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Germany denounces Tsipras attack on Spain, Portugal

Germany on Monday angrily denounced Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for accusing eurozone partners including Spain and Portugal of undermining his negotiations with Brussels, saying he had been out of line.

Twin blasts kill 13 in Nigeria: Police

At least 13 people were killed and 14 severely injured in twin bomb blasts at a motor park in Jos city in central-northern Nigeria, police said Friday.

Pradeep Jain murder case: Gangster Abu Salem, Mehndi Hasan get life imprisonment
Pradeep Jain murder case: Gangster Abu Salem, Mehndi Hasan get life imprisonment

Gangster Abu Salem and his former driver Mehndi Hasan were sentenced to life imprisonment here on Wednesday for the brutal daylight killing of Mumbai builder Pradeep Jain in March 1995.

Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate
Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo put pressure on current president Sepp Blatter on Thursday by adding his voice to calls for a public pre-election debate between the four candidates.

FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup
FIFA candidate Luis Figo proposes 48-team World Cup

Former Portugal winger Luis Figo launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Thursday by revealing plans to expand the World Cup to up to 48 teams.

62 films lined up for 5th SCRIPT film fest
62 films lined up for 5th SCRIPT film fest

Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) The fifth edition of SCRIPT, the international competitive short film festival that screens films with a social relevance, will see the screening of 62 movies.

First conviction for Abu Salem since extradition from Portugal
First conviction for Abu Salem since extradition from Portugal

A special TADA court here on Monday convicted underworld don Abu Salem in the 1995 murder case of city-based builder Pradeep Jain.

World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings
World champions Germany stay top in FIFA rankings

World champions Germany remain top of the FIFA rankings for January released on Thursday as France drop one spot to eighth without having played.

Real Madrid, only team in major European leagues to score every game
Real Madrid, only team in major European leagues to score every game

Real Madrid is the only team in major European leagues to have scored in every match after 20 games this season. Spanish giants have scored a staggering 68 goals so far, at a rate of 3.4 per game.

Portuguese Parliament votes against gay couples adopting

Portugal`s parliament on Thursday rejected draft laws to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favour by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever.

Portugal to repay IMF bailout loans early

Portugal will be able to repay IMF bailout loans early after regaining access to financial markets, Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque announced on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal`s player of the century
Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal`s player of the century

Triple Ballon d`Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as Portugal`s player of the century at a gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their football federation on Wednesday.

`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees
`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz bit his tongue about Asian Cup referees on Wednesday under the watchful eye of tournament organisers following his outburst earlier this week.

Five missing after fishing boat capsizes off Portugal

 Rescuers were searching on Wednesday for five fishermen missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off Portugal`s Atlantic coast, rescue services said.

Brazil bans third party ownership in line with FIFA rules
Brazil bans third party ownership in line with FIFA rules

Third-party ownership of footballers will become illegal in Brazil from May 1, the country`s domestic governing body CBF) said in new transfer regulations published on Tuesday.

Helder Rodrigues wins stage, Marc Coma`s lead cut
Helder Rodrigues wins stage, Marc Coma`s lead cut

Portugal`s Helder Rodrigues won Tuesday`s ninth motorbike stage of the Dakar Rally as Marc Coma had his overall lead cut by three minutes.

Reactions from sports personalities on Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or win
Reactions from sports personalities on Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or win

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo reigned supreme once again after he won the FIFA Ballon d`Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday.

Russian tourists cancel Goa visit; prefer Portugal, Spain
Russian tourists cancel Goa visit; prefer Portugal, Spain

Goa seems to be losing the preferred tourism destination among Russians as nearly 40,000 tourists have cancelled their bookings for the state this season, as per industry statistics.

World champions Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings
World champions Germany top first 2015 FIFA rankings

World champions Germany comfortably top the year-opening FIFA national team rankings released Thursday despite a slight slump since their rampant World Cup showing.

Cristiano Ronaldo almost ended up in Birmingham City before Man United move, claims David Sullivan
Cristiano Ronaldo almost ended up in Birmingham City before Man United move, claims David Sullivan

Former Birmingham City football team owner David Sullivan has claimed that the club could have bagged Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo for just six million pounds before the forward moved to Manchester United.