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Polish PM condemns ʼxenophobicʼ attack on ambassador to Israel Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki described Tuesdayʼs attack on their ambassador to Israel as racially motivated. "I am very worried to hear of a racist attack. Poland strongly condemns this xenophobic act of aggression. Violence against diplomats or any other citizens should never be tolerated," Mowawiecki wrote on Twitter. Polish ambassador Marek Magierowski (pictured above) was sitting in his car on Tuesday when a man approached and "spat at him," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The assault on Magierowski (pictured above), who was appointed to the role of ambassador in June 2018, comes amid rising tensions between the two countries concerning the Holocaust and Polandʼs World War II history.
Alabama moves to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases The Republican-dominated Senate in the US state of Alabama passed a bill on Tuesday outlawing nearly all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest. The measure is set to be the strictest abortion law in the United States if approved by Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who has withheld comment on whether she will sign it. If signed into law, the bill would go into effect in six months. The legislation is certain to face legal challenges. Republican lawmakers and antiabortion activists hope the legislation will lead to the Supreme Court overturning its landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
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Eiffel Tower shines lights and offers snacks for 130th anniversary A visitor magnet
Parisʼ iconic Eiffel Tower welcomed 1,350 children ahead of a concert and a light show into the early hours to celebrate 130 years as the French capitalʼs tallest building. The Eiffel Tower, which communicates via Twitter to visitors, announced on Wednesday "A busy period is expected." The tallest building in Paris took over two years to build and was opened as part of the 1889 World Fair to mark the centenary of the start of the French Revolution. The 300meter (984-foot) high, wroughtiron structure opened to the public for the first time on May 15, 1889. At the time it was the worldʼs tallest building. The celebrations for its 130th year began on Wednesday with visits by 1,350 children to the first and second floors of the tower, known as the "Iron Lady" (la Dame de Fer), to take part in postcard workshops. They then went downstairs for "snack time" in the gardens below. Later, 500 environmentally friendly projectors are to feature strobe lights and lasers for a 12-
minute show to be held each of the next three evenings from 2200 UTC until the early hours. The show is to represent the history of the tower, from its beginnings up to the present. A concert is being held at 2000 UTC with French singer songwriter Jeanne Added who sings mainly in English. She won Best Female Artist at the major French music awards "Victoires de la musique" in 2019 where her album "Radiate" won Best Rock Album. The tower attracts up to seven million visitors per year and anniversary wishes arrived online, including from the Mexican ambassador in France: As well as celebrations, the tower has been used to express solidarity after national and international events. Most recently, it went into darkness to pay tribute to the victims of the bombings in Sri Lanka in April.
UN arms expert imprisoned in Tunisia on ʼfabricatedʼ charges After Moncef Kartas, a wellrespected expert on illegal arms shipments into Libya, had cleared security at the international airport in Tunisia in late March, several plainclothes security officers were waiting for him in the arrivals hall, according to his defense team. Few people knew of Kartasʼ travel plans, which had changed last-minute. But the officers "were clearly expecting him," Kartasʼ lawyer, Sarah Zaafrani, who is also his cousin, told DW. Ever since, he has been imprisoned on charges of obtaining national defense secrets and passing them on to an unnamed "foreign state or its agents," according to the English translation of the official decision to open an investigation, which DW has obtained. Espionage is a charge that can carry the death penalty in Tunisia, although it has not been enforced for several years.
ʼChristchurch Callʼ launched in Paris as Facebook limits live streaming for extremists French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern were in Paris on Wednesday to launch their ʼChristchurch Callʼ initiative aimed at curbing extremism online. Ardern announced the plan as the first stage of change as the two leaders appeared at the Elysee Palace. The initiative calls for limits on violent, hateful content and urges social media platforms to re-examine their algorithms.
