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Madison Keys defeats Kaia Kanepi, sets up all-American US Open semifinals Madison Keys defeats Kaia Kanepi, sets up all-American US Open semifinals
- September 07, 2017

The confidence and rhythm continued to push Keys forward, consolidating the break to 15 for a 2-0 lead. The 15th-seeded Keys finished the set with a 19-4 edge in winners. Pliskova was beaten 7-6 (4) 6-3 by American CoCo Vandeweghe to end her hopes of clinching a maiden grand slam title. Though of course in Pliskova's case, it would be rather a matter of keeping the No1 ranking that she acquired at Wimbledon, despite falling in the second round. (more...)
Rush to war? How North Korea sanctions have not been exhausted Rush to war? How North Korea sanctions have not been exhausted
- September 07, 2017

In response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test on Sunday, the U.S.is looking to pass tough new sanctions , including cutting off the country's oil supply, as early as Monday at the United Nations Security Council. "It may have a much, much more potent effect than all of these issues related to sanctions ", Jonathan Pollack, a senior fellow at Brookings Institution, told CNBC . (more...)
Energy Secretary: US gas prices will rise in Storm Harvey's wake Energy Secretary: US gas prices will rise in Storm Harvey's wake
- September 02, 2017

As a country we're dealing with a 2 million-barrel-a-day deficit. For the rest of Texas that went untouched by the storm, it's becoming apparent that gas is increasingly hard to find. In the last few days, prices have soared an average of 10 cents a litre across the country. "There's a logistics issue ", Sitton said, rather than a supply issue . (more...)
National recap: Trump clashes with Republicans National recap: Trump clashes with Republicans
- September 02, 2017

And yet, despite the president's intensifying attacks on members of his own party, Republican leaders still have not shown the spine necessary to confront him in any meaningful way. Just a few days later, however, he celebrated Trump's ill-advised decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan by applauding him for "showing the will to stand up to Radical Islam. (more...)
Cool, Composed MS Dhoni Stretches India Lead in ODI Series Cool, Composed MS Dhoni Stretches India Lead in ODI Series
- August 27, 2017

There were understandable reservations about his red ball credentials given he had just played 17 first-class matches before his test debut, with one five-wicket haul and no centuries. "So it's an opportunity for everyone in the team including MS to create good habits and sustain them over a period of time". In the 17th over, Chandimal was struck on his thumb by a vicious bouncer. (more...)
Finley: Trump at war again - with GOP Finley: Trump at war again - with GOP
- August 27, 2017

It's simple, and still so complicated. Kelly, a retired general, took over for former Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus), who was ousted in a shakeup at the Executive Mansion earlier this summer. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said Wednesday. Ryan and McConnell are more powerful right now than a president weakened by his own big mouth and they say the ceiling will be raised before the late September deadline. (more...)