Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily exploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final ‘a thief’. Umpire Carlos Ramos accused Serena of receiving coaching from her box, the tantrum later resulted in a $17,000 fine.
Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. Mr Annan died in the early hours of Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, according to a statement issued by his family. The Nobel Peace Laureate was the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006, and became the first black African man to take on the top job as the world’s top diplomat.
The United Nations Migration Agency, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death in a tweet, saying:
A life well lived. A life worth celebrating.
— IOM – UN Migration (@UNmigration) August 18, 2018
Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy
Theresa May today revealed that Donald Trump told her she should sue the EU in order to deliver Brexit. The Prime Minister revealed the explosive private advice the US president gave her as they held private talks. But she laughed off the proposals and said that instead she has engaged the EU with negotiations and come up with a deal which delivers on Brexit. Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show today, she was quizzed on what the private advice actually was.
US Ambassador of the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.
Dutch investigators say that they have uncovered hard evidence that a Russian army missile system fired the missile that shot down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine four years ago.