James Rousselle

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Ditch this outdated upper-body exercise in 2017

The new year is commonly a time of renewed – if often briefly – dedication to fitness. The gym floor becomes inundated with members trying, not surprisingly, all the almost iconic exercises such as squats, push-ups, pull-ups and lunges. Some are legendary for good reason. Others are, best-case …

Republican senators introduce bill to move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Three Republican senators have introduced legislation to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, a plan backed by Donald Trump but likely to ignite fierce protests.<p>After being sworn into the 115th Congress in Washington, Ted Cruz of Texas, Dean …

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China calls US 'a shooting star' in history as Trump picks protectionist trade chief

Donald Trump has doubled down on his plans to transform US trade policy, picking a longtime China critic and protectionist to be America’s next chief trade negotiator.<p>Robert Lighthizer, 69, has advocated for increasing tariffs and repeatedly criticised China for failing to adhere to international …

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Bangalore police chief casts doubt on allegations of mass NYE assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> A newspaper report that a mob of men molested women on the streets of an Indian city on New Year's Eve sparked controversy and concern after a government official confirmed it, but the police denied that any such thing happened.<p>It started with a report in the The Bangalore Mirror, the paper …

Simple chess variant strips down an ancient classic

Fewer pieces, smaller board, easy moves<p><i>Rex</i> is a simple chess variant that strips the original game down to three-piece types played on a five-by-five board.<p>Created by designer Michael Davies — whose previous work includes nuclear war comedy <i>ICBM</i> — <i>Rex</i> is designed to be played in short bursts. The …

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