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“It is very dangerous time” In stunning book
Mattis should protect world from Trump Comey sheds moral high
ground for politics
This, coupled with the political James Comey, the FBI director fired
pressures on Trump at home, could by President Donald Trump last year
easily spell disaster, Ellsberg warned. over the Russia meddling investiga-
“The president I’m afraid has a tion, has always worn his profession-
very strong temptation to start a alism and principles on his sleeve.
war as cover for his firing the spe- But with his new book, which de-
cial prosecutor,” he said, referring to scribes the US president as a mer-
Robert Mueller, who is investigating curial, congenital liar, Comey has
links between the Trump campaign plunged headfirst into Washington’s
and Russia in the 2016 election. noxious political pit and risked losing
Ellsberg, who famously leaked the moral authority that has long pro-
thousands of documents nearly half tected him. Other Federal Bureau of
a century ago revealing that succes- Investigation chiefs have published
sive US adminstrations had lied to memoirs. “A Higher Loyalty: Truth,
the public about the Vietnam war, Lies and Leadership,” goes where
insisted that Defence Secretary no other has: an open assault on the
Jim Mattis should be prepared to authority of the leader of the world’s
resist “impulsive and reckless” or- most powerful nation.
ders from Trump to go to war. That is the game of Washington
The 87-year-old pointed out that politicians and pundits, a world Com-
under President Richard Nixon, then ey disdains as a member of the elite
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (Photo AFP) defence secretary James Schlesinger guild of lawyer-bureaucrats from the
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Dan- “It is very dangerous time,” he had secretly insisted that no or- Justice Department.
iel Ellsberg called Friday on the Pen- said, pointing out that Trump’s war of ders from the president to launch “As I was quickly learning,” he
tagon chief to “protect us” from Presi- words with North Korea was the first military action or use nuclear weap- writes of one of his first times in the
dent Donald Trump by resisting orders time since the Cuban missile crisis in ons should be obeyed unless it had White House, in the early 2000s,
to launch military actions or use nu- 1962 that a US president has threat- his stamp of approval. “Washington was a city where every-
clear weapons. “The situation is closer ened military action against another “Now that is an unconstitutional one seemed to question other people’s
to the possible use of nuclear weap- nuclear-armed state. order, and it would be unconstitu- loyalties and motivations, most often
ons since any time I would say in 50 At the same time, there are current- tional for James Mattis to make such when they weren’t in the room.”
years,” Ellsberg, a former high-level ly four other nuclear armed states, a directive right now,” Ellsberg said. Now the 57-year-old veteran feder-
military analyst and nuclear war plan- Russia, Israel, Britain and France, in “Nevertheless, he ought to do it… al investigator has readily joined that
ner turned world-famous whistleblow- addition to the United States “run- We are depending on Maddog Mat- world. In doing so he has provided
er, told AFP in a telephone interview. ning hostile actions” in Syria. tis to protect us from a president.” Republicans fodder to defend Trump.
“I can’t think of anyone who’s
“Our president has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria” done a better job of politicizing the
FBI than he has in the last 36 to 48
Western powers at UN make case for military action against Syria hours,” said Republican Congress-
The United States, Britain and Council meeting. “But should the left at least 40 people dead on Satur- man Trey Gowdy.
France made the case at the United United States and our allies de- day. “The writing of the book in general
Nations on Friday for military ac- cide to act in Syria, it will be in “You don’t rush decisions like and then some of the things that he’s
tion against Syria, saying President defense of a principle on which we this,” Haley told reporters ahead of talking about are just frankly beneath
Bashar al-Assad’s repeated use of all agree.” the meeting - the fourth on Syria at the dignity of some really important
chemical weapons posed a threat to Citing US estimates that Assad the council this week. offices he once held,” he said on Fox
the world. has used chemical weapons “at least Syria and Russia have denied using News. Washington national security
US Ambassador Nikki Haley said 50 times” in the seven-year war, poisonous gas in Douma on April 7, lawyer Bradley Moss said Comey’s
no decision had been taken to launch Haley said: “All nations and all with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei claim to the moral high ground has
strikes and stressed Washington was people will be harmed if we allow Lavrov saying that Moscow had evi- always been weak.
taking time to assess the implications Assad to normalize the use of chemi- dence that the attack in Douma was “Comey is not a saint. Never has
of possible military action after Rus- cal weapons.” staged. been and I don’t think anyone should
sia warned it could lead to a danger- The United States is consulting A UN-led panel has determined have expected him to be,” Moss
ous US-Russian war. with Britain and France about a joint that Assad’s forces had used sarin in wrote online.
