This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Aitor Hernandez-Morales on politico.com on August 4, 2020.Spanish republicans are hoping that their moment has come – but the monarchy’s constitutional shield will be hard to crack.Former Spanish king Juan Carlos I shocked the world on Monday by announcing that he was leaving the country that he ruled for nearly 34 years due to the “public repercussions of certain past developments” of his private life…
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a US official in four decades – a move that China, which claims the island as its own, described as "endangering peace".
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Collin Morikawa broke clear from the pack with a stunning eagle at 16 to win his maiden major at Harding Park
Congratulations to the sensational Collin Morikawa, the 2020 PGA Champion. A most deserved victor after a final-day 64! That drive on 16 to set up eagle will be replayed for years to come. As may the trophy lift, but everyone loves a blooper, and Morikawa enjoyed it himself. He’s a special talent. Commiserations meanwhile to the 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson, who still somehow has only one major to his name, and Paul Casey, who must wonder if it’s simply never meant to be, as England’s 101-year wait for a second PGA champion goes on. Thanks for reading this blog over the last four days. You’ll come back for Winged Foot next month, yes?
-13: Morikawa -11: Casey, D Johnson -10: Wolff, Day, DeChambeau, Finau, Scheffler -9: Rose -8: Schauffele, Dahmen, Champ -7: Reed, Rahm, Kim, Berger -6: Todd, Li -5: English, Kisner, Griffin -4: An, Steele, Noren, Scott, Perez, Poulter, Matsuyama -3: Redman, Varner III, Fleetwood, Koepka -2: Hovland, Oosthuizen, McIlroy, Frittelli -1: Woods, Henley, Cauley, Lashley, Thomas, Simpson
Morikawa speaks! “It’s amazing ... it’s been a life goal as a little kid ... this is what I’ve always wanted to do ... to finally close it off here in San Francisco, pretty much my second home, is pretty special ... [his drive at 16] just fit my eye, and now we’re here!” He has another go of lifting the trophy, making a success of it this time. Dropping the lid earlier was the only thing he did wrong all day.
When Zhang Yuhuan was exonerated, Song Xiaonu wanted just one thing from her ex-husband – a big hug.Then she wanted to return to her quiet life.Song said she always knew that Zhang was no murderer and should be freed. So his acquittal last Tuesday from the highest court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi did not come as a surprise. Instead, it was more mission accomplished and time to move on after almost three very long decades.In October 1993, in a village in Jinxian county, the…
[Nation] For many amateur golfers aspiring to join the professional ranks, competing in the biggest Tours and tournaments in the world is a long-held dream and when opportunities to explore their ambitions come along the natural instinct is to grab the bull by the horns.