Beaten Magda Linette said Thursday that making a maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the age of 30 had been reward for years of "hard work and sacrifices"."But it's really been so rewarding for all the hard work that we've done, for all the sacrifices, all these years on tour, so many Grand Slams," she said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday he wanted the West to send long-range missiles and jets to his war-torn country to help repel Russian troops, after the US announced it will send Abrams tanks to Ukraine in a major reversal. Read our live blog to see how all the day's events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). This live page is no longer being updated. For more of our coverage of the war in Ukraine, click here.9:54pm: Russia says giving Odesa UNESCO status 'politic
For the past several days the focus of war news has been squarely on Germany’s Olaf Scholz. The chancellor has been battling with his conscience over whether to accede to Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea to supply…
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at Windsor Foodshare in Windsor, Berkshire, to hear about the support that the organisation provides to individuals and families living in the local area, and helping volunteers to sort food donations and prepare packages for the charity's clients to collect later that day.
A herd of wild elephants emerged from woodland and held up cars on a mountain road in Thailand.A female jumbo first emerged from trees and stomped along the highway checking it was safe for her brood. Moments later, she was followed by a bull, two women, a juvenile elephant and a baby. They walked along the road as drivers cut their engines and stayed silent to avoid disturbing them.Onlooker Chuenchom, who was visiting the area on a day trip, said: 'The elephants were amazing. I've never seen them close. They were so large but so peaceful.'Thailand has an estimated 2,000 Asian elephants living in the wild where they wander freely among protected forests. Male Asian elephants, unlike African elephants, roam alone once they are over 10 years old while females remain with the herd.There is sometimes conflict when they come into contact with humans on roads and in villages so wildlife rangers are tasked with monitoring their movements.A similar number of elephants in the country are also kept in captivity to work in the tourist industry or at religious festivals and weddings. A small number still work in commercial logging.
The Bank of England looks on course to raise its main interest rate by half a percentage point to 4% on Feb. 2, but economists will be looking keenly for signals that this 10th consecutive rate rise will be one of the BoE's last. The BoE was the first major economy central bank to begin tightening after the COVID-19 pandemic, lifting rates from a record-low 0.1% in December 2021. But Britain's inflation rate hit a 41-year high of 11.1% in October, driven in large part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
A grand jury has indicted five former police officers on murder and other charges in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols. US President Joe Biden called for any protests to be peaceful following the charges on Thursday. Nichols, 29, died in hospital three days after a confrontation during a traffic stop in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee, on 7 January.
The modern age has upended plenty of traditional ideas about what is and is not acceptable at work, and the new rules aren’t always consistent. Five days in the office? Um, this isn’t 1954, you know: we have lives. But no work calls after six? Hey, if LA’s working, we’re working – you know the deal. A suit and tie? Sorry, who hired Jacob Rees-Mogg?
ANGER has been levelled at the Scottish Government after it was reported a transgender prisoner, found guilty of raping two women before she transitioned to a woman, was being held at a women’s prison.