• Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios
Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios

The Argentine 24th seed endeared with his astonishingly powerful groundstrokes before Nadal prevailed 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in nearly four hours on Rod Laver Arena. "We had a lot of tough rallies so I was really glad how I stayed in there mentally". "I'd never won a match on this court". Nadal's experience ultimately told as he booked a last...

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  • Germany's Social Democrats maintain crunch vote at this time
Germany's Social Democrats maintain crunch vote at this time

The CSU leader even explained in the interview that he's not swayed by polls showing that the Grand Coalition can barely count on 50 percent support among voters. Had the Social Democrats voted against opening negotiations, Merkel would have faced forming a minority government - which she has indicated she is not interested in doing - or a new ...

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  • Russian calls United States defence strategy 'confrontational'
Russian calls United States defence strategy 'confrontational'

I have sat behind Secretary Rumsfeld when he came here and said you are going to have to pay more; you can't expect the Americans to keep doing this. Mr Dov Zakheim, senior fellow at CNA Corporation and former U.S. "Concurrently, Russia seeks veto authority over nations on its periphery in terms of their governmental, economic and diplomatic deci...

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  • Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless United Kingdom pays into European Union budget
Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless United Kingdom pays into European Union budget

On his first visit to the United Kingdom this week, President Macron signed a treaty with the Prime Minister to speed up the processing of migrants in Calais. Speaking to Marr, he warned that the United Kingdom could not "cherry-pick" the elements it wanted. Mrs May has committed the United Kingdom to leaving the single market, but Mr Macron ...

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  • John Worboys: Government will not challenge release of black cab rapist
John Worboys: Government will not challenge release of black cab rapist

The parole board said it noted the government's decision not to proceed with judicial review proceedings and welcomed the expansion of the review. Firstly because the Parole Board is the MoJ's creation and he can not therefore challenge his own rules.

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  • GST, demonetisation not the one achievements of our govt: PM Modi
GST, demonetisation not the one achievements of our govt: PM Modi

On 22 January, PM Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Swiss President Berset. "This is occurring at a time when India's attractiveness as an economy has grown", he stated. These 60 companies are across 26 different sectors. "If it had been a country it would have been the fifth largest in the world". Speaking about various government scheme...

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  • Democrats and Republicans at odds as government shutdown looms
Democrats and Republicans at odds as government shutdown looms

The House passed the bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), in a 230-197 vote. Republicans , including the president , yesterday pre-emptively blamed Democrats for any failure to reach an agreement on a funding measure and ensuring government shutdown .

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  • Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Maps, Weapons and More Revealed
Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Maps, Weapons and More Revealed

The Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC will add new challenges allowing players to unlock weapons and specializations. The bloody, muddy hell of Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian clash of Caporetto portray two of the most infamous battles of World War 1, where you'll go over the top to conquer bitterly-contested ground.

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  • Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation Into The 2016 Election
Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation Into The 2016 Election

Twitter on Friday said the number of Russia-linked accounts firing off tweets evidently aimed at the USA election in 2016 was more widespread than initially determined. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. That's a tiny amount compared to Twitter's estimated 69...

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  • Roy Halladay had morphine in his body during deadly plane crash
Roy Halladay had morphine in his body during deadly plane crash

The coroner ruled the cause of death as blunt trauma. Halladay died on November 7, 2017, while piloting his ICON A5 plane, which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. The retired ballplayer had trace amounts of morphine and amphetamine along with an intoxicating level of the sedative zolpidem, commonly known as Ambien, in hi...

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  • Brexit: EU chief suggests United Kingdom should rejoin EU using Article 49
Brexit: EU chief suggests United Kingdom should rejoin EU using Article 49

But Keir Starmer, Brexit spokesman for the main opposition Labour party, said ministers ignored its concerns and the bill was "still not fit for purpose". The Commission ordered Apple to pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in August 2016 and has since taken Dublin to court over its delays in recovering the money.

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  • Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox observance of the Epiphany
Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox observance of the Epiphany

Asked whether the water was too cold, Putin replied, "No, it's great". Then wearing just swimming trunks, he lowered himself into a hole cut in the ice, puffing slightly and crossing himself, a crucifix hanging around his neck. 7. However a Government spokesperson told the Tass state news agency that he has been observing the ritual in private ...

