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Champions League: Pep Guardiola returns to Spain to face old enemy; Juventus travels to Lyon

If it’s probably fair to say that Juventus are overwhelming favorites to reach the quarterfinals at Lyon’s expense. “OL are favourites for nothing, this morning, unless it’s a beating: that’s the price to pay for a so-so season and a balance of power that seems unequal,” wrote L’Equipe’s Vincent Duluc. “Juventus have more experience, talent and […]

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Champions League: Lionel Messi aims to avert Barcelona crisis; Chelsea hosts Bayern Munich

It’s a red letter day for all Chelsea fans. May 19, 2012 was when the club won its first — and so far only — Champions League title. For Bayern Munich, it’s a date that provides more painful memories given the game was played at its home stadium — the Allianz Arena — and arguably […]

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Germany shooting: Gunman kills 9 at Hanau shisha bars

Forensic experts work around a damaged car after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020. A gunman suspected of shooting dead nine people on Wednesday evening at two shisha bars in the German city of Hanau had a far-right motive, according to German federal prosecutors. Authorities believe the 43-year-old man returned home […]

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Champions League: Mourinho meets ‘Mini Mourinho’ in clash of old and new

Manchester City’s future in the Champions League for the next two seasons is in doubt following UEFA’s decision to punish the reigning English Premier League champion after it found the club had committed “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The punishment — issued by UEFA’s independent Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial […]

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Champions League: Defending champion Liverpool travels to Atletico

Get some Atletico Madrid and Liverpool fans together in the same bar and it won’t take long before the conversation turns to Fernando Torres. The Spaniard, who retired in June after a stellar 18-year career, started out with Atletico, captaining the team as a teenager before Liverpool took him to the English Premier League in […]

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Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam quits after spying scandal

Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam has resigned amid a power struggle which followed a spying scandal at the bank. He is stepping down after five years at the Swiss bank just months after it emerged that two former employees had been placed under surveillance. Mr Thiam said he did not know the spying was […]

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3 Nigerians who hid in vessel from Nigeria in hope of going to Spain land in Ghana port

Kindly Share This Story: The 3 Nigerians. Photo credit: Ghanaweb Three Nigerians have become the latest suspects to be arrested by the Tema Port Authorities in the year 2020 after they failed in their attempt to stowaway to Europe. According to Ghanaweb, the three stowaways who have since been placed in police custody had boarded […]

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Russian government resigns in Putin power shakeup

American financier Bill Browder speaks in Oslo, Norway, in May 2019. Julia Reinhart/Getty Images Bill Browder, a prominent financial manager and vocal Vladimir Putin critic, suggested that the Russian president is “deeply afraid of something.” “Putin is extremely risk averse and almost never fires anyone,” wrote Browder on Twitter. “For him to sack the PM […]

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Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

(CNN) — Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine the entire scenario with one additional annoyance: Loud talkers yammering into their cell phones at 35,000 feet. Don’t worry — this potentially ear-splitting scenario isn’t a reality yet. At least […]

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Champions League draw: Teams discover their fate in the last 16

After three months, a record 308 goals scored and no shortage of controversy, the Champions League group stages came to a close last week. Today, the remaining 16 teams find out who they will face in the knockout stages. For Monday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland, the teams are divided into two pots, with group winners […]

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Champions League: Manchester City hopes to bounce back from shock derby defeat

There’s one qualification spot up for grabs in Group C and three teams still in contention. Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta are all hoping to join Manchester City in the last 16 with the English club having already sealed top spot. Shakhtar is the team in pole position. The Ukrainian champion currently sits second […]

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They say he lived to be 168. Here’s how

(CNN) — There are a number of destinations around the world famed for the longevity of their residents. In Japan, Okinawa’s sprightly centenarians have earned it the nickname “Land of the Immortals.” Campodimele, Italy’s “Village of Eternity,” is testament to the Mediterranean diet. In the sunny Californian town of Loma Linda, a community of Seventh-Day […]

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Champions League: Reigning champion Liverpool looks to avoid early exit

Unless you’ve been sleeping in a cave or spent the past six months in outer space, you probably don’t need me to tell you that Erling Braut Håland has fast become the most sought after striker in European football. The 19-year-old has 28 goals in 21 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg so far this season […]

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Aker Energy appoints Svein Liknes as new CEO

