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    Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7
    Jan13

    Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7

    Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final. The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam crown at the tournament starting in Melbourne on Monday, faces dangerous former world number seven Belinda...

    Australian Open: Serena’s tough draw in quest for 7th title
    Jan13

    Australian Open: Serena’s tough draw in quest for 7th title

    The American powerhouse faces dangerous former world number seven Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the opening round. Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final.The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand...

    Australian Open: Serena’s tough draw in quest for 7th title
    Jan13

    Australian Open: Serena’s tough draw in quest for 7th title

    The American powerhouse faces dangerous former world number seven Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the opening round. Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final.The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand...

    Australian Open: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws
    Jan13

    Australian Open: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws

    The British world number one has lost five Melbourne finals, four of those to defending champion Novak 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 Friday’s draw.The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon...

    Jens Stoltenberg: NATO chief slams ‘unacceptable’ attempts to influence elections
    Jan12

    Jens Stoltenberg: NATO chief slams ‘unacceptable’ attempts to influence elections

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that outside attempts to manipulate national elections cannot be tolerated, amid uproar over claims Russian interference helped Donald Trump win the US presidency.”Any attempt to intervene in, to influence national elections from outside is unacceptable,” Stoltenberg said when asked about...

    NATO chief slams ‘unacceptable’ attempts to influence elections
    Jan12

    NATO chief slams ‘unacceptable’ attempts to influence elections

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said interference in elections was unacceptable amid claims Russia influenced the US vote © AFP/File / THIERRY CHARLIERBrussels, Belgium, Jan 12 – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that outside attempts to manipulate national elections cannot be tolerated, amid uproar over claims Russian...

    U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on January 15
    Jan12

    U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on January 15

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine on Sunday and meet President Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s presidential office said on Thursday. …read more Source: Libya...

    Tillerson shows readiness to oppose Trump on multiple fronts
    Jan12

    Tillerson shows readiness to oppose Trump on multiple fronts

    Former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson told skeptical senators at his confirmation hearing that he would take a firm line with Moscow/AFPWASHINGTON, United States, Jan 11 – Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state signaled he is prepared to diverge from the US president-elect on numerous key issues, notably nuclear...

    Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China
    Jan12

    Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China

    Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson hit out at China Wednesday during his Senate confirmation hearing, warning the US would send a “clear signal” that the Asian giant must abandon its artificial islands in the South China Sea. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island building stops, and...

    Australian Open: Kerber has Serena in her sights
    Jan11

    Australian Open: Kerber has Serena in her sights

    The German left-hander stunned the American powerhouse at Melbourne Park last year, upsetting her in the final. World number one Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of dangerous players looking to halt Serena Williams’ bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next week.The German left-hander stunned the...

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