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France ponders how to improve confidence in police

World Feb 1, 2021

France ponders how to improve confidence in police

The French government begins a public consultation exercise on Monday aimed at devising ways to increase public confidence in the police that has been eroded by repeated scandals over racism and brutality. The initiative was proposed by President Emmanuel Macron in December in order to ...

Trump names new impeachment lawyers after parting with team

World / Crime & Legal Feb 1, 2021

Trump names new impeachment lawyers after parting with team

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced that two trial lawyers will take over representing him at his upcoming impeachment trial after parting ways with his previous defense team. Attorneys David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor Jr. will head his impeachment defense, the former president announced ...

Naomi Osaka cites Williams and King as inspirations for soccer deal

Tennis Feb 1, 2021

Naomi Osaka cites Williams and King as inspirations for soccer deal

Naomi Osaka said it was Serena Williams and Billie Jean King, and also her boyfriend, who influenced her decision to become part-owner of women's soccer team North Carolina Courage, she revealed Sunday. Osaka, the reigning U.S. Open champion, announced the investment on Thursday, with the ...

Yuto Totsuka wins first X Games Aspen gold in superpipe

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 1, 2021

Yuto Totsuka wins first X Games Aspen gold in superpipe

Snowboarder Yuto Totsuka outdueled two-time defending gold medalist Scotty James for his first X Games Aspen gold medal on Sunday night in the men's snowboard superpipe contest in Aspen, Colorado. The 19-year-old had finished runner-up to James, Australia's snowboarding wonder boy, the past two years ...

Sara Takanashi soars to podium finish in Germany

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 1, 2021

Sara Takanashi soars to podium finish in Germany

Sara Takanashi placed second, her best performance this season, at the International Ski Federation women's ski jumping World Cup competition in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany, on Sunday. Takanashi scored a combined 263.5 points for her leaps of 136.5 and 134.5 meters and finished just 2.2 points behind ...