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Today’s News

South Korean players swapped shirt numbers to try to confuse opposition scouts

“It’s very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians,” Shin Tae-yong said.

'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw

Diego Maradona said Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday was “a disgrace”.

'We played very badly' - World champions made to pay during Mexico defeat, admits Loew

Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years with a 1-0 defeat against Mexico.

'Look, I don't mean disrespect to anybody': Mickelson shrugs off controversy to shoot final-round 69

Mickelson capped his 27th US Open with a one-under par 69 after a petulant gesture attracted criticism on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border A New Dawn

Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border

Greece also has a northern province called Macedonia.

From TheJournal.ie Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain Aquarius This post contains videos

Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain

The Aquarius has caused a major diplomatic row over European immigration policy.

Yesterday’s News

Rhys Patchell stars with 20 points as Wales rout Argentina to win rugby Test series

It was an easy triumph for Warren Gatland’s side to complete a perfect Americas tour.

Early double bogey trims Johnson's US Open lead

Defending champion Brooks Koepka, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, England’s Tommy Fleetwood were all one-over in the early going.

Jones says England defeat to Springboks a 'horror movie'

The coach promised that a bounceback was imminent.

Missed penalty proves costly as Ireland's conquerors Denmark claim narrow opening win

Peru passed up a couple of gilt-edged opportunities.

Gundogan's car vandalised following meeting with Turkish president

The incident occurred the day before Germany’s last warm-up game in Cologne

Germany keep World Cup dream alive, will face Samoa for place in Ireland's pool

The sides will face off in a home-and-away play-off.

Erasmus' Springboks come from behind again to seal series win over England

That’s now six defeats in a row for Eddie Jones’ side.

Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal

Julian Draxler admitted on Saturday it was “fun to read” the reports.

From TheJournal.ie 17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede Venezuela

17 dead after tear gas explodes in Caracas club, causing a stampede

A brawl prompted someone to throw a tear gas canister, sending hundreds rushing for the exits.

'I tried to get inside their minds' - Iceland's heroic goalkeeper did homework to psych out Messi

The goalkeeper, who only made his international debut aged 27, proved the hero to thwart Argentina on Saturday.

Lionel Messi misses a penalty as Argentina left frustrated by World Cup debutants Iceland Report This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie 'It will hurt the most vulnerable': Companies raise concerns over escalating China-US trade war Tit For Tat

'It will hurt the most vulnerable': Companies raise concerns over escalating China-US trade war

Latest moves brought the world’s two largest economies to the verge of an all-out confrontation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to share my story but I was paralysed in fear': Black Panther actor and undocumented migrant Dreamer

'I wanted to share my story but I was paralysed in fear': Black Panther actor and undocumented migrant

Bambadjan Bamba is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.

Woods 'absolutely' expects to win another Major despite missing US Open cut

Woods finished 10-over par at Shinnecock Hills.

From TheJournal.ie 'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks Immigration

'A horrific policy': Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at US border in six weeks

Between 19 April and 31 May, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US border.

'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory

Conor O’Shea’s men dominated the early stages and took a 19-3 lead before Japan were stirred into a reaction.

From TheJournal.ie Shrinking Sea of Galilee set for top-up after lowest water levels in 100 years reported Lake Of Fire

Shrinking Sea of Galilee set for top-up after lowest water levels in 100 years reported

Last year Israel’s water authority said the body of water, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century.

Friday 15 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Paris set to unveil bulletproof glass walls around Eiffel Tower Terrorism

Paris set to unveil bulletproof glass walls around Eiffel Tower

Metal barriers are also being installed as part of €35 million worth of security measures.

Ronaldo agrees to pay €18.8 million tax settlement - legal source

The deal between the fiscal authorities and the advisors of the star comes hours before Portugal face Spain.

Dramatic last-gasp own goal sees Iran claim their first World Cup win for 20 years Report This post contains videos

Dramatic last-gasp own goal sees Iran claim their first World Cup win for 20 years

Morocco played Iran, with goalsoring chances and entertainment at a premium.

US network apologises for Robbie Williams World Cup gesture

The former frontman of English boy band Take That raised his finger after singing his track “Rock DJ”.

Ex-Munster scrum-half confirmed as new Stade Francais backs and attack coach

Mike Prendergast is moving to the Top 14 club.

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

They shipped five goals in front of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods Trade Wars

Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods

He warned of “additional tariffs” should China retaliate with countermeasures.

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case Ace

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

The German was declared bankrupt by a London court in June 2017 for failing to pay a long-standing debt.

From TheJournal.ie EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows Trade War

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows

Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.

Thursday 14 June, 2018

Top-ranked Johnson grabs share of US Open lead

England’s Ian Poulter and American Scott Piercy were in the clubhouse on one-under 69.

From TheJournal.ie Major US military exercises with South Korea 'suspended indefinitely' War Games

Major US military exercises with South Korea 'suspended indefinitely'

Trump on Tuesday had said the US would halt “war games” with its South Korean security ally.

Griezmann staying at Atletico, ends Barcelona speculation

The 27-year-old he has elected to prolong his four-year stay at the Spanish capital side.

Fifa to take action over Palestinan FA chief's Messi comment

Jibril Rajoub had demanded that the Barcelona star not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel.

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture Controversy This post contains videos

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture

The former Take That frontman raised his middle finger at the end of his performance.

From TheJournal.ie Comey 'insubordinate' over Clinton probe, FBI texts show 'willingness' to stop Trump Apolitical Mess

Comey 'insubordinate' over Clinton probe, FBI texts show 'willingness' to stop Trump

Comey announced in July 2016 that Hillary Clinton should not face prosecution for the personal email scandal.

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