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United, Spurs desperate to avoid Barcelona trial

United, Spurs desperate to avoid Barcelona trial

PARIS: Manchester United and Barcelona complete the formalities of the Champions League group phase on Tuesday, desperately playing down their roles as favourites but also keen to get their mathematics right.
United face fellow second-round qualifiers Valencia at Old Trafford with the only issue at stake being who finishes top of Group C.
The Spanish side are three points behind but to take top spot they must become the first team to score against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in

United States plans diplomatic shake-up after WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON: The United States is planning a major reshuffle of diplomats, military officers and intelligence operatives who have been compromised by the WikiLeaks scandal, a report said Sunday.
US news website The Daily Beast wrote that the WikiLeaks disclosures may have made it “dangerous” if not impossible for those found to have been strongly critical of corrupt or incompetent governments to do their job.
“We’re going to have to pull out some of our best people…

Sindhi politicians united against MQM’s demand to tax farm income

KARACHI: The political parties of Sindh, including the PPP, the PML-N and the PML-Q, are united in their opposition to the MQM’s demand that agriculture income should be taxed.
The MQM, which has remained a staunch advocate of taxing the agriculture sector, has strongly raised the issue with the government again. MQM leaders have presented 9 recommendations to a team of the federal government as an alternative to the reformed GST, and on the top of list is the imposition of tax

Chelsea look to steady ship as United scent blood

LONDON: A Premier League season that threatened to see Chelsea run away with the defence of their title resumes on Tuesday and Wednesday with teams at both ends of the table having plenty to play for.
Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool revived the title race and cut the Blues lead at the top of the table to two points over Manchester United, the only unbeaten side in the top flight.
Only five points now separate big-spenders Manchester City, currently fourth, from Chelsea

PML-N rejects united PML move

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Senator Pervez Rashid on Friday rejected the formation of a united Muslim league, saying all leaders who had formed the alliance lacked principle.
“Our party has some principles and the men who announced the Muttahida Muslim League at Kingri House follow no democratic principle in their politics,” he said, adding that all these leaguers had accepted the October 12 unconstitutional step of the former military dictator.
He said the leaders who were trying to

Hodgson warns United to forget about Reina

LONDON: Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has warned Sir Alex Ferguson to forget about luring Spanish goalkeeper Jose Reina to Manchester United. Ferguson was linked with a surprise move for Reds star Reina as the United boss looks for a long-term replacement for his veteran keeper Edwin Van der Sar.
It has been reported that Reina and other Liverpool stars like Fernando Torres may consider leaving Anfield due to the club’s recent financial problems and current poor form under

‘Chicharito’ does it again for United

Javier Hernandez struck a last-gasp winner as holders Manchester United booked their place in the League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-2 victory over Wolves on Tuesday.
Hernandez – who scored both goals in United’s dramatic late victory over Stoke on Sunday – rode to the Red Devils rescue once more after coming on as a substitute nine minutes from time at Old Trafford.
The 22-year-old striker looked threatening from the moment he was introduced before surging into

Ahmadinejad tells Saudi king he wants united Lebanon

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Saudi King Abdullah in a telephone call that the aim of his controversial visit to Lebanon last week was to promote its unity, his office said on Thursday.
The Wednesday evening conversation between the two leaders their second in eight days came as the regional arch-rivals have been competing for influence in both Lebanon and Iraq.
Praising King Abdullah’s own visit to Lebanon in July, Ahmadinejad said: “We too have now

Bale hits treble in Spurs loss, Rooneyless United win

A second half Gareth Bale hat-trick enabled Tottenham Hotspur to limit the damage on Wednesday but was still not enough to stave off a Champions League loss at holders Inter Milan in a seven-goal thriller.
Manchester United, meanwhile, missing injured and want-away striker Wayne Rooney, thanked an early Nani goal to see off Turkey’s Bursaspor at Old Trafford to go two points clear of Rangers in Group C after the Scots could only draw 1-1 at home to Valencia.

Nation united in war against terror: President Zardari

The nation is united in the war against terrorism, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday.
Talking to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Interior Minister Rehman Malik at Bilawal House, Zardari said the terrorists had been totally disoriented after losing this war.
He also reviewed the initial report of the recent explosion at the shrine of Abdullah shah Ghazi.
During the presentation of the report, the