For the Palestinians, it’s recognition that’s long overdue. For the Israelis, it’s yet another obstacle to kick-starting direct talks. In the France 24 Debate, officials from Ramallah and Tel Aviv weigh in ahead of the UN General Assembly’s vote on an upgraded UN status for Palestine.
Manchester City progressed toward becoming Premier League champions for the first time since 1968 with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday to move three points ahead of Manchester United at the top of the table.
The historic northeastern Newcastle football club is officially on sale for £100 million (€114 million, $158 million). The club, bought by a businessman for £135 million in 2006, was relegated to England’s second division this year.
With two goals from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, the Reds trashed Newcastle at St James' Park 5-1. Liverpool are now three points ahead of second-placed Chelsea, who drew with Fulham 2-2 on Sunday.
After failing to find a suitable buyer over the past three months, Newcastle United's billionaire owner Mike Ashley has decided to take the club off the market. The sportswear magnate bought the Magpies for £134.4 million back in May.