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Pope: Young people are turning away from the Catholic Church due to scandals

Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale earns praise after starring role in Real Madrid win

New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui hailed the performance of Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored one goal and created another in his team’s 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi - AFP PHOTO - Pau Barrena

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start

Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.
Antoine Griezmann gets acquainted with another trophy after winning the World Cup with France - Reuters

Antoine Griezmann: Atletico’s Super Cup win vindicates my decision to stay

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to FC Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid celebrate after beating their bitter rivals to Super Cup glory - Agence France-Presse

Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 4-2 in Super Cup

Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.
Diego Godin

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin ‘rejected’ Man United, Juventus offers

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin said he is proud to take over as the club's captain after having turned down interest from other clubs.
Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos - Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos plays down Cristiano Ronaldo ‘family’ comments

Sergio Ramos insisted that Real Madrid have "always felt like a family" after former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo said that his new club Juventus is "different, everyone is very friendly," adding that he was sure the European champions would continue to be successful even after losing such an "important and decisive player."
Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois apologises for singing anti-Real Madrid song

Thibaut Courtois has apologised for singing an offensive song about Real Madrid, following his £35 million move from Chelsea.
Real Madrid's Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui expects ‘tweaks’ to ‘really strong squad’

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui said he has an extremely strong squad even after Cristiano Ronaldo's exit but he expects some changes ahead of the upcoming campaign.
US Ambassador to Estonia, James Melville

US envoy to retire over frustration with Donald Trump

The US ambassador to Estonia, James Melville, will retire from the State Department next month, a move he said was prompted by Donald Trump's jibes and treatment of European allies.

Ex-Atletico Madrid star Paulo Futre eager for Liverpool win in Champions League final

Ex-Atletico Madrid forward Paulo Futre has riffed on continuing controversy over the club's new badge, while suggesting all Rojiblanco supporters will be cheering on Liverpool in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

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.

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.

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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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
Nigeria Police

Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.