G20 nations pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism (AFP)

G20 nations pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism (AFP)

AFPon July 10, 2016, 7:04 pm G20 nations pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism Shanghai (AFP) – The world?s top 20 economies will work to boost sluggish global trade despite growing protectionism, overcapacity concerns, and uncertainty over Brexit, G20 trade ministers said Sunday at a meeting in Shanghai. “The global recovery continues, but it remains uneven and falls short of our ambition for strong, sustainable and balanced growth. Downside risks and vulnerabilities persist,” the trade ministers said in a joint statement, adding that trade should remain “an important engine”…

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Portugal crowned champions

Portugal crowned champions

The Real Madrid forward had been forced out of the game with a knee injury in the first half, but Portugal regrouped and thanks to some heroic goalkeeping from Rui Patricio took the game into extra time before Eder struck with 11 minutes to go. Portugal’s 1-0 win was all the more remarkable given in their previous 10 meetings, France had won all of them. France had hit the post late on in normal time, but so too did Portugal just before Eder’s goal when Raphael Guerreiro’s exquisite free kick…

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins British F1 Grand Prix

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins British F1 Grand Prix

Posted July 11, 2016 00:03:42 Photo: Lewis Hamilton jumps from his car to celebrate his British Grand Prix win. (AFP: Andrej Isakovic) Lewis Hamilton has won his home British Grand Prix for the third year in a row with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg finishing second but under a stewards’ investigation. The triple Formula One world champion’s fourth home win, from pole position, was the 47th victory of Hamilton’s career and cut Rosberg’s overall lead to four points after 10 of 21 races. Rosberg was slowed by…

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Manchester City sign first e-sports player

Manchester City sign first e-sports player

Image copyrightEA Image caption Fifa is a hugely popular computer game which mirrors real teamsManchester City Football Club have signed a new young player – but one who will never set foot on the pitch. Instead 18-year-old Kieran “Kez” Brown joins the club as its first e-sports player. He will represent the club at e-sports tournaments, playing popular computer game Fifa. Premier League rivals West Ham signed their first Fifa player, Sean “Dragonn” Allen, in May and many other top flight clubs are keen to get involved. “It’s exciting, it’s…

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