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Apr 12, 2014

Militants raise Russian flag in Ukraine city, risk of “gas war” looms

KIEV, April 12 (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian militants
raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city on
Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned,
was dragging Europe closer to a “gas war” that could disrupt
supplies across the continent.

At least 20 men armed with pistols and rifles took over the
police and security services headquarters in Slaviansk, about
150 km (90 miles) from the border with Russia.

Apr 12, 2014

Risk of ‘gas war’ grows as Ukraine halts payments to Russia

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Saturday it was suspending payments to Russia for deliveries of gas, ratcheting up the tension in a standoff that has the potential to leave European Union states cut off from the Russian gas supplies on which they depend.

In eastern Ukraine, where groups of pro-Russian activists have been emboldened by the Kremlin’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, a band of armed men in mismatched camouflage outfits seized a police station in the town of Slaviansk.

Mar 8, 2014

Dublin bids emotional farewell to local legend O’Driscoll

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Dublin’s Aviva Stadium bade an emotional farewell to local hero Brian O’Driscoll on Saturday as the man widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest-ever player became the game’s most capped international in his final home appearance.

The 35-year old centre did not add to his tally of 46 tries in Ireland’s 46-7 demolition of Italy, but decisive passes in three of the seven tries was enough to win him man of the match and three standing ovations from an ecstatic crowd.

Mar 8, 2014

Rugby-Dublin bids emotional farewell to local legend O’Driscoll

DUBLIN, March 8 (Reuters) – Dublin’s Aviva Stadium bade an emotional farewell to local hero Brian O’Driscoll on Saturday as the man widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest-ever player became the game’s most capped international in his final home appearance.

The 35-year old centre did not add to his tally of 46 tries in Ireland’s 46-7 demolition of Italy, but decisive passes in three of the seven tries was enough to win him man of the match and three standing ovations from an ecstatic crowd.

Mar 8, 2014

O’Driscoll sweeps Ireland past Italy to extend Six Nations lead

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland took pole position for their first Six Nations title in five years with a crushing 46-7 win over Italy on Saturday as talismanic centre Brian O’Driscoll became the most capped player ever in his final home game.

O’Driscoll made decisive passes to set up three of the home side’s seven tries and sparked the biggest cheer of the day when he left the field after 62 minutes to end his world record 140th game for Ireland.

Mar 8, 2014

Rugby-O’Driscoll sweeps Ireland past Italy to extend Six Nations lead

DUBLIN, March 8 (Reuters) – Ireland took pole position for their first Six Nations title in five years with a crushing 46-7 win over Italy on Saturday as talismanic centre Brian O’Driscoll became the most capped player ever in his final home game.

O’Driscoll made decisive passes to set up three of the home side’s seven tries and sparked the biggest cheer of the day when he left the field after 62 minutes to end his world record 140th game for Ireland.

Feb 8, 2014

Gatland to take hard look at Wales after Irish humiliation

DUBLIN (Reuters) -

Wales coach Warren Gatland promised to take a long, hard look at his team after the Six Nations title holders fell to a humiliating 26-3 defeat by Ireland on Saturday.

Wales conceded 15 penalties and allowed Ireland to turn over the ball 10 times in an error-prone two-try loss, their first away defeat in the tournament since 2011.

Feb 8, 2014

Rugby-Gatland to take hard look at Wales after Irish humiliation

DUBLIN, Feb 8 (Reuters) -

Wales coach Warren Gatland promised to take a long, hard look at his team after the Six Nations title holders fell to a humiliating 26-3 defeat by Ireland on Saturday.

Wales conceded 15 penalties and allowed Ireland to turn over the ball 10 times in an error-prone two-try loss, their first away defeat in the tournament since 2011.

Feb 8, 2014

Ireland pummel Wales to lift Six Nations hopes

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland dealt a devastating blow to Welsh dreams of an historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles with a comprehensive 26-3 win at the Aviva stadium on Saturday.

In the latest sign of a revival under new coach Joe Schmidt, the Irish went 13-0 up in the first half after flanker Chris Henry forced his way over the Welsh line.

Feb 8, 2014

Rugby-Ireland pummel Wales to lift Six Nations hopes

DUBLIN, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Ireland dealt a devastating blow to Welsh dreams of an historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles with a comprehensive 26-3 win at the Aviva stadium on Saturday.

In the latest sign of a revival under new coach Joe Schmidt, the Irish went 13-0 up in the first half after flanker Chris Henry forced his way over the Welsh line.