Six Nations 2019: Ireland needs best performance yet to beat Wales, says Rory Best

Rory Best will try to set aside the emotion of his final Six Nations appearance as he feels Ireland needs its best performance yet at Wales. Ireland captain Best announced last week that he plans to retire after this year’s Rugby World Cup, meaning Saturday’s match at Cardiff will be his last in a competition in which his side enjoyed Grand […]

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Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria’s political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country’s political elite during his long career. But his appointment may not go down well with protesters demanding rapid change. At 85, he is three years older than President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and from […]

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Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle

(Reuters) – Qassem Soleimani’s role in a political crisis in Iran highlights the influence of the leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, who has acquired celebrity status at home after being largely invisible for years. The resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif last week was quickly rejected by President Hassan Rouhani, but a week on, tension over Zarif’s […]

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Man City to offer Laporte a new contract after stunning start to the season

The France defender, 24, only joined the Etihad side from Athletic Bilbao a little over a year ago. But £57million-man Laporte is set to agree fresh big-money terms under Pep Guardiola. Laporte is the only outfield player to star in every Premier League game for City this season and has forged a real partnership with John Stones. The form of […]

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Six Nations 2019: Owen Farrell ‘is a genius,’ England teammate Jamie George says

Teammate Jamie George hailed England teammate Owen Farrell as a “genius” after he produced another inspired display in their Six Nations thrashing of France. Farrell showed his all-around class, thriving in his role as captain in a 44-8 thumping of Les Bleus on Sunday at Twickenham. George, a hooker, waxed lyrical over his Saracens and England teammate following his latest masterclass. “The bloke’s a […]

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2019 Six Nations: Guilhem Guirado says France blown away by England’s first-half display

France was left reeling by England’s kick-chase tactic in the first half of their 44-8 thrashing at Twickenham, according to Les Bleus captain Guilhem Guirado. Elliot Daly’s grubber kick through for Jonny May’s first try inside the opening two minutes proved to be a sign of things to come as England frequently exposed the space behind France’s backs. May went over […]

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Donald Trump Tweets To Brag About Americans Getting 84 Cent Raise

President Donald Trump is facing unexpected backlash after tweeted about something that he saw as a positive. Trump posted on Twitter that Americans have had their wages grow during his tenure by 84 cents, which many people don’t believe is anything to boast about. Raw Story says that on Saturday night, Trump took the time to tweet about what he […]

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