“Our president has not yet made military response to an alleged toxic the town of Khan Sheikhun last yaer “He’s made a name for himself in
a decision about possible action gas attack in the rebel-held town of and chlorine in at least three attacks taking moral stands at critical politi-
in Syria,” Haley told a Security Douma that medics and rescuers said on villages in 2014 and 2015. cal moments.”

Page 2 Saturday April 14, 2018
Capital of Israel “We very much encourage leaders in countries and politicians”
Saudi aims to pressure rival UN’s health body urges Hepatitis C offensive
Iran at Arab League summit
Saudi Arabia’s push for a tough Hepatitis C is easily cured. Yet, about care.” There is no vaccine for Hepati- three-month course. In many rich
stand against its arch-rival Iran 400,000 people die of the liver dis- tis C, and curing it is the best way to countries, prices remain high, said
is expected to dominate an Arab ease every year as only a smattering prevent virus spread. Hirnschall.
League summit on Sunday as re- get the medicine they need. HCV is most commonly passed The WHO is reviewing its guide-
gional tensions grow over the wars On Friday, the World Health Orga- on through infected blood -- either lines on HCV treatment, he added,
in Syria and Yemen. nization (WHO) urged governments by soiled needles used to inject le- and will propose that every person
The fate of Jerusalem will also be to attack the problem with more ur- gal or illegal drugs, or blood trans- older than 12 must have access to
on the annual summit’s agenda, as gency, and more money. fusions. DAA.
the United States prepares to move Only about three million people Only about one in five people even Governments right now have “an
its embassy from Tel Aviv to the dis- from an estimated 71 million Hepa- know they are infected. Many go on incredible opportunity,” said Hirn-
puted city after declaring it the capital titis C virus (HCV) carriers, received to develop cancer or cirrhosis of the schall, “with medicines becoming
of Israel. the treatment they needed, the UN’s liver. available that are simple, that are
Saudi Arabia, which is hosting the health organ said at an International A new category of drug called cheap, that can now be delivered not
summit in its Eastern Province city Liver Congress in Paris. direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), de- only through specialist hepatologists
of Dhahran, is likely to seek Arab “We very much encourage lead- scribed by Hirnschall as “revolution- but also through the primary care
support to pile the pressure on Iran, ers in countries and politicians, poli- ary”, can cure all six major HCV system.
analysts say. cymakers, to... include Hepatitis C strains, with a success rate of more “There’s no reason to not scale this
“The Saudis are going to push for treatment into their broader health than 90 percent. up, to not take this forward.”
a much harsher stance on Iran -- not portfolio and really also find the do- It comes as a once-daily pill taken The WHO will release an estimate
necessarily on the nuclear dossier per mestic resources that are needed to for eight to 12 weeks. of the global price tag in June.
se, but on Iranian influence in the take this forward,” said Gottfried If all infected people could get it, Two years ago, health ministers
Arab countries, particularly Iraq, Syr- Hirnschall, head of the WHO’s global the treatment would slash liver can- agreed to eliminate viral hepatitis
ia, Lebanon and Yemen,” said Karim hepatitis programme. cer deaths by 80 percent, says the as a public health threat by 2030
Bitar of the Paris-based Institute of The price of a cure ranges from WHO. -- meaning to reduce new infections
International and Strategic Affairs. about $200 (162 euros) to several Some countries, such as Egypt, by 90 percent and deaths by 65 per-
Iran’s influence is wielded through thousand dollars per person -- ex- Pakistan, China, and Brazil, have cent.
