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Kidnapped French Journalists Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents 18 months ago have been freed by their captors. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed Wednesday that two reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, have been released, along with their Afghan translator, Reza Din. President Sarkozy praised Afghan President […]

Kidnapped French Journalists Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2009 have been freed by their captors. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that two reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, have been released, along with their Afghan translator, Reza Din. The journalists, their interpreter and two other Afghan colleagues […]

Kidnapped French Journalists Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2009 have been freed by their captors. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that reporters for France-3 television, Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere, have been released. Their Afghan translator, Reza Din, was also freed. The president’s office did not give further details. The […]

Spain’s Rafael Nadal Takes French Open Tennis Title

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won a record-tying sixth French Open tennis title, beating Switzerland’s Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-1. It was the fourth French open final between the two highly ranked players, and Nadal has won all four. Nadal is 17-8 all-time in matches against Federer. The Spaniard, who is the world’s number […]

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China’s Li Na Takes French Open Tennis Title

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At the French Open tennis tournament in Paris on Saturday, Li Na became the first Chinese player — and the first player from any Asian country — to win a Grand Slam singles title. Li defeated last year’s women’s French Open winner, Italy’s Francesca Schiavone, 6-4, 7-6. Both players are age 29, which is considered […]

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Federer Halts Djokovic Streak at French Open

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former world number one tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland has stopped the 2011 unbeaten run of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with a thrilling semifinal win at the French Open in Paris. Federer won Friday’s match in four tightly played sets featuring two tiebreakers, 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. The defeat left Djokovic one win short of […]

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