India’s cenbank to consult with govt, focus on bank sector

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The new head of India’s central bank said on Wednesday he would consult more closely with the government on policy issues and meet heads of state-run lenders within hours to address problems facing the banking sector. Shaktikanta Das, the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, attends a news conference in Mumbai, India, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Danish ...

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Strictly Come Dancing slams reports of “volatile” feud between finalists

Strictly Come Dancing has hit back at reports of a big feud between some of this year’s contestants and professionals ahead of this weekend’s final. Faye Tozer and professional partner Giovanni Pernice were said to have been clashing in rehearsals, according to The Sun, with Giovanni’s reported closeness to Ashley Roberts allegedly causing friction between her and Pasha Kovalev. Advertisement ...

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Turkey says it will launch new Syria offensive within days

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria “within a few days,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. In recent months, Turkey has shelled Kurdish positions across the border in Syria, east of the Euphrates River, ...

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Paul Ince sees ‘scary’ difference between Manchester United and Liverpool FC ahead of Premier League meeting

Just three Manchester United players could get into Liverpool’s current side according to Paul Ince, as the two teams prepare to face each other this weekend in the Premier League. United sit sixth in the league after 16 games, while Liverpool are 16 points above them in first place. And the fortunes of both clubs this season are so different, ...

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Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen faces sentencing in New York – live – The Guardian

Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen faces sentencing in New York – live  The Guardian Trump claims he’s ‘not concerned’ about impeachment because there would be a ‘revolt’  The Independent Michael Cohen to be sentenced for lies, fraud and silencing Stormy Daniels  Daily Mail Tucker Carlson: What ‘crimes’ did President Trump commit in the Michael Cohen case?  Fox News For Trump, it’s all downhill from ...

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Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey will launch a new operation in Syria within days against a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. “We will start an operation to free the east of the Euphrates from the separatist terrorist organisation in the next few days,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara, ...

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Pope demotes two cardinals over sexual abuse scandals

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cardinal Pell faces trial in Australia on sex abuse charges Two cardinals facing allegations linked to sexual abuse have been removed from Pope Francis’s inner circle, the Vatican said. Australia’s George Pell and Chile’s Francisco Javier Errazuriz will no longer sit on the Council of Cardinals, set up by the pope as an international advice ...

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