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Malabu scandal: Trial of nine Shell, Eni executives starts June 20

The trial of nine current and former executives or contractors from Italy’s Eni and British-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell, including ENI Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi, over a 1.3 billion dollars oil deal in Nigeria, will begin in Milan on June 20.

Coach Dennerby invites Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, others for Super Falcons’ AWCON...

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has invited 10 overseas-based players to the camp of the team ahead of next month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against The Gambia.

Asamoah Gyan dropped as Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng earns debut Ghana call-up

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed debut call-ups to Levante's Emmanuel Boateng and Kwesi Kyere of Bayern Munich for two international friendly games in June against Japan and Iceland.

French director Luc Besson accused of rape by actress

French filmmaker Luc Besson - known for movies including The Fifth Element and Leon - has been accused of raping an actress in Paris.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale score in Real Madrid draw as Zinedine Zidane’s son makes...

Real Madrid’s final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.

Three things we learned from the FA Cup final

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Eden Hazard scored the winner with a first-half penalty.

Mario Balotelli handed Italy recall by new coach Roberto Mancini

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has been selected for three friendlies against Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands by new Italy coach Roberto Mancini.

Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans for maintaining trade ties.

PSG’s Alphonse Areola keen to stay amid Buffon rumours

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola says he intends to stay and fight for the number one shirt despite talk of Italy great Gianluigi Buffon joining the French champions.

Jacques-Henri Eyraud: Marseille would ignore €80m Florian Thauvin bid

Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud claims he would ignore an €80 million ($94m) offer for Florian Thauvin.

Over 100 killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba

More than 100 people were killed in a fatal crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba yesterday, Cuban broadcaster CubaTV reported.

Lyon file complaints against Marseille for stadium damage after Europa League final

French club Lyon have filed several complaints against Marseille fans following damages to their stadium during Wednesday's Europa League final.

World Cup: Approach finals with right mindset – Paul Pogba tells team-mates

French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mindset as that counts more than technical ability.

UN rights chief: Israel’s Gaza response ‘wholly disproportionate’

The UN human rights chief has slammed Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate" and backed calls for an international investigation.

Police foil terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday.

Nigeria Customs, Interpol intercept N1.3 billion stolen vehicles

Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command, Aliyu Mohammed, has said that taking stolen vehicles from Nigeria to other countries along the Lagos-Abidjan corridor has become impossible.

Jerusalem as capital of Israel, how sustainable?

Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel. Yay! Echoed by some people around the world and boos! From some. Is Palestine a Muslim enclave? Only two per cent of Israelis are Christians about 172,000.

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial left out of France World Cup squad

Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris and Antoine Griezmann headline France's 2018 World Cup squad, but Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette were among the 11 reserves announced by boss Didier Deschamps on Thursday.

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Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson in final squad for Iceland’s first World Cup

Iceland have named Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who finished the season with a knee injury, in the squad for the country's first World Cup.

Donald Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign

US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues.

Akwa Ibom APC affirms Udoma Ekarika’s election as state chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has said that the emergence of Udoma Bob Ekarika as the new Chairman of the party is in line with the directive from the national headquarters of the party on the zoning of offices during its recently conducted guided Congresses.

Heavy police presence at venue of Ohanaeze summit

Security has been beefed up around the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, Anambra capital, venue of the Monday Ohanaeze Ndigbo summit on restructuring.

Philippines concerned about Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines on Monday expressed “serious concerns’’ over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea.