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    The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins have always shared a sense of rivalry owing to the fact that they belong to the same division. Over the past two decades with Head Coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have dominated the division. But the franchise had an uncharacteristically poor season in 2020. Finishing behind the likes of the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins in the AFC East, the team failed to make the playoffs. However, when it comes to head-to-head bragging rights, the Patriots and Dolphins shared a win apiece. But during the two sides’ first meeting in 2020, things got a little bit heated. Once the game finished 21-11 in favor of the Patriots, a scuffle broke out between some of the players including Patriots QB Cam Newton and then Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Van Noy who was earlier a Patriots player had joined the Miami Dolphins for one season in 2020. Now back with the New England Patriots, Van Noy is looking to leave all hard feelings in the past. Van Noy looking to make amends with New...
    Berlin: ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ Wins Golden Bear Claim These "Above-the-Line" Deductions on Your Tax Return (Even If You Dont Itemize) © Getty/Marcelo Endelli Benoit Paire. Getty/Marcelo Endelli French tennis star Benoit Paire had an almighty meltdown as he crashed out of the ATP Buenos Aires. Paire spat on the court, shouted at the umpire, and appeared to deliberately tank his final service game. After the defeat he tweeted a picture showing he has earned $8.5 million in his career. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. French tennis star Benoit Paire spat on the court, shouted at the umpire, and then appeared to deliberately lose his final service game as he crashed out of the ATP Buenos Aires second round in dramatic fashion on Thursday. World No. 29 Paire, seeded third in the tournament, was beaten 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 by Francisco Cerundolo. The Frenchman lost his cool when 2-0 down in the second set after a Cerundolo hit an ace down the middle of the court. Paire contested that the serve had been out. The...
    A young football player who was seen in a heated exchange with Cam Newton issued an apology on social media after the spat between the two went viral. Jseth Owens posted the lengthy apology on Twitter as the video gained traction on social media Sunday and early Monday. "First & for most I want to express my deepest apologies to Cam Newton, my entire org, & my coaches for my actions at the 7v7 tournament this past weekend. I did not intend for it to get as far as it did! First I would like to start off my saying my parents never taught me to people [sic] disrespectful. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "As a football player I let me competitive side get the best of me & it was a huge miscommunication. It was in the midst of the moment & I realized now how a lot of you took it as disrespect. I never meant to humiliate & let anyone down. I am very appreciative for 7v7 to even allow me to be apart...
    Cam Newton attempted to clear the air on a video showing him getting into a heated exchange with a young man at a football camp that went viral over the weekend. The camp attendee appeared to be heckling the quarterback over becoming a "free agent," while Newton didn’t make things better when he responded with, "I’m rich." Newton was also heard asking if he could talk to the kid’s father. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The New England Patriots quarterback released a video and a lengthy Instagram post to critics. "What you didn’t see," he wrote on social media. "I see there are a lot of things festering out there that I see took place over the weekend. To the natural eye, you see me asking the young man, ‘Where is your dad at?’ But to me, talking to a child with everyone looking does me no good! So instead of speaking or going back and forth with a child, I wanted to have a man-to-man conversation with his father. CAM NEWTON GETS INTO HEATED EXCHANGE WITH YOUNG...
    Alexandria Ocasio Cortez on Thursday got into a bitter Twitter spat with Republican Rep. Nancy Mace who she accused of 'minimizing the terror' of the C by pointing out their office building was never actually breached by the mob on January 6 as she fended off claims she'd lied about the experience.  AOC has spoken repeatedly said she feared for her life on January 6 when rioters took over the Capitol. Both she and Mace were in their offices in the Cannon Building - which is 0.3 miles from the Capitol. It was not breached but it was evacuated by SWAT teams.  AOC, in a 90-minute video on Monday night on where she also revealed she had once been sexually assaulted, described seeing a Capitol cop enter her office unannounced, yelling 'where is she?'  She was hiding in the bathroom and thought he was there to hurt her, she said.  Even after he announced he was a cop, she said he looked at her 'with tremendous hostility' and made her afraid. Since then, she has been accused of lying about her experience because...
