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    Europe raps Trump over ‘obsolete’ Nato remarks
    Jan16

    Europe raps Trump over ‘obsolete’ Nato remarks

    Angela Merkel led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump yesterday after he branded the Nato alliance “obsolete” and criticised the German chancellor’s open-door refugee policy. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe, hailing Britain’s...

    Murray hopes to overcome Australian Open final jinx
    Jan15

    Murray hopes to overcome Australian Open final jinx

    ‘I obviously feel pretty confident after the way the last season finished. I do love it here. I love the conditions. I have played really well here over the years, and I just haven’t managed to get over the final hurdle’ Andy Murray sets out today to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats as his great rival Novak Djokovic...

    Kerber lurks as Serena looks to pass Graf’s Grand Slam mark
    Jan15

    Kerber lurks as Serena looks to pass Graf’s Grand Slam mark

    Serena Williams has vowed to make life difficult for top seed Angelique Kerber and a host of dangerous players out to derail her at the Australian Open, warning she is in Melbourne to win. The American gets her quest for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title underway in a difficult first-round clash against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic...

    Poles welcome US troops as wary Nato eyes Russia
    Jan14

    Poles welcome US troops as wary Nato eyes Russia

    Polish authorities and ordinary Poles have welcomed US troops who arrived this week as part of an unprecedented deployment to Nato’s eastern flank aimed at deterring Russia.“Welcome to Poland,” Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told US troops yesterday in Zagan, the Polish town on the German border where the brigade will be headquartered, adding:...

    Don’t call me ‘Sir Andy’, says Murray
    Jan14

    Don’t call me ‘Sir Andy’, says Murray

    Andy Murray yesterday said there was no need to call him “Sir” as he took a relaxed approach to his new status as a knight of the realm and world number one at the Australian Open. The laconic Scot said just being called “Andy” was fine despite a decision by Australia’s Channel Seven to refer to him as “Sir Andy Murray” at the tournament....

    Winter storm batters Europe
    Jan13

    Winter storm batters Europe

    A powerful winter storm battered Europe yesterday, leaving 330,000 homes without power in France, prompting the evacuation of thousands of seaside dwellers in Britain and disrupting travel.Britain issued more than a dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there was a risk of danger to life, and deployed the military to help thousands of people to...

    Trump cabinet nominees ‘free’ to express ideas
    Jan13

    Trump cabinet nominees ‘free’ to express ideas

    US President-elect Donald Trump has shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great job,” he said in an early morning tweet exactly one week before he...

    Trump’s crazed transition
    Jan13

    Trump’s crazed transition

    With Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States fast approaching, the strangest – even craziest – post-election transition in US history is about to come to an end. This period has provided a clear demonstration of how unpredictable life with President Trump will be.A president-elect typically uses the transition time to...

    Tillerson must answer for Trump, Big Oil, even Putin in hearing
    Jan13

    Tillerson must answer for Trump, Big Oil, even Putin in hearing

    Rex Tillerson helped seal multibillion-dollar deals from Venezuela to Russia as Exxon Mobil Corp’s CEO. Now senators weighing his nomination for secretary of state will want to know if he can be as effective working for the US — even when it conflicts with the interests of “Big Oil.” Tillerson’s business background, and lack of...

    Tough draws for Murray, Djokovic
    Jan13

    Tough draws for Murray, Djokovic

    World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following yesterday’s draw. The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking, has lost five Melbourne finals, four of...

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