World Cup 2018: On train to Sochi, Russia fans eye semi-final spot

World Cup 2018:  On train to Sochi, Russia fans eye semi-final spot

Soccer Football – World Cup – Round of 16 – Spain vs Russia – Moscow, Russia – July 1, 2018. Russian supporters celebrate the victory in a fan zone. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo)   MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters): When he bought a ticket last year for a World Cup quarter-final in Sochi, Russian soccer fan Yevgeny […]

World Cup 2018: Griezmann inspires France past punchless Uruguay

World Cup 2018: Griezmann inspires France past punchless Uruguay

France’s Raphael Varane celebrates scoring their first goal with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on July 6, 2018.  (REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)   NIZHNY NOVGOROD, July 6 (Reuters): Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay […]

World Cup 2018: Captain Modric dreaming of Croatia’s fairytale finish in Russia

World Cup 2018: Captain Modric dreaming of Croatia’s fairytale finish in Russia

Croatia’s Luka Modric during training ahead of World Cup quarter-final in Sochi, Russia  on July 5, 2018 (Reuters Photo)   SOCHI, July 6 (Reuters):  Luka Modric has already done enough at the World Cup to upstage some top names in contemporary soccer but when he steps into the Fisht Stadium by the Black Sea on Saturday against Russia, he will have […]

World Cup 2018 : France lead Uruguay 1-0 at halftime

World Cup 2018 : France lead Uruguay 1-0 at halftime

France’s Raphael Varane celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)   NIZHNY NOVOROD, Russia July 6 (Reuters):  France led Uruguay 1-0 at halftime of the first quarter-final of the World Cup on Friday after Raphael Varane glanced in a superb header from an Antoine Griezmann free kick five minutes before the break.   Uruguay, without injured striker Edinson Cavani, […]

Cavani out, Stuani in for Uruguay against France

Cavani out, Stuani in for Uruguay against France

Edinson Cavani at Uruguay Training Camp, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on July 5, 2018. ( REUTERS/Carlos Barria)   NIZHNY NOVGOROD, July 6 (Reuters):  Injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani failed to make the lineup for Friday’s World Cup quarter-final against France, with Cristhian Stuani replacing him up front alongside Luis Suarez.   Cavani scored two goals in the round of […]

Nagaland Cabinet issues ‘fresh order’ against appointment without sanctioned post

Nagaland Cabinet issues ‘fresh order’ against appointment without sanctioned post

Illustration by Sandemo Ngullie. (For representational purposes only)   Takes decisions on Indigenous Inhabitant Certificate, ILP, and other issues   DIMAPUR, JULY 4 (MExN): The Nagaland Cabinet in its meeting held today took a number of decisions on the state of affairs including the recruitment policy of the State Government.   According to excerpts of the […]

All road repairs using bitumen halted temporarily due to monsoon: Nagaland PWD Minister

All road repairs using bitumen halted temporarily due to monsoon: Nagaland PWD Minister

Nagaland PWD (R&B) Minister Tongpang Ozukum. (File Photo)   IT mapping of  all roads still  under ‘discussion’   Morung Express News Dimapur | July 5   The repair of major roads in the district headquarters as pledged by the PDA government on March 8 continues. The government had also pledged to complete the repairs within 60 […]

Vatican diplomat who helped heal wounds with Islam dies

Vatican diplomat who helped heal wounds with Islam dies

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran arrives to attend a prayer at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. (REUTERS File Photo)   VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters): French cardinal and former Vatican foreign minister Jean-Louis Tauran, who helped improve ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world, has died aged 75, the Vatican said on […]

Nuclear deal talks set to drag on as Iran seeks more from world powers

Nuclear deal talks set to drag on as Iran seeks more from world powers

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a meeting in Vienna, Austria on July 6. (REUTERS Photo)   VIENNA, July 6 (Reuters): Talks to save the 2015 nuclear deal on Friday are unlikely to satisfy Iran, European powers said, and Tehran warned […]

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. (REUTERS File Photo)   ISLAMABAD, July 6 (Reuters): A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Friday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison over the purchase of upscale London flats, prosecution lawyer Sardar Muzaffar Abbas said.   Sharif, who […]

As tariffs strike, China blames U.S. for ‘largest-scale trade war’

As tariffs strike, China blames U.S. for ‘largest-scale trade war’

Oranges imported from the U.S. are seen at a supermarket in Shanghai, China. (REUTERS File Photo)   BEIJING/WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters): The United States and China slapped tit-for-tat duties on $34 billion worth of the other’s imports on Friday, with Beijing accusing Washington of triggering the “largest-scale trade war” as the world’s two biggest economies sharply escalated […]

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