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  • The Merseyside squad is dominating the English Premier League with 67 points, while its main rival Manchester City trails them by 16 points. If the Reds win the season, it will be their first title since 1989/90. Liverpool won a tense match against Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1, equaling Chelsea's ...

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  • The new coronavirus has not yet reached the deadly rates of its predecessors, SARS and MERS, however, the sooner the outbreak is contained the better for countries around the world, say Dr Michael Curry, clinical associate professor, and Marion Koopmans, Dutch expert on animal-related ...

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  • Oil prices have experienced their sharpest weekly decline in more than a year as risk aversion deepened across markets over fears of economic fallout from the China-originated coronavirus. Brent, the London-traded global benchmark for crude oil, settled down $1.35, or more than 2 percent, at $60.69 ...

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  • Earlier, ten cities in the Chinese province of Hubei, including Wuhan, officially announced the suspension of transport connections over the outbreak of a new coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases of a new form of coronavirus in China has increased to 1,287, China’s National Health ...

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  • The Russian deputy ambassador to India announced earlier this month that the production of five S-400 missiles defence systems for New Delhi had already begun. Islamabad has raised concerns over India's decision to purchase Russian S-400 missile defence systems, claiming it would start ...

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  • Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken aim at the rhetoric of US special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, as the latter unambiguously stated that Commander Soleimani’s successor General Ghaani could meet the same fate. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has blasted US ...

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  • An outbreak of previously unknown pneumonia, later identified as a new strain of coronavirus, originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December and has since then spread to several countries. The Chinese National Health Commission has confirmed a total of 830 coronavirus cases and 25 ...

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  • The Israeli media have suggested recently that the new peace project for the highly-conflicted region could be released within the next 24 hours, though the POTUS has dismissed the reports about the timing of the release as "purely speculative". US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is ...

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  • The Brexit Bill, officially known as the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, ensures that the UK leaves the EU on 31 January with a deal.The Brexit Bill has cleared the UK parliament and is now set to become law as soon as it signed by the Queen. The legislation was approved after the House of Lords ...

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  • On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said as quoted by the country's media that Ankara hadn't sent any Turkish troops in Libya yet but only military advisers. The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Khalifa Haftar has managed to down a Turkish drone that was allegedly trying ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with the Israeli president and prime minister during a visit to Jerusalem on 23 January, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said Wednesday. "The visit to Israel is timed to the holding of the international forum... on the Holocaust... and fight against ...

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  • Earlier this month, President Hassan Rouhani pointed out that Tehran seeks to stabilise the situation in the region and strengthen the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stated that Tehran would never look to obtain an atomic ...

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  • The vote wraps up Day 1 of the Senate hearings on Donald Turmp's impeachment, which were set to establish the rules that would govern the trial. It comes after the Republicans thwarted a series of Democratic motions seeking to bring additional witnesses and documents into the process. The US Senate ...

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  • While the impeachment trial was launched against President Trump in the Senate today, he is unlikely to be ousted given the Republican majority in the upper chamber of Congress. The US Senate has voted on Tuesday to block the Democrats' demand for White House documents to be subpoenaed in the ...

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  • As of today, a total of 440 cases of coronavirus have been registered in China, in an outbreak of a previously unknown type of pneumonia which has now been identified as a new type of coronavirus, according to local authorities. Chinese National Health Commission Vice President Li Bin said in ...

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  • The Trump administration plans to add seven more countries to its travel ban list, namely Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, which cited two administration officials who have seen the list. According to the report, ...

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  • Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has said in an interview with Al-Jazeera that he will not sit with Gen. Khalifa Haftar again, hoping that his supporters would review their decisions. Within part of the interview the news channel broadcast on Tuesday, Al-sarraj stressed that Abu Dhabi ...

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  • The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), to be held in the Swiss resort village of Davos from January 21-24, will focus on environmental issues more than ever before and call on attending companies to move their business models toward greener choices. US President Donald Trump ...

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  •  Russia's proposed changes to the constitution will be accompanied by a wide-scale information campaign and public discussion, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. "The proposed constitutional amendments will all be accompanied by a large-scale public discussion. The discussion and ...

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  • Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport minutes after takeoff on 8 January. Two missiles were fired at the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 that was shot down on 8 January by the Iranian armed forces, according to a preliminary ...

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  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson set a deadline of 31 December 2020 for the completion of talks on the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU, although details have not been released, reviving fears of nothing but a “bare bones” deal being achieved. British business leaders are ...

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  • Boeing is in talks with banks to secure a loan of $10 billion or more, according to people familiar with the matter, securing at least $6 billion so far to deal with the consequences from two fatal 737 Max crashes. The total amount could rise if there is additional demand from banks, one person ...

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  • As China’s National Health Commission confirmed that the virus, which causes a type of pneumonia, can pass from person-to-person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for an emergency meeting on Monday. The meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, will assess whether the outbreak of ...

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  • The president proposed a series of amendments to the country’s basic law last week during his annual address to Russian lawmakers, with his speech followed by the resignation of the Russian government, the formation of a new cabinet, and the creation of a working group to iron out the details ...

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  • This comes following Russian President Vladimir Putin's state-of-the-nation address last week when he suggested some crucial amendments to the Constitution. Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament draft amendments to the Constitution which relate to the improvement of the ...

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  • A change of guard was imminent in India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Amit Shah, who was the party chief until now, took over as the federal Home Minister in the ministry headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2019. After almost eight months of holding the ...

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  • At least 114 people were injured Sunday during clashes in Lebanon between security forces and protesters who are demonstrating against the country’s economic crisis. Protests have been taking place since Oct. 17 calling for the immediate formation of a new government and to demand ...

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  • As Pakistan’s economy continues to remain in the doldrums with all-time high inflation, the Imran Khan-led PakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government continues to face the challenges of 75% price increases on flour.Pakistan approved the import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat without the regulatory ...

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  • hat Tehran continues to adhere to the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that the European powers' claims about Iran violating the deal were unfounded. If Iran's nuclear issue is referred to the United Nations Security Council Tehran will quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran's Foreign Minister ...

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  • The statement comes after France, the UK and Germany confirmed that they had launched the Iran nuclear deal’s dispute resolution mechanism, created in order to grapple with possible violations of what is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Speaking at a televised ...

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