United can go eight points behind Man City with a win as they look to seal a top-two finish
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It is thought Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all supportive of the plans
Leicester and Southampton go head to head at Wembley today for a place in the FA Cup Final. Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in Saturday’s other semi-final to deny Pep Guardiola the chance of an unprecedented quadruple, and Thomas Tuchel’s Blues will head into the final as undoubted favourites. Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester would have wanted to head to Wembley with their full focus on the cup game, but recent results in the Premier League mean the Foxes - currently third in the table - are looking over their shoulders in the race for Champions League qualification.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and Iran edged closer to ending their standoff over the nuclear deal, with Washington describing talks as “constructive” and the Islamic Republic signaling that it was ready to debate the details of how the two sides will practically revive the stricken 2015 accord.Jake Sullivan, United States National Security Advisor, told Fox News on Sunday “the talks in Vienna have been constructive in the sense that there is real effort underway there” and that world powers were focused on restoring the agreement on a “compliance for compliance” basis.His comments come after Iran’s lead negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, injected fresh hope into the process on Saturday, by saying that a “new understanding” was taking shape at the talks and that his country would start work on a full draft text for negotiators to discuss. Negotiators, which include the European Union, Russia and China, have said the talks will continue this week. World powers have been meeting in Vienna since April 9 to help the U.S. and Iran map a path back to a restored nuclear deal and reduce tensions in the energy-rich Persian Gulf. The talks were almost derailed last week after Iran’s biggest uranium enrichment facility was severely damaged in an attack it blamed on Israel.In response, the Islamic Republic dramatically increased the levels at which it is enriching uranium -- to 60% from 20% -- meaning that it is closer than ever before to obtaining weapons-grade fissile material. President Joe Biden sharply criticized the move but pledged to continue talks.Iran wants the U.S. to remove hundreds of sanctions that former President Donald Trump imposed on its economy after he took office in Jan. 2017, including those that he reinstated when he broke away from the nuclear deal. Araghchi said on Saturday Iran wants all the penalties that it expects the U.S. to remove, to be formally listed and agreed on.Tehran insists that the U.S. must take these measures before Iran agrees to scale back its atomic activity back to within the original terms of the nuclear deal. On Sunday Sullivan said sanctions would be lifted once the U.S. has “clarity and confidence” that the Islamic Republic will reduce its nuclear work, heavily curtail enrichment and atomic activity.“Until we have confidence in all of those things the United States is not going to make any concessions at all,” he said.The nuclear deal, which imposed strict limits on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, was a signature achievement of the Obama administration. Abandonment of the accord by Trump kept relations between the longstanding foes close to breaking point and convulsed the Persian Gulf with assassinations, attacks on energy installations and tanker seizures.The Islamic republic began in 2019 to gradually increase its atomic activity -- enriching uranium beyond the limit of 3.67% allowed in the deal -- in response to Trump’s so-called “maximum pressure” strategy.“The drafting of the text can begin now, and the Iranian delegation has prepared and presented its text on the nuclear sphere and the lifting of sanctions,” Araghchi told Iranian state TV, cautioning that serious disagreements remained.In an apparent further sign of easing tension, the Financial Times reported Sunday that senior officials from Saudi Arabia and Iran have been holding talks to repair relations. The newspaper cited three unidentified officials. The meeting in Baghdad on April 9 included discussions about recent attacks and would be followed by another round of talks next week, it said.Reports of the meeting reflect how a major shift in U.S. policy under Biden and his intention to re-enter the original 2015 nuclear deal sent a “clear signal” to Saudi Arabia that it has to scrap demands to expand the terms of the nuclear accord to address its own rivalry and conflict with Iran over regional influence, according to Joost Hiltermann, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group.“That fact made the Saudis realize that they wouldn’t have the type of diplomatic protection from the U.S. early on that they were looking for,” he said, adding that if the nuclear deal is successfully restored, preliminary talks could pave the way for higher level dialog between Iran and Saudi over regional matters.Earlier this week, Araghchi said that Washington and Tehran had to specify the steps they would each need to take in order to restore the 2015 deal, including a tally of all Trump-era sanctions that Iran says the U.S. would need to remove.(Updates with U.S. comments and quotes from analyst.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) explained why she and others believe that cancellation would have a stimulus-like effect on the U.S. economy.
A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain has forced University of Cape Town students to flee as flames set several campus buildings ablaze and firefighters used helicopters to water-bomb the area.One firefighter sustained burn wounds and was hospitalised for treatment, officials said.
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Atletico Madrid put their La Liga title challenge back on track by thrashing Eibar 5-0 on Sunday to go four points clear at the top of the table.