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German teachers fined for treating wasp sting with heated fork Two teachers at a school in the western German state of Hesse were fined for causing bodily harm with their questionable home remedy for a studentʼs wasp sting. The incident occurred during a school trip to a youth hostel in the neighboring state of RhinelandPalatinate in May 2017, when a 14-year-old student was stung by a wasp. In response, a 39-year-old male teacher heated the handle of a fork with a lighter and pressed it on the boyʼs hand where heʼd been stung. After a blister formed, another 40-year-old female teacher cut it open and treated the wound with cream. The studentʼs lawyer said that as a result of the sting, the boy had to wear a protective glove for a considerable period of time. The German daily Bild newspaper reported that the boyʼs hand became infected and that he wasnʼt able to attend an internship as a result. A district court in Cochem fined the male teacher €2,700 ($3,160) for causing bodily harm. The female teacher was also fined €2,500 ($2,900) for both assisting and causing bodily harm to the student.
Dutch shipbuilder in dock over North Koreanʼs Polish slave claims The first case in the Netherlands of worker exploitation involving a Dutch company for alleged crimes committed outside the country could be nearing an end in the coming weeks, lawyers said, and if successful may open the door to more such cases. Barbara van Straaten, the lawyer representing a North Korean worker, said Dutch law criminalizes the act of profiting from exploitation. The name of the Dutch shipping company sued by the worker couldnʼt be disclosed for safety reasons, she added. Under the countryʼs anti-trafficking law, offenders can be jailed for up to 18 years and face fines of €83,000 ($95,000). The plaintiff claims he was sent to Poland by the Pyongyang regime and forced to work12-hour days for low wages in awful conditions. The lawyer did not say when this happened. Van Straatenʼs Amsterdam-based law firm, Prakken dʼOliveira, said the North Korean worked for the Polish company Crist. Crist received financial assistance from the European Regional Development Fund, a loan of €37 million in 2009. 2
German economy fends off recession, grows 0.4% in first quarter of 2019 The first quarter has seen a rise in GDP
Despite a poor end to 2018, the first quarter has seen a rise in GDP. The growth comes thanks to strong consumer spending and a boom in the construction industry, according to figures from the Federal Statistics Office. The German economy received a welcome impetus on Wednesday with the announcement that the countryʼs gross domestic product grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2019. This followed a poor performance in the second half of 2018. In the third quarter of last year, the economy saw negative growth of 0.2% and stagnated in the yearʼs last sector. Expectations for growth in 2019 had been lowered to 0.5%, from 1%, but the first quarter
Syria blames Israel for ʼattack on Damascus airportʼ Israel launched missiles at a target near the Syrian capital of Damascus, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Sunday. "Our air defenses responded to an Israeli missile attack on Damascus international airport and shot down a number of hostile missiles," said a military source cited by Syriaʼs SANA news agency. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an independent war monitor that relies on a network of on-the-ground sources, said the missiles had targeted an arms depot near the airport,likely used by Iranian forces or the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. History of attacks An Israeli Defense
could suggest a slightly more optimistic year ahead forEuropeʼs largest economy. This latest development will allay fears, at least for now, that Germany will fall into a recession. German economic analyst JensOliver Niklasch of LBBW bank confirmed a more positive outlook may be necessary, telling the AFP news agency, "The start gives hope that 2019 might not turn out as bad as the latest forecasts." Forces (IDF) spokeswoman said Israel does not comment on reports by foreign media. However,it would not be the first time Israel has targeted assets on Syrian soil. Earlier this month, an Israeli official said the IDF has hit more than 200 Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria.
World Bank offers financial assistance to disaster-hit Indonesia The World Bank announced Sunday it would provide up to $1 billion (€860 million) in loans to the Indonesian government to help relief and reconstruction efforts in areas hit
Germany ready to ʼhelp Iraq back on its feetʼ German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Iraq on Saturday to discuss her countryʼs intention to develop its military assistance program in the country. Von der Leyen said that followingthe "Islamic State" militant groupʼs military defeat in Iraq, it is time to move forward with other endeavors, includingstabilization and reconstruction. "Now it is important to shape and protect the reconstruction of the country under a new mandate," said von der Leyen. "Germany is ready to continue helping Iraq get back on its feet. That is why I am here." ʼOther forms of engagementʼ In February, von der Leyen saidthe role of the Bundeswehr — Germanyʼs armed forces — needed to evolveto meet the "needs of Iraq." At the time, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Baghdad wanted a "commitment from Germany" for "other forms of engagement," including training and logistics. Since 2014, Germany has provided Iraq withmore than €1 billion ($1.16 billion) in humanitarian and development aid, making the Middle Eastern country one of the largest recipients of German foreign assistance.
