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Mark Orams: Spithill not ruling out change at Oracle's helm

Mark Orams: Spithill not ruling out change at Oracle's helm

It was Spithill and the team bankrolled by Oracle founder Larry Ellison who in 2013 turned an 8-1 deficit against New Zealand into a 9-8 victory and a successful defence of the oldest trophy in global sport. Not only did Oracle make its boat faster during a five-day break in racing, but Spithill, who was a pretty fair boxer during his youth in Australia, regained his edge as a master at mind games.


Qatari foreign minister to meet Tillerson in Washington

Qatari foreign minister to meet Tillerson in Washington

Qatar's foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable, the BBC reported. Gabriel told an event hosted by the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin that Germany remained in close touch with all sides to try to reduce tensions resulting from the biggest diplomatic crisis in the region in years.



Senate punts, then 3 new Republicans oppose health care bill

Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she expected McConnell to discuss revisions at a Tuesday lunch of GOP senators. The White House remained "very confident" about prospects for the Senate bill, spokesman Sean Spicer said ahead of the CBO report's release.


Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent with government

Paul Manafort registers as foreign agent with government

Manafort's filing covered his work on behalf of Ukraine's pro-Russian Party of Regions between 2012 and 2013. "Please Note: The information contained in this filing, including but not limited to descriptions of activities giving rise to the Registrant's present registration and/or contemporaneous financial receipts or disbursements, reflect only Registrant's best recollection of relevant events and such records now available, to the knowledge and belief of the Registrant, for review by the ...



CNN imposing new rules on Russian Federation stories

CNN's White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, has been particularly vocal in protesting the administration's dwindling number of on-camera news briefings. O'Keefe and his website have a long history of aiding Republican causes, often with the use of hidden cameras. Creamer's firm recently sued Project Veritas alleging the sting violated federal wiretap law.


Saudi Arabia demands Qatar close Al Jazeera, sever ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia demands Qatar close Al Jazeera, sever ties with Iran

The list of 13 demands , seen by Associated Press , also wants Qatar to close a Turkish-operated military base, hand over terror suspects and shut down diplomatic posts in Iran. Qatar's government did not have any immediate response to the demands. But as the crisis enters its fifth week, the US State Department on Tuesday urged the states allied against Doha to make their demands public and detail their accusations against Qatar.