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Sep 19, 2015

Rugby-Tonga take mental edge into Georgia clash

GLOUCESTER, England, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Tonga go into the Pool C opener against Georgia with a psychological edge, having come from behind to win their last encounter, but on Saturday they aim to lead from the front.

In Tbilisi last November, the Pacific islanders conjured up three tries in the last quarter to win 23-9, having trailed 9-6 after an hour.

Sep 10, 2015

Georgia rely on Kiwi for ‘ultimate’ All Black challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – Sending his Georgia side out to face New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup will provide a special moment for Kiwi coach Milton Haig and an imperishable memory for his players.

Haig told Reuters the Georgian squad had set their hearts on claiming the European qualifying spot that would take them into Pool C to face the All Blacks from the start of their campaign in 2013.

Sep 10, 2015

Rugby-Georgia rely on Kiwi for ‘ultimate’ All Black challenge

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Sending his Georgia side out to face New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup will provide a special moment for Kiwi coach Milton Haig and an imperishable memory for his players.

Haig told Reuters the Georgian squad had set their hearts on claiming the European qualifying spot that would take them into Pool C to face the All Blacks from the start of their campaign in 2013.

Sep 5, 2015

Deep-chilled Georgians strive to reach next level

LONDON (Reuters) – It will be a case of ‘out of the freezer, into the fire’ when Georgia launch their World Cup campaign in an intimidating pool that pits them against Argentina’s Pumas and the mighty New Zealand All Blacks.

The Georgian squad prepared for the tournament with an 10-day stay in Poland to undergo cryotherapy, exposing themselves to temperatures below minus 100 degrees Celsius in a chamber cooled with liquid nitrogen.

Sep 5, 2015

Rugby-Deep-chilled Georgians strive to reach next level

LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – It will be a case of ‘out of the freezer, into the fire’ when Georgia launch their World Cup campaign in an intimidating pool that pits them against Argentina’s Pumas and the mighty New Zealand All Blacks.

The Georgian squad prepared for the tournament with an 10-day stay in Poland to undergo cryotherapy, exposing themselves to temperatures below minus 100 degrees Celsius in a chamber cooled with liquid nitrogen.

Sep 2, 2015
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Militants posing as migrants? Unlikely, say European experts

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(Syrian refugees arrive on two dinghies on the island of Lesbos, Greece August 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)

The risk that groups like Islamic State could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence agencies.

Jun 26, 2015

Coordinated or not, attacks show Islamic State’s growing reach

LONDON (Reuters) – The attacks came one after the other in the space of a few hours.

In France, a decapitated body covered in Arabic writing was found after an attacker rammed his car into a gas container, triggering an explosion. In Kuwait, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a packed Shi’ite mosque during Friday prayers, killing two dozen. And in Tunisia, a gunman opened fire at a popular tourist hotel, killing at least 37 people.

May 11, 2015

Victorious Cameron to brief party on EU strategy

LONDON (Reuters) – Buoyed by a surprisingly clear-cut election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron will name his new cabinet on Monday and meet Conservative lawmakers keen to hear how he plans to claw back more powers from the European Union.

Cameron won an outright majority in Thursday’s parliamentary election with 12 seats more than all the other parties combined, freeing him to ditch his previous Liberal Democrat coalition partners and govern alone.

May 10, 2015

‘Winner takes all’ vote system exaggerates Britain’s divisions

LONDON (Reuters) – David Cameron can thank Britain’s winner-takes-all voting system for handing him an outright majority in parliament on just 37 percent of the vote. But by boosting the power of Scottish nationalists, it has also intensified one of his biggest headaches.

The results of Thursday’s election highlight more starkly than ever the anomalies of a system that allocates seats not according to the parties’ total number of nationwide votes but on the basis of 650 local ‘first-past-the-post’ contests.

May 6, 2015

Rivals still tied in last hours of election campaign

LONDON (Reuters) – A late burst of opinion polls suggested on Wednesday that Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour challenger Ed Miliband had fought each other to a standstill on the eve of Britain’s most unpredictable election in a generation.

Despite five weeks of campaigning, neither party has opened up a clear lead, pointing to a potentially messy and uncertain outcome from Thursday’s vote.

    • About Mark

      "I've reported for Reuters from about 35 countries, with postings in Brussels, Warsaw, Moscow, Wellington and Berlin. Career highlights including covering the collapse of the Soviet Union and reporting on many aspects of the "war on terror" as security correspondent between 2003 and 2008. I now work on the political and general news desk in London, and as an editorial trainer."
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