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Sports

The Menotti column: Testing times ahead for new managers of Argentina, Brazil, Spain

Time to see a few new faces at the helm in several of the world’s most important national teams, including Argentina, Brazil and Spain.

Sports

The Javier Sotomayor column: Usain Bolt could cement his legendary status at 2016 Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt is set to be a superstar at the Rio Olympics. If he wins, he will become a better legend, since he is already a Olympic great.

World

Germany violence: Teenager 'radicalized himself', no links with IS

There is no evidence to suggest that a teenaged Afghan who injured five people on a commuter train in southern Germany with a knife and axe had ties to an Islamist terrorist network, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said Tuesday.

World

France to debate security as Nice victims still being identified

French lawmakers were set to debate an extension to the country's state of emergency measures on Tuesday, as some of the victims were still being identified after an attack in Nice last week that left 84 people dead.

World

Europe 'cannot be intimidated' by terror, says Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Europe cannot be intimated by terrorism, said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Sports

'A message of hope': Refugee team to make Olympics debut in Rio 2016

About 60 million people live far away from their homeland after being pushed away by war or other types of violence. For 10 of them, a terrible journey through seas, deserts and foreign countries led to an unexpected destination: the Rio 2016 Olympics.

World

UK PM Theresa May to visit Germany on first foreign trip post-Brexit vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday to discuss Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

World

EU warns Turkey to show restraint, respect rule of law after coup bid

EU foreign ministers warned Turkey on Monday to show restraint in its response to a failed military coup.

World

Former ally of Turkey's Erdogan now blamed for coup: Who is Fethullah Gulen?

Gulen had supported Erdogan's mildly Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party in its rise to power in Turkey at the start of last decade.

World

Italy: Thousands of mourners pay tribute to victims of Andria train crash

Among those mourning the train crash's victims were President Sergio Mattarella, Parliament President Laura Boldrini and Transport Minister Graziano Delrio.

World

UK PM Theresa May appoints pro-Brexit Boris Johnson as foreign secretary

British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Vote Leave co-leader and former London mayor Boris Johnson as foreign secretary late Wednesday as she announced key cabinet posts after succeeding David Cameron.

World

South China Sea arbitration: Philippine activists protest outside Chinese Embassy in Manila

Philippine activists on Tuesday protested outside the Chinese Embassy ahead of the South China Sea verdict by an international court.

Sports

The Lothar Matthäus Euro 2016 column: Portugal showed they can win without Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo's teammates also were joyous, because they could show, for once, that they can get along without their star.

World

Barack Obama's visit to Spain shortened due to Dallas shooting

US President Barack Obama opted to shorten his Spain visit by one day after an attack on police in Dallas, Texas.

Sports

The Beckenbauer column: Portugal will be a tough nut to crack for a Griezmann-inspired France

Portugal is justly in the final - and this will be anything but a stroll for France. Especially since the Portuguese have a day longer to recuperate.

Life

South Sudan's conflict devastated mental health: Amnesty International

The conflict in South Sudan was characterised by widespread atrocities including mass killings, rape and torture, Amnesty said.