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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...

US Lashes out at Russia at UN and Russia Goes After Obama
Jan11

US Lashes out at Russia at UN and Russia Goes After Obama

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, in one of her last appearances at the U.N. Security Council, lashed out at Russia on Tuesday for invading and annexing Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin shot back by accusing the Obama...

Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Freeland Named Top Canada Diplomat
Jan10

Trudeau Shuffles Cabinet, Freeland Named Top Canada Diplomat

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shaken up his cabinet less than two weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Trudeau on Tuesday named Chrystia Freeland as Canada’s new foreign minister amid worries Trump will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland was trade minister when...

New U.N. Chief Urges Security Council to Do More to Prevent War
Jan10

New U.N. Chief Urges Security Council to Do More to Prevent War

New United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the Security Council on Tuesday to take more action to prevent conflicts instead of just responding to them as he pledged to strengthen the world body’s mediation capacity. “The United Nations was established to prevent war by binding us in a rules-based international order....

Xi to be First Chinese President to Attend Davos Forum
Jan10

Xi to be First Chinese President to Attend Davos Forum

GENEVA — China’s President Xi Jinping will attend the World Economic Forum next week, becoming the first Chinese head of state to do so at the annual gathering of business leaders, politicians and cultural icons in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos. As part of an official visit to Switzerland, Xi will attend and open the annual economic...

Top-ranked Kerber stunned by Russian teen
Jan10

Top-ranked Kerber stunned by Russian teen

Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina put Angelique Kerber’s Australian Open preparations in a spin with a straight-sets upset win over the world number one at the Sydney International on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, ranked 26, underlined her huge potential with a confident performance to take out the German, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in a second-round match...

Sydney International: Top-ranked Kerber stunned by Russian teen
Jan10

Sydney International: Top-ranked Kerber stunned by Russian teen

The 19-year-old underlined her huge potential with a confident performance to take out the German. Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina put Angelique Kerber’s Australian Open preparations in a spin with a straight-sets upset win over the world number one at the Sydney International on Tuesday.The 19-year-old, ranked 26, underlined her huge...

Swedish Leader Warns of Security Threats in Baltic Sea Area
Jan09

Swedish Leader Warns of Security Threats in Baltic Sea Area

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s prime minister has warned that the Scandinavian country faces several security threats, including cyberattacks. Stefan Lofven says there are “primary” threats facing the country with a military buildup in the Baltic Sea region, especially “in light of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.”...

U.S. military vows more complex training in Europe to deter Russia
Jan08

U.S. military vows more complex training in Europe to deter Russia

The U.S. military on Sunday vowed to increase the scope and complexity of its European training exercises to deter Russian aggression, as more U.S. tanks, trucks and other equipment arrived in Germany for a big buildup on NATO’s eastern flank.“Let me be clear: This is one part of our efforts to deter Russian aggression, ensure the...

Trumps lambasts ‘fools’ who oppose better Russia ties
Jan07

Trumps lambasts ‘fools’ who oppose better Russia ties

President-elect Donald Trump condemned Russia critics on Saturday, calling those who oppose better relations with Moscow “stupid” people and “fools” in his latest Twitter tirade. His attack comes a day after the Republican president-elect met the country’s leading intelligence agency chiefs — including the director of national intelligence,...

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