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Roy Hodgson – Proactive or Reactive?

After a stunning second half performance in the Euro 2016 Group B game against Wales saw England triumph 2-1, manager Roy Hodgson was praised for his ruthless half-time changes which altered the course of the game in his sides favour. However, with many calling for these changes to be made prior to the game, I ask whether Hodgson was proactive ...

7 City Breaks for Book Lovers

Some of the world’s greatest cities are a haven for book lovers of all types. These 7 cities have fostered some of the greatest writers in the English speaking world and have inspired many for hundreds of years.

The UN Votes to End the Civil War in Syria

The UN Security Council voted unanimously for a resolution aimed at ending Syria’s bloody civil war on Friday. The document, Resolution No. 2245, calls for talks between the Syrian government and select opposition groups, to be organized by UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura, accompanied by a ceasefire agreement. Optimistically, the process is to lead to establishment of “credible, inclusive and ...

Egypt and Russia At Odds Over Cause of Sinai Crash

Expect a war of words between Moscow and Cairo this week, after Egyptian investigators concluded that the recent aircraft crash in the Sinai desert was most likely not the result of sabotage or terrorism, contrary to Russian claims in the six weeks since the disaster.

“The technical investigative committee has so far not found anything indicating any illegal intervention or terrorist action,” said the Egyptian civil aviation authority, announcing the conclusion of a preliminary investigation into the Metrojet crash, which killed 224 (mostly Russian) people on 31 October.

Egypt’s chief investigator, Ayman al-Muqaddam, took pains today to confirm that his investigation is far from over. Wreckage is yet to be transferred to Cairo for a more thorough analysis, and the technical details and repairs carried out on the Airbus A321 since it was built in 1997 have yet to be looked into.

Although Russian officials have yet to see the official report, a Kremlin spokesman said: “I can remind you of the co


Turkey Advises its People Not to Travel to Russia

In the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens to postpone all non-essential travel to Russia. The statement was issued in response to reports that Turkish visitors to Russia have been facing difficulties as a result of the incident. Turks planning to travel to Russia should delay, they said, until “the ...

WADA report an ‘extraordinarily dark day for athletics’

A damning anti-doping report commissioned by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has brought to light some astonishing findings which culminated in WADA suggesting that Russian athletes should be banned from competing in future athletics competitions. An independent commission from WADA investigated reports of widespread doping offences, cover-ups, extortion, corruption, and collusion in Russian athletics which also implicated the global governing body, ...

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