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Brexit: 'Significant differences' over exit bill says Davis

The differences between the UK and EU over the Brexit “divorce bill” remain significant, David Davis has said. The Brexit Secretary told MPs the UK was rigorously vetting the EU’s demands and the two sides had “very different legal stances” over what was owed. While talks were proving “tough and at times confrontational”, he said he hoped they could be widened to open dialogue on trade after October. Labour said “fantasy was meeting brutal reality” in what was achievable. The UK has said it is ready to “intensify” talks rather…

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Hollywood whitewashing: Is Ed Skrein's Hellboy exit a turning point?

Film fans have inundated Ed Skrein with love after the British actor turned down the role of Major Ben Daimio in the new Hellboy film because the character is of mixed Asian heritage (and he isn’t). Skrein’s decision comes after years of controversy about Hollywood whitewashing. The rising star has been praised for his stance, especially since he’s at a crucial point in his career, and won lots of new admirers. Skip Twitter post by @AgentFoo As a person of Asian descent: thank you for this. It’s heartening to see…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 29: Man United given hope in Bale deal, Liverpool eyeing double swoop, Chelsea star nearing exit

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers… Manchester United have been given ‘encouragement’ in a potential deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, accorsding to reports in Spain. (Marca) Liverpool are looking to follow up an agreement for Naby Keita with a £135million double swoop for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar. (The Sun)  Chelsea want to make a triple swoop for England internationals Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley before the transfer window closes. (Daily Telegraph) The defending Premier League champions are also close to agreeing…

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I’m going HOME! David Silva planning Manchester City exit ahead of Las Palmas transfer

The 31-year-old is eyeing a return to Spain with Las Palmas Sunday, August 6, 2017 David Silva is planning on a return to Spain when his contract with Manchester City expires in June 2019, according to reports in his homeland. The Spanish international is said to have reached a verbal agreement with LaLiga side Las Palmas, with a deal depending on the club retaining their top-flight status. Silva will be 33 by the time his current contract runs out at the Etihad Stadium and favours a return to his birthplace…

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Neymar to PSG update: Barcelona exit hits snag as LaLiga reject buy-out clause payment

Will LaLiga prevent Neymar moving to PSG? Thursday, August 3, 2017 The world-record transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain seems to have hit a snag after LaLiga refused to accept the release clause for the striker. Neymar told the club his wish to leave the Nou Camp on Wednesday, and Barcelona said they would only allow the 25-year-old to make the switch if his buy-out clause of €222million [£198.5million] was met and paid in full. But in an unexpected twist, lawyers for the player were turned away on Thursday morning…

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Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours

Ben Affleck has scotched rumours he is quitting as the caped crusader after his upcoming role in Justice League. He’d been due to star in and direct another standalone film – The Batman – but pulled out of directing duties in January. After Affleck’s script was also ditched by incoming director Matt Reeves, it looked like he was going to jump ship. But he denied he was leaving the franchise, saying: “Batman is the coolest part in any universe.” “Let me very clear – I am the luckiest guy in…

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Everton FC transfer news: Joel Robles set for exit with Deportivo La Coruna leading chase for goalkeeper

Joel Robles could be on his way out of Everton Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Deportivo La Coruna are leading the race for Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles. The Spaniard’s place at Goodison Park is under threat following Jordan Pickford’s £30m arrival from Sunderland and he is considering his future. Several sides in Spain are interested in the 27-year-old, including Getafe and Real Betis. But, according to Marca, Deportivo are the favourites to land Robles after missing out on other targets. The Spanish club had wanted Diego Alves, but he opted to…

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