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    Magnus Carlsen: Norwegian grandmaster adds sex appeal to chess
    Nov11

    Magnus Carlsen: Norwegian grandmaster adds sex appeal to chess

    The country's interest in chess has skyrocketed since the 25-year-old took the game's global throne in 2013. Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen is hoping to prove that “smart is the new sexy”, as he prepares to defend his title against Russia’s Sergei Karyakin.Interest in chess in the Nordic country has...

    Karyakin: Chess star is a symbol of geopolitical divides
    Nov11

    Karyakin: Chess star is a symbol of geopolitical divides

    The 26-year-old from Crimea adds a special dimension to Friday's match in New York. Russian chess grandmaster Sergei Karyakin dismisses the geopolitical overtones of his forthcoming East-West showdown against Norwegian reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen — insisting it’s just a matter of sporting pride.But the 26-year-old from...

    Karyakin: Russian challenges Norway’s Carlsen for world chess crown
    Nov10

    Karyakin: Russian challenges Norway’s Carlsen for world chess crown

    The match in New York will be the youngest ever by cumulative age for the biggest crown in chess. Russian chess master Sergei Karyakin squares off against reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway on Friday in an East-West clash that has sparked memories of classic Cold War encounters.The 600,000-euro ($668,000) match in New York will be...

    Trump: Isolationist President-elect stokes NATO defence fears
    Nov10

    Trump: Isolationist President-elect stokes NATO defence fears

    A key test will be Russia and whether Trump keeps campaign promises to improve ties strained to breaking point by the Ukraine crisis. Donald Trump’s “America first” approach has Europe worried he may cut US commitments to NATO just as it mounts its biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter a more...

    Billionaire Presidents: 7 moguls elected to power
    Nov09

    Billionaire Presidents: 7 moguls elected to power

    Hariri was described as one of the world's 100 richest people, with some putting his wealth at around $10 billion. Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and US president-elect whose worth Forbes estimates at $3.7 billion, joins an ultra-elite group of billionaire business tycoons who have come to power through the ballot...

    Ukraine: Country pushes UN to step up scrutiny of Crimea
    Nov09

    Ukraine: Country pushes UN to step up scrutiny of Crimea

    The measure condemns abuses and discrimination in Crimea, which was seized by Russia in February 2014 Ukraine on Tuesday launched a bid at the United Nations to condemn rights abuses in Crimea and press Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the territory.Backed by 38 countries including the United States, France and Britain, Ukraine presented a...

    US Election: Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential poll
    Nov09

    US Election: Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential poll

    Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton called Trump to congratulate him and concede defeat. Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.A wealthy real-estate developer...

    Test for PM as Bulgarians elect president
    Nov06

    Test for PM as Bulgarians elect president

    Experts have said if Tsetska Tsacheva fails to win Bulgaria presidential election, Borisov might call early elections. Bulgarians voted Sunday in a first round of presidential elections, a key test of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s popularity in the EU’s poorest country.If his candidate and protegee Tsetska Tsacheva fails to win the...

    Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine’s leader speaks to ‘fake’ Kyrgyz president
    Nov04

    Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine’s leader speaks to ‘fake’ Kyrgyz president

    Ukrainian foreign ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa said her office was now investigating the "planned provocation". Ukrainian president spoke to what he thought was his Kyrgyz counterpart by phone this week — only to discover that the person on the other end was someone else entirely.Details of the exchange between Petro...

    Europa League: Woe for Mourinho’s United, Saints beat Inter
    Nov04

    Europa League: Woe for Mourinho’s United, Saints beat Inter

    Manchester United endured another frustrating night as Jose Mourinho's side lost 2-1 to Fenerbahce in Istanbul. AFP Sports picks out the best of the action in the Europa League on Thursday as Manchester United went down to defeat in Turkey, Southampton beat Inter and Aritz Aduriz made history:Mourinho woes deepenManchester United endured...

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