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Muguruza beats Schiavone, begins French Open title defence
May 29, 2017 16:23 IST
By Leslie Xavier
AFP
what happened: Defending champ Garbine Muguruza beat Francesca Schiavone to enter French Open Rd 2 on Monday.
what it means: Muguruza's iffy form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay. But the Spaniard dispatched 36-year-old Schiavone, the 2010 champ at Roland Garros, 6-2, 6-4.
what next: The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the second round.
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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners
May 29, 2017 16:19 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters
what happened: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said Europe could no longer rely on Britain and the US.
what it means: She said the bloc "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency. She said Europeans must "fight for our own destiny".
what next: Polls show the chancellor, in power since 2005, on course to be re-elected for a fourth term.
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Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat
May 29, 2017 16:09 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
AP
what happened: An Australian fisherman watched a 2.7-metre great white shark land in his boat on Saturday.
what it means: Terry Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the shark struck him as it landed on him on the deck. Local volunteers rescued him and he was treated for skin torn off.
what next: Why the 200-kg shark flung itself over the motor and into the anchored boat is a mystery.
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Trump rallies behind son-in-law Kushner, but ties fraying
May 29, 2017 15:58 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters file
what happened: Donald Trump dismissed allegations his son-in-law sought a secret communication line with Russia.
what it means: Jared Kushner is also the US president's indispensable aide-de-camp, but the NYT reported that in recent weeks the Trump-Kushner relationship has been showing unmistakable signs of strain.
what next: Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced PR hands to deal with the Russia crisis.