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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...

Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Manchester United step up efforts to sign Fernandes, Eriksen edges closer to Tottenham exit, West Ham rule out Fellaini move

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Premier League done deals: Every […] talkSPORT
David Moyes: West Ham appoint former boss for second spell

David Moyes: West Ham appoint former boss for second spell

Sports
David Moyes has been appointed as West Ham manager and will return for a second spell at the club.The Scot, 55, has signed an 18-month deal and starts with the New Year's Day home game against Bournemouth.He replaces Manuel Pellegrini, who was sacked after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by a much-changed Leicester side. "I feel like I've got unfinished business," said Moyes, who led the Hammers to Premier League safety in a seven-month spell from November 2017.Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes, who took over from Slaven Bilic two years ago, left at the end of the season as the east London club decided to "go in a different direction" with former Manchester City manager Pellegrini.Bu...
Premier League fixtures and results on talkSPORT sees coverage for Brighton, Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham

Premier League fixtures and results on talkSPORT sees coverage for Brighton, Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham

Sports
Premier League games are coming thick and fast this week. No sooner have we had a festive feast, another round of fixtures are here – and that’s before the New Year spectacle! AFP or licensors Tottenham players celebrate Dele Alli’s winner against Brighton So onto Saturday where GameDay is upon us once again. Up first it’s: Brighton vs Bournemouth at 12:30pm on talkSPORT To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089. For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here Match facts Brighton are winless in their four Premier League matches with Bournemouth (D1 L3), losing this exact fixture 0-5 la
West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini ‘not worried’ about relegation after loss to Arsenal

West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini ‘not worried’ about relegation after loss to Arsenal

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West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is "not worried about relegation" from the Premier League even though his side are above the bottom three by only a point.Monday's 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal was a seventh loss in nine games.The Hammers travel to third-bottom Southampton on Saturday knowing defeat could leave them in the drop zone. "In our last five games at home we got one draw and conceded three goals in our last three. I am more worried about that," said the Chilean.Some people within the club believe Pellegrini, 66, could lose his job if the Hammers are beaten at St Mary's.However, the club have repeatedly stressed they like to honour contracts, and the deal Pellegrini signed in May 2018...