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World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Thursday in a repeat of their 2008 Melbourne final, also won by the Serb.

Novak Djokovic powers past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Aussie Open

World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Thursday in a repeat of their 2008 Melbourne final, also won by the Serb.

Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world’s biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

France to accelerate preparations for no-deal Brexit

France is speeding up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit after the British parliament overwhelmingly rejected the agreement on the table, a French presidential source said Wednesday.

Mikel Obi hails former teammate Petr Cech after retirement call

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has praised his former Chelsea teammate Petr Cech who announced he will retire from football at the end of the season.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Emmanuel Macron kickstarts ‘great debate’ to win back French

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday will attempt to turn the corner on two months of often violent anti-government protests by launching a nationwide debate over the grievances fuelling the “yellow vest” movement.
Monaco’s French coach Thierry Henry gestures during the French League Cup quarter final football match between AS Monaco and Stade Rennais Football Club at the “Louis II” stadium in Monaco on January 9, 2019. (Photo by VALERY HACHE - AFP)

Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira set for reunion as Monaco host Nice

Thierry Henry renews acquaintances with former France and Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira on Wednesday when Monaco face Nice as part of a rearranged batch of midweek fixtures in Ligue 1.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC: Ivory Coast ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo has no case to answer

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague have ruled that Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo has no case to answer.
Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, on January 13, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP) /

Paul Pogba credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for putting smile back on his face

French midfielder Paul Pogba says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival as interim manager at Manchester United has not only sparked his return to form but also put a smile back on his face.

Crystal Palace not giving up on Victor Moses, keen on Mikel Obi

Despite several Premier League clubs and Turkish side aiming to sign Victor Moses, Crystal Palace is not giving up on having their former star returning to Selhurst Park.

Amazon France under fire for destroying unsold goods

US online retailer Amazon faced new French government pressure Monday after a TV report over the weekend showed it destroying thousands of new diapers, toys and other unsold or returned items in perfect condition.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Scepticism in France as President Macron launches ‘great national debate’

French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince the sceptical French of his latest move to quell “yellow vest” anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.

Vincent Enyeama plans return to the post after two years in limbo

Former Nigerian captain Vincent Enyeama is keen on a return to football almost two years after making his last competitive appearance for French club Lille.
Tsunekazu Takeda

Japanese Olympic chief indicted in France for corruption

The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee has been indicted in Paris for “active corruption” in connection with the award of the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, an accusation he strongly denies.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic favorite as ‘Big Four’ take final bow

The sun may be setting on a golden era of men’s tennis, but Novak Djokovic’s star still burns bright as he returns to Melbourne Park in search of a record seventh Australian Open title.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google can limit ‘right to be forgotten’ to EU countries

Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine.
Loic Badiashile

Monaco beat Rennes on penalties to reach French League Cup semi-finals

Thierry Henry's side, who are 19th in the league and five points from safety, went through to the semi-finals courtesy of a marathon 8-7 penalty shootout victory over Rennes.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari has failed lift morale of troops fighting Boko Haram

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed lift the morale of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Benjamin Pavard

Bayern Munich to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer.

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