a land route of armed parties in the cluding diagnostic tests and health- “really started to increase access” On Thursday, the liver confer-
Middle East -- the so-called “Shiite care salaries and infrastructure. to HCV medicines, said Hirnschall ence heard that only six European
crescent” that cuts across the mainly But “by really frontloading and -- some relying on special licenc- countries -- the Netherlands, Iceland,
Sunni Arab world. treating people, and treating them as ing agreements that allows for the Georgia, France, Spain, Switzerland
Iran has long been a supporter of quickly as possible... you save costs production of cheaper, generic ver- -- were on track to meet the goal.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later,” Hirnschall told AFP. sions . Research published last year
and backs Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbol- “You save costs that you have if As a result, the majority of infected showed the number of Hepatitis C
lah movement, whose fighters are somebody progresses to liver disease people live in low- to middle-income infections in the United States had
deployed in Syria alongside regime or other diseases that require hospi- countries where prices today are but nearly tripled in five years, partly due
forces. talisation, in some instances very a fraction of the $84,000 initially to a rise in needle-sharing fuelled by
Iran also supports the Shiite Huthi costly liver transplants, (or) tertiary charged in the United States for a the opioid epidemic.
rebels in Yemen in their war against
the Saudi-backed government. The justice minister said Friday
A Saudi-led coalition against the
rebels said Friday that it had inter- Spain gives Germany new Puigdemont info for extradition
cepted a Huthi rocket fired into south- Spanish prosecutors have handed October. He had been in self-exile in ecuted on lesser charges than them.
ern Saudi territory -- the third such at- over new information to Germany Belgium since then but was travel- Minister Catala said it would be
tack in as many days. they hope will back their demand to ling through Germany when he was “reasonable” that the “final decision
But Iran denies Saudi accusations extradite former Catalan leader Car- detained. On April 6, the Schleswig- of the German court be as coherent
that it has smuggled arms to the in- les Puigdemont on rebellion charges, Holstein court released him on bail as possible with what the (Spanish)
surgents. the justice minister said Friday. and rejected extraditing him for re- judge established.”
In Shiite-dominated Iraq, the Is- Rafael Catala told Spanish radio bellion. It has yet to rule on another, Altogether, 13 separatists have been
lamic republic backs armed groups both sides had met Thursday at the lesser charge of misuse of public charged with rebellion, but four of them
and supports the government. headquarters of Eurojust, the Euro- funds. -- including Puigdemont -- have fled
“It’s definitely safe to say that Iran pean Union’s judicial agency in The Even if Puigdemont is eventually Spain. On Friday, the majority-separat-
is the centrepiece of this summit,” Hague, just one week after a court in extradited, the rejection of the rebel- ist Catalan parliament said it had decid-
said Andreas Krieg, assistant profes- Schleswig-Holstein rejected extradit- lion charge is a major blow for Ma- ed to file an official complaint against
sor of defence studies at King’s Col- ing Puigdemont on the controversial drid as it means he cannot be tried in Judge Pablo Llarena of the Supreme
lege London. charge. Spain on that count. Court, who is in charge of the case.
The push against Iran is being It ruled that rebellion -- which car- It could also potentially derail Announcing the complaint in a
led “predominantly by Saudi Arabia ries up to 30 years in jail -- was not Spain’s case against nine other Cata- tweet, the regional assembly said
and the UAE, along with other Arab punishable under German law, and lan separatists also accused of rebel- the decision was taken after Llarena
countries including Egypt”, Krieg that the closest equivalent, high trea- lion who are in preventative custody turned down a request by Jordi San-
said. son, did not apply because Puigde- in Spain. These nine could argue that chez, a jailed separatist civic leader,
“Saudi Arabia has also reached out mont’s actions were not accompanied the man who led Catalonia to the to be let out of prison to be formally
to Iraq to try and build ties and tackle by violence. Catala suggested that verge of secession cannot be pros- appointed as Catalan president.
militias there,” Krieg told AFP. with the new data, the German pros-
The summit will be attended by ecutor would now be able to “provide
delegations from 21 of the Arab further information to substantiate”
League’s 22-member states. the use of violence which would jus-
Syria has been suspended from the tify the rebellion charge.
organisation for the past seven years According to Spanish daily El Pais,
over Assad’s initial crackdown on the new information includes videos
protests before the uprising turned of alleged violent acts and police re-
into all-out war. ports.
