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Germany mulls joining US-led airstrikes in Syria The German Defense Ministry is reportedly in talks with its US counterpart to hammer out details for the Bundeswehr to join possible airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian targets, Germanyʼs mass-circulation Bild newspaper reported on Monday. The report suggests Germanyʼs conservative defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has responded to a US request, which was followed by a meeting of high-ranking ministry and military officials from both countries. German tornado jets could take part in combat missions alongside their US, UK and French counterparts, according to the article. Only in case of a chemical attack The Bundeswehr would only join air strikes in case of another chemical attack. In April, President Bashar Assad was blamed by Western powers forusing chemical weapons in an attack on Douma,which killed more than 70 people.
Death of German fuels fears of farright violence in Köthen The mood in the suburban playground in Köthen on Monday morning was a mixture of sadness, tension, and hostility towards the press. A small number of locals in the town in Saxony-Anhalt came by, some with flowers to add to the pool that had collected around a tree near an empty climbing frame. This was the spot where a fight broke out on Saturday between two Afghan men and Markus B., whichresulted in the 22year-old Germanʼs death in hospital. But, as Saxony-Anhalt Interior Minister Holger Stahlknecht and Justice Minister Anne-Marie Keding were at pains to point out in a press conference, the injuries he received in the fight had not themselves been life-threatening: Markus B. had "very likely" died of "acute heart failure" brought about by a pre-existing condition. The two suspects are now in custody, being investigated for grievous physical harm resulting in death.
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Ryanair pilots in Germany plan new 24hour strike A pilots union has called a fresh 24-hour strike to take place on Wednesday
It is the latest in a wave of Ryanair walkouts that affected hundreds of flights across Europe during the summer. Ryanair pilots based in Germany plan a 24-hour strike starting on Wednesday, German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Monday. Ryanair pilots and cabin crew have already taken strike action in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Unions in Ireland and Italy have reached agreements with Ryanair during the past two weeks. The Irish airline insists the German pilotsʼ dispute should be settled by an Irish mediator, but VC maintains he or she "could not possibly have enough knowledge of German Law and therefore already is not qualified to act as an arbitrator in this case." Stalled mediation VC has been demanding better pay and working conditions for Ryanair workers for months.The Irish airline insists the German pilotsʼ dispute should be settled by an Irish mediator, but VC maintains he or she "could not possibly have enough knowledge of German Law and therefore already is not qualified to act as an arbitrator in this case."The union has called the strike from Wednesday, September 12, 3:01 a.m. (0101 UTC) to Thursday, September 13, 2:59 a.m. (0059 UTC).
Ryanair pilots based in Germany plan a 24-hour strike starting on Wednesday, German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Monday. Ryanair pilots and cabin crew have already taken strike action in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. Unions in Ireland and Italy have reached agreements with Ryanair during the past two weeks. The Irish airline insists the German pilotsʼ dispute should be settled by an Irish mediator, but VC maintains he or she "could not possibly have enough knowledge of German Law and therefore already is not qualified to act as an arbitrator in this case." Stalled mediation VC has been demanding better pay and working conditions for Ryanair workers for months.The Irish airline insists the German pilotsʼ dispute should be settled by an Irish mediator, but VC maintains he or she "could not possibly have enough knowledge of German Law and therefore already is not qualified to act as an arbitrator in this case."The union has called the strike from Wednesday, September 12, 3:01 a.m. (0101 UTC) to Thursday, September 13, 2:59 a.m. (0059 UTC).
Libya: Armed group storms state oil company in Tripoli At least two oil staff members on Monday were killed when a ground of gunmen stormed the headquarters of Libyaʼs National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the capital Tripoli, according to the health ministry. The armed group started shooting randomly in the building and set off several explosives. A fire caused by the explosives spread throughout the building. "The building was heavily damaged due to the fire. Smoke is everywhere," said Mustafa Sanallah, who heads NOC. "The gunmen attacked the lower floors with random shooting and explosions. Itʼs a very violent attack." At least two of the gunmen were killed by Libyan security forces, according to security sources. WhileLibya has struggled under heavy fighting between rivals militias and armed factions, NOC and the Libyan Central Bank have largely escaped the violence.
