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    Australia Open: Heat is on as stars struggle
    Jan16

    Australia Open: Heat is on as stars struggle

    Players draped themselves with towels packed with ice on a sweltering afternoon with temperatures set to rise further on Tuesday. World number one Andy Murray fought his way into the second round as several top players struggled in hot conditions on day one at the Australian Open on Monday.As temperatures topped 32 Celsius (90 Fahrenheit), Murray...

    Australian Open: Newly-knighted Murray opens Aussie tilt
    Jan16

    Australian Open: Newly-knighted Murray opens Aussie tilt

    Murray holds the unwanted distinction of losing five Melbourne finals but he starts this year on top of the world rankings. Newly knighted Andy Murray will hope to gallop towards a maiden Australian Open title when the world number one kicks off his campaign against Illya Marchenko on Monday.Murray holds the unwanted distinction of losing five...

    In Kiev, Biden says world must stand against Russian aggression
    Jan16

    In Kiev, Biden says world must stand against Russian aggression

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday that “the international community” must stand up against Russian aggression and urged the incoming Trump administration to be a strong supporter and partner of Ukraine. …read more Source: Libya...

    Australian Open: Venus not in Melbourne for ‘kicks and giggles’
    Jan16

    Australian Open: Venus not in Melbourne for ‘kicks and giggles’

    The 36-year-old world number 17 said the desire to win was still burning. Veteran campaigner Venus Williams says is not at the Australian Open for “kicks and giggles” after grinding past Ukrainian youngster Kateryna Kozlova in two gruelling sets Monday.The American seven-time Grand Slam winner, who turns 37 this year, showed she is...

    Murray wears down Marchenko in tough Open clash
    Jan16

    Murray wears down Marchenko in tough Open clash

    Andy Murray ground out a hard-earned straight sets win over plucky Illya Marchenko to open his campaign for a first Australian Open title in Melbourne on Monday. The world number one, who has lost five Australian finals four of them to his key rival Novak Djokovic carved out a 7-5, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 victory in 2hr 47min on Rod Laver Arena. It was an...

    Heat is on as stars struggle at Australian Open
    Jan16

    Heat is on as stars struggle at Australian Open

    As temperatures topped 32 Celsius (90 Fahrenheit), Murray came through a two hours, 47 minutes test against Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko 7-5, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2. …read more Source: Daily...

    Russian lawmakers give mixed reaction to Trump’s nuclear cuts offer
    Jan16

    Russian lawmakers give mixed reaction to Trump’s nuclear cuts offer

    Parliamentarians in Russia gave a mixed reaction on Monday to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to strike a deal on nuclear arms cuts in exchange for Washington lifting sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. Konstantin Kosachev, head of the upper house of parliament’s international affairs committee, was cited...

    NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe
    Jan16

    NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe

    US troops take part in a NATO military exercise outside Tbilisi, Georgia/AFP-File BERLIN, Germany, Jan 16 – NATO is “obsolete”, Germany’s Angela Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” on refugees, Brexit will be “great” and the US could cut a deal with Russia: Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides in interviews with European media....

    NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe
    Jan16

    NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe

    NATO is “obsolete”, Germany’s Angela Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” on refugees, Brexit will be “great” and the US could cut a deal with Russia: Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides Sunday in interviews with European media. Five days before his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, the billionaire populist...

    Outgoing CIA chief warns Trump to watch his words
    Jan16

    Outgoing CIA chief warns Trump to watch his words

    CIA Director John Brennan warns that incoming-president Donald Trump be more disciplined in what he say publically © AFP/File / ZACH GIBSONWASHINGTON, Jan 16 – Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn’t understand the challenges...

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