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‘Fired up’ Germany to lift curtain on Euro 2024 against Scotland

Munich – Hosts Germany kick off Euro 2024 on Friday in Munich against Scotland, the start of a journey the three-time continental champions hope will conclude with victory in the final in Berlin on July 14. After three dismal tournaments…

Pope urges ban on ‘lethal autonomous weapons’ in historic G7 speech

Bari – Pope Francis called Friday for a ban on “lethal autonomous weapons”, as he became the first pontiff to address the G7 with a speech on the perils of artificial intelligence. “In light of the tragedy that is armed…

G7 eyes Ukraine funding plan at Italy summit

Bari – G7 leaders gather Thursday for the first day of an Italy summit, seeking to seal a deal on using frozen Russian assets to help war-torn Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will join US President Joe Biden and leaders…

England defeat a ‘wake-up call’ ahead of Euro 2024, says Kane

London – Harry Kane says England’s shock 1-0 defeat against Iceland could be a “nice wake-up call”, showing the scale of the task ahead of them at Euro 2024. Gareth Southgate’s men are among the favourites to win the tournament…

Grealish left out of England squad for Euro 2024

London – Jack Grealish was a shock omission from England’s Euro 2024 squad as Gareth Southgate axed the Manchester City winger on Thursday after his disappointing end to the season. Grealish paid the price for a significant dip in form…

Iraq’s TBI, Germany’s ECA sign agreement to finance development projects

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, sponsored on Wednesday a cooperation agreement between the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) and Germany’s Export Credit Agency (ECA) to finance private sector development projects in Iraq. The TBI also…

Cannes film tracks dilemma of stranded Palestinian refugees

Cannes – A stressful refugee drama screening in Cannes shines light on the Palestinian plight and the excruciating moral choices migrants have to make to help loved ones start a new life abroad.  “To a Land Unknown”, directed by Mahdi…

Eurozone economy rebounds in first quarter, inflation stable in April

Brussels – The eurozone economy emerged from recession with greater than expected growth in the first quarter of 2024 and inflation under control, official data showed Tuesday. The figures are unlikely to stop the European Central Bank (ECB) from cutting…

German ex-soldier admits spying for Russia as trial opens

Düsseldorf – A German former soldier on Monday admitted he had spied for Russia at the start of his trial, saying he wanted to avoid the escalation of the war in Ukraine. “It was wrong. I stand by that,” said…

Baghdad discusses software development with Germany’s SAP

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, discussed on Sunday cooperation with SAP’s Regional President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Emmanuel Raptopoulos, and his accompanying delegation. Both sides met in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on…