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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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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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WTA ‘extremely disappointed’ by French Open semi scheduling

PARIS (Reuters) – Women’s Tennis Association boss Steve Simon has criticized French Open organizers for scheduling both of the women’s semi-finals away from center court. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 26, 2019 General view of Court Simonne-Mathieu during the first round match between Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Taylor Townsend […]

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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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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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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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Nike ‘very concerned’ about rape accusation against Brazilian soccer star Neymar

(Reuters) – Nike Inc is “very concerned” about a rape accusation against Brazilian soccer star Neymar, the world’s largest sportswear maker said on Thursday, raising questions about its sponsorship of one of the sport’s most famous players. Brazilian soccer player Neymar leaves the police station after testifying in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 6, 2019. […]

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Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times

(Reuters) – I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102. Pei, whose portfolio included a controversial renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame […]

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Factbox: Selected works of architect I.M. Pei

FILE PHOTO: Tourists stand in front of the Louvre Pyramid designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei in Paris, France, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York […]

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