Germany

Goerges reaches first grasscourt final in Mallorca

REUTERS: Germany's Julia Goerges took a while to learn to love grass but her patience is being rewarded after she reached her first final on the surface by beating American teenager CiCi Bellis in the semi-finals of the Mallorca Open on Saturday. The 28-year-old, 10 years Bellis's senior, was ......

The ‘Perfect Police State’ is Emerging in Xinjiang

Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur autonomous region. Chen’s surge has led to an exponential increase in the presence of security forces and the creat...

Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer into Halle semis

HALLE, Germany: Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semi-finals on Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon tune-up event. The 18-times grand slam champion, whose last title at Halle was in 2015, skipped the entire ......

Germany’s Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug

FRANKFURT: Germany's Merck KGaA has won a key recommendation to become a late entrant to the market for oral multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs in Europe, six years after its first attempt to launch the cladribine pill failed. The European Medicines Agency, the EU's drugs regulator, said on Friday ....