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  • ECB's Coeure: rates to stay low, Europe needs more investment

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will keep interest rates very low for a long period of time to ensure monetary stability but euro zone governments must do their part to boost growth and cut debt, ECB policymaker Benoit...
  • France not worried about U.S. probe of other banks: minister

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE (Reuters) - France's finance minister said on Sunday he was not worried about French banks being investigated by U.S. authorities after a record fine was imposed on BNP Paribas for violating U.S. sanctions against several countries. On...
  • As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge

    As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge
    Three weeks ago, Juergen Klinsmann predicted his U.S. team wouldn't win the World Cup. And he was right. So who is he picking in the final? "Brazil is the No. 1 name to mention," Klinsmann said Wednesday, "because of their talent [and] their home...
  • U.S. is a few years away from challenging for World Cup title

    As we all know, the United States' World Cup hopes ended Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium. Belgium clearly dominated the game and if not for the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard this game would have ended in regulation time. Howard had a record-...
  • Germany downs France to reach World Cup semifinals

    Germany downs France to reach World Cup semifinals
    BRASILIA, Brazil – What’s the cure for the common cold? Germany will go with a victory in the World Cup quarterfinals. Because despite having seven players  laid low by flu-like symptoms, it rolled over France, 1-0, Friday in Rio de Janeiro....
  • Tour de France start gets royal treatment in Yorkshire

    HARROGATE England (Reuters) - The 101st Tour de France rolled out of Leeds for the start of the first stage on Saturday with hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route across the Yorkshire Dales to Harrogate. With Tour fever gripping Yorkshire and...
  • ECB’s Noyer says seems deflation risk has been avoided

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE France (Reuters) - European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Christian Noyer said on Saturday it seemed that the risk of deflation had been avoided in euro currency zone, even if inflation remained too low. The euro zone inflation rate...
  • Kittel first to get his hands on yellow jersey - again

    HARROGATE England (Reuters) - Germany's Marcel Kittel is making a habit of finishing the first day of the Tour de France wearing the leader's yellow jersey after he again sprinted to victory on Saturday. The Giant-Shimano team catapulted him to the front...
  • Germany's Marcel Kittel wins first stage of Tour de France

    HARROGATE, England Germany's Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 101st Tour de France on Saturday, beating the rest of the 198-man field in a mass sprint. Former world champion Mark Cavendish crashed and injured his shoulder shortly before the end...
  • Voigt's crazy show pays off in Yorkshire hills

    HARROGATE England (Reuters) - For German veteran Jens Voigt the best form of defence was attack like crazy as he snatched the polka dot jersey in the rolling hills of Yorkshire on Saturday. The 42-year-old may be the oldest of the 198 starters, and...
  • Riders warn of dangers of massive Tour crowds

    Riders warn of dangers of massive Tour crowds
    HARROGATE England - Massive crowds greeted the cream of world cycling in the Yorkshire countryside on Saturday as the Tour de France began in style but some riders said their enthusiasm was dangerous. The 190.5-km stage from Leeds to Harrogate was hailed...