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Sep 18, 2014

Two-time grand slam winner Li Na set to announce retirement

China's two-time grand slam winner Li Na is set to announce her retirement, according to widespread reports in her home country. State broadcaster CCTV claims world number six Li, who won the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open singles titles, ... #China #Li Na #Time Magazine #Maria Sharapova #China Central Television #Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Sep 18, 2014

The Scottish Play

It's an old superstition among actors, who tend to avoid calling one of Shakespeare's tragedies by its name, which is supposed to invite disaster. It's like the way they avoid wishing each other good luck opening night lest they jinx it, preferring t... #China #Li Na #Time Magazine #Maria Sharapova #China Central Television #Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Sep 18, 2014

French ambassador to open residence to show off 'European heritage'

The French ambassador to Thailand will open his residence on Charoenkrung Rad to public on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm as part of "European Heritage Days" celebration... #China #Li Na #Time Magazine #Maria Sharapova #China Central Television #Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Sep 16, 2014

Kerry: Iran link not off-limits

PARIS -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that President Barack Obama's administration will keep the door open to confidential communications with Iran on the security crisis in Iraq, despite criticism from Iran's supreme leader, who said th... #Iraq #Iran #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Syria #Saudi Arabia #Baghdad #Middle East #Paris #U.S. Republican Party

Sep 17, 2014

Paul McGinley: 'I've no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell's relationship ahead of Ryder Cup'

European captain Paul McGinley insists he has no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell's relationship ahead of next week's Ryder Cup. The Northern Irish pair have played together six times in the last two contests but are currently involved,... #Paul McGinley #Graeme McDowell #Rory McIlroy #Europe #Thomas Bjorn #Wales #FedEx #Victor Dubuisson #Stephen Gallacher #Lee Westwood

Sep 17, 2014

Schone free kick earns Ajax 1-1 draw with PSG

AMSTERDAM — Lasse Schone scored from a 74th-minute free kick to cancel out an early Edinson Cavani strike as Ajax salvaged a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in their opening match in the Champions League. The star-studded Paris team pa... #Paris #Amsterdam #Frank de Boer #Edinson Cavani #Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

Sep 17, 2014

Springfield Symphony Orchestra readies for start of 71st season

Maestro Kevin Rhodes begins his 14th season as music director Debussy’s “La Mer,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and Ravel’s “Bolero,” a kind of triple-crown of orchestral composition, will thrill concertgoers on Sept. 27 – opening night o... #Paris #Amsterdam #Frank de Boer #Edinson Cavani #Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

Sep 17, 2014

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

(AP) -- Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And they could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom. ... #Canada #Quebec #United Kingdom #Alex Salmond #Great Britain #National Party

Sep 17, 2014

PNoy to France: We are more open for business

Building on the growing European business interest in the Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet 150 French business leaders in Paris, France, carrying with him a resounding message: The Philippines is more open for business... #Paris #Philippines

Sep 16, 2014

Monaco upsets Leverkusen 1-0 in Champions League

MONACO (AP) — Joao Moutinho scored against the run of the play as Monaco recovered from a terrible start to beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in their Champions League Group C opener on Tuesday. Moutinho broke the deadlock in the 61st minute from former Leve... #Monaco #Dimitar Berbatov #Radamel Falcao #Bayer 04 Leverkusen #Fußball-Bundesliga #Ricardo Carvalho #Andrea Raggi #Sebastian Boenisch