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Israeli president urges deadlocked blocs to consider unity

Israeli president urges deadlocked blocs to consider unity

World
Israel's ceremonial president is urging the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come togetherBy ARON HELLER Associated PressMarch 11, 2020, 10:11 AM4 min readJERUSALEM -- Israel's largely ceremonial president on Wednesday urged the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come together in the wake of Israel's third inconclusive election in less than a year. The president is responsible for choosing the prime minister-designate he thinks has the best chance of forming a stable government. Upon officially receiving the results of last week's vote, Reuven Rivlin said he was open to any proposal brought forward but made a point to suggest that his framework from the previous round of failed negotiations was still relevant. Rivlin, who will begin formal consultations with party leaders ...
New York Knicks plan to hire agent Leon Rose as team president

New York Knicks plan to hire agent Leon Rose as team president

Sports
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks are expected to hire Leon Rose, an NBA player agent at Creative Artists Agency, as the team's president of basketball operations. League sources told ESPN and the New York Times on Thursday that no formal deal is expected to be announced anytime soon, but negotiations will begin shortly after the NBA trade deadline passes. The Knicks have moved quickly to find a replacement for Steve Mills, who was fired by the franchise this week. In his place, general manager Scott Perry has controlled the team's basketball operations on an interim basis. Knicks owner James Dolan started to explore the front-office model of hiring a high-ranking basketball executive out of the player-agent ranks, according to ESPN. The concept has gained popularity after the successe...
‘Trump4Eva’: President celebrates being cleared in historic impeachment trial

‘Trump4Eva’: President celebrates being cleared in historic impeachment trial

World
By Sharon Marris and Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporters Donald Trump has been acquitted by the Senate of obstructing Congress and abusing the power of his office as president.The vote brings to an end the third presidential impeachment trial in US history that bitterly divided the country, and comes as the president is in the early days of his re-election campaign. The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted 52-48 to acquit Mr Trump of abusing his powers and 53-47 of obstructing Congress, meaning the 73-year-old remains in office. Image: Donald Trump tweeted this when he was acquitted at his impeachment trial Image: ...
Climate change: UK sacks its UN conference president

Climate change: UK sacks its UN conference president

Science
In a surprise move, the woman appointed to run the crucial UN climate summit in Glasgow in November has been sacked.Claire Perry O'Neill, a former climate minister, had been assigned the post of "president" of the event, known as COP 26.The British government has confirmed that the job will now be handled by the business department, Beis.In a tweet, Mrs O'Neill said she was "very sad" to lose the role, and went on to criticise the government.It couldn't "cope" with an independent unit managing preparations for the conference, she said.And in a sharp dig at No 10's green credentials, she also added: "A shame we haven't had one climate cabinet meeting since we formed."In response, a Cabinet Office statement said the prime minister ...

Liverpool transfer news LIVE: Club president confirms Reds’ Cakir bid, Ousmane Dembele teases Anfield move, Hardy joins

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We’ll bring you all the latest Liverpool news with the games continuing to come thick and fast for the Reds and the January transfer window now open… TOP STORIES Liverpool announce multi-year Nike deal with sportswear giant to supply kit from 2020/21 season Liverpool kits 2020/21: Incredible concept kits produced as Reds announce new Nike […] talkSPORT