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Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the decisive penalty against Argentina in the Copa America final on Saturday.
05/07/2015 - Football

Chile stun Argentina to win Copa America

Star-studded Argentina failed again at the last hurdle of a major international competition when they lost to Chile in the final of the Copa America in Santiago on Saturday.
Lionel Messi will captain Argentina in their Copa America final against Chile.
03/07/2015 - Football

Argentina, Chile seek Copa America glory

Argentina and hosts Chile will contest the final of the Copa America. Both sides are desperate for the honour.
Julian Assange with Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Patiño in the London embassy last year
03/07/2015 - FRANCE - United States - Sweden

France rejects Assange asylum appeal

France has turned down an appeal for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange just minutes after it was published in the French media.
Thibaud Simphal, director general of Uber France, in Paris 19 May 2015.
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Uber France, top executives to go to trial in September

French prosecutors have ordered Uber France and two of its top executives to go on trial in September on charges the company enabled "illegal" taxi services.

29/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Paris deploys 200 extra police to target UberPop

Paris will deploy 200 special police to crack down on illegal taxi activities after cab drivers held violent protests last week against unfair competition from the ride-booking app UberPop.
Brazil coach Dunga lamented his side's lack of energy during their Copa America quarter-final against Paraguay.
28/06/2015 - football

'Sick' Brazil slump out of Copa America

The phrase 'sick as a parrot' features prominently in the lexicon of English footballers. The simile is assiduously wheeled out after setbacks.
Sepp Blatter has been head of Fifa since 1998.
28/06/2015 - football

Blatter urged to stand by resignation pledge

Sepp Blatter, the president of world football's governing body Fifa, has been urged to stand by his decision to quit as head of the organisation. Blatter, 79, announced on 2 June that he would step down at an extraordinary Fifa congress between December and March 2016.

Coach Mark Sampson has guided England to their first semi-final at the Women's World Cup.
28/06/2015 - football

England end Canada's World Cup dream

England advanced to the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time after beating hosts Canada 2-1.
Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
Carlos Tevez will go back home to Argentina to continue his career after nine years with European clubs.
27/06/2015 - Football

Carlos Tevez returns home to Boca Juniors

Carlos Tevez celebrated the end of his European travels on Friday night with a penalty shoot-out goal that sent Argentina into the semi-finals of the Copa America.
Canada's Josee Belanger (9) holds off the attentions of China defender Liu Shanshan during their Group A clash at the women's World Cup.
26/06/2015 - football

Canada's new generation of footballers set to emulate 2003 vintage

It couldn't have been better timed. Hosts Canada are achieving at the Women's World Cup tournament.
Vehicles were damaged in clashes near Orly airport, 25 June 2015.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

French president calls for crackdown on Uber service

French President Francois Hollande has condemned violent protests against online driver-booking service Uber but says its ride-sharing app UberPop should be banned.

Striking taxi drivers block the Pari ringroad during the 25 June strike
25/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

French taxi drivers' protest turns violent, upsetting Courtney Love

French taxi unions refused to go to a meeting at the office of Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday as their strike against the Uber company saw roads blockaded and cars attacked.
US ambassador to France Jane Hartley leaves a meeting with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius following the WikiLeaks revelations of US spying
25/06/2015 - FRANCE - United States

French ministers flock to US despite 'unacceptable' NSA phone-tap revelations

French ministers seemed keen to resume business as usual with the US on Thursday, even though Paris the day before declared American wiretaps on President François Hollande and others ...
Wikileaks reveal at least three French presidents' phones were tapped
24/06/2015 - FRANCE

US spying on French presidents shows mistrust of 'allies', experts

Wikileaks' revelations that the US's NSA agency tapped the phones of three French presidents and other officials have sparked angry reactions in Paris.