• Scotland job rejected as Martin O'Neill opts to stay put

    Scotland job rejected as Martin O'Neill opts to stay put

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    The 48-year-old was the Scottish FA's top target to replace Gordon Strachan , who left the post in October after the country's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The Scots had laid a reported four-year deal on the table for O'Neill - who lives with his family in Edinburgh to sign - however he has opted to see out the remaining two years of his deal with Northern Ireland .
  • Parties play blame game on Capitol Hill over U.S. government shutdown

    Parties play blame game on Capitol Hill over U.S. government shutdown

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    The Senate measure now goes to the House, where it needs only a simple majority. At the U.S. Capitol, a group of bipartisan senators met on Monday morning in search of a deal but came out disagreeing on whether progress was made. Certain agencies are exempt, including the U.S. Postal Service, so delivery of mail continues. Markets have absorbed the shutdown drama over the last week, and on Monday morning world stocks and US bond markets largely shrugged off Washington's standoff even as ...
  • Menace in Venice… outrage at £1k fish and steak meal

    Menace in Venice… outrage at £1k fish and steak meal

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    A HUMAN RIGHTS group has attacked authorities in Venice after a restaurant charged three young tourists more than £1,000 for three steaks, fried fish and water. Mr Gasparinetti added that three of the students from the same group had recently sat down for a meal in another Venice restaurant that hit headlines when a British tourist wrote to the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, to complain about sky-high prices.
  • Trump's ideas may force the introspection Davos needs

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    The World Economic Forum draws top politicians and business leaders from around the globe. Trump is slated to become the first sitting US president to attend the forum since Bill Clinton participated in 2000. Trump is scheduled to speak on Friday. Oxfam, which has sought for several years sought to highlight the problem of inequality on the eve of the World Economic Forum, said that without action, the populist and nationalist tides around the world will only become more acute.
  • JMMC lauds Oman's efforts to support oil prices

    JMMC lauds Oman's efforts to support oil prices

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    The oil market still isn't fully re-balanced, though ministers from OPEC and allied producers agreed on Sunday in Muscat that their cuts pact is working, Russia's Novak said . Rival suppliers would be handed the entire 1.3 million barrel-a-day expansion in the global oil market this year, and USA crude output could overtake that of Saudi Arabia and even get close to Russia, IEA data show.
  • Pence: US Embassy to Transfer to Jerusalem by Finish of 2019

    Pence: US Embassy to Transfer to Jerusalem by Finish of 2019

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    Jerusalem is claimed as a capital by both Israelis and Palestinians . Another thing that they have done recently is decide to cut aid to Palestinian refugees and the USA contribution to Palestinian refugees. Pence has received a warm welcome in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recognize Jerusalem . Each country, of course, will decide on its own how far to go toward recognizing a true Palestinian state or simply encouraging negotiations on a two-state ...
  • Rift between US, Turkey widens as Ankara presses Syrian offensive

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    The U.S., following its NATO partner Turkey, had declared the PKK as a terrorist organisation. Heather Nauert, spokeswoman for the US Department of State, said on Sunday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with his Turkish and Russian counterparts on the phone and called against an escalation in fighting in northern Syria.
  • Shah Rukh Khan conferred with Crystal Awards in Davos

    Shah Rukh Khan conferred with Crystal Awards in Davos

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    Another feather is to be added to the success cap of Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday as he would be honoured with prestigious 24th annual Crystal Award which is part of the World Economic Forum's 48th annual meeting. He has also been responsible for the creation of specialised children's hospital wards and has supported child care centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Audio of Paul's 911 call released

    Audio of Paul's 911 call released

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    Attorney Matt Baker said his client is "a good and a decent person" who made a "big mistake". They say the motive was, as Boucher's lawyers stated earlier , a dispute over Paul's lawn care style. Paul did not see Boucher coming until the last second and was "unable to brace for the impact", the plea document said. Paul , a former presidential candidate, was attacked November 3 while mowing his lawn at his home in Bowling Green.
  • Suspect In London Van Attack On Muslims 'ticking time bomb'

    Suspect In London Van Attack On Muslims 'ticking time bomb'

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    A number of men tried to stop the driver from escaping by keeping him pinned to the ground as he was heard to say, "I want to kill more Muslims", Mr Rees said. That attack came the month after a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester killed 22 people. Police also found a video - believed to be fake - showing Muslims celebrating following the Paris terror attack.
  • Senate advances bill to reopen federal government

    Senate advances bill to reopen federal government

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    The government , it says, shall " make available by decree the funds needed to meet commitments already voted for ". "And I think we're never going to get there as long as we embrace concepts that can not possibly get 60 votes". Democrats appear to have jumped on board after two days of negotiations that ended with new reassurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the Senate will consider immigration proposals in the coming weeks.
  • 'Saturday Night Live' mocks President Trump's physical exam

    'Saturday Night Live' mocks President Trump's physical exam

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    Bennett's Jackson then said that it was in his "expert medical opinion" that the President has "a rockin' bod with a ideal amount of cushion for the pushing". Dr. Jackson added that based on the clinical information he has on Trump and his year of observing the President, "I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues".
  • White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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    The blame game was in full force this weekend, with President Donald Trump tweeting about how the shutdown began with the first anniversary of his inauguration: "Democrats wanted to give me a nice present". Stephanopoulos had asked if Trump would support a guaranteed vote on DACA - the Obama era protection offered to qualified young undocumented people that Trump ended on September 5 - in exchange for a government funding bill.
  • AIG in $5.5B deal for Validus Holdings

    AIG in $5.5B deal for Validus Holdings

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    Global insurance giant AIG announced recently that it will acquire all the outstanding common shares of Validus Holdings for nearly $5.6 billion, which includes taking control of the Validus third-party and insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment management unit, AlphaCat Managers (AlphaCat).
  • Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

    Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

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    Saturday (11:30 a.m. ET) and were still trading fire with Afghan special forces Sunday morning, with gunfire intensifying about 4 a.m. Sunday, TOLO reported. In a statement, the Security Council President for the month of January, Kairat Umarov from Kazakhstan, said its members have condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul , Afghanistan , on January 20.