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Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees to join Arsenal as swap deal for Alexis Sanchez takes giant leap

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, while Alexis Sanchez will move in the opposite direction to Manchester United, according to reports.  The Armenian is set to have his medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. This comes after it had emerged that both players had said their goodbye’s to their respective team-mates earlier today.  It is not clear what the length of Mkhitaryan’s contract or his salary with the Gunners will be. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had said striker Sanchez, 29, would only…

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Here’s How to Deal With Men (Thwack!)

Advertisement “So you like breaking rules, do you?” Kasia Urbaniak said to the bald man seated before her. “Or do you like getting in trouble? That’s pretty greedy of you, to come here and do something right away to warrant punishment. I haven’t even had a chance to assess what kind of punishment you need.” She paced across the bright stage in her platform leather boots. An audience of 130 professional women — bankers, marketing directors — were observing this demonstration in the parquet-floored ballroom of a rented Midtown Manhattan…

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Macron says 'special' UK deal possible

Media playback is unsupported on your device French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. Speaking to Andrew Marr, he warned – as Brussels has already done – that the UK could not “cherry-pick” the elements it liked. A deal might fall somewhere between the single market and a trade agreement, he said. Mr Macron’s comments come after his first visit…

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US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

Last-ditch efforts are being made in Washington to prevent a shutdown of the US government. With a Senate vote due shortly before the Friday midnight deadline, Republicans leaders are struggling to gather support to pass a budget bill. The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night to extend funding until next month. President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck. He invited Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer, a fellow New Yorker, to the White House for…

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Brighton news: Seagulls sign Dutch forward Jurgen Locadia in reported £14million deal

The 24-year-old spent eight years at PSV Eindhoven Friday, January 19, 2018 Brighton have signed PSV Eindhoven striker Jurgen Locadia for a club-record fee. The Seagulls have not confirmed the fee, but it has been reported to be in the region of £14million. The 24-year-old has signed a contract through to June 2022. “He is a player we have been aware of for some time,” manager Chris Hughton told Brighton’s official website. “We are delighted to have signed him.” Locadia started his career with PSV and has scored 62 goals…

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New deal: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho pens two-year contract extension

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho Friday, January 19, 2018 Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension to commit himself to Manchester City until the summer of 2020. The 32-year-old Brazilian was in the last six months of his previous deal but the club had long been in talks with a man who has become a key part of Pep Guardiola’s midfield. “This is a club with a fantastic future and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible,” Fernandinho said on the club’s official website. “With…

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $8bn investment deal

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will officially become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm. A consortium led by Japan’s Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in an $ 8bn ($ 5.8bn) deal. Mr Kalanick, who stepped down as chief executive in June, is selling $ 1.4bn worth of stocks, it is widely reported. While he had long been worth billions on paper, this deal cements his wealth. Mr Kalanick was driven out…

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