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Champions League: Napoli’s Mertens a happy striker ahead of Dinamo clash
Nov23

Champions League: Napoli’s Mertens a happy striker ahead of Dinamo clash

Mertens has been pushed in to the centre of Maurizio Sarri's attack and has delivered with impressive results. Belgium’s Dries Mertens said he’s happy to remain Napoli’s number one striker against Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday, as long as it helps the Italians secure their ticket for the Champions League last 16.With Poland...

Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources
Nov22

Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources

Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.At least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries – which contravene EU sanctions – via Cyprus, an...

Zaripova: Retroactive dope test catches Russian steeplechase champion
Nov22

Zaripova: Retroactive dope test catches Russian steeplechase champion

There were seven medallists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee Steeplechase champion Yuliya Zaripova of Russia was one of 12 athletes disqualified on Monday after failing retroactive dope tests taken at the 2012 London Games.There were seven medallists on the latest list of dope cheats released by...

Putin has ‘good relations’ with France’s Fillon: Kremlin
Nov22

Putin has ‘good relations’ with France’s Fillon: Kremlin

The Kremlin said Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin enjoys good relations with Francois Fillon, the surprise winner of the first round of France’s rightwing presidential primary. “They established relations when Putin was still head of government, they had quite extensive exchanges,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “They...

Calabar Carnival 2016: 30 countries expected to participate
Nov22

Calabar Carnival 2016: 30 countries expected to participate

The 2016 edition of the annual Calabar Carnival is expected to feature countries apart from Nigeria. This information was revealed by Gabriel Onah, chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission.He said it during thr carnival dry run flag off in Calabar. Some of the countries expected to participate in the carnival are Brazil, Ukraine, China, Italy,...

Russia: Ukraine’s detention of soldiers on Crimea border was ‘provocation’
Nov22

Russia: Ukraine’s detention of soldiers on Crimea border was ‘provocation’

Russia has accused Ukraine of abducting two Russian soldiers on the annexed Crimea peninsula, labeling the incident a “provocation.” Kyiv has maintained that the servicemen had crossed the border into Ukraine. …read more Source:...

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years
Nov21

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

US President Barack Obama spoke to both the American people and the world as he gave his final foreign press conference in Lima, Peru /AFP LIMA, Peru, Nov 21 – US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final...

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet
Nov20

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.The two men met at the start of the summit meeting in Lima, Peru’s capital. They exchanged pleasantries and...

Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor
Nov20

Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a sign of stability after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year old conservative...

On APEC summit sidelines, Obama leans on Putin over peace for Syria and Ukraine
Nov20

On APEC summit sidelines, Obama leans on Putin over peace for Syria and Ukraine

In what could be their last official meeting, the Russian and US presidents have held talks on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Peru. Topics raised included the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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