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Chile coach bats off Sanchez transfer rumours

Kazan, Russia – Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi would not be drawn into transfer speculation surrounding forward Alexis Sanchez ahead of his side’s Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal. The Arsenal star is “very happy” and “looking forward to playing a new final,” Pizzi said Tuesday when asked if Sanchez had revealed anything to him of his […]

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Pacquiao going big, or going bust in the Battle of Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia — Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao’s options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about another shot at Floyd Mayweather, or think about retirement. The 11-time world champion is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday against the 29-year-old Australian, a school teacher who is […]

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China hits back at US on human trafficking downgrade

BEIJING — China has pre-emptively hit back at the United States for “speaking irresponsibly” ahead of an expected Trump administration move to declare China is among the world’s worst human trafficking offenders. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Tuesday that China strongly opposes the U.S. using its domestic laws to attack another country’s record, and maintained […]

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Media ‘Victim’ of Current Aggressive Environment in Int’l Relations – OSCE Chief

MOSCOW, June 26 – Constructive international dialogue, which should prevail in the global political area, has instead been substituted by accusatory language and aggressive actions, of which the media has become a “victim,” OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier told Sputnik. “So, we are in a phase, where a constructive approach is replaced by accusations and […]

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Drop case against Angolan journalists charged with crimes against state – CPJ

NEW YORK, June 24 – Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday. Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption website Maka Angola, and Bras Lourenco, of the weekly newspaper O Crime, face charges of “outrage to […]