Sweden faces weeks in political limbo after far right makes gains Swedenʼs center-left and center-right blocs emerged neck-and-neck after Sundayʼs election. The far-right Sweden Democrats made significant gains to hold third place. The parliamentary election was one of Swedenʼs most important because the the far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats — who rose from the white supremacist and neoNazi fringe — were expected to gain significant strength and change the landscape of Swedish politics.
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Displaced Venezuelans fear for their lives in Brazil Thereʼs currently an unofficial curfew in place for Venezuelans in Pacaraima, a small border town in Brazilʼs northern state of Roraima. On August 18, following an attack on a Brazilian shop owner that was blamed on a Venezuelan, a mob attacked migrants with clubs and stones and forced about 1,200 people who had taken up residence in Pacaraima to leave. Now, no Venezuelans dare to go out at night. "We have to hurry home before sundown because groups of Brazilians are patrolling the town and hunting Venezuelans," said Gustavo Luces, who fled from Maturín five months ago. Miguel Angel Garcia, another Venezuelan, lost all of his possessions and documents when his tent was set on fire during the attack. "The police act as if they donʼt see the motorbike riders who patrol the streets," he said. "We are treated like dirt, like animals."
Bavarian judges want politicians jailed for ignoring anti-pollution directives
Bavariaʼs Administrative High Court signaled mounting judicial unrest Monday over politicians who ignore court rulings, just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated that within democracy"independent courts" must be protected. Munich ranks - alongside Stuttgart and Cologne - as top offender among65 Germany cities for illegal and unhealthy vehicle emissionsblamed largely on diesel vehicles. But the Merkel-allied Christian Social Union (CSU), who are seeking re-election in a regional vote on 14 October, have so far ignored court directives obtained by a lobby group, German Environmental Relief (DUH) to devise an anti-pollution plan for Munich. Read more: Merkel adopts antipollution initiative The DUH got an initial ruling mandating the plan in 2012. A judicial deadline of late 2017 expired without a scheme to lower exhaust fumes in Munich, the base of carmaker BMW, being implemented. Read more: Merkel adopts anti-pollution initiative The DUH got an initial ruling mandating the plan in 2012. A judicial deadline of late 2017 expired without a scheme to lower exhaust fumes in Munich, the base of carmaker BMW, being implemented. 2
ʼPresident Duterte wanted me killedʼ Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes:
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants him behind bars, but Senator Antonio Trillanes is resisting arrest by taking refuge in his Senate office. In a DW interview, the senator accuses Duterte of being a dictator. Last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterteordered the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes, a retired naval officer and one of Duterteʼs fiercest critics. Trillanes, who backs an International Criminal Court probe into Duterteʼs crackdown on drug suspects, was a candidate for vice president in the 2016 elections. In 2010, Trillanes was pardoned by then president Benigno Aquino III for his botched coup dʼétat attempts
Ugandan pop starpolitician Bobi Wine freed on bail Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, has been released on bail after beingarrested earlier this month. Ssentamu had been in detention since August 14. He was initiallycharged before a military courtfor illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, but this was dropped on August 23, just moments beforea civilian court charged him with treason. The 36-year-old lawmaker was freed alongside others who faced similar charges over their alleged participation in an incident that saw the presidential motorcade pelted with stones. Authorities had been under pressure to free Ssentamu, who has become popular among Ugandaʼs mostly young population — some of
Climate change threatens crop nutrition, puts millions at risk A new study estimates that hundreds of millions of people could be at risk of nutritional deficiencies because of rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, raising serious questions about the future of the developing worldʼs health. The findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, have further revealed the extent to which climate change threatens our everyday nutrition. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health estimate that unless carbon emissions are dramatically reduced in the coming decades, an additional 175 million people could be zinc deficient and 122 million protein deficient by 2050. On top of this, 1.4 billion women of childbearing age and children under five could lose 4 percent of their dietary iron intake, putting them at risk of conditions like anemia.
to overthrow a previous government. But on September 4, Duterte revoked Trillanesʼ amnesty and ordered that he be arrested and tried in a military court. Since then, Trillanes has taken refuge in his Senate office to avoid arrest. Thousands of Trillanesʼ supporters are guarding his office in Manila. In an interview with DW, Trillanes talks about his arrest orders and the public support for him. whom want him to run against longtime President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections. Ssentamu won a seat in parliament last year and has been an outspoken critic of Museveni. The young politicianʼs imprisonment had drawn street protests in Uganda, particularly since he said he was beaten while in custody. A hundred musicians, artists, activists and politicians had signed anopen letter condemning the treatment of Ssentamu, with names such as Coldplay singer Chris Martin, The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde, Damon Albarn of Blur and Angelique Kidjo among the signees.
