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Jun 21, 2015

Soccer-France brush aside South Korea 3-0, set up German clash

MONTREAL, June 21 (Reuters) – France scored twice in the first eight minutes as they brushed aside South Korea 3-0 in a Women’s World Cup second round game on Sunday to set up a quarter-final meeting with top-ranked Germany.

All the French starters were drawn from top club sides Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain and they proved far too strong for a South Korea team making their first appearance in the knockout round.

Jun 20, 2015

Germany hammer Sweden 4-1 to reach quarters

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Top-ranked Germany hammered Sweden 4-1 to reach the quarter finals of the Women’s World Cup on Saturday, overcoming the heat to brush off their European rivals in a second round game in Ottawa.

The quick and powerful Germans, who showed why they are one of the tournament favourites, will play the winner of Sunday’s France-South Korea match next Friday in Montreal.

Jun 20, 2015

Soccer-Germany hammer Sweden 4-1 to reach quarters

OTTAWA, June 20 (Reuters) – Top-ranked Germany hammered Sweden 4-1 to reach the quarter finals of the Women’s World Cup on Saturday, overcoming the heat to brush off their European rivals in a second round game in Ottawa.

The quick and powerful Germans, who showed why they are one of the tournament favorites, will play the winner of Sunday’s France-South Korea match next Friday in Montreal.

Jun 19, 2015

Canada Conservatives lose another top minister ahead of election

OTTAWA, June 19 (Reuters) – Canadian Industry Minister James
Moore unexpectedly announced on Friday he would quit politics,
becoming the third senior minister in less than five months to
say they were leaving ahead of a federal election in October.

The Conservatives, in power since 2006, have been struggling
in the polls, but Moore, 39, said his reason for not running
again was to be able to take care of his disabled son.

Jun 19, 2015

Broken wheel caused fiery 2014 derailment of Canada oil train

OTTAWA, June 19 (Reuters) – The fiery January 2014
derailment of a Canadian National Railway Co crude oil
train in New Brunswick was caused by an undetected flaw that
broke a wheel, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said on
Friday.

The accident at Plaster Rock in the Canadian Atlantic
province was one of a series of tanker train disasters that have
increased concerns about the safety of shipping crude oil by
rail in North America.

Jun 19, 2015

Canada annual inflation still well below central bank’s target

OTTAWA, June 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s annual inflation rate
in May edged up to 0.9 percent from 0.8 percent in April but was
still below the lower end of the Bank of Canada’s 1 percent to 3
percent target range, Statistics Canada data indicated on
Friday.

Analysts had forecast that the annual rate would stay at 0.8
percent. The Bank of Canada says a slump in crude oil prices
will help depress the rate before it returns to 2.0 percent at
some point in 2016.

Jun 18, 2015

Europeans turn on the style as World Cup enters knockout round

MONTREAL (Reuters) – England and France qualified in style for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Wednesday, with the tournament looking as though it will be dominated by a strong contingent of European sides.

On the evidence of the first round the winner could well come from a group that includes Germany, France, England and Norway, while defending champions Japan and the United States, who although not at the same level as the others, benefit from massive fan support and could go on a run.

Jun 18, 2015

Soccer-Europeans turn on the style as World Cup enters knockout round

MONTREAL, June 17 (Reuters) – England and France qualified in style for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Wednesday, with the tournament looking as though it will be dominated by a strong contingent of European sides.

On the evidence of the first round the winner could well come from a group that includes Germany, France, England and Norway, while defending champions Japan and the United States, who although not at the same level as the others, benefit from massive fan support and could go on a run.

Jun 17, 2015

England overpower Colombia 2-1, face Norway next

MONTREAL (Reuters) – England punished some poor defending by Colombia to secure a fairly comfortable 2-1 win in their women’s World Cup Group F game in Montreal on Wednesday and set up a clash with Norway in the next round.

England finished in second place on six points, behind France on goal difference. Colombia have four points and could still qualify as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Jun 17, 2015

Soccer-England overpower Colombia 2-0, to face Norway next

MONTREAL, June 17 (Reuters) – England punished some poor defending by Colombia to secure a fairly comfortable 2-1 win in their women’s World Cup Group F game in Montreal on Wednesday and set up a clash with Norway in the next round.

England finished in second place on six points, behind France on goal difference, and will play Norway in Ottawa on June 22. Colombia have four points and could still qualify as one of the four best third-placed teams.

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      "I have been the National Political Correspondent in Canada for Reuters since 1999, focussing on politics, defence (in particular Canada's role in the Afghan War) and the environment. I won the award for Reuters Treasury scoop in 2009 for my work at the G20 summit. From 1995 to 1999 I worked in London, mainly covering foreign affairs, and from 1989 to 1995 I was stationed in Moscow where I covered the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many conflicts this helped trigger."
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