Month: January 2020

Brexiteers slam Irish PM Leo Varadkar over claim Britain is a ‘small country’

Leo Varadkar is facing a furious backlash from Brexiteers today after he taunted that Britain is just a ‘small country’ outside the EU. The Irish leader said the EU would have the ‘upper hand’ in post-Brexit trade talks, which formally begin after Britain leaves on Friday. He warned the bloc would try to force big …

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Asia in mourning for Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash death

The 41-year-old NBA superstar was among nine people killed Sunday when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. His daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, 13, also died in the crash. “Please, don’t you pass away,” read the most liked comment, posted at 3:38 a.m. Beijing time, shortly after news of Bryant’s death first …

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Harvey Weinstein trial: Mimi Haleyi expected to testify about alleged 2006 rape at N.Y. apartment

The second of six alleged sexual assault survivors is expected to testify at Harvey Weinstein’s New York trial Monday. Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant at the Weinstein Co. who worked on shows such as “Project Runway,” is expected to tell jurors about an attack she says Weinstein carried out inside his Manhattan apartment in …

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna died in helicopter crash, reports say

Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant, a basketball prodigy and son of an NBA player who went on to win five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant died in helicopter crash in California on Sunday, officials said. Three other people died — including one of Gianna’s basketball teammates and …

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Revealed: the £12bn bill for scrapping high-speed rail link | UK news

Scrapping the HS2 rail project will cost at least £12 billion in write-offs and compensation and plunge major construction companies into financial peril, ministers are being warned. Sources close to the beleaguered scheme told the Observer that extra costs of £3bn-£4bn would be incurred even if it were scrapped immediately. £9bn has been spent already. …

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third round live score and latest updates

As Khachanov holds, here’s what Rafael Nadal said about the prospect of playing Kyrgios in the round of 16. He was asked whether he liked Nick Kyrgios.  “I don’t know. I don’t know him personally, honestly, to have a clear opinion,” Nadal said. “It’s clear, of course, that when he does stuff that in my …

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