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Pope Francis reportedly has no intention of resigning

Pope Francis reportedly has no intention of resigning

World
Pope Francis has no intention of stepping down as he fights accusations that he protected a former archbishop accused of sexual abuse, Italian news agency ANSA reported, citing “close associates” of the pope. The pontiff was “embittered” by a letter written by the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, in which the former diplomat accused the pope and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, of knowing of abuse allegedly carried out by the former archbishop in Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the associates said, according to ANSA. But, they said, Francis, 81, "is not thinking about resignation,” ANSA reported. Vigano wrote that Francis and Benedict knew that McCarrick -- who resigned as a cardinal in Ju...
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury announcement press conference reportedly planned for Monday

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury announcement press conference reportedly planned for Monday

Sports
DONE DEAL? The heavyweight blockbuster appears to be edging closer Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury is reportedly set to be officially announced on Monday, assuming he beats Francesco Pianeta this weekend. It is thought the fight could be confirmed in the ring immediately after Fury’s bout at Windsor Park on Saturday, with the American set to be ringside. Wilder and Fury are set to square off in 2018 However, according to the Standard, Wilder v Fury will be rubber stamped for certain at a presser on Monday, which will take place at BT Tower. Fury, 30, was out of the ring for nearly 1000 days after initially becoming the unified heavyweight champion by beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. He returned with an underwhelming win aga...
Manchester United reportedly reject Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba

Manchester United reportedly reject Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba

Sports
NO DEAL The Blaugrana are said to have made a serious attempt to sign the Frenchman Manchester United have reportedly rejected an offer from Barcelona to sign Paul Pogba. The Catalan side are said to be targeting the Frenchman and intend to have him link up with new signing Arturo Vidal in their midfield next season. Manchester United are not eager to listen to offers for Paul Pogba Now, according to Di Marzio, they have even submitted an opening offer of €50m (£45m) + Yerry Mina + Andre Gomes. However, Manchester United don’t plan to sell any of their star players this summer and have rejected the proposal. The Red Devils have expressed an interest in signing Mina, but Gomes is not on their radar. ...
Washington Redskins reportedly ink backup QB Colt McCoy through 2019

Washington Redskins reportedly ink backup QB Colt McCoy through 2019

Sports
Washington Redskins backup quarterback Colt McCoy signed a contract extension on Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2019 season. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the contract is worth "up to $ 7 million" with "void and buyback provisions" that would allow the team or McCoy to walk away from the deal with little to no risk. McCoy has been the Redskins' backup quarterback since 2014. For his career, McCoy has a 60.3 completion percentage with 5,586 yards, 25 touchdowns, 23 interceptions and a 78.9 quarterback rating. He was drafted in 2010 by the Cleveland Browns, where he played three seasons before playing one season for the San Francisco 49ers prior to joining the Redskins. Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing reportedly in talks to launch $80 billion IPO

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing reportedly in talks to launch $80 billion IPO

Finance
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is holding talks about an initial public offering (IPO), according to a report.Didi Chuxing was last valued at more than $ 50 billion in December, after raising $ 4 billion from investors including Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. It now wants to reach a valuation of between $ 70 and $ 80 billion through an IPO, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources.The company could go public as early as the second half of 2018, sources told the WSJ, but as talks are in the early stages a set date for the listing is not entirely clear.Didi Chuxing declined to comment on the report when contacted by CNBC.Didi said Tuesday that it was expanding its service to Mexico, a move that pits the company directly against Uber. Didi has also said it wants to ...