by recent earthquakes and a tsunami. Kristalina Georgieva, the bankʼs CEO, unveiled the funds in Bali during its annual meeting. "Disasters will continue to hit, and with climate change there will be more," said Georgieva, who earlier visited Palu City, which was hit by a 7.5magnitude quake and a resulting tsunami last month. "The best memorial we can build for the victims of disaster is to build better, so next time when a disaster hits, fewer people are affected, fewer lives are lost, and there is less damage," she added. Indonesia sits on one of the most tectonically active parts of the world, and is prone to earthquakes as well as occasional tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. On Saturday, torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the island of Sumatra, killing 27 people, including a dozen school children.
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Germanyʼs Maas warns maximum pressureʼ wonʼt help with Iran Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has decried US escalation and called on Iran to abide by the existing nuclear agreement. He said a ʼsparkʼ could set off a ʼwildfireʼ that would have implications for Europe. Speaking at Germanyʼs parliament, the Bundestag, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned of the implications ofescalating tensions between the US and Iranon Wednesday. The special session was convened to address the fate of the Iran nuclear deal and the increasingly acrimonious standoff that has been developing between the two countries over the past week. Maas said the current showdown between the US andIranwas "extremely serious," pledging, "We must, and will, do all we can to prevent a military escalation." Speaking
Serb party billboards vandalized with hate messages in Croatia Ahead of the EU elections, placards put up by a Serb minority party in Croatia have been defaced with hate messages in several cities. Croatia, an EU member, struggles with nationalism and strong anti-Serb sentiment.Political ads for a Serb political party in Croatia have been repeatedly defaced with symbols of Croatiaʼs pro-Nazi Ustasha regime and antiSerb slogans amid the campaign for the EU Parliament. A photo posted by Serb representative Milorad Pupovac on Tuesday shows a billboard in Zagreb (pictured above) with a scribbled message "Slaughter Serb children, kill the Serb." Similar hate messages drew media attention in several other cities, including the popular tourist destination of Split earlier this month. In the seaside resort, Ustasha slogan "For home(land) ready" was added to the billboard of Pupovacʼs Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS).
of the imperiled future of theIran nuclear deal— officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — Maas said its collapse would have far-reaching consequences for Germany and Europe as well as the Middle East. Maas was critical of the United States — one of the original signatories of the deal alongside Iran, China, Russia, Germany, France, the UK and the EU — for unilaterally withdrawing from the deal one year ago at the insistence of President Donald Trump, calling the move "incomprehensible."
Italyʼs Salvini orders ports to block ship carrying 65 migrants
Italyʼs anti-migrant interior minister vowed Wednesdayto block a charity shipthat saved 65 migrants off the coast of Libya earlier in the day from docking in Italy. "I have just signed an INJUNCTION ORDER against them getting near Italian territorial waters. Our ports are, and remain,
closed to migrant rescue boat," Salvini wrote in a Tweet. The "Sea Watch 3" rescued the migrants off a rubber raft some 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of the Libyan port of Zuwara, a spokesman for the German charity said. The group included 11 women and seven children, it added.
Claude Monet painting sells for record $110.7M at auction A painting from Claude Monetʼs acclaimed "Haystacks" series has sold for a record $110.7 million (about €98 million) at a Sothebyʼs auction in New York. The auction house said the sale of the painting titled "Meules" was a world auction record for Monet, who was known for his landscape paintings. It is also the first work of Impressionist art to cross the $100-million threshold at auction. Seven bidders fought it out over eight minutes for "Meules" before reaching the final price.
