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  • An Italian win in Tour de France is good for Kazakhstan

    Hollywood unleashed Borat on Kazakhstan's image, so the oil-rich Central Asian nation hit back with Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali and it believes his Tour de France victory helps put the record straight.Nibali's triumph on the Champs Elysees on ..

  • France ready to facilitate asylum for Iraq’s Christians

    On Monday, the French government weighed in on the crisis gripping Iraq, where Muslim extremists have taken over several cities in the country's north since last month. Citing a recent ultimatum for Mosul's Christians to convert to Islam or face ..

  • France ready to facilitate asylum for Iraq’s Christians

    The French government has offered to aid Christians in Iraq who are being persecuted by Sunni militant group ISIS. The extremists have issued an ultimatum for them to convert or face harsh consequences, including death.On Monday, the French ..

  • Briton Thomas extends Team Sky deal

    Briton Geraint Thomas has extended his contract with Team Sky for an extra two years, the British outfit revealed Monday.Just a day after finishing the Tour de France in 22nd position, his best ever Grand Tour finish, the 28-year-old Welshman signed ..

  • Grosskreutz grateful to Schweinsteiger

    The Dortmund man has admitted that it was not easy not to be involved in Brazil and is keen to fill Philipp Lahm's void in the teamBorussia Dortmund wing-back Kevin Grosskreutz has thanked BayernMunich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for his ..

  • Griezmann to join Spanish champions Atletico

    Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign France international Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad, the Spanish champions announced on Monday.'Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann,' read ..

  • Kazakhstan wants Tour de France

    After Kazakhstan won the Tour de France, the Central Asian state now wants to host the Tour, a top official said Monday.Rejoicing after Vincenzo Nibali of the government-backed Astana team clinched victory on Sunday, Kairat Kelimbetov, president of ..

  • How France reclaimed the Tour from Britain

    When the 2014 Tour de France started in Britain with a British reigning champion riding for a British team, in some quarters there was the feeling that a piece of French heritage was being dragged across the channel.To make things even worse, the ..

  • Italian Nibali wins the Tour de France, Kittel takes final stage

    Nibali finished in the main pack on Sunday to win his first Tour de France. The 29-year-old Sicilian slowly built up a lead over his main competitors throughout the Tour, then pulled away from the pack in the mountains. German sprinter Marcel ..

  • Nibali keeps date with Tour destiny

    When Vincenzo Nibali pulled on the race winner's yellow jersey on the podium beneath the Arc du Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, he was fulfilling in some ways his own destiny.The 29-year-old Sicilian became the first Italian since Marco ..