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FILE PHOTO- French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 28, 2020. REUTERS-Charles Platiau

France to ‘deter’ skiers searching for resorts still open abroad

France will put restrictions on people traveling abroad to find ski resorts not subject to COVID-19 shutdowns this Christmas, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that Victor Osimhen will be a great asset to his team as the season progresses.

Napoli boss rues Victor Osimhen’s absence

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso says the absence of Victor Osimhen is being felt within the team despite Sunday’s 4-0 win over Roma in a Series A tie.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Alex Iwobi: Playing under Carlo Ancelotti similar to Arsene Wenger

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has likened playing under Carlo Ancelotti at Everton to his former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger.
France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when Juventus host Dinamo Kiev in Turin, European football's governing body UEFA confirmed.

France’s Stephanie Frappart to become first woman to referee men’s Champions League game

France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when Juventus host Dinamo Kiev in Turin, European football's governing body UEFA confirmed.
The French government has dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it.

French government drops draft law curbing filming of police

The French government has dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it.
FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at U.S. President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool/File Photo/File Photo

NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China – report

NATO must think harder about how to handle China and its military rise, though Russia will remain its main adversary during this decade, according to a report to be published on Tuesday on reforming the Atlantic alliance.
French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.

Romain Grosjean’s visor melted in horrifying F1 accident – doctor

French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin “reaffirmed their commitment to make this route unviable,” as they signed the agreement, according to a government statement.

UK, France sign new deal to curb illegal migration

UK and France have signed a new agreement to tackle illegal migration via the English Channel, Anadolu Agency reports.
On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo scored and weighed in with an assist as Cardiff City thumped Luton Town 4-0 in the Championship on Saturday.

On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo stars in Cardiff rout

The Bluebirds were already 3-0 up when the wideman found the net in the 82nd minute following goals from Sean Morrison, Mark Harris and Kieffer Moore during thoroughly one-sided affair in which the hosts took a two-goal lead after nine minutes.
The Tigray regional government said Saturday that Ethiopian government forces are already conducting a military offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.

Ethiopian forces conducting offensive to capture Mekelle – Tigray leader

The Tigray regional government said Saturday that Ethiopian government forces are already conducting a military offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.
Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.

France gears for more security law protests amid police violence

Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys on Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive.

Ethiopia premier tells AU he stands by Tigray military campaign

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys on Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive against regional forces.
Nantes manager Christian Gourcuff has revealed Moses Simon has returned from a thigh muscle strain ahead of their Ligue 1 game against Marseille on Saturday.

Nantes boss confirms Moses Simon’s return from injury ahead of Marseille clash

Nantes manager Christian Gourcuff has revealed Moses Simon has returned from a thigh muscle strain ahead of their Ligue 1 game against Marseille on Saturday.
Fred has insisted that Manchester United will look to win the Champions League next season ahead of their final day showdown against Leicester.

Manchester United’s Fred expects PSG to attack at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Fred admits they expect PSG to come to Old Trafford to attack in next week's Champions League clash.
Zaidu Sanusi celebrates his maiden Champions League goal, with teammate Marko Grujic in their 2-0 win over Group C rivals Marseille at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France. Twitter @FCPorto

Zaidu Sanusi named in Champions League Team of the Week

Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi has been named in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week for matchday four.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason.

Paris police beat Black man, sparking fresh outrage in France

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Napoli to ‘rename’ stadium after Diego Maradona

Napoli are considering renaming their stadium in memory of Diego Maradona after the club legend died aged 60.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reacts during a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva in Lisbon, Portugal September 15, 2020. REUTERS-Rafael Marchante

France accuses UK of dragging its feet in Brexit talks

Britain is slowing negotiations with the European Union on Brexit over secondary matters, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

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A statement debunking a viral letter from Miyetti Allah, allegedly addressed to the President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, regarding the choice of his successor, described the letter as an insult.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane paid tribute to late Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop following his side’s UEFA Champions League victory over Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night.

Papa Bouba Diop: Sadio Mane pays tribute to Senegal legend

Mane’s tribute follows a host of other Senegalese stars who have also paid their respects to the 2007/08 FA Cup winner in recent days, including Paris Saint-Germain midfielder
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.

US probing possible bribe for presidential pardon scheme

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.
US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

NYT: Joe Biden will not immediately end phase one China trade deal

US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.

Britain approves Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the Department of Health said the vaccine offers up to 95 percent protection against the pandemic.