Sport 

Celtics vs 76ers RECAP: Relive how Boston came back to beat Philadelphia at NBA London

NBA London stages the next instalment in their international series of games, with Boston Celtics taking on Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics are heavy favourites to win this games as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference. They’re gunning for a seventh straight win tonight against a 76ers side creeping up the ladder. Philadelphia have won their last four straight games and sit ninth in the Eastern Conference. They’re 19-19 for the season and 5-5 from their last 10 outings. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford…

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‘ACKNOWLEDGE THIS’ Brussels members warn EU to stop ignoring border security

Heads of state from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta have demanded the EU does more to control migration flows. In a joint statement at a summit of the so-called “EU Med Group”, the leaders warned: “The management of migration flows will be a fundamental challenge for the EU in years to come. The southern EU countries are particularly concerned and affected. “The fundamental burden of protecting our borders should be recognised and shared by the EU.” The statement was the latest in a long series of repeated…

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Putin’s SHOCK North Korea claim: Russia leader claims ‘mature’ Kim ‘has WON this round’

The Russian president then declared Kim had won the latest stand-off with the West over his nuclear and missile programmes. He said: “I think Kim Jong-un has obviously won this round.  “He has completed his strategic task: he has a nuclear weapon, he has missiles of global reach – up to 13,000km which can reach almost any point of the globe.” Russia has voted at the United Nations in favour of international sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme while urging the West to show restraint and calling for…

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Brooklyn man pleads not guilty to bomb attempt

A New York man pleaded not guilty Thursday to trying to bomb a subway station, an attack that injured no one seriously but himself. Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant, said little during his first appearance in federal court in Manhattan. Wearing blue jail-issued clothing, he said he understood the terrorism charges against him, and when asked by a judge if he had a plea, he responded, “At this moment, not guilty.” Akayed Ullah’s arraignment in New York on Thursday. Christine Cornell Prosecutors went over what sort of evidence they intend…

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Walmart announces raises, bonuses — then closes 63 stores without notice

Walmart announced on Thursday it would raise starting wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour beginning next month, and will give some of its hourly workers one-time bonuses that could be as high as $1,000. In total, more than a million employees could benefit, the company said. The goodwill generated by that announcement, however, was quickly dampened by reports that Walmart would be closing 63 Sam’s Club stores across the country — some with no advance notice. Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon credited the recently passed corporate tax…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars Han Solo movie trailer ‘will be released on MONDAY’

The movie will hit cinemas in just four months and a trailer is way, way overdue. Most Star Wars outings, and indeed every other type of blockbuster, typically has a promotional build up across at least twelve months prior to release.  The Han Solo movie has had a very troubled route to the screen which has increased concerns that the Anthology spin-off is in trouble. A rip-roaring, dazzling trailer is needed to set fans’ minds at rest and generate some last-minute buzz for the May 25 movie. Lucasfilm and Disney…

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Lifestyle 

Brigitte Macron wows in sexy blue leather trousers at an event in Paris

Brigitte Macron, 64, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, stepped out in a pair of fashionable blue leather trousers. She wore them to attend the Prix Histoire et Prix Patrimoine 2017 at the Institut de France. She paired the trousers with a black coat with leather piping detail and exaggerated shoulders. Under this, she wore a high neck white shirt which was buttoned up, and a long V-neck cardigan. She accessorised with a pair of black ankle boots which had a silver design on the front middle.  Her other…

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Cliven Bundy case: How big a problem is prosecutorial misconduct?

Cliven Bundy wanted to walk out of the courtroom in his jail jumpsuit and ankle shackles. Deputy marshals blocked him from doing that. But if it hadn’t been for “flagrant misconduct” committed by federal prosecutors and investigators in the case, the Nevada cattleman may not have been walking out at all. US District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the case, which related to an April 2014 standoff with federal officers seeking to impound Mr. Bundy’s cattle, “with prejudice” this week – meaning prosecutors cannot retry the case on the same charges.…

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