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Author: 0 Roger Federer produced two brilliant backhand winners against Rafael Nadal

Just a couple of months after their epic five-set Australian Open final, the two modern legends locked horns it again. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. Federer took control from the outset against Nadal, breaking in the opening game before a blistering backhand victor saw him go 4-1 up. Djokovic couldn't muster a break point against the Australian, who has yet to be broken in the tournament.

Author: 0 Lismore told to evacuate, Murwillumbah residents on roofs

Meanwhile, about 70 schools are closed in northern NSW on Friday and residents are urged to stay off the roads and avoid flood waters. Mr Morrow said metres of water would likely flood businesses and homes and the levels could exceed those seen during events in the city in 2001 and 2005.

Global Media United States bans electronics on flights from 8 nations
Author: 0 United States bans electronics on flights from 8 nations

The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said , adding that it had been under consideration since the USA government learned of a threat several weeks ago. For example, Emirates said its US -bound passengers transiting through Dubai International Airport must place the banned devices in checked bags at the point of origin.

Global Media Venezuela top prosecutor says Supreme Court
Author: 0 Venezuela top prosecutor says Supreme Court "broke" constitution

Political analysts warned it was a sharp authoritarian turn for the South American oil giant, where an economic crisis has caused food shortages, riots and an epidemic of violent crime. Officers of the National Guard physically assaulted several deputies who only expressed their opposition to the court's ruling. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Thursday he would recall his ambassador, while OAS chief Luis Alamagro labeled the decision“self-coup” by the Maduro government and a ...

Author: 0 Trump Will Host China's President Xi In Florida On April 6

It said Mr Trump and his wife Melania will host Mr Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan at a dinner next Thursday. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that the upcoming meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping , "will be a very hard one", Efe news reported .

Global Media Hope For Commuters As Some Dublin Bus Services Return To Action
Author: 0 Hope For Commuters As Some Dublin Bus Services Return To Action

He says they don't want the Transport Minister to inject cash into the company. "The Taoiseach, who is happy to turn a blind eye, is completely complicit". Bus Eireann said trust must be restored for both sides in the dispute to reopen "time-limited talks". The disruption occurred when Bus Éireann workers, who are on strike since last week, set up secondary unoffical pickets at Irish Rail stations without notice, meaning workers refused to pass the picket and services ground to a halt.

Author: 0 Netanyahu to slow down settlement activity in effort to appease Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first new settlement in two decades to compensate for the court-ordered demolition of a settler outpost. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been simultaneously negotiating with the USA government on reducing settlement activity. While the United Nations and many developed countries have condemned Israeli settlements, the USA has typically walked a finer line.

Global Media Turkey will maintain military presence in Syria: army
Author: 0 Turkey will maintain military presence in Syria: army

Ankara has also been at loggerheads with the USA over its demands for the extradition of the US-based cleric Fathullah Gulen, accused of plotting a coup in Turkey. The group has been fighting for 30 years against government forces in southeastern Turkey. The US Secretary of State's remarks in Turkey that Assad's fate will be determined by the Syrian people contrasted starkly with the position of the Obama administration.

Author: 0 U.S. crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016

Energy Information Administration ) reported that USA crude oil production rose by 18,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 9,147,000 bpd from March 17-24, 2017. In a divorce from typical correlations, both US Dollar via the DXY and Crude Oil have found life at the end of Q1 17. Oil prices dipped on Thursday, ending two days of increases as record USA crude inventories outweighed a fall in gasoline stocks and disruptions in Libyan supplies.

Author: 0 Russian Federation reserves right to meet any French politician

Kasyanov told EUobserver that Putin was helping Le Pen , and others like her, such as the German anti-EU and far-right politician Frauke Petry, in order to "divide and weaken" the EU. The FN, said Le Pen, did not believe in the diplomacy of threats or sanctions, which unfortunately the European Union used increasingly frequently on Moscow and its own member states, Efe news reported .

