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France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

Paris - Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days on Tuesday, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at Euro 2016 fans.

France expels Russian football activist for second time

Paris - France moved Tuesday to expel for a second time a Russian football activist accused of stirring street violence at Euro 2016, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at fans.

Russian football fan agitator held after sneaking back into France

Toulouse - French police detained Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin as he watched his country play at Euro 2016 just two days after being expelled from France, the interior ministry said.

Beer, batons and lessons from battle of Marseille

Marseille - The Pizzeria du Sud was selling record amounts of beer to England fans when a group of Russians in near-military formation burst into the square near the Marseille seafront.

I want to return to Euro 2016 — Russian agitator

Moscow - The Russian far-right football fan leader expelled from France over unrest at Euro 2016 on Saturday swaggered through a Moscow airport, his outstretched arms holding a Russian flag with a snarling bear -- and vowed to return to France before the end of...

France expels Russian far-right football fan leader from Euro 2016

Paris - France on Saturday expelled Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin over violence at Euro 2016 as UEFA opened an inquiry into new chaos caused by Croatian supporters.

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Saint Etienne - Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country's Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded "sports terrorists" as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles.

Putin questions scale of alleged Russian violence at Euro 2016

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a "disgrace" but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger contingent of English supporters.

Six Russian hooligans arrested in Germany over assault

Berlin - Six Russian hooligans arriving from southern France have been arrested in Germany after beating and kicking Spanish tourists, injuring one of them seriously, police said Friday.

Russians jailed for Euro 2016 violence, far-right figure expelled

Marseille - A French court on Thursday jailed three Russian football supporters over Euro 2016 fan unrest while a far-right Russian agitator was thrown out of the country.

Attempted murder probe over badly injured England Euro 2016 fans: prosecutor

Marseille - French prosecutors said Thursday they are probing the attempted murder of two English football supporters who were "seriously injured" in violence in Marseille before the England-Russia Euro 2016 match.

Three Russian fans to face trial over Euro 2016 violence

Marseille - Three of the 43 Russian supporters detained in France over the violence around the England-Russia Euro 2016 match will be tried Thursday, prosecutors told AFP.

French ministry says 323 arrests made since Euro 2016 start

Paris - French police have made 323 arrests since the start of the European Championships, the interior ministry said on Thursday, as Europe's showcase football event continues to be marred by violence.

French riot police battle Euro 2016 fans

Lille - French police repeatedly fired tear gas and baton charged England and Russia fans in Lille as Euro 2016's hooligan protagonists took their rivalry to a new city.

Six Russians arrested in France football violence: Authorities

Lille - Six Russians have been arrested in connection with the violent clashes that broke out at the weekend around the Euro 2016 tournament in southern France, authorities announced Wednesday.

Russia summons French envoy over Euro 2016 fan arrests

Paris - Russia summoned France's ambassador to protest over the arrest of Russian supporters at the Euro 2016 football tournament which has been tarnished by hooligan unrest.

Moscow calls detention of Russian fans in France 'unacceptable'

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday slammed the detention of Russian football fans attending Euro 2016 in France as "absolutely unacceptable".

Security clampdown as France fears more Euro 2016 violence

Paris - French police moved onto the streets of Lille to keep order on Wednesday as tens of thousands of Russian, English, Welsh and Slovak fans arrived for the latest round of high-risk Euro 2016 football matches.

Russia says to abide by 'excessive' UEFA punishment for Euro 2016 unrest

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday accepted a UEFA ruling that it will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if there is new stadium unrest after the European governing body slapped the country with a fine and suspended disqualification. "We will comply with UEFA's decision.

UEFA gives Russia last chance over Euro 2016 fan violence

Paris - UEFA told Russia on Tuesday it will be kicked out of the Euro 2016 if its fans cause more stadium trouble, while France arrested a group of Russian supporters.

Football fans jailed in France over Euro 2016 unrest

Marseille - England supporters were jailed Monday over the Marseille fan battles before the England-Russia Euro 2016 match as a top British police officer accused Russian hooligans of staging an "orchestrated" campaign of violence.

Russian Football Union official tells violent fans: Keep it up!

Moscow - A senior Russian Football Union official and ultra-nationalist politician said Monday that the country's fans were right to fight England supporters at Euro 2016.

Ten Euro 2016 fans face trial as 150 Russian hooligans evade arrest

Marseille - Ten men will be tried in France Monday over the violence between English and Russian football fans in Marseille, but prosecutors said 150 "extremely well-trained" Russian hooligans had evaded arrest.

UEFA threaten Russia, England disqualification over fan clashes

Paris - UEFA on Sunday threatened to kick Russia and England out of the European Championship finals over fan violence but admitted there were stadium security flaws.

France bans alcohol near Euro 2016 venues after violence

Paris - The French government Sunday announced a ban on alcohol near Euro 2016 venues and fan zones, after three days of drunken violence among fans in the southern city of Marseille.

Violence back to haunt football at Euro 2016

Marseille - Hundreds of fans charging through streets holding chairs above their heads ready to throw and bloodied, bare-chested men brawling with police -- football's plague of violence has returned with a vengeance in France.

Little to gain, more to lose for Hollande at Euro

Paris - President Francois Hollande must have been relieved by France's win at the opening match of Euro 2016 but even if the tournament goes smoothly, it is unlikely to change his dire ratings, analysts said.

England fan critical after mass Euro 2016 violence

Marseille - An England football supporter was fighting for his life Saturday after pitched street battles in the French city of Marseille, bringing new shame on football.

France faces hooligans, more strikes at Euro 2016

Paris - After a triumphant start to Euro 2016, France braced for more hooligan violence as England face Russia on Saturday, while a pilots' strike threatened fans' travel plans.

Beer, broken glass and beatings; Euro 2016 fans revive old habits

Marseille - Two nights of tear gas, broken bottles and beer-bloated football fans on Marseille's Vieux Port came as a stark reminder to European Championship organisers that old habits die hard.
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