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Jun 11, 2015

Norway fight hard to earn 1-1 draw with Germany

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Norwegian midfielder Maren Mjelde curled home a beautiful second half free kick to earn her side a deserved 1-1 draw with front-runners Germany in a Women’s World Cup Group B game on Thursday.

Germany, ranked number two in the world, started strongly and took the lead in the sixth minute when striker Anja Mittag knocked home the ball from close range after Norwegian goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth spilled a routine shot.

Jun 9, 2015

Canada Senate scandal report puts pre-election pressure on Harper

OTTAWA, June 9 (Reuters) – Members of Canada’s Senate
improperly spent almost C$1 million ($810,000) in just two
years, according to a report released on Tuesday that is
expected to pressure Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper
ahead of October’s general election.

After receiving the report from Auditor General Michael
Ferguson, the Senate last week referred the cases of two sitting
and seven former senators to police for criminal investigation.

Jun 7, 2015

Europeans make World Cup arrivals with thrashings

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Top-ranked Germany announced their arrival at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday by handing out a near-record 10-0 thrashing to Ivory Coast that underlined the gulf between the heavyweights and emerging teams.

For the first time, the World Cup has been expanded to 24 sides from 16, which opens up the tournament to newcomers like Thailand and Ivory Coast.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer-Europeans make World Cup arrivals with thrashings

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – Top-ranked Germany announced their arrival at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday by handing out a near-record 10-0 thrashing to Ivory Coast that underlined the gulf between the heavyweights and emerging teams.

For the first time, the World Cup has been expanded to 24 sides from 16, which opens up the tournament to newcomers like Thailand and Ivory Coast.

Jun 7, 2015

Sasic, Mittag both net three as Germany rout Ivory Coast

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Forwards Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag both scored hat tricks as Germany crushed Ivory Coast 10-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match on Sunday, notching the second biggest win in tournament history.

Sasic netted three times in the first half against a hapless Ivory Coast side who had goalkeeper Dominique Thiamale to thank for preventing an even worse defeat. Mittag scored another two before half-time.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer-Sasic, Mittag both net three as Germany rout Ivory Coast

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – Forwards Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag both scored hat tricks as Germany crushed Ivory Coast 10-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B soccer match on Sunday, notching the second biggest win in tournament history.

Sasic netted three times in the first half against a hapless Ivory Coast side who had goalkeeper Dominique Thiamale to thank for preventing an even worse defeat. Mittag scored another two before half-time.

Jun 7, 2015

Powerful Norway thump Thailand 4-0 in Women’s World Cup

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Norwegian women’s football team, seeking to revive a more glorious era, brushed aside debutants Thailand 4-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B match on Sunday and could easily have scored more.

Captain Trine Ronning converted a free kick in the 15th minute and striker Isabell Herlovsen netted a quick first half brace as the Thais struggled to cope with their more muscular and skilful opponents.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer–Powerful Norway thump Thailand 4-0 in Women’s World Cup

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – The Norwegian women’s soccer team, seeking to revive a more glorious era, brushed aside debutants Thailand 4-0 in their opening Women’s World Cup Group B match on Sunday and could easily have scored more.

Captain Trine Ronning converted a free kick in the 15th minute and striker Isabell Herlovsen netted a quick first half brace as the Thais struggled to cope with their more muscular and skilful opponents.

Jun 7, 2015

Soccer–Powerful Norway brush aside Thailand 4-0 in Women’s World Cup

OTTAWA, June 7 (Reuters) – The Norwegian women’s soccer team, seeking to revive a more glorious era, brushed aside debutants Thailand 4-0 in their opening World Cup Group B match on Sunday and could easily have scored more.

Captain Trine Ronning converted a free kick in the 15th minute and striker Isabell Herlovsen netted a quick first half brace as the Thais struggled to cope with their more muscular and skilful opponents.

Jun 5, 2015

Canada’s left-leaning NDP takes lead heading into October election

OTTAWA, June 5 (Reuters) – Canada’s left-leaning New
Democratic Party (NDP) has taken a slim lead in popular support
ahead of a general election scheduled for October, while support
for the Conservative government is flat, a public opinion poll
said on Friday.

The Ekos survey showed, however, that the NDP, which has
never held power federally, does not have enough backing to form
a stable government by itself and would likely have to work with
another party.

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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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