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Mesut Ozil: German FA rejects the Arsenal midfielder’s racism claim

Germany’s football association (DFB) has rejected allegations of racism from Mesut Ozil but accepts it could have done more to protect him from abuse. It comes after the Arsenal midfielder, 29, announced his retirement from international football, citing “racism and disrespect” within German football. He says he received hate mail and threats and was blamed […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt warns EU of ‘no deal by accident’

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Hunt has warned that without a “change in approach from the EU negotiators”, there is now a “very real risk of a Brexit no deal by accident”. The foreign secretary said “many” in the EU believed they just had to “wait long enough and Britain will blink” but “that’s not […]

Ryanair profits hit by higher wage costs

Image copyright PA Ryanair says its profits in the April to June quarter have been hit by higher wage costs as the airline faces strikes by staff over pay and conditions. It said higher oil prices and a fall in fares also dented profits, which fell 20% to €319m (£285m). Ryanair is facing more strikes […]

Macron orders staff shake-up over Benalla beating of protester

Media captionA student activist filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 May French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a staff shake-up after a video emerged showing his now sacked aide beating up a protester, officials say. Under growing pressure, Mr Macron gathered several ministers together on Sunday to discuss the row. Alexandre […]

Macron orders office reorganisation over protester beating row

Media captionA student activist filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 May French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a staff shake-up after a video emerged showing his now sacked aide beating up a protester, officials say. Under growing pressure, Mr Macron gathered several ministers together on Sunday to discuss the row. Alexandre […]

Ozil steps down from German team

Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish president Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he no longer wants to play international football for Germany. In a lengthy statement, the 29-year-old said treatment he had received from the German Football Association (DFB) had made him “no longer want to wear […]

Trade war a reality, French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting US steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]

Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be ‘disrespectful’

Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish president Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he would have been “disrespecting his ancestors’ roots” had he not posed for photographs with the Turkish president. Ozil and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan – both Germany internationals of Turkish descent – were criticised by […]

‘Trade war a reality’ French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting America’s steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]

‘Trade war a reality’ French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting America’s steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]