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Germany attempts ʼfacesavingʼ resolution to Saudi drugs boycott The human rightsrow between Saudi Arabia and Canada made international headlinesin recent weeks, when the Riyadh government suddenly suspended new trade and investment to the Great White North. The punitive measures were in response to a simple tweet by Canadaʼs foreign minster, calling for the release of two jailed Saudi activists. Receiving less attention has been the diplomatic spat between Europeʼs No. 1 economy and the oil-rich kingdom — also sparked by a ministerʼs comments; this time Sigmar Gabriel, Germanyʼs then-foreign minister. During the political crisis in Lebanon last November that saw Prime Minister Saad alHariri resign and later rescind his decision, Riyadh was widely accused of forcing his departure, which Gabriel alluded to as "adventurism." ʼShamefulʼ remarks hurt tiesRiyadh immediately recalled its ambassador to Berlin, telling the German government the comments were "shameful." In May, it went further and froze all new business with Germany. Over the subsequent months, several German pharmaceutical and medical technology firms, including Siemens Healthineers, Bayer and Boerhringer Ingelheim, have been excluded from public healthcare tenders in the kingdom. A pharmaceutical industry source told DW, on condition of anonymity, that Saudi authorities had not given any written explanation about the exclusion, and that there was no clear path for Germany to resolve the issue. Efforts by German diplomats to mediate with Saudi authorities were delayed, initially, by the Holy Month of Ramadan, and the summer break, as Gulf countries stop work in July and August due to the extreme heat.
Merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on the line The $26.5 billion (€23 billion) merger,announced last April, would combine the United Statesʼ third and fourth largest wireless companies, creating a new firm the size of sector rivals Verizon andAT&T. It would also reduce the number of major carriers in the US from four to three. T-Mobileʼs German parent,Deutsche Telekom would take 42 percent of the new entity and Japanʼs SoftBank, owner of Sprint, 27 percent, with the rest held by the public. The combined company, to be called T-Mobile, would have 127 million customers. But the deal must get the green light from US federal regulators. 4
Worldwide inventory to help protect biodiversity For the first time in 14 years, experts have compiled a global ecoinventory of the Earth. They now want to fine-tune the core statements with government representatives. It is already clear that many species have been lost in the recent past. And thecausesare also clear: intense agriculture, pollution, overfishing, poaching, the destruction of natural habitats and climate change. It is unclear, however,how dire the global biodiversity situation really isand whether conservation measures have achieved anything. Most recently, in 2005, theMillennium Ecosystem Assessment showed how massively ecosystems were polluted over the previous 50 years and how necessary
No breakthrough in China-US trade talks Chinaʼs Ministry of Commerce said on Friday that it had held "constructive meetings" with US officialsafter talks resumed between the countries over their ongoing trade spat. Nonetheless, with no major breakthrough yet in sight, the resumption of talks did not prevent an additional $16 billion (€13.83 billion) of tariffs being levied by the US and China on each otherʼs goods, starting from Thursday. Read more: US-China trade spat: Clash of the titans, part 2 Talks took place on Wednesday and Thursday aimed at defusing the escalating conflict, which has now seen both countries slap $50 billion in tariffs on the otherʼs products, with more expected to follow. The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that the officials on both sides have vowed to "keep in contact" in the future. High-tech will suffer, says ChinaMeanwhile, a prominent Chinese state planner said on Friday that US tariffs onhigh-tech Chinese technology would have an impact on the tech sectors in both countries.
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Kalashnikov unveils new electric car Kalashnikov,a company moreknown for its AK-47 machine gunsthan its electric vehicles, unveiled its new electric car on Thursday. The powder-blue prototype, dubbed the CV-1, was unveiled by the Russian arms maker at a defense expo outside of Moscow. Kalashnikov Concern told Russian media that the technology within its "electric supercar" will rival that of Elon Muskʼs Tesla. "This technology will allow us to stand in line with the worldʼs electric car manufacturers, like Tesla, and compete with them," a spokesperson told Sputnik. According to the company, the vehicle can travel 350 kilometers (217 miles) on a single charge. The carʼs retro look was inspired by a Soviet hatchback model developed in the 1970s, the "Izh-Kombi," Kalashnikov said in a statement on its website. The CV-1ʼs light blue color, large grill, retro door handles and boxy frame have received mixed reviews from Russians. On social media, some described the car as "cyberpunk" while others referred to it as the "Izh-Zombie."
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a reversal is. Starting this Monday, government representatives and scientists will discuss a new report on biodiversity for a week. The report is based on the research results that 150 experts from 50 countries have compiled and analyzed over the past three years. The experts analyzed almost 15,000 sources for their report, and 250 other experts provided knowledge directly. For the first time, the findings and interests of indigenous peoples and other local knowledge were included.
Euro hits 20, but will it make 30?
