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Champion Muguruza into last-16 at Roland Garros

Champion Muguruza into last-16 at Roland Garros Should Muguruza and Mladenovic win, as expected, they will face each other for a place in the quarter-finals. The fourth-seeded and the reigning champion outscored Putintseva 26-14 in winners, and reached the 73 per cent in winning on first serve, 24 percent higher than Putintseva, reports Xinhua news agency. [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year Scheduled to launch next northern summer from Cape Canaveral, the Parker Solar Probe will fly within six million kilometres of the sun's surface - right into the solar atmosphere. Wednesday, the 89-year-old Parker was awarded NASA's distinguished public service medal, the highest form of recognition the agency awards to nonemployees, for his lifetime of scientific achievement. [Full Article...]

Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv — Sources to CNN

Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv — Sources to CNN US President Donald Trump, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after giving final remarks at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem before Trump's departure, May 23, 2017. "I am personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement". The whole matter boils down to symbolism. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war and late... [Full Article...]

Borders rugby stars to start for the Lions

New Zealand underlined their recent dominance with a world-record equalling 18-Test winning streak in 2015-2016, and coach Steve Hansen said this week there was still "plenty of room" for improvement. Sinckler is ready to rip into the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians after promising he would be "angry, aggressive, uncompromising". "I want the players to put us coaches under pressure and make... [Full Article...]

Trump waives law requiring US move its embassy to Jerusalem

Senior administration officials told the Washington Free Beacon that Trump remains " committed " to ultimately relocating the USA embassy, but has made a decision to hold off in the short term in order to appease the Palestinians-who also claim the ancient city as their own-and try to make progress in Middle East peace talks. [Full Article...]

Penn State proposes new safety reforms after pledge's death

Penn State proposes new safety reforms after pledge's death The university says the current Greek life structure at Penn State is not sustainable and can not continue in its current form. Timothy Piazza , 19, of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, died in February after falling down a set of basement stairs at a fraternity. [Full Article...]

Storms delay SpaceX station delivery using recycled capsule

Storms delay SpaceX station delivery using recycled capsule The first launch of a pre-flown SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule will have to wait until at least Saturday (June 3). The Falcon 9 rocket is 230 feet tall and will boost the Dragon capsule into space , this stage of the mission will take about 10 minutes. [Full Article...]

Trump's exit from the Paris climate change deal is absurd

But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California called it "a stunning abdication of American leadership and a grave threat to our planet's future". "Our efforts should be on exporting our technology and innovation to nations who seek to reduce their Carbon dioxide footprint - to learn from us". [Full Article...]

Gulf Arab row rattles Trump's anti-Iran axis

Key principals within the Trump administration, such as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, hold views on Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood that are virtually indistinguishable from those in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi . [Full Article...]

Basis of Martial Law declaration, still questionable to some

It will likely take weeks, if not months, before the Philippine government takes control of the situation since the ongoing violence has already forced thousands to flee Marawi to seek refuge elsewhere. The Philippine military says the radicals include foreign fighters and local gunmen. Instead, they were contented with news they gathered from mainstream and social media and did not dare scrut... [Full Article...]

Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors Forget all the things that Cleveland did wrong offensively in Game 1 , the poor shooting and the 20 turnovers and how the bench basically contributed nothing and how Rihanna got - and merited - more commentary from ABC's Jeff Van Gundy than J.R. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation still committed to backing Paris climate deal - RIA cites deputy PM

St. Petersburg , Russia , Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has proposed today to hold a youth economic forum in St. Petersburg , as he considered that the new generations are in charge of building the future. "By the way, we should be grateful to President Trump". Mr Putin scoffed at the United States focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of Mr Trump's team, s... [Full Article...]

Soros says Brexit talks could last five years, risks distracting EU

Soros says Brexit talks could last five years, risks distracting EU Soros said on June 1 that a combination of external and internal threats have brought the 28-member bloc to a "tipping point" between further integration or disintegration. He urged the bloc to focus on three key areas - dealing with the refugee crisis, Brexit and "the lack of an economic growth strategy". " Brexit will be an immensely damaging process, harmful to both sides ", he said, adding t... [Full Article...]

Oil slides as US climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns

USA inventories fell 6.4 million barrels last week, their eighth straight weekly drawdown. "This could lead to a drilling free-for-all in the USA and also see other signatories waver in their commitments", said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst, OANDA. [Full Article...]

Putin on Trump's withdrawal from Paris Accord: 'Don't worry, be happy'

He said the U.S. will begin negotiations to re-enter the Paris Agreement on terms that are fair to the United States. He took shots at Trump's comments that other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members should pay a greater share of the bloc's defense spending, NBC News reported . [Full Article...]

Pakistan bans its cricketers from the Afghan T20 league

Umar Akmal , Kamran Akmal , Babar Azam , Sohail Tanvir and Rumman Raees were all bought by the franchises in the auction but they will have to be replaced now with PCB refusing to hand NOCs to the players. The Pak-Afghan cricket relationship is in many ways a reflection of the geo-political power-play that defines South-Asian politics. During this time, only one party agreed to tour Pakistan... [Full Article...]

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet to Return to Earth after 196-day Trip

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet to Return to Earth after 196-day Trip The 400-kilometre (250-mile) descent should take about three hours and 20 minutes. "It's been a fantastic adventure and amaSing ride", Pesquet said in a post on Twitter that also featured a collage of landscapes in the colours of the French flag. [Full Article...]

Bones reportedly found in search for Matthew Leveson's remains

Bones reportedly found in search for Matthew Leveson's remains NSW police at the crime scene where human remains have been unearthed at the possible burial place of his son Matthew Leveson in the Royal National Park at Waterfall, NSW. He was acquitted of Mr Leveson's murder and manslaughter after a trial in 2009 only to lead police to the body five years later. "He never came down, he never had to watch us dig, to watch (us dig) every single day. [Full Article...]

People pointing finger at Kejriwal being threatened: Kapil Mishra

People pointing finger at Kejriwal being threatened: Kapil Mishra The anti-corruption branch ( ACB ) searched three warehouses of a pharmaceutical company in Delhi on Wednesday, launching investigation into the alleged medicine scam involving Delhi government after sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra lodged a complaint. [Full Article...]

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid reportedly hanging in the balance

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid reportedly hanging in the balance Among the reasons Ireland's committee feel they have a string bid is the government support, and the availability and suitability of iconic stadiums set in the heart of cities and towns. Mr Ross said: "The draft guarantees to be provided by the State to support the staging of the tournament were received from the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) on April 7. [Full Article...]


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