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In France: Fillon buoyed by debate, heads for finish line
Nov25

In France: Fillon buoyed by debate, heads for finish line

Fillon dismissed suggestions his conservative approach made it hard for voters to distinguish between him and Le Pen. Conservative French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon holds a final rally in Paris Friday as he seeks to clinch the nomination for the centre-right Republicans in a primary vote this weekend.Fillon, whose surge has taken...

Rooney: Mourinho sets striker Europa League goal
Nov25

Rooney: Mourinho sets striker Europa League goal

Rooney scored his 39th European goal as United crushed Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho challenged Wayne Rooney to lead the club to Europa League glory after the England captain broke United’s European scoring record against Feyenoord.Rooney, 31, scored his 39th European goal as United crushed Feyenoord 4-0...

Ukraine leader urges EU to uphold Russia sanctions
Nov24

Ukraine leader urges EU to uphold Russia sanctions

Ukraine’s president has urged the EU to stay the course on sanctions for Russia until the Minsk agreement is implemented. A summit involving Petro Poroshenko and EU leaders focused on reforms and visa liberalization. …read more Source:...

In Russia: FSB detains retired naval officer on charges of spying for Ukraine
Nov24

In Russia: FSB detains retired naval officer on charges of spying for Ukraine

Ukraine’s Crimea was incorporated into Russia in 2014 following a referendum. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday said it had detained a retired Russian navy officer suspected of spying for Ukraine in the Crimean city of Sevastopol.”Capt. II rank Leonid Parkhomenko was fulfilling tasks assigned to him by the Main...

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard
Nov24

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard

Factbox on former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, who announced his retirement, aged 36, on Thursday. Born: May 30, 1980 in Whiston, England. CLUB CAREER: * After coming through Liverpool’s youth academy, Gerrard made his first-team debut as an 18-year-old against Blackburn Rovers in November 1998. * He scored his first...

Gerrard retires from Football
Nov24

Gerrard retires from Football

Former Liverpool great Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from football on Thursday. He won numerous honours with Liverpool including the FA Cup in 2001 and 2006, the League Cup in 2001, 2003 and 2012, the Champions League 2005 as well as the UEFA Cup in 2001. The former England captain retires after spending time with LA Galaxy in the...

eNCA | EU-Ukraine Summit: Visa-free travel, Russia sanctions to top agenda
Nov24

eNCA | EU-Ukraine Summit: Visa-free travel, Russia sanctions to top agenda

High on the agenda is an EU proposal to lift visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens. Member states said last week they would approve the measure if a stronger “emergency break” r …read more Source:...

French presidential favourite favours Putin
Nov24

French presidential favourite favours Putin

Francois Fillon (left) with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2011 © AFP/File / Natalia KolesnikovaPARIS, Nov 24 – French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon has known Russian leader Vladimir Putin through good times and bad — and believes that dialogue, not threats, are key to handling the Kremlin strongman. Fillon, a conservative hoping to...

Champions League: Benfica frustrated after stirring Besiktas fightback
Nov24

Champions League: Benfica frustrated after stirring Besiktas fightback

Benfica are still just a point clear of Besiktas with one match to go as they joust for top spot in Group B. Benfica must wait on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Turkey’s Besiktas on Wednesday.The Portuguese cruised into a 3-0 lead inside barely half an hour but were...

Ukraine president to push EU leaders on Russia
Nov24

Ukraine president to push EU leaders on Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will press EU leaders on Thursday to hold firm against Russia amid fears that US President-elect Donald Trump may ditch the Western coalition against Moscow. Poroshenko’s summit with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union’s top officials, will focus on political reforms demanded by...

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