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Entries from July 2011

TOUR DE FRANCE: Thor Hushovd retained his yellow jersey in the Massif Central

July 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - Portugal's Rui Costa (Movistar) won the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday at Super-Besse, where the Norwegian Thor Hushovd (Garmin) retained the yellow jersey.
Costa, a survivor of a long breakaway, beat a dozen seconds the Belgian Philippe Gilbert, leading the first platoon.
Australia's Cadel Evans took […]

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Norway: The government created a commission to draw lessons from attacks

July 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Norway will establish an independent commission to draw lessons from the attacks, said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday, amid criticism of how police handled the carnage on Friday.
The objective of this commission, called "Committee of 22 July," will include "mapping what worked and what worked less well," he said during a press […]

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FMI: DSK's shadow hangs over the inauguration of Christine Lagarde

July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

First day of school for Christine Lagarde takes on Tuesday, the reins of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Only established, the French, former Minister of Economy and the first woman president, is expected at the turn. On issues as thorny as that of the bankruptcy Greek, of course - the IMF should soon bring […]

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FOOTBALL: Banned by FIFA, the Qatari Bin Hammam has claimed his innocence

July 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former president of the Confederation of Asian banned for life from all football-related activity Saturday by the International Federation (Fifa) in one corruption case, told AFP he would "call" to FIFA.
Bin Hammam, who has always said innocent, expected to be heavily penalized, denouncing recent days on […]

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EURO AREA: Sarkozy and Merkel meet ahead of EU summit

July 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

REUTERS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Wednesday afternoon in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel to prepare for the crucial summit of the leaders of the euro area scheduled for Thursday, announced Tuesday the Elysée in a statement.
"The head of the State and the Chancellor agreed to meet tomorrow afternoon in Berlin […]

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FRANCE: First night of freedom for Dominique Strauss-Kahn

July 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - In his first free evening, Dominique Strauss-Kahn went to dinner Friday night with his wife Anne Sinclair and two friends in an Italian restaurant in New York where he ate pasta with black truffles before going out, smiling, as the flashes photographers.
Since his arrest on May 14, DSK has spent […]

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FRANCE: Parliament must decide on the continuation of operations in Libya

July 13th, 2011 · Comments Off

Parliament must approve Tuesday afternoon further French participation in military operation under NATO command in Libya, whose outcome remains very uncertain, four months after the start of air strikes.
The debate leading to a vote will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the National Assembly.It is listed from 6:00 p.m. to the agenda of […]

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Icelandic and invented the Web participatory Constitution …

July 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

A committee of citizens of Iceland on Friday handed to the President of the Parliament a draft constitution that aims to replace the current. The first in a country where political quarrels have always prevented a general review of the Basic Law largely inspired by that of Denmark, the former supervising country.Since the independence […]

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TOUR DE FRANCE: Top of the Plateau de Beille, Vanendert and leaders needed to neutralize

July 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - The Belgian Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma) won the 14th solo stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in the hills of the Plateau de Beille, where the French Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) retained the yellow jersey.
Voeckler has a par with almost all of his opponents in the final climb (15.8 […]

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