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Del Potro leads Argentina's chase of 1st Davis Cup title
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Led by Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina is bidding to end its long pursuit of the Davis Cup title when it faces Croatia in the final this weekend.
Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion who returned to the tour successfully after two injury-hit years, believes Argentina is in a strong position after losing in four Davis Cup finals since 1981.
Del Potro says: "I've had a great year. I have everything to do a good weekend. We are confident."
Croatia, targeting its second Davis Cup title, will be led by Marin Cilic, who has reached a career-best year-end ranking of No. 6.
Cilic says "motivation is great playing in front of the home crowd. Small details will decide the winner."
The best-of-five series starts Friday on a hard indoor court at Arena Zagreb.
Vietnam investigates Chinese travelers’ complaints about airport staff
A flight from Cam Ranh Airport in Khanh Hoa province to Hong Kong on May 2 was delayed for four hours. Chinese travellers shouted and angrily and accused airport staff of assaulting and asking for money. The airport authorities are investigating the allegations. Chinese tourists causing chaos at Cam Ranh airport. Photo: SCMP. Nguyen Quoc Tram, director of Khanh Hoa Department of Foreign Affairs, said Khanh Hoa authorities met with related agencies to verify the information posted on a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
FBI director James Comey's sacking darkens Russian cloud over Trump
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Wallaby Pocock hopeful of All Blacks return
Sydney (AFP) - Star forward David Pocock is optimistic of being fit after a month out with a broken hand as the Wallabies look to halt the All Blacks' bid for a world-record 18th consecutive Test win on Saturday.The back-rower has been out of action since picking up the injury in Australia's Rugby Championship win over Argentina in Perth last month.The setback continued his wretched run with injuries during a chequered playing career, which has included two knee reconstructions, ankle and calf… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Brazil sees new uprising at penitentiary where 26 killed over weekend
By Pedro FonsecaRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A new uprising has broken out at a prison in northeastern Brazil where 26 inmates were killed by a rival gang faction over the weekend, authorities said Monday."A SWAT team is there at this exact moment. Our men are entering the prison now to get control of the situation," said Eduardo Franco, head of communications for police in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, where the prison is located.It was not immediately clear what sparked the latest uprising… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Creating favourable, stable environment to attract Japanese investors
Huge potential for cooperation From investing mainly in production with projects at the Thang Long Industrial Zone and projects of the Canon Group, Japanese companies are eyeing to expand investment in the fields of trade, health, the environment and tourism, with the Aeon Mall Long Bien, one of the most modern and popular supermarkets in Hanoi at present, as among the most outstanding examples. With regards to tourism, cooperative relations between both sides have also seen rapid development.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...