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Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, and British Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Jane Axworthy, with a portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman at an event at the Vatican to celebrate his canonization. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Cardinal Newman becomes first Catholic English saint in centuries

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint of the post-Reformation period on Sunday.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

British premier sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to convince sceptical EU leaders to back his new Brexit plan.

Michael Owen: Playing for Liverpool then Manchester United like going from working for Tesco...

Michael Owen admits he has been left bemused by the daily abuse he receives on social media from Liverpool fans over his decision to join their rivals Manchester United in 2009, after comparing his move to a supermarket worker switching from Tesco to Sainsbury's.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.

Italy wants special EU status for poor south

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday he will ask the European Commission to give Italy’s poorer south a special status to help boost employment and tackle organised crime.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney delivers a speech during the opening of the French Employers’ association (Medef) “Rencontre Des Entrepreneurs” summer meeting at the Longchamp horse racetrack in Paris, on August 28, 2019. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Ireland: Britain has ‘nothing credible’ to replace Brexit backstop

Britain has come up with “nothing credible” to replace the controversial Irish backstop in its deal to leave the EU, Ireland’s foreign minister said Friday.
French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

New Brexit deal: Emmanuel Macron dashes Boris Johnson’s hope

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he has complete faith in his squad ahead of his first game in charge of the Blues, despite the transfer ban cloud that has hung over the club this summer.

Frank Lampard praises Jorginho’s Chelsea commitment

Frank Lampard has moved to highlight his admiration for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and says he will bring essential qualities to the team this season.

Chelsea midfielder signs five-year deal

Chelsea ace Mason Mount has extended his deal at the Stamford Bridge, the midfielder signed a five-year deal with the Blues.
Frank Lampard was pleased with Chelsea's performance despite a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in his first game in charge on Wednesday.

Frank Lampard pleased with Chelsea despite draw in first game in charge

Frank Lampard was pleased with Chelsea's performance despite a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in his first game in charge on Wednesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Police cancel Naira Marley’s show in Dublin due to gang violence

A Dublin concert being headlined by controversial musician, Naira Marley, was shut down by Irish police officers in the early hours of Sunday.
John Glen

Minister: Britain must do everything to keep finance competitive after Brexit

Britain’s Government is committed to doing whatever it can to keep its financial sector globally competitive after Brexit, Financial Services Minister, John Glen, said on Tuesday.
Euro 2020

UEFA unveils ‘fans first’ Euro 2020 ticket policy

A ‘fans first’ policy at next year’s Euro 2020 football tournament will make more affordable tickets available than at previous editions, a UEFA official said Sunday.
Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

British premier to meet German, French leaders on new Brexit date

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will travel to Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to discuss Britain’s request for a delay to the date for its departure from the regional bloc, her spokesman said on Monday.
Eamon Dunphy

Republic of Ireland charged by UEFA over tennis-ball protests

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been charged by UEFA after fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch during a Euro 2020 qualifier.

Conor McGregor announces his retirement

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement on Twitter.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Theresa May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday will plead with MPs to give her more time for talks with EU officials on her Brexit deal, telling them they must hold their nerve.

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook on Monday said it will beef up its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year.

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Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham re-sign Michel Vorm to cover Hugo Lloris absence

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.