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    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...

    ‘Sir Andy’ seeks end to agony at Australian Open
    Jan13

    ‘Sir Andy’ seeks end to agony at Australian Open

    Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses. Murray enters the year’s first grand slam in unknown territory, rated as top seed for the first...

    Water can become a source of peace
    Jan12

    Water can become a source of peace

    The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the UN building in New York, with António Guterres taking over for Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, has taken place at a time when notions about peace and conflict are undergoing a subtle change. In particular, the role of resources – especially water – is getting the recognition it deserves.This...

    Russia sees red as US troops arrive in Poland
    Jan12

    Russia sees red as US troops arrive in Poland

    US troops and tanks began streaming into Poland yesterday as part of one of the largest deployments of US forces in Europe since the Cold War, an operation that Russia angrily branded a “threat”.The Atlantic Resolve mission will see more than 3,000 American soldiers and heavy equipment deployed in Poland and nearby North Atlantic Treaty...

    Pentagon, CIA chief picks sound alarm on Russia and China
    Jan12

    Pentagon, CIA chief picks sound alarm on Russia and China

    President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for US defence secretary James Matteo and CIA director Mike Pompeo have portrayed multiple challenges facing the United States, from an aggressive Russia to a “disruptive” Iran to a China that he said is creating “real tensions”.Matteo has accused Russia of trying to break up NATO and said China was...

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