rather than being cons... [Full Article...]

The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal

The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal Netanyahu, who insists he has done nothing wrong, has faced corruption allegations periodically nearly since first becoming prime minister in 1996. Filber's change of heart could leave the tough-talking Netanyahu at his most vulnerable yet, with one critic writing him off as a "political corpse". [Full Article...]

Top Trump Advisers Mull Departure over Lingering Feud with President

Top Trump Advisers Mull Departure over Lingering Feud with President McMaster to leave for something that qualifies as a promotion, but some at the Pentagon said he's become too political to serve in the military in a major role. "Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" "McMaster, meanwhile, is the person who delivers the news that Trump doesn't want to hear on a daily basis", CNN reported. [Full Article...]

NRA joins call to arm teachers

NRA joins call to arm teachers While this seems like an obvious indictment of Trump's idea that militarizing schools is the best way to prevent mass shootings, the president instead interpreted the guard's failure as evidence that the best solution is to arm teachers instead. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia to Invest $64 bn in Entertainment

Saudi Arabia to Invest $64 bn in Entertainment That "Don Giovanni", "The Marriage of Figaro" or the "Barber of Seville" could soon be soaring through the rafters of a new Riyadh opera house is down to Saudi Arabia's "Vision 2030' project, the plan to diversify its economy and reduce its dependence on oil". [Full Article...]

Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council

Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council There is the path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence. Both sides have suffered, she said in what appeared to be counter-intuitive statement. "I don't think Russian Federation can take any position because it is busy with its own fiascos in the Middle East". In his response to Abbas speech, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, described a h... [Full Article...]

Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking

Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking Of the three countries that were tied with India in 2016, Belarus has moved up to 68th with a score of 44 and China to 77th with a score of 41. While India dropped two notches in the 2017 rankings, its score remained 40 - Transparency International scored India 38 in 2015 and 36 in 2013. [Full Article...]

USA health officials seek to expand short-term health coverage

USA health officials seek to expand short-term health coverage Sen. Chris Murphy also said the Trump administration move is the latest effort to undermine the ACA. Myth #3: Short-Term Health Plans Are Not As Cheap As People Think - Short-term plans are created to serve populations with an immediate need for low-priced coverage, the most common reason being job loss. [Full Article...]

Russian Curlers Stripped of Olympic Bronze for Doping at 2018 Winter Games

Russian Curlers Stripped of Olympic Bronze for Doping at 2018 Winter Games Krushelnitckii finished third in the event representing the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova, but now the medal will likely be reallocated by the International Olympic Committee and World Curling. However, Olympic officials played down a meeting between IOC president Thomas Bach and close Putin aide Igor Levitin in PyeongChang. Adams said Bach and Levitin ... [Full Article...]

Law enforcement dealing with multiple school threats, SHS threat not local

Law enforcement dealing with multiple school threats, SHS threat not local Also Thursday, a social media post directed at "Poly Students" raised concerns at Riverside Poly and Long Beach Poly high schools, as well as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo . "A threatening message on social media was brought to the district's attention and created concern". "It's important to investigate to ensure student safety". [Full Article...]

Twitter's new rules crack down on spambots

Twitter's new rules crack down on spambots In a Wednesday announcement, the company said users can't send out batches of identical tweets or perform simultaneous actions from multiple accounts. Twitter, of course, contests that it's targeting anything except spam and automated accounts. Otherwise the application or service may be suspended. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Deputies will carry rifles on school grounds

Sheriff: Deputies will carry rifles on school grounds The Sheriff said in the press conference that Peterson chose to resign his position after being informed on Thursday that he was under investigation and would be suspended without pay. I mean these families lost their children. Officials also reported Thursday that surveillance footage from the school shooting was not shown live, as responding officers initially thought. [Full Article...]

Bring back Nirav Modi: Rahul to PM

Bring back Nirav Modi: Rahul to PM Today, four years later, no one believes him, the Congress president also said. "Will he not forge hands with BJP after elections and does he dare to refuse PM Modi's diktats of not observing 25th December as Christmas day and instead observe it as Good governance day?" Kicking off the second leg of the campaign in Meghalaya, Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Garobadha of West Garo Hills along w... [Full Article...]

Barclays pulled into the red by PPI claims and Trump tax reforms

Barclays pulled into the red by PPI claims and Trump tax reforms Barclays was the worst-performing bank in the FTSE 100 index in 2017, falling 9% on concerns about both its investment bank and its legal and regulatory troubles. Adjusted profit before tax and material items increased 23% to £4.5bn, which was shy of the £4.7bn consensus. Income from trading fell 18 percent. "We have strong plans in place to address that underperformance in 2018", Staley said. [Full Article...]

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he was briefly detained for organizing protests

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he was briefly detained for organizing protests Moscow, Feb 21 An ally of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to ten days in detention after posting a tweet calling on followers to come to an unauthorised rally last month. Navalny's campaign chief Leonid Volkov was nearly simultaneously detained Thursday at a city airport. At the end of January, Navalny organized a series of rallies attended by thousands to prote... [Full Article...]


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