Female genital mutilation: Number of affected women
rising in Germany "I was about 11 or 12 years old. Several people held me down. Then they cut me. They laid me on the table. I can still see the image. I had such horrific pain. Then they sewed me together. They tied my legs together for a month so that the wound would heal." Following an increase of arrivals from countries where female genital mutilation is most prevalent (FGM), the women’s rights organization Terre des Femmes estimates that 65,000 affected women are now living in Germany — an increase of 12 percent on last year. Thirty-six-yearold Ifrah* is one of them. According to the UNʼs childrenʼs agency, UNICEF, her homeland, Somalia, has the highest prevalence of FGM of any predominantly Arab country, with an estimated 98 percent of females between 15 and 49 years having undergone the practice.
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Could Hungary lose its EU voting rights? The European Parliament is set to vote on Hungaryʼs human rights record, which could lead to the country losing voting rights. Can Prime Minister Viktor Orban make the case to lawmakers to avoid sanctions? Marta Pardavi said she knew all too well what would be waiting for her after speaking out in Brussels about the Hungarian governmentʼs continuing crackdown on human rights and rule of law. Pardavi, the co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, lives daily with the repercussions of defending what are generally considered "European values" — but not in Viktor Orbanʼs Hungary. Read more: Is Viktor Orban the EUʼs hardline hero or villain? Pardavi, whose organizationrepresents and defends asylum-seekersin Hungary, described to DW what happened after a recent appearance before
North Korean leader sends Trump a letter suggesting another meeting North Koreaʼs leader Kim Jong Un has sent a letter to US President Donald Trump suggesting scheduling another meeting. "The president has received the letter from Kim Jong Un. It was a very warm, very positive letter," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, adding that the message showed Pyongyangʼs "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. "The primary purpose of the letter was to schedule another meeting with the president, which we are open to and are already in the process of coordinating," she said. Trump and Kim met in Singaporeearlier this year in June and although they signed a document, it has not produced the sorts of breakthroughs in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula that analysts hoped for.
the civil liberties committee in the European Parliament (EP). "Already during the event, while I was sitting here in Brussels in the European Parliament, my colleagues in the office were flooded with hate mails, with telephone calls, calling me and my organization out for ʼslandering Hungaryʼ while we stand up for democracy," she recalled. "My name and my picture and those of my colleagues who come to Brussels to talk about the rule-oflaw problems in Hungary are always targeted after these events. Itʼs not only a fear but based on evidence that I know that this will be happening."
Serbiaʼs President Aleksandar Vucic blocked from visiting Kosovo Serb village
Addressing supporters in Kosovoʼs Banje village by phone on Sunday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic apologized for not being able to meet them in person. "I am very sorry I couldnʼt come because the authorities in Pristina didnʼt want me to," Vucic told residents of the Serb-populated enclave. Ahead of Vucicʼs planned visit hundreds of Kosovo Albanians, including 200 Kosovo war veterans, had blocked access to Banje. Some held up placards with messages such as "Vucic does not pass" and "Those who committed genocide against innocent civilians cannot pass." Serbian
media also reported gunfire near the area, but that could not be independently verified. Vucic slammed NATO-led peacekeepers for not clearing the blockade and accused Kosovo Albanian authorities of backing it. "I donʼt like guns, but we wonʼt allow anyone to harass Serbs in Kosovo," Vucic said. Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic blamed former Kosovo Liberation Army soldiers for the blockades. Vucic had planned to visit Banje as part of a two-day visit to Serb-dominated areas in Kosovo. The majority of Kosovoʼs Serbs live in northern areas bordering Serbia.
