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Messi wins historic seventh Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has won a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or after beating Robert Lewandowski to the most sought-after individual prize in football. The Paris Saint-Germain star may have endured a somewhat slow start to life in France this season, but before that he was electric for Barcelona and Argentina. Lionel Messi It was surely his long-awaited … Continue reading Messi wins historic seventh Ballon d’Or

Russia blames EU for migrant ‘catastrophe’, sends bombers to overfly Belarus

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia blamed the European Union on Wednesday (Nov 10) for the migrant crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, accusing it of trying to "strangle" Belarus with plans to close part of the frontier and urging it to talk directly with Minsk. As migrants from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa made new … Continue reading Russia blames EU for migrant ‘catastrophe’, sends bombers to overfly Belarus

Smith Rowe is loving training alongside England skipper Kane

Emile Smith Rowe has impressed for Arsenal this term, but he is now revelling in getting the chance to train and play alongside a Tottenham star. Smith Rowe – who is Arsenal's joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season with four goals – was initially left out of Gareth Southgate's England squad for this month's … Continue reading Smith Rowe is loving training alongside England skipper Kane

Arsenal great Wenger ‘crazy enough’ for management return

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he is still open to returning to management. Wenger has not held a coaching role since his 22-year reign with the Gunners came to an end in 2018. Arsene Wenger spent 22 years in charge of Arsenal The 72-year-old currently serves as FIFA's head of global football development … Continue reading Arsenal great Wenger ‘crazy enough’ for management return

‘Bedtime fail’: Daughter interrupts N.Zealand PM’s livestream

Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was busy telling the nation about important revisions to Covid-19 restrictions when an unexpected voice cut in: "mummy"? In a situation familiar to parents worldwide, the leader's three-year-old daughter Neve had decided everything, even the affairs of state, could wait. Jacinda Ardern holds her daughter Neve Te … Continue reading ‘Bedtime fail’: Daughter interrupts N.Zealand PM’s livestream

UK draft climate deal urges countries to step up climate goals

GLASGOW (REUTERS) - Britain, host of the UN climate change summit in Glasgow, on Wednesday (Nov 10) released a draft political decision, which will be negotiated over the next few days, urging countries to strengthen their national climate plans by the end of 2022. The first draft of the "COP cover decision" asks countries to … Continue reading UK draft climate deal urges countries to step up climate goals

Singapore lions, Iowa wild deer: A look at the Covid-19 spread in the animal world

SINGAPORE - The virus that causes the Covid-19 disease and is believed to have its ancestral strain in bats found in Asia has infected 250 million people across the world since the start of the pandemic in 2019. Animals have not been spared either by the Sars-CoV-2 virus. Infections among animals in zoos and sanctuaries … Continue reading Singapore lions, Iowa wild deer: A look at the Covid-19 spread in the animal world

Prince Harry: ‘Megxit’ is a misogynistic term

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Prince Harry said on Tuesday (Nov 9) that the term "Megxit", a phrase used by the British press to describe the decision by him and his wife Meghan to quit their royal duties, was a misogynistic term. Harry was speaking by video on a panel called "The Internet Lie Machine", organised by US … Continue reading Prince Harry: ‘Megxit’ is a misogynistic term

Six automakers and 31 countries say they’ll phase out fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040

GLASGOW (NYTIMES) - At least six major automakers - including Ford, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors and Volvo - and 31 national governments pledged on Wednesday (Nov 10) to work towards phasing out sales of new gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 worldwide, and by 2035 in "leading markets". But some of the world's biggest car manufacturers, … Continue reading Six automakers and 31 countries say they’ll phase out fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040

Azerbaijan activists sound alarm over wave of killings of women

Baku (AFP) – Dilara Bagiyeva's face grew pale as she recounted how, after suffering abuse from her husband for a decade, he turned on their eight-year-old daughter in a drunken fit last year. That evening in November, he returned home intoxicated to their 13th-floor apartment in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, beating Bagiyeva first in the bedroom, then … Continue reading Azerbaijan activists sound alarm over wave of killings of women

Literary star Viet Thanh Nguyen on the roots of identity politics

Paris (AFP) – By offering up a new perspective on US and French imperialism, Viet Thanh Nguyen has become a literary star. But the Pulitzer-winning author insists that reducing everything to identity politics misses the point about the horrors of the past, and how to move forward. Nguyen's books tackle the political roots of today's racial … Continue reading Literary star Viet Thanh Nguyen on the roots of identity politics

Europe’s battle to curb Big Tech

Paris (AFP) – US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft -- collectively dubbed GAFAM -- have been accused of not paying enough taxes, stifling competition, stealing media content and threatening democracy by spreading fake news. As a European Union court rules Wednesday on a 2.4-billion euro ($2.8-billion) anti-trust fine on Google, we look at … Continue reading Europe’s battle to curb Big Tech