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NEW YORK | ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. On the previous three such occasions, he’d lost. On this one, he managed to come back to win, although it took … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open

BRUSSELS | EU promises UK unparalleled partnership for amicable Brexit

BRUSSELS— The European Union is promising Britain an unparalleled trade partnership if Brexit is concluded on amicable terms. Both sides are still seeking a full U.K. withdrawal agreement by an October summit despite a series of outstanding issues and barely six weeks to overcome a deadlock on the Ireland-Northern Ireland border. Beyond the border issue, … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU promises UK unparalleled partnership for amicable Brexit

ROME | Rights official: Italy is unjustly holding migrants on boat

ROME — A delegation from Italy’s rights office on Thursday visited the 150 migrants who have been kept onboard a coast guard vessel for days and concluded they were being held unjustly. The comments challenge Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister, who has declared that no migrants whom he considers “illegal” will set foot in a Sicilian … Continue reading ROME | Rights official: Italy is unjustly holding migrants on boat

Sweden OKs largest Nordic bank to move HQ to inside EU zone

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Sweden’s financial supervisory authority has granted permission to the Nordic region’s largest bank to move its administrative headquarters from the Swedish capital to Helsinki in Finland, which is part of the European banking union. Finansinspektionen says its assessment of moving Nordea “focused primarily on whether creditors, including depositors, or the public interest … Continue reading Sweden OKs largest Nordic bank to move HQ to inside EU zone

MADRID | Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker’s home

MADRID  — Police haven’t found any guns or explosives in the house of a man who allegedly attacked police officers with a knife in Barcelona before being shot dead, a senior official in Spain’s Catalonia region said Tuesday. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Monday’s attack at the police station on the outskirts of … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker’s home