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Roof protects Murray and Federer from lingering rain

Roof protects Murray and Federer from lingering rain

Published 12/07/2017

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 11, 2017 Great Britain's Andy Murray during a practice session

The rain is expected to ease off in time for men's quarter-final action at Wimbledon on Wednesday but even if it does not defending champion Andy Murray and seven-times winner Roger Federer will have the Centre Court roof to keep them dry.

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Exclusive: China`s Legend in talks to buy stake in Luxembourg bank BIL – source

Exclusive: China`s Legend in talks to buy stake in Luxembourg bank BIL – source

Published 11/07/2017

FILE PHOTO - Legend Holdings chairman Liu Chuanzhi attends a news conference on the company's annual results in Hong Kong, China March 30, 2016.

China's Legend Holdings Corp is in talks on a potential investment in Qatari-owned Banque Internationale a Luxembourg (BIL), a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Top players can deal with problems better, says coach Lendl

Top players can deal with problems better, says coach Lendl

Published 10/07/2017

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Great Britain's Andy Murray with coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

Eight-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl says it is the ability to deal with distractions and overcome obstacles such as a lack of playing time that sets the top players in the world apart from the rest.

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Cycling – Sagan kicked out of Tour, injured Cavendish withdraws

Cycling – Sagan kicked out of Tour, injured Cavendish withdraws

Published 04/07/2017

Cycling - The 104th Tour de France cycling race - The 212.5-km Stage 3 from Verviers, Belgium to Longwy, France - July 3, 2017 - Bora-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia is escorted to the podium after his stage win. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

World champion Peter Sagan was kicked out of the Tour de France on Tuesday after sending Mark Cavendish crashing to the ground in a hectic finale to the fourth stage, sending shockwaves through the three-week cycling extravaganza.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Greek PM hopeful that deal will be reached at Eurogroup meeting

Greek PM hopeful that deal will be reached at Eurogroup meeting

Published 14/06/2017

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a cabinet meeting at the parliament in Athens, Greece June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he is optimistic that a deal paving the way for new loans for Greece will be reached at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on June 15.

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Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

Published 24/05/2017

U.S. First lady Melania Trump (L) walks with Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of Belgian's Prime Minister Charles Michel, at the Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

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SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

Published 31/03/2017

A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space above a Virgin Airlines passenger jet, which had just departed Orlando International Airport, in Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2017. The launch marked the first time ever that a rocket was reused for spaceflight. REUTERS/Gregg Newton

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, then capped the feat with another return landing on an ocean platform.

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Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS

Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS

Published 23/03/2017

An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday won a more than $1.5 billion tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over transactions involving a Luxembourg unit more than a decade ago.

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Nadal, Federer set up California clash with wins

Nadal, Federer set up California clash with wins

Published 15/03/2017

Mar 14, 2017- Indian Wells, CA, USA- Roger Federer (SUI) hits a volley as he defeated Steve Johnson (not pictured)7-6, 7-6 in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal powered to third-round wins at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Tuesday to set up a mouth-watering rematch of their recent Australian Open final.

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