Hugo

  • Hugo Chavez's bold scrawl is now a font! A new 'Hugo Chavez' font has been unveiled to keep the socialist leader's memory alive 3 days ago

    Caracas: Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style. The distinctive 'ChavezPro' font was launched by a group of young "anti-imperialists" to coincide with nationwide commemorations of the 60th...
  • Tottenham extend contract of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris July 10, 2014

    London: Tottenham say they have signed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to a new five-year contract at the club. The 27-year-old France international said on the club's website "I enjoy a great relationship with the club" and "the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino (the new manager) is important. I have a good feeling with...
  • FIFA World Cup: Ronaldo returns as Portugal rout Irish 5-1 in warm-up game June 11, 2014

    East Rutherford: Hugo Almeida scored two first-half goals and Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the starting lineup as Portugal easily beat Ireland 5-1 on Tuesday. It was the team's final friendly before heading to Brazil for the World Cup. Ronaldo, sidelined with knee and thigh injuries since May 24 when he helped...
  • El Clasico: Lionel Messi hat-trick guides Barcelona to 4-3 win at Real Madrid March 24, 2014

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to give Barcelona a 4-3 win at 10-man Real Madrid in an electrifying and contentious "clasico" match that kept the three-way Spanish league title race wide open. The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second...
  • Venezuelans mourn Chavez on the first anniversary, protest continues March 6, 2014

    Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed on with street protests despite the commemorations. Chavez's successor, President Nicolas Maduro, angrily announced that he would break...
  • Venezuela marks anniversary of Chavez's death with pomp and protests March 5, 2014

    Followers of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will flood the nation's streets on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of his death, a sad but welcome distraction for his would-be successor, who has struggled for a month to contain violent protests. A year after Chavez succumbed to cancer, his self-proclaimed "son",...
  • United midfielder Young out with shoulder injury January 3, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager David Moyes says Ashley Young faces a spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder. Young, who plays in the midfield, fell awkwardly in a collision with Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during a Premier League match on Wednesday. Moyes says, "It is a shoulder injury he received in...
  • Lloris is fine after head injury scare, says Frace coach November 12, 2013

    Paris: France captain Hugo Lloris, left out of Tottenham's Premier League match with Newcastle United at the weekend due to medical concerns, trained normally on Monday and should be available for Friday's World Cup playoff in Ukraine. Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas was advised by his medical staff not to play goalkeeper...
  • Spurs criticised for letting knocked-out Hugo Lloris play on November 4, 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has been criticised for allowing France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to play on despite briefly losing consciousness against Everton on Sunday. The 26-year-old keeper's head collided with Romelu Lukaku's knee in the 78th minute of their 0-0 Premier League draw at Goodison Park but a spokesman...
  • Proposed UK visa bond scheme to be scrapped November 3, 2013

    London: The controversial 3,000-pound "security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed. The scheme, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May in June, was to come into force this month. A Home Office spokesman confirmed a media report...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow goes bare under tuxedo October 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow went bare under a sleek tuxedo jacket while shooting for an advertising camapign. The 41-year-old shot for the ad campaign for Hugo Boss' Jour Pour Femme fragrance here, reports eonline.com. She completed the look with cropped black trousers and black heels, and in some photographs, she can...
  • China's Xiaomi poaches Google's Android head Hugo Barra August 30, 2013

    San Francisco: Xiaomi Tech, a fast-growing Chinese maker of cheap smartphones, has hired senior Google Android executive Hugo Barra to spearhead its nascent global expansion. Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said on his Weibo feed late on Wednesday that Barra, who led product development for Google's industry-leading Android mobile software, will join...
  • Didn't expect to live to 87: Cuba's Fidel Castro August 15, 2013

    Havana: Fidel Castro says he didn't expect he'd live long enough to turn 87 this week after grave illness forced him from office in 2006, according to an essay carried by official media on Wednesday. In a long, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro, whose...
  • Chavez's heir Maduro to take over divided Venezuela April 15, 2013

    Caracas: Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has officially won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin that highlights rising discontent over problems ranging from crime to power blackouts. His rival demanded a recount, portending more headaches for a country shaken by the death of its dominating leader. One key...
  • Chavez ally Maduro narrowly wins Venezuela presidential election April 15, 2013

    Caracas: Ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro narrowly won Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, the electoral authority said, allowing him to continue the socialist policies of the late president Hugo Chavez. The National Electoral Council said Maduro won 50.7 per cent of the votes, compared to 49.1 per cent for his...
  • Venezuela goes to election on Sunday to elect new president after Chavez April 14, 2013

