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Real Madrid: Ronaldo fit for Champions League final

Milan’s San Siro stadium is preparing for an all-Spanish Champions League final on Saturday as fans of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid packed the city in glorious summer sunshine. Record ten-time champions Real, who won the inaugural trophy in 1956, … Continue reading

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Monaco Grand Prix: Tough battle set for pole position

Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have a battle on their hands for pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo fastest in practice for a race where starting first offers a big advantage. … Continue reading

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Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: ANC at a crossroads

The African National Congress (ANC) has been the dominant party in South Africa since the end of apartheid. It took power in 1994 with Nelson Mandela as president of what became known as “the rainbow nation.” But in recent years, … Continue reading

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Fallujah: 50,000 Iraqis trapped by assault on ISIL

More than 50,000 people were trapped in Fallujah as an offensive to push the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group from the Iraqi city intensified. Hundreds of people fled on Friday as humanitarian conditions rapidly deteriorated with Iraqi … Continue reading

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Hologram for a King might trigger US soul-searching

That it is irritating is a given: It is, after all, a Hollywood film. So yes, if you’re watching the new Tom Hanks movie, A Hologram for the King, set in Saudi Arabia, you’re going to be gritting your teeth … Continue reading

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Hologram for a King might trigger US soul-searching

That it is irritating is a given: It is, after all, a Hollywood film. So yes, if you’re watching the new Tom Hanks movie, A Hologram for the King, set in Saudi Arabia, you’re going to be gritting your teeth … Continue reading

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Inside Israel’s Mossad: Efraim Halevy on UpFront

Last week, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigned, warning the country had been taken over by “dangerous and extreme elements”.   Yaalon’s resignation was followed by the appointment of Avigdor Lieberman, which brought about strong criticism by many who say … Continue reading

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The vulnerability of Palestinian women in Israel

Jaffa, Israel – “I think twice before going out to Tel Aviv. I calculate how long the trip is, how long it will take, what the route is,” said Sawsan Kurdi, a 53-year-old mother of six from Jaffa. “We’re talking … Continue reading

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Zika virus: WHO rejects call to move Rio Olympics

The World Health Organization has rejected calls to cancel or postpone the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro over the Zika virus. It said that “cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international … Continue reading

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Pakistan-US relationship: A double game?

Earlier this month it was revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) suspected its Islamabad station chief may have been poisoned by Pakistan’s military intelligence service, the ISI, following the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. While the … Continue reading

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