Armin Laschet has become the new leader of the Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) party in Germany. While the vote making the new CDU leader is not the final word on who will run as the center-right candidate, he will either run for chancellor or will have a big say in who does in the September elections. Mr Laschet, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany's most populous state - won a runoff vote against Friedrich Merz on Saturday, securing 521 votes against 466 for his arch-conservative rival in a ballot of party members.
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Pune (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): As many as 660 beneficiaries have received vaccine shot against COVID-19 in Pune, till 1 pm on Saturday, according to District Administration, Pune.
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British airports called for urgent government support and an airline industry representative said the sector was heading for a "very difficult" place after Britain tightened its COVID-19 rules for international travellers on Friday. From 0400 GMT on Monday, all travellers to Britain must have a recent negative COVID-19 test and quarantine at home for 10 days on arrival, unless they test negative a second time five days after arrival. Tim Alderslade, chief executive of industry body Airlines UK, said the first three months of the year were typically a slow period for the sector, but called for plans to relax rules during the peak spring and summer period.
A plane carrying one million doses of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine arrived on Saturday in Serbia, making it the first European country to receive the Chinese vaccine for mass inoculation programmes. President Aleksandar Vucic was accompanied by Beijing's ambassador to the Balkan country at Belgrade's airport as containers carrying the vaccines were unloaded from an Air Serbia plane. "I would like to thank President Xi Jinping and Chinese leadership for sending us one million doses of the vaccine," Vucic, who has helped forge close ties with China in recent years, told reporters.
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After Sharma’s dismissal, India didn’t score a run for 32 balls. In hindsight, Sharma was right that if he didn’t take on the bowling then the scoring rate would stagnate. But somewhere there had to be better game awareness.
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Mesut Ozil is close to finalising an agreement to leave Arsenal as a free agent this month. The German superstar has been out of favour under Mikel Arteta since the coronavirus restart last season and was not even named in the Gunners’ Premier League or European squads for the current campaign. The 32-year-old is due to be out of contract at the end of the season, but Standard Sport understands his exit has been agreed in principle and is now close to being finalised so he can terminate his £350,000-a-week deal early.
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Over a hundred elite athletes have signed an open letter in support of journalists at French daily sports newspaper L'Equipe, which has stopped publication due to a strike, now entering its second week. The journalists are striking against a plan to cut 50 out of 350 jobs from the group, which includes L'Equipe, its weekly magazine, Velo News and France Football, which is going to go from being a weekly to a monthly publication.The group says it anticipates losses of six million euros in 2021 and its plan would save five million euros.The strike comes on the heels of a disastrous year for sports and sports media as the coronavirus drags on, keeping teams off the pitch and spectators out of the stadiums. France announces bail-out for struggling sports sector"In recent months we have realised how essential sport is to our daily lives. For the past week we have also realised that sport is missing L'Equipe," French Sports Minister, Roxana Maracineanu, a former Olympic medallist, tweeted on Friday."Come back soon, make us experience sport, all sports, again, and continue to report for us, to report on me," wrote the 180 athletes in a letter published on Friday."Come back soon," wrote the Nouvelle République on its Twitter feed, with a link to the letter.The group included an array of international stars, some active, some retired, including NBA center Rudy Gobert, Olympic gold medallists Marie-Jose Perec and Renaud Lavillenie, Roland Garros winner Yannick Noah, former UEFA president and France captain Michel Platini and Formula One champion Alain Prost as well as American former Tour de France champion Greg Lemond and Brazil centre back Dante."For years now, we've been rubbing shoulders, we've been talking by the side of the pitches, roads, swimming pools, gymnasiums, tracks," said the letter."Years of exchanging ideas and sometimes even arguing over them."In triumph and defeat"By accompanying my first steps, my victories, my medals, you have been the link with my supporters, millions of sports enthusiasts. You did not hide my defeats, nor my doubts." French fitness clubs launch legal action over Covid closuresVeteran French tennis player Nicolas Mahut echoed the sentiments on Twitter, writing: "How many times did I cut out interviews with my idol Pete Sampras from L'Equipe and stick them to the wall of my bedroom in Poitiers so I could sleep next to them and motivate myself."(with AFP)
As he prepares to end a tumultuous four years as U.S. president facing potential legal jeopardy, Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of pardoning himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Justice Department has previously taken the view that the Constitution does not allow a sitting president to be indicted, but a former president enjoys no such protections. Here is an explanation of the potential constitutional problems with a self-pardon and why such action would not end Trump's legal jeopardy after his term ends on Wednesday.
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It was the infamous Bodyline Series between Australia and England in 1933 and it had reached its peak in the third Test at the Adelaide Oval. England, led by the astute, shrewd and controversial Douglas Jardine, had won the first Test at the SCG by 10 wickets. Don Bradman returned in the second Test at the MCG and scored a brilliant hundred in the second innings helping Australia draw level the series.
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New Delhi [India], January 16 (ANI): Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world's biggest vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus, netizens took to Twitter to applaud PM Modi with the hashtag -- LargestVaccineDrive.