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Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on March 1, 2018.
Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on March 1, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Tariffs should be part of US trade policy, Trump foe Warren says

Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has traded barbs with President Donald Trump, said on Sunday (March 11) she's "not afraid of tariffs," but stopped short of endorsing his decision to launch steep tariffs on steel and aluminum.

In several television interviews, Warren, who has been touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, said she saw a role for tariffs as part of US trade policy.

"I am not afraid of tariffs," she said on NBC's Meet the Press programme. "We need a comprehensive rethinking of our trade policy."

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Turkish socialite and friends killed in plane crash in Iran

A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday (March 11) when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside. 

The plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew, an official for Turkey’s transport ministry said.

Those on board included Basaran’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends, all flying back from a party ahead of her planned wedding next month. 

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Missing boy found dead in stepmother's car in Spain 

Police in Spain found an eight-year-old boy dead in the boot of his stepmother's car, the government said Sunday (March 11), in a case that has gripped the nation.

Hundreds of officers had been mobilised in the search for Gabriel Cruz after he went missing in late February in the southeastern village of Las Hortichuelas.

"This morning, the Civil Guard stopped the companion of Gabriel's father while she was transporting the little boy's corpse in the boot of a car," Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said.

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Football: Spurs shrug off Kane injury, Arsenal silence Watford's Deeney 

Son Heung Min ensured Tottenham Hotspur didn't pay a heavy price for an ankle injury suffered by Harry Kane as he scored twice in a win 4-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday (March 11).

Sixth-placed Arsenal were also comfortable 3-0 winners over Watford at the Emirates Stadium to snap a run of three straight Premier League defeats.

Spurs move above Liverpool into third in the Premier League, but it was a bittersweet victory with concerns over Kane's fitness for both club and country.

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Football: Griezmann, Vitolo on target as Atletico beat Celta

Atletico Madrid recovered from their defeat by Barcelona in last week’s top-of-the-table clash by crushing Celta Vigo 3-0 at home in La Liga on Sunday (March 11) to reduce the gap with the Catalans back down to eight points. 

France forward Antoine Griezmann broke the deadlock a minute before halftime to move on to 16 league goals for the season and draw level with Celta forward Iago Aspas as the fourth top scorer in the top flight. 

Griezmann then set up the second goal in the 54th minute with a pinpoint through ball to Spain international Vitolo, who scored his first Liga goal for Atletico since his move from Sevilla.  Moments before, Celta midfielder Nemanja Radoja had crept into the area undetected to meet a cross but sent the ball against the near post. 

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