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Leicester's Champions League dream over as Atletico power into semis

LEICESTER, England: Leicester City’s fairytale Champions League journey came to an end at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid, who reached the semi-finals for the third time in four seasons with a 2-1 aggregate win. A first-half goal by Saul Niguez proved enough to… Read More »

Italy's 5-Star builds strong lead over Renzi's PD in polls

ROME: Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, benefiting from a schism in the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and division in the centre-right, has built a commanding lead over its rivals, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday. The Ipsos poll in Corriere della Sera newspaper put the 5-Star, which wants a referendum on Italy’s membership of the euro,… Read More »

EU prolongs until September blacklist of Russians over Ukraine crisis

BRUSSELS: The European Union has prolonged for six months until Sept. 15 a blacklist of Russian and Crimean individuals and firms accused of undermining Ukraine’s integrity and independence, an EU statement said on Monday. “The assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the sanctions regime,” the statement said. The sanctions were introduced… Read More »

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party said on Monday it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges. The arrest last November of the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) drew international condemnation over what rights groups say… Read More »

Late Daly try gives England dramatic victory over Wales

CARDIFF: Elliot Daly’s try four minutes from time gave champions England a 21-16 victory over Wales in a pulsating Six Nations clash played at relentless speed amid an amazing atmosphere at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday. England’s 15-match winning streak and hopes of a repeat grand slam looked over as they trailed late into a… Read More »

DR Congo top Group C with 3-1 win over Togo

PORT GENTIL, Gabon: Junior Kabananga kept up his goal-scoring form at the African Nations Cup to help send the Democratic Republic of Congo into the quarter-finals as they beat Togo 3-1 on Tuesday and finished top of Group C. The tall striker, whose participation was confirmed only at the last minute, is now the leading… Read More »

Croatian Jews to boycott Holocaust remembrance event over 'relativisation' of crimes

ZAGREB: Croatian Jews said on Monday they would boycott the country’s main Holocaust remembrance event this week, accusing the authorities of playing down crimes perpetrated under the Nazi-backed Ustasa regime during World War Two. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held on Jan. 27 each year, the date in 1945 when the biggest Nazi concentration camp,… Read More »

Business euphoria over Trump gives way to caution, uncertainty

WASHINGTON: Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump’s election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. An initial euphoria in the business world fueled a powerful post-election stock rally. Some of that has frayed as… Read More »