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Murray, Bouchard and Pironkova receive French Open wildcard entries

Tournament organisers have announced that Andy Murray, Eugenie Bouchard and Tsvetana Pironkova have received wildcard entries to the French Open, which begins later this month. Briton Murray, a former world No.1 and finalist at Roland Garros in 2016, was also handed a wildcard entry into the US Open last month …

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Essendon’s Tom Bellchambers announces retirement

“I’ve been lucky to live out my childhood dream and in doing so have created some amazing memories and friendships along the way that I will cherish forever. “Physically, my body is telling my time is up and I go out knowing that I couldn’t have given any more to …

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Swimming naked: Germany’s economy is sicker than you think

This now-famous policy instrument is called Kurzarbeit, literally “short-time work.” In a nutshell, the government subsidises firms to keep workers on their payrolls even when idled. The employees continue getting most of their normal pay cheques and are ready to return to work as soon as there is renewed demand. …

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Woman describes police shooting live on radio

“There are guns drawn and they are yelling at him to put the knife down but he doesn’t seem interested in that.” She said the man was “just wandering” around holding the knife by his side while police were surrounding him with their guns, Tasers and pepper spray drawn. The …

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Fears that Brexit upheaval has currency market on a cliff-edge

Investors are racing to insure themselves against a plunge in sterling as fractious Brexit trade talks with the European Union threaten to collapse. The pound has endured its worst week since the onset of the coronavirus crisis in March, falling 3.5 per cent amid fears of a cliff-edge end to …

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Boris Johnson lashes out at EU as he clears first hurdle for Brexit treaty breach

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lashed out at the European Union on Monday, local time, as he won initial approval for a plan to breach the Brexit treaty, saying the move was needed because the bloc had refused to take a “revolver off the table” in trade talks. Johnson …

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UBS exploring mega-merger with Credit Suisse

“Regulation would be the biggest hurdle in my eyes” because requirements are tougher the larger an institution is, Venditti said, adding he doesn’t think a deal is likely. Back-office talks Shares of Credit Suisse rose 4.2 per cent and UBS gained 2.2 per cent. Weber’s planning exercise comes as UBS …

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AFL goes with Thursday night start for finals in 2020

Port Adelaide will play home finals at Adelaide Oval and the Brisbane Lions will play home finals at the Gabba while any other club that earns a “home” final will be able to work with the AFL to choose their preferred venue at either Adelaide Oval, the Gabba or Metricon …

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Regional Victoria to open up, Premier announces

All community sport will resume for children and non-contact sport for adults. Outdoor real estate auctions will be allowed and private inspections by appointment can go ahead. Regional Victorians will still have to wear masks but the four reasons for leaving home will no longer apply. Accommodation operators will be …

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Buckley quietly confident with Treloar and De Goey back

“We haven’t been as hard to defend this year but maybe we will be.” There aren’t many coaches, if any – Buckley included – who like to bemoan the loss of key players to injuries. But the club legend conceded having his two stars back was significant, when asked about …

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