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  • No change in distribution of World Cup places

    No change in distribution of World Cup places

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
    No change in distribution of World Cup places

    FIFA will not make any changes to the allocation of World Cup slots among the six continents for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar, president Sepp Blatter said on Saturday. Europe will have 13 places, Africa 5, S.America 4.5, Asia 4.5, Concacaf 3.5 and Oceania 0.5, while hosts Russia qualify automatically in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. UEFA president Michel Platini had on Thursday warned that cutting the number of European teams at the finals was "a red line that must not be …

  • Kvitova into last 16 at French Open

    Kvitova into last 16 at French Open

    AFP News - 9 minutes ago
    Kvitova into last 16 at French Open

    Petra Kvitova reached the last 16 at the French Open on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. …

  • Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal

    Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal

    BERLIN (AP) โ€” Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany. …

  • The Latest: Murray-Kyrgios fireworks at French Open

    The Latest: Murray-Kyrgios fireworks at French Open

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    The Latest: Murray-Kyrgios fireworks at French Open

    PARIS (AP) โ€” The Latest from the French Open: …

  • Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

    Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) โ€” A meteorologist says showers and thunderstorms have eased sizzling summer temperatures in southern India, where a weekslong heat wave has claimed nearly 2,000 lives. …