17 August 2017
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09/08/2017 11:24:54

Top 10 Premier League transfers 2017-18

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Ahead of Arsenal's home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

04/06/2017 17:16:59 Video

Bloody London, flowers and messages: the London lament

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Just past the areas affected by the attacks and closed to the public to allow police relief, the first flowers and messages appeared to the victims of the London attacks. The attack on London Bridge, costing at least 7 people and causing 48 injured, some of which are in serious condition, is the third terrorist attack in less than three months.

09/05/2017 15:41:08

Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reckons winning the Premier League title with Chelsea this season will be all the sweeter after their struggles last term.

05/05/2017 23:04:33

Hamilton tops UK sport's rich list, Ibrahimovic cashes in

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Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has cemented his position as the richest sportsman in the UK, while Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic cashed in with a rise to second on the new Sunday Times Rich List.

05/05/2017 10:05:33

Brexit a tragedy and EU partly to blame: Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday described Brexit as a «tragedy» that had happened partly as a result of the European Union's past mistakes.

05/05/2017 07:07:43

BA-owner reports profits dive as weak sterling bites

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IAG, parent group of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, reported on Friday a 74-percent slump in first-quarter net profit, in large part owing to a weak pound.

04/05/2017 21:16:21

Rashford edges Manchester United towards Europa League final

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Marcus Rashford's stunning free-kick 23 minutes from time put Manchester United on the brink of reaching the Europa League final with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Thursday.

02/05/2017 10:00:51

BP rebounds into quarterly profit on higher oil prices

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British oil giant BP rebounded back into net profit in the first quarter, energised by deep cost-cutting and rising crude prices, the group revealed Tuesday.

24/04/2017 18:56:58

From internet to big stage, Oh Wonder startled by success

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Soon after the London duo soon to be known as Oh Wonder first recorded a song and posted it on SoundCloud three years ago, the pair emailed the music-sharing site. Something was surely wrong.

20/04/2017 02:20:01

Gatland orders choir practice in Lions battle plan

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Choir practice and film nights will form part of the British and Irish Lions preparations for their Test series against the All Blacks as coach Warren Gatland tries to make sure they are comfortable with the culture of New Zealand.

20/04/2017 02:10:15

Lions captain Warburton eager to taste New Zealand blood

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Sam Warburton has never savoured victory over New Zealand but says he is relishing scaling the «pinnacle of my career» when he captains the British and Irish Lions against the world champions.

16/04/2017 06:53:48

Syria's Assad is an «arch-terrorist»: British FM

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an «arch-terrorist» and it is time Russia realised he is «literally and metaphorically toxic», British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.

16/04/2017 06:27:09

Britain urges North Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might.

09/04/2017 11:35:24

Lewis Hamilton roars to victory in Chinese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton powered to victory in a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday, taking swift revenge for his defeat by Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season-opener.

08/04/2017 18:05:11

British FM Johnson cancels Moscow visit over «developments in Syria»

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a scheduled visit to Moscow next week, his office announced Saturday, saying «developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally».

13/03/2017 07:13:26

Empire 2.0? Commonwealth eyes post-Brexit trade boost

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With Britain on the brink of triggering its EU exit talks, the country and its historic trading partners in the Commonwealth are sizing up an opportunity to boost business.

04/01/2017 12:29:31

David Bowie remembered as engaging until end, a year after death

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When David Bowie walked unassumingly into a cozy New York jazz club to hear Donny McCaslin play, the saxophonist admits he wasn't well-versed in the rock icon's vast discography.

01/01/2017 00:06:55 Video

The sight of deer in the fog of London

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In these last days of 2016, the London weather is offering a natural spectacle full of poetry in Richmond park where dozens of deer roam freely in the fog, in an almost unreal.

26/12/2016 10:19:47

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

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British pop star George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.

17/12/2016 02:35:53

Conte says Chinese financial muscle a threat

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The new-found spending power of Chinese clubs is a danger to teams all over the world, even the Premier League, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte warned on Friday.

17/12/2016 00:32:05

British swimmer abandons Atlantic crossing attempt

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British amateur swimmer Ben Hooper has abandoned his attempt to cross the Atlantic, he said in a Facebook post Friday, after his support boat was damaged in a storm.

11/12/2016 04:20:07

Joshua retains world heavyweight title, targets Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua paved the way for a fight against Wladimir Klitschko next year by making quick work of Eric Molina in a third round win on Saturday.

27/11/2016 05:57:03

Hamilton shades Rosberg for title-deciding Abu Dhabi pole

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Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for Sunday's title-showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by outpacing his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Saturday’s tense and dramatic qualifying at the Yas Marina circuit.

21/11/2016 17:40:53

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

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Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

20/11/2016 04:59:06

All Blacks in England boss Jones's sights

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Eddie Jones took a moment away from heaping praise on his England side for making light work of Fiji to aim a taunt at the All Blacks.

20/11/2016 00:58:42

Toure at the double as Man City beat Palace

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Yaya Toure marked his first Premier League game of the season by scoring both of Manchester City's goals in a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

10/10/2016 10:02:36

«Snap-prat» Hamilton will fight to finish, says team Mercedes boss

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Lewis Hamilton will take the Formula One title race down to the wire, insisted Mercedes boss Toto Wolff after the Briton was floored by a rampant Nico Rosberg in Japan.

03/10/2016 14:49:22

Pound plunges as UK minister warns of Brexit «rollercoaster»

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The pound hit a three-year low against the euro Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain will trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March and her finance minister warned of «turbulence».

16/09/2016 20:10:47 Video

London, fans delirious with «The Beatles: Eight Days a Week»

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Premiere of Ron Howard's film in London. Before a crowd of photographers and delirious fans marched Paul McCartney, standing next to his wife Nancy Shevell, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison (George's widow), Yoko Ono, widow of John Lennon, director Ron Howard and film producer Brian Grazer.

04/09/2016 19:15:24

Maverick talent wins maiden MotoGP in style

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Spaniard Maverick Vinales rode a masterful race to secure his first ever MotoGP victory, easing to take the chequered flag in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday (Sep 4).

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