(Bloomberg) -- The powers behind a new super league in European soccer are set to deliver their plan for what would be the sport’s biggest shakeup in decades, prompting the game’s rulers to consider legal action to block it.Organizers are finalizing details of an alternative to the prestigious UEFA Champions League, in which a group of at least 10 marquee teams -- including Manchester United and Real Madrid -- would play each other, according to people familiar with the situation. An announcement could come as soon as this week, said the people, asking not to be identified because the information is private.Establishing a new elite competition in Europe would effectively end the Champions League’s decades-long reign as the world’s premier club contest, upend the sport’s structure, and funnel billions of dollars into the upper echelons. Founding teams would share an upfront payment of 3.5 billion euros ($4.2 billion), according to a planning document seen by Bloomberg News.National leagues from England, Spain and Italy, plus the sport’s governing body in Europe, hit back on Sunday in an attempt to undermine the project before it is officially announced. We “will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs,” according to a joint statement. “We will consider all measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting, in order to prevent this happening.”More GamesUEFA is also pushing back by considering expanding its tournament to give each team 10 pre-knockout group matches compared to six now. It’s scheduled to publish further details later this month.Italy’s Juventus and England’s Liverpool have all been discussed as permanent members of the new league, Bloomberg News reported previously. For top Italian clubs, the potential breakaway comes as the league and its teams try to woo private equity companies into financing their business.Under the new project, any club would remain in its domestic league but pull out of the Champions League.While details have so far been scant, proponents argue a super league would create a more exciting competition because the top teams would play each other more often. It would also be lucrative for them, with permanent membership removing the uncertainty of the Champions League, whose teams must qualify annually or risk losing broadcasting and sponsorship revenue.The windfall would help restore some of the revenue losses suffered by Europe’s top teams during Covid-19 -- matches have been played out in largely empty stadiums for more than a year.JPMorgan Chase & Co. is in talks to provide financing for the project based on the expectation of future television revenues, people familiar with the matter said previously.(Adds reaction from Premier League and UEFA from first paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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China will expand digital yuan experiments to more cities, but there is no specific timetable for its official rollout, central bank vice governor Li Bo told an annual gathering on Sunday of top Chinese and foreign policymakers, executives and academics. China is one of the frontrunners in the global race to launch central bank digital currencies to modernise financial systems, ward off the threat from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and speed up domestic and international payments. Li said testing had shown that the issuance and distribution mechanism of the digital yuan, or e-CNY, are compatible with the existing financial system, and help minimize the impact on the banking sector.
A furious Gary Neville called for the Premier League to impose points deductions on any clubs involved in reported plans for a breakaway European Super League. Uefa are due to rubber-stamp proposals for an expanded Champions League format at a meeting of its executive committee tomorrow, but The Times reported on Sunday that several leading clubs have revived plans for a breakaway competition. The report claims that top Italian and Spanish clubs are involved, as well as Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Sinn Fein’s leader has apologised for the death of Lord Mountbatten, Prince Philip’s uncle, who was killed by an IRA bomb. Mary Lou McDonald said she was sorry for the IRA assassination when she was quizzed on the historic murder following the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979 while he was holidaying at his summer home, Classiebawn Castle.
(Bloomberg) -- Russia rejected the Czech government’s allegations that it was involved in a deadly blast at a munitions site in 2014, signaling possible retaliation for the expulsion of 18 staffers from its embassy in Prague.Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s unexpected announcement late on Saturday coincides with growing concern in the U.S. and Europe about Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine and treatment of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalney. Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek likened the explosion, which killed two people at a private munitions warehouse, to the 2018 poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England. Moscow said the accusations are “beyond absurd.”“We are expressing our firm protest to the Czech authorities,” Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. “Our response will force the people behind these provocations to feel the full responsibility for their departure from the foundations of normal relations between our countries.”The latest rift signals that relations between the Czech Republic, a member of NATO and the European Union, and Russia may be headed toward the lowest point since the end of communist rule. This could have business consequences too: Czech officials said Russia probably won’t be allowed to bid for a $7 billion nuclear-energy project as a result of the incident.Russia’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Czech ambassador, Vitezslav Pivonka, on Sunday, the Interfax news service reported, citing an unidentified person with knowledge of the matter.“I’m very saddened that the Czech-Russian relations are going to suffer such significant damage, but the Czech Republic must respond,” Hamacek said Saturday. The Czech government has notified the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization and is seeking their support, he said.Russian PassportsCzech police said Saturday they’re searching for two men who visited the country using Russian passports with the same names that U.K. police have said they believe to be aliases of GRU agents who poisoned Skripal four years later.The men used the identities of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, as well as passports with other names, when they traveled within the Czech Republic for about a week in October 2014. They are wanted in connection with “serious criminal activity,” according to a police statement that didn’t elaborate.The latest accusations risk escalating tension between Prague and Moscow to the highest level since the former Soviet satellite overthrew communist rule more than three decades ago. Relations have since included diplomatic clashes, such as when the Czechs expelled two Russian diplomats last year for what Prague said was fabrication of information on an alleged poisoning plot against municipal officials.President Joe Biden’s administration this week imposed further sanctions on Russia, including limits on buying newly issued sovereign debt. On Wednesday, the Czech government offered to host an as yet unscheduled Biden-Putin summit.(Updates with Interfax report that Russia summoned the Czech ambassador in the fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Lionel Messi won his 35th trophy. But it was trophy No. 1 for a score of teammates.