LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for playmaker Philippe Coutinho, sources said on Friday. Reports in British media put the latest bid at 125 million euros ($146.85 million), as the Spanish club continue to seek a replacement for Coutinho's Brazil team mate Neymar, who they sold to Paris St Germain for a world record 222 million euros earlier this month. Manager Juergen Klopp has previously insisted that the 25-year-old would not be sold, although last weekend he said that if Liverpool's owners decided to accept a bid there was nothing he could do about it. ...
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump to “acknowledge that he was wrong” and apologize for his remarks about the violent Charlottesville rally.
Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square. "They ask the population to leave and avoid central Turku," the tweet added.
Manager Rafa Benitez takes Newcastle United to Huddersfield Town on Sunday well aware that the Yorkshire club have been busier in the transfer market than his own since both ascended to the Premier League from the Championship in May. The experienced Benitez has been frustrated not to have secured more players, while Huddersfield, the Championship playoff winners, reaped the benefit of their spending with a stunning 3-0 win away to Crystal Palace on the opening weekend of the season. "Huddersfield did really well the other day, and it will be a tough game," Benitez told reporters on Friday. "If we do well, we’ll have more confidence for the next games." Despite suffering a 2-0 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur after midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was sent off, Benitez said the players have remained upbeat.
The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows stronger, bolstered by new revelations about the history of the vehicle. A book titled "Qui a Tue Lady Di?" (Who Killed Lady Di?), published in May, revealed that the Mercedes 280 had a previous owner and had been stolen twice before the fateful night of August 31, 1997, when Diana was killed along with her new Egyptian lover Dodi Al-Fayed. The car's first owner, advertising tycoon Eric Bousquet, bought it in 1994.
By Tim McLaughlin CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s late founding father and ruler for more than three decades, said he left the city state in July after friends expressed concerns he might be detained by the authorities in a contempt of court case. "In Singapore, it is possible that one can be detained and interrogated for some time without a lawyer,” said Li Shengwu, whose uncle is the nation’s current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in an interview with Reuters. “My friends had warned me that they were concerned for my safety if I remained in Singapore." Li declined to identify his friends or disclose if they had specific information.