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U.S. dollar weakens following EU stimulus deal

New York, US | XINHUA | The U.S. dollar dropped noticeably in late trading on Tuesday as the euro extended gains after European Union (EU) leaders reached a deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-battered economies. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell …

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GROUP F: France, Portugal and Germany

Euro 2020 Group F: France 🇫🇷 Portugal 🇵🇹 Germany 🇩🇪 Bucharest, Romania | AFP | France face a major hurdle if they are to add the European Championship to their World Cup crown after coming out in the same Euro 2020 group as Germany and reigning European champions Portugal in …

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Ronaldo is 99-goal man

Ronaldo scores 99th Portugal goal as holders seal Euro 2020 spot Paris, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th international goal as reigning champions Portugal secured their place at the Euro 2020 finals on Sunday with a 2-0 victory away to Luxembourg, while France ended their qualifying campaign …

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Bailly off as Man Utd squeeze into Europa final

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United survived a sizeable scare to reach their first Europa League final after a nervy 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo on Thursday completed a 2-1 aggregate victory. Marouane Fellaini’s 17th-minute header put United 2-0 up on aggregate, but Celta hit back late on …

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Real Madrid v Atletico in Champions League semis

Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Holders Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico in the Champions League semi-finals next month and French surprise-package Monaco take on Juventus, following the draw on Friday. The all-Madrid showdown is a rerun of the 2014 and 2016 finals in Europe’s top club competition, with Real …

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Pound, Asia markets collapse as Britain quits EU

  The pound collapsed to a 31-year low and there was pandemonium on currency, equity and oil markets Friday as Britain voted to leave the European Union, fuelling a wave of global uncertainty. Sterling crashed 10 percent to $1.3229 at one point, its weakest level since 1985, while the greenback …

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Gritty minnows Iceland hold Ronaldo’s Portugal

Hungary 2 Austia 0 Iceland 1 Portugal 1 Saint-Étienne, France | AFP | Minnows Iceland earned a 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal on their European championship debut as the superstar forward failed to score as he equalled his country’s apparence record. A superb finish by Nani gave Portugal the …

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