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Golf: Fox beats Otaegui for maiden European Tour title at World Super 6

(Reuters) – Ryan Fox claim his maiden European Tour title with a comprehensive 3&2 victory over Spaniard Adrian Otaegui in the final of the World Super 6 at Perth’s Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday. The 32-year-old New Zealander finished eight-under after 54 holes to earn a bye into the last 16 of the six-hole knockout stage and was the last man through to the quarter-finals after edging out Thai Jazz Janewattananond. “I’ve been close a couple of times and it was certainly nice to get one over the line…

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King the wire fox terrier wins crown at Westminster dog show in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wire fox terrier won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging competitors. A Wire Fox Terrier “King” is pictured after winning the Best in Show group at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, New York, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The animal, named King, captured the most coveted prize at the two-day event at Madison Square Garden, besting challengers from all…

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Wire fox terrier wins top prize at Westminster dog show in New York

A dog gets ready to compete in the Sporting group at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, New York, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wire fox terrier won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging competitors. The animal, named King, captured the most coveted prize at the two-day event at Madison Square Garden, besting challengers from all 50 U.S. states and…

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Fox host says he ‘hasn’t washed hands in 10 years’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pete Hegseth said not washing hands helps him to inoculate himself Fox News host Pete Hegseth has confessed on air that he has not washed his hands for 10 years because “germs are not a real thing”. Speaking on Fox and Friends, Hegseth said the infectious micro-organisms did not exist because they could not be seen with the naked eye. “I inoculate myself,” added the Harvard and Princeton graduate. His confession came after co-hosts Ed Henry and Jedediah Bila made fun of him for…

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Liam Fox: Customs union ‘would not deliver Brexit’

Image copyright Reuters Liam Fox says that staying in a permanent customs arrangement with the EU would “not be delivering Brexit”. The international trade secretary said he did not believe the UK could have an independent trade policy if it stayed in a customs union. Discussions between Theresa May and opposition parties are ongoing after her Brexit plan was overwhelmingly defeated in a vote earlier this week. And a number of parties have been making the case for a customs union. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who wants the UK…

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‘Brexit 50-50’ if May’s deal rejected, says Liam Fox

Image copyright PA One of the senior Brexiteers still in place in a major government role says he believes there is a 50-50 chance Brexit will be stopped if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal next month. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times it would only be “100% certain” if MPs back the deal. He said if the deal is rejected, that “would shatter the bond of trust between the electorate and Parliament”. The vote on the withdrawal agreement is planned for the third week of January.…

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Brexit: What happens next may have to be put to MPs’ vote – Fox

Image copyright Reuters If the Theresa May’s Brexit deal isn’t passed by MPs, then Parliament might have to decide what to do next, Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. The senior Brexiteer said the PM’s deal was unlikely to pass through Parliament unless the backstop issue was resolved. He said one option could be a “free vote” for MPs. One option being widely suggested is another referendum – but Mr Fox told the Andrew Marr Show this was unlikely and would not “heal division”. Other options backed by different groups…

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Likely next Interpol chief Prokopchuk ‘fox in the henhouse’, US senators say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian Alexander Prokopchuk is the frontrunner to become the next Interpol chief A Russian official is expected to become the new head of Interpol, despite concerns that Moscow has used the agency to target its opponents. Alexander Prokopchuk, a veteran of the country’s interior ministry, is favourite to be elected on Wednesday. It follows the disappearance of Interpol’s former president Meng Hongwei, who is being investigated by China’s anti-corruption authorities. The election of Mr Prokopchuk would be seen as a major success for Russia.…

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Patricia Fox: Philippines expels Australian nun and Duterte critic

Image copyright EPA Image caption Patricia Fox has lived in the Philippines for almost three decades An Australian nun who has spent almost three decades in the Philippines is returning home after losing her battle against deportation. Sister Patricia Fox, 72, has angered President Rodrigo Duterte by repeatedly denouncing his administration’s violent campaign against the drugs trade. Her missionary visa was downgraded to a temporary tourist visa last month. Speaking as she was preparing to leave on Saturday, she said Mr Duterte should listen to “the cry of small people”.…

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Jamal Khashoggi case: Liam Fox pulls out of Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate The UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has pulled out of attending an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week. It comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was killed. Saudi Arabia, which denies the killing, allowed investigators inside overnight. The Dutch and French finance…

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