Aker Energy revealed Tuesday that its board of directors has named Svein Jakob Liknes as acting chief executive officer following the decision by Jan Arve Haugan to resign. Liknes’ appointment to acting CEO is effective immediately and will remain in effect “until further notice”, Aker Energy revealed. Liknes was previously Aker Energy’s head of operations. […]

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The man who created Hungary’s birthday cake

(CNN) — Made with painstaking precision, Hungarian cakes are among the most luxurious and coveted in the world. From the six-layered Dobos cake, created by famed baker Dobos C. József, to the Esterházy torte, comprised of layers of meringue and chocolate butter cream, nowhere does cakes quite like the Central European country. In fact, confectionery […]

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Strikes set to paralyze France as protesters take to streets

The last time France reached for a universal pension system, Jacques Chirac was President, Alain Juppe was his prime minister and, like today, a wave of freezing cold weather had descended on the country. After 2 million people took to the streets and nearly three weeks of near total paralysis, the pension reform was dropped. It hadn’t been attempted since. Until […]

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Budapest ‘s fine dining revolution

(CNN) — While Budapest may be primarily known for its architecture, geothermal springs and communist heritage, the city’s gastronomy scene has been gaining considerable travel attention in recent years. New and exciting fine dining spots are constantly opening up in the Hungarian capital, many headed up by prolific chefs keen to inject imagination and prestige […]

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Inside a multi-million dollar renovation project

(CNN) — The Hungarian State Opera House is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest, drawing in thousands of visitors each year. But its facade is currently obscured by scaffolding, leaving the impressive landmark almost unrecognizable. The Neo-Renaissance structure has been closed for the past 18 months due to extensive restoration and modernization […]

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Champions League: Chelsea looks for revenge against Valencia, Liverpool hopes to secure top spot

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard says his players must do all they can to avoid defeat in Valencia in one of Wednesday’s early games. Chelsea can qualify for the last 16 with victory in Spain but a point could prove vital with Lampard’s side finishing up the group stage with a home game against French […]

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Champions League: Real Madrid looks for revenge against PSG; Jose Mourinho makes European return

It’s back! The wait is over and after three long weeks the Champions League resumes — and what a return it is. There are eight games for you to feast on including two absolute blockbusters with the group stage nearing its conclusion. Who’s playing? All eyes will be on the Spanish capital as Real Madrid […]

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Dresden manhunt underway after castle vault treasure heist

The Jewel Room, one of the rooms in the historic Green Vault at the Royal Palace in Dresden. One of Europe’s largest collections of treasures was targeted in a brazen heist on Monday when thieves attacked a castle vault in the German city of Dresden. Several criminals gained access to the Green Vault in Dresden […]

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Suspicious activity reported at Amsterdam airport

Emergency services have flocked to Amsterdam Airoport Schiphol, according to Dutch public broadcaster NOS. This is a GRIP 3 report — that means that there is a potential threat to the well-being of the population within a municipality. A spokesperson for the Marechaussee spoke of a “suspicious situation” on board an aircraft. The details of […]

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Champions League: Managerless Bayern Munich look for boost

Robert Lewandowski will require an operation on his groin, Bayern’s interim coach Hansi Flick told reporters Tuesday. Flick, who has taken charge of the team following the sacking of Niko Kovac, says Bayern’s star strike is still able to play but that surgery is likely. “He (Lewandowski) has problems, but no pain and it’s clear […]

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Champions League: Barcelona looks to bounce back from embarrassing defeat

It’s back! We’re at the halfway mark in this season’s Champions League group stages and most teams are still within touching distance of a place in the knockout stages (sorry Bayer Leverkusen fans, we’re not looking at you). Which teams are playing? There’s an early treat to look forward to in Tuesday’s fixtures, as Barcelona […]

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ISIS confirms death of its ‘caliph’, al-Baghdadi, names new leader

…as it warns America ‘not to rejoice’ in the death of its leadership ISIS has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after the self-appointed ‘caliph’ died during a U.S. special forces raid in Syria last weekend. In an audio statement today the terror group named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi as its new leader. […]

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Two more arrested after 39 victims found in Essex truck container

Police officers drive away a lorry, with black plastic visible at the rear, in which 39 bodies were discovered in Essex. BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said the 39 bodies that were discovered in a refrigerated lorry in Essex have yet to be identified as Chinese at this […]

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