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Canadian PM: no political interference in Huawei arrest decision

FILE PHOTO – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese technology giant Huawei, who was detained at Vancouver airport. Trudeau said Ottawa had been given a few days’ advance notice about the plan to arrest Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States. He declined to give…

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Doping: Russian Olympic Committee appeals local court doping decision

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Olympic Committee appealed on Thursday against a Moscow court ruling that refused to recognize bobsledder Alexander Zubkov’s Olympic ban, saying it could cast doubt on Russia’s desire to fight against doping. FILE PHOTO: Russia’s pilot Alexander Zubkov poses with a gold medal during a ceremony for the four-man bobsleigh event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort near Sochi, Russia, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Zubkov, who has retired from competition and currently serves as…

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Olympics: Sheikh Ahmad’s decision ‘protects us all’ – Bach

TOKYO (Reuters) – Olympic chief Thomas Bach has praised Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah for stepping down as the head of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) while he fights a court case and said he hoped the Kuwaiti would be back at the helm soon. FILE PHOTO: Asian Winter Games – Opening ceremony – Sapporo Dome – Sapporo, Japan – 19/02/17 – Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah takes part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Issei Kato Sheikh Ahmad, a key Bach ally and head of the…

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German cartel agency sees final decision on Facebook in early 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The German federal cartel office Bundeskartellamt expects a decision on the EU’s Facebook investigation in 2019, an official said on Thursday. Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Sandro Gleave said: “We are expecting a final decision early next year.” Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Robin Emmott Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May returning to Downing Street on Monday Ministers have been told “judgement day is coming” over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours. Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK’s exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the month. Downing Street said talks had gone on through the night but “substantial issues” still remained to be resolved. Amid growing pressure on the PM, one…

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Raheem Sterling penalty: Worst penalty decision ever?

Nothing but turf – Sterling trips over his own foot and wins a penalty Was it the worst penalty decision ever? Probably. On Wednesday night, Raheem Sterling became – to our knowledge – the first footballer to be fouled by his own toe. Through on goal with his side 1-0 up in their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, Sterling pulled back his left foot to shoot, but instead of sweetly hitting leather he jabbed the end of his boot into the turf and collapsed to the floor. Shakhtar’s Mykola…

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Jose Mourinho: Football Association to contest decision not to charge Man Utd boss

The win over Newcastle ended a run of four games without a win for Jose Mourinho’s team The Football Association will appeal against a decision not to charge Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for comments he made after a match. The FA claimed that Mourinho swore in Portuguese to a television camera as he walked off the pitch following a 3-2 win over Newcastle on 6 October. However, United successfully contested the original charge. The FA’s appeal comes after considering the written reasons of the Independent Regulatory Commission inquiry. More…

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Uber to appeal Singapore’s competition watchdog decision on Grab deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has decided to appeal a decision by the Singapore competition regulator that its merger with regional rival Grab violated the city-state’s competition laws, the firm said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A view of Uber and Grab offices in Singapore March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Last month, Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and imposed restrictions on their operations open up the market to competitors, after concluding that their merger had driven up prices. It fined Grab S$6.42 million ($4.7 million)…

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Billy Joe Saunders to give up WBO title to challenge licence decision

Billy Joe Saunders won his title against Andy Lee in 2015 Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders will give up his WBO world middleweight title “with a heavy heart” as he challenges the decision to deny him a licence, says promoter Frank Warren. Saunders, 29, was refused a licence to fight Demetrius Andrade after returning an adverse finding in a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association test in August. Warren says the boxer will give up his belt because of the “mental anguish”. He added the licence decision would be challenged in the Supreme Court.…

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