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France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

PARIS (Reuters) – France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C. Some artifacts amongst the 445 artifacts from the 2nd and 3rd millennium BC which were seized by French customs between 2006 and […]

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A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York’s Met -U.S. court

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rather than be returned to the businessman’s heirs, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: […]

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Acropolis Museum opens ancient Athens neighborhood site below its base

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times. A part of an ancient neighbourhood is seen at the newly opened archaeological site underneath the Acropolis […]

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Ex-UEFA head Platini freed after being questioned over Qatar World Cup

Former head of European football association UEFA Michel Platini leaves a judicial police station where he was detained for questioning over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, in Nanterre, France June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, was freed in the […]

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Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Sunday launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Located in […]

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UBS looks to Sumitomo Mitsui tie-up to crack Japanese wealth

ZURICH/TOKYO (Reuters) – UBS signed a joint venture deal with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust on Friday, aiming to crack a Japanese wealth management market where it has struggled to grow over the last 15 years. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at the company’s headquarters in Zurich February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The deal, […]

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Nadal expects Federer onslaught in semi-final

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal is braced for an all-out assault from Roger Federer when the two great rivals meet at Roland Garros for the first time in eight years in Friday’s French Open semi-final. FILE PHOTO – Rafael Nadal of Spain shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after winning their men’s final at […]

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Factbox: Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

(Reuters) – A look at the records of Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Spain’s Rafael Nadal before their semi-final meeting at the French Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding): Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2019. Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his quarterfinal match against Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka. REUTERS/Vincent […]

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Soccer: Australia’s World Cup preparations soured by injuries

(Reuters) – Australia’s preparations for the women’s World Cup have been hit by a tournament-ending foot injury to central defender Laura Alleway and a hamstring strain to teenage striker Mary Fowler. 2016 Rio Olympics – Soccer – Quarterfinal – Women’s Football Tournament Quarterfinal – Mineirao – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – 12/08/2016. Beatriz (BRA) (L) of […]

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