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Fact check: will Mexico pay for Trump’s border wall?

Donald Trump has claimed that Mexico will indirectly pay for his border wall, as Democrats and the White House remain deadlocked over funding and a partial government shutdown continues. In his first prime-time address from the Oval Office earlier...

Friday, 13:06 in Politics

Tottenham vs. Man Utd preview: team news and possible starting XIs

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United What: Premier League matchday 22  When: Sunday 13 January  Where: Wembley Stadium, London  Kick-off: 4.30pm UK time  TV channel: live on Sky Sports Sunday’s Premier League encounter between Tottenham and...

Friday, 12:27 in Sport

‘Bring it home’: Harry Kane urges Tottenham to end trophy drought

Harry Kane says Tottenham’s squad must “step it up and work even harder” to end the club’s trophy drought. Spurs have not won any trophies since the 2008 League Cup but are currently third in the Premier League and through to the Champions League last...

Friday, 11:20 in Sport

Ocean to ocean: a fly-drive through Maritime Canada

When you think of Canada, the images that come to mind are probably of grizzly bears prowling through pine forests, skiers swooping down snow-capped peaks, or maybe deer dotted across desolate prairies. But those stereotypes are challenged by a visit...

Friday, 10:29 in Auto

Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: US police issue warrant for DNA sample

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has confirmed that police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from the football star. Police in the United States are investigating claims that the Juventus forward allegedly raped American Kathryn Mayorga at...

Friday, 09:53 in Sport

Andy Murray set to retire due to hip injury: tennis world pays tribute

Andy Murray broke down in tears as he faced journalists and admitted that next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of his career. Even if he does manage to fight through the pain of a hip injury, the 31-year-old Scot announced that he...

Friday, 09:07 in Sport

Arsenal transfer news: Denis Suarez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey

Gunners are skint Arsenal have agreed terms with Denis Suarez, but there is a problem: they cannot afford Barcelona’s £10m demands. The Sun reports that manager Unai Emery has spoken of the club’s cash-flow problems and that is holding up the signing...

Friday, 08:25 in Sport

Swiss Muslim fined £178 for saying ‘Allahu akbar’

Swiss police have defended handing a Muslim man a £178 fine for saying “Allahu Akbar” in public because passersby could have mistaken him for a terrorist. The man, identified in Swiss media as Orhan E., says he used the phrase after spotting a friend...

Friday, 02:14 in Auto

How Amazon’s Alexa has been calling the shots at CES 2019

Amazon’s Alexa is quickly becoming the must-have technology in the home.  Whether it’s shouting “Alexa, next” at your Echo speaker or “fast forward” to your Fire TV stick, the voice assistant meets many of your basic needs. And its rise to prominence...

Thursday, 16:29 in Business

Australian Open 2019: draw highlights, predictions, betting odds, TV

Australian Open 2019 What: first tennis grand slam of the year  When: 14-27 January  Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia  Defending champions: Roger Federer (men’s singles); Caroline Wozniacki (women’s singles)  Full draws: men’s singles;...

Thursday, 16:19 in Sport

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley: extreme luxury in the Australian bush

As hotels and resorts around the world continue to raise the bar in the ever-escalating luxury arms race, several – mostly across Asia and the Middle East – have begun advertising themselves as six- or even seven-star establishments. Most are vast,...

Thursday, 14:29 in Auto

Taste the World’s Best Martini 2019

If your idea of dry January is a little less vermouth in your martini, 100 Wardour Street is the place to be on Tuesday evening. From 7pm, the central London bar will pit five premium gins against one another - and last year’s champion - for a place...

Thursday, 14:29 in Auto

Ashley Giles: England can win the Cricket World Cup and Ashes in 2019

Ashley Giles is backing England to secure a double triumph on home soil in 2019 by winning the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Ashes. Last month the 45-year-old was appointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as the new managing director of...

Thursday, 14:16 in Sport

Best crime dramas to look forward to in 2019

Fans of pacey crime dramas are in luck this year, with a host of new top-quality shows coming to our small screens. Here is our pick of the shows to keep an eye out for in 2019: Manhunt Starring Martin Clunes, Manhunt is based on the investigation...

Thursday, 13:36 in Auto

Premier League: why Liverpool face the toughest task to win the title

Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table after achieving the fourth-best ever record at this stage of the season - but their rivals in the top four are also setting new standards. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side have won 54...

Thursday, 12:17 in Sport

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