The gathering comes as the US Puigdemont was detained in Ger-
administration of President Donald many late last month after Spain
Trump, a key Saudi ally, faces crucial issued a European arrest warrant
decisions on how to react to the use of against him for his role in Catalonia’s
chemical weapons in Syria. failed bid to break from Spain last

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Wells Fargo all reported better-than- between its deposits and loans. ny,” said chief executive Tim Sloan. Tokyo 21,778.74 + 0.55%
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$8.7 billion, 35.1 percent higher than scandal. The Federal Reserve, in an of this quarter and certainly in the Intel
the year-ago period. Revenues in- unprecedented move, in February or- second half of the year.” Johnson & Johnson
Sales of the vehicle have dropped 32 percent in the last four years Kraft Heinz Co
GM to cut more than 1,000 US jobs tied to small cars McDonalds
General Motors will cut more than Sales of the vehicle have dropped the market for compact cars in 2018 Merck & Co
1,000 jobs in the US tied to produc- 32 percent in the last four years, the and beyond, we believe a more stable Microsoft
tion of sedans that are in low demand, company said, part of a broader trend operating approach to match market Pfizer
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biggest US automaker produces the cars amid low gasoline prices and a production at Lordstown late in the Verizon
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Walt Disney
“We hope that the US will listen patiently to rational and pragmatic voices on the trade balance issue”
China’s trade surplus with US surges, calls for patience
China’s trade surplus with the United two-way trade. Its surplus with the an advantage over its trading partners. friction is not conducive to China’s
States surged by a fifth in the first US rose 19.4 percent on-year to $58 “We don’t strive for a favourable bal- interests, nor is it conducive to the
three months of the year with Beijing billion in January-March, with ex- ance of trade (for China), the current interests of the US”.
calling on Washington Friday to be ports up 14.8 percent and imports 8.9 state of trade affairs are shaped by the After Trump unveiled another
patient as tensions between the eco- percent higher, according to a spokes- market,” he told a briefing in Beijing. set of planned tariffs last Friday, Xi
nomic superpowers simmer. man for the customs administration. “We hope that the US will listen this week struck a conciliatory note,
Fears of a trade war have been rum- However, for March the surplus patiently to rational and pragmatic promising to cut tariffs on cars -- a
bling since last month as President fell to $15.4 billion from February’s voices on the trade balance issue.” key point of US anger -- and other
Donald Trump has threatened a series $21 billion, while it was also down He reiterated that China does not imports, as well as further open up
of tariffs on hundreds of billions of from $17.7 billion 12 months ago. want a trade war, saying “this trade the economy.
dollars of Chinese goods, sparking China registered a rare deficit
tit-for-tat warnings from Beijing. The of $4.98 billion with the rest of the
stand-off lies in the Trump adminis- world last month owing to seasonal Foreign Exchange
tration’s ire at the massive trade im- factors such as the Lunar New Year
balance and what it considers unfair holiday. China’s global exports fell EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
practices by China that he says are 2.7 percent for the month, while im- EURO - 1.23 1.56 .86 1.59 1.19 9.70 132.00
costing American jobs. ports grew 14.4 percent -- the early USA .81 - 1.27 .70 1.28 .96 7.87 107.53
President Xi Jinping’s vow this year hiccup in exports is normal with CAN .64 .79 - .56 1.02 .75 6.20 85.00
week to cut tariffs in some sectors, and the long holiday disruptions, analysts UK 1.16 1.43 1.79 - 1.85 1.37 11.20 153.00
Trump’s warm response, have calmed say. AUS .63 .78 .98 .54 - .75 6.10 84.00
some concerns -- but a vast gulf in Against the backdrop of recent SWISS .84 1.04 1.33 .73 1.33 - 8.20 112.00
expectations remains between the tensions, customs administration H.KONG .10 .13 .16 .09 .16 .12 - 13.70
two nations. The latest data showed spokesman Huang Songping repeated JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
China continues to benefit from the China’s line that it is not looking for

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“Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama” Study
Trump considers re-joining Pacific trade pact he once spurned Fish oil supplements don’t
President Donald Trump said Thurs- thizer and top economic adviser because it was unfair to American
day the US could re-enter the Trans- Larry Kudlow were re-examining workers and farmers,” Deputy White help dry eye disease
Pacific Partnership if it could get a Washington’s position. House Press Secretary Lindsay Wal- Fish oil supplements have long been
“better” deal, potentially marking Trump has frequently disparaged ters said in a statement. recommended to people suffering
an abrupt about-face for a president multilateral trade deals, calling the However, he “has consistently said from dry eye disease, a common ail-
who campaigned against the deal and 24-year-old North American Free he would be open to a substantially ment that affects millions worldwide
swiftly withdrew from it after taking Trade Agreement a “disaster.” better deal, including in his speech in -- but a study out Friday says they
office last year. The news was welcomed by law- Davos earlier this year.” don’t work.
