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Motor racing :Red Bull seeking gains from Renault's 'big winter'

LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull are hoping Renault's revamped engine will give them the power to take on champions Mercedes in a new-look Formula One this season.

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Greece standoff over €86bn bailout eases after Brussels deal

Government agrees to talks on reforms with European creditors in return for progress on releasing next tranche of funds Greece’s bailout inspectors are returning to Athens to seek changes to the country’s tax, pensions and labour market laws in a sign that the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, will give way to European pressure for deeper reforms. His government agreed at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Monday to talks on big economic reforms in exchange for progress on releasing the next instalment of bailout funds. In return, Europe signalled a winding back of austerity measures for the struggling nation, in a move that could end a dispute between EU creditors and the International Monetary Fund over how to deal with Greece. Continue reading...

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Teenage Syrian refugee on trial in Germany over ISIS bomb plot charges

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee has gone on trial in the German city of Cologne over charges that he planned a bomb attack on behalf of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Read Full Article at RT.com

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Universal Kernel Manager Reborn Released for All Devices

XDA yarpiin, Senior Member is known for bringing UKM to OnePlus devices, and has now made it available as a unified application. The project that was originally released by XDA Recognized Contributor ak & XDA Senior Member apb_axel, is being kept alive with this new release.

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Manchester City warned of Monaco ‘killers in the box’ with Falcao revitalised

• Pep Guardiola reminds players of Barcelona’s Champions League capitulation • ‘The way Monaco play is perfect for Radamel Falcao. That’s why he’s back’Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players to note what happened to Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and be aware that Monaco, the top side in France, have “killers in the box” now Radamel Falcao has recovered from dismal spells at Manchester United and Chelsea. Related: Pep Guardiola a big fan of Monaco and wary of their Champions League threat Continue reading...

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Assange must reduce ‘meddling’ in US policies while in Ecuadorian embassy – Moreno to RT (EXCLUSIVE)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is sheltered in Ecuador’s embassy in London, should reduce meddling in the policies of countries Ecuador has friendly relations with, the frontrunner for Ecuador’s presidential elections, Lenin Moreno, told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

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With the IPL’s millions, this is surely the best time to be a top-level cricketer |Vic Marks

After Tymal Mills went for £1.4m in the latest Indian Premier League auction, what price would Ian Botham or Denis Compton in their pomp have reached?On Tuesday night every cricketer who has played for England has been invited to a dinner at Lord’s by the bountiful Andrew Strauss. It is an excellent idea, eagerly anticipated, and hopefully there will not be too many long speeches because when old cricketers get together there is much to discuss around the table. Firstly, of course, the past, or some legendary version of it, must be revisited and then the vagaries of the present have to be set to rights. Related: Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills attract millions at IPL auction – as it happened Continue reading...

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In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced | William Dalrymple

The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the countryLast week, only three days after a suicide bomb went off in Lahore, an Islamic State supporter struck a crowd of Sufi dancers celebrating in the great Pakistani shrine of Sehwan Sharif. The attack, which killed almost 90, showed the ability of radical Islamists to silence moderate and tolerant voices in the Islamic world. The attack also alarmingly demonstrated the ever-wider reach of Isis and the ease with which it can now strike within Pakistan. Isis now appears to equal the Taliban as a serious threat to this nuclear-armed country. Continue reading...

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