The euro is at a crossroads as it turns 20, and some believe it might not make it to 30. As the single currency doesnʼt seem to benefit all, its role was a main topic at the European Economic Forum, reports Jo Harper. At the European Economic Forum, held this week in the southern Polish town of Katowice, the future of the eurozone and the Single European Currency, the euro, featured centrally. A view increasingly shared was that of Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics at the University of London, who stressed that the euro urgently needed further political integration among the currency unionʼs 19 member states. Monetary union requires political union and that is what the common budget means," she told an audience of European economists and policy advisers. French President Emmanuel Macron in 2018 proposed driving ahead with European integrationby establishing a single budget, the next step after the creation of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 1998 allowed the establishment of a single monetary policy framework. At the heart of Macron’s plan is strengthening the currency areaʼs bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism(ESM).
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Gourmet Festival featuring paprika, bread end and beer 16-19 May Starring the best Hungarian Chefs
WHAT IS GOURMET FESTIVAL? It is the celebration of the best Hungarian restaurants, wineries, chefs and confectioners, brewers and producers, and all us gastronomy lovers. The biggest gastronomy festival in the region is organized every spring and brings the countryʼs best to a huge outdoor tasting venue. Colorful nights, with famous foreign chefs and many unforgettable programs. Get a feel for what last year was like! DAY TICKETS €15 PASS €29 WHAT DOES MY TICKET PRICE INCLUDE?● Spiegelau wineglass● Electrolux Street food bite● Young wine-maker of the Year wine tasting● Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden or Belle-Vue Kriek beer tasting● Jameson Whiskey
tasting (for the first 500 guests of the day)● Rauch Juice Bar 0,33L fruit juice (for the first 1000 guests of the day)● Esterházy Green Veltliner or Esterházy kékfrankos tasting (for the first 500 guests of the day)● Shows and tastings on the Gastro stage● Programs for children
Nets ʼnʼ Lasers: some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris Space debris is a bit like space itself: We know itʼs up there, but beyond that thereʼs so much we know we donʼt know. The statistics are fun, though, if a little misleading. Itʼs a bit of a safari crunching the numbers, but here goes. Since 1957, the year the Soviet Union sent Sputnik into space, there have been 4,900 space launches. So far so good. In that time we have put 6,600 satellites in orbit and/or created "an on-orbit population of more than 18,000 tracked objects." Elsewhere, ESA cites "more than 17,000 orbital objects" being tracked and catalogued by the US Space Surveillance Network. And in a third document itʼs 22,000 objects. But you get the idea: Itʼs a lot. Of the 6,600 satellites, 3,600 remain in space, and less than a third (about 1,100) are operational.
Elegant Café Párisi breathes new life into Budapest’s splendid Lotz Hall
Arctic temperatures grip US Midwest Freezing temperatures have gripped the northern United States due to a split in the polar vortex, a mass of cold air that normally stays bottled up in the Arctic. The Wednesday morning temperature in Chicago was -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit) which felt like -46 degrees with the wind chill. It was expected to get down to -33 degrees on Thursday. The weather wreaked havoc on airports and train services. More than 1,800 flights were cancelled at Chicagoʼs two major airports, while rail operator Amtrak
cancelled train services from its hub in the city. At Chicagoʼs OʼHare airport, ground crews were told to avoid spending more than 15 minutes at a time exposed to the freezing air, which delayed the lucky flights that managed to take off. Commuters heading to work in Chicago had to layer up to fend off the cold. "I have two shirts on... I have a hoodie, I have my big winter coat, I have a face mask and a skullcap and I am still cold," sandwich shop manager Daniel Gonzalez said.
Café Párisi is on the top floor of the building, with theAndrássy Entertainment Centreand, from tomorrow, an Avatar exhibition below. The café is open every day and the Lotz Hall can be rented for special events such as birthday parties, company gatherings or a fairy-tale wedding. Café Párisi Address: District VI. Andrássy út 39 Open: Daily 9am-9pm
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Renovated Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest to Open on 31 October AFTER MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF RENOVATION, THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BUDAPEST WILL OPEN ON 31 OCT NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC Thanks to the largest-scale and most comprehensive reconstruction project in the museum’s history, the museum building has been renewed, and, returning to the collection’s first concept, the museum’s permanent exhibitions will also be rearranged. Besides the new permanent exhibitions, the revamped museum will welcome visitors with a chamber exhibition titled Leonardo & the Budapest Horse and Rider. The museum reconstruction, implemented within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project, included the restoration of the Romanesque Hall, which sustained severe damage in World War II and since then had been only partially renovated and used as a storage area, along with the modernisation of the building’s obsolete heating system, the installation of air conditioning in some of the exhibition halls, the renewal of a large part of the roof structure, as well as the addition of new exhibition spaces, visitor areas and modern storage facilities.
