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    Sensational Messi scores twice as Barca win Copa del Rey

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 04:06am on April 18, 2021

    Lionel Messi scored twice, including a stunning solo goal, as Barcelona blew away Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, consigning their...

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    Newcastle dent West Ham's top-four challenge, Sheff Utd relegated

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 03:43am on April 18, 2021

    West Ham's bid for a place in next season's Champions League suffered a setback as Joe Willock's late winner capped a thrilling 3-2 win for...

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    Pompeo violated ethics rules with staff errands

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:43am on April 18, 2021

    Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his wife violated ethics rules by asking staff to conduct personal errands including walking their dog and...

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    NATO says Russia plan to block Black Sea unjustified

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 03:41am on April 18, 2021

    Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea would be ‘unjustified’, NATO said Friday, calling on Moscow ‘to ensure free access to Ukrainian ports...

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    Iran nuclear talks set to resume in Vienna

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 03:41am on April 18, 2021

    Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme aimed at salvaging a 2015 nuclear deal were set to resume Saturday, a day after Tehran said it had started...

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    Russia’s FSB detains Ukraine diplomat

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 03:40am on April 18, 2021

    Russia’s FSB security service said on Saturday it had detained a Ukrainian diplomat, accusing him of receiving sensitive information from a Russian national. In recent...

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    UK falls silent in tribute to Prince Philip

    Agence France-Presse . Windsor | Updated at 03:39am on April 18, 2021

    Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led Britain in a one-minute’s silence in memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, as she bid him a final...

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    Biden drops promise for expansion in refugee admissions

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:38am on April 18, 2021

    President Joe Biden’s administration announced Friday he was scrapping his pledge for a rapid expansion in the number of refugees allowed into the United States,...

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    Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 03:36am on April 18, 2021

    The Israeli military said Saturday it had conducted airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip following a rocket attack from the Palestinian enclave, in the...

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    US, Japan show united front on China

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:35am on April 18, 2021

    The United States and Japan vowed Friday to stand firm together against an assertive China and to step up cooperation on climate change and next-generation...