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France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

World
Jan. 14 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron agreed during a summit with leaders of West and Central African nations to send hundreds of more troops to reinforce the region's fight against Islamic terrorism. During a summit meeting Monday in the southwestern French city of Pau, Macron and the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger reaffirmed their commitment to fighting extremism in the Sahel, a semi-arid belt stretching 2,400 miles across the breadth of the continent, they said in a joint statement. Macron also said he agreed to send 220 additional combat troops to reinforce Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas mission to counter terrorism in the region, which has seen an uptick in violence in recent years. On Thursday, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of the U...
Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz II preview: Fight predictions and all you need to know

Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz II preview: Fight predictions and all you need to know

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Andy Ruiz v Anthony JoshuaVenue: Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia Date: Saturday, 7 DecemberCoverage: Live BBC Radio 5 Live commentary with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app'One Night: Joshua vs Ruiz' - watch documentary which relives one of boxing's greatest upsets on iPlayer here"He's humbled now. It will either make him a better individual, a better fighter, a better person, or it might just destroy him."Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is in no doubt about how big Saturday night is for Anthony Joshua.Six months...
UFC news: Jon Jones’ next fight, Dustin Poirier wants Conor McGregor rematch, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson to meet in April

UFC news: Jon Jones’ next fight, Dustin Poirier wants Conor McGregor rematch, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson to meet in April

Sports
talkSPORT.com brings you the latest news from the world of mixed martial arts… Bones is back Jon Jones will defend his light-heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes on February 8 2020 in Houston, Texas. The UFC officially announced the two unbeaten fighters will headline at the Toyota Center and tickets for the event will go on sale December 13. Jones (25-1) has fought twice in 2019 and has successfully defended his title against Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith, having beaten Alexander Gustafsson to win the vacant belt at UFC 232 at the end of last year, while Reyes is coming off the back of a first round knockout win over former middleweight holder Chris Weidman in October. Fight me Dustin Poirier has called for a rematch with Conor McGregor and said the fight would make perfect sense.
Callum Smith fight: Who could champion face in Anfield super fight? Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders in contention

Callum Smith fight: Who could champion face in Anfield super fight? Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders in contention

Sports
Callum Smith has made no secret of the fact he is targeting a big fight at Anfield next year.The Scouser previously boxed on Tony Bellew’s show at Everton’s Goodison Park in 2016 and now dreams of creating his own special night at the home of Liverpool – something promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed is in the works. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Callum Smith is the WBA and Ring Magazine super-middleweight champion Getty Images - Getty Anfield beckons for Callum Smith In 2018, Smith dethroned George Groves to win the WBSS super-middleweight tournament and become WBA world champion, however he has not landed a marquee fight since. The 29-year-old defends against mandatory challenger John Ryder on Saturday night. Providing he comes