7 January 2019 News

United States, India, Australia, Football, The European Union were the most important topics in the news of the Monday 7 January 2019, but also: Brexit, Britain, France, China, Japan.

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News from 07/01/2019

North Korea’s Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Beijing for talks with President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp...

Kevin Spacey denies indecent assault in groping case

Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to indecently assaulting a teenager who alleged that the Oscar-winning US actor groped him in a bar in...

Foden pledges to stay and fight for Man City place

Phil Foden is determined to stay and fight for his place at Manchester City even though he has seen other young players leave the Premier League...

Sarri demands replacement for Monaco-bound Fabregas

Maurizio Sarri insisted on Monday that Chelsea must replace Cesc Fabregas as the veteran midfielder looks set to leave the Premier League outfit...

City of London finance chief warns against no-deal Brexit

Britain must avoid a no-deal Brexit, a senior City of London official urged Monday, warning that a chaotic departure could spark markets chaos...

Thousands protest citizenship bill in India’s Assam

Thousands in northeastern India protested Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims,...

US pullout from Syria to be done in ‘prudent’ way : Trump

President Donald Trump on Monday sought to end fears of an abrupt US pullout from Syria, saying the fight against the Islamic State group was...

Amnesty slams India for deporting Rohingya to Myanmar

Amnesty International on Monday accused India of disregarding international law after a Rohingya family was deported to Myanmar where the military...

Gabon rebel chief caught, two killed in failed coup : presidency

The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public...

Eli Lilly to acquire Loxo Oncology for $8 billion

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly will acquire cancer treatment specialist Loxo Oncology in a cash deal valued at around $8 billion, the companies...

Sri Lanka court refuses to test President’s sanity

A Sri Lanka court Monday rejected calls to subject the president to a mental health examination after he sacked a former ally, dissolved parliament...

Taliban kill at least 10 Afghan forces in bloody 24 hours

Taliban fighters attacked two checkpoints in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 members of the security forces and pro-government militia,...

UK truck tests for no-deal Brexit branded ‘window dressing’

Dozens of trucks took part in a government exercise Monday for coping with possible Channel gridlock caused by a no-deal Brexit, assembling on...

Nepal probes ‘Buddha boy’ over devotee disappearances

A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several...

Modi plans jobs quota for India’s ‘upper caste poor’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government announced plans Monday to set aside a quota of government jobs for poorer members of India's upper...

Naby Keita still adapting to life at Liverpool, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits the "outstanding" Naby Keita has yet to reproduce the form that persuaded him to sign the midfielder --...

Sri Lanka slaying anniversary highlights hunt for justice

Ten years after top newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed by a suspected government death squad the failure to secure a prosecution...

French jihadist in court over deadly Brussels Jewish museum attack

A French jihadist appeared in court on Monday as a jury was chosen for his trial for shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels...

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

US and Chinese negotiators on Monday held their first face-to-face talks since the world's two largest economies agreed to a truce aimed at resolving...

Gabon foils coup attempt, with ailing president out of country

Gabon foiled an attempted coup on Monday, capturing the rebel chief and killing two of his men after a group of soldiers stormed a radio station...

Gabon soldiers call for uprising, shots heard in capital

Gabon soldiers on state radio early Monday called on the people to "rise up" and announced a "national restoration council" would be formed,...

Renault alliance ‘not in danger’ : Nissan CEO tells AFP

Nissan's alliance with France's Renault is not in danger "at all", the Japanese automaker's CEO told AFP on Monday, despite tensions exposed...

Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish ‘invasion’

Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said...

Dominant India win first-ever Test series in Australia

Virat Kohli's dominant India reinforced their status as the world's number one team by winning a historic first-ever series in Australia on Monday...

Paine struggles to find any gain from Australia loss

Australia skipper Tim Paine desperately looked for positives Monday after his side's calamitous 2-1 Test series loss to India, but struggled...

‘Team India’ fans jubilant after historic Test series win

Singing, dancing and waving massive flags, India's cricket fans were in party mode as their team achieved a milestone -- their first-ever Test...