Lyon airport: Police arrest man who smashed through terminal in car A man smashed his car into security barriers at two airports serving the French city of Lyon on Monday, as he was being pursued by police. Police said they began chasing a white Mercedes when it was spotted speeding the wrong way down the A43 highway that links Lyon to the Alps. Highway police and a police helicopter started a pursuit, the regional government said in a statement.
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Aircraft makers are optimistic about Farnborough despite Brexit The Farnborough Airshow is a major trade venue for the aeronautical industry. As manufactures set up their displays their thoughts hover between anticipation of the next big order and fears of Brexit says Andreas Spaeth. The global aviation industry will come together on Monday at the Farnborough airfield southwest of London for its biennial industry fair — the second largest in the world after the Paris Air Show. The UK has traditionally been one of the worldʼs leading aviation countries and the Farnborough trade fairʼs roots date all the way back to 1920. It moved to its current location in 1948. Read more: Air India sale grounded after privatization flops However, this year is likely to be full of uncertainty as to the future role of the British aviation industry is called into question due to the UKʼs impending departure from the EU in 2019. Airlines and manufacturers have both recently denounced the prevailing uncertainties and demanded clear post-Brexit rules.Read more: Air India sale grounded after privatization flops However, this year is likely to be full of uncertainty as to the future role of the British aviation industry is called into question due to the UKʼs impending departure from the EU in 2019. Airlines and manufacturers have both recently denounced the prevailing uncertainties and demanded clear post-Brexit rules.
Can Germany conquer global e-car markets? Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), a division of Bloomberg focused on research and analysis of energy investment, carbon markets, and low-carbon energy solutions, has released its 2018 global long-term "Electric Vehicle Outlook" report which forecasts electric vehicle (EV) trends to 2040. One take-home message that emerges from the report is that the future of EV is bright, with rapid increases in battery electric vehicle (BEV) production volume expected in coming years. BNEF estimates that e-cars are likely to reach unsubsidized price parity with comparable internal combustion engine powered vehicles (ICEVs) by about 2024, as battery-pack prices continue to drop. Another insight provided by Bloombergʼs data is that although German carmakers have until recently been slow and reluctant to move away from ICEVs and toward EV production, in the past couple of years, they have begun shifting gears. 4
Hi honey, Iʼm not from home Every seventh jar of honey opened daily around the globe is fake honey. As global demand for the sweet stuff grows, bees are producing less as a result of pollution, thus driving up prices and attracting honey fakers. Honey has been classified by the European Commission as sixth on the list of the most endangered counterfeited food items, Andrej Kandolf Borovsak from the Slovenian Beekeeping Association said during the Economic Forum in Krynica in southern Poland. Honey is usually faked with the addition of sugar, molasses, potato syrup or sugar syrup, "all much cheaper than real honey, and the ordinary consumer is not able to taste the difference," Borovsak said. Another method is to mix different types of honey and provide false infor-
Foreign investment in the United States of America down sharply
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States plunged by a staggering 32 percent in 2017 year on year, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Investment totaled $259.6 billion (€221.2 billion),with the figure representing the second year of declineafter a peak in 2015 when foreign investorsʼ expenditure in the US hit $439.5 billion. Last year, most foreign investments in the US came from neighboring Canada which contributed $66.2 billion. European Union member states accounted for 40 percent of the 2017 FDI total. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the drop in foreign investment in the United States is part of a global trend. Not just a US problem OECD researchers noted that FDI levels were down 18 percent worldwide in 2017.
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China: Multiple deaths in chemical plant blast Authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have opened an investigation into a blast at an industrial complex that left 19 people dead, state news agency Xinhua reported Friday. The explosion ripped through the Yibin Hengda Technology complex in the city of Yibin at 6:30 p.m. (1030 UTC) Thursday, sparking a fire that burned late into the night, Xinhua said. County officials said that 12 people wounded in the blast had been taken to hospital and were in a stable condition. Read more: China convicts dozens for last yearʼs giant explosions in Tianjin Reports in the Sichuan Dailysaid the force of the explosion reduced three buildings to their steel frames and shattered the windows of nearby properties. China, the worldʼs largest producer of chemicals, has sought to improve industrial safety standards following aseries of highprofile accidentsin recent years. In 2015, 165 people werekilled in a blast at a chemical warehousein the northern port city of Tianjin.
