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Dan Evans & Kyle Edmund send Great Britain into Davis Cup semi-finals

Dan Evans & Kyle Edmund send Great Britain into Davis Cup semi-finals

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2019 Davis Cup finalsVenue: Caja Magica, Madrid Dates: 18-24 NovemberCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, 20 November; Live text coverage on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here or Live Guide.Dan Evans dug deep to send Great Britain into the semi-finals of the inaugural Davis Cup finals in Madrid with a thrilling win over Germany.British number one Evans, who had lost his previous two matches, beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to give GB an unassailable 2-0 lead.Earlier, Kyle Edmund beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets as Andy Murray sat out again. Britain will face either Spain or Argentina on Saturday.Evans' relief a...
Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain beat Kazakhstan 2-1 to reach last eight

Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain beat Kazakhstan 2-1 to reach last eight

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2019 Davis Cup FinalsVenue: Caja Magica, Madrid Dates: 18-24 NovemberCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, 20 November; Live text coverage on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide.Great Britain secured their place in the knockout stage of the Davis Cup finals as Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski won their pivotal doubles match to clinch victory over Kazakhstan.Murray and Skupski, knowing Britain would be eliminated if they lost, beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Alexander Bublik 6-1 6-4 in Madrid.Britain will face Germany in the quarter-finals at 16:30 GMT on Friday. Britain finished top of Group E, with Kazakhstan going out.After being ...
Italy joins Britain, Sweden to develop Tempest fighter plane

Italy joins Britain, Sweden to develop Tempest fighter plane

Business
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- BAE Systems and Italian defense contractor Leonardo agreed to work cooperatively on the next-generation Tempest fighter plane. The companies signed a statement of intent at London's DSEI defense trade show this week after the British and Italian governments signaled their approval. The Swedish defense industry, through the Saab company, is also a partner in the British-led venture to build Europe's next-generation fighter plane. Germany, Spain and France are involved in producing a competing aircraft. The Tempest is meant to replace the fourth-generation Eurofighter Typhoon, which is planned to leave service in the Royal Air Force beginning in 2040. It is expected that the Tempest will have the capability of flying remotely or with a pilot, but other than mockups on dis...
U.S., Britain, China send military, financial aid to stricken Bahamas

U.S., Britain, China send military, financial aid to stricken Bahamas

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Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United States, Britain and China announced the commitment of funds and goods to help hurricane-devastated Bahamas. U.S. military and civilian emergency teams from the United States have been sent to the Bahamas, where tens of thousands of people need food and supplies after Hurricane Dorian struck the nation of the tens of thousands of residents on the small islands. The White House has encouraged donations through the Center for International Disaster Information website. The U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday morning that it has rescued 205 people in the Bahamas since the start of the hurricane, conducting air operations from Andros Island, Bahamas, with seven MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and five MH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Search and rescue missions, area assessments a...
Britain planning maritime mission to protect Strait of Hormuz

Britain planning maritime mission to protect Strait of Hormuz

World
July 22 (UPI) -- Britain plans to join a European-led maritime mission to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz days after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday. He described the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' seizure of the Stena Impero on Friday as "an act of piracy." "If Iran continues on this dangerous path, they must accept the price will be a larger Western military presence in the waters along their coastline, not because we wish to increase tensions but simply because freedom of navigation is a principle which Britain and its allies will always defend," Hunt said during a speech before Parliament. He said Britain entered discussions with representatives from multiple countries to establish the force. In the me...