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  • Defiant Rousseff says Brazil's democracy on trial with her

    Defiant Rousseff says Brazil's democracy on trial with her

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - A defiant President Dilma Rousseff warned on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on Brazil's democracy by using trumped-up charges to oust her and roll back the social advances of 13 years of leftist rule. Presenting her defence at an impeachment trial in the Senate, Brazil's first female president said the economic elite had sought to destabilise her government since she narrowly won re-election to a second four-year term in 2014. Rousseff is expected to become the first Brazilian leader in more than 20 years to be dismissed from office on Wednesday when the Senate will rule on charges that she broke budgetary laws by using state banks' money to boost public spending. More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday, Aug 30

    Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday (times GMT): TENNIS U.S. Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (to Sept. 11) Djokovic in action on first day of Open NEW YORK - Top seed Novak Djokovic takes to Arthur Ashe Stadium for a first-round night match against Pole Jerzy Janowicz. ... More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Nadal expects further improvement

    Nadal expects further improvement

    After easing into the US Open second round, Spaniard Rafael Nadal said his fitness was slowly improving. More »

    Omnisport - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Energised Nadal completes straight-sets win in opener

    Energised Nadal completes straight-sets win in opener

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was worn out from his Rio Olympics exertions after emerging from an injury absence to win doubles gold, but the Spaniard perked back up with his trip to New York for the U.S. Open. Nadal, who said his injured wrist is improving daily, beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1 6-4 6-2 in his first-round match on Monday's opening day of the year's last grand slam. "I think I played a solid match for a lot of time, then was a tough moment in the middle of the second set but I think I resisted well and very happy for the victory," Nadal said on court. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Battling Muguruza avoids US Open upset, Kerber coasts through

    Battling Muguruza avoids US Open upset, Kerber coasts through

    French Open champion Garbine Muguruza was given a scare on day one of the US Open, but Angelique Kerber was never in any trouble. More »

    Omnisport - 2 hours 8 minutes ago