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Federer, Serena lead Wimbledon against World Cup


July 2, 2018

Roger Federer and Serena Williams bring the curtain up on Wimbledon today with the All England Club confident their tournament can comfortably capture the imagination of a public distracted by the World Cup. Federer, the record eight-time champion, opens proceedings on Centre Court against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic. Williams, meanwhile, has been shunted off to Court One where she tackles Dutch …

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After identity blunder, Kagawa has Belgium in his sights


July 2, 2018

Shinji Kagawa has Belgium in his sights for Monday’s World Cup last 16 clash after the Red Devils’ Twitter account confused him with Japanese wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura at the weekend. Kagawa is set to lead Japan’s attack when the Asian underdogs take on Roberto Martinez’s star-studded Belgium in Rostov today for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals. The 29-year-old ex-Manchester …

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Serena battles into Wimbledon second round


July 2, 2018

LONDON: Serena Williams kicked off her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 victory over Holland´s Arantxa Rus on Monday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has now won her last 15 singles matches at Wimbledon after clinching the title in 2015 and 2016. Williams, who missed Wimbledon last year to prepare for the birth of her …

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Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals


July 2, 2018

Neymar flaunted his flair and his theatrics with a goal and an assist on Monday at the World Cup. The world’s most expensive player led Brazil over Mexico 2-0 and into the quarterfinals of the tournament for the seventh straight time. Neymar broke through Mexico’s stern resistance by setting up the opener when his back-heel released Willian. Neymar then ran …

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Iranian president flies to Europe to rally support


July 2, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani departed Iran on Monday for a trip to Europe billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Rouhani was set to visit Switzerland and Austria as part of Tehran’s ongoing efforts to secure Europe’s continued support for the landmark agreement. The Iranian president left Tehran on …

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First woman elected Mexico City mayor


July 2, 2018

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City has elected a woman mayor for the first time in history, local politician and scientist Claudia Sheinbaum, according to exit polls. Sheinbaum, 56, won the election to lead North America’s largest city with between 47.5 and 55.5 percent of the vote, according to an estimate by polling firm Mitofsky. A woman had previously served as mayor …

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Trump blasts OPEC, warns European companies against Iran ties BERKELEY HEIGH


July 2, 2018

Trump blasts OPEC, warns European companies against Iran ties BERKELEY HEIGHTS: US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on close US allies in an interview that aired on Sunday with a threat to sanction European companies that do business with Iran. …

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Thai boys trapped in cave found alive after nine days underground


July 2, 2018

Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded Thai cave for nine days were found alive late Monday, sparking elation after days of painstaking searching by specialist divers through muddy waters and winding tunnels. There had been no contact with the boys, aged between 11 and 16, since they went missing with their 25-year-old coach last Saturday. The massive …

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Valley of Tehuacan-Cuicatlan listed as UNESCO heritage site


July 2, 2018

MEXICO CITY: The Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley, home to the oldest water management system in North America, was added Monday as a “mixed site” to the UNESCO World Heritage list, reflecting its significance as both a natural and cultural area. Straddling the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca, the rugged, cactus-filled reserve that spreads across a 145,255 hectare (359,000 acres) area was …

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