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  • Dems say Schachtner senate win is a sign of things to come
Dems say Schachtner senate win is a sign of things to come

Republican Sheila Harsdorf had held that seat since 2001 but stepped down a year ago. Schachtner, who will be sworn in February 13 in Madison, also said her message calling for treatment for people suffering from addiction and more access to mental and physical health care resonated with 10th District voters.

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  • Donald Trump Dumps on 'Dicky Durbin' for Blowing Up DACA Deal
Donald Trump Dumps on 'Dicky Durbin' for Blowing Up DACA Deal

Trump has been accused of using the word "shithole" to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last Thursday with a bipartisan group of six senators. Yet, a few days later his bipartisanship was all forgotten when reports said he asked why we were accepting immigrants from "s***hole" countries like Haiti and not accepting mo...

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  • Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit
Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Petersburg, ' including Glavset, an alleged successor of the Internet Research Agency, and the Federal News Agency, a reported propaganda 'media farm, ' according to Russian investigative journalists", the Senate report said. The London-based Russian Embassy took the opportunity to cite history's most famous scientist Albert Einstein, quoting him...

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  • United States unwelcome to participate in Syria's rebuilding process: Foreign Ministry
United States unwelcome to participate in Syria's rebuilding process: Foreign Ministry

Tillerson pushed for free, transparent elections, believing them to be an end to the Assad regime. "Responsible change may not come as immediately as some hope for, but rather through an incremental process of constitutional reform and UN-supervised elections.

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  • Birmingham To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham's original bid for the games was originally rejected as the Commonwealth Games Federation deemed it to be "non-compliant". The CGF ripped up the contract with the South African city earlier this year when financial milestones were missed, then quickly organized a process to find a replacement city that could organize with new, tighter...

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  • Qatari royal 'held' in UAE flies to Kuwait
Qatari royal 'held' in UAE flies to Kuwait

King's College London academic, Andreas Krieg, said he thought the allegation that Qatar intercepted Emirati airliners was "fake news" and that the country had no incentive to breach International Air Transport Association (IATA) rules. Even if an Emirates passenger jet had flown over Qatar, this wouldn't be grounds for an interception. MoFAIC re...

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  • Eagles coaches show players 'Minneapolis Miracle' to open Vikings week
Eagles coaches show players 'Minneapolis Miracle' to open Vikings week

Led by the indefatigable duo of coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, they've already collected five Lombardi trophies, including one previous year. Fletcher Cox dominated the line of scrimmage against the Falcons , and defensive Brandon Graham excelled next to them. The season would be a tough one for Bradford as he played in 14 games...

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  • Amazon Echo goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month
Amazon Echo goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

Amazon Music also has an introductory deal, with the company offering a free 90-day trial period, triple the standard 30-day trial period. The smart home devices will also enable users to create or check calendars, set times or alarms, set reminders, create to-do lists, play music, control other smart home devices including lights, thermos...

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  • House Republicans Ate Italian Food While Threatening a Government Shutdown Over Immigration
House Republicans Ate Italian Food While Threatening a Government Shutdown Over Immigration

The BBC reports that the Democrats are seeking protection for around "700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to country as children, known as "Dreamers", after Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program a year ago".

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  • Qatar monitoring situation of royal member 'held' in UAE
Qatar monitoring situation of royal member 'held' in UAE

The UAE General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA), has described the interception by Qatari fighter-planes of a UAE civilian aircraft on a regular and normal flight path to Manama, Bahrain, as "a flagrant and serious threat to the safety of civil aviation and a clear violation of global laws and conventions".

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  • Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment
Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment

Evoking the words of Martin Luther King and the "greatest heroes in this country who spoke out about people who have convenient amnesia or who are bystanders", Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, said Nielsen was "complicit" in the damage done by Trump's reported insult.

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  • Steve Bannon interviewed by Russia probe committee after fall from power
Steve Bannon interviewed by Russia probe committee after fall from power

Separately, Mr Bannon was meeting with the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. Bannon is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, and there has been speculation that he might turn on the president .

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  • Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead in Mitrovica
Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead in Mitrovica

Oliver Ivanović was one of the key politicians in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo. He was taken to a hospital but doctors were unable to save him. The Serbian news agency Tanjug quoted his lawyer as saying he was shot five times. Kosovo, once the core of the medieval Serbian state, experienced increasing tension between the Serbian and Albanian p...

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