Japan Times
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With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back ...
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MUMBAI: N Chandrasekaran took over as chairman of Tata Sons on Tuesday, pledging to work closely with group business leaders and maximise shareholder returns at the 150-year-old conglomerate that was rocked by a battle for control after predecessor Cyrus Mistry was ousted in October last year. Chandrasekaran, popularly known as Chandra, started the day by casting his vote in the Mumbai municipal polls before heading to TCS to pass on the CEO baton to Rajesh Gopinathan. After that, he went to Bombay House — the headquarters of the $103-billion Tata Group — where he was greeted by chairman emeritus Ratan Tata. Both of them garlanded the busts of Tata Group founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata and former chairman JRD Tata. “I am very proud of being part of the Tata family and I look forward to working with all the group entities, bringing the group together to make an impact both in terms of business and also in terms of the society, at large,” said Chandrasekaran, the first non-Parsi and third non-Tata chairman of the group.
France 24
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Former world number one Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. The top seed and winner of two Grand Slams in 2016 dispatched fellow German Mona Bartel 6-4, 6-3 in a second-round match. World number two Kerber is battling to recover the WTA top ranking she claimed last September when winning the US Open, only to see Serena Williams reclaim it with victory at last month's Australian Open. "I'm happy about my performance, I was trying to play my game and focus on every point, I felt strong," Kerber said. The German next plays Puerto Rico's Monica Puig, whom she lost to in the Rio Olympic gold medal match last August. "That match will be completely different," Kerber said. "I will try to do my best against her." Puig ousted 15th seed Caroline Garcia of France 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
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President Trump sought to put more than a week of turmoil in his foreign policy team to rest as he selected Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new National Security Advisor, replacing the ousted Mike Flynn. McMaster, a widely respected strategist had been in charge of developing the Army's plans to address future threats. (He was named to the TIME 100 in 2014. ) Trump had interviewed McMaster and other finalists at Mar-a-Lago this weekend, announcing the selection Monday to the press, just days after his first selection for the post declined the job. It capped a weekend in which Trump participated in a couple rounds of golf, attending a pair of fundraisers at his private club, and holding meetings with staff on the future of Obamacare and tax reform. The White House has promised developments on both of those legislative fronts in the coming weeks, but it is as yet unclear the extent of its coordination with Capitol Hill Republicans.
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The concerns are affecting not only some of the highest profile nominations, including agriculture secretary pick Sonny Perdue, but also candidates for ambassadorships, judicial positions and a range of other nominees. The chill that’s settled in even has some people considering bowing out of contention, meaning that Trump’s attempt to quickly fill out his government could drag out even further.” GET TO KNOW MCMASTER: From POLITICO’s Austin Wright and Jeremy Herb : “President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council -- but also one who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not morph into a war against Islam. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's newly named replacement for ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is considered one of the Army’s top intellectuals.
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He was listed as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2014, partly because of his willingness to buck the system. A combat veteran, he gained renown in the first Gulf War and was awarded a Silver Star after he commanded a small troop of the U.S. 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment that destroyed a much larger Iraqi Republican Guard force in 1991 in a place called 73 Easting, for its map coordinates, in what many consider the biggest tank battle since World War Two. As one fellow officer put it, referring to Trump's inner circle of aides and speaking on condition of anonymity, the Trump White House has its own Republican Guard, which may be harder for him to deal with than the Iraqis were. The Iraqi Republican Guard was the elite military force of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein. Trump relies on a tight, insular group of advisers, who at times appear to have competing political agendas.
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A newly negotiated attempt at getting recent clashes in Eastern Ukraine under control took effect overnight, and by all accounts is successful so far, with no reports of violation from any side, and hope that both sides will resume withdrawing heavy weapons . The ceasefire's terms are along the lines of the Minsk agreement reached two years ago. The deal ultimately aims to resolve the fighting in Eastern Ukraine with a series of government reforms increasing autonomy for locals and the holding of free local elections. Following through on the Minsk deal has been difficult, as Ukraine's far-right has angrily opposed any moves to give the ethnic Russian east improved autonomy, and the government has not followed through with promised reforms, demanding the eastern rebels completely disarm before any reforms happen. The Eastern Ukraine civil war centered on government attempts to clamp down on the ethnic Russians after a regime change ousted a Russian-backed government.
Daily Mail - Tennis
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Coco Vandeweghe ousted then world number one Angelique Kerber en route to the Melbourne semis last month but the 11th seed was well beaten by Alison Riske 6-4 6-4 in Dubai.
Politico
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President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council -- but also one who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not morph into a war against Islam. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's newly named replacement for ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is considered one of the Army’s top intellectuals. When he was a young major he published a best-selling book about failed military leadership during the Vietnam War and later went on to help pioneer counterinsurgency operations in Iraq. The first active-duty officer to hold the post since Colin Powell under President Ronald Reagan, he has also attained legendary status in military circles for his willingness to buck conventional wisdom.
Politico
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President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council -- but also one who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not be morph into a war against Islam. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's newly named replacement for ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is considered one of the Army’s top intellectuals. When he was a young major he published a best-selling book about failed military leadership during the Vietnam War and later went on to help pioneer counterinsurgency operations in Iraq. The first active-duty officer to hold the post since Colin Powell under President Ronald Reagan, he has also attained legendary status in military circles for his willingness to buck conventional wisdom.
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"They are a clear attack on religious freedom, putting Buddhist monks and laypeople at risk of arbitrary arrest and other punishments simply for the peaceful practice of their beliefs," it said. The widespread belief that the temple has links to the populist government ousted by the army in 2014, and a brasher brand of Buddhism than the conservative traditions of king and army, make the temple a thorn in the side of the establishment. The temple claims millions of followers and, in a country that is 95 percent Buddhist, assaults on saffron-robed monks are taboo. "If Phra Dhammachayo turns himself in, then this situation would be resolved, it would be over, because his disciples listen to him," National Police Chief Jakthip Chaijinda told reporters. "Let us fight in a court of law instead." Most police taking part in the search at the temple, on the outskirts of Bangkok, are not armed.