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Source: BBC

Geraint Thomas: Tour de France champion 'on track' for strong defence

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Thomas rode in the Tour of the Basque Country last week and plans to step up his Tour de France preparations at the Tour de Romandie from 30 April to 5 May.

Thomas started his Tour preparations later than for last year's win and said in February he would miss May's Giro d'Italia to be "in the best shape possible" for July's Tour. Geraint Thomas says he is "on track" to challenge for a second straight Tour de France title this year.

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Source: The Guradian

Why does the EU need a €13bn defence fund It should be waging peace

Saturday 07:08 GMT

This week, the EU’s reputation for peace-building has come under further question, with the European parliament overwhelmingly voting to finalise the funding for a European Defence Fund.

Those arguing the case will point to the centuries of war that preceded its founding and the relative peace that has followed. There are many times when that claim has been severely tested, with European governments playing a central role in fuelling global conflict while pursuing repressive anti-refugee policies that have punished people escaping war.

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Source: The Guradian

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens over alleged terrorism offences

Today 08:05 GMT

Saudi Arabia has executed 37 citizens across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of their headless bodies to a pole as a warning.

The mass execution on Tuesday was the biggest in a single day in Saudi Arabia since January 2016, when 47 people were killed, including a prominent Shia cleric whose death prompted protests in Iran and the ransacking of the Saudi embassy in Tehran.


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