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Liverpool set to raise bid for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Alex Teixeira

• Ukrainian club want €50m for 26-year-old Brazilian<br>• Jürgen Klopp admits a new striker would affect summer transfers<p>Liverpool are considering raising their €32m (£24.6m) bid for Alex Teixeira, as Jürgen Klopp admitted a new addition in January would have ramifications for his existing strikers in …

Klopp: Liverpool won't prioritise cup glory over top four battle

Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t prioritise glory in the cups – despite Liverpool’s struggles to mount a top-four challenge in the Premier League.<p>A draw …

Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp will not pay 'Disneyland money' for Alex Teixeira

Manager refuses to pay over the odds despite rumoured interest from Chelsea in the Shakhtar Donetsk attacker<p>Jürgen Klopp said on Friday that Liverpool are not prepared to pay “Disneyland money” to secure the services of the Brazilian Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk amid growing fears at the …

Europe's migration crisis claims another 46 lives in Aegean

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The death toll in Europe's migration crisis rose Friday when two overcrowded smuggling boats foundered off Greece and at least 46 people drowned — more than a third of them children — as European officials remained deeply divided on how to handle the influx.<p>More than 70 people …

Chinese leader in Iran to discuss economy, regional crisis

ANKARA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping met his Iranian counterpart on Saturday in Tehran, where they will discuss how to improve economic and political ties after international sanctions on Iran were lifted.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the Asian …

Future of Unified Europe Is Under Threat, French Premier Warns

LONDON — Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France has issued a stark warning about the future of a unified Europe, saying the very idea was under threat …

Coast Guard

Qatari prince, hunters kidnapped by gunmen in Iraqi desert

Armed gunmen kidnapped 26 Qatari huntsmen, including a member of the ruling family, in the Iraqi desert, a senior Iraqi security official said …

Thousands march in South Africa to call for president’s resignation

JOHANNESBURG — Thousands marched in major cities across South Africa on Wednesday to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after an …

South Africa

Yemen's truce in danger of collapse; prisoner swap blocked

ADEN (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Yemen’s Houthi group and a Saudi-led alliance was in danger of collapse on Wednesday, each side accusing the other of violating the truce, as peace talks went into a second day in Switzerland.<p>Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri of the Saudi coalition said the …

China's Xi Jinping says internet users must be free to speak their minds

Even as prominent free speech advocate is put on trial for online posts, president says governments must respect citizens’ right to exchange ideas<p>Chinese citizens should have the right to speak their minds on the internet, president Xi Jinping has claimed, just two days after a prominent free …

U.S. announces $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan, package includes two frigates

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>The U.S. government announced a $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan on Wednesday that, if approved by Congress, would send high-profile defense items such as warships and surface-to-air missiles to help bolster the small island nation’s military.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

Google 'disappointed' by proposed restrictions on driverless cars

SAN FRANCISCO — Google says it's "gravely disappointed" by proposed rules from California regulators that would restrict the use of driverless cars and would ban them from traveling on public roads in the state without a licensed human driver aboard.<p>The proposal from the California Department of …

Russian airstrikes force a halt to aid in Syria, triggering a new crisis

Attacks have intensified since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane along the Turkey-Syria border.<p>Attacks have intensified since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane along the Turkey-Syria border.<p>By Liz Sly<p>Liz Sly<p>Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIRUT …

Middle East

Klopp not seeking Sturridge replacement

Dec 12, 2015<p>LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp has insisted he has faith in Daniel Sturridge and does not intend to sign a striker as a short-term …

France's far-right National Front party takes center stage in Sunday's election

In the 40 years that Joseph Camus has been voting in France, he never considered supporting the far-right National Front party -- until now.<p>Frustrated by the government's failure to revive a moribund economy, fearful of rising immigration from the Middle East and North Africa, and convinced that …

Death toll from day of clashes in Burundi capital rises to nearly 90

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday’s clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May.<p>Residents look at the covered body of an unidentified man killed during gunfire, in the Nyakabiga …

Women in Saudi Arabia vote for the first time

By Brian Murphy<p>Brian Murphy<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The first Saudi women ever to cast ballots in the kingdom hugged and took souvenir selfies during groundbreaking elections Saturday that marked another step in social reforms but failed to stir a major turnout at the …

Saudi Arabia

India to get Japan's bullet train, deepens defence and nuclear ties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Japan will provide $12 billion of soft loans to build India’s first bullet train, the two nations announced during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that also yielded deeper defence ties and a plan for civil nuclear cooperation.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

196 countries approve historic climate agreement

By Joby Warrick and<p>Joby Warrick<p>National security reporter covering terrorism, rogue states, weapons proliferation<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>LE BOURGET, France — Negotiators from 196 countries approved a …

Climate Change

Jurgen Klopp wants to build up Daniel Sturridge's resistance to injury

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge's resistance to injury must be nurtured before he returns to the side on a regular basis.<p>Sturridge …

Liverpool to seek ways of making Daniel Sturridge more resilient

• Striker out with hamstring strain after playing only six games since April<br>• Divock Origi ready to step up after League Cup hat-trick<p>Jürgen Klopp admits Liverpool need to make Daniel Sturridge more resilient before they can expect to see him play consistently.<p>The striker is out for a number of …

Liverpool FC: Divock Origi vows to step up in Daniel Sturridge absence

Divock Origi has vowed to step up and deliver for Liverpool in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.<p>The young Belgium international admits he endured a …

Soccer