A member of Congress Friday called on the State Department to stop doing business with Xe, the North Carolina-based security company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whether the State Department had just signed a new $20 million dollar contract with Xe for Iraq, saying she is “very concerned” that the State Department may be signing new security contracts with Xe, both in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has moved a step closer to joining Inter Milan after agreeing personal terms with the Italian champions, his agent has revealed. The Cameroon international will reportedly sign a five-year contract worth almost $15 million per season
Manchester United have confirmed that on-loan Argentine international striker Carlos Tevez is to leave the English Premier League champions. United chief executive David Gill had been in discussions with Tevez’s advisor Kia Joorabchian, with the aim of keeping the forward at Old Trafford. But, despite the offer of a lucrative five-year contract that would have made Tevez one of the highest paid players at the club, the South American has decided to leave