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Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat

Amazon has started selling Google’s Chromecast devices two years after it originally removed them from its store. Amazon said it removed them to end customer confusion about which services were available on which device. Analysts said it was because they let people watch services that competed with Amazon’s Prime Video. Google retaliated by blocking access to YouTube on some Amazon gadgets and threatening further restrictions. In September, Google stopped YouTube playing on the Amazon Echo Show. It said it took the step because the way Amazon got the video-sharing service…

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Pep Guardiola backs Manchester City to bounce back after first defeat of season

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will emerge stronger following their first defeat of the season. City were beaten 2-1 by Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game in freezing Kharkiv on Wednesday. The result brought to an end a run of 20 successive victories in all competitions and was their first loss in 29 matches stretching back to April. With top spot in the group already assured, it mattered little in terms of the Champions League but it was hardly ideal preparation for Sunday’s derby trip to…

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Supreme court backs Trump travel ban

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go fully into effect. Seven of the nine justices granted the administration’s request to lift injunctions imposed by lower courts. But the directive against travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen still faces legal challenges. The ruling covers the third version of President Trump’s controversial policy that he has issued since taking office. The presidential proclamation also imposed restrictions on travellers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials. Those provisions…

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Gary Cahill backs David Luiz to set a good example ahead of Liverpool test

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes David Luiz can set a good example for Andreas Christensen – to the benefit of the Blues. Chelsea have not conceded in three games since the 3-0 loss at Roma, after which boss Antonio Conte dropped Luiz, one of the cornerstones of his Premier League title-winning team. Denmark defender Christensen slotted in seamlessly in a 1-0 win over Manchester United and kept his place for last Saturday’s 4-0 victory at West Brom. Brazil defender Luiz returned for Wednesday night’s 4-0 win at Qarabag, which secured…

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EU nurses 'turning their backs on UK'

The decline in EU nurses and midwives wanting to work in the UK since the referendum is continuing, figures show. The trend was first noticed earlier this year, and now a new batch of figures released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council have reinforced the idea that Brexit is having an impact. In September the register showed just over 36,200 EU nurses and midwives – over 2,700 less than a year before. But ministers said a rise in training places would compensate for the drop. That will take some time…

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'I know for a fact he would love another crack at the job' – Micky Gray backs Peter Reid for Sunderland job

The Black Cats are looking for a replacement for Simon Grayson Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Micky Gray has touted Peter Reid as the perfect manager for Sunderland following Simon Grayson’s sacking on Tuesday night. The Black Cats released a statement shortly after their 3-3 draw with Bolton Wanderers to confirm Grayson’s departure from the club. Reid, who managed Sunderland between 1995 and 2002, guided the Black Cats to consecutive seventh place finishes in the Premier League – a feat the club have only managed once since. And Gray believes the…

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FA backs down and pays Eni Aluko the money she is owed for lost earnings

The Football Association has paid Eni Aluko the £40,000 it was withholding after a dispute over a tweet she sent in August about ex-England women’s team manager Mark Sampson. It is understood it was paid soon after Aluko appeared before a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee hearing on the FA’s handling of her 2016 complaint against Sampson. The FA objected to a tweet she sent in August after news of her dispute with Sampson, who she had accused of bullying and racism, became public knowledge. She wrote: “At…

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