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Lyon reach Champions League last 16, Bayern top group

Paris, France | AFP | Lyon clinched the final Champions League last-16 place as Nabil Fekir’s second-half strike grabbed a 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in a snowy Kiev on Wednesday, while Bayern Munich pipped Ajax to top spot in Group E. Bruno Genesio’s Lyon needed to avoid defeat against …

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May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May was met with sympathy but firm refusals on a desperate tour of European capitals on Tuesday, with EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation of the Brexit deal. A day after she postponed a crucial vote on the deal in …

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Champions League: Who needs what in final round

Paris, France | AFP | The Champions League goes into its final round of group games this week with 12 teams already assured of featuring in the last 16 and seven others battling for the remaining four places. Here, AFP Sports looks at what remains at stake: Group A The …

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African players in Europe: Salah back on goal trail

Paris, France | AFP | Reigning African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah got back on the goal trail at the weekend, scoring the English Premier League winner for Liverpool at Huddersfield. After bagging 44 goals for the Reds in all 2017/2018 competitions, the Egyptian has found defences far harder …

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European leagues press UEFA to stop favouring big four

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The Association of European Leagues on Friday asked UEFA for a more even distribution of Champions League revenue and a broader spread of places in the competition. After the association of 35 European leagues met in Frankfurt, vice-president Claus Thomsen, from Denmark, called for “a …

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Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing migrants: AFP

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS, Undefined | AFP | The Libyan coastguard on Sunday prevented a rescue ship belonging to two NGOs from approaching a boat in distress carrying migrants, an AFP photographer witnessed. The Aquarius, chartered by SOS-Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), was informed by the Italian coastguard of …

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Five migrants die off Morocco as Spain searches for more boats

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard. Rescue boats, helicopters and planes from southern Spain carried out a series of rescue operations …

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