Sports Direct denies it wants Debenhams to fail

September 16, 2018@3:14 PM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright PA Sports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply. Reports had suggested Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley could block Debenhams attempt to raise cash by selling its department store chain Magasin du Nord. A spokesperson said the suggestion was “irresponsible and incorrect”. The sportswear giant recently bought House of Fraser and owns 29.7% of Debenhams, prompting speculation of a possible merger between the two chains. Sports Direct’s spokesperson said that Sports Direct [Read More]

Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faith

September 16, 2018@3:13 PM TFP Editor 0

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church’s practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders that sometimes included sexual questions has been kicked out of the faith following a disciplinary hearing. Sam Young read a verdict letter for the first time Sunday that had been delivered to him following last week’s hearing with local church leaders in Houston. Young and his supporters say the interviews where youth are asked if they’re following the law [Read More]

Palestinian teen fatally stabs American-Israeli activist in West Bank

September 16, 2018@2:45 PM TFP Editor 0

Ari Fuld.  (Facebook) A well-known American-born activist on behalf of Israeli settlers was stabbed to death outside a West Bank mall Sunday. The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four who lived in the nearby settlement of Efrat. The Israeli military said the attacker arrived at the mall near a major junction in the southern West Bank, close to the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, and stabbed Fuld before fleeing. Israeli police investigate the scene where Ari Fuld was stabbed Sunday.  (Copyright [Read More]

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China may reject new trade talks if more tariffs imposed: WSJ

September 16, 2018@1:43 PM TFP Editor 0

The Chinese government may decline to participate in proposed trade talks with the United States later this month if the Trump administration moves forward with additional tariffs on imported Chinese goods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing Chinese officials. Read on Reuters

Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

September 16, 2018@1:06 PM TFP Editor 0

next Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, center, takes a part in a march named “For European Macedonia”, through a street in Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Thousands of people marched in downtown of capital Skopje Sunday to support a forthcoming key referendum on changing Macedonia’s name that could clear the way for the country to join NATO. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski) prev Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, center, takes a part in a march holding a banner that reads “Come out for European Macedonia”, in [Read More]

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia

September 16, 2018@12:26 PM TFP Editor 0

In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign a peace accord between the two East African nations. (Saudi Press Agency via AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement on Sunday during a summit in [Read More]

Dozens feared trapped in Philippines as Typhoon Mangkhut pummels southern China

September 16, 2018@11:43 AM TFP Editor 0

At least 64 people were killed and dozens more, mostly gold miners, were feared trapped in a landslide in the northern Philippines on Sunday following Typhoon Mangkhut pummeling the region with heavy rain and strong winds. A vehicle swerves through a flooded street in Manila after Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc in the area.  (AP) At least two people were killed after the storm made landfall in southern China on Sunday.  Several victims were dug out from the mud and rocks in the town of Itogon [Read More]