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Britain backs French plan for European defence force

Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister told AFP on Saturday.

Morocco announce three 2018 World Cup warm-up fixtures

Morocco will play friendly internationals against Ukraine, Slovakia and Estonia as part of their preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Donald Trump claims ‘nobody’s been tougher’ on Russia than him

US President Donald Trump defended his embrace of Vladimir Putin Tuesday, saying good relations were important but claiming no one had been tougher on Russia.

List of countries affected by Russia’s latest diplomat expulsions

Moscow on Friday issued tit-for-tat measures against countries that have expelled Russian diplomats in a mass show of support for Britain over the poisoning of a former double agent in England.

Baltics, Poland summon Russian ambassadors over spy attack

Poland and Baltic states Latvia and Lithuania on Monday summoned the Russian ambassadors to their countries, as international pressure builds on Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.

Gavin Williamson: World’s patience wearing thin with Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Britain from its allies, according to Britain's defence secretary.

Lithuania celebrates 100 years of independence

Church bells tolled across Lithuania on Friday to mark 100 years of independence regained after World War I by the Baltic nation, which is now firmly anchored in the West but experiencing tension with powerful neighbour Russia.

UK to pay millions to France to keep border agreement

Britain will pay tens of millions of pounds (dollars) toward border security in France and support French military missions as part of moves to bind the countries closer together after Brexit.

Venus Williams, Stephens Stephens tumble out of Australian Open

Venus Williams and US Open champion Sloane Stephens led a string of seeds sent tumbling out of the Australian Open Monday in a calamitous day for American players.

German antitrust authorities prepare sanctions against Facebook

The Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) in Germany is preparing possible sanctions against U.S. social media giant Facebook, the newspaper “Rheinische Post”, reported on Tuesday.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp dismisses renewed talk of Philippe Coutinho sale

Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho was genuinely injured for Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Burnley as he laughed off talk of the Brazil forward joining Barcelona.

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina eyes Grand Slam success

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina believes she can become world number one in 2018 despite a host of challengers for the coveted top ranking.

2018: Ooni of Ife charges youths to see themselves as today’s leaders

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), on Sunday night tasked Nigerian youths not to accept the notion or common statement that they are the leaders of tomorrow, saying they see themselves as leaders of today by being actively involved in concerted efforts, targeted at moving the nation forward on the progressive path to greatness.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘has a lot of space for improvement’ – Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain "has a lot of space for improvement" after the Liverpool midfielder's self-criticism of his performance against Swansea on Boxing Day.

EU to consider further measures against North Korea

The EU is to consider stepping up measures aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes, according to a summit agreement seen by AFP on Thursday.

EU warns ‘miracles’ needed for Brexit progress

The EU warned Friday that Britain needs a miracle to unlock the next phase of Brexit talks by next month as it hopes, as leaders debated the post-Brexit future at a summit in Estonia.

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley’s mega profits fall into public coffers.

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley's mega profits fall into public coffers.

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Serbian footballer Aleksandar Prijovi has been sentenced to three months’ home detention for flouting a coronavirus curfew in Belgrade.

Serbian striker sentenced to three months’ home detention for flouting coronavirus curfew

Serbian footballer Aleksandar Prijovi has been sentenced to three months’ home detention for flouting a coronavirus curfew in Belgrade.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police demote sergeant for assaulting medical doctor on duty

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Saturday, demoted one Edidiong Alexander attached to Safer Highway from the rank of Sergeant to Corporal for assaulting one Dr Daniel David Edet of University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, of the state.
Bruno Fernandes has been won the Premier League Player of the Month award for February.

Pedro Neto: Bruno Fernandes has revolutionised Manchester United

Wolves attacker Pedro Neto has hailed the impact of Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United.
The State Commissioner for Health, Lar Ndam, who confirmed the death in an interview with newsmen, said late Dewus had been in coma for two weeks at the Jos University Teaching Hospital due to some health complications and not COVID-19.”

Plateau speaks on national assembly staff suspected to have died from coronavirus

The Plateau State Government on Sunday confirmed that the death of a National Assembly staff, Joel Dewus, was not from COVID-19 as suspected but from other health complications.
In the wake of the Day One of the 14-day- lockdown in Ogun State, two young men believed to be members of two rival cult groups have been reported dead during a supposed supremacy clash between them in Ifo community of the state.

Coronavirus lockdown: Two die in Ogun community

In the wake of the Day One of the 14-day-lockdown in Ogun State, two young men believed to be members of two rival cult groups have been reported dead during a supposed supremacy clash between them in Ifo community of the state.