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Nissan to lay off 700 contract workers in Mississippi

Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s U.S. arm said on Thursday it plans to lay off up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales of its vans and Titan pickup trucks.

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Walmart partners with four more grocery delivery companies

Walmart Inc said on Thursday it has partnered with another four companies as part of its goal of offering grocery home delivery in more than 100 U.S. cities.

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WADA say ‘successfully retrieved’ doping data from Moscow lab

PARIS: WADA said on Thursday (Jan 17) that they have “successfully retrieved” data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia’s state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

The world anti-doping agency had demanded the data be handed over to complete …

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Most football associations support 48-team World Cup in Qatar – FIFA chief

Most football associations in the world back increasing the size of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams from 32, with some matches to be played in neighbouring countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

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Hitachi debacle strengthens Franco-Chinese hand in UK nuclear

Hitachi’s decision to freeze its US$28 billion nuclear power project in Britain strengthens the hand of France’s EDF and its Chinese partner in talks with the government on how to finance new reactors.

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Israel slams Malaysia for banning its athletes

JERUSALEM: Israel on Thursday (Jan 17) accused Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of “rabid anti-Semitism” after he said his country would not host any more sports events involving competitors from the Jewish state.

Last week Mohamad said Israeli swimmers would not be allowed into Malaysia …

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Liverpool’s Robertson signs new long-term contract

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League leaders said on Thursday.

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Israel calls Malaysian ban on its athletes ‘shameful’

Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia’s ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid anti-Semitism”.

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Football: FIFA discussing 48-team Qatar World Cup, confirms Infantino

MARRAKECH, Morocco: FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday (Jan 17) that world football’s governing body is discussing the feasibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams.

The World Cup finals have been played with a 32-side format since 1998, and the addition of 16 …

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Doping – WADA says has recovered doping data from Moscow lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday its inspection team had successfully recovered doping data from a Moscow laboratory.

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Football: Robertson signs new long-term Liverpool deal

LONDON: Scotland captain Andy Robertson became the latest Liverpool player to sign a new long-term contract on Thursday, with the left-back agreeing a deal until 2024.

Signed from Hull City in July 2017, Robertson has become a fundamental part of the Liverpool side that reached last season’s …

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Fossil to sell smartwatch technology worth US$40 million to Google, shares rise

Fossil Group Inc said on Thursday it would sell its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Alphabet Inc’s Google for US$40 million, sending the watchmaker’s shares up as much as 11 percent.

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Indian air safety watchdog orders extra checks on planes with Pratt & Whitney engines

India’s air safety watchdog on Thursday directed airlines to make extra checks on their Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines as part of new safety protocols after temporary grounding orders affected the planes last year.

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Banca Carige questions Fitch’s downgrade

Banca Carige on Thursday challenged a downgrade by ratings agency Fitch, saying it reserved the right to ask authorities to look into the “anomalous” move.

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Cycling – No regrets for Varnish over failed employment case

Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish said she had no regrets after losing her employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport and will consider grounds for an appeal.

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Jasmin Paris becomes first woman to win 268-mile ultra marathon

REUTERS: British ultra runner Jasmin Paris has become the first woman to win the 268-mile Montane Spine Race: while also expressing breast milk for her daughter at checkpoints along the way.

Paris, 35, who lives in Edinburgh, dominated a gruelling race, from Derbyshire in central England to the …

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ECB concerned by reports Spanish bank BBVA hired firm to spy in 2004: sources

The ECB has expressed concerns over reports that Spanish bank BBVA hired a former police chief in 2004 to spy on a would-be buyer and some of its officials have discussed it with the bank, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption, law in debate

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo traded barbs with election rival Prabowo Subianto over issues including corruption and law enforcement in a first debate on Thursday (Jan 17), three months ahead of voting in the world’s third-biggest democracy.

The contest to lead what is also the largest …

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UCLA’s perfect 10 gymnast targets domestic violence, body shaming

REUTERS: The UCLA gymnast whose flawless floor routine became a viral video with more than 40 million views by Thursday said she wants to work with domestic violence victims and publish poetry she’s written about body shaming and other issues she faced.

Katelyn Ohashi, 21, of Seattle, a senior who …

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Tennis: Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga at Australian Open

American great Williams followed up her first round 49-minute romp by spending just 70 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to dispose of the Canadian 6-2, 6-2.

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Before start of new oil pact, OPEC made progress averting glut

OPEC cut oil output sharply in December before a new accord to limit supply took effect, it said on Thursday, suggesting that producers have made a strong start to averting a glut in 2019 as a slowing economy curbs demand.

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Lowry recovers from early wobble to retain Abu Dhabi lead

Ireland’s Shane Lowry recovered from a sluggish start to remain the man to beat at the halfway stage of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday.

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Golf: Lowry takes narrow halfway Abu Dhabi lead from Oosthuizen

ABU DHABI: Shane Lowry overcame an early wobble in his second round to shoot a battling two-under-par 70 to stay atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday (Jan 17).

The Irishman, who is searching for his first win since the World Golf Championship …

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Football: Shiotani screamer as new-look Japan too much for Uzbeks

AL-AIN, United Arab Emirates: Tsukasa Shiotani thumped home a sizzling second-half winner as Japan changed 10 players but still beat Uzbekistan 2-1 to finish top of their group at the Asian Cup on Thursday (Jan 17).

The unfamiliar line-up briefly trailed after Eldor Shomurodov’s opener, but …

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Tennis: Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga at Australian Open

American great Williams followed up her first round 49-minute romp by spending just 70 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to dispose of the Canadian 6-2, 6-2.

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European stocks falter on trade tensions, Brexit, US shutdown

LONDON: European stock markets retreated on Thursday (Jan 17), with US-China tensions, Brexit worries and a lingering US government shutdown taking their toll to a greater or lesser degree across the world’s trading platforms.

The pound recovered against both the dollar and the euro, a day after …

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North Korea deemed ‘extraordinary threat’ in Trump missile defence review

President Donald Trump was unveiling a revamped U.S. missile defence strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and “extraordinary threat,” seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 

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NBA’s Kanter urges Trump to act on Turkey’s human rights record

New York Knicks player Enes Kanter urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be more vocal about human rights in Turkey, after prosecutors in Istanbul requested the basketball player’s arrest and extradition over his ties to a U.S.-based cleric.

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Qatari Al-Attiyah wins his third Dakar, Toyota’s first

Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah won his third Dakar Rally on Thursday, taking no risks on the final stage to Lima in which he finished 12th to comfortably maintain his lead.

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Tennis: Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga at Australian Open

American great Williams followed up her first round 49-minute romp by spending just 70 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to dispose of the Canadian 6-2, 6-2.

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