Liverpool vs Dortmund kick-off time, TV channel and team news for pre-season friendly

FAMILIAR FACES Jurgen Klopp has been making waves in the transfer market and heads to face his former club in US tour opener Jurgen Klopp comes up against Borussia Dortmund, his former club, at the Bank of America Stadium. The Reds have been spending big since their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid as they look to mount a genuine challenge for the Premier League crown next season. And with games against the Bundesliga…

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Carter Page denies FBI claims he worked for Russia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Carter Page was put under surveillance in October 2016 One of Donald Trump’s ex-foreign policy aides says allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 US election are a “complete joke”. The FBI believed Carter Page was “collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government” at that time. Mr Page’s relationships with Russian intelligence officials are highlighted in court applications which led to him being put under surveillance.…

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Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Tuesday if calm holds

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday if calm is maintained, a minister said, after having closed it July 9 partly over kites carrying firebombs. UN officials meanwhile warned that the Gaza Strip was facing serious fuel shortages affecting hospitals as well as water and sanitation facilities, calling for restrictions to be lifted. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that “if today and tomorrow the…

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Hamilton retakes F1 lead with ‘miracle’ victory in Germany

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton went from 14th to first to seize a “miracle” German Grand Prix victory for Mercedes on Sunday and retake the Formula One championship lead from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who crashed. Formula One F1 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany – July 22, 2018 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Vettel, now 17 points behind the Briton after starting eight ahead, led from pole…

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Syrian ‘White Helmets’ flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help: officials

JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of Syria’s “White Helmet” civil defense group and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said. An explosion is seen at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Israel’s military said on Twitter that…

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Arsenal star Alex Iwobi to sign new contract tying him down to Emirates Stadium club until 2022

pen to paper The Nigeria international’s current deal expires in two years’ time Alex Iwobi is to sign a new contract with Arsenal that will tie the Nigeria international down to the Gunners until 2022. Iwobi, the attacking midfielder, has two years’ left to run on his existing deal, and there have been suggestions he would be leaving the Emirates this summer following Unai Emery’s appointment as the club’s new manager. Iwobi is just short…

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In pictures: Fighting the Swedish wildfires

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fires have affected thousands of hectares in Sweden Fires continue to rage in Sweden as the country tries to deal with the combined effects of a drought and record-breaking temperatures. There were still 53 individual fires burning on Sunday afternoon from the extreme north down to Malmo in the south, emergency officials said. Italy, Germany, Poland and France have all sent help. But with temperatures set to soar again,…

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Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria: sources

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said. Islamic State-affiliated forces entrenched in the Yarmouk Basin, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan, also repelled a ground attack by the Syrian army and its allies, the sources added. The agricultural…

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