    Juliana Carlos, the woman escorted out of the Atlanta Hawks game on Monday night after getting into a courtside dispute with Los Angles Lakers star LeBron James, issued an apology late Tuesday, saying she takes "full responsibility."  Carlos, her husband Chris and two other people were taken out by security during the fourth-quarter after they engaged in a verbal dispute on the court. Carlos, 25, was heavily criticized after she was pictured pulling her mask down to shout obscenities at James.  WHO IS JULIANA CARLOS, THE WOMAN LEBRON JAMES CALLED ‘COURTSIDE KAREN’? "About last night… To say things escalated quickly at yesterday’s game is an understatement, and I want to apologize for losing my cool and removing my mask in the heat of the moment," she said in a statement posted to her social media.  "My husband is a huge sports fan and we’re passionate people, and let’s be real: sports wouldn’t be sports without a little trash-talking. What should have been a quick back-and-forth between two adults got out of hand and my natural instinct to stand up for...
    An Atlanta Hawks fan that was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers after getting into a verbal dispute with LeBron James where she was pictured lowering her mask spoke out on Instagram to explain what she says started the courtside argument.  Juliana Carlos, 25, explained in a series of since-deleted videos on her Instagram what triggered the altercation between her husband and James and what led to her involvement.  LEBRON JAMES REACTS TO TOM BRADY’S 10TH SUPER BOWL APPEARANCE: ‘AT OUR AGE, WE CAN STILL DOMINATE OUR SPORT’ "So, I'm minding my own business, and Chris has been a Hawks fan forever. He's been watching the games for 10 years," she said, according to an ESPN report. "Whatever, he has this issue with LeBron. I don't have an issue with LeBron. I don't give a f--- about LeBron,"  She continued: "Anyway, I'm minding my own business, drinking my [beverage], having fun. All of the sudden, LeBron says something to my husband, and I see this and I stand up. And I go, 'Don't f---ing talk to...
    Two spectators were ejected from an NBA game between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers on Monday after heckling LeBron James. The four-time champion took to Twitter afterwards to joke about the 'courtside Karen' that caused the game to be halted midway through the fourth quarter. The Lakers went on to win the game on the road, 107-99, but the heated exchange between James and the spectators in the front row stuck out to fans and commentators.  The couple involved in the fray was later identified as Juliana Carlos and her husband Atlanta businessman Chris Carlos, according to News.com.au. Footage shows referees stopping the game with eight minutes to go as Juliana Carlos takes her mask off to point and shout at James. Two spectators were ejected from an NBA game between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers on Monday after heckling LeBron James The referees stopped the game after LeBron was heckled by a spectator in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/apoDqvt4ll— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, 2021 James (center) took to Twitter after the Lakers win to joke about...
    THE Chase's Shaun Wallace warned a contestant 'I do the explanations' during a fiery spat on last night's show. Shaun, whose nickname is 'The Dark Destroyer' on the ITV quiz show, went head to head with contestant Tina on Monday's episode. 4The Chase's Shaun Wallace issued a warning to a contestant on Monday's show Tina had achieved a respectable £5,000 in her cash builder but during one of her questions, she received a warning from Shaun. Host Bradley Walsh asked: "Who rules a state that is a xenocracy?” with the options being: A) Foreigners, B) Landowners, or C) Everyone. Tina went for option A before explaining her reasoning, saying: "I get xenophobia from xenocracy, which is a fear of foreigners”. Bradley admitted he hadn't known that, while Shaun couldn't help but point out he had been left with little to add to the topic. 4Contestant Tina explained why she had chosen one of her answers 4However, that didn't leave Shaun with much to input, so he called her out He said: "You after my job?" which made the audience...
    IAIN DOWIE is not the only man to look back on a wet and windy night out in Stockport with regret. The former West Ham striker admits the infamous own goal he scored there in 1996 makes him wince and laugh in equal measure. 5Iain Dowie infamously scored an own goal when playing for West Ham against StockportCredit: Action Images FANCY A PUNT? CLAIM £40 IN FREE BETS BY BETTING £10 5The former striker also broke his leg in on that painful nightCredit: PA:Empics Sport Try YouTube and add to the 341,000 previous views. What is not common knowledge is that the boyhood Hammers fan played on with a broken leg and was then spat at when he was put out of his misery and substituted. The bullet header past his own startled keeper Ludek Miklosko in that League Cup fourth round tie against a team from the third tier is part of West Ham folklore and Dowie freely admits it. From 1-0 up they lost 2-1 and the curse of lower league opposition struck again. Modern day West Ham...