“Would only join TPP if the deal makers from agricultural states. To that end, he has asked Lighthiz- “Omega-3 supplements are no
were substantially better than the deal But his most hawkish trade advis- er and Kudlow “to take another look more effective than placebo at alle-
offered to Pres. Obama,” he wrote in ers, who now dominate his cabinet at whether or not a better deal could viating dry eye symptoms,” read the
a late night tweet. after high-level departures, have ex- be negotiated,” she said. findings from a randomized clinical
“We already have BILATERAL pressed a strong preference for ne- At the World Economic Forum in trial involving 535 people and pub-
deals with six of the eleven nations in gotiating bilateral agreements, which January Trump said he was prepared lished in the New England Journal of
TPP, and are working to make a deal they say play to US advantages. to enter talks with the TPP countries Medicine.
with the biggest of those nations, Ja- The White House was quick to “either individually or perhaps as a Dry eye disease affects more than
pan, who has hit us hard on trade for stress that Trump’s decision was con- group.” 16 million Americans, causing burn-
years!” sistent with earlier statements not a It remained unclear, however, how ing, itching, stinging, and impaired
The statement came after the flip-flop. enthusiastically the other 11 TPP vision. Experts estimate that in the
White House announced that US “Last year, the President kept economies would welcome an Amer- United States dry eye costs some $55
Trade Representative Robert Ligh- his promise to end the TPP deal... ican return to the bargaining table. billion per year in lost productivity
and medical care, according to back-
The funds would help women gain “access to capital, work and opportunities” ground information in the article.
Those enrolled in the study had all
Ivanka Trump talks up LatAm women’s fund for entrepreneurs struggled with moderate to severe dry
Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor ing in for Trump, who canceled at the ness event attended by dozens of Pe- eye for at least six months.
to US President Donald Trump, on last minute to oversee the US-led re- ruvian women entrepreneurs. Ivanka The subjects were randomly as-
Friday announced a private-public sponse to a suspected poison gas attack Trump has sought to promote wom- signed to either a daily dose of an
funding plan to boost businesses in Syria. Ivanka Trump said the plan en’s empowerment from her perch at omega-3 supplement or an olive oil
started by women in Latin America. called for $150 million in seed money her father’s White House. She also has placebo, delivered in identical cap-
Ivanka Trump unveiled the initia- that would be multiplied three times her own self-branded fashion line in sules. Neither the patients nor their
tive in Lima, ahead of a summit of through private sector contributions. the United States. Her husband, Jared eye doctors knew which treatment
leaders across Latin America and The funds would help women gain Kushner, was set to join her at the Lima group they were in.
North America in which she and US “access to capital, work and opportu- summit later Friday, flying in with After a year, symptoms had “im-
Vice President Mike Pence are stand- nities,” she said at a pre-summit busi- Pence, who leads the US delegation. proved substantially in both groups,”
said the report.
Net income for the first quarter was $8.7 billion, up 35.1 percent from the year-ago period A total of 61 percent of people in
JPMorgan Chase reports higher profits, upbeat outlook the omega-3 group and 54 percent of
those in the control group achieved
JPMorgan Chase reported a jump in interest rates, which enabled JPM- company that wasn’t specified in a at least a 10-point improved, but the
first-quarter earnings Friday, lifted organ to increase its profits from the news release. Chief executive Jamie difference between groups was not
by higher interest rates and revenue spread between its deposits and loans. Dimon offered an upbeat outlook. statistically significant.
