Dan Evans will converge with Roger Federer at the US Open after defeating Lucas Pourier

Dan Evans will converge with Roger Federer at the US Open after defeating Lucas Pourier

Dan Evans has flirted with grand deeds in New York before and, after beating the out-of-sorts Frenchman, Lucas Pouille, in four sets on Thursday, he enters the third round of the US Open with a renewed sense of purpose. He has always had the talent. This summer he has had the results, winning half a million dollars and 13 matches on the Tour. At 29 he also has the battle-hardened maturity to take his sport seriously and the prize for his endeavours over three hours and 10 minutes under a…

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As a result of a hurricane approaching Florida, Trump cancels a trip to Poland

As a result of a hurricane approaching Florida, Trump cancels a trip to Poland

US President Donald Trump abruptly called off a weekend trip to Poland on Thursday (29 August), saying he wanted to stay home and make sure the federal government is prepared for a looming hurricane headed for Florida. Trump, who returned to the White House on Monday after the G7 summit in France, announced that Vice President Mike Pence would take his place for the trip to Warsaw, intended to mark the beginning 80 years ago of World War Two. “The storm looks like it could be a very, very big…

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Orban condoles with Salvini’s “fellow combatant” because of his resignation

Orban condoles with Salvini’s “fellow combatant” because of his resignation

Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán commiserated Thursday (29 August) with Italy’s outgoing far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, calling him a “fellow combatant” in the fight for the “preservation of European Christian heritage and against migration”. In a letter published by the Hungarian news agency MTI, Orbán thanked Salvini for his work “not only for Italy but for Europe, including Hungary”. Salvini is the hardline leader of Italy’s far-right League party which spent a controversial 14 months in government in coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S). Salvini pulled…

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