    Three men who were kicked out of a packed California strip club for refusing to wear face coverings returned with an AK-47 and wounded three people in a drive-by shooting, authorities said. Edgar Nava-Ayala, 34, Daniel Juvenal Ocampo, 22, and Juan Jose Acosta-Soto, 20, were tossed out of the Sahara Theater in Anaheim on Halloween after breaking the jiggle joint’s mask mandate, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. But the irate trio returned armed with an AK-47 and Nava fired at least 15 rounds into the establishment, wounding two employees and a customer. One victim needed surgery while another had a shattered shoulder blade, District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. Police in Anaheim arrested Nava-Ayala, Ocampo and Acosta-Soto on Thursday. They have pleaded not guilty and are currently being held on $5 million bail each. Nava-Ayala and Ocampo are facing charges including three counts of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation. If convicted, they face up to life in prison, Spitzer said. Acosta-Soto, who was charged with three counts of assault with an assault weapon and shooting...
    The ill-will between billionaire investor Bill Gross and neighbor Mark Towfiq over a $1 million garden sculpture all began when Towfiq rented out his home to the HBO series Ballers, court filings have revealed.  Gross, 71, who is known as the 'Bond King' and managed one of the world's largest fixed-income funds, and his Laguna Beach, California neighbor Towfiq have been involved in a months-long legal dispute.  The two men have sued each other for harassment and each seek restraining orders against the other, with Towfiq claiming Gross deliberately blasted music, including the theme to Gilligan's Island, at all hours of the day to force him to drop a complaint about a netting surrounding a glass sculpture on Gross' property. In the legal battle Gross has claimed Towfiq is a 'peeping Tom' who spies on him and his girlfriend and takes video and photos of them. Now, court filings reviewed by DailyMail.com assert that the bad blood dates back even before Gross and his girlfriend Amy Schwartz moved into the home in 2019, when a huge production crew arrived with...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Judging by the sounds emerging from embassies and trade ministries, you’d think one of China’s most important economic relationships was on the rocks. But currency markets are predicting it’s on the verge of another boom. The Australian dollar hit its highest level in more than two years Thursday, capping a 29% rally from its nadir in late March. The moves come after data showed the country emerging from recession in the September quarter. That’s a remarkable contrast to the gloomy political picture, where Australia and its biggest trading partner, China, have been locked in a deepening cycle of conflict for months. After China unofficially put imports of half-a-dozen categories of Australian products on hold last month, already-tense relations have worsened. More than 50 coal ships have been waiting a month or more off Chinese ports to deliver their cargo. A diplomat in Beijing this week tweeted a fake photograph of an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child, a reference to an ongoing investigation of war crimes allegedly committed by the country’s...
    Tucker Carlson opened his show Monday night telling viewers that the election was “rigged” against President Donald Trump by Democrats, the media, and big tech companies. Carlson, of course, briefly faced some heat after saying Sidney Powell didn’t provide his show evidence of her wild claims about voting machines. After his commentary and Powell roping in Georgia governor Brian Kemp into the conspiracy, the Trump legal team distanced itself from her. Carlson started his show by telling viewers that there are concerns about voting machines, “and this is a real issue no matter who raises it or who tries to dismiss it out of hand as a conspiracy theory.” He said “going forward we need to find out exactly what happened in this month’s presidential election” and that the U.S. should return to “the traditional system of voting.” But he went on to add, “At the same time, we shouldn’t let our focus on voting machines distract us from all that happened earlier this month.” Carlson called the election “not fair” and that “the system was rigged against one...
    A Portland, Ore. politician who called the cops over an argument with her Lyft driver despite her support for the “defund the police” movement now says she acted out of a fear of “white supremacists.” City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and her Lyft driver made dueling 911 calls during a Nov. 1 ride from hell, as Hardesty griped about everything from confusion over the pick-up location to the car’s windows being open, The Oregonian previously reported. Hardesty — who caught flak for the move in light of her claiming most 911 calls aren’t for real crimes — said during a City Council meeting on Thursday that she was motivated by a fear of far-right demonstrators who have recently rallied in the City of Roses. “This is another example of being black in America and being put in a position where I have to be the one to look out for my personal safety,” she said. “I didn’t expect the Lyft driver to do it, certainly didn’t expect the police to do it. It was my responsibility to make sure I...
