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Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Sep 02, 2014

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #brazilian
Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Sep 02, 2014

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. The arrest on Friday has fueled an already unusually bold push by some government supporters to hold officials accountable for the rising death toll among President Bashar al-Assads loyalists. #Politics #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S. solidarity with the Balts ahead of a NATO summit in Wales, the three tiny republics are renewing calls for troops on the ground and military help #facebook #Politics #India #Japan #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #european #opinion
"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

Sep 02, 2014

"We told you so" - Baltic jitters grow over former ruler Russia

RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Nervously eyeing Russian naval manoeuvres and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flashpoint after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With President Barack Obama heading to Estonia on Wednesday on a visit designed to underline U.S #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #France #markets #United Kingdom #President #Mexico #european #russian #opinion
Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

Sep 02, 2014

Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. In the latest in a string of setbacks in the past week, Ukraine's military said it had pulled back from defending a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where troops had been battling a Russian tank battalion #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #russian #city

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Sep 01, 2014

France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs

France coach Clement picks Benneteau to face Czechs in Davis Cup, names Simon as replacemen...
FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Aug 31, 2014

Bridge: Cagey Play Is a Winner at World Youth Championships

At the 15th World Youth Teams Championships, in the Junior event, the 56-board quarterfinals featured easy wins for France, the Netherlands and Poland...
FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Aug 28, 2014

France calls up Lacazette to replace Giroud

France coach Deschamps picks Lacazette to replace injured Giroud against Spain and Serbi...