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Hungary debt crisis shakes global markets


World stock markets mostly fell on Monday and the euro hit a new four-year low in the wake of poor US jobs figures and amid fresh fears that the debt crisis that began in Greece is spreading to Hungar

‘I doubted if I could regain top spot’

Rafael Nadal celebrated his fifth French Open title on Sunday and admitted he feared his career could have been over when a series of personal and professional setbacks engulfed him.

Minister rapped for team remark

All of France must cheer on its World Cup football team, the government spokesman said Monday, in remarks aimed at the sports minister for criticising the team’s choice of a posh hotel.

Nadal’s high five


Rafael Nadal reclaimed his French Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday when he battered Sweden’s Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to win the title for the fifth time in six years.

Minister convicted for insult

A court convicted France’s interior minister Brice Hortefeux on Friday for voicing a racial insult about a young man of Arab origin, prompting renewed calls for him to step down.

Nadal, Soderling set up final showdown


Four-time champion Rafael Nadal stormed into his fifth French Open final on Friday to set up a mouth-watering revenge showdown with Robin Soderling, who sent him crashing to a first Paris defeat last year.

5 potential bidders for Le Monde

The daily Le Monde, one of France’s most respected newspapers, is set to lose its prized independence in coming weeks as mounting losses force it to seek up to 100 million euros in a recapitalisation.

Paes-Dlouhy cruise into doubles final

Leander Paes and Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy are just a step away from winning back-to-back French Open men’s doubles title after storming into the summit clash with a straight sets victory over Julian Knowle and Andy Ram here on Thursday.

Stosur outmuscles top seed serena


Top-ranked Serena Williams was eliminated in the French Open quarterfinals on Wednesday, squandering a match point and losing to Australian spoiler Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 8-6.

Super Soderling outclasses Fedex


Defending champion and world number one Roger Federer was knocked out of the French Open on Tuesday suffering a staggering 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Sweden’s Robin Soderling.

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