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Mac offers his expertise to fading Federer

Mac offers his expertise to fading Federer Paris  - Never-shy John McEnroe has seized the moment of Roger Federer's Miami misery, producing an offer of coaching help in French media.

The 50-year-old legend and noted self-promoter told the Le Journal du Dimanche weekly that he would be available for coaching or other duties - on a limited basis, naturally.

"I'd like to help Roger," said Mac, adding: "He needs to change his strategy if he wants to beat (Rafael) Nadal - and I have an idea about that.

Astronomers dissect a giant stellar explosion

Astronomers dissect a giant stellar explosionParis, April 4 : A meticulous analysis of data has allowed astronomers to investigate the initial phases of a giant stellar explosion, which led to the ejection of matter at velocities close to the speed of light.

On 19 December 2004, the blast from an exploding star arrived at Earth.

ESA's (European Space Agency's) Integral satellite, an orbiting gamma-ray observatory, recorded the entire event, providing information for what may prove to be one of the most important gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) seen in recent years.

Rs 8 Lakh Dress For Bebo!

Rs 8 Lakh Dress For Bebo! Ace Bollywood beauty Kareena Kapoor always finds a way of being in the limelight.

The hot and dazzling actress is now ready to wear a dress worth Rs 8 lac for a song in her forthcoming movie ‘Kambakkht Ishq’.

According to rumor mills, the producer of the film Sajid Nadiadwala had ordered the special dress for the ‘Jab We Met’ actress from Paris.

Obama and Sarkozy to meet in Strasbourg ahead of NATO summit

Obama and Sarkozy to meet in Strasbourg ahead of NATO summit Paris - US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, were to meet in the French city of Strasbourg on Friday for their first head-to-head meeting since Obama's election to the White House.

The meeting was to take place at lunchtime, ahead of a NATO summit in Strasbourg and in the German cities of Kehl and Baden-Baden.

OECD releases list on compliance with tax haven guidelines

OECD releases list on compliance with tax haven guidelines Paris - Costa Rica, Malaysia, the Philippines and Uruguay have all been tagged by the OECD as countries not complying with international guidelines designed to stop countries from acting as tax havens.

The list hopes to build momentum on pledges made at Thursday's G20 summit in London, where world leaders again proclaimed the need to crack down on tax havens, countries where banking secrecy allows people to hide income from their nation's tax authorities.

France and Brazil to propose system of world governance

France and Brazil to propose system of world governanceParis  - French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said on Wednesday that their two countries were preparing a proposal for a new world governance to prevent future economic crises caused by a lack of regulation.

"We want (at least) a minimum of regulation in the face of the disaster that has been caused by total deregulation," Sarkozy told journalists in Paris after a meeting with Lula just hours before the two were to travel on to London for the G20 summit.

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