22 January 2019 News

Britain, United States, Football, France, Brexit were the most important topics in the news of the Tuesday 22 January 2019, but also: The European Union, Ligue1, Diplomacy, Russia, Tennis.

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Trump vows not to ‘cave’ on 32nd day of government shutdown

President Donald Trump had a message Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political arm wrestling that has seen funds blocked to...

Olympic champ Pendleton reveals suicidal thoughts

Former Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton revealed on Tuesday she once considered committing suicide.British cyclist Pendleton has suffered...

Oxford students protest Le Pen family scion

Dozens of demonstrators holding up signs reading "no to Nazis" protested against Marion Marechal, tipped as the future leader of France's far...

Waymo revs up self-driving car making near Motor City

Waymo on Tuesday announced it will rev up its self-driving car production by establishing a factory devoted exclusively to mass production of...

Russia avoids new doping penalties over missed deadline

Russia remains under scrutiny even though it will not be punished for missing a December deadline to allow access to the Moscow laboratory at...

Bleeding risks may offset aspirin’s benefit vs heart disease

Should healthy people take aspirin to ward off heart disease? The notion has been controversial, and the medical advice mixed.But a review of...

What we know about the disappearance of Emiliano Sala

Premier League club Cardiff City's record new signing, Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, is missing presumed dead after a light aircraft he was...

Oscar nominations : all the fun facts

The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "Roma" and "The Favourite" leading the pack.But the statistical quirks that...

Franco-Algerian businessman faces UK extradition ruling next month

A Franco-Algerian businessman arrested in Britain as part of a probe into former French president Nicolas Sarkozy faces a British court ruling...

Bombing, Brexit chaos revive memories of NIreland’s ‘Troubles’

In the Irish border city of Derry, residents voiced concern on Tuesday that a car bombing could mark the opening of a fresh chapter of paramilitary...

Cardiff in ‘shock’ over Sala’s disappearance

Cardiff City executive director Ken Choo expressed his shock on Tuesday as the Premier League club await more information on the missing plane...

India detains Rohingya stuck in border standoff with Bangladesh

Thirty-one Rohingya Muslims have been detained in India after a standoff at the country's border with Bangladesh when both sides refused to accept...

Oscar nominees in main categories

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 91st Academy Awards, to be handed out on February 24 in Hollywood."Roma" and "The Favourite"...

Van der Dussen leads South Africa to series-levelling victory

Hendrick 'Rassie' van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo guided South Africa to a series-levelling win in a roller-coaster second one-day international...

No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens : study

There is "no compromise" on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal the...

Zimbabwe’s rights body says ‘systematic torture’ in crackdown

A human rights commission appointed by Zimbabwe's government said Tuesday that at least eight people were killed, mostly by gunfire, in a crackdown...

‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscars nominations with 10 each

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations...

King Kohli’s five key career moments

India captain Virat Kohli scaled new heights Tuesday after being named as the first ever player to win three top International Cricket Council...

EU fines Mastercard 570 mln euros in anti-trust action

The European Union has fined global credit card giant Mastercard 570 million euros ($647 million) for limiting competition between banks offering...

Maldives issue warning amid spike in tourist drownings

Five tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning...

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim : security sources

American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on...

Never mind climate change, Davos prefers private jets

The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. But that isn't stopping them chartering private jets in record numbers.The...

20 presumed dead from ship fires off Crimea

Up to 20 people were presumed dead off Russian-annexed Crimea after a fire engulfed two fuel ships, authorities said on Tuesday.The blaze broke...

Pochettino stays positive despite Tottenham injury blows

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is "optimistic" his team can beat Chelsea to reach the League Cup final despite injuries to Harry Kane...

Frustrated British MPs try to take control of Brexit

British MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach, which could include delaying Britain's...

Cardiff striker Sala feared dead after suspected plane crash

Premier League club Cardiff City's record new signing, Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, is missing presumed dead after a light aircraft he was...

Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay 3.57 million euros ($4.1 million) for committing tax fraud...

