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World Cup roundup: France stumble again but Martial earns point in Ukraine

France’s winless streak stretched to five games as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw away to Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier in Group D. The world champions

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French wine suffers worst hit in decades amid damage from frost and disease

French wine makers are expected to produce nearly a third less wine this year than usual, after their vineyards were struck by frosts, poor weather and disease during the spring

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OPEC+ keen to keep oil prices at $65-$75 a barrel, Lukoil chief says

The head of Russia’s No. 2 oil producer Lukoil (LKOH.MM) said that oil prices of $65-$75 were “comfortable” for consumers and that the OPEC+ group of leading oil-producing nations was

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Razer’s Basilisk V3 has more LEDs and a brilliant scroll wheel

Razer’s new Basilisk V3 wired gaming mouse has arrived with more features than its predecessor, as well as a slightly lower price. It’s out now at Razer’s online store, Amazon,

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Landlord’s pet clause in contract with ‘additional rent’ leaves tenants baffled

A landlord who inserted a clause into a rental agreement quoting different rents depending on the type of pet the tenant wants to bring into the property has divided opinion

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Southgate tells players to stay humble as England prepare for Andorra

Gareth Southgate has stressed the importance of humility in victory to his England squad and of not angering rival players or crowds as he urged them to seize every moment

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction

Wild relatives of some of the world’s most important crops, including potatoes, avocados and vanilla, are threatened with extinction, according to a study. Vanilla, an orchid native to South and

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China’s economy gets welcome boost from surprisingly strong Aug exports

China’s exports unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in August thanks to solid global demand, helping take some of the pressure off the world’s second-biggest economy as it navigates its

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Apple refuses to make NDA concessions for workplace harassment and discrimination

Apple, like many tech companies, has an intimidating employment agreement that it makes employees sign to protect its trade secrets. Though the agreement is in place to prevent workers from

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Woman ‘looks like Simon Cowell’ after being ‘catfished’ by PrettyLittleThing shorts

A woman took to TikTok to complain about a pair of cycling shorts she ordered from PrettyLittleThing which she said looked nothing like they did on the model on the

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