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Montevideo, July 15th 2018 - 21:18 UTC

Tag: France

  • Saturday, July 14th 2018 - 07:35 UTC

    FIFA picks Argentine Pitana for World Cup decider

    Nestor Pitana is no newcomer to World Cup action, having also officiated four games at Brazil 2014.

    FIFA has picked Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 07:00 UTC

    Petrobras diversifies to renewables: signs MoU with Total's green arm

    The MoU will focus on the analysis of joint business opportunities in the solar and onshore wind sectors in the country

    Brazilian state-run oil and gas company Petrobras has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French oil major Total SA and its green arm Total Eren SA for collaboration in renewable projects in Brazil.

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  • Sunday, July 1st 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Uruguay sends CR7’s Portugal home by 2-1

    Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Edison Cavani who had to retire due to an injury

    Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 16:53 UTC

    Messi out of the World Cup: France beat Argentina 4-3

    For Argentina this is the farewell of a golden generation that led to three finals. SERGEI GRITS/AP

    Mbappé is the man of the day. The player of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) was the great figure of the game in which France surpassed by 4-3 to Argentina and advanced to the quarters of the 2018 Russia’s World Cup. With two goals from Mbappé, one from Pavard and a penalty from Griezzman, the “Bleus” beat the Argentine selection. Di María, Mercado and Agüero where the authors of the Argentine goals.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Maradona asked by FIFA “to behave in a respectful manner”

    FIFA was aware of incidents such as that during Argentina's vital group game against Nigeria in St. Petersburg last Tuesday

    Diego Maradona might be a giant of the game's history, FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums. Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win on Wednesday, FIFA's World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that the former Argentine player was a valued part of its Legends program to promote the game.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 22:50 UTC

    Internet Blackout against student cheating in Algeria

    Internet services were cut “in compliance with instructions from the government, aimed at ensuring the high school diploma tests run smoothly.”

    Algerian authorities shot down the internet access for two hours on Wednesday, coinciding with the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating, AFP journalists in Algiers reports.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    G6 + 1 summit: PM May sides with Trudeau and pays tribute to his leadership

    “I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skilful chairing,” underlined PM May

    Prime Minister Theresa May has paid tribute to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's leadership after a G7 summit which she described as “difficult”. President Donald Trump attacked America's closest allies in tweets after leaving the meeting in Canada. He said Mr Trudeau was “very dishonest and weak” and “acts hurt when called out”.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Trump rejects G7 communiqué and fires that “Fair trade is now to be called fool trade”

    Mr Trump said that the US gets “unfairly clobbered” on trade despite “protecting Europe at great financial loss”.  He warned “Change is coming!”.

    US President Donald Trump has fired off a string of angry tweets criticising America's closest allies hours after leaving a divisive G7 summit in Canada. Mr Trump said the US paid “close to the entire cost of Nato” to help protect countries that “rip us off on trade”.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    French tycoon and head of defense group Dassault Group

    Serge Dassault was one of France's richest men and ranked high on the billionaires list of Forbes. His worth was estimated at about US$ 26bn/US$ 27bn.

    French entrepreneur and politician Serge Dassault has died at the age of 93, his family has said. Mr Dassault led the Dassault group after his father, Marcel's, death in 1986. The group has numerous firms in aeronautics and armaments and owns the French newspaper, Le Figaro.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Brazil reacts strongly to EU ex-leaders asking for Lula to run for office

    French ex-president Francois Holland and Spanish former PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, called Lula's imprisonment for corruption “hurried”

    Brazil on Wednesday lashed out at a demand by former European leaders for disgraced ex-president Lula da Silva to be allowed to take part in elections this year. A group of former EU left leaning leaders, including French ex-president Francois Holland and Spanish former prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, called Lula's imprisonment for corruption “hurried” and said he should be “free to present himself before Brazilian voters.”