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mationabout the origin of the product. "Of the thousands of honey samples collected, up to 14 percent turned out to be fake," said Borovsak, referring to European Joint Research Center studies compiled in response to a report by the European Parliament on the fake food. Researchers tested a total of 2,264 honey samples from all EU member states (plus Norway and Switzerland) at all stages of the supply chain and found that around 20 percent of honey was either a blend of EU honey or unblended honey.
BA promises to ʼfully reimburseʼ victims of data theft
British Airways has released details of a recent theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. The company says that around 380,000 financial transactions were compromised and passengers would be compensated. The UK-based carrier disclosed on Friday that hackers had stolen personal and financial details relating to 380,000 passengers during a security breach lasting from August 21 until September 5. BAʼs chief executive Alex Cruz said the information didnʼt include data related to travel or passports, but could allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes. "We know that the information that has been stolen is name, address, email address, credit card information; that would be credit card number, expiration date and the threeletter code in the back of the credit card," he told the BBC in an interview. Cruz also said the airline was "100 percent committed to fully reimburse" passengers suffering financial losses from the "very sophisticated malicious criminal attack."
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Is Google making us dumber? DW asks Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist and author, is Google the culprit
Are you constantly second guessing yourself or do you find it difficult to recall answers to simple trivia questions? Has Google made people dumber over the years? No, I canʼt see how this
can have happened. The main argument I see in favor of this view is that people used to be able to remember long essays or poems or pieces and recite them easily, as this is what was taught in school. But the ability to retain large blocks of text is not a sign of intelligence, and being unable to do so doesnʼt make
you ʼdumb.ʼ Intelligence has many cultural and genetic factors and a lot of time it boils down to how you use information, not how well you remember it. Google provides us with more information than ever, which weʼre constantly accessing, so there are arguments that itʼs actually making us smarter, providing us with more info and making our brains work to process it.
Food, farming and sustainability: What future in post-Brexit UK? In the hallowed halls of Westminster, the British government has been dreaming up a golden vision of sustainability for British agriculture postBrexit. Despite positive hopes for this vision by the Soil Association, which certifies organic food in the United Kingdom and lobbies for sustainability, the groupʼs policy officer Sam Packer is skeptical: "The British government is seeing agriculture as an opportunity to tell a good story about Brexit." And this happy tale, like everything else to do with Brexit, is still up in the air. Read more: Will Brexit
be bad for biodiversity in Britain? On the sustainability front, the National Farmersʼ Union of England and Wales (NFU) has teamed up with Greener UK (a coalition of environmental organizations, including The Soil Association) to make sure that Brexit works for farming and the environment. With agriculture a powerful force in the UK — farmers manage more than 70 percent of the land area in England and Wales, according to the NFU — such alliances could shift the equation, particularly when trade is on the table.
Video games explore frontier of design in new London exhibition Itʼs not all just fun and games when it comes to gaming. The Victoria & Albert Museum explores the transformative power of digital games in its latest exhibition, "Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt." Itʼs impossible to regard video games as part of a subculture anymore, as nearly a quarter of the worldʼs population now plays digital games on a regular basis. Considering the short history of this medium, which has only existed for less than half a century, the rapid rise of gaming is truly a remarkable development permeating every fiber of the creative industries. "There is a rich universality to video games in contemporary culture," said Tristram Hunt, the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), at the press preview of the "Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt" exhibition, which celebrates the innovative digital design of digital games. Hunt also highlighted that this young and driven field of design was "uniquely immersive and interactive" and brought together "an extraordinary fusion of art, illustration, craft, architecture, literature, cinema — you can also add fashion and music."
