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Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has backed misfiring forward Memphis Depay to silence his Euro 2024 critics in Tuesday's clash with Austria.

Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te said Monday that China "has no right to punish" Taiwanese people for their views or advocacy, after Beijing warned "diehard" supporters of the island's independence could face the death penalty.

England manager Gareth Southgate said his objective of winning the Euros has not changed, but acknowledged the Three Lions need to be much-improved when they meet Slovenia on Tuesday.

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday warned that the policies of his far-right and hard-left opponents could lead to "civil war", as France prepared for its most divisive election in decades.

Israel's defence minister on Monday urged close cooperation with the United States after strains in the relationship and vowed during a visit to Washington to work to bring back captives from Gaza.

The United States on Monday put Brunei on a human trafficking blacklist while warning technology was aggravating the global scourge.

The EU on Monday agreed to start paying out a first chunk of funds worth 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion) earned from Russian frozen assets to help arm Ukraine, bypassing blockages from Hungary.

Canadian authorities on Monday announced plans for additional tariffs on Chinese-made electric cars and batteries, aligning with US and EU moves to stem a surge of cheaper imports from China.

Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa said Monday he would wear his gloves if his team end up in a Euro 2024 penalty shoot-out, 20 years to the day after Ricardo famously removed his to knock England out on penalties.

European stock markets rebounded on Monday despite jitters over the first round of French elections taking place this weekend.

The United Nations on Monday published principles for fighting online disinformation, including an overhaul of the advertising model of social media networks.

South Africa's weakened African National Congress (ANC) denounced on Monday "outrageous demands" for cabinet positions by its coalition partners in documents leaked to the press amid negotiations to form a government.

French far-right leader Jordan Bardella vowed Monday to be "vigilant" in the face of any Russian threats and said his party would not send troops into Ukraine if it wins snap elections.

France is in the midst of two of its favourite pastimes: political turmoil and fashion week -- two worlds that increasingly collide.

Iranians broadly deplore Western sanctions that have battered the economy, but the country's six presidential candidates offer differing solutions, assuming the winner gets a say on foreign policy.

Hungary winger Roland Sallai dedicated Sunday's 1-0 win over Scotland at Euro 2024 to Barnabas Varga who was stretchered off and taken to hospital after a sickening collision which will rule him out of the rest of the tournament.

The Kremlin on Monday warned the United States of "consequences" and summoned its ambassador, a day after Moscow said a Ukrainian strike using a US missile on Crimea killed four people.

French far-right leader Jordan Bardella said Monday his National Rally party was ready to take power, six days before the start of voting in France's most divisive election in decades.

France appear almost certain to reach the last 16 at Euro 2024 but they are hoping to have Kylian Mbappe back, and rediscover their goal-scoring touch, when they face Poland in their final group game on Tuesday.

Harry Kane has thrown his support behind Gareth Southgate amid criticism coming the way of the England manager after a sluggish start to Euro 2024.

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