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Israeli club official quits after anti-Muslim remark

The professional adviser of an Israeli football club known for its far-right fan base has resigned after saying he would never sign a Muslim player, a spokesman said on Thursday.

US-backed forces surround IS fighters in central Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.

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NLC urges federal government to thread carefully on ACFTA to avoid ruining local industries

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Wednesday urged the federal government to thread carefully on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) so as to avoid ruining local industries in Nigeria.
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US ‘especially vulnerable’ in trade war – IMF chief

The US economy is “especially vulnerable” to damage from the burgeoning global trade war, which could shave hundreds of billions of dollars off global GDP, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.
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British neo-Nazi leader gets eight years in prison

The leader of a banned British neo-Nazi group was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday over a plot to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper and a female police officer.

Jurgen Klopp: Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan critics should ‘shut up’

Jurgen Klopp has described criticism of Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan as "absolute nonsense" amid the ongoing fallout from Germany's World Cup failure.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Jean-Claude Juncker: Donald Trump efforts to split EU ‘are in vain’

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said US efforts to split the EU on trade "are in vain," in a message Wednesday to President Donald Trump before their talks in Washington next week.