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  • FILE - In this June 28, 2012 file photo, cyclist Frank Schleck of Luxembourg looks up during a press conference at the team hotel in Francorchamps, Belgium during the Tour de France cycling race. Luxembourg's anti-doping authorities have suspended RadioShack Nissan Trek leader Frank Schleck until July 14 after he tested positive for a banned substance during last year's Tour de France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, file)

    Frank Schleck gets 1-year doping ban, will miss Tour de France

    Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency president Robert Schuler says Schleck was given a 12-month backdated suspension to last year's Tour, where he tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide. He has denied any wrongdoing.

  • Chuck Hagel

    DONNELLY: Issue is defense of homeland, not homosexuality

    Members of the Senate have many reasons to oppose the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, but criticism from LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) groups pushing their causes is not one of them. Senators should be more troubled by Mr. Hagel's opportunistic apology to his LGBT activist critics.

  • Luxembourg royals tie knot in religious ceremony

    Under a canopy of soldiers' drawn swords as church bells tolled, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy emerged smiling Saturday from the tiny duchy's Notre Dame Cathedral after wrapping up a two-day wedding gala with a religious ceremony.

  • Luxembourg royals tie knot at the altar

    Luxembourg Prince Guillaume and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy have put the finishing touches on their two-day wedding extravaganza with a religious ceremony at the tiny duchy's Notre Dame Cathedral.

  • Royal wedding gives Luxembourg turn in spotlight

    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg doesn't get a lot of turns in the spotlight.

  • Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, heir to the grand dukedom, and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy of Belgium arrive for the christening ceremony of Princess Estelle of Sweden in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Scanpix/Claudio Bresciani/Pool)

    Royal wedding gives Luxembourg a turn in spotlight

    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg doesn't get a lot of turns in the spotlight. It's an independent country tinier than Rhode Island and it would fit inside Germany, its neighbor to the east, 138 times with room to spare.

  • EU court OKs resale of software licenses

    The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that software makers cannot keep people who download programs from selling their licenses for those programs to others _ as long as they disable their own copies.

  • Embassy Row

    Richard M. Nixon would shock the sensibilities of today's politically correct world of diplomacy with his blunt view of career diplomats as "eunuchs," his salty assessment of a well-endowed envoy, and his defense of political donors as ambassadors.

  • The Dexia logo sits atop the bank's headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Belgium nationalizes Dexia bank subsidiary for $5.4B

    Embattled bank Dexia said Monday the Belgian state will buy its Belgian subsidiary for 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) as part of a restructuring of the lender amid a severe liquidity squeeze.

  • New overall leader Cadel Evans of Australia celebrates on the podium of the 20th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 42.5 kilometers (26.4 miles) starting and finishing in Grenoble, Alps region, France on Saturday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Cadel Evans set to become 1st Aussie to win Tour de France

    Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.

  • EU tries to quarantine Greek debt crisis

    Europe sought to put a firewall between the financial turmoil ravaging Greece and the destinies of Ireland and Portugal, the two other eurozone countries that already have received international aid.

  • E. coli cucumbers may be in Austria, Hungary

    Spanish vegetables suspected of contamination with a potentially deadly bacteria are being recalled from stores in Austria and the Czech Republic to prevent the spread of a deadly outbreak, officials said Sunday.

  • Embassy Row

    The former U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, a close political ally of President Obama's, was so "aggressive, bullying, hostile and intimidating" to her staff that she drove several top diplomats to appeal for transfers from the posh northern European nation to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a State Department report.

  • In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, a shopkeeper displays BlackBerry mobile phones in his shop in Ahmadabad, India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

    Google, Skype targeted in India security crackdown

    India has widened its security crackdown, asking all companies that provide encrypted communications — not just BlackBerry maker Research In Motion — to install servers in the country to make it easier for the government to obtain users' data.

  • The pack -- including Alberto Contador of Spain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey -- cycles up the Champs-Elysees in Paris during the 20th and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race on Sunday, July 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Contador wins third Tour de France

    Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France in four years Sunday, heralding the arrival of a new cycling superstar even as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong finished the race for the last time.

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