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Players 'more attractive' after Africa Cup of Nations move
African players will become a better proposition for European clubs after timings for the Africa Cup of Nations were changed, say leading agents.
BBC News | 21-Jul-2017 01:01

Africa Cup of Nations moved to June and July and expanded to 24 teams
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in June and July, the Confederation of African Football has confirmed.
BBC News | 20-Jul-2017 21:40

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe
Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is said to have been shot by trophy hunters. | 20-Jul-2017 19:00

Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US
The six teenagers were taking part in an international robotics competition held in Washington DC. | 20-Jul-2017 17:20

Djibouti FA dissolves national team to 'stop poor results'
The Djibouti Football Federation (FDF) dissolves its national football team in a bid to 'stop poor results' and rebuild.
BBC News | 20-Jul-2017 13:16

Aids deaths halve as more get drugs
One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids. | 20-Jul-2017 11:57



IMF Board Approves Greece's Latest Bailout 'In Principle'
A new cap on debt in the International Monetary Fund’s latest Greek bailout approved Thursday keeps pressure on Europe to deliver debt relief and prevents Athens from raising fresh cash in the markets anytime soon. | 21-Jul-2017 00:47

Poland Moves to Replace Supreme Court, Despite Protests
Poland’s lower chamber of parliament approve a bill that would allow the government to replace every judge on the supreme court, a move opposition politicians and European Union leaders warned undermines democracy in the once-communist nation. | 20-Jul-2017 23:58

ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations
The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over Crimea. | 20-Jul-2017 22:38

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down
The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware. | 20-Jul-2017 22:03

Turkey’s Arrest of German Activist Heightens Nations’ Tensions
Germany urged its citizens to exercise caution when traveling to Turkey and warned that it might cut off export insurance guarantees and other economic aid.
International Herald Tribune | 20-Jul-2017 22:01

ECB's Inaction Echoes Global Caution Over Weak Inflation
ECB policy makers haven't yet discussed the future of their bond-purchase program after its tentatively scheduled end in December, but will do so in the fall, ECB President Mario Draghi said. | 20-Jul-2017 21:48

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Middle East

Saudi Arabia's King Salman overhaul security agencies
His decrees aim to maintain "the highest readiness levels to keep up with the latest developments". | 20-Jul-2017 23:34

Jerusalem holy site security row explained
There is anger over security at the Jerusalem holy site where two Israeli police officers were killed. | 20-Jul-2017 22:49

Qatar 'informed' al-Qaeda bombers says UAE diplomat
Emirati diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash claims Qatari links to al-Qaeda. | 20-Jul-2017 16:15

Video of beating shared on social media leads to Saudi prince arrest
'A prince assaults citizens' is tweeted more than 200,000 times in the Arab world in 24 hours | 20-Jul-2017 15:21

Syria war: Trump 'ends CIA arms programme for rebels'
US officials say the move is part of an effort to improve ties with Russia, Bashar al-Assad's ally. | 20-Jul-2017 12:27

Radiohead defy critics to play Israel
"A lot was said about this, but in the end we played some music," Thom Yorke told fans in Tel Aviv. | 20-Jul-2017 12:05


Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital
Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to foreign diplomatic missions and government offices, damaging dozens of vehicles and surrounding buildings. Afghan officials said the explosives were packed in a sewage tanker. Most of the casualties were... | 01-Jun-2017 11:58

Conflicting Trends Highlight EU-China Business Ties
The business relationship between China and Europe is showing several contradictory trends as Beijing seeks to protect its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and its leaders seek foreign investments promising further liberalization in rules. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Berlin on Wednesday calling for joint efforts to promote trade liberalization and investment facilitation. On the same day, a European industry body in China expressed concerns about discrimination against foreign... | 01-Jun-2017 11:36

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments 
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs’) Confederations Cup, June 17 to July 2. The football (soccer) tournament, which Russia is hosting for the first time, is seen as a test for when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. “It’s understood, that it is not only the preparation of the teams for the Confederations Cup but the state of stadiums, logistics, the state of all hotels, airports, of everything that has been... | 01-Jun-2017 11:33

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports. | 01-Jun-2017 11:29

White House OKs Ethics Waivers to 14 Groups, Individuals
Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.   The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers.   The... | 01-Jun-2017 11:08

Chloe Grace Moretz Apologizes for Ad Accused of Body Shaming
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline... | 01-Jun-2017 10:50

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