Aussie Open Results

We provide results updates at this major slam tennis tournament in Australia — including singles, doubles and wheelchair matches completed in Melbourne. ISSUES • Sports, Tennis, Tournament PLACE • Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia DATES • January 20 - February 2, 2020 ORGANIZATIONS • The Australian Open, International Tennis Federation, Association of Tennis...

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Canadian Tennis Open

We provide results updates at this premier dual-city tournament — with men’s and women’s matches in Montreal and Toronto. ISSUES • Sports, Tennis PLACE • Montreal and Toronto, Canada DATES • August 2-11, 2019 ORGANIZATIONS • Canadian Open aka Rogers Cup, ATP Tour, WTA, and Tennis Canada ISSUES • Sports,...

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Toni Morrison Passes

The doyenne of American fiction, letters, and culture, writer of several prize-winning novels, passed away after a brief illness. ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York City, USA DATE • August 5, 2019 BODY • Family of Toni Morrison and Random House ISSUES • Transition, Literature PLACE • New York...

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Outbreak: Ebola in DRC

We provide updates on the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, now the second largest in history. ISSUES • Health, Epidemics PLACE • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu Province and spreading) DATES • May 2018 — present ORGANIZATIONS • DRC Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières, and World Health Organization...

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After the Vote: Brexit

We provide updates on progress and setbacks concerning the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On June 23, 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted on whether to have the UK leave the European Union. The result: just under 52% voted for leaving. Soon...

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French Govt Defeat Motion

A no-confidence motion against the government of Édouard Philippe and Emmanuel Macron was defeated in France’s National Assembly. PARIS, FRANCE — In part due to the immediate political climate fostered by les gilets jaunes (translated as “yellow jackets”) protesting recent fiscal and societal reforms, the far-left opposition of the...

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Virgin Air Reaches Space

This morning Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, successfully had SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity reach space and return safely. MOJAVE, CALIFORNIA — Virgin Galactic has achieved a long-planned milestone this morning in the successful flight to space and return. The craft, SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity, was partnered with a mother craft,...

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River Plate Win La Copa

River Plate of Argentina becomes what many in football recognize as the Champions of the Americas, winning La Copa Libertadores.MADRID, SPAIN — In a final moved to Madrid’s famous Santiago Bernabéu stadium, due to an episode of archrival mayhem in Buenos Aires, River Plate defeated Boca Juniors in the final...

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IAAF Athletes of 2018

The IAAF announce Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Caterine Ibarguren of Colombia as male and female athletes of 2018. MONTE CARLO, MONACO — In award ceremonies held today, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced the recipients of the 2018 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Eliud Kipchoge,...

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Funeral for US President Bush

World dignitaries, family, and friends gather at National Cathedral for the state funeral of former President George HW Bush. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, an important part of the state funeral ceremonies for former United States President George HW Bush is being held at the National Cathedral in Washinton DC....

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