World Cup: Australia’s Group C rivals France leave out some stars, but still name a strong squad

World Cup: Australia’s Group C rivals France leave out some stars, but still name a strong squad

Updated May 18, 2018 13:31:41 Photo: Antoine Griezmann will be leading the line for France at the World Cup finals. (Reuters: Christian Hartmann) Australia’s most difficult opponent at the upcoming World Cup, France, has named a provisional 23-man squad with several big names missing, but plenty of quality to challenge …

Victory over Islamic State sways Iraqi voters as Abadi seeks to fend off Iran-backed rivals

Victory over Islamic State sways Iraqi voters as Abadi seeks to fend off Iran-backed rivals

Posted May 13, 2018 05:38:58 Photo: Voter turnout was almost half that of the previous elections with around 30 per cent reported in most areas. (AP: Hadi Mizban) Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group. Key points: …