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Real Madrid chief expects to bolster squad with strong new signings

Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez said on Wednesday that he expects to bolster the squad with strong new signings in the summer transfer window, while speaking at the presentation of new defender Alvaro Odriozola. The Champions League title-holders are looking to rebuild after the departure of superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo and the retirement of head co...

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Full-back Odriozola says surreal feeling to sign for Real Madrid

Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's newest full-back Alvaro Odriozola said on Wednesday that his road to joining the record European football champions has been surreal. The 22-year-old Spain international joined Real Madrid on a six-year contract after working his way up through Real Sociedad's youth academy to their first team, reports Efe. The last year and half for me has be...

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New Villarreal midfielder Caseres looking to grow in La Liga

Castellon (Spain), July 17 (IANS) Newly-signed Villarreal midfielder Santiago Caseres said on Tuesday that he is looking forward to developing his skills in La Liga football championship. Villarreal brought in the 21-year-old Argentine to fill the role left by Rodrigo Rodri Hernandez Cascante, who moved to Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window, reports Efe. I'm very excit...

6 days ago
APEC 2019 to focus on women's role, digital economy

Santiago, July 12 (IANS) The digital economy and women's role in economic growth will be addressed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in Chile in 2019, authorities have said. Rodrigo Yanez, director general of international economic relations of Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the statement on Wednesday during a press meet, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Mexican scientists develop hybrid chayote fruit to battle cancer

Mexico City, July 12 (IANS) Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) developed a hybrid chayote fruit from two wild Mexican species, which could be used to battle cancer. Lead scientist Edelmiro Santiago Osorio said that the raw extract of this fruit is as effective as Cytarabine, a medication used to treat some types of cancer, Efe quoted a statement released...

10 days ago
The role of Cold War in Indira Gandhi's Emergency

Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency in 1975, plonk in the middle of the most intense phase of the Cold War. Détente was going so badly for the Americans that stand up comedians in Washington were comparing it to a wife swapping party from where you return alone. After the Vietnam debacle, Washington was going to exert every muscle not to allow Moscow to build upon the strategic asset i...

16 days ago
England against Colombia and history for place in quarter-finals

Moscow, July 2 (IANS) England will try and overcome the weight of history of knockout heartbreaks in recent past when they face Colombia in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup here on Tuesday while the South American outfit will attempt to secure a place in the quarter-finals for the second time in succession. England changed nine of their outfield players as they lost to Belgium in their ...

18 days ago
Returning to Chilean club Colo Colo a dream come true: Lucas Barrios

Santiago (Chile), June 30 (IANS) Argentine-born Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios said after being officially introduced here by Chilean-league club Colo Colo that returning to a team in which he had tremendous success a decade ago is a dream come true. Since I was the top goal scorer at (German club Borussia) Dortmund, I've talked about coming back to Colo Colo. I always wanted to, Barri...

26 days ago
Eva Longoria introduces son Santiago Enrique Bastón for first time

Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) New mother Eva Longoria introduced her son Santiago Enrique Bastón and says that she cannot imagine him being taken away from her arms. Two days after giving birth, the new mother expressed gratitude to her fans whilst speaking out about being a first-time parent, reports people.com. Hello world! I introduce to you Santiago Enrique Bastón. Thank you ...

28 days ago
Eva Longoria welcomes first child

Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has given birth to her first child, a son she has named Santiago Enrique. The actress and her husband Jose 'Pepe' Baston shared the news exclusively with HOLA! USA. They confirmed the pregnancy in December, reports dailymail.co.uk. Longoria told fans that Santiago Enrique Baston arrived on Tuesday and is a beautiful blessing. <...

1 month ago
Colombia's Arias looking to start strong vs Japan

Kazan, June 17 (IANS) Colombia right back Santiago Arias on Sunday said that his team wants to start its 2018 FIFA World Cup run in an auspicious fashion when it takes on Japan, its first Group H rival. We have not started (the tournament) yet, but we have clear objectives as well as things we have to continue working on. We want to start off on the right foot, the PSV Eindhoven player s...

1 month ago
Spain coach Lopetegui to take charge of Real Madrid after World Cup

Madrid, June 12 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday announced that current Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui will take charge of the record European club football champions for the next three seasons. Lopetegui will join the club after Spain's participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team, according to Real Madrid's website. Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid a...

1 month ago
Spain coach Lopetegui to take charge of Real Madrid after World Cup

Madrid, June 12 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday announced that current Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui will take charge of the record European club football champions for the next three seasons. Lopetegui will join the club after Spain's participation in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team, according to Real Madrid's website. Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid a...

1 month ago
Explore two decades of Earth data with NASA's Worldview tool

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Want to explore the Earth as it appears right now, or how it looked nearly 20 years ago? Browse NASA's Worldview app for all the global imagery. Users can also create data animations at the touch of a button and easily share imagery, NASA said in a statement. The Worldview app shares the planetary change observed from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spe...

1 month ago
Can Rodriguez, Quintero lead Colombia to make breakthrough in Russia?

Bogota, June 6 (IANS) James Rodriguez, 26, and Juan Quintero, 25, are the leaders of Colombia's golden generation as they try to go further than the quarter-finals at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Head coach Jose Pekerman could be the key to this achievement. If the Argentine steersman can keep his winning formula in crucial games, the Colombians may improve the quarter-final...

1 month ago
Falcao, Rodriguez spearhead Colombia World Cup squad

Bogota (Colombia), June 5 (IANS) Colombia football coach Jose Pekerman included Cristian Zapata and Abel Aguilar in his final 23-man World Cup squad despite injury concerns. AC Milan center-back Zapata has not played since suffering a hamstring tear in late April while Deportivo Cali midfielder Aguilar is also recovering form a leg muscle problem, reports Xinhua news agency. In a...

1 month ago
Djokovic, Bautista qualify for French Open 3rd round

Paris, May 30 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Wednesday won in the second round of the French Open with a 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain's Jaume Munar. It took Djokovic, 20th seeded, two hours and 18 minutes to prevail over world No. 155 Munar in their first career encounter, reports Efe. Djokovic is set to take on Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the u...

1 month ago
Bautista Agut battles to reach French Open 2nd round

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain fought hard on Monday to defeat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round of the French Open 6-2, 6-7 (3), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. After a marathon match lasting three and a half hours, the World No. 13 secured the win over to his unseeded rival, World No. 100, to advance to the second round, reports Efe. Bautista has started in Par...

1 month ago
Argentina to play friendly against Haiti before heading to World Cup

Buenos Aires, May 28 (IANS) The Argentine national football team will say farewell this week to its fans with a friendly against Haiti at La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires before travelling to Russia for the FIFA World Cup. With Lionel Messi as captain and standard-bearer, the national team will play this Tuesday the first of two friendlies scheduled for the lead-up to its World Cup d...

1 month ago
Real Madrid celebrates UEFA Champions League title

Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Real Madrid's players celebrated their 13th UEFA Champions League title with thousands of their fans at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after the Spanish football club crushed Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev. Together with Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League victory, the Bernabeu stadium was also chosen to celebrate Real Madrid Basketball tea...

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