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A banner opposing the Super League hangs outside Liverpool FC's Anfield ground in Liverpool, northwest England on April 19, 2021. Photo: Paul Ellis / AFP
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European Super League football shows shift to ‘closed shop’

The formation of a European Super League highlights a shift by the world's richest football clubs away from sporting merit and towards a "closed shop" that gives them more financial security
A nurse takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Centre Hospitalier Privé de l'Europe in Port-Marly, France, on March 25, 2021. Photo: Martin Bureau / AFP
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Pandemic upsurge hits Europe recovery hopes

An upsurge in new coronavirus cases is forcing governments across Europe into new, damaging lockdowns that threaten to delay a much hoped-for return to growth, economists say
15.02.2021, Bavaria, Kiefersfelden: Federal police officers check the documents of car drivers coming from Austria on the A93 freeway near Kiefersfelden in the direction of Germany. Germany's tightened entry rules at the border with the Austrian state of Tyrol to protect against dangerous variants of the coronavirus went into effect Sunday night. Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa +++ dpa-photo-radio +++
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German entry bans cause ripple effects in Europe as hauliers tested

Germany introduces Covid-19 border entry restrictions, which have several consequences for the neighbouring countries and the European Union.
A healthcare worker wishes farewell to a patient at the Portimao Arena sports pavilion converted in a field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Portimao, in the Algarve region, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)
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Europe plays safe with virus curbs, fearing new variants

While some European countries are seeing virus cases fall, most are keeping national curbs in place, fearing new more infectious variants could cause infections to soar
Italian economist Mario Draghi gives a speech after being awarded the Federal Cross of Merit during a ceremony at the presidential Bellevue Palace in Berlin on January 31, 2020. - Months after the end of his term as president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi received Germany's highest honour, drawing attacks from critics of his easy-money policy. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)
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How long will Italy’s honeymoon with Draghi last?

In Italy, politicians left, right and centre are rallying behind Mario Draghi's attempt to form a unity government -- but will an unusually broad coalition make his job harder?
Former ECB head Mario Draghi leaves the Quirinale palace in Rome after a meeting with the Italian president on February 3, 2021. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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The economic challenges facing Italy’s ‘Super Mario’

Political instability and the worst recession since World War II -- Mario Draghi, the former European Central Bank chief brought in to rescue his native Italy, has some major challenges ahead
Former head of the BCE (European Central Bank) Mario Draghi (C) gives a press conference after a meeting with the Italian president, at the Quirinal palace in Rome, on February 3, 2021. - Italy's president is expected February 3, to ask Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, to lead the country out of the devastating coronavirus pandemic after the coalition government collapsed. He called for unity after being charged by Italy's president to form a new government, saying the country faced a "difficult moment". (Photo by Alessandra TARANTINO / POOL / AFP)
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Five things about Italy’s political crisis

Former ECB chief Mario Draghi has been tasked with forming a new Italian government after weeks of turmoil. Here are five things to know about the political crisis engulfing the country
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 27, 2020, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gestures as he takes part in a press conference with the French President during a Franco-Italian summit at the Royal Palace in Naples, southern Italy. - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign January 26, 2021, his office said on January 25, 2021, in what media reports said was a move to secure a mandate for a new government after weeks of turmoil. A statement from Conte's office said he had called a cabinet meeting for 9:00am (0800 GMT) "during which the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, will inform the ministers of his desire to go to the Quirinale (President Sergio Mattarella's office) to resign". (Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP)
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What’s next for Italy after PM Conte’s resignation?

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte's resignation has triggered a fresh leadership crisis with the country reeling from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 85,000 people