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Chris Coleman: Ex-Wales manager sacked by Hebei China Fortune
Former Wales manager Chris Coleman has been sacked by Hebei China Fortune, the club he took over 11 months ago. Hebei are one place off the bottom of the Chinese Super League with only one win in nine games this season. The club confirmed Colemanʼs departure in a social media post. It stated: "After friendly negotiation and agreement reached between the two parties, with immediate effect, Mr Chris Coleman will no longer serve as head coach."
Champions League: Lionel Messiʼs landmark moment crowns Barcelona victory
His brilliance is undeniable. Lionel Messi dazzled and delighted in equal measure as Barcelona secured a sizeable advantage in their Champions League semifinal tie with Liverpool. The Spanish giants will take a 3-0 lead into the reverse leg at Anfield in a weekʼs time, but Wednesdayʼs evenings encounter with be remembered for the 600th goal of an astonishing career with the Catalans. The first leg in Barcelona was a live wire encounter played at a frantic pace. Where moments of individual brilliance were blended in with a dynamic tactical approach to decide a European encounter played at the highest level between two sides of immense quality. 6
London Broncos have longterm ambition to win Super League title Promoted London Broncos must have the ambition to win Super League in the future, says head coach Danny Ward. The Broncos will be back in the top flight in 2019 afterbeating Toronto Wolfpack 4-2 in the Million Pound Gameon Sunday. "We need to make it work, have a five-year plan of where we want to be," Ward told BBC Radio London. "Next year is going to be tough but we want a long-term vision to make London the best club in the country." He added: "We donʼt just want to compete in Super League, but win it. We are not there just to survive." Ward, who took charge following the departure of Andrew Henderson at the end of last season, described their victory over the Wolfpack in Canada as "one of the proudest moments" of his career. "What a performance, what a day and what an achievement - I am still on a massive high," he said on their return to England. "To lead the club into the Million Pound Game and win promotion is one of my biggest ever achievements."
Striker to leave Atletico Madrid at end of season Antoine Griezmann:
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has announced he will be leaving at the end of this season after five years. The World Cup winner signed a five-year contract last June but Saturdayʼs La Liga match against Levante will be his last for the club. Barcelona will pay the buyout clause in Griezmannʼs contract of 120m euros, BBC Sport understands. "Itʼs been an incredible five years. Thank you for everything," he said. "I wanted to tell the fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision
to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges," the 28-year-old added,in a video posted on Twitter. "The truth is it has been difficult to take this route but it is what I feel I need and I would like to thank all of you for the love you have shown me during these five years." The Frenchman has scored 133 goals in 256 appearances for Atletico since joining from fellow Spanish outfit Real Sociedad in 2014.
Jürgen Klopp wins German Football Ambassador award 2019 Jürgen Klopp has been named the German Football Ambassador for 2019 following his fine work with Liverpool and representing German football abroad. But Kloppʼs season is not over, with a Champions League final to play. It is modesty that defines real champions. Despite enjoying one of his most successful seasons as a coach, Jürgen Klopp does not believe that he is the best German coach abroad. "Petra Landers and Michael White certainly deserved that, maybe more than I. But for some reason, the choice has been made and Iʼm pleased about it, "said Klopp in
a video message to jury and audience at the presentation of the German Football Ambassador Award, which was awarded on Wednesday evening for the seventh time in Berlin. Klopp, who missed out on this year‘s Premier league title with Liverpool by one point, can look back on a strong season. His team amassed a huge total of 97 points, but due to Manchester City‘s exceptional season, it wasnʼt enough. In any other season in the history of the Premier League, which started in 1992, Klopp would be celebrating. Just as spectacular has been Liverpool‘s performances in the Champions League.