Author: 0 South Korean Prosecutors Accuse Impeached President of Threatening CJ Group

The arrest warrant for Park, which was sought by prosecutors earlier this week, was issued by the court, following Thursday's hearing that had lasted for almost nine hours, the longest-ever in the country's history. She then vacated the office. North Korea's state media has not released reports on Park's arrest. Reaction in South Korea to the arrest of impeached President Park Geun-hye has been relatively restrained as the nation focuses on the upcoming presidential election.

Author: 0 Trade talks must wait until after European Union withdrawal deal, Hollande tells May

In Germany, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said "we will hopefully come to this second step soon". Mr Gove, now a backbencher, told the audience at an event organised by the Ireland edition of The Times, that Irish citizens would be treated differently from others in the European Union, and would have the same rights to live and work in the United Kingdom as has been the case historically.

Author: 0 Israeli cabinet approves first new settlements in West Bank in two decades

The Palestinians reacted angrily as what is widely seen as the most right-wing government in Israeli history presses ahead with settlement expansion in defiance of worldwide concern. Over 420,000 Israelis now live in the West Bank, settlers say. They had hoped to see laws proposed for the annexation of large parts of the West Bank to Israel, beginning with the town of Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem .

Global Media International alarm as Venezuela accused of 'coup'
Author: 0 International alarm as Venezuela accused of 'coup'

Maduro's government a year ago cancelled a recall referendum seeking to remove him from office before his term ends in 2019 and suspended gubernatorial elections the opposition is heavily favored to win. And it may well facilitate deals with companies including Russian Federation oil major Rosneft, which Reuters reported earlier this month had been offered a stake in an oil joint venture with Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as part of a broader deal with Caracas' key ally.

Author: 0 Koreans linked to Kim Jong Nam's murder arrive in Beijing

The body of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, has been returned to North Korea under the terms of a deal agreed with Malaysia. Three North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder left Malaysia on Friday along with the body of Kim Jong Nam after Malaysia agreed a swap deal that saw nine Malaysians allowed to return home from Pyongyang .

Author: 0 Xi and Trump tipped to play down Taiwan at Florida summit

China said Thursday, March 30, 2017 , Xi and Trump will meet at the latter's Florida resort on April 6-7. China says it has no intention of devaluing its currency , the yuan, in order to boost exports ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with USA counterpart Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Trump declares war on the conservative House Freedom Caucus

David Bozell, the president of For America, said the Republican leadership, in trying to ram through a flawed bill, is making the same mistake that Democrat Nancy Pelosi made when Obamacare was first passed, and that is "trying to slip a bill past the goalie".

Author: 0 GOP senator criticizes Paul Ryan over health care comments

Obamacare repeal and replacement, as Trump presented it, was just something that had to be done before moving on to the fun stuff, which was tax reform. In that event, Democrats will be integral to the process because of the 60-vote hurdle to do most of the legislating in the Senate. Is this what they voted for all these years? "It's so easy to sit back, cross your arms, say, 'No, not going to support that, ' " Poe said in a CNN interview this week.

Global Media Brazilian meat scandal leads USDA to redouble food inspection efforts
Author: 0 Brazilian meat scandal leads USDA to redouble food inspection efforts

Both JBS and BRF strongly reject the accusations and have begun a publicity campaign in Brazil to safeguard their reputations and point out what they say are errors in information the police have disclosed. But Food & Water Watch, an environmental advocacy group, urged Acting Agriculture Secretary Michael Young to revoke the meat inspection equivalency status of Brazil.

Author: 0 Putin Ready to Meet Trump at Arctic Summit

He sharply criticised what he described as the use of the "Russian card" in USA domestic politics, saying it contradicts American interests. He said he would discuss efforts to combat terrorism with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Russian Federation and was ready to work with the new USA presidential administration on fighting the so-called "Islamic State" in Syria.

