Posts Tagged Western Europe

Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen.

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French lottery joins IOC betting monitoring program

PARIS (AP) — The operator of France’s national lottery has signed up to the International Olympic Committee’s system for monitoring betting patterns during major sports events.

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FIFA says English teams spend most in $4.1bn transfer market

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, right, battles for the ball with Chelsea's Diego Costa during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA says English clubs are dominating international transfer spending, accounting for almost 30 percent of the $4.06-billion market.

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The distinctive international flavor of Super Bowl Media Day

Seattle Seahawks' Jon Ryan is interviewed during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

PHOENIX (AP) — New England Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer spent a good portion of his hour-long media session answering questions in German.

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Russian skier Khoroshilov wins WCup slalom by huge margin

Alexander Khoroshilov, of Russia, speeds past a pole on his way to clock the fastest time during the first run of a men's World Cup slalom event, in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Alexander Khoroshilov won a night slalom by a huge margin on Tuesday, the first Russian World Cup victory in more than three decades.

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