BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)The biggest game of the college football regular season is now less than a week away, as No. 1 Alabama is set to face No. 4 LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday night.Both the Crimson Tide and the Tigers were off this week, giving Nick Saban and Ed Orgeron extra time to prepare for the major showdown.ESPN has made its early prediction for the game.Unsurprisingly, it likes the Crimson Tide.ESPN’s computer model believes that Alabama is practically a guaranteed win. The computer model gives the Crimson Tide a 78.6 percent chance to win the game against LSU.Alabama and LSU are set to meet at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.The game will be on CBS.
Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, is expected to travel to France this week in what appears to be an attempt by Moroccan and French officials to ease the tension between Rabat and Paris. During his visit to the French capital, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will meet his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.The visit of Morocco’s chief diplomat to France comes at a time the relations between the two countries are strained. Following the Charlie Hebdo attack and several other terrorist attacks, a number of French influential figures called for strengthening security cooperation with Morocco.Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the restoration of relations between Morocco and France in the wake of the march held on January 11, which brought together more than 3.7 million people across France to denounce terrorism.The former tenant of the Elysee said that France must work on strengthening ties with foreign intelligence services, including the reinforcement of relations with Morocco.