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Napoli's forward Lorenzo Insigne (C-L) celebrates with Napoli's head coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Napoli at the Olympic stadium in Rome on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE

Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlo Ancelotti make winning start in bruising Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score on his Serie A debut but champions Juventus won 3-2 at Chievo as Carlo Ancelotti began life as Napoli coach with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Lazio in two bruising opening matches of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday.
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Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score in Juventus debut

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski going nowhere

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said Robert Lewandowski is not for sale — at any price — amid reports Chelsea are the latest top club chasing the Poland striker.
Firefighters carry a dead person following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, on July 24, 2018. Sixty people have died and 160 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on July 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STR

Rescuers scour scorched towns after Greece wildfires kill at least 74

Rescue workers in Greece continued to search charred homes and burned-out cars Wednesday as the toll from some of the worst wildfires this century is expected to rise from at least 74 dead and 187 injured.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda arrives for the second day of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, in Brussels, on July 12, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - POOL - Tatyana ZENKOVICH

Polish president proposes vote on new constitution

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday presented plans for a non-binding vote on a new constitution to address issues ranging from giving the president greater powers to the supremacy of Polish laws over EU ones.

NGO: France World Cup win triggered spike in hate speech in Poland

A Polish anti-racism NGO said Wednesday that it has filed several dozen hate speech complaints with prosecutors after a spike in racial posts by Polish internet users against members of France’s winning World Cup team.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on July 8, 2018. ABIR SULTAN - POOL - AFP

Israeli’s Benjamin Netanyahu defends controversial deal on Polish Holocaust law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended a controversial deal on a Polish Holocaust law, but hinted he could take further action after scathing criticism from historians.

Pope names 14 new cardinals, warns against ‘palace intrigues’

Pope Francis appointed 14 new cardinals in a ceremony at St Peter’s Square on Thursday, while warning the newly named dignitaries against internal wrangling within the church.
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Poland fined $10k for offensive banner displayed by supporters

FIFA said late on Saturday it had fined the Polish Football Association 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,124) for what it said was an offensive banner displayed by Polish fans during their side's 2-1 World Cup defeat to Senegal on Tuesday.

FIFA disciplines teams over fans’ infractions

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Argentina FA and the Croatia FA over unruly fans and fined Polish Football Association 10,000 Swiss Francs.

West Ham sign Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from relegated Swansea City in a deal worth £7 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russia basks in glory

Cristiano Ronaldo trained his sights on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran with the host nation buzzing from Russia's unexpected success.

World Cup: Senegal’s Teranga Lions roar to first African victory

Senegal’s Teranga Lions recorded Africa’s first victory at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, beating Poland 2-1 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

Gianluigi Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juventus

Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a trophy-laden 17-year career in a 2-1 win over already relegated Verona.

Real Madrid stop negotiations for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski

Real Madrid have stopped negotiations for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to Sky in Germany.

EU citizens urged to sound ‘cry for help’ in UK local polls

Local elections don't usually stir fierce emotions, but for EU citizens in Britain polls on Thursday could be their last chance to impact policy and make their voices heard.

US oil hurts Nigeria, OPEC in Europe

US oil producers are reaping the benefits of OPEC’s efforts to balance the crude market by flooding Europe with a record amount of crude, hurting traditional suppliers such as Nigeria.

Pini Zahavi: Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi must be on different clubs

Football super-agent Pini Zahavi has suggested Neymar is unlikely to move to Real Madrid while Cristiano Ronaldo is still there, telling Polish news outlet Przeglad Sportowy there is only room for one superstar per team.

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‘Blast fishing’ thrives in Libya’s chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

Ohanaeze youths condemn clampdown on IPOB women

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has condemned, in strong terms, the alleged harassment of female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB Women) by security operatives in Owerri.
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EFCC charges Senator Saraki’s aide ex-bank chief with alleged diversion of N3.5 billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set for the trial of Gbenga Makanjuola, deputy chief of staff to the Senate President Bukola Saraki and a former Managing Director of Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN), Mr. Robert Mbonu.

Governor Bindow not in talks with PDP – commissioner

The news circulating that Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa is in talks with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the intention to defect to the party has been described as false and mischievous.
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You’re responsible for INEC budget delay – Presidency replies Senator Saraki

The Presidency has reacted to Senate President Bukola Saraki’s allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is to blame for the delay in approving the supplementary budget for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).