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LONDON: Britain said it would pay an extra £44.5 million (50 million euros, $62 million) to boost security around Calais following a demand for more money from President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a key summit on Thursday. “This is about investing in and enhancing the security of the UK border,”…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: With barely two days before the US government runs out of money, and President Donald Trump feuding with Democrats over immigration, Republican congressional leaders scrambled on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) to avoid an embarrassing federal shutdown. A bipartisan deal on immigration that would shield some 700,000 people from…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted “Fake News Awards” late Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), escalating his already persistent attacks on a number of major US media outlets. The awards dropped hours after a senator from Trump’s own Republican party hurled a stinging rebuke at the president,…

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HARARE: Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country’s new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in November after a shock military takeover ended Mugabe’s 37-year reign. Mnangagwa, 75, vowed…

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WASHINGTON: Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 30 to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112 Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), giving the Warriors a club record-matching 14th consecutive road victory. Thompson and Curry, nicknamed “The Splash Brothers,” overwhelmed from 3-point range, with Thompson sinking seven…

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Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and guard Gerald Green were each suspended two games by the NBA on Thursday for a hostile confrontation with rivals in their opponents’ locker room. The incident took place after the Los Angeles Clippers beat the visiting Rockets 113-102 on Monday. A league investigation that…

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ABU DHABI: World No. 1 Dustin Johnson spearheads a stellar cast when the $3 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship tees off in the UAE on Thursday (Friday in Manila) — but his mind is firmly on the US Masters. Johnson will battle returning former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, current…

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LOS ANGELES: Spain’s Jon Rahm is excited heading into the US PGA CareerBuilder Challenge that tees off Thursday (Friday in Manila) on three courses in the Palm Springs, California desert. Last week, he was second at Kapalua in Hawaii, last year’s easiest course on tour. This week, he plays the…

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MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova laid down her Australian Open title credentials on a scorching hot Melbourne day Thursday, with Caroline Garcia and fellow veteran Agnieszka Radwanksa joining her in the third round. With the temperatures heading towards an energy-sapping 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) and ice-towels in use, the Russian drawcard worked…

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PARIS: Neymar scored four times while Edinson Cavani equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Paris Saint-Germain all-time goalscoring record as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders thrashed Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Angel Di Maria struck twice inside the opening quarter-hour at the Parc des Princes before the Argentine provided the cross…

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