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Trump’s focus on Africa might be about China but that could be a good thing

Trump’s focus on Africa might be about China but that could...

It’s hard not to have seen the early coverage of the United States’ new “Africa Prosper” policy without quickly coming to the conclusion it’s the same or a facet of the White House’s China policy.This is particularly true if you watched or read the combative comments by US national security advisor Ambassador John Bolton during a press…
Hungary ‘slave law’ protesters target state broadcaster – BBC News

Hungary ‘slave law’ protesters target state broadcaster – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Hungary's public broadcaster MTVA has become the latest target of demonstrators angry at the government's controversial new labour law.Protesters took to the streets for the fifth consecutive day to object to what they call "slave laws".Earlier two independent MPs were thrown out of MTVA's headquarters after they tried to broadcast a petition…
Anthony Martial’s agent doubts forward will sign new long-term deal and criticises Man Utd negotiations – Evening Standard

Anthony Martial’s agent doubts forward will sign new long-term deal and...

Anthony Martial’s agent has cast further doubt on his client’s future at Manchester United, insisting a new long-term deal is ‘nowhere near’ being signed. United have taken the option to extend Martial’s current contract by one year, tying the Frenchman to Old Trafford until 2020. But talks over a new five-year contract have so far…
Battlefield 5: DICE Talks Controversial Time-To-Kill Changes – GameSpot

Battlefield 5: DICE Talks Controversial Time-To-Kill Changes – GameSpot

A recent Battlefield V patch made changes to the values of the multiplayer game's time to kill, or TTK. The changes were aimed at helping new players have a better experience, but as you would expect, some people in the "core" Battlefield community understandably took issue with the changes. [Update: DICE is shifting gears again…
No secret to building women’s soccer in Africa: Play more

No secret to building women’s soccer in Africa: Play more

From left, Dutch coach Sarina Wiegman, South Africa coach Desiree Ellis, France coach Corinne Diacre and United States coach Jill Ellis pose next to the World Cup trophy for a group photo during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)(Photo: The Associated Press)CAPE…
Egypt, South Africa bid to be replacement African Cup host

Egypt, South Africa bid to be replacement African Cup host

AP Published 1:00 a.m. ET Dec. 16, 2018 | Updated 2:35 a.m. ET Dec. 16, 2018Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, right, applauds after his team won the Champions League Group C soccer match between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)(Photo: The Associated Press)Egypt and South Africa are…
In Africa, agricultural insurance often falls on stony ground

In Africa, agricultural insurance often falls on stony ground

JACKSON LEWANGU looks up at the clouds scudding above the dry plains of northern Kenya. And, somewhere higher still, a satellite looks down on him. Since 2012 Mr Lewangu, who keeps goats and cattle, has bought insurance designed by the International Livestock Research Institute, based in Nairobi. The satellite monitors vegetation; when it is unusually…
Southampton 3-2 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened – The Guardian

Southampton 3-2 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened – The...

10.49am EST10:49 Read our match report from St Mary’s: Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller Updated at 10.49am EST 10.47am EST10:47 That was a totally different Southampton, and they punished a hastily patched-up Arsenal, who looked particularly frail at the back. Neither Stephan Lichtsteiner, the returning Laurent Koscielny nor Bernd…
UK householders pick up bill for bust energy firms – The Guardian

UK householders pick up bill for bust energy firms – The...

British households face an £80m bill to cover the costs of transferring more than half a million customers from bust energy firms, raising questions over whether the regulatory regime is fit for purpose. Eight suppliers have ceased trading this year amid rising wholesale prices, forcing energy regulator Ofgem to step in and appoint new suppliers.…
Dozens injured as explosion destroys restaurant in Japan – The Guardian

Dozens injured as explosion destroys restaurant in Japan – The Guardian

Large blast and fire wrecks building in Sapporo, leaving more than 40 people hurt A large explosion and fire has wrecked a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, injuring more than 40 people. Pictures from the scene following the blast on Sunday evening showed firefighters searching the building which appeared to have been…

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