Should we crown Manchester City Premier League Champions already?
By Guardian Exclusive
08 February 2021 | 12:49 pm
On Monday Monologues, Solomon Fowowe just stops short of handing Pep Guardiola's Man City the Premier League title after their victory over Liverpool at Anfield. Solomon also talks the La Liga title and Luis Suarez's incredible season.
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After 16 years as the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is calling it a day. The 67-year-old decision to retire has many reflecting on the legacy of the country’s first female chancellor, who is leaving the office with high approval ratings. Over the years, she has earned swag of nicknames: the world’s most powerful woman, chancellor of the free world, the Queen of Europe, the Merkelator, and the liberal west’s “last defender”. In Germany, she is affectionately known as Mutti - short for mummy.
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