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North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

North Korea is willing to hold talks with US, South Korea says. The announcement came after Gen Kim Yong-chol met South Korean President Moon Jae-in ahead of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka is attending the ceremony. US officials have ruled out meeting the North Korean delegation. The US says North Koreans pulled out of a meeting with Vice-President Mike Pence during the opening ceremony. The Korean rapprochement has been seen as a move by the North to drive a wedge between the…

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Brexit: Theresa May heads to Chequers for cabinet talks

Theresa May and her senior ministers will try to hammer out a deal over the government’s approach to Brexit when they meet at her country retreat. The Brexit sub-committee gathers at Chequers with the government under pressure to spell out in detail what it wants to secure from Brexit talks. The UK has said it wants a “deep and special” partnership with the EU. But ministers have been at odds over how closely the EU and UK should align after exit day in March 2019. The Brexit sub committee includes…

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Maplin in talks with potential buyers

One of Britain’s biggest electronics retailers is in talks with potential buyers amid reports it is seeking to head off the threat of administration. Maplin, which has more than 200 stores and 2,500 staff, hopes to strike a deal this week, the company said. News of a possible sale, first reported by Sky News, comes after insurers withdrew credit cover last year because of falling profits. Maplin, owned by Rutland Partners, is the latest High Street name in trouble. A string of clothing retailers and restaurants, plus Toys R Us…

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What next for Conor McGregor? Assessing the options for UFC star after Floyd Mayweather rematch talks end

The current interim Lightweight champion claims McGregor has been avoiding him for too long. After a third-round submission of Kevin Lee back in October, Ferguson called out the ‘Notorious’. A slick striker with a nasty Brazilian Jiu Jitsu background, the 34-year-old could cause the Irishman serious problems in the octagon. Monday, February 19, 2018 Conor McGregor appears to have confirmed a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Junior will not be taking place under the rules of MMA. In an Instagram post on Sunday night, the ‘Notorious’ had a cheeky dig at the…

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Harley Windsor, our first Indigenous Winter Olympic athlete, talks sex and religion

Both involve a bit of … [laughs] … mental strength. And physical strength. You need to conserve power for one or the other. You come from a big family: one of nine kids. Does that mean there were frank conversations going on about sex? Did you know about it from a young age? Well, because I’m the youngest, I always hung out with older people, so I had a pretty good idea about everything from a young age. When you’ve got older siblings, I suspect your development fast-tracks a little….

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