Samantha Stosur marches into French Open third round

Samantha Stosur marches into French Open third round

Posted June 01, 2017 00:25:16 Photo: Sam Stosur was simply too powerful for Kirsten Flipkens. (AP: David Vincent) Samantha Stosur is refusing to look beyond her next match after bossing her way into the third round of an increasingly inviting French Open draw with a claycourt masterclass in Paris. Mixing awesome firepower with sublime touch, Australia’s big title hope outclassed Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), in one hour and 33 minutes on Wednesday. Flipkins had beaten Stosur before on grass, but it was obvious from the very first point…

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Diana’s car already ‘a death trap’

Diana’s car already ‘a death trap’

THE car which Princess Diana died in was reportedly a dangerous “rebuilt wreck” but concerns about its safety were ignored, a program on French television reported. The program, M6 called Death Of Diana: The Incredible Revelation, aired claims that just two months before Princess Diana’s death on August 31, 1997, there was reportedly a warning that the car was not roadworthy. media_cameraPrincess Diana, at the Ritz Hotel in Paris shortly before she was killed in a car crash. Picture: SuppliedThe black Mercedes-Benz S280 was used by guests at the Ritz,…

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Will the Afghan attack affect Trump's looming troops decision?

Will the Afghan attack affect Trump's looming troops decision?

Posted June 01, 2017 08:34:15 Photo: An injured man arrives at hospital after the blast. (Reuters: Mohammad Ismail) Kabul is reeling after one of the deadliest attacks in the 16-year Afghanistan intervention, and still grappling with key unanswered questions. Who did it? Why? Will it change anything? Even for a nation as hardened to violence as Afghanistan, the horror and scale of human suffering yesterday was shocking. With at least 80 dead (still considered likely to rise) and 460 wounded, the toll is immense. Police do know that a water…

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S&P ratings boss says Australia's in trouble as Citi warns of recession

S&P ratings boss says Australia's in trouble as Citi warns of recession

Updated May 31, 2017 22:34:12 S&P Global Ratings has warned the big banks are undermining Australia’s ability to hold on to its prized AAA rating. Key points: Moritz Kraemer says Australia’s massive level of external debt is a sticking point for its credit rating Australia needs to be prepared for downside shocks, such as a hard-landing in China, he says Economist Willem Buiter warns Australia faces prospect of recession as early as next year In an exclusive interview with The Business, chief ratings officer Moritz Kraemer pointed to Australia’s massive…

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