23 January 2019 News

United States, Britain, Football, Crime, India were the most important topics in the news of the Wednesday 23 January 2019, but also: Brexit, China, The European Union, Tennis, Police.

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News from 23/01/2019

Kim ‘satisfaction’ over Trump letter as talks approach

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has expressed "great satisfaction" after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit...

El Chapo’s sons killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, witness tells trial

The sons of former drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez because he insisted on publishing an interview...

Anderson late show dents Windies progress

James Anderson spearheaded a late England assault with the second new ball to reduce the West Indies to 264 for eight at stumps on the opening...

Anderson late show dents Windies progress

James Anderson spearheaded a late England assault with the second new ball to reduce the West Indies to 264 for eight at stumps on the opening...

Chelsea sign Higuain on loan until end of the season

Chelsea signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until the end of the season on Wednesday as boss Maurizio Sarri looks...

Former top S. Korean judge arrested in power abuse probe

A former South Korean chief justice was arrested Thursday on allegations of abuse of power for allegedly meddling in trials to curry favour with...

New India finance minister days before final budget

India appointed a temporary finance minister late Wednesday, just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is due to present its...

Trump ex-lawyer delays testimony over president’s ‘threats’ : attorney

Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has postponed testimony in Congress citing threats from the president, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis...

EU nations give ultimatum to Venezuela’s Maduro as pressure mounts

Spain, France and Germany put embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on notice ahead of an UN Security Council meeting on Saturday, saying...

Stokes double blow checks bright West Indies start

Ben Stokes struck two important blows as England pegged back West Indies' progress with the home team at 132 for three when rain forced an early...

Palace’s Hennessey charged over alleged Nazi salute

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged by the Football Association after allegedly making a Nazi salute.In a picture posted...

British speedboat killer gives himself up to Georgia police

A British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and went on the run ahead of his trial has given himself up in the ex-Soviet republic...

Pakistan captain Sarfraz sorry for Phehlukwayo ‘black guy’ comment

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed apologised on Wednesday following a controversial comment aimed at South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo which was...

British speedboat killer gives himself up to Georgia police : official

A British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash and went on the run ahead of his trial has given himself up in the ex-Soviet republic...

Beijing says China, US are ‘mutually indispensable’

China and the United States cannot do without one another, one of Beijing's most senior officials said Wednesday, as the world's two biggest...

West Indies batsmen make strong start against England

West Indies were off to an encouraging start at 89 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against England at the Kensington Oval...

EU hopes for ‘spectacular options’ from Britain on Brexit

A debate in the British parliament next week may provide "spectacular options" to unblock the Brexit crisis, a top EU official said on Wednesday."There...

Wales boss Gatland rates Ireland ‘World Cup favourites’ ahead of Six Nations

Wales coach Warren Gatland piled the pressure on Ireland ahead of the Six Nations Championship by installing them as favourites to win the World...

Pakistan court orders arrest in notorious stabbing case

A woman stabbed 23 times for rebuffing a romantic overture has praised Pakistan's top court for ordering the rearrest of her alleged attacker,...

West Indies bat in first Test as England leave out Broad

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first against England at the start of the first Test in Barbados on Wednesday,...

Erdogan and Putin vow closer cooperation on Syria at Moscow talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday vowed to coordinate their...

Jones jokes he’ll take binoculars to ‘spy’ on Ireland in 6 Nations

England coach Eddie Jones joked Wednesday he would be buying a pair of binoculars to have a look at Ireland's training sessions ahead of an eagerly...

UK plays down concerns over Brexit as Sony quits HQ

The British government on Wednesday played down concerns that Brexit is scaring away businesses after Sony said it was moving its European headquarters...

Sala ‘made own travel arrangements’, says Cardiff chairman

Emiliano Sala made his own arrangements to travel to Cardiff, the chairman of the Premier League club said on Wednesday as the search resumed...

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

The great-granddaughter of India's founding father made her long-awaited political debut Wednesday, joining her brother in the fight to restore...

UK ‘open for business’ despite firms leaving : trade minister

Britain remains a world-leading destination for foreign investment despite Brexit clouds and the departure of a number of companies, International...

Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah goes offline

Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool's star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts...

Pliskova slays Serena as Djokovic cruises into semis

Serena Williams's bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was brought to a halt in sensational style at the Australian Open Wednesday...