    A Portland, Ore. politician who called the cops over an argument with her Lyft driver despite her support for the “defund the police” movement now says she acted out of a fear of “white supremacists.” City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and her Lyft driver made dueling 911 calls during a Nov. 1 ride from hell, as Hardesty griped about everything from confusion over the pick-up location to the car’s windows being open, The Oregonian previously reported. Hardesty — who caught flak for the move in light of her claiming most 911 calls aren’t for real crimes — said during a City Council meeting on Thursday that she was motivated by a fear of far-right demonstrators who have recently rallied in the City of Roses. “This is another example of being black in America and being put in a position where I have to be the one to look out for my personal safety,” she said. “I didn’t expect the Lyft driver to do it, certainly didn’t expect the police to do it. It was my responsibility to make sure I...
    EXCLUSIVE: Just like in any marriage, Queen Elizabeth II occasionally gets annoyed at her husband.Royal expert Ingrid Seward recently published a book on the Duke of Edinburgh titled “Prince Philip Revealed: A Biography,” which takes a closer look at the 99-year-old’s life. The British author is the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine. The 72-year-old has been covering the British royal family since the 1980s and has written more than 20 books on the subject. For her latest release, Seward spoke to numerous friends and associates close to Prince Philip. Seward told Fox News one of her favorite moments to explore was the time when Elizabeth, 94, was royally peeved at her spouse. QUEEN ELIZABETH HAS NEVER WORN A FACE MASK IN PUBLIC FOR THIS POSSIBLE REASON, ROYAL AUTHOR CLAIMS 10th July 1947: The first official picture after the announcement of the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the former Prince Philip of Greece, at Buckingham Palace. The princess is wearing her engagement ring for the first time. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The couple was on a royal tour...
    The gloves came off between Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in a brawl about the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo kicked off the interview by bringing up the new COVID-19 case increase in the U.S. Murtaugh said President Trump has been tackling the coronavirus "head-on," citing the China travel ban and advancements in treatments and vaccines.  Cuomo responded by touting what he presented as Joe Biden's plans to tackle the virus and attacked Trump for his inaction early on.  CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO DOES PROP COMEDY WITH NY GOV. ANDREW CUOMO, FAILS TO ASK ABOUT NURSING-HOME CONTROVERSY Murtaugh then invoked Cuomo's own brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  He pointed out how the governor credited the Trump administration for providing his state with "everything they needed."  Cuomo denied the claim.  "No. He said, 'I went to the federal government. They helped me with things. They did not help with everything. They're still not helping,'" Cuomo claimed.  The Trump campaign spokesman then accused the "Cuomo Prime Time" host of asking "self-righteous questions and talking about people taking it seriously." "Does this...
    LeBron James is not about to go tit-for-tat with President Trump. James, who indirectly referred to Trump as “u bum” in a 2017 tweet when the president disinvited the Golden State Warriors to the White House, told The New York Times on Wednesday he wouldn’t entertain a back-and-forth with him. TRUMP, BRETT FAVRE TALK SPORTS AND POLITICS: 'LET POLITICS REMAIN SEPARATE,' PRESIDENT SAYS The four-time NBA champion, who won his latest with the Los Angeles Lakers, was asked how he defined success during the 2020 general election, and whether a measure of success would be Trump’s defeat. “I define success by our people going out and voting,” he told the newspaper. “You know, there’s so many stats out there, you can see it every time. Who didn’t vote? What counties didn’t vote? What communities didn’t vote? And a lot of that has had to do with our Black people. So, hopefully, we can get them out and educated and let them understand how important this moment is." UFC STAR COLBY COVINGTON RIPS INTO LEBRON JAMES, SARCASTICALLY CONGRATULATES STAR ON NBA TITLE...
