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The Xhaka brothers braced to lock horns – for Albania and Switzerland

Switzerland training - EURO 2016

Eight months to the day after Taulant Xhaka anchored Albania’s midfield as they sealed a place at Euro 2016 with a 3-0 win over Armenia – while his brother, the Swiss international Granit, sent supportive messages on social media – the pair face a scenario neither could have seriously expected when cheering one another on in the qualifiers.



Tony Blair

Tony Blair camp readies its defence to Chilcot report

Tony Blair is expected to defend his decision to join in the invasion of Iraq by asking his critics to think through the consequences for stability in the Middle East had Saddam Hussein been left in power, capable of developing weapons of mass destruction.