Posts Tagged Government and politics

Population 7,500, Guingamp takes on the world’s best

In this photo dated Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015,  Guingamp fans hold up scarves during the Europa League soccer match between Guingamp and Dynamo Kiev in the Roudourou stadium in Guingamp, western France.  With one of the puniest budgets in France's top division, Guingamp can't splash the cash like some of the mammoths — Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain being the prime example — it competes against and humbles from time to time.(AP Photo)

GUINGAMP, France (AP) — The coaches went to their club president with a modest request: could he buy them a hut, locker or something to store their footballs and equipment?

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N. Korea bars tourists from popular race over Ebola concerns

In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers wait for their luggage upon arrival at the Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, before closing its door for foreign visitors to visit the country in fear of the Ebola virus. Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of ongoing concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

TOKYO (AP) — Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday.

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Brazilian player bitten by police dog during match

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian player was taken to a hospital for an anti-rabies shot after being bitten by a police dog during a match.

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Appeals court: Couple can sue Jack Nicklaus in Utah case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend’s membership role in a $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could open.

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Hollande speaks with black man abused by Chelsea fans

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has spoken with the man who was racially abused by Chelsea supporters at a train station in Paris.

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