    Caracas: Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution would be put to test on Sunday when the country goes to polls to elect a new president. Chavez's chosen successor will compete against a younger rival who promises change in the nation that Chavez polarized. Most opinion polls give his protege,...
  • Meeting with Modi 'logical next step' in ties: UK minister March 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: UK's Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire on Wednesday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and later said it was "a logical next step" in his country's relations with Gujarat. The meeting comes after UK decided to re-engage with the state recently, ending the boycott post-2002...
  • UK delegation meets Gujarat CM Modi, signs mega gas deal March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The British Minister of State for Foreign Office, Hugo Swire, met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. A deal was signed between the state-owned Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd and UK-based BG group to get a supply of 1.25 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per annum...
  • US denies plotting to kill Venezuelan opposition leader March 19, 2013

    Washington: The Obama administration on Monday rejected accusations of any US involvement in a plot to assassinate a Venezuelan opposition leader. "Let me say it here extremely clearly, looking right at you, the United States categorically rejects allegations of any US government involvement in any plot to destabilise the Venezuelan government...
  • Venezuela's Maduro urges Obama to halt "plot" against rival March 18, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela's acting president urged US leader Barack Obama to stop what he called a plot by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup before an April 14, 2013, election. Nicolas Maduro said the plan was to blame his opponent's murder on...
  • Ahmadinejad under fire for hugging Chavez's mother March 12, 2013

    Tehran: Senior Iranian clerics have criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez's mother with a hug - a physical contact considered a sin under the country's strict Islamic codes. The controversy follows a widely published photo showing Ahmadinejad embracing Chavez's mother at the funeral of the late Venezuelan president. Iranian papers...
  • Chavez may have been poisoned by 'the empire': Bolivian President March 10, 2013

    Caracas: Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he is "almost certain" that "the empire" had poisoned the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Chavez, who led Venezuela for 14 years, died at age 58 after a two-year-long fight against cancer. Nicolas Maduro, who was vice president under Chavez and was sworn in...
  • Venezuela sets presidential election for April 14, 3013 March 10, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelans will vote April 14, 2013, to choose a successor to Hugo Chavez, the elections commission announced on Saturday as increasingly strident political rhetoric begins to roil this polarized country. The constitution mandated the election be held within 30 days of Chavez's March 5, 2013, death, but the date picked...
  • Venezuela bids farewell to President Hugo Chavez March 9, 2013

    Caracas: World leaders, athletes and left-wing celebrities gathered at a music-filled state funeral honouring Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday, with multitudes waiting outside, the start of a day that will end with the swearing in of his hand-picked successor as interim president. The funeral at a military academy where Chavez...
  • High court affirms Maduro as acting president March 9, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela's Supreme Court says Vice President Nicolas Maduro became acting president the moment Hugo Chavez died, and can run for president. The decision comes just hours before Maduro is to be sworn in as acting president before the National Assembly and it was issued during the state funeral for Chavez....
  • World View: How will the world remember Hugo Chavez? April 9, 2013

    Hello and Welcome to Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar- tonight-- the death of one of the world's large figures. The funeral for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is attended by the world. CNN's Shasta Darlington in Caracas, Venezuela Also Minister Mr. Shashi Tharoor- He was former UN undersecretary general and he met...
  • Hugo Chavez's body to be embalmed for public view March 8, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez will be embalmed and put on display "for eternity" at a military museum after a state funeral and an extended period of lying in state, acting President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday. Huge crowds are still waiting to pay their respects to Chavez after his death...
  • Ahmadinejad, Lukashenko head for Chavez's funeral March 8, 2013

    Minsk: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko are travelling to Caracas to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, state television reported. President Lukashenko decided to personally pay tribute to his late Venezuelan ally, "taking into consideration the especially friendly character and strategic level of the...
  • Hugo Chavez: hero or villain? March 7, 2013

    Chavez, who died on Wednesday, led Venezuela for 14 years and had easily won a new six-year term in an election in October, defeating Capriles. His folksy charisma, anti-US diatribes and oil-financed projects to improve life for residents of long-neglected slums created an unusually powerful bond with many poor Venezuelans. ...
  • Chavez's successor faces uphill battle with oil production March 7, 2013

    Venezuela has some of the biggest oil and natural gas reserves in the world and it is one of the top energy suppliers internationally. But oil production has plummeted under Hugo Chavez's 14-year rule. ...