    Louisville mayor gets no confidence vote over Breonna Taylor case Insider Retail: McDonalds Travis Scott collaboration is a success, but its spicy chicken nuggets disappoint NBC Threatens to Black Out Apps on Roku in Spat Over Peacock (Bloomberg) -- NBCUniversal plans to black out more than 11 channels on Roku Inc.’s streaming platform Saturday morning, escalating a standoff with the company over its refusal to carry a new video app, Peacock. © Bloomberg Entertainment Streaming Apps Amid Pandemic Stay-At-Home Orders NBC’s Peacock and AT&T Inc.’s HBO Max have been unable to secure spots on Roku and Amazon.com Inc.’s Fire TV since launching their streaming services earlier this year. That’s prevented them from reaching millions of Roku and Fire customers, which use those platforms to watch TV. Load Error Roku is demanding, among other things, a cut of the advertising inventory on those apps to sell on its own. Comcast Corp.’s NBC and WarnerMedia, the AT&T division that runs HBO Max, are rejecting Roku’s demands to share space to sell advertising on their streaming services. In a statement Friday,...
    BORIS BECKER reignited his spat with Nick Kyrgios by criticising the Australian for skipping the US Open over coronavirus fears. Kyrgios, 25, decided to miss the first Grand Slam back after the lockdown because he still did not feel it was safe to travel and play. 3Nick Kyrgios had his commitment to tennis questioned by Boris Becker after deciding to skip the US OpenCredit: Reuters But he was not alone as his compatriot and world No1 Ash Barty also decided against competing, as did Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and former champion Stan Wawrinka. Neither of the 2019 winners Rafael Nadal or injured Bianca Andreescu are at Flushing Meadows this fortnight, either - but Becker excused the Spaniard. Writing for the Daily Mail ahead of the US Open, Becker singled out Kyrgios once again and questioned his commitment to tennis. He said: "In the troubled lead-up to the US Open I found myself wondering whether, if I was still a player, I would have travelled to New York to compete. "It was not a long debate: I would definitely have gone....
    A Florida newspaper columnist has weighed in on Monday's row between Jerry Seinfeld and his Miami-based foe James Altucher, asking the pair to leave her state out of their spat. Seinfeld on Monday published a now-viral opinion piece in the New York Times, mocking NYC comedy club owner and hedge-fund entrepreneur James Altucher - who wrote a blog post earlier this month declaring that that the city was dead and would never recover again.  In a rebuttal op-ed in the New York Post hours later, Altucher - who says he's received death threats - hit out at Seinfeld and argued his initial post saying that New York was dead was based on facts.  Seinfeld's take was widely praised by New Yorkers, however, with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo commending his stance. Stephanie Hayes wrote in the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that Seinfeld should leave Florida alone in his row about leaving NYC In a witty response to the amusing feud, writer Stephanie Hayes said it was unfair that comedians perennially picked on Florida.  'Look, we know our problems,' she wrote. 'We...
    Police in Spokane, Washington say they caught a man wanted for punching a 72-year-old disabled partially disabled veteran in the face. Cody P. Hansen, 35, was arrested Saturday, cops said according to Q13 Fox. Officials say that’s him on surveillance footage attacking the victim. The incident happened on July 18, 2020 at the Red Lion Inn and Suites in the city of Kent, officers said. According to officials, the 72-year-old said something to the defendant’s girlfriend about not wearing a mask in the lobby. She had allegedly not been wearing a mask. As seen on video, the suspect (the man identified as Hansen) walked up to an older man who was sitting down, and had a cane. The suspect stood for a beat by the older man, and punched him in the face four times. The victim apparently tried once to strike the attacker with a cane, but ended the video slumped over in his chair while the suspect walked away. Police said this assault left the older man unconscious, with a broken jaw, and a corneal abrasion. Hansen...
    PROSECUTORS today ruled out laying homicide charges over the death of a railway worker after medical tests confirmed the suspect had not been infected with coronavirus. Belly Mujinga, 47, died with the deadly bug about two weeks after a passenger allegedly spat at her at Victoria station in London. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Belly Mujinga, 47, died in April from coronavirus with the British Transport Police saying there was no evidence she had been spat at But while British Transport Police (BTP) interviewed a 57-year-old man, they said there was insufficient evidence that the man had spat at her - or done anything else that could have led to infecting the mother. The Crown Prosecution Service was then asked to review the evidence independently - today ruling out any murder charges. As part of the review, tests confirmed the suspect involved did not have coronavirus. Deputy chief Crown prosecutor Suzanne Llewellyn said CCTV and forensic materials had been examined. She said: "CCTV and witness evidence was insufficiently clear and consistent to substantiate...
