Toure fears for Man City psychological damage after latest Champions League defeat

Manchester City players could be suffering psychologically from their latest Champions League exit, former midfielder Yaya Toure says. Eight days on from a 2-1 win over Real Madrid that secured a 4-2 aggregate victory in the last 16, Pep Guardiola's side were stunned 3-1 by Lyon, who finished seventh in Ligue 1 last season. Guardiola … Continue reading Toure fears for Man City psychological damage after latest Champions League defeat

Championship fixtures 2020-21: Bournemouth start at home to Blackburn, Watford host Middlesbrough

Bournemouth will start life back in the Championship at home to Blackburn Rovers, while Watford host Middlesbrough and Norwich City travel to Huddersfield Town. The Cherries were relegated after a five-year stay in the Premier League, while Watford and Norwich were also demoted in a top-flight campaign that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. That … Continue reading Championship fixtures 2020-21: Bournemouth start at home to Blackburn, Watford host Middlesbrough

How can Bayern stop Mbappe? Coman will offer team-mates advice on facing PSG star

Kingsley Coman will advise Bayern Munich's defence on how to stop Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League final. Mbappe's fitness was a cause for concern ahead of the mini-tournament in Lisbon due to an ankle injury sustained in the Coupe de France final success against Saint-Etienne. The 21-year-old attacker, a France team-mate … Continue reading How can Bayern stop Mbappe? Coman will offer team-mates advice on facing PSG star

Rumour Has It: Messi expresses doubt over Barcelona future, Koeman targets Depay

Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona is seemingly getting more and more uncertain. Messi, who is contracted until 2021, has been linked with a move away from the LaLiga giants after their capitulation in the Champions League and trophy-less 2019-20 season. And the arrival of Ronald Koeman as coach has done little to ease the concerns. … Continue reading Rumour Has It: Messi expresses doubt over Barcelona future, Koeman targets Depay

UK transport minister says he doesn’t want to offer false hope on airport Covid-19 testing to shorten quarantine

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain is investigating using coronavirus testing to shorten quarantine times for travellers from restricted countries but does not want to offer false hope that the rules can be changed easily, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Friday (Aug 21). Heathrow said on Wednesday that a testing area was ready to open should … Continue reading UK transport minister says he doesn’t want to offer false hope on airport Covid-19 testing to shorten quarantine

Merkel warns Europe against imposing new coronavirus lockdowns

BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on European leaders to work together to avoid renewed lockdowns as a resurgence of the coronavirus threatens already battered economies. "Politically, we want to avoid closing borders again at any cost, but that assumes that we act in coordination," Dr Merkel said on Thursday (Aug 20) during a visit … Continue reading Merkel warns Europe against imposing new coronavirus lockdowns

Chinese UN mission denounces US demand for snapback on Iran as ‘political show’

UNITED NATIONS (XINHUA) - A spokesman for China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) has accused the United States of staging a "political show" by beginning to activate a snapback mechanism to restore UN sanctions against Iran. "The US demand has no legal ground and common sense. It is nothing but a political show … Continue reading Chinese UN mission denounces US demand for snapback on Iran as ‘political show’

Facebook pushes for data portability legislation ahead of FTC hearing

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Facebook on Friday (Aug 21) pushed for legislation that makes it easier for users to transfer photos and videos to a rival tech platform, in comments it sent to the Federal Trade Commission ahead of a hearing on the topic on Sept 22. Data portability - considered a potential remedy for large … Continue reading Facebook pushes for data portability legislation ahead of FTC hearing

Trump predicts broad election cheating, without giving evidence

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG)- US President Donald Trump called into a television programme Thursday night (Aug 20) to warn of election fraud and assail Joe Biden just before his challenger was to accept the Democratic nomination. "This is going to be the most fraudulent election in history," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity, saying mail-in voting … Continue reading Trump predicts broad election cheating, without giving evidence

Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine on track for regulatory review in October

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Pfizer and BioNTech SE said the Covid-19 vaccine they are jointly developing is on track to be submitted for regulatory review as early as October, as they released additional data from an early-stage study. The companies said the vaccine was well tolerated with mild to moderate fever in fewer than 20 … Continue reading Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine on track for regulatory review in October

Aides denounce ‘threat to life’ as Navalny refused evacuation

Omsk (Russia) (AFP) Aides to Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny accused doctors of risking his life on Friday by refusing to allow him to be moved from a Siberian hospital after his suspected poisoning. Navalny, a 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner who is among President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was in a coma in intensive … Continue reading Aides denounce ‘threat to life’ as Navalny refused evacuation

Kremlin critic Navalny ‘too ill to be moved’ from Russian hospital after suspected poisoning

Doctors treating Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in a Siberian hospital said on Friday the politician's condition had improved a little, but that it was still unstable and that attempting to move him could pose a risk to his life. Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition leader, is fighting for his life after drinking tea that his allies believe … Continue reading Kremlin critic Navalny ‘too ill to be moved’ from Russian hospital after suspected poisoning