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Joel Matip injury update – Liverpool FC

Joel Matip is set to undergo surgery after suffering a fractured collarbone during Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday night. The defender landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge in the closing seconds of the game, in which the Reds secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Matip was taken to hospital following the fixture and ...

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Michael Flynn’s lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team

WASHINGTON – Attorneys for former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested late Tuesday that the retired Army lieutenant general spend no time in prison and be sentenced to one year of probation based on his cooperation with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn’s attorneys made their case in court documents filed in advance of his Dec. 18 sentencing date. “General Flynn’s ...

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years prison on campaign charge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was sentenced to a total of three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former ...

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Tories restore whip to MPs suspended over claims of sexual misconduct so they can take part in Theresa May no-confidence vote

The Conservatives have reinstated the party whip for two MPs who were suspended over allegations of sexual wrongdoing, just in time for them to take part in tonight’s vote of no confidence in Theresa May. Charlie Elphicke, suspended over what Tory leaders called “serious allegations”, and Andrew Griffiths, who had the whip removed after bombarding a female constituent with explicit messages, have been told they will ...

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2 dead in Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, France; gunman still at large

France was on high alert Wednesday as hundreds of security forces took part in a manhunt for a gunman who killed at least two people and wounded a dozen more at a Christmas market in eastern France. French authorities had previously said that three people were killed, but prosecutor Remy Heitz said Wednesday that two people were dead and a third was brain dead. The ...

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UN chief attempts to revive flagging climate change talks | Environment

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has made a dramatic intervention to revive flagging climate talks in Katowice, Poland by flying back to the conference and preparing a personal call to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping. “We’re running out of time,” he told the plenary. “To waste this opportunity would compromise our last best chance to stop runaway climate change. ...

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El Nino brings a Polar Vortex to send temperatures plummeting in UK

Britain faces long freezing winter as El Nino brings a Polar Vortex to send temperatures plummeting during second half of season Britain faces a long and very cold winter as an El Nino phenomenon causes a ‘Polar vortex’ to form over the UK Freezing temperatures are expected throughout the country due to volatile weather patterns in Pacific Ocean An El ...

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Accused Russian agent Maria Butina ready to plead guilty and cooperate with U.S. prosecutors

WASHINGTON – Accused Russian agent Maria Butina will plead guilty to conspiracy Wednesday and cooperate with U.S. prosecutors, according to ABC News and CNN. Her lawyers and prosecutors notified the court Monday that they “resolved this matter” and she wanted to change her original plea of not guilty. She signed a plea deal Saturday and has been cooperating with investigators, ...

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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen jailed for 36 months

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to Donald Trump who once said he’d take a bullet for the president, has been given a 36-month prison sentence. He is the first member of Mr Trump’s inner circle to be jailed over the special counsel’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes including campaign ...

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