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  • Paris taxis block highway to urge ban on Uber December 15, 2014

    Paris: Taxi drivers are blocking some roads around Paris and its airports to urge the French government to ban ride-hailing service Uber. The demonstration on Monday comes as France's Interior Ministry says UberPop, the company's low-cost service, will be outlawed as of January 1, when a new law tightens regulations for...
  • Upbeat Luis Enrique hails Barcelona resolve in PSG win December 11, 2014

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was delighted to have ended PSG's unbeaten run in all competitions this season despite being forced to adopt a new system in a landmark Champions League triumph for the Catalans. Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead after 15 minutes on Wednesday before the...
  • Champions League: Neymar rocket helps Barcelona secure top spot December 11, 2014

    Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in their Champions League showdown for top spot in Group F on Wednesday. Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead after 15 minutes with their first threat on goal but Lionel Messi...
  • Snapshot: Paris Hilton parties with Salman Khan, Mika Singh December 9, 2014

    Pune: American socialite Paris Hilton was recently spotted partying with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan here. "Finally after 24 hours of traveling, I've finally made it to my final destination of the trip. Pune, India. So tired & jetlagged!," she tweeted Monday. The 33-year-old socialite took to social networking websites to share her...
  • Champions League: Barcelona full of confidence ahead of PSG clash December 9, 2014

    Barcelona host Paris St Germain for Wednesday's Champions League Group F showdown on something of a high after securing a seventh straight victory in all competitions on Sunday, according to forward Pedro. Barca appear to have put consecutive La Liga defeats just over a month ago to Real Madrid and Celta...
  • Paris Hilton gets threatening messages December 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Socialite Paris Hilton has been targeted by an anti-Semitic man who has sent her death threats. The 33-year-old, who was raised a Roman Catholic, and her father Rick Hilton have both been targeted over social media where several abusive and anti-Semitic messages have been posted, reports tmz.com. In one post,...
  • Paris Hilton: When I look for a guy, I just think it's most important to find someone who's really loyal November 30, 2014

    London: Socialite Paris Hilton has revealed she is single after splitting from a recent "summertime fling". The 33-year-old hotel heiress was photographed kissing Ralph Lauren stud Josh Upshaw following her break-up from model River Viiperi this summer. However, Hilton has opened up about her latest love disaster and explained she...
  • More to come from Cavani and Ibrahimovic, says Laurent Blanc November 26, 2014

    Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored three goals between them in the 3-1 home win over Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday and coach Laurent Blanc said there was more to come. Uruguay striker Cavani, who has been under fire in France for his clumsiness in...
  • Cluster buses in Delhi to get colourful advertisements November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The orange cluster buses running in the national capital are soon set to get more colourful with a cover of advertisements. Replicating the idea in buses of cities like New York, London and Paris, ads will initially cover the left and back sides of the buses, and later...
  • Watch: Paris investors in race to build most opulent hotel November 13, 2014

    On the streets of Paris, investors are in a race to build the most opulent hotel in the city's. For months, millions of dollars have been spent on some of the most glamorous Parisian hotels. The famous Hotel Ritz is spending $180 million and the Plaza has re-opened after spending...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at Finals November 9, 2014

    London: Becoming a father has not affected Novak Djokovic's drive and motivation. The top-ranked Serb won his 20th Masters title in Paris last week in his first tournament since the birth of his baby boy, Stefan. Childcare duties have not lessened his desire to finish the year as the world's top-ranked...
  • Cavani sends PSG through to Champions League last 16 November 6, 2014

    Edinson Cavani's early goal helped Paris St Germain secure their place in the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare after a 1-0 home win over APOEL on Wednesday. Uruguay striker Cavani found the back of the net in the first minute to hand PSG their second win in...
  • Djokovic sweeps past Raonic to win Paris Masters November 2, 2014

    Paris: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic easily defended his Paris Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday. Djokovic, who did not drop a set during the whole week, claimed the 20th Masters title of his career and won the indoor tournament for the third time, matching the tally...
  • Bryan brothers win doubles at Paris Masters November 2, 2014

    Paris: Bob and Mike Bryan won their 32nd ATP Masters 1,000 title and 102nd overall on Sunday at the at BNP Paribas Masters, as they beat Marcin Matkowski and Jurgen Melzer. The Bryan brothers won 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-6, Xinhua reported. The ninth victory of the year for the American brothers, in...
  • Novak Djokovic sets up Paris Masters final against Milos Raonic November 2, 2014

