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Day: May 13, 2019

Nadal: ‘I have not played well enough’ as Tsitsipas in Madrid final

Novak Djokovic will play Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Madrid Open title after the 20-year-old Greek stunned Rafael Nadal on Saturday to win a thrilling semi-final 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 on his fourth match point. Nadal had been a clear favourite to face Djokovic in Sunday’s showpiece at Caja Magica […]

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UN confirms Yemen aid port withdrawal underway

The UN confirmed a withdrawal by Yemen’s Huthi rebels from three Red Sea ports had begun Saturday, while a senior pro-government official accused the rebels of faking the pullout. The rebel pullback is a first step in implementing a hard-won ceasefire deal reached between Yemen’s internationally-recognised government and […]

US-China standoff heralds risky shake-up of global order: analysts

Flaring tensions between Washington and Beijing are raising the prospect of new global diplomatic and economic fault lines, with consequences that analysts say could pose unfamiliar challenges to world leaders. From an escalating trade war to an influence struggle in the South China Sea, “we’ve entered a period […]

Eurovision hopefuls tune up in Israel amid boycott calls

Europe’s popular annual fest of kitsch and outrageous fashion kicks off Tuesday in Tel Aviv, with Israel hoping the Eurovision Song Contest may help burnish its image despite boycott calls. Last year’s winning performance by Israeli singer, Netta Barzilai, with her #MeToo-inspired song “Toy” — which included clucking […]

Pacquiao to fight Thurman in WBA welterweight showdown

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman will fight for World Boxing Association welterweight supremacy on July 20, promoters confirmed Saturday. An announcement on the Fox television broadcast of the Premier Boxing Champions card featuring Jarrett Hurd and Julian Williams confirmed the bout. Eight-division world champion Pacquiao, […]

Inequality tops agenda as Lithuanians choose new president

Lithuanians began voting on Sunday for a new president in a tight race dominated by concerns over income inequality and poverty in the Baltic state boasting some of the eurozone’s strongest growth. Nine candidates are vying to replace two-term independent incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite, but surveys suggest only three […]

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