    THE UMBRELLA Academy creator Gerard Way has teased a 'more extreme' spin-off of the show featuring the character Klaus. The writer spoke about his new comic book which explores the troubled Hargreeves family member's story before the superhero group are reunited. 5The Umbrella Academy's Klaus will feature in his own spin-offCredit: Dark Horse Comics The popular Netflix sci-fi comedy is based on Gerard's comic book series of the same name, which has three parts; Apocalypse Suite, Dallas, and Hotel Oblivion. Gerard, who is also a songwriter and frontman of the band My Chemical Romance, told Forbes: "Of all of the siblings, Klaus was always the first one I wanted to explore, because I had a lot of ideas about what happened to him in the ten years before Apocalypse Suite." You Look Like Death is published by Dark Horse Comics and follows Klaus, a drug addict with the ability to talk to the dead, as he is kicked out of the academy by his father Professor Hargreeves and heads to Hollywood. Once there the quirky character is introduced to a...
    MICHAEL BISPING and Dan Henderson resumed their bitter feud during UFC 251. Despite former middleweight champ Bisping being on co-commentary duty on Fight Island, he still managed to hit back at Henderson on social media. 3Credit: Getty Images - Getty Bisping and Henderson have been rivals for years and fought each other twice in the octagon. Their rivalry was also part of The Ultimate Fighter in 2009, when the pair were coaching opposing fighters. Henderson knocked out Bisping in their first fight, a title eliminator at UFC 100 in July 2009. But Bisping got his revenge in what turned out to be the final fight of Henderson's career and the final win of Bisping's at UFC 204 in 2016. 3Credit: PA:Press Association That fight, held in Manchester, was for the UFC middleweight title and earned Fight of the Night honours. But when Henderson hit out at Bisping on Twitter, the analyst was not shy with his comeback. Henderson wrote: "Enjoying the fights as much as possible while having to listen to Bisping. "Happy anniversary to the night I put...
    A MUM-OF-THREE was left shocked and angered after a woman spat on her 11-month-old baby while she queued in her local supermarket - and claimed it was for no reason whatsoever. Louise Boyce, from London, England was lining up in Sainsbury's when the incident occurred and admits to "trying to keep it together" despite wanting to "fight the woman". ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Louise Boyce, from London, England, shared her ordeal onlineCredit: TikTok/@mamastillgotit Louise told of the incident in a clip she shared on her TikTok page as she thanked the staff at Sainsbury's Clapham for rushing to her aid. She also thanked other shoppers who "made her kids laugh" and gave her tissues to "wipe away my running mascara" after the incident left her distraught. In the clip, she said: "Yesterday while queuing up at Sainsbury's a lady in front of me turned around and, for no reason, spat at my 11-month-old baby while she was in her pram. "It was awfully shocking, the police were called...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The festering dispute between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO’s struggle to keep order among its ranks and exposed weaknesses in a military alliance that can only take action by consensus. The dispute has also revealed NATO’s limits when its allies are or are perceived to be on different sides of a conflict — in this case in Libya — especially when a major nuclear ally like France has lamented the “brain death” at the world’s biggest security organization due to a lack of American leadership. According to French accounts of the June 10 incident in the Mediterranean, the French frigate Courbet was illuminated by the targeting radar of a Turkish warship that was escorting a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship when the French vessel approached. France said it was acting on intelligence from NATO that the civilian ship could be involved in trafficking arms to Libya. The Courbet was part of the alliance’s operation Sea Guardian, which helps provide maritime security in the Mediterranean. In a...
    By LORNE COOK, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The festering dispute between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO’s struggle to keep order among its ranks and exposed weaknesses in a military alliance that can only take action by consensus. The dispute has also revealed NATO’s limits when its allies are or are perceived to be on different sides of a conflict — in this case in Libya — especially when a major nuclear ally like France has lamented the “brain death” at the world’s biggest security organization due to a lack of American leadership. According to French accounts of the June 10 incident in the Mediterranean, the French frigate Courbet was illuminated by the targeting radar of a Turkish warship that was escorting a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship when the French vessel approached. France said it was acting on intelligence from NATO that the civilian ship could be involved in trafficking arms to Libya. The Courbet was part of the alliance’s operation Sea Guardian, which helps provide maritime security...
