Mertens and Goffin leave

Mertens and Goffin leave

It has been a bad 24 hours for our tennis players at the French Open in Paris. On Sunday evening David Goffin (ATP-9) lost his final 16 match against the Italian Marco Cecchinato (ATP-72). Suffering with a painful elbow, David Goffin lost in 4 sets 5-7, 6-4; 0-6, 3-6. On Monday morning Elise Mertens (WTA-16) stood little chance against the world number 1 Simona Halep. The Romanian was far stronger than the Belgian and she enjoyed a convincing two-set victory, winning 6-2, 6-1. Elise Mertens’ elimination means that there are…

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Lufthansa CEO: “Brussels Airlines is too small to succeed alone”

Lufthansa CEO: “Brussels Airlines is too small to succeed alone”

In an interview with VRT News, the CEO of Lufthansa has spoken about the German Airline’s plans for its Belgian daughter Brussels Airlines. Carsten Spohr also condemned the strike action taken by Brussels Airlines’ pilots last month. “I’m telling you if Brussels Airlines doesn’t achieve better results they can’t expect any gifts from us”. Last month some 60,000 passengers had their travel arrangements disrupted when pilots at Brussels Airlines held two one-day strikes. Since the strike negotiations have resumed and their focus has switched to improving the pilots’ work-life balance….

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Kazakhstan proposes a large-scale waterway project to connect Europe and Asia

Kazakhstan proposes a large-scale waterway project to connect Europe and Asia

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev urged the leaders of the Eurasian economic Union to discuss the project of connecting the black and Caspian seas by the shipping channel. The cost of constructing the new waterway is estimated at around 18 billion euros. “Another promising project would be the construction of the Eurasia navigable channel, which will link the Black and Caspian Seas through waterways,” Nazarbayev said at the EEU summit in Sochi. Experts predict significant growth in the demand for freight transportation, in particular for liquid cargoes, between the…

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