Andre-Pierre Gignac stars as France beat Armenia in Euro qualifier
Andre-Pierre Gignac stars as France beat Armenia in Euro qualifier

Andre-Pierre Gignac marked his first start for France in more than four years with a goal and two assists as the Euro 2016 hosts eased to a 3-0 friendly win in Armenia on Wednesday.

Azerbaijani forces kill Karabakh soldier: Rebels

 Azerbaijani troops killed an ethnic Armenian soldier in fresh clashes on Thursday with fighters from the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, the rebel defence ministry said.

Armenia, Azerbaijan urged to de-escalate tension

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately de-escalate the rising tension in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Five killed in fresh clash over Nagorny Karabakh

Azerbaijan said that it had lost four troops in new clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region as mediators sounded the alarm over a spike in tensions in the protracted conflict.

Azeri troops killed in clashes with Armenia as tensions spike

Azerbaijan said that it had lost eight soldiers in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia on the border and near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region in a dramatic spike in tensions in the long-simmering territorial conflict.

Reus heartache as World Cup as teams head to Brazil

German star Marco Reus became the latest player to suffer World Cup injury heartache on Saturday as the football world prepared to descend on Brazil.

Loew counts cost of Germany`s six-goal romp

Germany coach Joachim Loew was left counting the cost of Friday`s 6-1 thrashing of Armenia in a friendly which threatens to rule Marco Reus out of the World Cup.

Reus injury dampens Germany`s six-goal romp

Germany were left counting the cost of a 6-1 thrashing of Armenia here Friday after an injury to Marco Reus which threatens to rule the winger out of the World Cup.

Klose becomes Germany`s top scorer

Veteran striker Miroslav Klose became Germany`s all-time top-scorer on Friday when he netted his 69th goal in his 132nd appearance in their 6-1 friendly romp against Armenia.

Germany without key stars for Cameroon clash

Germany host Cameroon in their penultimate World Cup warm-up on Sunday with head coach Joachim Loew missing several first-choice stars.

Turkish PM denies Armenian massacre constituted `genocide`

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied the World War I killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire amounted to genocide, just days after his government offered condolences over the massacres for the first time. 

Armenia genocide: Obama urges `full` acknowledgement of facts

US President Barack Obama said Thursday that the "full, frank and just acknowledgement" of facts surrounding the World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire was in everyone`s interest.

Armenia accuses Turkey of `utter denial` on genocide

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" for failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians as genocide.

Anand to meet Karjakin in the penultimate round

As he approaches the big game against Russia`s Sergey Karjakin, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand would aim to carry forward his good from into the crucial 13th and penultimate round of the Candidates Chess tournament, here on Saturday

Viswanathan Anand enters crucial stage in Candidates Tournament

Placed comfortably on top of the table with a half point lead, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will enter the crucial phase of the Candidates chess tournament, taking on Peter Svidler after the second rest day here.

Capello delight after slick Russia triumph

Russia showed few signs of rust, even though the majority of their players have been sidelined by the domestic league`s winter break, as they secured a 2-0 friendly win over Armenia on Wednesday.

Gibraltar and Spain kept apart in Euro 2016 draw

Spain and Gibraltar will be kept apart in the Euro 2016 qualifying draw, UEFA said on Friday.

Azeri raid kills Karabakh soldier: separatists

Azerbaijani forces on Monday killed an ethnic Armenian soldier in an alleged cross-border raid into Nagorny Karabakh, officials from the Armenian-backed breakaway region said.

Germany to wrap up World Cup preparation against Armenia

Germany will wrap up their 2014 World Cup preparations with a friendly against Armenia on June 6 before leaving for Brazil, the team said on Friday.

Protests across France against student deportations

Thousands of students protested in France and shut schools across the country on Friday in continued demonstrations against the deportation of foreign pupils.