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Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands
Dec13

Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II. Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the ice...

Army says battle for Aleppo in ‘final phase’
Dec13

Army says battle for Aleppo in ‘final phase’

ALEPPO: The crucial battle for Aleppo entered its “final phase” Monday after Syrian rebels retreated into a small pocket of their former bastion in the face of new army advances. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces held more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold of east Aleppo, a monitor and military official said,...

Pogbas to clash as United draw Saint-Etienne
Dec13

Pogbas to clash as United draw Saint-Etienne

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in action with Swansea City’s Angel Rangel. Photo: Reuters Nyon, December 12 Manchester United will take on Saint-Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League, with Jose Mourinho’s side hosting the French club in the first leg, after Monday’s draw. The tie will see United and France midfielder...

Boxing: Joshua can stun Klitschko, says trainer
Dec13

Boxing: Joshua can stun Klitschko, says trainer

LONDON (AFP) – Anthony Joshua can stun Wladimir Klitschko to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion, according to the British fighters trainer Rob McCracken.Former Olympic gold medallist Joshua linked up with McCracken on a full-time basis before beating Eric Molina in a second successful defence of his IBF heavyweight title on...

Pogbas to clash as Man Utd draw Saint-Etienne in Europa League
Dec13

Pogbas to clash as Man Utd draw Saint-Etienne in Europa League

NYON, Switzerland (AFP) – Manchester United will take on Saint-Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League, with Jose Mourinhos side hosting the French club in the first leg, after Mondays draw.The tie will see United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, the worlds most expensive player, come up against his elder brother Florentin, the Guinea...

Army says battle for Aleppo in ‘final phase’
Dec13

Army says battle for Aleppo in ‘final phase’

ALEPPO (AFP) – The crucial battle for Aleppo entered its final phase Monday after Syrian rebels retreated into a small pocket of their former bastion in the face of new army advances.President Bashar al-Assads forces held more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold of east Aleppo, a monitor and military official said, and...

Trump puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia
Dec13

Trump puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia

WASHINGTON (AFP) – With a few apparently off-the-cuff comments, US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened Washingtons cautious understanding with China while touting an unlikely new detente with Russia.The United States and China, the worlds two greatest economies and rivals for the leadership role in the Pacific, are often at...

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 4th Ballon d’Or
Dec12

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 4th Ballon d’Or

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or award for the fourth time on Monday after claiming the European Championship and Champions League titles in 2016. Ronaldo is now one short of his La Liga rival Lionel Messi’s record tally of five. List of Ballon d’Or winners since the award’s inception...

No call for EU sanctions aginst Russia on Syria: Mogherini (AFP)
Dec12

No call for EU sanctions aginst Russia on Syria: Mogherini (AFP)

Brussels (AFP) – The EU has no plans to impose sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Syria, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday ahead of a leaders’ summit this week. …read more Source: The West...

Senate Republican leader disagrees with Trump, backs investigation into Russian hacking
Dec12

Senate Republican leader disagrees with Trump, backs investigation into Russian hacking

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell decried Russian hacking aimed at interfering in the 2016 presidential election on Monday and backed an investigation, even as President-elect Donald Trump dismissed concerns about the matter. “Any foreign breach of our cyber security measures is disturbing and I strongly condemn any such...

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