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Kuranyi keen at to stay on at Dynamo

German forward Kevin Kuranyi plays with the ball before the Euro 2008 championships semi-final match against Turkey at St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland on June 25, 2008Former Germany international forward Kevin Kuranyi has said he wants to stay on at Russian Premier League club Dynamo Moscow, Russia's daily Soviet Sport reported. Russia has became a major part of my life and my family's life as well. Dynamo sporting director Guram Adzhoyev said that the club will offer Kuranyi a contract extension in the near future. "I've recently had a meeting with the agent of Kevin (Kuranyi) and we have discussed the conditions of his contract extension," ITAR-TASS news agency quoted Adzhoyev as saying.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:36 am

Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William

Britain's Prince William faces the media during a visit to the Forbidden City in BeijingBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancour with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is the first since Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, paid a visit in 1986, and follows some sparring between London and Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations last year in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Meeting in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People, William handed Xi an invitation from the queen for a state visit to Britain.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 9:13 am

Setting aside rancor over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William

Britain's Prince William gestures next to China's President Xi during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancor with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is the first since Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, paid a visit in 1986, and follows some sparring between London and Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations last year in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Meeting in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People, William handed Xi an invitation from the queen for a state visit to Britain.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 8:57 am

PSG miss chance to top Ligue 1 after Monaco draw

Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani reacts after scoring a goal with teammate Blaise Matuidil during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match against Chelsea at the Parc des Princes Stadium in ParisParis St Germain missed the opportunity to overtake Olympique Lyonnais at the top of Ligue 1 after a 0-0 draw at Monaco on Sunday. PSG failed to take advantage after Lyon suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat in three months against Lille on Saturday. Lyon have 54 points from 27 games, followed by PSG on 53 and Olympique de Marseille, beaten 3-2 at home by Caen on Friday, on 50. Monaco are fourth on 44.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 8:28 am

Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues

J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai speaks during an interview at the headquarters of the Japan Football Association in Tokyo on March 2, 2015A November start to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would cause severe disruption to Japan's domestic football schedule, the head of the J-League told AFP on Monday. A FIFA taskforce has recommended the controversial tournament take place in November and December to avoid the scorching summer heat in the Gulf state, a proposal which could be ratified by the body's executive committee next month. "If the World Cup does start in November, it would come right at the peak of the Japanese season," J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai said in an interview. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who heads the taskforce, has circled November and December because stifling heat between May and September leave few alternative options.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 8:13 am

Mighty Terry inspires Chelsea to League Cup glory

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Capital One Cup FinalBy Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) – John Terry embellished his status to Chelsea fans as “captain, leader, legend” by scoring the goal that set his side on the way to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One League Cup final at a rain-sodden Wembley on Sunday. The former England captain was once again a quite inspirational presence for the club that adores him as he defended like a lion and scored a 45th-minute goal to ease Chelsea nerves before Kyle Walker's deflected own goal from a Diego Costa shot settled the final in the 56th minute. It meant an ecstatic Terry lifting the League Cup 10 years since he first did so under Jose Mourinho’s watch — and just as in the last reign of ‘The Special One’, he will be hopeful that it signals an era of supremacy for the west London club. It meant an awful lot to us (to win the League Cup) in 2004-05 in Jose's first year here," Terry told Sky Sports.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 8:00 am

Celtic boss Deila not taking title for granted

Celtic's Stefan Johansen celebrates after scoring during a Europa League match at Celtic Park in Glasgow on October 23, 2014Celtic manager Ronny Deila says he is taking nothing for granted despite his side opening a six point gap over rivals Aberdeen at the top of the table following a 4-0 thrashing of the Dons. Jason Denayer, Leigh Griffiths, Gary Mackay-Steven and Stefan Johansen all scored on Sunday as Celtic put a huge dent in Aberdeen's title hopes to move a step closer to claiming their fourth Scottish Premiership title in a row. The Glasgow giants could now extend their lead to nine points if they can claim victory against St Johnstone in their rearranged fixture on Wednesday night.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 7:40 am

Arsenal boss Wenger praises Giroud’s mental strength

Everton's Seamus Coleman (L) and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud during their Premier League match at Emirates stadium on March 1, 2015Arsene Wenger praised Olivier Giroud's mental strength and insisted he was never tempted to rest the striker after his misfiring display against Monaco. Giroud had been replaced after missing a number of chances during the 3-1 Champions League defeat.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 3:00 am

Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila i results and standings

March 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Colombian championship Liga Aguila I matches on Sunday Sunday, March 1 Deportivo Cali 5 Millonarios 1 Santa Fe 3 Cortulua 0 Atletico Nacional 4 Uniautonoma FC 0 Jaguares 2 Alianza Petrolera 0 Patriotas 1 Aguilas Doradas 0 Saturday, February 28Atletico Huila 3 Cucuta 0 Atletico Junior 0 Envigado 0 Once Caldas 2 Chico 2 Pasto 0 Independiente Medellin 3 Tolima 1 La Equidad 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Atletico Nacional 7 5 0 2 13 5 15 2 Atletico Huila 7 4 2 1 11 6 14 3 Tolima 7 4 1 2 12 6 13 4 Independiente Medellin 6 4 1 1 10 4 13 5 …

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 2:55 am

Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

March 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Monday Sunday, March 1 Belgrano 1 River Plate 2 Argentinos Juniors 1 Defensa y justicia 0 Boca Juniors 1 Atletico Rafaela 0 Gimnasia-La Plata 1 Estudiantes 3 Racing Club 2 Temperley 1 Saturday, February 28Quilmes 1 Independiente 2 San Lorenzo 1 San Martin (San Juan) 2 Crucero del Norte 0 Rosario Central 1 Tigre 1 Olimpo 0 Union (Santa Fe) 1 Lanus 1 Friday, February 27Godoy Cruz 2 Huracan 1 Arsenal 1 Nueva Chicago 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Boca Juniors 3 3 0 0 6 1 9 2 Estudiantes 3 3 0 0 6 2 9 …

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 2:29 am

Top Stories – Google News

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Anna Duritskaya’s family fear she’s been set up to take blame for Boris … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Anna Duritskaya's family fear she's been set up to take blame for Boris
Daily Mail
The mother of Boris Nemtsov's Ukrainian model girlfriend has revealed the moment the 23-year-old model saw the Russian opposition leader murdered. Inna Duritskaya says her daughter Anna phoned her just minutes after he was shot dead in the shadow of …
Russia's FM: Killing of Nemtsov 'heinous,' will be probedWashington Post
Responsible for Nemtsov's Murder Will Be Held Accountable – LavrovSputnik International
Russia changed forever by Nemtsov murder: MediaZee News
Belfast Telegraph -Minneapolis Star Tribune -The Indian Express
all 214 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:48 am

Iraqi forces reportedly begin attack to recapture Tikrit from ISIS – Fox News


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Iraqi forces reportedly begin attack to recapture Tikrit from ISIS
Fox News
Iraqi forces backed by Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun an offensive to recapture the northern town of Tikrit from ISIS militants, state TV reported Monday. Al-Iraqiya television said that the forces were attacking the city, backed by artillery and airstrikes by …
Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit beginsUSA TODAY
Major offensive under way to retake Iraq's Tikrit: ArmyChannel News Asia
Iraq State TV: Operation Underway to Retake Saddam Hussein's Hometown TheBlaze.com
Reuters -The Daily Star
all 509 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:43 am

Nigel Farage admits ‘I wouldn’t be a good Prime Minister’ – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Nigel Farage admits 'I wouldn't be a good Prime Minister'
Daily Mail
Mr Farage is hoping to make big gains in the election on May 7, with some predicting Ukip could hold the balance of power. But while David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg slug it out to argue they should be in power, Mr Farage admitted he probably is …
Nigel Farage: I would not be a good Prime MinisterTelegraph.co.uk
Ukip leader Nigel Farage: I wouldn't be a good Prime MinisterMirror.co.uk
Nigel Farage Admits He Doesn't Think He Would Be A Good Prime MinisterHuffington Post UK
International Business Times UK -WalesOnline -PinkNews
all 26 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:42 am

Video shows Los Angeles police shooting man – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Video shows Los Angeles police shooting man
Daily Mail
Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which …
Video shows police fatally shooting man in downtown Los AngelesWashington Post
Video captures moment US officers shoot dead homeless man in broad daylightThe Independent
Los Angeles police shoot, kill man on the groundCNN
Sky News -gulfnews.com -The Globe and Mail
all 363 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:38 am

Cutting Edge: Samsung Lifts Lid On New Galaxy – Sky News


TIME

Cutting Edge: Samsung Lifts Lid On New Galaxy
Sky News
The firm – which once dominated but has seen profits fall recently – seeks to woo users with curved screens and wireless charging. 10:38, UK, Monday 02 March 2015. Play video "Hands On With The Samsung S6" …
Samsung S6 and S6 Edge first impressionThe Indian Express
Samsung's Galaxy Plots Course Out of Google OrbitWall Street Journal
Samsung ditches plastic design on its flagship modelsgulfnews.com
BBC News -Mirror.co.uk -The Independent
all 2,337 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:36 am

