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Rangers Steven Gerrard in favour of paying to tear up plastic pitches

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has backed calls from Scottish players’ union to ban plastic pitches from the Scottish Premiership and is even open to his club and rivals Celtic funding the change.
This handout picture released on February 14, 2019 by the Netherlands Foreign Ministry shows Foreign Minister Stef Blok gesturing next to “the Brexit monster” lying on his desk in his office, in The Hague. – While the British government has had trouble imagining what its exit from the European Union will actually look like, the Dutch government unveiled its own vision in the form of a big, blue, and hairy monster. (Photo by Aad MEIJER / Netherlands Foreign Ministry / AFP) /

Dutch unveil furry Brexit monster

What’s big, blue, furry and monstrous? For the Netherlands the answer is simple: Brexit.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
Passengers leave Brussels national airport in Zaventem, on the outskirts of the Belgium capital, on February 13, 2019, during a national general strike. – Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on February 13 as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. (Photo by THIERRY ROGE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT

National strike brings Belgium to standstill

Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.

Shell faces trial in Netherlands for alleged role in execution of Ogoni leaders

A Dutch court will today hear the first arguments in an historic case against Shell, in which the oil giant stands accused of instigating a raft of horrifying human rights violations committed by the Nigerian government against the Ogoni people in the 1990s.
Georginio Wijnaldum was man of the match in Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Bournemouth despite suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea in the lead-up to the match. Xinhua-Barcroft Images

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool’s improvement is clear to see

Liverpool’s transformation this season into Premier League title contenders reflects how much they have improved, says midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the famed name outside of France, announced Sunday it will roll out works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month.
A trader laughs ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 1, 2019 in New York City. – Wall Street stocks concluded another strong week with a nearly flat session on Friday, February 1, 2019, pausing from a heady January following strong jobs data and mixed earnings. Analysts said the rally that had propelled stocks since late December and produced the Dow’s best January in 30 years was showing signs of fatigue. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Global stocks mostly rise after strong US jobs data

Global stocks mostly rose Friday following strong US jobs data, though Wall Street’s rally showed signs of fatigue after the Dow finished its best January in 30 years.

Mariah Carey ignores activists calls to boycott Saudi gig

Mariah Carey has defended her decision to perform in Saudi Arabia, insisting her appearance is “a positive step” towards ending gender segregation.
Philippe Coutinho slots home the penalty (AFP-Getty Images)

FC Barcelona demolish Sevilla with spectacular 6-1 Cup comeback

Philippe Coutinho struck twice as FC Barcelona mounted a comeback to thrash Sevilla 6-1 and sweep into the Copa del Rey semi-finals 6-3 on aggregate on Wednesday.
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Arjen Robben considers J-League move after Bayern exit

Superstar Dutch winger Arjen Robben is lining up a move to J-League outfit FC Tokyo after he leaves Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, local media reported on Tuesday.
Employees of a cleaning company looks at damage one day after a gas explosion in the Jan van der Heijdenstraat in The Hague, the Netherlands, on January 28, 2019. (Photo by Lex van LIESHOUT - ANP - AFP) - Netherlands OUT

Nine injured in Dutch gas blast building collapse

A suspected gas explosion in The Hague has caused a home to partially collapse, injuring at least nine people including four who were plucked from the rubble, Dutch emergency services said Sunday.
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Ruud Gullit: Gonzalo Higuain ‘not the right striker for Chelsea’

Gonzalo Higuain is not the right striker for Chelsea and will struggle to play in the same team as Eden Hazard and Willian, according to former Blues boss Ruud Gullit.

Governor Akeredolu: Federal government plans to build deep seaport in Ondo before the end...

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has disclosed the Federal Government plans to build Deep Seaport in the coastal region of the state before the end of the year, saying this would help to decongest the gridlock on Lagos seaport.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rebukes Pep Guardiola over Frenkie De Jong pursuit

Ernesto Valverde has hit out at Pep Guardiola after Barcelona-bound Frenkie De Jong claimed to have spoken to the Manchester City boss about a transfer to the Etihad Stadium.

Two men suspected of plotting attack arrested in Belgium

The Belgian authorities have arrested two men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack and charged them with terrorism offences, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle EU crisis

France and Germany will on Tuesday sign a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far right and a flurry of alarmist fake news reports.
Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum: It would be stupid if Liverpool didn’t believe in Premier League title...

Georginio Wijnaldum admits it “would be stupid” for Liverpool not to believe that they can capture the Premier League title this season.

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.