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HEADLINES The German and Greek press have been "at war" for nearly a week. Following Greece's qualifying win against Russia on Saturday, Athens-based Sports Day"s front page was a message to Germany. "Angela, get ready! Did you see how your debtors qualified?"...."Give us Merkel," headlined Greek soccer outlet Goal News. And the very confident Adesmeftos Typos added: "Greek football is better than Greek politics. It will kick Germany out of the Euro."

German tabloid Bild wrote, "Be happy Greeks, the defeat on Friday is a gift. Against Jogi Loew, no rescue fund will help you." The Berliner Kurier, had a mockup picture of the Greek team wearing Germany jerseys with this caption: "Grateful Greeks show their new sponsors for the quarter-finals."

LOADED NAMES On Tuesday, Greece's striker said: "We can't mix soccer and politics." His name: Giorgos Samaras, as in Antonis Samaras, Greece's new Prime Minister, but they are not related.

COACHES PLAY POLITICS Players and coaches have rejected any influence of politics on the game, but no one did it quite like Joachim Loew. Watch his comment here.

CHANCE-LLOR Angela Merkel, who is considered a lucky charm for the Mannschaft, will be in attendance in Gdansk, Poland. And yes...she will definitely see a country leave the Euro.

LINKS Germans and Greeks may dislike each other these days but their teams have strong ties. Greece's previous coach was German star Otto Reaghel. Eight Greek players have played in Germany, Jose Holebas was born there and Kostas Mitroglou was raised there.

DON'T FORGET WHO WON LAST In 2004, Greece won the Euro, something powerhouse Germany hasn't done since 1996.

HISTORY And because Germany-Greece is a good reason to watch this from Monty Python...!

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In Uganda, Having A "Rolex" Is About Not Going Hungry

Experts fear the higher food prices resulting from the conflict in Ukraine could jeopardize the health of many Ugandans. Take a look at this ritzy-named simple dish.

Zziwa Fred, a street vendor who runs two fast-food businesses in central Uganda, rolls a freshly prepared chapati known as a Rolex.

Nakisanze Segawa

WAKISO — Godfrey Kizito takes a break from his busy shoe repair shop every day so he can enjoy his favorite snack, a vegetable and egg omelet rolled in a freshly prepared chapati known as a Rolex. But for the past few weeks, this daily ritual has given him neither the satisfaction nor the sustenance he is used to consuming. Kizito says this much-needed staple has shrunk in size.

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Most streets and markets in Uganda have at least one vendor firing up a hot plate ready to cook the Rolex, short for rolled eggs — which usually comes with tomatoes, cabbage and onion and is priced anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 Ugandan shillings (28 to 57 cents). Street vendor Farouk Kiyaga says many of his customers share Kizito’s disappointment over the dwindling size of Uganda’s most popular street food, but Kiyaga is struggling with the rising cost of wheat and cooking oil.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has halted exports out of the two countries, which account for about 26% of wheat exports globally and about 80% of the world’s exports of sunflower oil, pushing prices to an all-time high, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, a United Nations agency. Not only oil and wheat are affected. Prices of the most consumed foods worldwide, such as meat, grains and dairy products, hit their highest levels ever in March, making a nutritious meal even harder to buy for those who already struggle to feed themselves and their families. The U.N. organization warns the conflict could lead to as many as 13.1 million more people going hungry between 2022 and 2026.

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