growth in core businesses. In corporate and investment bank- “The global economy continues “We were surprised that the ome-
Net income for the first quarter was ing, JPMorgan notched higher advi- to do well, and we remain optimis- ga-3 supplements had no beneficial
$8.7 billion, up 35.1 percent from the sory fees, offsetting a drop in debt tic about the positive impact of tax effect,” said study co-author Vatinee
year-ago period. and equity underwriting fees. reform in the US as business senti- Bunya, an assistant professor of oph-
Revenues increased 10.3 percent to Results were also boosted by a ment remains upbeat, and consumers thalmology at Perelman School of
$28.5 billion. drop of $240 million in income tax- benefit from job and wage growth,” Medicine at University of Pennsyl-
The biggest US bank by assets saw es following US tax reform, and by Dimon said. vania.
increases in revenues in all its major $170 million in reserves released that Shares rose 0.6 percent in pre-mar- “The results are significant and
divisions due in large part to higher were connected to a single oil and gas ket trading to $114. may change the way a lot of ophthal-
mologists and optometrists treat their
According to a report issued Friday patients.”
According to Matthew Gorski, an
US adds India to currency watch list with China ophthalmologist at Northwell Health
The US Treasury added India to its is included because “it constitutes a es of foreign exchange over the first in New York, doctors interested in
watch list of countries with potential- disproportionate share of the overall three quarters of 2017,” although the dry eye and the effectiveness of
ly questionable foreign exchange pol- US trade deficit.” rupee still rose in value. fish oil supplements have “eagerly
icies, joining China and four others, The US has a deficit of $337 bil- And while China -- which is at the awaited results of clinical trials with
according to a report issued Friday. lion with China of a total global trade center of a brewing trade dispute with the hope that it would potentially im-
Treasury said the “monitoring list” deficit of $566 billion, according to Washington -- remained on the watch prove one’s quality of life.”
includes those “major trading part- government data. list, Treasury said “the Chinese cur- Gorski, who was not involved in
ners that merit close attention to their “We will continue to monitor and rency generally moved against the the research, said “further studies
currency practices.” combat unfair currency practices, dollar in a direction that should” help should be performed to confirm this
In addition to India, the semi-an- while encouraging policies and re- reduce China’s trade surplus with finding.” Jules Winokur, an ophthal-
nual report to Congress names five forms to address large trade imbal- the United States. Germany also re- mologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in
countries that continue on the list ances,” US Treasury Secretary Ste- mained on the watch list, even though New York, described the study as
from October: China, Germany, Ja- ven Mnuchin said in a statement. it is part of the European currency “important,” and agreed that more
pan, Korea and Switzerland. The Treasury report is required by union, which means it cannot inde- work is needed to understand why
Countries remain on the list for two Congress to identify countries that pendently control the exchange rate both groups improved almost equal-
report cycles “to help ensure that any are trying to artificially manage the for the euro. Even so, the report notes ly.
improvement in performance versus value of their currency to gain a trade that Germany “has the world’s largest “Dry eye is a common problem
the criteria is durable and is not due advantage, for example by keeping current account surplus” and has made that almost everyone experiences at
to temporary factors.” the exchange rate low to promote “little to no progress in reducing this some point in their lives,” he said,
While no major trading partner cheaper exports. massive surplus the past three years.” noting that symptoms can range
was found to be manipulating its cur- The report said India, which has Treasury called for all the countries from mild discomfort to chronic,
rency, five of those on the list meet a $23 billion trade surplus with the on the list to implement economic re- debilitating pain that interferes with
two of the three criteria, while China United States, “increased its purchas- forms to address their surpluses. daily life.

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“I have won the Monte Carlo Masters 10 times ...” 2026 World Cup bid
Nadal faces possible Djokovic clash in Monte Carlo quarter-finals South American countries
back USA-Mexico-Canada
World number one and defending The 10 countries of the South Ameri-
champion Rafael Nadal could face can Football Confederation (CON-
old rival Novak Djokovic in the MEBOL) officially gave their back-
Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals ing Friday for the joint bid from the
next week after Friday’s draw. United States, Mexico and Canada
The top-seeded Spaniard, who for the 2026 World Cup.
claimed his 10th Monte Carlo title The CONMEBOL board an-
last year, has a bye for the first round nounced in a statement that they had
and will open his tour claycourt sea- taken the decision “unanimously” to
son against either Slovenia’s Aljaz support the North American candi-
Bedene or a qualifier. dacy for the tournament.
