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From The42 'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate Tension

'I'd imagine Sterling's not hugely enthusiastic about me' – Southgate

The Man City star has been dropped by the England manager.

From The42 Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales Tension

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

From The42 Neuer wants to end tension with Germany team-mate Ter Stegen after war of words Tension

Neuer wants to end tension with Germany team-mate Ter Stegen after war of words

Manuel Neuer says he is done speaking about his Germany rivalry with Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US Missiles

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

From TheJournal.ie How is Hong Kong different to China and what do protesters worry might happen? China

How is Hong Kong different to China and what do protesters worry might happen?

After the biggest mass demonstration in years last month, there is more violence in the city today.

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks' Tension

Saudi oil tankers among ships targeted by 'sabotage attacks'

The ships suffered “significant damage” but none of the crew members were harmed.

From The42 Montenegro defender slams Liverpool's Henderson for 'ugly and disrespectful' jersey jibe Tension

Montenegro defender slams Liverpool's Henderson for 'ugly and disrespectful' jersey jibe

Atletico Madrid’s Stefan Savic claims the England midfielder sarcastically offered to swap shirts with one of his opponents after their Euro 2020 qualifier.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option' Venezuela

Trump says that military intervention in Venezuela is 'an option'

The United States recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president on 23 January.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony' Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

From The42 Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit Tension This post contains videos

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit

It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.

From The42 'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards'' Tension

'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''

Joe Waters was part of the Republic of Ireland side that faced Northern Ireland at Windsor Park at the height of The Troubles in 1979.

From The42 'It's hugely disrespectful, I'm disgusted' - FAI criticised after declining to attend PFAI awards Snubbed

'It's hugely disrespectful, I'm disgusted' - FAI criticised after declining to attend PFAI awards

There has been ongoing tension between the FAI and the PFAI in recent times.

From The42 Mourinho on Pogba row: No player is bigger than Man United Tension

Mourinho on Pogba row: No player is bigger than Man United

The Portuguese boss explained his reasons for relieving the midfielder of the vice-captaincy.

From The42 'I am the manager I make these decisions' - Pogba will never captain Man United again, Mourinho confirms Second Captains

'I am the manager I make these decisions' - Pogba will never captain Man United again, Mourinho confirms

Jose Mourinho confirmed that the French star has been removed as vice-captain following defeat to Derby.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want a level playing pitch': Retail groups take aim at pop-up markets Tension

'We want a level playing pitch': Retail groups take aim at pop-up markets

But one major operator says bricks-and-mortar firms are simply ‘unable to take competition’.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of truce agreed between Hamas and Israel, ending intense two days of violence Tension

Reports of truce agreed between Hamas and Israel, ending intense two days of violence

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' as he threatens fresh tariffs Tension

China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' as he threatens fresh tariffs

He said yesterday he had asked the US Trade Representative to target $200 billion worth of imports for a 10% levy.

From The42 'I've discovered your true face' - Benzema hits back over World Cup omission Tension

'I've discovered your true face' - Benzema hits back over World Cup omission

Noel Le Graet’s support for head coach Didier Deschamps’ decision to leave the Real Madrid man out has angered the forward.

From TheJournal.ie UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT Tension

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.

From TheJournal.ie 12 dead after clashes erupt as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border Tension

12 dead after clashes erupt as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border

More than 1,200 were wounded by various means by Israeli forces.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war' Tension

North Korea says new UN sanctions are an 'act of war'

The UN Security Council unanimously passed new, US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border Tension

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

From The42 Neymar 'stressed' after Cavani spat Tension

Neymar 'stressed' after Cavani spat

Nene, a former star at PSG, admits to helping persuade his fellow Brazilian to make a move to France.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south Border Shooting

North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south

The soldier survived the shooting.

From TheJournal.ie US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response' Tension

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

From The42 Sligo breathe a big sigh of relief after nervy draw in Drogheda Tension

Sligo breathe a big sigh of relief after nervy draw in Drogheda

The Bit o’Red needed a point to guarantee survival this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia crisis: Spain poised to impose direct rule on the region today Catalonia

Catalonia crisis: Spain poised to impose direct rule on the region today

The Spanish Senate will meet at 8am Irish time to vote to depose Catalonia’s government.

From TheJournal.ie Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push Tension

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push

If Catalonia does not provide a satisfactory response by 8am tomorrow, direct rule could be imposed.

From The42 Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid Tension

Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid

The game is Barca’s first trip to the Spanish capital since an independence referendum.

From The42 Gerard Pique again the subject of abuse from Spanish fans ahead of Albania clash Tension

Gerard Pique again the subject of abuse from Spanish fans ahead of Albania clash

The Barcelona defender was jeered and booed as his name was read out in Alicante.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech Money Dominates

Taoiseach speaks to Theresa May ahead of her landmark Brexit speech

All eyes are on May as she prepares to spell out her key demands in a keynote Brexit speech.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test Tension

'Enough is enough': South Korea continues military drills after North Korean nuclear test

A new agreement between Washington and Seoul will allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests Constituent Assembly

Venezuelan President claims victory as 10 die in violent protests

10 people were killed in violent protests against Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly elections.

From The42 Ballack slams retiring Lahm over Germany captaincy spat Tension

Ballack slams retiring Lahm over Germany captaincy spat

Tributes have poured in for the retiring Bayern stalwart, but his former colleague has not forgiven him for a dispute.

From The42 Women's Tennis Association not happy with French Open's Maria Sharapova snub Tension

Women's Tennis Association not happy with French Open's Maria Sharapova snub

The WTA claim the reasoning is wrong.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hit me. Bring it on': American Airlines worker suspended after squaring up to passenger Hot Air This post contains videos

'Hit me. Bring it on': American Airlines worker suspended after squaring up to passenger

Footage of the incident has gone viral.

From The42 Mourinho stokes flames as United accused in tunnel row Tension

Mourinho stokes flames as United accused in tunnel row

Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson and Ashley Young were restrained by team-mates in a fiery clash yesterday.

From The42 Mourinho airs his frustrations at Ivory Coast over Bailly departure Tension

Mourinho airs his frustrations at Ivory Coast over Bailly departure

The defender will miss tomorrow’s meeting with West Ham as he must meet up with his international team-mates.

From The42 Arsene Wenger and Mathieu Debuchy are barely on speaking terms Tension

Arsene Wenger and Mathieu Debuchy are barely on speaking terms

The Gunners full-back is hoping to find a ‘new challenge’ after being frozen out at Emirates Stadium.

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