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‘Large number’ of U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo

DAKAR, Senegal — Fourteen peacekeepers have been killed and more than 40 wounded in an attack in eastern Congo, an official said. United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq added that at least five Congolese soldiers were also killed in Thursday’s attack in North Kivu province. “It’s a very huge attack, certainly the worst in recent memory,” Haq said, adding that the dead were mainly from the Tanzanian contingent. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo is the largest and most expensive in the world and is aimed at calming a number of…

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World leaders slam Trump’s ‘dangerous’ Jerusalem move

From Europe to the Middle East to Australia, U.S. allies and adversaries alike lined up Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to later move the U.S. embassy there. World leaders painted the decision as unilateral and outside the vision of a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians and warned of heightened tensions or even violence across the Middle East. British Prime Minister Theresa May swiftly “disagreed” with Trump’s decision, saying in a statement that Jerusalem’s fate should be decided…

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World Cup 2018 draw: England get lucky but Gareth Southgate urges caution

Gareth Southgate attempted to dampen expectations for Russia 2018 despite England being drawn in a group from which most observers would expect them to advance without too many problems. Danger lurked throughout the 32-team draw for the World Cup but England avoided the toughest opposition as they were drawn, by Diego Maradona, in Group G alongside Belgium, Tunisia and the World Cup debutants Panama. The Hand of God plucked the ball containing England’s name from a pot during the draw staged inside Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace. Q&A The World Cup…

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Fates and Diego Maradona hand England a World Cup group of hope | Barney Ronay

Welcome, once again, to the world. The balls have been cracked, the teams grouped off, the dates and venues parcelled out. After a glossy, agreeably fast-paced draw ceremony on the lighted stage of the Kremlin, Russia 2018 is go, the 21st Fifa World Cup officially a lockdown. The draw itself was a grand affair, with luminaries from Diego Maradona to Gordon Banks ranged behind their gleaming punch bowls. From the opening moments there was a familiar rush of intrigue as Group B threw up Portugal against Spain in Sochi, an…

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World Cup 2018 draw LIVE: England get Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in World Cup draw

GETTY World Cup draw LIVE: Latest updates from World Cup draw World Cup draw 2018 LIVE from Russia TV coverage starts at 3pm on BBC, we expect draw to start at 3.30pm (UK times) Gary Lineker is hosting the draw Group of Death? 16:19: The usual search for a “Group of Death” looks to be a fruitless one as, partly down to the new rankings-based format none of the “bigger” teams face more than one tough-looking rival. Defending champions Germany probably have the most difficult of the top seeds as…

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England draw Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in 2018 World Cup group

England’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup were handed a boost after they were assigned a relatively easy-looking group for next summer’s finals. Gareth Southgate’s men will face Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G. Belgium should provide a stern test given the strength of their squad, which boasts the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Thiabut Courtois, but given England could have been drawn in the same group as France, Argentina, Brazil or Germany, Southgate and his players will be relatively…

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World Cup draw live stream: How to watch draw for World Cup 2018

Express Sport take you through how you can watch it live. World Cup draw live stream The draw is due to start at 3pm UK time. Terrestrial viewers can watch it on BBC Two. Coverage starts at 3pm and the programme is called Match of the Day Live. If you wish to tune in and watch the draw online, you can use BBC iPlayer. It’s worth noting that you’ll need a valid TV Licence if you watch or record live programmes as it is a criminal offence in the UK…

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Gareth Southgate downplays England travel concerns for World Cup in Russia

Gareth Southgate insisted England would stick with their training base outside St Petersburg even if the World Cup draw results in difficult travel arrangements for his team. The Football Association has already selected Repino, a secluded village on the Gulf of Finland, as a base for the squad and they will stay at the four-star ForRestMix Club. But if England are drawn in position C3 it will mean they travel 6,120 miles during the group stages, significantly more than the 4,411 miles the team racked up commuting to fixtures in…

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star has been a better signing than Luis Suarez was

When it was announced Liverpool had signed Salah, while it was seen as an astute piece of business, many thought at the time he would come in as a strong squad player at best. He had a bad experience in the Premier League before and, although he had matured into a dangerous winger in Italy, there were still question marks about how he would handle the Premier League. And Liverpool weren’t exactly lacking in the forward area with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho the preferred trio up top…

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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp would rather quit football than resort to time-wasting

For the second time in less than a week Liverpool lacked the shrewdness to see out a match as they blew another lead to finish with one point instead of three. Although this was much less embarrassing than their Champions League capitulation against Sevilla when they let slip a three-goal advantage, Klopp denied it was down to mental weakness but also said he would never resort to time-wasting and gamesmanship to run the clock down at the end of a game. “Having a 1-0 lead against Chelsea is no lead,”…

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