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National Football League owners 'intent' on avoiding Trump insults

National Football League owners 'intent' on avoiding Trump insults

Kraft, a friend of the president's and a generous campaign backer, blasted Trump for spewing "divisive" and "horrible" rhetoric. This was not a "league meeting", per se, but rather a scramble by both players and owners to try and grab ahold of the kneeling situation that was unfolding, amid President Trump blasting the NFL repeatedly for allowing players to kneel.


May won't quit over customs union defeat, say No 10 aides

May won't quit over customs union defeat, say No 10 aides

He said a solution for the border won't really be needed until the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1, 2021 because the United Kingdom will effectively remain inside the customs union and single market during this interim phase.


Shoplifting scandal forces Madrid premier to resign

Shoplifting scandal forces Madrid premier to resign

It follows a monthlong controversy over a master's degree in regional law granted to Cifuentes by a public university, which faked signatures of professors and administrators after she apparently failed to attend most classes. The political opposition in the regional assembly was scheduling an early May vote of no confidence. A series of corruption cases has depleted senior ranks of the PP in Madrid in recent years, meaning the party is short of options to replace Ms Cifuentes, who was ...


Donors pledge $4.4bn for Syria, well short of target

Donors pledge $4.4bn for Syria, well short of target

Earlier, the United Nations warned that two weeks after its forces took full control of Eastern Ghouta, the regime has yet to allow United Nations humanitarian aid to enter the main town of Douma. UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday urged the worldwide community not to allow a fresh humanitarian catastrophe to unfold in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, on the Turkish border, which has seen a massive influx of people fleeing the conflict.