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Apr 30, 2020

On March the 11th, a historic Bundesliga game was played: Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Köln 2-1 behind closed doors in a bid to avoid infection from the coronavirus.

But as the virus continued its relentless march across the globe, these Geisterspiele - or ghost games - were themselves judged to be too risky.

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Apr 27, 2020

On March 20th, Boris Johnson announced all pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK would be closed. More than a month later, the pubs remain closed. However, despite their forced closure many pub tenants are being forced to pay their full rent.

Today we look at how coronavirus is affecting British pubs and see how that...


Apr 23, 2020

One day in October 2018, a journalist - Jamal Khashoggi - went into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Instanbul. He would never come out.

Although Saudi Arabia rigorously denied it, it soon became evident that Khashoggi had been killed in an assassination most likely sanctioned by the crown prince - Mohammed bin Salman.


Apr 20, 2020

Barcelona's board is in chaos. Six Barcelona board members have resigned and there has been an allegation of corruption. Josep Maria Bartomeu's presidency is coming under increased pressure by fans, players and board members. 

Today we ask: what is 'Barcagate' and why is there chaos on the Barca board?

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Apr 16, 2020

Early in the morning on May 27th, 2015, plainclothes policemen started visiting hotels in Zurich, Switzerland and systematically rounding people up.

For years previously, an investigation carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service had been tracking financial irregularities at...