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Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig: The Bundesliga's ideological battleground

Saturday 12:40 GMT

Favre, and BVB's fans both in the Red Bull Arena and back in Dortmund, will be hoping Saturday will mark their first away win against a club whose right to exist many still deny and start the run-in to a first Bundesliga title since 2012.

"Even if we have to do without supporting our team again: RB Leipzig against Borussia Dortmund is not our game," read a statement from the official BVB Fanabteilung (fan department) as they confirmed no club-run buses would travel across the country to Leipzig for Saturday's late game. "We want to keep football as the people's sport!"

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Russia's Lavrov, Germany's Maas talk gas pipeline, Ukraine, arms control in Moscow

Saturday 13:34 GMT

Washington has told Moscow its decision to leave the INF is "final," Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while meeting Heiko Maas.

Russia's attempts at preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) were rejected "bluntly enough" by the US, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters at a joint press conference with his German colleague Heiko Maas on Friday. The two diplomats talked behind closed doors for a whole hour, according to DW's Moscow correspondent Emily Sherwin.

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Source: The Guradian

Maria Sharapova ends Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open defence

Saturday 11:44 GMT

Caroline Wozniacki’s reign as Australian Open champion ended with a three-set defeat by Maria Sharapova in the third round.

Wozniacki is the highest-ranked opponent Sharapova has beaten since her first-round victory over Simona Halep at the US Open in 2017. That was her first grand slam tournament back after her 15-month doping ban and at the time seemed to be a sign of the Russian’s impending resurgence.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte