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Britain will have to prove itself to be a successful nation after Brexit if it ever wants to return to the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Friday, calling for strong leadership to make the country's voice heard. A vocal opponent of Britain's departure from the EU, Blair again said he was against Brexit but accepted its reality after the country completed its journey out of the bloc at the end of last year. Not mentioning Prime Minister Boris Johnson by name, Blair said British leaders would have to implement "radical changes" or fall into decline, warning that Brexit had made sure that without some reinvention the country could be left behind.
Prepare for very dry and warm weather for the second half of January unlike the very wet and cool weather in the past fortnight.
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Snow fell over in Iowa overnight Thursday, January 14, with accumulations of more than seven inches in some parts of the state by the Friday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.Snow began falling late Thursday, which, carried by gusty winds, created dangerous blizzard conditions and complicated travel around Des Moines.Twitter user @BTravs shared this footage from Des Moines, which he said was taken around 11:30 pm on Thursday night.A blizzard warning remained in effect through Friday and officials “strongly discouraged” travel. Credit: @BTravs via Storyful
In a blog post published on Friday, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed now needed to live up to the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2019 by doing all it takes to end the conflict in Tigray. "We are ready to help, but unless there is access for humanitarian aid operators, the EU cannot disburse the planned budget support to the Ethiopian government," Borrell said.
Tencent Music Entertainment, which is already China’s biggest online music platform, is planning on getting bigger through the proposed acquisition of Lazy Audio. Among the current owners are financial investors, the company’s management and fellow Tencent group company China Literature. New York Stock Exchange-listed Tencent Music has agreed to pay up to $415 million (RMB2.7 […]
Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, regarded as one of the best English players of his generation, has called time on his illustrious playing career after being named on Friday as manager of second-tier side Derby County. The struggling Championship club said in a statement that the 35-year-old had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract. Rooney, who scored an all-time record 53 goals for England and is also Manchester United's record scorer, joined Derby in a player-coach capacity a year ago from MLS side DC United and made 35 appearances for the club.
Leaders United and champions Liverpool, the two most successful sides in the division, are separated by three points ahead of Sunday's match at Anfield where Klopp's side have not lost since April 2017. However, Klopp said he was not worried about their home record or United stealing a march in the title race as there was still a "long way to go" in the season with third-placed Manchester City also in the running. "Winning a football game, winning against United is enough in itself, it's not necessary that there's a special element that we have a home game and we want to win," Klopp told reporters.
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Exports of fresh fish and seafood have been hit by delays following the end of the Brexit transition period.
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The United States is set to announce fresh sanctions on Friday on six individuals connected to the mass arrests earlier this month of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, two sources familiar with the matter said. Hong Kong police on Jan. 5 arrested 53 people in dawn raids on democracy activists in the biggest crackdown since China last year imposed a security law which opponents say is aimed at quashing dissent in the former British colony. The warning came a day after supporters of President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 stormed Congress in a bid to overturn his November election defeat, prompting China's state media to accuse U.S. politicians of "double standards."
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The deal will be largely paid through cash and Lazy Audio's management team will get post-acquisition equity-settled awards, Tencent said. The acquisition comes at a time when the music streaming site is looking to bolster its content library in order to put it behind a paywall and add more paid users.
The number of people fleeing violence in the Central African Republic has doubled in just a week to nearly 60,000, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, as post-electoral violence intensifies. CAR's government has been battling rebel groups seeking to overturn a Dec. 27 vote in which President Faustin-Archange Touadera was declared victor despite fraud claims. "What's clear is the situation has...worsened," UNHCR spokesman Boris Cheshirkov told a U.N. briefing in Geneva.
Chinese technology firm Huawei plans to establish a flagship store in Riyadh, the largest such store outside China, the Saudi government said on Friday. Huawei has signed a leasing contract with Saudi Arabia's Kaden Investment for the store that will allow the Chinese company to have direct access to consumers amid rising demand for digital products and services in the kingdom, the statement said, without giving a date for the opening. Saudi Arabia expects internet usage in the kingdom to increase from covering 82.6% of the population in 2022 from 73.2% in 2017, the Ministry of Investment statement said.
For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over the fate of their nuclear plants, which generate enough tax money to pay for nicer schools than their neighbors. Like many U.S. nuclear plants struggling to compete with with natural gas and renewable energy, the owners of the Ohio plants turned to the government for help, persuading the state's lawmakers to give them a $1 billion bailout. But relief for the villages of Perry and Oak Harbor was short-lived after the financial rescue became entangled in a political bribery scandal that has brought calls to jettison the bailout.
A Scottish court rejected on Friday an appeal to overturn the conviction of a now-deceased Libyan man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing which killed 270 people. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, an intelligence officer who died in 2012, was jailed for life in 2001 for the murder of 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 residents of the Scottish town in the deadliest militant attack in British history. "The bombing of Pan Am 103 is, to this day, the deadliest terrorist attack on UK soil and the largest homicide case Scotland's prosecutors have ever encountered in terms of scale and of complexity," said Lord Advocate James Wolffe, Scotland's chief legal officer.