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Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say.A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just addressed the court from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage.Morsi, who was 67, had been in custody since his removal after mass protests.The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a "full-fledged murder" and called for crowds to gather at the funeral.Activists and his family had long said Morsi was not receiving treatment for serious health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and was constantly being held under solitary confinement.What happened ...
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak hits back at claims by LaLiga president that Citizens are damaging European football

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak hits back at claims by LaLiga president that Citizens are damaging European football

Sports
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak has launched a furious defence of the club’s spending and accused LaLiga president Javier Tebas of ‘hypocrisy’.Tebas, said last week that City were damaging European football by driving up player prices with their ‘state sponsored’ cash reserves. Getty Tebas has been very vocal in his criticism of Manchester City’s spending He went onto say that City, along with French giants Paris Saint-Germain of being ‘run off petrol-money, one off gas’. However, Al-Mubarak responded to Tebas’ accusations, telling CityTV: “He talks about how we distorted the market? There is a hypocrisy in this statement that is ironic. “Number one, let’s look at the Spanish league, the time of breaking records on player acquisitions. I mean,
Cobra founder Bilimoria lined up as CBI president

Cobra founder Bilimoria lined up as CBI president

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Lord Bilimoria, the cross-bench peer who founded Cobra beer and backs a second EU referendum, is being lined up as the next president of the CBI.Sky News has learnt that Lord Bilimoria is expected to be appointed this week as the latest vice-president of Britain's biggest employers' group. That would place him in line to take over from John Allan, the Tesco chairman, when his two-year term as president ends in the summer of next year.If confirmed, Lord Bilimoria's appointment will mark him out as a comparatively rare figurehead for the country's most prominent business lobbying group.He is an entrepreneur who remains at the helm of the business he created, while most CBI presidents have tended to be picked from the ranks o...
South Korean President Moon Jae In vows to resume tourism to North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae In vows to resume tourism to North Korea

World
April 26 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae In said Friday his administration will continue a push to restart a major inter-Korean tour program, as he visited an eastern province bordering North Korea. "[The government] will continue to make efforts for the early resumption of the Mount Kumgang tour," he said at the DMZ Museum in Goseong, receiving a briefing on Gangwon Province's campaign for peace-based regional economic growth. The joint venture of the two Koreas was launched in 1998 as a symbol of their budding economic cooperation at that time. For South Koreans, Gangwon Province was the sole gateway to the famous mountain sitting along the east coast of the communist nation. The tour project came to a halt in 2008 after a South Korean traveler there was shot dead by a North K...