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European stocks advance amid US-China trade hopes

European stocks advance amid US-China trade hopes

Finance
European markets traded higher on Monday morning, with investors hopeful of progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute.The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.7% in morning trade, with basic resources adding 1.4% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses remained in positive territory.U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien on Saturday said a so-called "phase one" deal with China could still be reached by the end of the year. However, he also emphasized that Washington would not turn a blind eye to the Hong Kong protests.The embattled city saw the opposition pro-democracy movement make significant gains in local elections this weekend, with Hong Kong's democrats securing a symbolic majority as residents turned out in record numbers to vote.In Asia, shares rose as traders monitored th...
NLCS: Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals, advance to World Series

NLCS: Washington Nationals sweep St. Louis Cardinals, advance to World Series

Sports
Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals exploded for seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night to sweep the NL Championship Series. With the victory, the wild-card Nationals advanced to the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years. The last time the World Series came to Washington was 1933, when the Washington Senators lost to the then-New York Giants in five games. The Nationals will play the winner of the Houston Astros-New York Yankees ALCS series, which is currently 2-1 in favor of Houston. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed four earned runs on four hits across five innings against the Cardinals. He walked three and struck out 12, becoming the pitcher to strike out 10 batters in the first four innings of a po...
Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

Sports
June 22 (UPI) -- Germany and Norway advanced to the Women's Soccer World Cup quarterfinals after earning victories in the Round of 16 on Saturday. Germany continued its unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. Norway beat Australia 4-1 in penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Norway reached the Women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 with Saturday's victory. "I'm really content with how we handled all this pressure and stress," Norway coach Martin Sjogren told reporters. Norway's Isabell Herlovsen opened the scoring at the 31-minute mark. Norway held the lead until Elise Kellond-Knight's goal 83 minutes in. Australia missed the first two spot-kicks in the shootout before Noway's Ingrid Engen scored the game-winning penalty. Germany...
Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

World
Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka's leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about the group accused in Sunday's bombings.Attacks on churches and hotels killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.Security agencies had been watching the National Thowheed Jamath jihadist group, reports said, and had notified police about a possible attack.But the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the cabinet were not informed, ministers said.A 'colossal intelligence failure'The prime minister was not privy to security briefings following a rift last year with President Maithripala Sirisena, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told a press conference.Mr Sirisena sacked Mr Wickremesinghe and his cabinet in October an...
March Madness: Virginia survives 80-75 win over Purdue to advance to Final Four

March Madness: Virginia survives 80-75 win over Purdue to advance to Final Four

Sports
March 30 (UPI) -- The Virginia Cavaliers were five points better in overtime, moving on to the Final Four Saturday night with an 80-75 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. The Elite Eight matchup to determine the South Region winner in Kentucky could not be decided in 40 minutes of play, and had to go an overtime period with the number one seeded Cavaliers being just a bit better to advance. Virginia advances to its first Final Four since 1984, and will face either No. 2 Kentucky or No. 5 Auburn in the Final Four next weekend in Minneapolis. Purdue star Carsen Edwards nearly got the Boilermakers to the Final Four on his own, as he scored 42 points, 16 in the first half and 26 in the second. He put Purdue up 75-74 with 42 seconds left in the second half. Mamadi Diakite was able to send the...