Olivier Giroud scores fantastic winner as Arsenal's second-string see off 10-man Red Star Belgrade

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash. Arsene Wenger made nine alterations from the team that lost at Watford on Saturday and it was an underwhelming display from his side until Giroud’s overhead kick settled the game in favour of the visitors. The 1-0 win ...

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Google, Facebook and Twitter targeted by new bill as senators seek to stop Russian election meddling

Senator John McCain and two Democratic senators have unveiled a bill that would force Facebook, Google and others to disclose who is purchasing online political advertising – a measure that could bring sweeping change in an industry that has fought against having to comply with rigorous regulations.  In the first legislative response to revelations that Russians used technology platforms to ...

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Trump administration admits it doesn't have 'all the accurate information' on four US soldiers killed in Niger

Defence Secretary James Mattis said that the Pentagon does not “have all the accurate information yet” regarding the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers.  Mr Mattis spoke briefly to reporters during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart at the Pentagon and confirmed that an investigation is underway as happens whenever a soldier dies.  Staff Sergeants Bryan Black, Jeremiah ...

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White House confirms Trump told widow 'he knew what he was getting into' before saying it was 'totally fabricated'

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says that he coached Donald Trump on what to say to the widow of a US soldier killed in action, and told him to express to her that her husband had acted honourably in making the decision to accept a dangerous position as a soldier. Included in the advice was a phrase that ...

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Everton vs Lyon live: Where can I watch it, what channel, what time is kick off, team news, odds, preview

Ronald Koeman is confident he retains the support of Everton‘s board ahead of their crunch Europa League tie with Lyon. The Toffees boss met with members of the club’s hierarchy, including majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright, when they were at Everton’s training base last week. Moshiri and Kenwright were on site to assess a recent redevelopment at ...

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Salford woman who forced boy, 11, into sex jailed

A woman who forced an 11-year-old boy into having sex with her has been jailed for 15 years. Dawn Davies, 36, repeatedly assaulted her victim and forced him to have sex with her, Manchester Crown Court heard. Davies, of Marlborough Road in Salford, often threatened to or would physically assault him if he refused her requests. A jury found her ...

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Council to sue over Scarborough wheel-spin damage

A driver who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage by performing wheel spins will have to pay for road repairs, a council official has said. North Yorkshire County Council had recently resurfaced Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough as part of £600,000 of improvements to the area. The road was damaged during a car meet-up on Sunday. David Bowe, from ...

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Teddy Tilston murder accused Craig Smith 'devastated'

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s two-year-old son has told a jury he was “devastated” at the toddler’s death. Craig Smith, 28, told Liverpool Crown Court he had left Teddy Tilston, the son of his partner Ashleigh Willett, in the bath for 30 seconds on 1 March. He said he heard a bang and found the boy lying under ...

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Hull Council moots 'tourism tax' for City of Culture

Introducing a “tourism tax” for Hull has been branded a “very poor” idea that “sends out the wrong message”. Hull City Council is to conduct a feasibility study into the prospect of levying a charge on visitors. Travel writer Simon Calder said it would put people off spending time in the City of Culture. The authority, which spends £90,000 a ...

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Sainsbury's worker arrested over 'racist' Snapchat video

Media playback is unsupported on your device A Sainsbury’s worker has been arrested on suspicion of racial offences over a video in which he made comments about customers of Pakistani descent. Joshua Dryden swears in the Snapchat video, uses a word deemed to be a racial slur and complains about them wanting items “as cheap as possible”. Derbyshire Police said ...

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