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Events Horizon: what’s happening in Budapest – August 2018
Festivals, cool concerts, cultural events and amazing parties – Budapest is always buzzing. Every month, we bring together all of the important happenings taking place in and around Hungary’s capital, so you can plan ahead. In August, the Sziget Festival, WAMP Design Fair and fantastic fireworks are all among the many exciting events you shouldn’t miss. Whether you would like to shake it to the coolest beats, immerse yourself in culture or give in to guilty pleasures, we present a bunch of events for the upcoming weeks. Get out there and enjoy everything that Budapest has to offer! A38 Concerts WAMP Design Fair Rigoletto Liberty Bridge Picnics Jason Derulo Sziget Festival Festival of Folk Arts CityMatiné Saint Stephen’s Day The Budapest Short International Film Festival A38 Concerts WAMP Design Fair Rigoletto Liberty Bridge Picnics Jason Derulo Sziget Festival Festival of Folk Arts CityMatiné Saint Stephen’s Day The Budapest Short International Film Festival
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Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe lift France to top of Nations League group
Giroudʼs sweetly-struck volley 15 minutes from time ended his scoring drought and the Netherlandsʼ hopes of a point in their first Nations League contest. France,who drew 0-0 with Germany in their opener, were playing at home for the first time since their World Cup win in Russia and the celebrations both before and after the game were long and rousing. The World Cup trophy was shown off as well, at the stadium where France first won it in 1998. Mbappe,who enjoyed such a stunning tournament in Russia,opened the scoring early on, but veteran Dutch forward Ryan Babel equalized for the visitors with their only meaningful shot on target.
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Aleksandar Kolarovʼs free kick stunner secures Serbia win over Costa Rica A brilliant second half free kick from captain Aleksandar Kolarov led Serbia to a deserved win over Costa Rica. Serbia were wasteful in front of goal but did enough to secure three vital points in Group E. Another World Cup day, another sublime freekick. If Cristiano Ronaldo’s ice-cold effort tosnatch a point against arch-rivals Spain on day two was the current goal of the tournament front-runner, the Portuguese may have just met his match. Aleksandar Kolarov, take a bow. A combination of poor finishing and sublime goalkeeping had kept the scores level until Serbia’s no.11 produced his moment of magic. Kolarov’s powerful left foot is no secret, but few inside the stadium would have expected such a thunderous strike when the Roma defender stood over a free kick midway through the second half. His shot was unstoppable; a side-footed missile which screamed into the top corner of the Costa Rica net.
Serena Williams receives WTA backing over sexism claim The American superstar was assessed a coaching violation in her match against Naomi Osaka
The WTA has come out in support of Serena Williams in her claim that she was the victim of sexism in the womenʼs US Open final. In a statement released late on Sunday local time, the World Tennis Association (WTA) CEO Steve Simon said men and women must be treated equally on the tennis court. "The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same," the statement read. "We do not believe that this was done last night." Simon was referring to the treatment ofSerena Williams in her 6-2, 6-4 de-
feat to Naomi Osakaon Saturday, in which she was assessed a coaching violation, was penalized a point for racket abuse and then a game for verbally abusing umpire Carlos Ramos and calling him a "thief." On Sunday, the US Open refereeʼs office fined Williams, 36, a total of $17,000 (€14,700) for the three code violations during her loss to Osaka in the final. Williams defended her sexism claim in a postmatch press conference, arguing that men can get away with things women canʼt when they complain or misbehave on the court.
Del Potro and Djokovic play out tough US Open final
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After a womenʼs final distracted by the role of the umpire, the menʼs final was all about tennis. Juan Martin del Potro had his chances but Novak Djokovic was putting pressure on him from the start of the match. The match ended with a score of 6-3, 7-6 (4) 6-3 as the Serbian Novak Djokovic fell to the court to celebrate his third US Open title after a match lasting three hours and 15 minutes. With the win, Djokovic matched Pete Samprasʼ record of a 14th Grand Slam title to go joint-third with the American on the all-time winners
list. Roger Federer has 20 titles and Rafael Nadal 17. "I want to say Pete, I love you, youʼre my idol," said Djokovic of Sampras after winning the match. The world-ranked number 6 took the first set 6-3 and a had 3-1 lead in the second before del Potro broke back and took the set to a tiebreak. Then the Argentine went up 3-1 before Djokovic recovered to take it, 7-4. The third set looked as though del Potro would continue his fight, but Djokovic gained a break point from a 22-shot rally and took a 3-1 lead when del Potro fired a backhand long on the next point.