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Former UK leaders unite to slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan

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The two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland have urged lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European UnionBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressSeptember 13, 2020, 10:10 AM• 4 min readLONDON -- Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages the U.K.'s reputation.In an article in The Sunday Times, John Major and Tony Blair slammed the current British government for “shaming” the country with legislation that, in places, goes against the very deal it signed to allow for the U.K.'s smoo
Ronald Koeman: Barcelona name former player as new head coach

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona name former player as new head coach

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Ronald Koeman has been named the new head coach of Barcelona two days after the club sacked Quique Setien.The 57-year-old left his role as Netherlands boss, with two years left on his contract, to sign a two-year deal with the Spanish giants.He played for Barcelona between 1989 and 1995, helping them to four league titles and the European Cup. The Catalans finished second in La Liga last season, failing to win a trophy for the first time since 2007-08.The five-point gap to champions Real Madrid and the humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final last week culminated in the dismissal of Setien on Monday.The club also announced Ramon Planes as the new technic...
Surprise judgement sees Hezbollah trio acquitted of killing Lebanon’s former PM

Surprise judgement sees Hezbollah trio acquitted of killing Lebanon’s former PM

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Three men on trial for the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 have been acquitted in a surprise judgement.Hassan Merhi, Assad Sabra and Hussein Oneissi were all being tried, in their absence, along with a fourth man, Salam Ayyash, who was found guilty for his part in the assassination plot. Mr Hariri was assassinated as his motorcade drove through Lebanese capital Beirut on 14 February 2005.A suicide bomber driving a small truck detonated between 2,500 and 3,000kg of TNT explosives next to Mr Hariri's six-vehicle convoy, leaving a two-metre-deep crater in the road. Image: Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri The four men were on trial at a special court in The Hague, in the Netherlands. ...
Former Pro Bowl DL Mike Daniels to sign with Cincinnati Bengals

Former Pro Bowl DL Mike Daniels to sign with Cincinnati Bengals

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Former Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions defensive lineman Mike Daniels has agreed to a short-term contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media on Tuesday that Daniels agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $ 2.7 million with the Bengals. The team has yet to confirm the agreement, which is pending a physical. Advertisement The Bengals are adding Daniels to provide depth on their defensive line. Ryan Glasgow was waived less than two weeks ago after a failed physical, and Josh Tupou opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. Also Tuesday, the Bengals announced they released defensive tackle Tyler Clark, a rookie out of the University of Georgia. He signed with the club as an undrafted free agent April 28. The Packers selec...
Where’s Juan Carlos? Spain mulls former monarch’s future

Where’s Juan Carlos? Spain mulls former monarch’s future

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Speculation over the whereabouts of former monarch Juan Carlos is gripping Spain, a day after he announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial scandalBy BARRY HATTON and ALICIA LEONAugust 4, 2020, 10:16 AM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMADRID -- Speculation over the whereabouts of former monarch Juan Carlos gripped Spain on Tuesday, a day after he announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial scandal. In a letter published on the royal family’s website on Monday, Juan Carlos told his son King Felipe VI he was moving outside Spain due to the “public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.” Juan Carlos is the target of official investigations in Spa