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British Finance Minister George Osborne
27/07/2015 - France - United Kingdom

UK finance minister Osborne in Paris to push EU reform

British finance minister George Osborne is in Paris to drum up support for a reformed European bloc amid reports London could hold its referendum on European Union membership next year.

Chris Froome (centre) crosses the finishing line with his Sky Team mates.
27/07/2015 - Tour de France 2015

Froome wins second Tour de France

Three weeks of trials and tribulations came to an end on the Champs Elysées in Paris on Sunday. The 2015 Tour de France is over and Chris Froome is the cyclist supreme.

Jules Bianchi's image and memory shrouded the Hungarian grand prix.
26/07/2015 - Formula 1

Vettel dedicates Hungary grand prix win to Bianchi

Memories of Jules Bianchi hovered over the Hungarian grand prix. The race took place five days after the Frenchman's funeral service in Nice.
Sepp Blatter told the draw ceremony in St Petersburg that Fifa was confident Russia would stage a successful tournament.
25/07/2015 - football

Putin and Blatter open road to 2018 World Cup final

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter, the head of world football's governing body Fifa, combined in St Petersburg on Saturday to launch the campaign that will culminate in the World Cup ...
Thibaut Pinot, who won Saturday's 20th stage, came third in the 2014 Tour de France but will finish the 2015 race well off the pace.
25/07/2015 - cycling

Froome gears up for Tour de France coronation

Local pride was to the fore as Frenchman Thibaut Pinot won the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France. The 20th stage provided one last opportunity for changes at the top of the pecking order.
Russian president Vladimir Putin will address a ceremony ahead of the draw for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.
25/07/2015 - football

Nations await football World Cup fate in St Petersburg

Eyebrows were raised when it emerged that France and Italy were not designated among the top nine European footballing nations.
Mo Farah celebrated his victory in London with his trademark pose the 'Mobot'
25/07/2015 - athletics

Mo betters blues to win in London

Back in 2012 Mo Farah became only the seventh man to win the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the same Olympic games.
Usain Bolt is attempting to add more world championship medals to his eight golds and two silvers.
25/07/2015 - athletics

Usain Bolt muscles his way to victory in London

Usain Bolt has been beset by injuries over the past two months which have forced him to pull out of important competitions in the prelude to the world athletics championships in Beijing in August.
Sinisa Mihajlovic's main task will be to improve on AC Milan's 10th-placed finish in 2015.
24/07/2015 - football

AC and Inter Milan search for new glory

Inter Milan and AC Milan both suffered lacklustre campaigns last season. But the fervour for the sides remains. Their last derby match in April was attended by nearly 80,000 spectators.
French police with a migrant who had climbed into a lorry entering the Channel Tunnel in Calais
24/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Two more migrants die in attempt to cross Channel from France

Two more migrants were killed Thursday and Friday trying to reach England from northern France, as the rail operator Eurotunnel blames travel delays on "intensive migrant activity”.

Thierry Mariani in Moscow, September 2014.
24/07/2015 - France - Ukraine - Russia

Delegation of French MPs visit Crimea despite sanctions

France and Ukraine are condemning a visit by 10 French MPs to Crimea this week in defiance of Western sanctions against Russia.
Usain Bolt will face stiff competition to retain his sprint titles at next month's world championships in Beijing.
24/07/2015 - athletics

Bolt relaunches world championship bid at scene of Olympic glory

Usain Bolt is the undisputed showman of athletics. He has the medals and the world records.
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