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Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

Sports
Get him The Belgium ace is set to enter the final year of his contract – and former Reds defender Steve Nicol wants his old club to snap him up Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged his old club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld. The 30-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract after Spurs triggered an extension clause in his contract in January. Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past Reports suggest Alderweireld has a £25million release clause and its activation seems inevitable given his quality. And ex-Reds full-back Nicol, who made 473 appearances for the club between 1981 and 1994, reckons the Belgium international would thrive alongside Virgil van Dijk. He said: “One hu
The Latest: UN Security Council urges de-escalation in Libya

The Latest: UN Security Council urges de-escalation in Libya

World
The latest on developments in Libya (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Saturday The U.N. Security Council is calling on the forces of Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter to halt all military movements and urging all forces in Libya "to de-escalate and halt military activity." The U.N.'s most powerful body said after an emergency closed-door briefing by U.N. envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Friday that "there can be no military solution to the conflict." The council also expressed its intention "to hold those responsible for further conflict accountable." Council members reiterated full support for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who left Libya earlier Friday after meeting with Hifter. The council "called on all parties to resume dialogue and deliver on their commitments to engage con...
McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign

Health
A McDonald's Monopoly campaign which sees customers given the chance to win prizes including food is a "danger to public health", says MP Tom Watson.He is urging the fast food giant to drop the annual competition, which starts again this week, saying it encouraged people to order more.It comes as the government considers banning junk food adverts on TV before 9pm to tackle childhood obesity. McDonald's said "customer choice" was at the heart of its business. Mr Watson - who tackled his type 2 diabetes by adopting a healthier lifestyle and losing seven stone - has asked Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's UK, to cancel the marketing campaign, the Observer reported.But McDonald's argued that people can take part by buying some of the healthier foods ...
Venezuela's Guaido urges military defections amid protests

Venezuela's Guaido urges military defections amid protests

World
Venezuela's opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country's socialist government following Saturday's defection of a high-ranking general, while President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early National Assembly elections that could potentially oust his challenger. Maduro's call for early legislative voting is likely to intensify his standoff with rival Juan Guaido, who heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly and is demanding a new presidential election. Guaido declared himself Venezuela's legitimate ruler on Jan. 23, and has the support of Washington and most South American nations. Speaking from behind a podium decorated with Venezuela's presidential seal, Guaido told supporters he would keep his opposition movement in the streets until Maduro...