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  • Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
    Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Sixth seed Tomas Berdych reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters by sweeping past local favorite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 on Saturday. Czech Berdych, who next faces eight-times champion Rafa Nadal or world number one Novak Djokovic, breezed through the opening set without facing a single break point. Monfils, who beat Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov en route to the semi-finals in the European claycourt season's opening tournament, offered more resistance in the second …

  • A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

    A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

    Associated Press - 7 minutes ago
    A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

    KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot. …

  • Renault needs another 2 races to make competitive engine

    Renault needs another 2 races to make competitive engine

    Associated Press - 10 minutes ago
    Renault needs another 2 races to make competitive engine

    SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One manufacturer Renault needs two more races before providing a competitive engine again at the Monaco Grand Prix, according to chief technical officer Rob White. …

  • Recession-hit Finland faces election focused on jobs, debt

    Recession-hit Finland faces election focused on jobs, debt

    Associated Press - 16 minutes ago
    Recession-hit Finland faces election focused on jobs, debt

    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's last election focused on the rights and wrongs of bailing out Greece. This time, the Finns are wondering how to pull their own land out of the economic dumps. …

  • Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

    Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

    Associated Press - 20 minutes ago
    Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is asking the European Union to do more to help Italy with the mounting numbers of desperate people needing rescue in the Mediterranean on risky boat journeys to flee war, persecution or poverty. …