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Rugby – Marler calls condensed Six Nations proposal 'ridiculous'

REUTERS: England prop Joe Marler believes the proposal to condense the Six Nations to a six-week tournament is “ridiculous”, saying some international players may need to sit out tours in order to recover from the hectic schedule. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is looking to scrap one of the two rest weeks in the tournament… Read More »

Germany's Schulz calls Trump 'un-American', warns against lifting Russia sanctions

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies as “un-American” and warned against lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. In one of the sharpest remarks yet by a senior German politician since the new American leader took office, Schulz told the Funke media… Read More »

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security… Read More »

South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced mounting pressure to step down on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital to protest allegations that she let a friend meddle in state affairs. Saturday’s rally in downtown Seoul was the largest so far in a crisis engulfing Park, 64, and organizers said… Read More »