PUBLISHED: 17:10 07 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:10 07 August 2019 Norwich City's newest recruit, Ibrahim Amadou, has sealed an initial loan move from Sevilla Picture: Jasonpix JASON DAWSON ©Jason Dawson From being born in Cameroon, to playing in the League Cup final in France, being made Lille captain by Marcelo Bielsa and a big-money move to Spain - it's fair to say Ibrahim Amadou has been on quite the journey before pitching up in Norfolk. Ibrahim Amadou in action against Valencia for Sevilla in La Liga last season Picture: Pressinphoto/Sipa USALet's go right back to the start though, to life beginning in Douala in Cameroon, a coastal city on the west coast of Africa, just north of the equator.He moved to Colombe at four years old, in the south-east of France, and as a youngster began moving towards the professional game as an 11-year-old when he started playing for Racing Club de France, the lower level club where former Newcastle, Tottenham and France star David Ginola … [Read more...] about PROFILE: Ibrahim Amadou’s journey to Norwich City
Updated 1:29 pm CST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro points to someone in the crowd as he sits inside the Supreme Court for an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. At right is Tibisay Lucena, president of the National Electoral Council. Venezuelans are heading into uncharted political waters after the young leader of a newly united opposition claimed Wednesday to hold the presidency and Maduro dug in for a fight with the Trump administration. less Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro points to someone in the crowd as he sits inside the Supreme Court for an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, ... more Photo: Ariana Cubillos, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about The Latest: US wants Security Council meeting on Venezuela
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press Updated 12:18 pm CST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 FILE - In this file photo taken on Dec. 5, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro gesture prior to their talks at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside in Moscow, Russia. The crisis in Venezuela may have reached a new boiling point, but the geopolitical fault lines look familiar. Russia, China and Iran have thrown their support behind embattled Maduro, while the U.S., Canada and their allies in Western Europe are backing opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP, File) less FILE - In this file photo taken on Dec. 5, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro gesture prior to their talks at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside in ... more Photo: Maxim Shemetov, AP … [Read more...] about Venezuela crisis: Familiar geopolitical sides take shape
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In total, five of the 22 ministers come from the Green Party, which is one fewer than in the last government following a bad election in which it went from having 25 members of parliament to 16. Six of the ministers are new (as is one government department), while several others have changed roles and a few have stayed on in the same positions as before. Here are some of the names and faces you'll be hearing more about over the next four years. MEMBERS' GUIDE: What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals in Sweden? Isabella Lövin (Green Party), Minister for the Environment and Deputy Prime Minister Lövin is spokesperson for her party and served as Minister for International Development Cooperation in Löfven's previous government and as Deputy Prime Minister for the past two years, a role she continues in. Before going into politics, she was a successful … [Read more...] about Who’s who in Sweden’s new government?
Barcelona's hopes of winning a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey were dented on Wednesday (Jan 23) as they were beaten 2-0 by Sevilla in the first leg of the quarter-finals. Sevilla's Sergi Gomez (left) fight for the ball with FC Barcelona's Malcom during a Spanish Copa del Rey football match. (Source: AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti) Lionel Messi was rested and Luis Suarez left on the bench as Kevin-Prince Boateng made his debut for Barca in a match that Sevilla might even have been disappointed not to win by more. Even so, Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder each scored in the second half at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to leave their opponents facing an uphill task if they are to rescue next week's second leg. "We played a great game, it's a shame it doesn't settle the tie," said Sevilla coach Pablo Machin. "In Barcelona, anything can happen. They have turned around bigger defeats than this." Ben Yedder celebrated his goal by unveiling a t-shirt in support of Argentine striker … [Read more...] about Barcelona left with mountain to climb after cup defeat by Sevilla