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Real Madrid Lose In Troubled Catalonia

  Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco’s opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind …

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31-Year Old Sebastian Kurz Set To Become Austrian Leader

  Austria’s political “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz was on course Sunday to become Europe’s youngest leader, potentially in coalition with the far-right, after his conservative party looked to have triumphed in elections. Kurz’s People’s Party (OeVP) won 30.5 percent of the vote, followed by Chancellor Christian Kern’s Social Democrats (SPOe) on 27.1 percent and the far-right …

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Iceland President Faints, Breaks Nose In ‘Too Hot’ Bath

Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson has said he feels fine after he hit his forehead and broke his nose when he fainted and fell while taking a hot bath. “A warm and cosy bath last night turned out to be too hot and cosy,” the 49-year-old academic said in a Facebook post on Thursday. Johannesson, a …

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Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Of ‘Remains Of The Day’ Wins Nobel Literature Prize

  British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel “The Remains of the Day” and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday. The 62-year-old “in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense …

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Man Held After People Hurt In Crash Near London Museum

Police detained a man near London’s Natural History Museum on Saturday after a vehicle apparently drove into pedestrians at a busy tourist spot, injuring a number of people. Witnesses and footage posted on social media suggested the man was pinned down on the ground by passers-by near the Victoria and Albert Museum. A police spokesman …

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Negotiating With North Korea A Waste Of Time-Trump

US President Donald Trump said negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time Sunday after it emerged that Washington had channels of contact with Pyongyang. “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” Trump wrote …

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Saudi Arabian Women To Begin Driving Cars

Saudi Arabia has said that women will begin to drive cars has from next year June. Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world to forbid women from driving. Under the …

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US Warplanes Fly Off North Korea Coast In New Show Of Force

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions. The hermit state’s foreign minister meanwhile derided Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” at the United Nations, while the US president fired back on Twitter with fresh threats. …

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War Of Words Ratchets Up Between Kim And Trump

An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea’s leader a “madman,” a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Hours earlier, in a rare personal attack, Kim took aim at …

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Trump Warns UN Assembly He May Have To ‘Destroy’ North Korea

A bellicose President Donald Trump used his maiden address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to warn “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-Un that he will “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatens the United States or its allies. Appearing before the 193-member body that emerged from the ashes of World War II, Trump boasted of …

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