French Open 2022: Raducanu beaten, Zverev and Djokovic in action on day four – live!
by Daniel Harris on May 25, 2022 at 3:32 pm
- Updates from the latest action at Roland Garros
- Report: Raducanu beaten in three sets by Sasnovich
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Auger-Aliassime bagels – or beigels – Ugo Carabelli 6-0; Isner takes the first set off Barrere 6-4; Azarenka leads Petkovic 5-1; and Raducanu consolidates her break, through deuce again, for 4-2. I keep saying it, but her ability to squeak through the tight ones is a joke.
Two terrific backhands from Raducanu, the second a clean winner that breaks the sideline, earns her break point, and after two more thunderous backhands, she uncorks a forehand winner! She is so good when it gets tight! Sasnovich 2-3 RaducanuContinue reading...
Texas school shooting: all victims were in the same classroom, official says – latest updates
by Lauren Aratani (now) and Martin Belam (earlier) on May 25, 2022 at 3:27 pm
Shooter described as ‘complete evil person’ as further details of massacre emerge
- ‘He was just a loving little boy’: the victims of the Texas school shooting
- Biden says ‘carnage’ must end after horror of 21 killed
- US saw sharp rise in ‘active shooter’ incidents in 2021, FBI data shows
- Tell us: what can be done to prevent mass shootings in the US?
As the US begins to reflect on the events of yesterday as it begins to wake up, several politicians have made calls to action or asked pressing questions. Tulsi Gabbard, who ran for the Democratic party presidential nominations in 2020, said:
We grieve for the 21 who were killed in Texas today. But grieving is not enough—we could have, and must now, take commonsense actions to prevent these tragedies, like establishing single points of entry into schools, armed guards, trained staff, mental health services & more.Continue reading...
Collapsed ‘stablecoin’ terra to be rebooted in attempt to recover losses
by Alex Hern UK technology editor on May 25, 2022 at 3:25 pm
Collapse this month prompted widespread crash of cryptocurrency sector
Terra, the “algorithmic stablecoin” project whose collapse this month prompted a widespread crash of the entire cryptocurrency sector, is being rebooted as “terra 2.0” in a last-ditch attempt to recover investor losses.
However, the new cryptocurrency, which will be launched on Friday morning, will no longer involve any effort to peg its value to the US dollar, in an attempt to avoid the “death spiral” that destroyed the original iteration. The plans were approved by a vote of terra investors, with 65% voting in favour.Continue reading...
Partygate live: Boris Johnson says no plans to resign despite being ‘appalled’ by Sue Gray report
by Andrew Sparrow on May 25, 2022 at 3:24 pm
Prime minister feels it is his ‘job to get on with my job’ despite report detailing major leadership failures at No 10
- Full story: report is damning verdict on No 10 partying
- Breakdown of findings from the report
- Five quotes that show No 10 staff knew they were in the wrong
- How bad is the report for Johnson? – our panel’s verdict
- Gray’s failure to investigate ‘Abba party’ in PM’s flat angers MPs
This is from Nikki da Costa, a former director of legislative affairs at No 10, speaking up on civil servants whose reputations, she fears, will be tainted by the Sue Gray report.
Tom Harwood from GB News is now also saying the report has arrived in Downing Street. It is 37 pages long, he says.Continue reading...
Russia-Ukraine war: Russia says Italian peace plan a ‘fantasy’; Zelenskiy accuses west of lacking unity – live
by Léonie Chao-Fong (now) and Martin Belam , Oliver Holmes and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) on May 25, 2022 at 3:21 pm
Russian spokesperson says no chance Russia will accept western plan; Zelenskiy tells Davos Ukraine would have ‘huge advantage’ if west was united
- Wagner Group fighters accused of murdering civilians
- Assault on eastern Ukraine threatens to encircle city
- The high-profile Russian defectors rejecting war
- What we know on day 91 of the invasion
More from AFP:
In the village of Yakovlivka, 55-year-old Ukrainian soldier Andriy hid in a ditch as shells fired by encroaching Russians whistled past.
“Our guys have stopped firing back,” he whispered after glancing up and down the road.Continue reading...
Chelsea target Koundé and Gvardiol after government clears takeover
by Jacob Steinberg on May 25, 2022 at 3:15 pm
- Todd Boehly consortium’s £4.25bn takeover is approved
- Sterling, Núñez and Dembélé among forwards being monitored
Chelsea’s new owners will hand Thomas Tuchel significant funds for signings after the government finally approved the £4.25bn takeover of the club.
A new era at Stamford Bridge can officially begin after Roman Abramovich agreed to the government’s terms for the sale to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, a part-owner of the LA Dodgers. Boehly’s group is determined to hit the ground running and intends to show Tuchel its ambition is to help Chelsea catch Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.Continue reading...
Colbert on the Texas school shooting: ‘Prayers won’t end this, voting might’
by Guardian staff on May 25, 2022 at 3:10 pm
Late-night hosts discussed the Uvalde shooting and looked at Trump v Pence as they back different Georgia candidates
On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert had just learned about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, before he pre-recorded his monologue and spoke mournfully about yet another tragic example of US gun violence.Continue reading...
Georgia primaries deliver blow to Trump’s grip on Republican party – live
by Richard Luscombe on May 25, 2022 at 3:09 pm
Several candidates who supported the ex-president’s big lie of election fraud were defeated but the Maga wing also had successes
- Resounding setback for Trump as Kemp wins Republican primary in Georgia
- Brad Raffensperger defeats Trump bid to oust him as Georgia’s top election official
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Donald Trump’s big lie lost bigly in Georgia on Tuesday night. Some might take this as proof that his spell over the Republican party has finally been broken, but that is what the Republican party wants people to believe.
The former president had been waging a personal vendetta against Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp and secretary of state Brad Raffensperger for failing to overturn the 2020 presidential election in his favor.Continue reading...