“I have won the Monte Carlo Mas- “The countries of America, we
ters 10 times, that’s a good number. have numerous historical links and
But one more victory, why not?” said we have a conviction: South Ameri-
Nadal, who played his first matches can football can and must contribute
since January’s Australian Open in to the development of football in the
Spain’s Davis Cup quarter-final win American hemisphere, acknowledg-
over Germany last weekend. ing that the sport is a powerful in-
The 31-year-old first won the Mon- tegrating force,” said CONMEBOL
te Carlo tournament in 2005 and has president Alejandro Dominguez.
beaten Djokovic twice in the final, al- The North American joint bid is
though the Serb is the only player to Spain’s Rafa Nadal celebrates winning 6-1 6-4 6-4 during the Davis Cup (Photo AFP) competing against Morocco for the
topple Nadal in a final with a straight- Australian wildcard Thanasi Kok- against either Fernando Verdasco or right to host the 2026 World Cup,
sets win in 2013. kinakis, who stunned Roger Federer Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas. which is set to feature 48 teams.
Djokovic takes on a qualifier in his at the Miami Masters last month to Alexander Zverev, who won two “The United Bid of Canada, Mex-
opener and is drawn to face Austrian see Nadal retake the number-one Masters titles last season, starts ico and the United States is grateful
Dominic Thiem in the third round as ranking, is a possible third-round op- against Gilles Muller or a qualifier, for today’s endorsement by CONME-
the 12-time Grand Slam champion ponent for the 16-time major winner. as the 20-year-old German looks to BOL,” the North American bid group
plays his first tournament since split- Second seed Marin Cilic will kick bounce back from last week’s Davis said in a statement.
ting from coach Andre Agassi. off his campaign in the second round Cup loss to Nadal. “This announcement builds on the
support of (the Central American
The ban will keep Meeks out of this year’s playoffs and carry into next season Football Union’s) six voting member
associations that the united bid was
NBA bans Wizards guard Meeks 25 games for doping violation honored to receive in March.
Washington Wizards guard Jodie The league announced Meeks had Wizards’ NBA playoff series against “We look forward to continuing
Meeks was suspended 25 games tested positive for banned substances Eastern Conference top seed Toronto. our conversations with member asso-
without pay by the NBA on Friday ipamorelin and growth hormone re- The ban will keep Meeks out of this ciations around the world, highlight-
after testing positive for growth hor- leasing peptide-2. year’s playoffs and carry into next ing the operational and economic cer-
mones in violation of the league’s The suspension will begin with season. Meeks has a player option to tainty of our bid for the entire FIFA
anti-drug policy. Saturday’s opening game of the play next season for the Wizards. family.”
A major event on the 50-and-over PGA Champions Tour moves to Firestone Country Club NFL
US WGC event moving from Akron to Memphis for next season Cowboys release star
The World Golf Championships tour- TPC Southwind course. The St. Jude St. Judge Classic. Exactly when in
nament in Akron, Ohio, will move will join a lineup of WGC events that the season the WGC St. Jude will be receiver Bryant
to Memphis, Tennessee starting next includes stops at Shanghai, Mexico staged was not announced, but it fig- Dez Bryant, a star receiver for eight
year, when a major event on the City and Austin, Texas. Memphis has ures to attract a field of stars to Mem- seasons with the Dallas Cowboys,
50-and-over PGA Champions Tour staged a PGA event since 1958, with phis often missing from the regular was released Friday by the NFL club,
moves to Firestone Country Club. the tournament moving from Colo- tour event. saying the split was “personal” and
The WGC FedEx St. Jude Invita- nial Country Club to Southwind in This year’s final St. Jude Classic not his choice.
tional will replace the St. Jude Clas- 1989. comes June 7-10, the week before the Bryant caught 531 passes for 7,459
sic as the PGA event in Memphis American Daniel Berger is the US Open and after the Jack Nicklaus- yards and 73 touchdowns with the
starting in the 2018-19 season at the two-time defending champion of the hosted Memorial tournament. Cowboys since Dallas made him a
first-round selection, 24th overall, in
“We were honored to have Ken as our head coach and it was fitting that he finished his coaching here” the 2010 NFL Draft.
