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Golf – Leaders beware of the Carnoustie curse

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner might be well-advised to avoid reading up on their Carnoustie history as they prepare to battle for the Claret Jug on Sunday. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 Jordan Spieth of the U.S. reacts on the 18th […]

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Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday

LONDON (Reuters) – A picture of a smiling Prince George was released by Britain’s royal family on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth’s great grandson, who is third in line to the throne, prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday. Britain’s Prince George, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, poses for a photograph to mark […]

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Golf – American trio dreaming of breakthrough major win

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – American Xander Schauffele has proved he can mix it with the best on his home tour but he is less well-known to European golf fans and believes that could work in his favour during the final round of the British Open. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – […]

World

Mexico’s outgoing and incoming ministers meet ahead of key trade talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Members of Mexico’s incoming and outgoing presidential administrations gathered on Saturday to begin collaborating before a series of key meetings on trade, the foreign ministry said in a statement. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray delivers a message after a meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and his […]

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In Senegal, China’s President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

DAKAR (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with Senegal’s President Macky Sall after arriving at the Leopold Sedar Senghor International […]

World

U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran’s leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups, U.S. officials familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press briefing at U.N. […]

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Cuba’s new president names cabinet resembling Castro’s

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel named his cabinet on Saturday, keeping a majority of ministers from predecessor Raul Castro including in the key posts of defence, interior and foreign relations, signalling continuity rather than change. The Cuban flag hangs next to the photographs of late Cuba’s President Fidel Castro and his brother, […]

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U.S. intelligence chief Coats says no disrespect intended towards Trump over Russia summit news

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. director of intelligence Dan Coats said on Saturday he in no way meant to be disrespectful towards President Donald Trump with what he called his “awkward response” to news of a second planned Trump summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats listens during a […]

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Golf – Spieth expecting the unexpected as second Open win beckons

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth says he will “expect the unexpected” when he tees off in the final pairing at the British Open on Sunday 18 holes away from retaining the Claret Jug he won last year. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 Jordan Spieth of the […]

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Golf – Angry McIlroy tries to see bigger picture after photo fuss

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – World number eight Rory McIlroy was an angry golfer after his British Open title charge stalled on Carnoustie’s devilishly difficult closing holes on Saturday. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy reacts during the third round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff The crowd-pleasing Northern […]

World

New Peru justice minister takes office after scandal

LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian lawmaker Vicente Zeballos took over as justice minister on Saturday, a week after his predecessor Salvador Heresi was fired in an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the country’s judiciary. New Justice Minister Vicente Zeballos attends a swearing-in ceremony at the government palace in Lima, Peru July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo Zeballos […]

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Cuba’s draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

HAVANA (Reuters) – The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional […]

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Golf – Sizzling 66 puts charging Tiger in the mix

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – Three-time champion Tiger Woods proved he’s still got what it takes as he rolled back the years on Saturday, roaring into contention at the British Open with a sizzling third-round 66 at Carnoustie. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 Tiger Woods of the U.S. […]

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Golf – Spieth cards 65 to share lead with Schauffele and Kisner

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – Defending champion Jordan Spieth never looked back after making a “dream start” eagle at the first to vault into a tie for the third-round lead with Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner at the British Open on Saturday. In Carnoustie conditions that were perfect for low scoring until a brisk breeze sprang […]

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Motor racing – Hamilton vows to drive as if his life depended on it

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton prepared for the drive of his life after an hydraulics problem in qualifying left him 14th on the starting grid for Sunday’s German Grand Prix. Formula One F1 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany – July 21, 2018 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying […]

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Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer’s tape ‘perhaps illegal’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump. The president said in a tweet it might be illegal for […]

Money

Fiat Chrysler names Jeep boss to replace stricken CEO Marchionne

MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) named on Saturday its Jeep division boss Mike Manley to take over immediately from Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, who is seriously ill after suffering major complications following surgery. FILE PHOTO: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne leaves at the end of a news conference in Balocco, northern Italy, June […]

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Cycling – Thomas unfazed by yellow jersey pressure on the Tour

MENDE, France (Reuters) – Wearing the yellow jersey on the Tour de France is obviously an amazing experience for any rider, but it comes with increasing pressure for Geraint Thomas as he is now in a position to win the greatest race in cycling. Cycling – Tour de France – The 188-km Stage 14 from […]

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Cycling – Fraile takes stage 14 as Thomas retains yellow jersey

MENDE, France (Reuters) – Spain’s Omar Fraile powered to victory with a late burst in the last climb of the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 188-km ride from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, on Saturday. Cycling – Tour de France – The 188-km Stage 14 from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Mende – July 21, 2018 – Astana Pro […]

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Golf – Sizzling 66 puts charging Woods in the mix

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – Three-time champion Tiger Woods rolled back the years and roared into contention at the British Open with a sizzling third-round 66 at Carnoustie on Saturday. Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 21, 2018 Tiger Woods of the U.S. during the third round REUTERS/Andrew Yates On a […]