Global Media De Blasio wants to close Rikers Island within a decade
Author: 0 De Blasio wants to close Rikers Island within a decade

In the past, de Blasio had said that replacing the jail would be too expensive. Bill de Blasio, the mayor, made the announcement on Friday, following the conclusion of a report by Jonathan Lippmann, New York state's chief judge. But de Blasio stopped short of adopting the recommendations in a draft report from a blue-ribbon panel headed by former NY state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

Global Media SC asks Karnan to respond on contempt notice
Author: 0 SC asks Karnan to respond on contempt notice

Justice Karnan was asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000, according to the Supreme Court Rules, for failing to appear for summons. "Had I not come today, you would have issued non-bailable warrant against me". "Medical certificate is not required". As Justice Karnana started shouting in the court demanding the restoration of his work, SC asked if he was mentally fit to understand the gravity of the case.

Global Media Pee Wee Pumps sells heels for babies!
Author: 0 Pee Wee Pumps sells heels for babies!

A company selling pumps for infants is getting a lot of attention. Still, there's something about the product in combination with the promotional photos Pee Wee Pumps has opted to use that doesn't sit quite right with me. The shoes sell for $24.00 dollars a pair and have names like "Diva", "Sassy" and "Wild Child". The post appears to have been removed from the group's Facebook page; however, according to reports, the post condemned Pee Wee Pumps for its "sexualization of children".

Author: 0 For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

Ivanka Trump said yesterday she would work in the White House in an unpaid, informal advisory role to the president as she sought to allay ethics concerns about working there. White House press secretary Sean Spicer described the business people who have joined the administration as "very blessed and very successful", and said the disclosure forms will show that they have set aside "a lot" to go into public service.

Author: 0 UK Police: More 'Significant Arrests' Made In Connection With London Attack

The attacker was born in southeastern England and had most recently been living in the central city of Birmingham. Not a great deal is known about Masood, who was shot dead by a police firearms officer after he rammed a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed an unarmed police officer outside parliament.

Author: 0 King Abdullah at Arab Summit: Two-State Solution Basis of Mideast Peace

An Arab League summit that will convene this week in Jordan, al-Maliki added, "will adopt a resolution about [the Arab] commitment to the original plan without changes or modification". A senior Israeli Cabinet minister says the Arab summit's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflects "the many challenges faced by the Arab world".

Global Media Welsh wife if Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed 'fraud' charges
Author: 0 Welsh wife if Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed 'fraud' charges

Mr Fillon himself had already been charged in the case , which has deeply damaged the conservative candidate's chances for the two-round election on April 23 and May 7. He initially said he would withdraw if charged , but has since made a decision to remain in the race. The silver-haired mother of five is now a local councillor in Solesmes , a village of 1,000 people in the Sarthe area where the couple live in the turreted manor house.

Author: 0 Derry mourns McGuinness as remains carried home

McGuinness, who resigned as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister in January over the 'cash for ash' scandal, had been ill in recent months. "He was a committed Irish man and a true Gael with a deep love of GAA, coming from a family which had deep roots within the Derry GAA, his brother Tom played for Derry", he said.

Global Media Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy
Author: 0 Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

Speaking at a Georgetown University awards ceremony for four women who facilitated the 2016 Colombian peace agreement , the former USA secretary of state declared, "We are seeing signals of a shift that should alarm us all". Clinton will present the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards, given each year by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) "for exceptional leadership in recognizing the important role of women in creating a more peaceful and secure world".

Author: 0 M'sia-N. Korea ties intact, in spite of tension: PM

Tension between Kuala Lumpur and Pyongyang arose following the killing of Kim Jong-nam, 46, the elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the KL 2 global airport (klia2), here on Feb 13. North Korea pours scorn on what it calls "absurd" claims that VX was used, saying South Korea and the U.S. are mounting a smear campaign against it. Malaysian investigators are also seeking seven North Korean suspects, four of whom left Malaysia on the day of the murder.

Author: 0 Pilot grateful able to bring home stranded Malaysians from Pyongyang

Malaysia said Thursday it has agreed to release the. "As Foreign Minister, I consider myself to be the head of this family", he said. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Requests by Malaysian authorities for them to cooperate with the investigation went unheeded. Japan's NHK News reports that they visited North Korea's embassy in Beijing before continuing on to Pyongyang.

