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Motor racing: Stoll stays as Renault Sport president after Koskas leaves

FILE PHOTO: Jerome Stoll, French car maker Renault Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and Light Commercial Vehicles, leader of the Europe Region Management Committee, speaks during a news conference in Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris, January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – Jerome Stoll will stay on as president of Renault Sport Racing, which includes the Formula One team, after the sudden departure of Thierry Koskas, the executive who was supposed to replace him. Koskas, who was a member of Renault’s executive committee reporting to chairman and chief executive…

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Technology 

Huawei Canada executive leaves post as scrutiny of company grows

NEW YORK/OTTAWA (Reuters) – One of Huawei Canada’s top executives on Friday disclosed he was leaving his post after more than seven years with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, which is facing heightened scrutiny over security issues from Canada and its allies. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Canada Vice President of Corporate Affairs Scott Bradley stands outside after the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was released on a $10 million bail in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Scott Bradley disclosed his departure…

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US government shutdown leaves websites insecure

Image copyright US Court of Appeals Image caption Some government websites are telling users not to enter sensitive information The ongoing US government shutdown is leaving dozens of official websites insecure or inaccessible. Affected websites include the US Department of Justice, the Court of Appeals and Nasa. The shutdown, over a funding dispute for President Trump’s Mexican wall, means 400,000 federal employees are currently not being paid. One of the side effects of this is that security certificates for websites are not being renewed. Digital certificates ensure that communications between…

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Aitor Karanka: Nottingham Forest manager leaves Championship club after 12 months

Aitor Karanka’s contract at the City Ground had been due to run until the summer of 2020 Nottingham Forest have parted company with their manager Aitor Karanka after just a year in the job. The 45-year-old Spaniard was appointed in January 2018 and has left the City Ground with Forest seventh in the Championship table. His final game in charge was Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by Chelsea, having beaten Leeds the previous week to move within four points of the top six. First-team coach Simon Ireland has been put in…

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Christmas: Dying neighbour leaves girl 14 years’ of presents

Image copyright Owen Williams A family were left shocked to find their late elderly neighbour had left Christmas presents to give to their daughter for the next 14 years. Ken, who was in his late 80s, lived near to Owen and Caroline Williams in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, for the last two years. The couple said Ken “doted” on their two-year-old daughter Cadi. He died recently and on Monday evening, his daughter knocked on the Williams’ home to deliver the presents. Image copyright Owen Williams Image caption Two-year-old Cadi has…

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Soccer: Mourinho leaves United after poor start to season

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Liverpool v Manchester United – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – December 16, 2018 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal…

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Shrewsbury crash leaves car vertical in tree

Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption West Mercia Police said the driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drink driving A driver has been arrested after crashing into a telegraph pole and getting his car stuck in a tree. West Mercia Police said the crash happened on the B4386 at Cruckton, Shrewsbury, in the early hours of Sunday. The force said the male driver failed a breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The crash left the car vertical with its bonnet pointing down,…

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Russia-Ukraine sea clash leaves Mariupol port deserted

Image caption There was little activity at Mariupol this week Times are hard at Ukraine’s major trading port at Mariupol. In fact, it’s almost dead – and workers say things have not been this bad for decades. “If it carries on like this, the number of shipping companies working with us will plummet next year,” says engineer Maryna Pereshyvatlova, who has worked here for 32 years. Ever since conflict broke out in the east when pro-Russian separatists seized parts of the Donbas region, the port has been starved of coal…

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Linton railings crash escape leaves police ‘speechless’

Image copyright BCH Road Policing Image caption The metal railing avoided both the driver and his passenger when it came through the windscreen Police officers were left “speechless” that a driver and his passenger were uninjured when railings pierced their windscreen. The car, driven by a male who passed his test weeks ago, crashed on a frosty road near a water pumping station in Linton, Cambridgeshire, on Friday. He had a front-seat passenger and police said they were “thankfully going home to their families uninjured”. The roads policing team for…

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Science 

Nasa’s Voyager 2 probe ‘leaves the Solar System’

Image copyright NASA Image caption Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center to explore the outer planets The Voyager 2 probe, which left Earth in 1977, has become the second human-made object to leave our Solar System. It was launched 16 days before its twin craft, Voyager 1, but that probe’s faster trajectory meant that it was in “the space between the stars” six years before Voyager 2. The news was revealed at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Washington. And the chief scientist on…

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