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Brexit: Japan trade deal will not be ready by deadline

The UK won’t be able to roll over an EU trade deal with Japan in time for Brexit, Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. It was one of the most important EU trade deals the UK hoped to replicate ahead of the 29 March withdrawal date. The Department of International Trade also said that the EU’s customs union deal with Turkey will not be ready. In 2017 Mr Fox said the UK would be able to replicate 40 EU free trade deals by Brexit day. But so far his department…

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US shutdown: Parties in fresh talks as next deadline looms

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico’s Sonora Democratic and Republican negotiators are due to meet on Monday to try to reach a deal on border security and avoid another government shutdown. They remain divided on the detention of undocumented immigrants and on funding for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico. Mr Trump accused Democrats of a making a “brand new demand” that was “crazy”. Congress has until Friday to pass legislation before the…

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US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Nick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico’s Sonora Talks between congressional Republicans and Democrats aimed at averting another US government shutdown have broken down without agreement. The negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when last month’s federal funding deal runs out. The disagreement centres on President Donald Trump’s insistence on a bill that funds a US-Mexico border wall. The previous shutdown, lasting 35 days,…

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Snow Patrol, a shaved head & a team of new signings – deadline day in Scotland

Marc McNulty, Snow Patrol and a man’s pledge to shave his head all featured on deadline day in Scotland One manager turned his phone off and went to a gig. A club signed an entire team of new recruits. And another’s media team were told to go to bed rather than announce a signing. Deadline day is never dull in Scotland. The morning after the January transfer window shut, we bring you the best of the action, dealings and banter across Scottish football. Brace yourselves… ‘I’m going to watch Snow…

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Transfer deadline day: Slow deadline day caps quiet window

Michy Batshuayi, Miguel Almiron, Peter Crouch and Youri Tielemans all completed Premier League moves on deadline day Premier League January spending fell for the first time since 2012 with a quiet deadline day capping off a relatively low-spending window. Deadline-day and January spending were less than half of last year’s totals, with 12 deals on 31 January totalling £50m – bringing the month’s spending to £180m, according to figures from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. January 2018 saw £430m spent by Premier League clubs, with £150m on deadline day…

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It’s deadline day – can you handle the pressure?

Image copyright Getty Images As the clock ticks closer towards the deadline of midnight on 31 January to complete self-assessment tax returns, nearly two million people are estimated to have left it until the last minute. Last year almost 750,000 people faced a fine of £100 by being late. Some of those had imaginative (and unsuccessful) excuses for their tardiness. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed some of the “outlandish” reasons they heard last year: My mother-in-law is a witch and put a curse on me I’m too short…

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News Daily: Brexit deal deadline and police force ‘failings’

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Image copyright PA Brexit crunch time It’s almost time. At around 19:00 GMT, MPs will finally vote on Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal – and barring any last-minute upsets, it looks likely she’ll be defeated. The prime minister gave it one final shot on Monday, pointing to new written assurances from the EU about the Northern Irish “backstop” – one of the key sticking points. But despite that, about 100 Conservative MPs and 10 DUP MPs could join…

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World Anti-Doping Agency to gain access to Russian laboratory nine days after deadline

Leading athletes have opposed the lifting of Russia’s suspension A World Anti-Doping Agency team will access the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s laboratory in Moscow on Wednesday, nine days after an initial deadline. Rusada was set a 31 December deadline to comply, but Wada’s inspection team were denied full access to data. A three-year Wada suspension of Russian athletes was ended in September. Wada president Craig Reedie says access to the laboratory and data “will break a long impasse and will potentially lead to many cases being actioned”. Russia’s failure to offer…

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Doping: WADA ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Russia’s failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by WADA’s year-end deadline and that as a result it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). FILE PHOTO: Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks during an interview following a meeting of WADA foundation board in Baku, Azerbaijan November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics.…

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Russian doping: Wada chief ‘bitterly disappointed’ as deadline missed

Wada president Sir Craig Reedie had said he was “confident” of Russia complying with the deadline The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency is “bitterly disappointed” after it was confirmed Russia’s anti-doping agency missed the deadline to hand over data from its Moscow laboratory. Russia was set a 31 December deadline to comply, but Wada’s inspection team were denied full access to samples. The country could now be at risk of another ban from international events after a state-sponsored doping scandal. Wada says it will refer the issue to its…

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