Bournemouth keeper Begovic replaces Reina at AC Milan

Milan (AFP) AC Milan have signed Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to replace Spaniard Pepe Reina who completed a six-month loan deal to Premier League club Aston Villa on Monday. The 32-year-old Bosnian international has just returned to the Premier League after spending the first half of the season on a temporary deal in Azerbaijan with … Continue reading Bournemouth keeper Begovic replaces Reina at AC Milan

Iraqi leaders privately want US troops – Pompeo

Washington (AFP) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Monday that Iraqi leaders have told him privately they support the US troop presence, despite public appeals for them to leave. The Iraqi parliament last week voted to rescind the invitation to foreign troops after a US strike at the Baghdad airport killed a top general from … Continue reading Iraqi leaders privately want US troops – Pompeo

Canada to get access to recorders from downed plane in Iran

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Monday (Jan 13) that Iranian officials have invited it to participate in analysis of the voice and flight data recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner shot down by a missile that killed 176 people including 57 Canadians. Canada's Transportation Safety chair Kathy Fox holds up a document as she speaks … Continue reading Canada to get access to recorders from downed plane in Iran

Model Gigi Hadid called as potential Weinstein juror

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Dozens of potential jurors showed up on Monday (Jan 13) in a Manhattan courtroom for the rape trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, including model Gigi Hadid. In a photo taken on Nov 6, 2019, US model Gigi Hadid attends the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards at MOMA, in New … Continue reading Model Gigi Hadid called as potential Weinstein juror

Lebanon regains UN voting rights after paying arrears

United Nations (United States) (AFP) Lebanon regained its voting rights at the United Nations after paying outstanding dues it owed the international body, a UN spokesman said Monday. "Lebanon has just made a payment. With this payment Lebanon's voting rights have been fully restored," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In … Continue reading Lebanon regains UN voting rights after paying arrears

Aston Villa sign Reina on loan from AC Milan

London (AFP) Aston Villa announced on Monday they had signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season. Villa boss Dean Smith moved for Reina after the struggling Premier League club's first-choice keeper Tom Heaton was ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Heaton suffered a … Continue reading Aston Villa sign Reina on loan from AC Milan

Marquinhos extends PSG deal until 2024

Paris Saint-Germain have handed defender Marquinhos a new four-and-a-half-year contract. The Brazil international has committed to the French champions until 2024, a two-year extension to his current deal. Marquinhos is the club's vice-captain behind compatriot and fellow centre-back Thiago Silva. He joined the club from Roma in July 2013 and has helped PSG to five … Continue reading Marquinhos extends PSG deal until 2024

Israel’s left-wing parties unite ahead of elections

Jerusalem (AFP) Israel's left-wing Meretz and Labor-Gesher parties announced Monday they have joined forces ahead of March 2 elections to boost their chances against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing base. Israel's political scene is in turmoil ahead of the third national vote in less than a year after neither Netanyahu nor his centrist rival Benny … Continue reading Israel’s left-wing parties unite ahead of elections

Norwich sign Hoffenheim midfielder Rupp

London (AFP) Norwich signed Hoffenheim midfielder Lukas Rupp on Monday for an undisclosed fee reported to be 500,000 euros ($557,000). German Rupp has agreed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Premier League strugglers as manager Daniel Farke returned to the Bundesliga for his side's second signing of the January transfer window. The 29-year-old has played … Continue reading Norwich sign Hoffenheim midfielder Rupp

US to delist China as currency manipulator: Report

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Monday (Jan 13) will formally retract its accusation that China manipulates its currency to gain unfair trade advantages, according to a media report. The United States will formally retract its accusation that China manipulates its currency to gain unfair trade advantages, two days before Beijing and Washington are … Continue reading US to delist China as currency manipulator: Report

US House Speaker Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Democratic-led US House of Representatives is expected to formally send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to help acquit his fellow Republican. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on … Continue reading US House Speaker Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

Democrat Cory Booker drops out of 2020 US presidential race

DES MOINES, IOWA (REUTERS) - US Senator Cory Booker, an African-American candidate who had bemoaned the increasing lack of diversity in the Democratic presidential field, ended his White House campaign on Monday (Jan 13), saying he lacked the money to extend his bid. Mr Cory Booker's departure from the race came one day before the … Continue reading Democrat Cory Booker drops out of 2020 US presidential race