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01/22/2018 - 22:52

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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01/22/2018 - 22:52

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


01/22/2018 - 22:16

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.


01/22/2018 - 21:55

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.


01/22/2018 - 21:47

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.


01/22/2018 - 21:21

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty.

01/22/2018 - 22:52

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


01/22/2018 - 22:30

UK man 'obsessed' with Muslims hit group with van: court

A British man "obsessed" with Muslims deliberately drove into a group outside a mosque in an act of terrorism intended to kill as many as possible, a court heard Monday.

A British man "obsessed" with Muslims deliberately drove into a group outside a mosque in an act of terrorism intended to kill as many as possible, a court heard Monday.


01/22/2018 - 21:41

UKIP leader refuses to quit despite mass resignations

Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party was in chaos Monday after its leader Henry Bolton refused to stand down despite calls to and resignations from a string of senior colleagues.

Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party was in chaos Monday after its leader Henry Bolton refused to stand down despite calls to and resignations from a string of senior colleagues.


01/22/2018 - 20:51

De Bruyne signs Manchester City extension

Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has signed a contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2023, the Premier League leaders said on Monday.

Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has signed a contract extension with Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2023, the Premier League leaders said on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 20:41

Can Mkhitaryan turn around Arsenal's fortunes?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have his work cut out to reverse Arsenal's flagging fortunes, after joining the Gunners from Manchester United on Monday in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have his work cut out to reverse Arsenal's flagging fortunes, after joining the Gunners from Manchester United on Monday in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction.

01/22/2018 - 22:32

UN Security Council refrains from condemning Turkey

The UN Security Council discussed Turkey's intensifying offensive against Kurdish militias and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria on Monday but did not condemn or demand an end to the sensitive Turkish operation.

The UN Security Council discussed Turkey's intensifying offensive against Kurdish militias and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria on Monday but did not condemn or demand an end to the sensitive Turkish operation.


01/22/2018 - 21:55

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.


01/22/2018 - 21:54

Dutch artist who aimed to say 'I do' 25 times, dies of cancer

A Dutch artist, who planned to marry her partner in countries around the world to celebrate gay marriage, died on Monday, her wife announced.

A Dutch artist, who planned to marry her partner in countries around the world to celebrate gay marriage, died on Monday, her wife announced.


01/22/2018 - 21:48

US warns Russia on Syria chemical attack report

The United States sternly criticized Russia's failure to rein in its Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad on Monday after reports of a new regime chemical weapons strike.

The United States sternly criticized Russia's failure to rein in its Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad on Monday after reports of a new regime chemical weapons strike.


01/22/2018 - 21:47

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.

01/22/2018 - 22:35

Rogers ends Vice broadcast in Canada

Canadian broadcaster Rogers announced Monday it would stop broadcasting Vice Media's flagship but money-losing channel Viceland in the country, while also ending their content production partnership.

Canadian broadcaster Rogers announced Monday it would stop broadcasting Vice Media's flagship but money-losing channel Viceland in the country, while also ending their content production partnership.


01/22/2018 - 21:32

Bollywood star urges Davos set to fight sexism

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday urged the economic elite to break down barriers of discrimination against women as they gathered for the Davos forum.


01/22/2018 - 18:09

Juventus fly-on-the-wall series set for Netflix airing

Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.

Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 17:09

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardle's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardle's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/22/2018 - 15:00

Armando Iannucci: I'd never target beyond-satire Trump

British satirist Armando Iannucci's return to Sundance comes exactly nine years after his first lacerating big screen political comedy "In the Loop" debuted at the US film festival.

British satirist Armando Iannucci's return to Sundance comes exactly nine years after his first lacerating big screen political comedy "In the Loop" debuted at the US film festival.

01/22/2018 - 22:52

Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Alexis Sanchez said Monday he was "thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world" as he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


01/22/2018 - 22:19

Australian Open semis at stake as Nadal and Wozniacki take centre stage

Big-hitting Marin Cilic stands in the way of a second successive Australian Open semi-final for Rafael Nadal Tuesday as Caroline Wozniacki looks to make the last four after a seven-year gap.

Big-hitting Marin Cilic stands in the way of a second successive Australian Open semi-final for Rafael Nadal Tuesday as Caroline Wozniacki looks to make the last four after a seven-year gap.


01/22/2018 - 22:16

USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.

The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics' board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced Monday.


01/22/2018 - 21:16

Russian speed skater An 'banned from Olympics for doping'

Russia's short track speed skating star Victor An has been banned from next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being implicated in allegations of state-sponsored doping, Russian media reported on Monday.

Russia's short track speed skating star Victor An has been banned from next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being implicated in allegations of state-sponsored doping, Russian media reported on Monday.


01/22/2018 - 20:32

Oddsmakers like NFL Patriots despite Brady, Gronkowski injuries

Defending champion New England has been made the biggest Super Bowl favorite since 2009 over the Philadelphia Eagles despite injuries to star quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Defending champion New England has been made the biggest Super Bowl favorite since 2009 over the Philadelphia Eagles despite injuries to star quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.