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eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

September 9, 2013 9:40 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, Syria remained a key focus for investors across financial markets. With Russia urging Syria to put its chemical weapons under international […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Spain, Britain, France win at Euro championship

September 8, 2013 3:23 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Spain, Britain, France win at Euro championship

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Tony Parker scored 28 points Sunday to lead France past Ukraine 77-71 and into the second round of the European basketball championship. Earlier, Finland edged Russia 86-83 in double overtime Sunday to also earn a place in the second round. Finland trailed in both regulation and first […]

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eMediaWorld.com Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

August 10, 2013 2:02 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

LONDON — From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering the image of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein, British writer-actor Stephen Fry and ‘Star Trek’ […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

August 9, 2013 1:55 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

August 7, 2013 2:57 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, California — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia had granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be sent back to the U.S. to face espionage charges. Obama, in his first comments about […]

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A-Rod gets 211-game ban, 12 others get 50 games

August 5, 2013 1:51 PM0 comments
A-Rod gets 211-game ban, 12 others get 50 games

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan […]

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

July 19, 2013 7:34 AM0 comments
House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON — The leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who’ve been training for three years to […]

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At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

July 12, 2013 2:33 PM0 comments
At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France — Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a thriller on Friday, as exciting and, for the most unfortunate, as decisive as any spectacular day in the mountains. Yellow […]

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Clarke: Australia the underdog in Ashes series

July 9, 2013 8:33 AM0 comments
Clarke: Australia the underdog in Ashes series

NOTTINGHAM, England — Australia captain Michael Clarke is under no illusions about the challenge his team is facing when the Ashes series against England starts Wednesday at Trent Bridge. “We come here as underdogs, there’s no doubt about that,” Clarke said. “It would be a great achievement (to win) for […]

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FIFA: Under-20 WCup upbeat despite demos

June 19, 2013 7:22 AM0 comments
FIFA: Under-20 WCup upbeat despite demos

ISTANBUL — The Under-20 World Cup kicks off Friday in Turkey with FIFA promising the tournament will go off without a hitch despite sometimes violent, anti-government protests that have gripped Istanbul and other Turkish cities in recent weeks. Jim Boyce, chairman of the tournament organizing committee, acknowledged that security has […]

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