Cardiff striker Sala feared missing in plane crash : French police

Premier League club Cardiff City's record new signing, Argentina-born striker Emiliano Sala, was on board a light aircraft that disappeared over...

At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base

At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, contradicting an official toll...

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud...

UK Labour proposes MPs vote on new Brexit referendum

Britain's main opposition Labour party has proposed MPs be allowed to vote on a second referendum as part of a series of options to stop a "no...

Bangladeshi ‘Tree Man’ dreams of cure as rare skin disease returns

A Bangladeshi dubbed "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his skin will need aggressive surgery to remove them, doctors said Tuesday, after...

At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base : sources

At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, security sources said Tuesday, raising the toll substantially...

EasyJet takes £15m hit from London airport drone chaos

British no-frills airline EasyJet on Tuesday said closure of London's Gatwick Airport before Christmas caused by reported sightings of drones...

‘Very very happy’ Kohli sweeps top ICC awards

India captain Virat Kohli said Tuesday he was "very very happy" after becoming the first-ever player to clinch all three top honours, including...

Trump says students ‘unfairly treated’ over Native incident

Boys from a Catholic school in Kentucky were treated unfairly in a rush to judgment, President Donald Trump said on Monday after allegations...

Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn’s bail request

Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail Tuesday despite a last-ditch...

Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp...

Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe after protest crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has landed back in Harare, state television said Tuesday, after cutting short a foreign tour over nationwide...

Vengeful Pliskova out to derail Serena express

Most players would feel intimidated facing a rampaging Serena Williams for an Australian Open semi-final berth but not Czech seventh seed Katerina...

Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi

Novak Djokovic must outgun "fighter" Kei Nishikori to keep his record seventh title tilt alive, while Lucas Pouille has a maiden semi in sight...

France, Germany strengthen treaty ties to tackle EU crisis

France and Germany Tuesday signed a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far...

Foreigners gather at India’s religious mega festival

At the Kumbh Mela, the world's biggest religious event, millions of Indian Hindus are not the only people bathing in the sacred waters to wash...

Kohli v Taylor : star batsmen headline India-New Zealand series

Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor will vie to prove they are the world's best one-day international batsman as India and New Zealand clash in the first...

ECB to hunker down as eurozone outlook worsens

Analysts expect the European Central Bank to acknowledge growing risks to the eurozone economy Thursday while sticking to its patient course,...

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud...

Far-right Bolsonaro sells ‘new Brazil’ to Davos elite

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro touted a "new Brazil" in a speech Tuesday to the world's business elite in Davos, vowing an investment-friendly...

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

A Dutch art detective has returned two priceless stone reliefs stolen from an ancient Spanish church after tracing them to an English nobleman's...

Endangered in Ivory Coast : traditional priestesses

A dozen women, their bodies coated with clay, sway to beating drums as if in a trance, ankle bells jingling as they stamp their feet, in the...

‘What’s going on?’ : In-form Wade blasts CA over Test snub

In-form wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has blasted Cricket Australia after he was overlooked for a recall to the Test side to face Sri Lanka, saying...

Rashford comes in from the cold at Man United

Marcus Rashford was in danger of seeing his dream of becoming Manchester United's star striker turn to dust but the England forward is flourishing...

Putin, Abe hold summit to break island impasse

Russia and Japan's leaders meet for talks in Moscow Tuesday over the disputed island chain that has long prevented a peace treaty to end World...

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice...

World to miss 2020 climate ‘turning point’ : analysis

The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020,...

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight ‘fake news’

Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an...

Tsitsipas and Collins live the dream and make Open semis

Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas was living the dream Tuesday after powering into the Australian Open semi-finals where he was joined by...

Russia waits on WADA missed doping deadline verdict

Russia will discover Tuesday whether they are to face fresh sanctions over December's missed deadline to allow WADA investigators access to the...

Gerrard’s Rangers revival raises stakes with Celtic

Steven Gerrard's bold move to make his first foray into management in the Glasgow goldfish bowl at Rangers was rewarded with a first league win...

England begin crucial year with tour to unfancied Windies

England are solid favourites although history is on the side of the underdog West Indies ahead of the first Test of the three-match series starting...