India series win 12 months in making, says ‘very proud’ Kohli

Superstar captain Virat Kohli on Monday called winning a series in Australia his proudest ever moment, capping a 12-month journey for his India...

Two Indian miners dead in new accident, fate of missing 15 unknown

Two miners have been killed in India's remote northeast, police said Monday as rescuers kept up efforts to save 15 workers trapped for over three...

Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh PM after ‘tainted’ polls

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister for a record fourth term Monday after a crushing election victory marred by deadly...

US gadget love forecast to grow despite trust issues

The US tech industry is weathering a crisis of confidence over data protection and a difficult geopolitical situation, with record sales expected...

Ex-Goldman banker accused over 1MDB loses bail bid

An ex-Goldman Sachs banker facing charges in the US and Malaysia over a massive financial scandal Monday had his bid to be freed on bail rejected...

India’s historic series win in Australia – how it happened

Virat Kohli's India on Monday won their first series in Australia since they began touring Down Under in 1947-48. Here's how they did it: 1st...

Thai court rejects bid to block deportation of Saudi woman

A Thai court Monday rejected an attempt to block the deportation of a Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum, saying she feared for...

India win first-ever Test series in Australia

Virat Kohli's dominant India reinforced their status as the world's number one team by winning a historic first-ever series in Australia on Monday...

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport pleads for asylum

A Saudi woman being held at Bangkok airport on Monday appealed for asylum and for other passengers to help protest her looming deportation, in...

Paragliding popularity soars as Hong Kongers seek urban release

On a mountain slope overlooking Hong Kong, Giovanni Lam waits for the right gust of wind to send him soaring skywards, one of a growing number...

Credits roll for Moscow’s Soviet-era cinemas

Scattered throughout the city's outlying neighbourhoods, Moscow's Soviet-era cinemas have for decades served as the centre of communities. With...

Britain’s battle over Brexit resumes ahead of big vote

Britain's battle over Brexit resumes Monday as parliament returns from its Christmas break to debate and -- most likely -- defeat Prime Minister...

What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a dwindling number of options over Brexit ahead of a crucial vote in parliament later this month on...

Eagles edge Bears, Chargers oust Ravens in NFL playoff thrillers

Defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia edged the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Chargers ousted Baltimore from the championship chase...

Radicalised in jail, teen thug becomes hardened jihadist

Mehdi Nemmouche stands accused of carrying out Europe's first attack by an Islamist fighter returning from the war in Syria.But his journey from...

Spurs ready for trophy charge after 11-year drought, vows Alli

Dele Alli has pledged to end Tottenham's 11-year wait for a major trophy as his side head into an explosive League Cup semi-final showdown with...

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

US negotiators on Monday headed into talks with Chinese counterparts as the two countries seek a deal to end a trade war that has raised fears...

Tokyo’s Nikkei opens up more than 3%

Tokyo stocks opened up more than 3.0 percent on Monday, following European and US markets that roared last week on strong US data and dovish...

Family fears US man held in Russia is pawn in diplomatic dispute

The brother of an American detained in Russia for alleged spying says the ex-Marine might be caught in a diplomatic tug-of-war between the two...

Kobayashi becomes first Japanese man to win Four Hills Grand Slam

Ryoyu Kobayashi on Sunday became the first Japanese ski jumper and only the third man in history to complete a clean sweep of the prestigious...

Hollywood kicks off the 76th Golden Globes Awards

Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the Golden Globes on Sunday, with hit music romance "A Star Is Born" the frontrunner at the year's...

‘Vast areas of impunity’ for people trafficking : UN report

A UN report has warned that "vast areas of impunity" remain globally for people traffickers, with victims subjected to crimes ranging from sexual...

Sleeping pill contributed to Rooney’s public intoxication arrest, says spokesman

Former England captain Wayne Rooney's US arrest last month for public intoxication resulted from mixing prescribed medication and alcohol, a...