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Bayern Munich chief breaks silence on Thomas Müller exit rumours

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the club and Thomas Müller are still on good terms – despite concerns over playing time.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer laughed at rumours he was going to announce his retirement to the media on Wednesday.

Manuel Neuer reveals when he will retire from professional football

Manuel Neuer has revealed he will retire from football when he ‘no longer feels needed’ by Bayern Munich and Germany.
CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says that on some days she speaks more frequently with Angela Merkel than with her own husband. (AFP-Michael Kappeler)

Angela Merkel’s preferred successor says won’t seek post before 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said Sunday that she would not seek the top job before Merkel’s term ends in 2021.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, as they arrive for a dinner at the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, near Nice, France, on Sunday. EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping meets Emmanuel Macron as French president seeks united EU front on China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met for dinner in the south of France Sunday ahead of official talks with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker urges Britain to get their act together

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday urged Britain to “get your act together” on Brexit, as he rejected accusations that the EU had a hidden agenda of keeping Britain in the bloc.
African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the country's coast guard, are brought to the naval base of the capital Tripoli on June 21, 2018. MAHMUD TURKIA - AFP

EU border agency chief warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot

The head of the EU's border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe.
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Jerome Boateng: I’ve not considered Germany retirement

Germany’s unexpected early exit from World Cup 2018 has not put into doubt the international future of Jerome Boateng.

Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes rubbishes talk of him signing contract extension

Jupp Heynckes has labelled talk of him extending his contract with Bayern Munich as "impossible".

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Manchester City to implicate Liverpool in appeal against two-year ban from UEFA

Manchester City’s appeal against their two-year ban from European competitions, could see them implicate Liverpool over allegations that the Reds hacked into their scouting database.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Leicester City's Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after scoring twice to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal skipper downs Everton

Mikel Arteta admitted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has erased any doubts about his commitment after Arsenal’s captain led by example with a double in their 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday.

Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
Remo Stars’ Vice-Captain and defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem has been allegedly shot dead in Sagamu, Ogun State, by unknown gunmen.

Nigeria mourns slain footballer as police deny brutality

Nigeria mourned on Sunday the 'untimely death' of footballer Kazeem Tiyamiyu locally known as Kaka after he was knocked down and killed by a car in an apparent hit-and-run.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.