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26 June 2010 5:27 PM | Tagged: wimbledon champion
Defending champion Serena Williams remains on course to retain her singles' title at Wimbledon after reaching the fourth round with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.Williams, who beat sister Venus in last year's final here, has yet to drop a set in the first three matches of her title defence and she was far too strong for world number 46 Cibulkova.The American top se

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26 June 2010 5:27 PM | Tagged: herman van rompuy
Belgium, revered for its chocolate, chips and beer, but less for its internal political stability, takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union from 1 July, for six months.During that time, even with its government in transition, the Belgian EU presidency's priorities are expected to be maintained.They include re-kindling economic growth, financial market surveillance and developing eco

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26 June 2010 2:57 PM | Tagged: english premier league
North Korea's uninhibited striker Jong Tae-Se says it's a dream of his to play in the English Premier League.Jong, whose skill and pace was not out of place against Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast in North Korea's demanding group at the World Cup, has made some European clubs sit up and take notice of his form on the international arena. I haven't scored in this World Cup so I have to be stronge

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26 June 2010 2:37 PM | Tagged: jean pierre bernes
France's World Cup and European Championship winning captain Didier Deschamps is being targeted by ailing Premier League giants Liverpool as a replacement for departed manager Rafael Benitez, L'Equipe reported on Saturday.Deschamps, who was the youngest player to captain a side to Champions League glory when aged 24 he skippered Marseille to the 1993 trophy, has forged a successful career as a co

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26 June 2010 11:17 AM | Tagged: england fly
David James will relish the opportunity to try and end Germany's record of having never lost a penalty shoot-out, should Sunday's World Cup second round clash with England come to that.Twice, the 39-year-old has been to World Cup finals and failed to see as much as a minute's action and only six months ago he was close to accepting that would be the limit of his involvement.Robert Green had repla

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26 June 2010 11:17 AM | Tagged: alexander litvinenko
Britain and Russia pledged on Friday to rebuild friendly relations after years of bitter disputes over the murder in London of a former Russian agent with a rare radioactive isotope.British Prime Minister David Cameron spent more than an hour in talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of a Group of Eight summit in Huntsville, Ontario, north of Toronto.It was the first meetin

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26 June 2010 11:17 AM | Tagged: andrei lugovoi
Russia and Britain agreed to work to renew ties strained in recent years by a series of controversies when the leaders of the two countries met in Canada.In their first face-to-face talks, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for more productive and more intense links, while British Prime Minister David Cameron said there was a real opportunity to put the bilateral relationship on a new fo

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26 June 2010 9:37 AM | Tagged: solo circumnavigation
SAINT-DENIS, Reunion – Sixteen-year-old Californian sailor Abby Sunderland was reunited with her brother Saturday and defended her family against criticism that she had been too young to try to sail around the world alone.Though saddened by the loss of her boat in a southern Indian Ocean storm, Sunderland said she isn't giving up sailing. I'm really disappointed that things didn't go as pla