Missing Rebecca Watts: Updates as police search resumes 11 days after teen … – Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Missing Rebecca Watts: Updates as police search resumes 11 days after teen
Mirror.co.uk
Police have been given more time to question the pair arrested in connection with Becky Watts's disappearance. The two people were arrested on Saturday but Avon & Somerset Police has refused to provide any details of age or gender. Now the force has …
Becky Watts: Cops Get Extra Time For QuestioningSky News
Becky Watts search: Police given more time to question pairBBC News
Missing Bristol teenager: A timeline of the search for Becky Watts so farBristol Post
Yahoo News UK -The Guardian
all 368 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:27 am

Jihadi John was bullied at school and did not have many friends, former … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Jihadi John was bullied at school and did not have many friends, former
Telegraph.co.uk
The former headteacher of the British militant known as Jihadi John has revealed the world's most wanted man was bullied at school and did not have many friends. Jo Shuter, former headteacher at the Quintin Kynaston academy in north west London, said …
'Jihadi John' loses his terror with exposed identity; becomes less useful to the The Indian Express
Former school principal: 'Jihadi John' hardworking studentKhaleej Times
'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers: court papersLivemint
expressandstar.com -NEWS.com.au
all 623 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:06 am

Senior Tories tell David Cameron to drop migrant pledge – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Senior Tories tell David Cameron to drop migrant pledge
Daily Mail
David Cameron should drop his pledge to reduce net migration to 'tens of thousands' ahead of the election, senior Tories say. The Prime Minister had promised to get the figure below 100,000 – 'no ifs, no buts' – four years ago. Last week, however, the …
Ken Clarke blasts Tory immigration plans as damaging to Britain's economyMirror.co.uk
Cameron echoes Thatcher with vote-catching homes offerThe Week UK
Conservatives promise 200000 starter homesFresh Business Thinking
London Loves Business -International Business Times UK -Gloucester Citizen
all 82 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:02 am

BBC boss Tony Hall admits licence fee is outdated – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

BBC boss Tony Hall admits licence fee is outdated
Daily Mail
The BBC must change the way it funds itself to secure its future, the director-general warns today. In a speech to staff, Tony Hall will say he backs plans to overhaul the licence fee 'to reflect changing times'. Lord Hall reveals he is open to a new universal levy …
Reduced BBC bad for UK, says director general Tony HallBBC News
City titles demand 'fairer deal' from the BBCHoldTheFrontPage.co.uk
Reduced BBC will damage the UK, says Tony HallDigital Spy UK
Hollywood Reporter -Birmingham Post -Oxford Mail
all 44 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 9:47 am

US fears that Britain’s defence cuts will diminish Army on world stage – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

US fears that Britain's defence cuts will diminish Army on world stage
Telegraph.co.uk
Ever since the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, America has never entertained any serious doubts about Britain's ability to fulfil its commitment as a vital military ally when tackling threats to the Western alliance. Until now. For the dramatic cuts to …
Stop cutting troops, US tells BritainDaily Mail
US Army chief: Britain can't cut any more troops or it will have a weakened forceMirror.co.uk
US Army head warns of defense cutbacks in BritainWashington Post
Reuters UK -Forces TV -RT
all 104 news articles »

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 9:04 am

BBC Sport – Football

QPR cut their losses to £9.8m

Queens Park Rangers have cut losses from £65.4m to £9.8m for the year ending May 2014 despite a period in the Championship.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:05 am

Sunderland to contest Brown red card

Sunderland will appeal against Wes Brown’s red card against Man Utd after referee Roger East ruled he fouled Radamel Falcao.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 9:43 am

Williams could leave Swans – Savage

Robbie Savage says Swansea City and Wales captain Ashley Williams should be playing for a top six Premier League club.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 8:15 am

Monday’s gossip column

Valencia keen to sign Falcao, Morata tipped for Premier League move and Chelsea celebrate League Cup triumph.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 8:04 am

VIDEO: Are Liverpool back on track?

Mark Chapman is joined by Robbie Savage and Danny Murphy for this week’s Match of the Day 3, as they discuss whether Brendan Rodgers has got Liverpool firing again after a good run in the Premier League.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 7:31 am

Rangers chairman Somers steps down

David Somers leaves his role as Rangers chairman four days before the club’s extraordinary general meeting.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 7:06 am

Strachan’s joy at McClair’s new role

Gordon Strachan says his playing history with Brian McClair had no bearing on the latter being appointed to an SFA role.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 6:40 am

Blatter ‘concerned’ by racism report

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is concerned by a report on racism in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 12:32 am

Monaco 0-0 Paris Saint Germain

Paris Saint-Germain miss the chance to move top of Ligue 1 as they waste opportunities in a goalless draw at Monaco.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:39 pm

Mourinho’s perfect day

The first trophy win of a new Jose Mourinho era at Chelsea had a familiar, special, look to it, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:04 pm