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Italy election: ‘This time they have to listen to us!’ Italian frontrunner’s THREAT to EU

Luigi Di Maio, leader of Italian Five Star Movement party claimed Italy will be a threat to the EU as the current geopolitical scenario of the bloc is unstable on all fronts. The Italian politician, in the run as Italy’s next Prime Minister, said that with the UK out of the picture after Brexit, Italy holds a very strong position in Brussels.  In an interview with Italian TV Channel La7, Mr Di Maio was asked about his recently retracted position on the euro and the EU. Mr Di Maio backtracked…

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Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo issues Zidane, Perez threat to La Liga giants

The Portugal international strengthened his claim to being one of the world’s best ever players in December when he collected his fifth Ballon d’Or. And widespread reports have suggested he wants to see that success over Lionel Messi and Neymar recognised in the form of a new deal. Ronaldo is apparently looking to be paid the same as the Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain stars and has threatened to leave if he doesn’t get his own way. But the latest claims from Spain suggest the 32-year-old is not behind those leaks…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Lionel Messi tipped off about Real Madrid star’s problem with Man Utd

The Barcelona star is hoping he can dominate La Liga and set even greater records if his arch-rival leaves Real Madrid. Rumours circulated this week that the Portugal international was trying to force through a sensational return to Man Utd. However, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Ronaldo is set to stay in the Spanish capital beyond this season. It is said that Barca right-back Nelson Semedo, also of Portugal, has told Messi the latest news, much to the Argentine’s disappointment. Man Utd and Chelsea have been talked about making…

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Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United return due to broken promise

The Portugal international collected his fifth Ballon d’Or award last month and is regarded as one of the world’s best ever players. He has stated on numerous occasions that he would like to end his career at Real, where he has written his name into club folklore over the past eight-and-a-half years. Ronaldo is currently tied down in Madrid until 2021 and Florentino Perez apparently promised to extend that, with a pay bump to boot. The latest reports from Spain suggest the 32-year-old is seriously unhappy because the Real president…

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BREAKING: Huge EXPLOSION – At least 8 dead and 50 injured in Portuguese holiday hotspot

Eight people are dead and a further 50 have been injured after a reported boiler explosion and fire at a building in Tondela, Portugal. Mayor Jose Antonio de Jesus said: “Several dozen people have been injured, some lightly and others gravely, and are still being assisted.” A wood-burning stove is believed to have exploded in the two-story building around 250 kilometres north of Lisbon. Civil Protection Agency commander Paulo Santos told local radio station TSF that at least 50 people were injured. This follows on from Portugal’s deadliest-ever forest fires…

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Iceland is out to end its gender pay gap. Can the U.S. follow?

More than half a century after the Equal Pay Act became law, a woman in the United States earns on average just 79 cents for every dollar a man makes — a stubborn gap that is expected to persist until 2059. But one country is determined to end such income disparity, whatever it takes. Iceland, the rugged but progressive island nation between north America and northern Europe, this month became the first country to force employers to prove that they are paying men and women the same for similar work,…

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Manchester City can break unwanted record against Liverpool – Joey Barton

GETTY Pep Guardiola’s Man City are unbeaten in the Premier League Given the form Pep Guardiola’s team are in, Barton believes they will never have a better chance of ending their dismal run in the red half of Merseyside. And if they avoid defeat tomorrow, Barton is convinced they will go on to emulate the Arsenal Invincibles of 2003-04 by going through the entire Premier League season unbeaten. “If they don’t end it now you would begin to think they are never going to do it,” he said. “When you…

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‘ACKNOWLEDGE THIS’ Brussels members warn EU to stop ignoring border security

Heads of state from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta have demanded the EU does more to control migration flows. In a joint statement at a summit of the so-called “EU Med Group”, the leaders warned: “The management of migration flows will be a fundamental challenge for the EU in years to come. The southern EU countries are particularly concerned and affected. “The fundamental burden of protecting our borders should be recognised and shared by the EU.” The statement was the latest in a long series of repeated…

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola finds alternative to Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Express Sport understands Manchester City are confident of signing Sanchez from Arsenal for £35million this month. Guardiola has earmarked the Chile international as the ideal replacement for Gabriel Jesus, who has been ruled out of action through injury. However, having missed out on signing Sanchez from Arsenal in the summer despite a fee being agreed, Guardiola is ready to pounce for an alternative if history repeats itself. And Spanish outlet Don Balon say the Manchester City boss is a huge admirer of Valencia’s Guedes. The 21-year-old is currently spending the…

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Spain fears for Gibraltar workers as holiday islands face tourism black hole after Brexit

Officials from the Spanish region of Andalusia, which borders Gibraltar, have raised fears about the impact of Brexit on Spanish workers who travel across the border each day. According to its submission to a report by the EU’s Committee of the Regions, “58.7 per cent of Spanish workers in Gibraltar will be affected” by migration changes once Britain leaves the bloc. The Andalusia region is calling on the EU to “create a fund for areas especially affected by Brexit” – a prospect supported by a number of officials from European…

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