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Mourinho tells Martial he needs to see more from French forward

CARRINGTON, England: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent a clear message to French forward Anthony Martial on Wednesday, saying he needs to do more to impress him and comparing his approach unfavourably with that of team-mate Marcus Rashford. It was the latest example of Mourinho going public with his challenges to a player, after his… Read More »

Greece arrests seven for trafficking drugs from Albania to Italy

ATHENS: Greece’s coastguard said on Saturday that it had uncovered an international ring that transported large quantities of drugs from Albania to Italy using high-speed boats. The coastguard’s drug-fighting unit said it had arrested five Albanians and two Greeks and seized 1.5 tonnes of unprocessed cannabis and two speedboats, estimating that the ring had made… Read More »

After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

REUTERS: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the U.S. Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said… Read More »

Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria

AMMAN: The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday. The army has made steady progress in recent weeks in eastern Aleppo countryside towards the Euphrates River where it… Read More »

Liverpool gained from mid-season camp in Spain, says Mane

REUTERS: Liverpool will reap the benefits of their mid-season training camp in Spain when they travel to relegation-threatened Premier League champions Leicester City on Monday, forward Sadio Mane said. With the Merseyside club devoid of any domestic cup or European commitments, Juergen Klopp’s charges took advantage of their fortnight break and went for a four-night… Read More »

Barca appeal Suarez suspension from Cup final

BARCELONA: Barcelona hope to reverse Luis Suarez’s suspension from the King’s Cup final after launching an appeal against the Uruguayan’s second booking in Tuesday’s semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday. The Cup holders said on www.fcbarcelona.com that they will also appeal Sergio Busquets’ yellow card in the game, which… Read More »