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‘Moussa Dembele is a joy to watch’ – Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths

“The former Fulham man was a thorn in the flesh of the Ibrox Stadium outfit’s defence and was rewarded for his effort with a sublime finish from the penalty spot” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. And the Scotland international who made a cameo in the game is in awe of the forward’s performance. “With that display, Moussa showed he is one of the top young talents in Europe,” Griffiths told club website. “He bullied their centre-halves and he was unplayable, and his penalty just summed the guy up. “It doesn’t…

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Vatican official targeted to punish Catholic church, defence lawyer says

“Cardinal George Pell has been targeted with historic sexual abuse allegations in an attempt to punish the Catholic church for its failure to prevent other instances of child sexual abuse, his lawyer has argued” writes Calla Wahlquist for theguardian.com. Prosecutor Mark Gibson SC said “nothing … that has been put by the defence amounts to a defect in the evidence”.Both the defence and the prosecution have made extensive written submissions but also oral closing statements. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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71 of 103 missiles shot down?

“Video footage that emerged in the aftermath of the strikes appeared to show air defence missiles being launched” writes Andrew Roth for theguardian.com. Vladimir Putin said in 2013 after talks with EU leaders that Moscow had refrained from supplying the powerful S-300 air defence systems to Assad’s government.Rudskoi said Syria had Soviet-made defence systems that Moscow has “completely overhauled”, including S-200 systems and Buk missiles.Rudskoi said the Syrian military used Soviet-made air defence systems with high efficiency, shooting down all of the missiles aimed at four key Syrian airbases.Although Russia…

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North Korea could nuke the US as early as July 23, 2018, according to Britain’s Ministry of Defence

“North Korea could launch a full-blown nuclear strike on the US as early as July 23, 2018, according to a prediction from Britain’s Ministry of Defence” writes Alexandra Ma for businessinsider.com. North Korea has scuppered multiple talks about its denuclearisation by launching satellites in the past.Lord Howe, a British defence minister, told parliament’s Defence Select Committee that the MoD thought North Korea will be fully nuclear-capable within “six to eighteen months.”. North Korea tested multiple nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) late last year. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Salisbury attack shows Putin’s arsenal poses a serious threat, says Gavin Williamson

“Russia’s “cold-blooded” attack on a former double agent on British soil shows that Vladimir Putin’s development of new long-range missiles and nuclear weapons should be taken as a serious threat, the Defence Secretary has said” writes Shanker Singham for telegraph.co.uk. Writing for The Telegraph, Gavin Williamson alludes to a warning he made about Russia’s nuclear arsenal, before the poisoning was linked to Moscow, stating: “If we were in any doubt of the danger posed by Moscow, we only have to look at events in Salisbury.”. In an article marking the…

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RAF ‘needs more money and people’ to combat Russia, air force chief warns on 100th anniversary

“The Royal Air Force needs more money and airmen if it is to deal with the challenge from Russia, the head of the service writes today as it prepares to mark its 100th birthday” writes Sir Stephen Hillier for telegraph.co.uk. Sir Stephen says that the RAF remains “at the forefront of the defence of our nation, not least in the face of an assertive and aggressive Russian threat to us, our allies and the international rules-based system”. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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China in military drills to ‘prepare for war’ as British frigate due to sail through contested South China Sea

“China’s air force and navy have announced drills in the South China Sea to help develop preparedness for war, military leaders said, after the British defence secretary indicated the UK would sail a warship through the disputed region” writes Dominic Selwood for telegraph.co.uk. The drills come after Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, gave a nationalist speech last week when he warned of Beijing’s willingness to fight a “bloody battle” against its enemies. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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ISL Final: Three-man defence hasn’t worked for Bengaluru FC

“Bengaluru FC started with a three-man defence against Chennaiyin FC in the final of the Indian Super League (ISL)” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. The point is that Bengaluru FC have struggled to adapt to the three-man defence model in big games against top sides.In the AFC Cup final in 2016, Bengaluru FC started with a four-man defence.Thereafter, Roca switched to a four-man defence again with the introduction of Salam for Rubio and Watson once again moved back in the midfield. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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