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The Latest: Paris picked as future home of EU banking agency

The Latest on the competition between EU countries to host agencies that must be relocated because of Brexit: (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Paris has been picked to succeed London as host city of the European Banking Authority once Britain leaves the European Union. Paris beat out Dublin in the final round of voting Monday among the 28 EU nations minus Britain. Frankfurt, in a surprise, failed to be selected as one of the two finalists. The European Banking Authority monitors the regulation and supervision of Europe’s banking sector. It…

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Media playback is unsupported on your device Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet the army chief amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on Wednesday. The governing Zanu-PF party is also meeting to discuss whether to dismiss their founder and long-term leader. The army intervened after Mr Mugabe, 93, fired his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mr Mnangagwa’s dismissal made Mr Mugabe’s wife Grace front…

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Tony Pulis says his future is out of his hands after Chelsea crush West Brom

Tony Pulis admitted his future rests with West Brom’s owners after the joint-heaviest defeat of his tenure to Chelsea left his position looking increasingly perilous. One day after conceding he could understand if the Baggies board opted for a managerial change given their rotten form, Pulis saw his side thumped 4-0 at The Hawthorns in front of Chinese owner Guochuan Lai and a home crowd that greeted the final whistle with a chorus of ‘Pulis out’. Albion have now gone 11 games without a victory, and will be in the…

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UK seeks future cyber-security stars

A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline challenges themed around battling hackers. It is one of several programmes trying to build interest in security work and help fill a looming skills gap. One industry expert said a broad strategy would be needed to address the widening gap. Hacker clubs The free Cyber Discovery programme aims to “encourage the best young minds into cyber-security”, said Karen Bradley,…

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'Disappointed' O'Neill to discuss Republic future after play-off defeat

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will speak to the country’s football association about his future after failing to reach the World Cup. The Republic were trounced 5-1 by Denmark in the play-offs. In October, O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane agreed contract extensions to remain until the Euro 2020 campaign. “I thought there was an agreement. I’ll speak to [FAI chief] John Delaney – I’ve not spoken to him since we spoke about the new contract,” said O’Neill. O’Neill and Keane were appointed in November 2013 after the departure of…

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Michael O'Neill shelves future talk after Northern Ireland’s World Cup hopes end

Michael O’Neill was unwilling to discuss the future for him and his veteran Northern Ireland players having seen their hopes of reaching a first World Cup in 32 years extinguished. The Northern Irish valiantly fell short in their play-off with Switzerland, though ultimately not because of what happened in a 0-0 draw in Basel on Sunday, but due to a contentious penalty decision three days earlier that may haunt some of his team forever.  Referee Ovidiu Hategan dumbfounded them when he spotted a handball against Corry Evans and gave a…

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