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Stosur inspired by French Open return


Australia's Samantha Stosur said on Sunday that returning to the scene of last year's French Open final defeat had inspired her to go just as deep into the competition again.

The eighth seed, beaten

Jankovic sweeps into French Open round two


Former world number one Jelena Jankovic powered into the French Open second round on Sunday's low-key opening day.

Jankovic, beaten by Stosur in the semifinals 12 months ago, overcame Ukrainian Alona

Djokovic run amazing, says McEnroe


Tennis legend John McEnroe has heaped praise on Novak Djokovic saying that the Serb's stunning 37-match unbeaten run in 2011 is more impressive than his record-breaking run of 42 wins he achieved in 1

Bruni to miss Cannes for ‘personal’ reasons

France’s supermodel First Lady Carla Bruni said she is bowing out of the Cannes Film Festival where she features in a film by US director Woody Allen, “for personal reasons,” in comments published on

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits South Pacific

Geological monitoring services say a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit in the South Pacific off the French territory of New Caledonia.

Cannes will show convicted Iranians’ films

Films by two convicted Iranian directors, Jafar Panahi and Moha-mmed Rasoulof, made in “semi-clandestine conditions”, will be shown at May’s Cannes film festival, organisers said on Saturday.

Bolivia at risk of megaquake: study

Some two million people in Bolivia face the risk of a magnitude 8.9 megaquake, 125 times stronger than the previously calculated potential maximum, according a study published on Sunday.

The findings

On Cannes eve, a film on Sarko foibles starts buzz

A film chronicling French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election and the subsequent collapse of his marriage is creating a buzz — and plenty of controversy — ahead of its showing at Cannes this ye

France fears reprisals for Bin Laden killing: Minister

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France fears it will be the target of reprisals for the killing by US forces of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, French interior minister Claude Gueant said on Wednesday.

Global welcome for bin Laden killing, amid warnings


World leaders on Monday welcomed the killing of Osama bin Laden but warned that the long war against terrorism is far from over and that Al-Qaeda could strike back with renewed force.

President Barac

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