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July 22, 2019

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David Sassoli, from TV news to European parliament head

David Sassoli, from TV news to European parliament head

Newly-elected European Parliament President David Sassoli is a former television journalist who turned to politics 10 years ago as a centre-left MEP.Parliament on Wednesday chose the 63-year-old social democrat to succeed another Italian, Antonio Tajani, an al

Outspoken Borrell nominated for EU foreign policy chief

Outspoken Borrell nominated for EU foreign policy chief

The nomination of Spain's outspoken top diplomat Josep Borrell as EU foreign policy chief marks a return for the 72-year-old to the frontline of European politics after a first stint over a decade ago.Known not to mince his words and prone to the occasional o

Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting

Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting

Novak Djokovic warmed up for the defence of his Wimbledon title not on the practice courts, but locked away for seven hours in a stuffy meeting room discussing the politics of tennis.As well as being the world number one and the holder of 15 Grand Slam titles,

Politics spices up Pakistan-Afghanistan World Cup tie

Politics spices up Pakistan-Afghanistan World Cup tie

Afghanistan v Pakistan is perhaps the World Cup match that cricket fans in the war-weary nation will be watching most intensely.It is a complicated relationship. Many Afghanistan players learned the game growing up as refugees in Pakistan but lots of Afghans a

Opposition Istanbul candidate shaking up Turkish politics

Opposition Istanbul candidate shaking up Turkish politics

He doesn't like fighting, preaches reconciliation rather than confrontation, and campaigns through social media rather than television.That approach has made Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition candidate in this week's re-run vote for Istanbul mayor, the antithes