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Rugby: Australia growing inferiority complex against NZ – Kafer

MELBOURNE: The Australian teams’ continuing struggles against their New Zealand counterparts in Super Rugby is fuelling an inferiority complex that is ultimately self-perpetuating, former Wallabies flyhalf Rod Kafer has said. Australia’s five Super Rugby teams have yet to beat a New Zealand opponent in 11 matches over the six weeks of the current season and… Read More »

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

PARIS: French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon, the campaign’s one-time front-runner whose poll ratings have plunged amid a financial scandal, stepped… Read More »

Thousands in Europe march against Trump immigration ban

LONDON: Thousands of Europeans enraged by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban demonstrated Saturday (Feb 4) in cities across the continent, calling on Americans to “dump Trump” and vowing to fight his policies. In London, an estimated 10,000 people turned out, chanting “Theresa May: Shame on You” to denounce the British prime minister’s support for… Read More »

Syrian army signals further operations against Islamic State northeast of Aleppo

BEIRUT: The Syrian army said on Thursday that recent advances against Islamic State northeast of Aleppo were a starting point for further operations to drive the jihadist group back and extend government control in the area. The army’s general command said in a statement it had recently recaptured more than 30 towns and farms, confirming… Read More »

Germany's Schulz calls Trump 'un-American', warns against lifting Russia sanctions

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies as “un-American” and warned against lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. In one of the sharpest remarks yet by a senior German politician since the new American leader took office, Schulz told the Funke media… Read More »

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defences against North Korea – White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defence capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South Korea), including through the… Read More »

Obama says 'will take action' against Russia for interfering in US election

WASHINGTON: United States’ President Barack Obama said “we need to take action and we will” against Russia for interfering in the US election. This after US three officials said on Thursday (Dec 15) that Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the US presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to… Read More »