Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Reuters

Chile military plane goes missing with 38 on board

SANTIAGO: Chile’s air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight on Monday evening to the country’s base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft’s fate. The military said earlier that it had declared an ...

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Pakistan set for first real ‘home’ Test in a decade

LONDON: There is a lot more at stake than World Test Championship points for Pakistan when they host Sri Lanka in a two-match series this month as the country hosts its first Tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore. That attack ...

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Sajid Javid promises very detailed costings of Conservative manifesto

LONDON: British Chancellor Sajid Javid said the governing Conservative Party would deliver a “very detailed costings document” at the launch of its election manifesto, promising to lower the country’s debt. “We are also announcing the triple tax lock which is our commitment giving more financial security to working people… We ...

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Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW: Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee acted after concluding that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files ...

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Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

PARIS: Russian leader Vladimir Putin met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting – mediated by French President Emmanuel ...

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Sri Lanka name Mickey Arthur as head coach

COLOMBO: South African Mickey Arthur has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Thursday. The 51-year-old former first class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and ...

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Israel’s FM says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn loses next week’s British election, citing allegations of anti-Semitism buffeting the Labour Party leader. With Israel in political disarray of its own after two inconclusive elections, the British contest has elicited few comments from Israeli leaders despite deep concern ...

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England appoint Jeetan Patel as spin-bowling consultant

LONDON: Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as England s spin bowling consultant for their upcoming tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. Patel had performed a similar role during the T20I leg of England s tour of New Zealand, which England won 3-2. The 39-year-old will ...

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Trump says Huawei is a security risk as NATO seeks secure 5G

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said that Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei was a security risk after NATO said it needed secure next-generation 5G technology. In what some have compared to the Cold War arms race, the United States is worried that 5G dominance would give any global ...

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