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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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Court remands fake army colonel

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that Afolabi Stephen, 42, be remanded in Mandalla prison yard for allegedly impersonating an army Lieutenant Colonel.

Education stakeholders advocate strict implementation of national policy on education – survey

Education stakeholders in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country have advocated strict implementation of the National Policy on Education (NPE) to tackle the myriad challenges facing the education sector.

UNIDO: Quality products, services indices to global competitiveness

A national expert on Food Safety, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr Funsho Tehinse, has said that quality products and services are indices to global competitiveness in Africa.
In this file photo taken on September 8, 2007 shows the coast line of South Andaman Island near Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A US tourist was killed by arrows shot by tribesmen living in one of the world's most isolated regions tucked in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, police said November 21, 2018. DESHA-KALYAN CHOWDHURY, AFP/Getty Images

Isolated Indian tribe kill American intruder

Tribespeople armed with bows and arrows killed an American tourist who illegally ventured to their island home, police said Wednesday in India’s Andaman islands where contact with indigenous people is banned to protect their way of life.

APC: Olusegun Obasanjo’s visit to Delta, waste of public funds

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Delta State, on Tuesday, described the two-day visit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the state to inaugurate projects as a waste of public funds.