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    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20
    Jul07

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20

    HAMBURG: Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones. What should have been a peaceful march by around 12,000 people in Hamburg protesting against globalisation was halted as...

    Tennis: Mattek-Sands horror injury puts Djokovic, Federer in shadow
    Jul07

    Tennis: Mattek-Sands horror injury puts Djokovic, Federer in shadow

    LONDON (AFP) – Colourful US star Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered an horrific knee injury at Wimbledon on Thursday which left her screaming in pain, pleading for help and officials accused of freezing in her desperate moment of need.The distressing drama on Court 17, where the 32-year-old lay stricken for at least 20 minutes, pushed the title...

    Tennis: Title favourite Pliskova crashes out of Wimbledon
    Jul07

    Tennis: Title favourite Pliskova crashes out of Wimbledon

    LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon title favourite Karolina Pliskova crashed to a shock second round defeat against world number 108 Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday.Rybarikova battled back from a set down to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Centre Court, earning the Slovakian a last 32 clash with Ukraines Lesia Tsurenko.Pliskova reached the US Open last year...

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20
    Jul07

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20

    HAMBURG (AFP) – Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones.What should have been a peaceful march by around 12,000 people in Hamburg protesting against globalisation was...

    Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20
    Jul07

    Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20

    HAMBURG (AFP) – US President Donald Trump meets Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the first time Friday, in an eagerly awaited encounter at a G20 summit marked by the growing divide between America and its Western allies.On the eve of a face-off that carries consequences for world crises including the wars in Syria and Ukraine, Trump set...

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20
    Jul07

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20

    Up to 100,000 demonstrators are expected before and during the two-day Group of 20 meeting bringing US President Donald Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and other leaders to Hamburg. AFP photo HAMBURG, Germany: Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald...

    Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake
    Jul07

    Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake

    US President Donald Trump warned that the future of the West was at risk and lashed out at Russia and North Korea on Thursday at the start of a high-stakes trip to Europe.In key US ally Poland on the first leg of the trip, he accused Russia of “destabilising” action in Ukraine and warned North Korea it faced “consequences”...

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20
    Jul07

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20

    HAMBURG: Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones. What should have been a peaceful march by around 12,000 people in Hamburg protesting against globalisation was halted as...

    Clashes at G20 protest as Merkel seeks consensus
    Jul07

    Clashes at G20 protest as Merkel seeks consensus

    HAMBURG: Protesters threw bottles and torched cars, injuring seven police officers, before a G20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday, tarnishing the start of a meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September.Merkel, who is campaigning for a fourth term, can ill afford images of chaos...

    Protests rock Hamburg ahead of G20 summit; Merkel seeks policy consensus
    Jul06

    Protests rock Hamburg ahead of G20 summit; Merkel seeks policy consensus

    German police clashed with protesters before a G20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday, tarnishing the outset of a meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September. Merkel, who is campaigning for a fourth term, can ill afford images of chaos and disharmony. The summit, which starts in...

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