U.S. attorney general questioned in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel’s office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The interview marked the first time that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is known to have interviewed a member of Trump’s Cabinet, and is ...

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche sign new long-term contract as Aaron Lennon joins from Everton

Sean Dyche has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Burnley, extending his commitment to the club until 2022. The 46-year-old, who was linked with vacancies at Everton and Leicester City earlier in the season, is set to see his weekly salary rise to approximately £70,000. Dyche, who was appointed at Turf Moor in October 2012, has led Burnley to ...

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Donald Trump to host France's Emmanuel Macron in first state visit of his presidency

The White House announced US President Donald Trump‘s first official state visit of his presidency will be with French President Emmanuel Macron.  Mr Macron’s visit will also include Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump‘s first state dinner.  No date has been set for the visit as yet, but an announcement is likely to be made with Mr Trump is ...

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Phil Neville appointed new head coach of England Women

Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of England Women until the end of the 2021 UEFA Women’s Championship campaign, the Football Association has announced. The former Manchester United, Everton and England player becomes the permanent successor to Mark Sampson, who was sacked last September. Neville takes over a team that are third in the world rankings, behind only the United States ...

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Private firm pushes ahead with UK-France power cable despite Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) – Private investment firm Aquind is pushing ahead with plans to build a 1.4 billion euro (1.22 billion pounds) high-voltage undersea power cable between Britain and France despite uncertainties created by Brexit, its managing director said on Tuesday. Kirill Glukhovskoy told Reuters the project was in the process of obtaining planning permits and marine domain authorisations from both ...

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Germany: Plane and helicopter crash in mid-air, killing four

A small plane and a helicopter have collided in south-western Germany killing four people, police say. A rescue helicopter which had been on a training flight was involved in the crash above the town of Philippsburg, air rescue organisation DRF said. The cause of the crash is still unclear. The area where it happened has been cordoned off. DRF said ...

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Egypt election: Retired general and candidate Sami Anan arrested

Former chief of staff in the Egyptian army, Sami Anan, has been detained after announcing his intention to run for president. Mr Anan has been accused by the armed forces of violating Egypt’s military code, running for the post without permission and forging documents. He was widely considered to be the last high-profile challenger to Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. ...

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Pakistan Zainab murder: Police arrest suspect

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pakistani authorities say they have arrested the main suspect in the rape and killing of six-year-old Zainab Ansari. The chief minister of Punjab province accused Imran Ali, 24, of being a serial killer. Speaking at a news conference in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif said the suspect had confessed and his DNA matched samples from ...

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Barry Bennell trial: Coach 'used Darth Vader grip' on witness

Barry Bennell used a “Darth Vader grip” to pin a youth footballer to a wall after he interrupted the former coach abusing a boy, a court has heard. Martin Clarke told Liverpool Crown Court he had seen Mr Bennell with one of his alleged sex abuse victims in the changing rooms at Crewe’s Gresty Road. The trial heard Mr Bennell ...

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Dear Coleen: I'm so worried that my daughter is becoming an alcoholic – just like me

Dear Coleen I’m 58 and a recovering alcoholic. For about 10 years, until my early 30s, I don’t remember a thing that happened and can’t even recall my mother dying or her funeral. Things changed when I met my wife. I’ve got a great career and a lovely home and have only fallen off the wagon five times in 25 ...

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