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    France expels Russian soccer fan chief again
    Jun22

    France expels Russian soccer fan chief again

    FILE PHOTO – Russian soccer fan leader Alexander Shprygin, who will again be deported from France after he returned despite a previous expulsion in connection with violence that marred the start of Euro 2016, is seen during his first expulsion in Marseille, France, June 18, 2016. Photo: Reuters/File PARIS: France deported Russian soccer fan...

    Putin’s Beijing trip likely to focus on Russia-China ties
    Jun22

    Putin’s Beijing trip likely to focus on Russia-China ties

    In a bid to show the West that the ties with China could offer a viable alternative, Russian President Vladimir Putin had visited Beijing earlier. (Source: AP File Photo) With President Vladimir Putin heading to China this weekend, officials in both countries extol a blossoming “strategic partnership” between the two former communist rivals. But...

    EU agrees extending Russia economic sanctions, formal decision pending: sources
    Jun22

    EU agrees extending Russia economic sanctions, formal decision pending: sources

    More EU politicians are now urging a softer stance toward Russia, a key trade partner and energy providerCracks emerge in the European consensus on RussiaPutin on Brexit: Russia wants to talk to a strong EuropePutin: EU is ‘key partner’ for RussiaEU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017 …read more Source:...

    EU Envoys Vote to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jun22

    EU Envoys Vote to Extend Russia Sanctions

    European Union ambassadors meeting in Brussels agreed to extend current economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because the conflict in Ukraine remains unresolved. Envoys from the bloc’s 28 member states approved the decision in principle Tuesday. It still needs a unanimous formal a… …read more Source: The...

    EU Envoys Vote to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jun22

    EU Envoys Vote to Extend Russia Sanctions

    European Union ambassadors meeting in Brussels agreed to extend current economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because the conflict in Ukraine remains unresolved. Envoys from the bloc’s 28 member states approved the decision in principle Tuesday. It still needs a unanimous formal a… …read more Source: The...

    Poland beat Ukraine to advance for first time
    Jun21

    Poland beat Ukraine to advance for first time

    Poland can prepare for a European Championship last-16 meeting with Switzerland after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s crisp, second-half goal beat already-eliminated Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday to send them into the knockout stage for the first time. …read more Source:...

    Football: Gomez guides Germany into Euro 2016 knockouts
    Jun21

    Football: Gomez guides Germany into Euro 2016 knockouts

    PARIS (AFP) – Mario Gomez struck as world champions Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Paris on Tuesday to qualify for the Euro 2016 knockout phase as winners of Group C.Drafted in to address the goal-scoring problems witnessed in Germanys 0-0 draw with Poland, the on-loan Besiktas striker netted from Thomas Muellers pass in the 30th...

    Football: Poland ease into last-16 over hapless Ukraine
    Jun21

    Football: Poland ease into last-16 over hapless Ukraine

    MARSEILLE (AFP) – A second half strike by substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski booked Polands ticket into the last-16 at Euro 2016 and sent Ukraine home without a point. The Group C win in Marseille propelled Poland further than they have ever gone in a European Championship and they will meet Switzerland in the last-16.For the first time in...

    Germany beat Northern Ireland to advance as group winners
    Jun21

    Germany beat Northern Ireland to advance as group winners

    Germany team pose for a photograph prior to their Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Germany and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes in Paris on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters PARIS: Germany showed more of their usual class when Mario Gomez’s first-half strike secured a 1-0 win over a stubborn Northern Ireland side and a place...

    Poland ease into Euro last-16 over hapless Ukraine
    Jun21

    Poland ease into Euro last-16 over hapless Ukraine

    MARSEILLE – A second half strike by substitute Jakub Blaszczykowski booked Poland’s ticket into the last-16 at Euro 2016 and sent hapless Ukraine home without a point. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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