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Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is very satisfied that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.

Crystal Palace ace ‘very satisfied’ after playing his role in Katie Hopkins’ Twitter ban

Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt says he is "very satisfied" that Katie Hopkins has been suspended from Twitter, after the footballer was involved in a series of social media spats with the right-wing provocateur.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel to meet EU heads over economic recovery in Brussel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet the presidents of the three main EU institutions on Wednesday to discuss Germany’s EU council presidency.
Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers says he is delighted to sign for Belgian side KRC Genk, the club he supported as a child.

Cyriel Dessers happy to sign for his boyhood club KRC Gent

Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers says he is delighted to sign for Belgian side KRC Genk, the club he supported as a child.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union holds off decision on borders; Americans set to be excluded

European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final "safe list" of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded.
Frenkie de Jong has to adapt his game after moving from Ajax to Barcelona, according to new team-mate Sergio Busquets.

Barcelona confirm Frenkie de Jong injury with uncertain return date for midfielder

De Jong started for the Catalan giants on their return to La Liga action in the 4-0 victory over Mallorca on June 13, but missed the subsequent clash against Leganes and the 0-0 draw against Sevilla on Friday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating spread.
Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi was stretchered off in his side’s clash against Augsburg in Sunday’s Bundesliga game after suffering a serious injury.

Taiwo Awoniyi stretchered off in Augsburg clash after nasty collision

Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi was stretchered off in his side’s clash against Augsburg in Sunday’s Bundesliga game after suffering a serious injury.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga to start next season on September 12

La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Friday that the league is hoping the 2020/21 season can start on September 12.
Ladislas Ntaganzwa handed life term for his role in the genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect themselves were killed [Cyril Ndegeya-AFP]

Former politician jailed for role in 1994 Rwandan genocide

A Rwandan court on Thursday handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide, a court spokesman said.
Two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha underwent surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after fracturing it while walking on uneven ground at his home in Kilgoris in rural Narok County, Kenya, last week.

Kenya’s star athlete ruled out for months after surgery

Two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha underwent surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after fracturing it while walking on uneven ground at his home in Kilgoris in rural Narok County, Kenya, last week.

Ahmed Musa: I started my football career as a goalkeeper

Former Leicester City forward and Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa has opened up on his journey to stardom and the difficulties he faced.
Bundesliga club FC Cologne have sent birthday wishes to Super Eagles new invitee Kingsley Ehizibue who turns 25 on Monday.

Cologne celebrate Super Eagles defender Kingsley Ehizibue at 25

Bundesliga club FC Cologne have sent birthday wishes to Super Eagles new invitee Kingsley Ehizibue who turns 25 on Monday.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel agree €500 billion coronavirus recovery plan for Europe

France and Germany proposed Monday a 500-billion-euro ($542-billion) fund to finance the recovery of the European Union’s economy from the devastation wrought by the coronavirus crisis.
Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.

Serie A suspension extended to June 14

Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.
Celtic were crowned champions for a record-equalling ninth consecutive season as the Scottish Premiership campaign was declared over on Monday.

Celtic declared champions as Scottish season is ended

Celtic were crowned champions for a record-equalling ninth consecutive season as the Scottish Premiership campaign was declared over on Monday.
Outside view of La Sante prison, where Rwanda genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga is being held, according to a source close to the investigation, in Paris, France May 17, 2020. REUTERS-Clotaire Achi

Rwanda genocide fugitive lived incognito in Paris

Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga, whose arrest on Saturday ended 26 years on the run, was a frail, elderly man who said little to neighbours and who would take a stroll most days outside of his apartment in a well-off suburb of Paris.
Former Super Eagles Captain and Coach Sunday Oliseh has backed Bayen Munich to sign Manchester City forward Leroy Sane.

Sunday Oliseh: Bundesliga is the best league in the world

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sunday Oliseh has picked the Bundesliga as the best league in the world, rating it above the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said over the weekend that the current season could be lost if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he did not rule out extending it into the next season.

UEFA chief confident European season will be completed by August

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expects the 2019-20 season to be concluded by August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns.

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Labour hails Nigerian government for remitting N7.45 billion workers’ retirement benefits

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Chris Okotie: Online church service unbiblical

Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries in the Oregun area of Lagos State, Reverend Chris Okotie, says online church service, which has become the order of the day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unscriptural.

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