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Football news LIVE: Harry Kane to Real Madrid unlikely, Gareth Southgate’s advice to Jesse Lingard, ‘Jose Mourinho has held Gareth Bale back’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, views and gossip. TOP HEADLINES: Harry Kane to Real Madrid transfer doubt raised amid reports Tottenham star would be ‘easier to land than Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland’ Andros Townsend defends under-fire Steve Bruce for giving Newcastle stars six days off during international break – […] talkSPORT
PSG soccer star Angel di Maria’s family held hostage, burglarized during game

PSG soccer star Angel di Maria’s family held hostage, burglarized during game

Sports
March 15 (UPI) -- Soccer stars Angel di Maria and Marquinhos each had family homes burglarized during Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 loss to Nantes. Sources told the BBC, ESPN and RMC Sport that intruders held di Maria's family hostage during the incident Sunday near Paris. Marquino's parents also were present when their home was burglarized Sunday near Paris. Advertisement Marquinhos posted a statement about the incident Sunday on social media. He said no one was hurt during the burglary. Di Maria has not provided an update on the health of his family. "The home of the player's parents was the target of the action of the bandits," Marquinhos' statement said. "Family members of the Brazilian were in the residence, but they suffered nothing and are all well, recovering from the scare. "The Fre...
Pope Francis visits regions of Iraq once held by Islamic State

Pope Francis visits regions of Iraq once held by Islamic State

World
ReutersPope Francis is visiting parts of northern Iraq that were held by Islamic State (IS) militants on the third day of his historic trip to the country.Christians were among those targeted by IS when they seized the region in 2014, carrying out human rights abuses.The Pope has arrived in the city of Mosul where he is praying among the ruins of its churches, several of which were destroyed during the fighting.Later he will celebrate Mass in Irbil, with up to 10,000 attendees expected.There are fears the service could become a coronavirus super-spreader event.Iraq has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections over the past month. The 84-year-old leader of the Catholic Church and his entourage have all been vaccinated, but Iraq only received its first batch of doses last week.'Pope's visit ...
Suspect held after possible poisoning of Game Of Thrones video game tycoon

Suspect held after possible poisoning of Game Of Thrones video game tycoon

Technology
A suspect has been detained over the potential poisoning of the billionaire founder of a Chinese company that makes a Game Of Thrones video game, police in Shanghai have said.Lin Qi, 39, who died on Christmas Day, was the founder and chief executive of Yoozoo, a Chinese entertainment company best known for developing the Game Of Thrones: Winter Is Coming strategy game. According to a police statement, a 39-year-old co-worker identified by the surname Xu has been detained.The statement added that Mr Lin had been hospitalised on 17 December and diagnosed with possible poisoning, but gave no other details. Image: Game Of Thrones: Winter Is Coming is one of the company's best-known video games According to Chinese business magazine Caixin...

Even without a stimulus deal, the Fed, which held interest rates near zero, can help everyday Americans. Here’s how

Finance
Although a second stimulus plan is still up in the air, the Federal Reserve is determined to push consumer borrowing costs even lower as the economic recovery takes hold — giving everyday Americans a reason to be optimistic.In addition to holding interest rates near zero, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday the central bank will continue to increase its bond holdings to preserve the flow of credit until the economy gets back to full employment."Vaccines do increase the likelihood for a rapid snapback in economic activity, but we have to get from here to there first," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.For now, the Treasury has clipped the Fed's wings by declining to extend some of its emergency programs and instead diverting the funds to fiscal stimu...