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Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Sports
Northern Ireland experienced their own Thierry Henry moment in a World Cup play-off as Switzerland gained the upper hand in Belfast with a controversially-awarded penalty.Eight years after Henry handled in the build-up to the goal which sent France through against the Republic of Ireland, referee Ovidiu Hategan awarded a penalty in Belfast when he ruled Xherdan Shaqiri's volley struck Corry Evans' arm, which was tucked into his side, as he turned his body from close range.Ricardo Rodriguez converted the spot-kick in the 58th minute to give the visitors an away goal and a 1-0 lead ahead of Sunday's return leg in Basel, where Michael O'Neill's men have it all to do. They will be driven on there by a sense of injustice because of a decision that may well have been overturned had a video ...
White House plans order to expand health care options

White House plans order to expand health care options

Health
The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely around the country. Moreover, White House actions may come too late to have much impact on premiums for 2018. Trump was expected to sign the executive order next week, likely on Thursday, a senior administration official said Sunday. U...
Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Sports
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Kevin White has landed on injured reserve after suffering a serious injury for the third consecutive season.White, 25, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had two catches for six yards in the Chicago Bears' loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons before exiting with a fractured shoulder blade. The Bears also added linebacker Jerrell Freeman to injured reserve due to a pectoral injury.Freeman, a six-year veteran, had 110 combined tackles in 12 games last season.Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson and wide receiver Tanner Gentry to its active roster from its practice squad. The Bears signed running back Joshua Rounds and wide receiver Mario Alford to their practice squad. Chicago released wide receiver Rueben Randle from its injured re...
White House: Trump condemns supremacists

White House: Trump condemns supremacists

World
Donald Trump's condemnation of violence and hate includes "white supremacists", the White House has said.The President was criticised in the wake of deadly violence at a far-right rally for blaming "many sides" for the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, and not explicitly condemning the white extremist groups.The rally was held to condemn a decision by the city to remove a statue of General Robert E Lee, a Confederate commander during the Civil War.It was met by counter-protesters and events quickly turned ugly, with mass brawls breaking out between them and anti-fascists.The violence left one person dead and dozens more injured.Video:Scaramucci criticises Trump's Virginia response:: Charlottesville suspect's mum thought he was at Trump eventDemocrats and Republicans said the President s...
White House: conditions for North Korea talks 'far away'

White House: conditions for North Korea talks 'far away'

World
July 17 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer said conditions for talks with North Korea are not present in response to a question posed Monday regarding South Korean proposals for talks with the North.Spicer was fielding a question from the White House press corps, regarding Seoul's offer of talks to Pyongyang, and how President Donald Trump views the offer.The White House spokesman said the questions should be referred back to the Korean government, then added, "That being said, I think the president has made clear in the past with respect that any type of conditions that would have to be met are clearly far away from where we are now."Earlier on Monday South Korean Vice Defense Minister Seo Joo-seok announced plans for talks between the two armies, a move that could help "sto...