“This was not an easy decision,”
Stars’ Hitchcock retires as NHL’s third-winningest coach Cowboys owner and general manager
Ken Hitchcock, who guided the Dal- game did for me and all the wonder- “He is a certain Hockey Hall of Fame Jerry Jones said. “It was made based
las Stars to the Stanley Cup in 1999, ful people I got to meet in my career,” coach and he left a lasting legacy upon doing what we believe is in the
retired from coaching Friday after 22 Hitchcock wrote in a letter announc- wherever he went.” best interest of the Dallas Cowboys.
National Hockey League seasons, ing his decision. “I’ve contemplated Hitchcock went 86-82 in NHL We arrived at this crossroad collec-
starting and ending his career in Dal- this since our last game and I came playoff games and collected eight di- tively with input from several voices
las. to the conclusion that now is the right vision titles in his career. He coached within the organization. Ultimately
Hitchcock, who will remain as a time to step away and let the younger Canada to the 2008 World Champion- we determined it was time to go in a
consultant to the Stars, retired with generation of coaches take over.” ship finals and was an associate coach new direction.”
a career record of 823-506 with 207 Hitchcock, who won the Jack Ad- on five Canadian Olympic teams, Bryant tweeted his frustration af-
overtime losses over 1,536 games ams Award as NHL Coach of the Year three of which won gold medals. ter being told of his release when he
coached with Dallas, Philadel- in 2012, guided the Stars to a 40-32-8 “He poured his whole life into bet- arrived Friday for a meeting at the
phia, Columbus and St. Louis. The mark this season, three points behind ter understanding in-game concepts team’s headquarters. Bryant, 29, also
66-year-old Canadian ranks third on Colorado for the last playoff spot in and strategy, inspiring players and tweeted: “Key words in this state-
the NHL’s all-time coaching wins list the Western Conference. enhancing teams,” said Stars gen- ment.. Several input.. something I al-
behind retired legend Scotty Bow- “We were honored to have Ken as eral manager Jim Nill. “He leaves an ready knew.” That indicated unhappi-
man and Chicago’s Joel Quenneville. our head coach and it was fitting that indelible mark on the game and his ness with Bryant beyond Jones in the
“Hockey has been my entire life he finished his coaching here,” said influence will be felt across the sport organization, making it personal and
and I could never repay what the Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi. for years to come.” inspirational, according to Bryant.

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The aim of the game is to fill a 9x9 grid (81 squares) that is subdivided into 3x3 “sub-squares, with each of the numbers one through nine, besides
the ones that are already filled with numbers.
The rule is that each number appear only once per row, once per column, and only once per sub-square. It is rather easy to solve, in fact no math-
ematical knowledge is required. The solutions are indicated below.
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29 30 31 32
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1 Picnic pest 1 American Civil Liberties Union
3 Blabber (abbr.)
8 9 10
8 Cubic centimeter 2 Raleigh locale
9 Turned over 3 Schoolteacher
11 12 11 Posttraumatic stress disorder 4 Registered nurse
12 __ Lanka 5 Spots
13 Flying saucer 6 Part of a semester
13 14 15 16 17
15 Ingest 7 Teach
17 Medium frequency 9 Salt Lake City locale
18 19 20 18 Sanctuaries 10 Anonym
22 Material girl 11 Verse
24 Loudness unit (abbr.) 14 France (abbr.)
21 22 23
26 Cat's nemesis 16 X
27 Shoshonean 19 Craze
24 25 26 27 28 29 North American country 20 Ignore
31 Asleep 21 Finish milkshake
33 Conveyed by series of people 23 By
29 30 31 32
35 Roman 51 25 Consumer
36 Rainbow maker 28 Native ruler in Africa
33 34 35 37 Impair 30 Boxer Muhammad
32 Mendelevium (abbr.)
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13 Flying saucer 6 Part of a semester
15 Ingest 7 Teach
17 Medium frequency 9 Salt Lake City locale
18 Sanctuaries 10 Anonym
22 Material girl 11 Verse
24 Loudness unit (abbr.) 14 France (abbr.)
26 Cat's nemesis 16 X
27 Shoshonean 19 Craze
29 North American country 20 Ignore
31 Asleep 21 Finish milkshake
33 Conveyed by series of people 23 By
35 Roman 51 25 Consumer
36 Rainbow maker 28 Native ruler in Africa
37 Impair 30 Boxer Muhammad
32 Mendelevium (abbr.)
34 Like
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