Britain must pay EU bill even in ‘no deal’ : Barnier

The British government will face a multibillion euro divorce settlement with the European Union even if it leaves the bloc without a deal, Brussels...

Russia wheels out key missile in bid to save US arms treaty

Russia on Wednesday unveiled a missile system that Washington claims is in violation of a key arms control treaty, in a last-minute bid to counter...

Chinese Dolce & Gabbana model apologises for part in race row

A Chinese model who featured in a Dolce & Gabbana promotional video attacked for being culturally insensitive has apologised for her role...

Pliskova slays Serena as Pouille reaches first ever Slam semi

Serena Williams's bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was brought to a halt in sensational style at the Australian Open Wednesday...

Search resumes for missing plane of Cardiff striker Sala

Police on the British island of Guernsey resumed the search Wednesday for a missing plane carrying Premier League player Emiliano Sala, who is...

Test specialist Pujara brushes off advertisers’ snubs

India's prolific batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has admitted his status as a Test specialist means he fails to bag lucrative endorsements -- but said...

South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

A former senior South Korean prosecutor was convicted of abuse of power and jailed for two years on Wednesday in connection with a high-profile...

Sun stops play : Fierce sunset halts New Zealand-India cricket match

Rain often disrupts cricket, but in New Zealand it was the sun that forced players off the field on Wednesday during the one-day international...

Pope in Panama blasts ‘fears and suspicions’ over migration

Pope Francis said in Panama Thursday that the Church must work to overcome the world's "fears and suspicions" of migration, and pledged his support...

Sri Lanka hoping for a miracle in Australia Test series

Sri Lanka have closely studied the way India defeated Australia in their recent Test series, but captain Dinesh Chandimal said Wednesday his...

Paine tells bowlers to bounce out Sri Lanka after humbling loss

Australian captain Tim Paine said Wednesday that Sri Lanka should prepare themselves for a bouncer barrage when the first day-night Test gets...

Spin twins set up crushing victory for India over New Zealand

A match billed as a runfest was turned upside-down by India's spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday, as New Zealand were...

After a month of shutdown, US federal workers turn to food banks

Most never needed help from a food pantry. But a month since the US government shutdown began, dozens of federal employees have been lining up...

Two drowned Saudi sisters committed suicide : US medical examiner

Two Saudi sisters whose bodies were found taped together on the banks of a New York river committed suicide, the city's medical examiner said...

10 years after crisis, bank CEO pay swells again

Ten years after Wall Street recklessness helped lead to the Great Recession, compensation for top bank CEOs is soaring even as pay flattens at...

Pliskova slays Serena to set up Osaka semi-final

Serena Williams's bid to equal Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a halt in sensational style Wednesday by Karolina...

Mexico celebrates as ‘Roma’ grabs 10 Oscar nominations

Mexicans celebrated Tuesday as "Roma" grabbed 10 Oscar nominations -- none more exuberantly than the film's breakout star, Yalitza Aparicio,...

Venezuela accuses US of ordering coup, seeks ‘revision’ of ties

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday accused Washington of ordering a coup against his government and called for a "total revision"...

Putin and Erdogan to hold Syria talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying...

All shook up : How Elvis keeps Aussie outback town alive

Once a year Parkes, a sleepy mining town in rural Australia, explodes into colour and song -- a veritable Graceland in the outback hosting a...

New Zealand to bat in first ODI against India

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against India at Napier's McLean Park in the first of a five-match one-day international series....

Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current...

Japan’s Osaka powers past injured Svitolina into Open semis

Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka routed an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.The US Open champion...

China ‘compressing’ technology gains : US intel official

China is making technological advances in a far shorter timeframe than it took the United States, rapidly narrowing the gap between the two countries,...

Alonso urges Chelsea to hit back in Spurs showdown

Marcos Alonso has challenged his Chelsea team-mates to prove they are motivated to arrest their alarming slide in Thursday's League Cup semi-final...

Climbing star Thompson-Smith aims to broaden sport’s appeal

Molly Thompson-Smith is dreaming of a medal when climbing makes its bow at next year's Olympics and hopes her exploits will encourage more black...

White House denies reports of canceled trade meeting

The White House on Tuesday said high-level trade talks with Beijing were proceeding uninterrupted, quickly rebutting media reports that progress...

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...