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French Open: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova in last 16


France’s Gilles Simon serves to countrymate Nicolas Mahut during their French Open third round match at Roland Garros in Paris on Friday. Simon won 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-1 (Photo: AFP)

Nadal on course, end of road for Wozniacki

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns to countrymate Nicolas Almagro in their second round match at Roland Garros— AFP

Defending champion Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a 10th French Open title with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 breeze past compatriot Nicolas Almagro on Thursday.

Amazon to declare sales, to pay taxes in 4 nations


Online retail giant Amazon said on Tuesday it has started declaring sales in four European countries which would now be subject to local taxes, a move that could affect other multinationals under EU i

French Open: Federer, Sharapova roll on, Halep stunned

Japan’s Kei Nishikori in action against Thomaz Belluci of Brazil. (Photo: AFP)

Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday as Maria Sharapova brushed aside fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko to also reach the last 32.

Flying starts for big guns

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki returns to  Karin Knapp of Itlay during their first round match (Photo: AFP)

Rafael Nadal began his campaign for a 10th French Open with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over world no. 296 Quentin Halys on Tuesday.

Rafael Nadal admits umpire row caused by shorts

Rafael Nadal enjoyed a winning start to his campaign to claim a 10th French Open on Tuesday before admitting he had requested the removal of a respected umpire in a row over his shorts.

French Open: Smooth starts for Berdych, Maria

Former US player John McEnroe enjoys a light moment with fans at Roland Garros on Monday.	— AFP

Maria Sharapova’s French Open title defence got off to a comfortable start as she beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4, in the first round on Monday.

Monaco book ticket to Europe

Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season’s Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Sat

Roger Federer breezes past Falla


Switzerland’s Roger Federer en route to his 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Alejandro Falla of Colombia in their French Open first round match at Roland Garros in Paris — AP

Eiffel shut as staff walks out over pickpockets

A tourist uses her cell phone under the Eiffel Tower as an information board announces that the tower is temporarily closed. —AP

Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument.

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re