Niger needs Western help to tackle jihadists, president says
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Niger needs Western help to tackle jihadists, president says

Nigeria updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Niger news. Western powers must increase the supply of intelligence and military hardware to governments in the Sahel following France’s decision to Halve the deployment of anti-terrorist forces in the region, the president of Niger told the Financial Times. Niger,…

Olympic basketball in the US: Americans sign Spain in quarter-finals on their way to medal
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Olympic basketball in the US: Americans sign Spain in quarter-finals on their way to medal

Team USA officially secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2021 men’s Olympic basketball tournament on Saturday when it defeated the Czech Republic 119-84. A quarterfinal berth had been largely a foregone conclusion after the United States crushed Iran, but the team’s victory officially sealed its progress. The opponent of the quarterfinals was announced…

Myanmar Juntachef Takes Charge of ‘Outgoing’ Government
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Myanmar Juntachef Takes Charge of ‘Outgoing’ Government

Myanmar updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Myanmar news. General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s junta chief, has assumed the title of prime minister to head an interim government six months after the military took power in Suddenly. The military commander also pledged to lift the country’s state…

Turkey fights to contain wildfires as residents and tourists flee
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Turkey fights to contain wildfires as residents and tourists flee

Turkey updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Turkey news. Turkey has brought more than 100 wildfires under control after a series of fires near the Mediterranean coast killed six people and forced thousands of residents and foreign tourists to flee resort areas, the government said on Sunday….

Olympic organizers investigate after Belarus runner seeks refuge
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Olympic organizers investigate after Belarus runner seeks refuge

Tokyo Olympics Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Tokyo Olympics news. A Belarusian runner scheduled to compete in the Tokyo Olympics was taken to the airport against her will after she made complaints about her coaches, according to media reports on Sunday night. The International Olympic Committee,…

Time, Channel, TV Schedule USA vs.  France to watch the 2021 women’s basketball game
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Time, Channel, TV Schedule USA vs. France to watch the 2021 women’s basketball game

The reigning WNBA MVP shone brightly on the Olympic podium. During the U.S. women’s basketball team’s first two Olympics, A’ja Wilson averaged 19.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 60 percent of the field. The Las Vegas Aces star has fueled the Americans’ dominant domestic attack in victories over Nigeria and Japan. “I mean, you…

Olympic 100m results: Italy’s Marcell Jacobs shocks US Fred Kerley to win gold
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Olympic 100m results: Italy’s Marcell Jacobs shocks US Fred Kerley to win gold

Few people gave Lamont Marcell Jacobs the chance to win the men’s 100m final at the 2021 Olympics. After all, the Italian sprinter only broke the 10-second mark in the 100 meters in 2021, so there were questions about how fast he could run in Tokyo. Jacobs answered them all on Sunday. He clocked a…

Is there a NASCAR race today?  Date, start time, TV schedule for the next race after the 2021 Olympic break
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Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for the next race after the 2021 Olympic break

For those asking “Is there a NASCAR race today,” the answer is that NASCAR is taking a two-week break to coincide with the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. NASCAR’s best national series is off the track until early August. These are the first dark weeks of the season since the series kicked off for a…