September 2016


Celtic end Manchester Citys winning run with thrilling Champions League draw

Moussa Dembl scored twice for Celtic and Raheem Sterling scored at either end as Celtic and Manchester City drew 3-3 in an entertaining Champions League game It is probably a measure of Manchester Citys increased expectations that this is the kind of result that now provokes feelings of disappointment for the new regime. It is […]

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Theo Walcott at the double in comfortable Arsenal win against Basel

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott scored both goals in the first half for a 2-0 win against Basel and keep their unbeaten start to the Champions League going Theo Walcotts shoulders slumped a little as the board was hoisted here. The winger stood in the middle of the pitch, hands on hips and disbelief etched across […]

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Donald Trump is an American Ahmadinejad | Michael Axworthy

Whoevers president, the future of US-Iran relations isnt rosy. Trump is populist and unpredictable, but Clintons hawkishness could mean a hardline approach Over the years, Iran has sometimes played a disproportionately large part in US politics. Jimmy Carter blamed the 1979-81 embassy hostage crisis for his failure to secure a second term, and Reagans second […]

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Google-funded loan startup to pay $6.3m for ‘deceptive’ practices

Experts say the LendUp case is significant for firms in the emerging online fintech sector that claim to offer a better alternative to payday loans A Google-funded lending startup will have to pay $6.3m in fines and refunds for a number of deceptive practices, signaling the US governments interest in regulating the growing industry of […]

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Man rescued at sea as mother presumed dead was suspect in grandfather’s killing

Nathan Carman, saved after he said he spent a week adrift when boat sunk, said he had nothing to do with grandfathers death and did all he could to find mother A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect […]

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Colombia’s ELN rebels ready to start peace talks with government

Leftwing rebel group and government had announced peace talks in March, but negotiations have been stymied by rebels continued kidnappings and attacks Colombias leftwing ELN rebels have said they are ready to start formal peace talks with the government and resolve issues that have so far stymied the negotiations announced in March. The ELNs announcement […]

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Environmentalists ‘expected better’ of Trudeau as Canada backs gas project

The Pacific NorthWest LNG project would ship 19m tons a year of frozen, liquefied natural gas to markets in Asia and create jobs, says the government Canadas commitment to fighting climate change has been questioned after the Liberal government, led by as a climate change leader on the world stage while assuring Canadians that the […]

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Former Peru spy chief given another jail sentence for 1993 forced disappearances

Conviction of Vladimiro Montesinos, who executed two students and a professor in federal agency basement, proves there was state terrorism, victims father said Perus former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for the forced disappearance of two students and a university professor, whose bodies were burned in the basement […]

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Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, reports say

Swedish music-streaming service provider could acquire German rival, the Financial Times reports, amid competition with Apple and others to turn profit Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire German rival SoundCloud, the Bloomberg reported in July, citing people familiar with the matter. The FT story did not provide more details. Music-streaming […]

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US imposes sanctions on top DRC officials after election delay

Congolese general and former police official have US assets blocked as about 50 people killed in clashes since President Joseph Kabila postponed vote The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an apparent warning to President Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution of the vast, unstable […]

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