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    France misfire as lucky Switzerland reach knockout stage
    Jun20

    France misfire as lucky Switzerland reach knockout stage

    Switzerland rode their luck to earn a 0-0 draw against a misfiring France to reach the knockout stage at a European Championship for the first time on Sunday as they finished second in Group A behind the hosts. Les Bleus hit the woodwork three times, including two efforts by the impressive Paul Pogba and a spectacular strike from substitute...

    EU Releases Details on Extended Sanctions Against Russia
    Jun20

    EU Releases Details on Extended Sanctions Against Russia

    The European Union on Saturday published details of its decision extending sanctions against Russia for its 2014 takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying it continues to oppose the “illegal annexation … and does not recognize it.”The extended penalties include asset freezes and visa bans ag… …read more...

    Terror fears to mute French summer solstice music bash
    Jun19

    Terror fears to mute French summer solstice music bash

    PARIS: France’s annual summer solstice music extravaganza — a party it has exported across the globe — will be slightly muted this year amid terror fears and the Euro 2016 football tournament. The Fete de la Musique (Make Music Day) sees citizens throng the streets to enjoy thousands of pop-up concerts — whether a marching band in a garden,...

    Germany aiming to click into gear against Northern Ireland
    Jun19

    Germany aiming to click into gear against Northern Ireland

    Germany players pose for a team group photo before the match of Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Poland at Saint-Denis near Paris, in France, on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters EVIAN-LES-BAINS: To silence the critics, Germany needs to get its attack going. The team’s misfiring forwards have yet to score at the...

    Lewandowski hoping to finally find the net against Ukraine
    Jun19

    Lewandowski hoping to finally find the net against Ukraine

    FILE – In this Wednesday, June 1, 2016 filer, Poland’s Robert Lewandowski plays the ball during a friendly soccer match between Poland and Netherlands in Gdansk, Poland. Photo: AP MARSEILLE: Robert Lewandowski is in some impressive company at the European Championship, for all the wrong reasons. The Poland striker has yet to score at Euro...

    Germany’s Goetze unfazed by criticism for lack of goals
    Jun19

    Germany’s Goetze unfazed by criticism for lack of goals

    Germany’s Mario Goetze an Hungary’s Adam Lang in action during an International friendly at Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters PARIS: Germany’s Mario Goetze brushed off criticism of his lacklustre performances at Euro 2016 on Sunday and said players were used to being praised one day and knocked off...

    Germany’s Steinmeier favours gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions
    Jun19

    Germany’s Steinmeier favours gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions

    The European Union should gradually phase out sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis if there is substantial progress in the peace process, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted on Sunday as saying. …read more Source: Channel...

    Germany's Steinmeier favours gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions
    Jun19

    Germany's Steinmeier favours gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union should gradually phase out sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis if there is substantial progress in the peace process, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted on Sunday as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Canada not so eager to follow NATO’s lead into Eastern Europe
    Jun19

    Canada not so eager to follow NATO’s lead into Eastern Europe

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press confenrence following a meeting of NATO defence ministers with their Ukrainian counterpart at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 15, 2016.Stoltenberg demanded that Russia withdraw its forces and military hardware from Ukraine, and halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists...

    Japan, Russia to resume talks on disputed isles off Hokkaido next week
    Jun19

    Japan, Russia to resume talks on disputed isles off Hokkaido next week

    TOKYO: Tokyo and the Kremlin will on Wednesday resume negotiations on the decades-old territorial row over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has announced. Chikahito Harada, Japan’s special representative for Japan-Russia relations, and his counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, will meet in...

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