    Everything is going Novak Djokovic's way right now. The top-ranked Serb celebrated the birth of his first child last month, is on course to finish the year as the No. 1 player in the world for the third time, and eased into the Paris Masters final on Saturday - where he...
  • Conchita Wurst gets her burlesque on at Paris Crazy Horse November 2, 2014

    (Reuters) - Bearded Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst, who found fame in the 2014 version of the singing competition, brings her distinctive brand of sexy to the famous Parisian cabaret club the Crazy Horse next month. Alongside a bevy of topless burlesque dancers - sporting little more than fake beards in one...
  • Roger Federer, Andy Murray ousted from Paris Masters November 1, 2014

    Paris: World No.2 Roger Federer was stunned at the BNP Paribas Masters quarter-finals by Canada's sole representative in ATP rankings top 10, Milos Raonic while Briton Andy Murray too exited the tennis tournament. "I'm accepting this defeat," said the former top-ranked Swiss, who Friday night lost in straight sets to miss...
  • Japan's Kei Nishikori qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals November 1, 2014

    Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first Asian-born singles player to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals when he beat Spain's David Ferrer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters on Friday. The sixth seed joins Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, Milos...
  • Roger Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat November 1, 2014

    Roger Federer's hopes of knocking Novak Djokovic off the top of the ATP world rankings before the end of the year took a hit when he lost to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday. The Swiss second seed was beaten 7-6(5), 7-5 and Djokovic later saw...
  • Tomas Berdych qualifies for fifth straight Tour Finals October 31, 2014

    Paris: Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth time in a row when he advanced into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Friday. The fifth-seeded Berdych, who won on his Bercy...
  • Andy Murray in Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer win October 31, 2014

    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his US Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for...
  • Andy Murray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris; Anderson upsets Wawrinka October 30, 2014

    Paris: Andy Murray extended his impressive run of form to reach the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters and book his place in the ATP Finals on Thursday. After missing last year's season-ending tournament following surgery on his back, the eight-seeded Scot pushed hard to qualify for the indoor event for the...
  • Roger Federer, Andy Murray advance at Paris Masters October 30, 2014

    Paris: Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-4...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka, Milos Raonic advance at Paris Masters October 29, 2014

    Paris: Stanislas Wawrinka won his first match in more than a month Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters. The third-seeded Wawrinka ended a three-match losing streak with a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over 37th-ranked Dominic Thiem, the youngest player in the top 50. After consecutive losses in...
  • Paris Hilton trusts sister's choices of bridesmaid dress October 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Socialite Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky grew up giving fashion advice to each other. But the former says she won't give style tips to her recently engaged younger sister. "We definitely (gave) each other advice," Nicky was quoted by people.com as saying. "I would always try and tell (Paris)...
  • Andy Murray sets sights on 2015 majors October 29, 2014

    A resurgent Andy Murray will play for a sixth straight week when he competes at the Paris Masters in a bid to finish the season in the top four and gain a better draw at the 2015 majors. The two-time Grand Slam champion, who plays Julien Benneteau in the second round...
  • Champion Novak Djokovic breezes through at Paris Masters October 29, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Tuesday. The top seed, who had a first-round bye, next faces 13th-seeded American John Isner or Frenchman Gael Monfils for a place in the...
  • Fernando Verdasco beats Gilles Simon to reach 3rd round in Paris October 28, 2014

    Paris: Fernando Verdasco advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tuesday. Verdasco, a former top-10 player from Spain, broke Simon on match point when the Frenchman sent a forehand long. In the first round, Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Vasek Pospisil of...
  • Sam Querrey beats 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz at Paris Masters October 28, 2014

    Paris: American qualifier Sam Querrey reached the second round of the Paris Masters by beating 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 on Monday. Querrey had 17 aces to 12 for Janowicz, a 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist from Poland, and 46 winners to 32. Richard Gasquet of France, Philipp Kohlschreiber of...
  • 'Ghajini' actress Asin Thottumkal celebrates her 29th birthday in Paris October 26, 2014

    Chennai: Actress Asin Thottumkal, who turned 29 Sunday, is currently on a break in Paris to have a quiet birthday with family and friends. "Asin left with her family recently on a global trip. She was in New York last week and will join her friends today (Sunday) in Paris to...