Global Media Only crime Gordhan, Jonas committed was being incorruptible - Jackson Mthembu
Author: 0 Only crime Gordhan, Jonas committed was being incorruptible - Jackson Mthembu

Zuma without consulting the party. South African president Jacob Zuma sacked his respected finance minister and made 10 new cabinet appointments late on Thursday in a dramatic reshuffle that could split the ruling ANC party. ANC ally the South African Communist Party said the firing of Gordhan, who was respected by investors locally and overseas as a champion of fiscal responsibility, risked triggering the looting of treasury.

Author: 0 House condemns attack on African students in Greater Noida

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the woman was pulled out of a taxi and assaulted by the mob. "So, what we will like to see on this occasion is that the perpetrator should be arrested". Sushma Swaraj said she has spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, in whose state the incident occurred. In extremely disturbing footage caught on mobile phone, the student is beaten with a steel dustbin and stools, and repeatedly punched and kicked by the attackers.

Global Media France's Macron confident of winning parliamentary majority
Author: 0 France's Macron confident of winning parliamentary majority

A justice official said she was charged with "misuse of public funds", "receiving money from a misuse of company assets" and "receiving money from a fraud". The former prime minister's decision to opt for Macron was a further blow for the struggling Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon. The frontrunner in current opinion polls, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, is playing off France's two biggest cities in a bid to draw crowds to his campaign rally in the southern city of Marseille on ...

Author: 0 White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump

He said Nunes needs to decide whether he wants to "continuing being a surrogate" for Trump or lead an independent investigation. Nunes also announced that a March 28 committee hearing is being postponed to allow renewed questioning by the panel of Comey and National Security Agency director Mike Rogers.

Global Media Mnuchin says joke about 'Lego Batman Movie' was mistake
Author: 0 Mnuchin says joke about 'Lego Batman Movie' was mistake

Mnuchin was asked what movies he would recommend, and although he started his answer by saying he wasn't allowed to promote anything, he cheekily finished by saying, "But you should send all your kids to LEGO Batman". "So I just want to have the legal disclosure, you've asked me the question, and I am not promoting any product", adding, "But you should send all your kids to Lego Batman ".

Global Media Nearly 150 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks
Author: 0 Nearly 150 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks

This morning in Lampedusa, our team interviewed the only survivor of a boat which is believed to have sunk in the Mediterranean with 147 passengers on board, including five children and several pregnant women. "He was very exhausted when they found him". "The migrants kissed and hugged their rescuers and sang songs" after they were brought to safety, said Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis, who is onboard the Golfo Azzurro.

Global Media Poisoned Russian activist delivers rebuke of Putin regime in Senate testimony
Author: 0 Poisoned Russian activist delivers rebuke of Putin regime in Senate testimony

Police officers detain anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny during a rally in Moscow, Russia, March 26, 2017. Up to 1,000 demonstrators who took to the streets following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were arrested and a number of them were sentenced to imprisonment and fines, they said.

Author: 0 EU leaders sign Rome Declaration to cement union

The march comes days before Britain is expected to formally begin its separation from the EU. Days after terror reached the United Kingdom parliament - leaders met behind a layer of tight security but without Great Britain present. A total of 5,000 officers have been drafted in from around the country to help guard the capital, some of whom will be in civilian clothes. "Unfortunately, we triggered a crisis of rejection", he said.

Author: 0 Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions

Kasyanov told EUobserver that Putin was helping Le Pen, and others like her, such as the German anti-EU and far-right politician Frauke Petry, in order to "divide and weaken" the EU. Marine Le Pen visited the Museums of the Moscow Kremlin. French law doesn't bar foreigners from contributing in its political campaigns. "I think we should stop this policy of double standards - this is what creates a sense of injustice not only for Russian people, but for many nations worldwide", Le Pen ...