    NICK KYRGIOS called Boris Becker a doughnut in a furious Twitter spat on Tuesday morning. The former Wimbledon champion, 52, hit out at Kyrgios for his recent comments against Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev. 1Kyrgios and Becker were involved in a furious Twitter spat on Tuesday For goodness sake Boris, I’m not competing or trying to throw anyone under the bus. It’s a global pandemic and if someone is as idiotic as Alex to do what he has done, I’ll call him out for it. Simple.— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 30, 2020 The Australian hothead, 25, tore into the pair for their irresponsible actions regarding coronavirus in recent weeks. Djokovic hosted the doomed Adria Tour event - with a host of tennis' biggest names, including the world No1 himself, testing positive for the virus. One of the competitors in Europe was Zverev, who revealed he would self-isolate as a precaution - only to be seen at a nightclub in Monte Carlo six days later. Clearly sick of Kyrgios' gobby outbursts, Becker lashed out on Twitter - only for the feisty...
    Brandon Brackins, a 23-year-old FedEx driver located in Ohio, tearfully recalled being spat on and called the N-word in a Facebook Live. In the video, Brackins says that while he was taking packages out of the delivery truck in the “country,” a “hick” sped around him, almost hitting him before calling him the N-word and spitting on him. “Why? Why so much hate? Why so much hate?” a tearful Brackins asks. “I’m usually really good with words. I really don’t let that shit get to me, but when you almost hit me and spit on me and call me an N-word—What?” Posted by Brandon Brackins on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 The incident occurred on Wednesday, in the midst of weeks-long nationwide against racism. “What the f*ck is the point of all this protest shit if it don’t work?” a seemingly defeated Brackins asks. Residents of Lisbon, where the incident happened, are trying to show “solidarity and support” for Brackins with “Hate Has No Home Here” house signs, according to Heavy. “We want to plaster Lisbon with these...
    North Korea on Thursday warned the US to “hold its tongue” over the Hermit Kingdom’s escalating spat with South Korea — threatening a “hair-raiser” before the presidential election if it interferes, according to a report. Kwon Jong Gun, North Korea’s director general of the Department of US Affairs, slammed the “double-dealing attitudes” of the US as “disgusting,” according to Agence France-Presse, citing the state news agency, KCNA. Washington should “hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first” before criticizing the kingdom for cutting all communication with Seoul, the senior official insisted. Gun warned Washington to keep out of inter-Korean politics if it wanted to avoid a “hair-raiser” and ensure the “easy holding” of November’s election, the report said. The implicit threat came just a day before the two-year anniversary of the landmark summit in Singapore where Kim Jong Un shook hands with President Trump, becoming the first North Korean leader to meet a sitting US president, AFP noted.
    Hong Kong (CNN)China and India's latest border dispute may have mainly involved scuffles and troop maneuvers on the ground, but it has been all-out war in the respective countries' media. Tensions have been growing in the Himalayas along one of the world's longest land borders, with New Delhi and Beijing both accusing the other of overstepping the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that separates the two. The territory has long been disputed, erupting into numerous minor conflicts and diplomatic spats since a bloody war between the countries in 1962. On Saturday, military leaders met at the border to "peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas," according to a statement from India's foreign ministry. Even today, just what occurred on the ground in the highly militarized region remains unclear -- in part because the main body of this distinctly 21st-century conflict has so far mostly played out through propaganda, strategic leaks and aggressive posturing in the media. Ahead of Saturday's meeting, Chinese broadcasters aired footage of People's Liberation Army (PLA) maneuvers in the region -- complete with planes and trucks...
    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) sparred on social media on Friday after the congresswoman called for disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department. Sessions ended the battle hitting out at Omar over allegations that she previously married her own sibling, asking the Democrat: "How's your brother, by the way?"What are the details?Rep. Omar declared on Twitter, "The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It's time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis." Sessions reacted by writing, "Radical Leftists like Ilhan Omar and the rest of 'the Squad' are dead wrong. Don't defund the police. Defund the thought police," to which Omar responded, "You called the NAACP Un-American and said you thought the Klu Klux Klan were okay until you learned they smoked pot. Maybe sit this one out." The Republican from Alabama replied to Omar, "You brushed off the 9/11 attacks as 'some people did something.' You've celebrated anti-Semitism. You have a habit of rooting for the bad guys, and you should stop unfairly demonizing our brave law enforcement officers....
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