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Ruthless France ends Iceland’s Euro 2016 dream run

Paris, France | AFP | Olivier Giroud scored two goals and set up another as the Euro 2016 hosts France thrashed Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash against world champions Germany. Giroud fired France ahead after just 12 minutes at a rain-drenched Stade de France with …

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Belgium in awe as Hazard turns on Euro 2016 style

Toulouse, FRANCE | AFP | Eden Hazard could eclipse his “difficult” season with Chelsea by taking Euro 2016 by storm, according to Axel Witsel. Hazard struggled to make his mark for Belgium as they finished runner-up place in Group E behind Italy. But in a man-of-the-match performance against Hungary in …

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Five top trends at Paris men’s fashion week

Paris, France | AFP | With Paris men’s fashion week coming to a climax over the weekend, we pick out five of the main trends so far on the spring-summer catwalks: Gorilla sleeves They may give their wearer something of the look of Lurch from “The Addams Family”, but nothing …

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Joy in Albania at historic win

“Goooooooooool” tweeted Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama Tirana, ALBANIA | AFP | Thousands of Albanians celebrated wildly in the streets of the capital Tirana on Sunday after the national football team secured its first ever victory in a major international finals.   Sheer delight for Albania. Their first-ever win at …

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Griezmann and Payet on song as France into Euros last 16

Marseille, France | AFP | Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet booked hosts France’s place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after overcoming stiff resistance from European Championship debutants Albania. Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann came off the bench in Marseille to head the opener in the 90th …

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Wreckage found is not of EgyptAir, search continues

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | FRIDAY Air-sea search intensifies for missing EgyptAir plane A massive search was under way for an EgyptAir plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board, with suspicions swiftly focusing on a terrorist motive. Egypt’s aviation minister said that while it was too …

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