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European roundup: Lewandowski and Barça frustrated by Rayo Vallecano | european football club

Robert Lewandowski's Barcelona debut ended in a goalless home draw against Vallecano Ray at Camp Nou in their first La Liga game of the season.It was a disappointing night for Barca whose fans showed up at an almost sold-out stadium to see their new team headed by the Poland striker Lewandowski, the twice the Fifa Player of the Year, and the Brazil winger Raphinha.Barcelona dominated the match with almost 70% of possession and 18 goal attempts against two for Rayo. But the two best chances fell to the visitors, Álvaro García thwarted by a brilliant save by Marc Andre ter Stegen and Sergio Camello shooting wide. As the frustration mounted for Barça, their captain, Sergio Busquets, he lost his cool and was sent off for an elbow to the face of Radamel Falcao in stoppage time.In Italy, th...
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Berlusconi intends to “license” Mattarela to take his place and ignites the electoral campaign

Silvio Berlusconi prepares the assault on the Quirinal Palace, seat of the Presidency of the Republic, and prematurely 'licensees' the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, re-elected at the end of last January for a new seven-year term. This is the interpretation made by the Italian media after this controversial statement by the leader of Forza Italia: "If presidentialism were approved, it would be resignation is necessary of President Sergio Mattarella to go to the direct election of the new president," 'Il Cavaliere' told Radio Capital, an interview in which analysts see an attempt to intimidate the head of state. Berlusconi, who turns 86 on September 29, has created a political storm, which will surely last for much of the electoral campaign, by relaunching the "priority reform" of t...
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Military maneuvers with Russia, China and Iran promote a ‘Persian market’ for weapons in Venezuela

Nearly 200 strong soldiers began yesterday in Barquisimeto the meeting 'Army Games 2022' In Venezuela. The delegations from Russia, China, Iran, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Myanmar, among others, started the military exercises together with the Bolivarian National Armed Forces to exhibit their techniques and capabilities in the use of armored vehicles, AK-47 assault rifles, ammunition, long distance shooting with snipers and remote control drones. The military exercises will be held until August 27 and will take place in various locations in Lara state, such as the Terepaima Military Fort, where the review of the facilities where the training of 'sniper border', a new modality that opens in the country. The press of the Bolivarian force reported on Twitter that "the Russian Feder...
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Afghans who reinvented their lives among us after fleeing Taliban terror

Shadab Rahimi, Khatera Safi and Subot Kohi left Afghanistan to escape the islamic fundamentalism imposed by the Taliban. Refugees in Spain, they remember and recount the path that led them to leave everything behind to preserve their lives. Shadab Rahimi decided to leave Kabul when he saw a man hanged from a crane near his home. Now live as a refugee in Leganés, where he takes Spanish classes. He likes to “keep his beard clean shaven” and walk at night in a park near his house, while he thanks God for the fact that he is still alive, because he feels that “nobody is going to kill him” here. Before the arrival of the Taliban, he worked as a computer scientist in an American company and taught English to children in the community. He lived in a house near the airport with his paren...
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Trump’s secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago

Placeholder while article actions loadAs FBI agents pulled up to Donald Trump’s Florida club Monday morning to conduct a search for top-secret government documents — approved by a federal judge and requested by the attorney general of the United States — the former president was by chance already huddled with his lawyers in Trump Tower in New York, a thousand miles to the north.They were supposed to be preparing Trump to be deposed later in the week in an entirely different matter, a civil probe of Trump’s family business. But the session was interrupted by a phone call informing the former president of the extraordinary events unfolding at his Mar-a-Lago Club, said Ron Fischetti, his New York attorney.Trump and his close allies quickly became transfixed by the events unfolding in Palm ...
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He makes a guitar with Ikea furniture that he had at home

Some are satisfied with giving them a coat of paint or putting some stickers on them. Others turn them into works of art that also produce music. In TikTok, Instagram and company there are millions of hacks of IKEA. They are called like that home modifications to your furnitureto improve them, adapt them, or turn them into something else. We have seen many crazy things, but none like this ikea hack from the YouTube channel tchiks guitars, which With IKEA furniture that he had at home, he has built... an electric guitar!As you can see in the opening video of the news, it is a completely professional guitar that sounds wonderful. The construction process is very curious, and the biography of the builder, too. The creator of the guitar with IKEA furniture is an anonymou...
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‘Truth, courage, resilience’: Biden hails Salman Rushdie after attack | USnews

A day after Salman Rushdie's stabbing in western New York, Joe Biden on Saturday issued to statement hailing the author as standing "for essential, universal ideals."“Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to share ideas without fear, ”the president's statement added about Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after a former leader of Iran put out a call for the writer's death over one of his novels by him. “These are the building blocks of any free and open society. And today, we reaffirm our commitment to those deeply American values ​​in solidarity with Rushdie and all those who stand for freedom of expression.”Biden also said he and Jill Biden offered prayers to Rushdie, and he thanked those who came to the writer's aid after the stabbing, which left Biden “shocked and saddened”....
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The Great Flood of 1862 could repeat itself

New research suggests climate change increases the likelihood of a massive California "megaflood," akin to the Great Flood of 1862.That disaster, brought on by more than 40 days of constant rain, led to the death of 4,000.Flood waters in that disaster created an "inland sea" 300 miles long and 60 miles wide in some places.A new study is raising raises concerns about climate change fueled floods dropping massive amounts of water on drought-plagued California – an unlikely sounding scenario that has actually happened before.While intense droughts, wildfires and earthquakes are typically the main concern across the West, the study released Friday warned of another crisis looming in California: "megafloods." It notes climate change is increasing the risk of floods that could submerge cities...