Wimbledon draw, order of play 2022: Ash Barty’s Simona Halep request, Iga Swiatek on centre court

Ash Barty showed she is an absolute champion with a brilliant request for Wimbledon this year. Organizers have ignored her. Ash Barty’s rumored request for former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep to open the tournament on center court this year has fallen on deaf ears. Halep, the 2019 champion, had previously been denied the traditional honor … Read more

Ledecky and Sjostrom extend their reigns in world championships

Katie Ledecky won a record-breaking fifth straight 800m world title on Friday, just over an hour after Sarah Sjostrom surged to her fourth consecutive victory in the women’s 50m butterfly. Local hero Kristof Milak sparked delirium in the Duna Arena in Budapest when he grabbed the gold medal in the 100m butterfly, his second of … Read more

Melbourne’s affordable suburbs defying decline: Terry Ryder report

The city’s most affordable areas and regional Victoria are showing signs they’ll keep rising as conditions shift and the median slips. Here’s where real estate is still going up. Melbourne’s most affordable suburbs are tipped to keep rising in price as conditions shift and the city’s median slips. Affordable Melbourne suburbs and regional Victorian cities … Read more

Freedom and fear: the foundations of America’s deadly gun culture

Model rifles displayed at the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston on May 27, 2022 It was 1776, the American colonies had just declared their independence from England, and as war raged the founding fathers were deep in debate: should Americans have the right to own firearms as individuals, or just as members of … Read more

St Georges Rd, Toorak mansion listed for record-breaking $65m-$70m

The historic Toorak property dubbed “Melbourne’s most significant estate” has been listed for a mega $65m-$70m that would shatter Victoria’s residential record. The historic Toorak property dubbed “Melbourne’s most significant estate” has been listed for a mega $65m-$70m that would shatter Victoria’s residential record. The circa-1939 Georgian Revival mansion at 17 St Georges Rd was … Read more

EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

UK declares ’national incident’ after polio detected in sewage samples

A once common disease that can cause paralysis or even death has made a shock and worrying comeback in the UK two decades after the last case. The UK has declared a “national incident” after fragments of a debilitating disease, long thought essentially eliminated, re-emerged in samples. Routine surveillance of sewage in parts of London … Read more

Ukraine war: Vladimir Putin’s forces suffer ‘extraordinary loss’ in recent weeks according to new intelligence report

Vladimir Putin could be losing his grip on the war in Ukraine as a new development suggests the Russian tyrant is in deep trouble. UK defense analysts have claimed Russia’s forces have faced “extraordinary losses” in recent weeks in a development some believe will be crucial to the outcome of the bloody war. Both sides … Read more

Lowy Institute’s Michael Fullilove speaks about Julian Assange extradition at National Press Club

A prominent Australian critic of Julian Assange has issued a fresh warning about the detained WikiLeaks founder. A top foreign policy analyst and prominent critic of Julian Assange says the detained WikiLeaks founder shouldn’t be the Australian government’s “only priority”. Lowy Institute executive director Michael Fullilove has urged the Albanian government to be careful if … Read more

Can world number 1,204 win Wimbledon? Serena eyes greatest triumph

Jump for joy: Iga Swiatek poses with the Suzanne Lenglen trophy after winning the French Open Ranked a lowly 1,204 in the world and without a competitive singles match in 12 months, Serena Williams will sweep into Wimbledon targeting what would be her greatest triumph. The seven-time champion at the All England Club will also … Read more