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Manchester City's cruise towards a third Premier League title in four seasons was rocked by another derby defeat to Manchester United as the runaway leaders' 21-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday.
Two goals apiece from Harry Kane and Gareth Bale helped a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur to beat Crystal Palace 4-1 and move into sixth spot in the Premier League on Sunday. The on-loan Bale provided more evidence that he has rediscovered his spark with Tottenham's first and second goals either side of Christian Benteke's equaliser on the stroke of halftime. But he was outshone by the magnificent Kane who ended with two goals and two assists.
A sprawling camp in the Mexican city of Matamoros, a stone's throw across the river from Texas, has since 2019 been one of the most powerful reminders of the human toll of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep migrants out of the U.S.Once crowded with asylum seekers, just a few dozen people remain – as many have finally been allowed to cross the border to press their claim to stay in the U.S. President Joe Biden last month rolled back Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols program, which had forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. As of Friday, more than 1,100 people have been permitted to enter the U.S. – with over half of those coming from the Matamoros camp, according to the U.N. refugee agency. The Trump administration touted the MPP program as part of its successful efforts to reduce immigration and cut down on what it called fraudulent asylum claims. In Matamoros, which had scant resources for migrants, families opted to sleep near the foot of the international bridge across the Rio Grande. Aid workers arrived. But so did Matamoros’ criminal groups, which doled out beatings and siphoned off donations, migrants say. Human rights groups documented kidnappings and rape in Matamoros. Occasionally, migrants’ bodies washed up along the river bank. Luz is an asylum seeker from Peru whose children are in the U.S. "I want to go support my children, so that my children can learn a lot of things, to tell them everything that has happened here in this place, so that they realize what one has had to go through and what one has to go out in search of." A U.S. official told Reuters late on Saturday that the last few people remaining in the camp were relocated to more secure locations, where they could complete the required paperwork to pursue their cases for asylum.
Olivier Dassault was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash, a police source said, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to the 69-year old conservative politician.
The names of women victimized by violence were painted on metal barriers hastily erected around Mexico's national palace late on Saturday, ahead of a major women's march as activists turned the fencing into a makeshift billboard for their movement. Near the front of the colonial-era building that serves as the president's offices, activists wrote: "Victims of Femicide" in huge letters across the top of the barriers, with the names of many women scrawled underneath. A day earlier, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described the barrier as a needed tool to avoid provocation and protect the historic building from vandalism ahead of Monday's planned march on International Women's Day.
A series of explosions at a military base in the city of Bata in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday killed at least 15 people and injured 500, President Teodoro Obiang said. In a statement on national television, Obiang said the blasts were caused by negligence related to the use of dynamite at the base.
The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp's Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities. "This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very seriously," a White House official said, adding that top U.S. security officials were working to decide what next steps to take following the breach. The White House official, in a statement, said the administration was making "a whole of government response."
South Korea will increase its contribution to the cost of U.S. forces stationed in the country under an agreement reached with the United States, the State Department said on Sunday. The agreement reflects the Biden administration’s "commitment to reinvigorating and modernizing our democratic alliances around the word to advance our shared security and prosperity," a State Department representative said. The proposed six-year "Special Measures Agreement" will replace the previous arrangement that expired at the end of 2019, removing a major irritant in U.S.-South Korea ties.
French billionaire Olivier Dassault was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash, a police source said, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to the 69-year old conservative politician. Dassault was the eldest son of late French billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault, whose namesake Dassault Aviation, builds the Rafale war planes and owns Le Figaro newspaper.
Italian challengers Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will this week attempt to wrest the America's Cup from holders Emirates Team New Zealand after a 21-year wait for a second shot at the oldest trophy in international sport. The last time the Italian team reached the final was also in the waters off Auckland, when they were comprehensively beaten by the New Zealanders. Defeat did not deter Luna Rossa's billionaire backer Patrizio Bertelli, chief executive of Italian luxury goods group Prada, who has since bankrolled a series of campaigns costing hundreds of millions of dollars in his quest to lift the Cup.
Roger Federer said retirement was never an option during his battle with injury, insisting Sunday the recovery from knee surgery was "completely under control" ahead of his return to competitive tennis at this week's Qatar Open.
Israel took another step towards post-pandemic normalcy on Sunday, opening restaurants, bars and cafes to vaccinated "green pass" holders, with about 40 percent of the population fully inoculated against the coronavirus.
Pope Francis on Sunday met the father of Alan Kurdi, the boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach six years ago became an image of the suffering of Syrians trying to escape war. The pontiff, winding up a historic trip to Iraq, met Abdullah Kurdi at the end of Mass in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil, the Vatican said in a statement. "The pope spent a long time with him (Kurdi) and with the help of an interpreter was able to listen to the pain of a father for the loss of his family," it said.
With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat said Sunday he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of the White House’s agenda such as voting rights. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin stressed that he wants to keep the procedural hurdle known as the filibuster, saying major legislation should always have significant input from the minority party. One example: the “talking filibuster,” which requires senators to slow a bill by holding the floor, but then grants an “up or down” simple majority vote if they give up.
French billionaire Olivier Dassault, a politician and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family, was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
The day of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is finally upon us. One year after announcing that they would be stepping away from their royal duties, Harry and Markle are sitting down with Winfrey for a two-hour tell-all interview. Winfrey will first speak with Markle about royal life, marriage, motherhood, her […]
The four-month suspension of duties on liquor, cheese, and airplanes was announced on March 5 after a call between the European Commission president and US president Joe Biden.
Around 3,000 anti-vaccination protesters from across Romania converged outside the parliament building in Bucharest on Sunday as authorities announced new restrictions amid a rise of COVID-19 infections. It has been less than six weeks since COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed in Bucharest, but rising infections have prompted authorities to reimpose tighter restrictions for a 14-day period effective as of Monday. The restrictions will see bars, restaurants, theaters, gambling venues, and cafes close indoor spaces as the capital’s infection rate rose above three cases per 1,000 inhabitants over a 14-day rolling period — effectively entering a “red scenario,” which the authorities use as a threshold to manage both restrictions and the spread of the virus.
The boy is believed to have been electrocuted while trying to retrieve a ball at Euxton Villa Football Club's ground in Lancashire.
Ligue 1 leaders Lille eased into the French Cup last 16 on Sunday with a 3-1 victory at fourth-tier Gazelec Ajaccio.