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Oct 3, 2015

England coach, captain consider futures after World Cup debacle

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuart Lancaster will consider his future as coach after Saturday’s crushing defeat by Australia which ensured England will be the first main host to fail to reach the knock-out stage of rugby’s showpiece tournament.

“Yeah, obviously. I think obviously I’ve got to,” Lancaster told reporters in response to a question about his future.

Oct 3, 2015

Rugby-England coach, captain consider futures after World Cup debacle

LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – England coach Stuart Lancaster will consider his position after Saturday’s crushing defeat by Australia which ensured England were the first main host to fail to reach the knock-out stages of the Rugby World Cup.

England lost 33-13 to an Australian side that out-thought and outfought the home team in almost every department of the game.

Sep 26, 2015

Gatland and Warburton hail ‘amazing win’ for Wales

LONDON (Reuters) – An emotionally drained Warren Gatland hailed his battling Wales side after they overhauled England to score a dramatic 28-25 win that leaves them in a great position to escape from the toughest group in the Rugby World Cup and into the quarter-finals.

Scrumhalf Gareth Davies scored under the posts with nine minutes to go, levelling the match and setting up a grandstand finish.

Sep 26, 2015

Rugby-Gatland and Warburton hail “amazing win” for Wales

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – An emotionally drained Warren Gatland hailed his battling Wales side after they overhauled England to score a dramatic 28-25 win that leaves them in a great position to escape from the toughest group in the Rugby World Cup and into the quarter-finals.

Scrumhalf Gareth Davies scored under the posts with nine minutes to go, levelling the match and setting up a grandstand finish.

Sep 26, 2015

England and Wales power struggle centre of attention

LONDON (Reuters) – The gloves are off as England and Wales launch into their much-hyped heavyweight Rugby World Cup showdown at Twickenham on Saturday.

A battle between powerful centres is expected to be key in a match where defeat could imperil the losers’ prospects of advancing to the knockout stage from a group that also includes twice winners Australia.

Sep 26, 2015

Rugby-England and Wales power struggle centre of attention

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The gloves are off as England and Wales launch into their much-hyped heavyweight Rugby World Cup showdown at Twickenham on Saturday.

A battle between powerful centres is expected to be key in a match where defeat could imperil the losers’ prospects of advancing to the knockout stage from a group that also includes twice winners Australia.

Aug 9, 2011

Witness: London police hold the line but looters free to steal

LONDON (Reuters) – The thin blue line of police held in Woolwich — but their job was to protect firefighters tackling blazing businesses, not prevent looters in this poor southeast London district from emptying the shelves of stores they usually shop in.

Half a dozen police officers in riot gear and their trademark dark blue uniforms guarded fire crew hosing down the blazing Wetherspoons bar, too few to prevent the wholesale looting of Powis Street just a stone’s throw away.

Aug 9, 2011

London police hold the line but looters free to steal

LONDON (Reuters) – The thin blue line of police held in Woolwich — but their job was to protect firefighters tackling blazing businesses, not prevent looters in this poor southeast London district from emptying the shelves of stores they usually shop in.

Half a dozen police officers in riot gear and their trademark dark blue uniforms guarded fire crew hosing down the blazing Wetherspoons bar, too few to prevent the wholesale looting of Powis Street just a stone’s throw away.

May 17, 2011

French left struggle to replace Strauss-Kahn

PARIS (Reuters) – Political pressure increased on Socialist leader Martine Aubry on Tuesday to run in the party’s presidential primary after the favorite, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was charged with sexual assault in New York.

Despite a rare public display of unity by the leadership, battle lines are being redrawn as Socialists try to fill the void left by Strauss-Kahn’s spectacular fall from grace.

May 17, 2011

Strauss-Kahn in jail, French, IMF seek new faces

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Socialists and the international financial community grappled for a future without Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday after the IMF chief was remanded in a New York prison on attempted rape charges.

Many Socialist leaders voiced outrage at the way the head of the International Monetary Fund, a frontrunner for the French presidency, had been paraded handcuffed and unshaven by U.S. police before he has a chance to defend himself in court.