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Spain ruling party's ex-treasurer sent to jail in corruption case

MADRID (Reuters) - A former treasurer for Spain's ruling People's Party was sent to jail without bail on Thursday as the High Court continues a pre-trial investigation into corruption charges against him.

World

Spain ruling party ex-treasurer ordered to jail in corruption case

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish High Court judge on Thursday ordered Luis Barcenas, former treasurer for the ruling People's Party, to jail without bail.

Tennis

I still have plenty left in the tank, says Federer

ROGER Federer insisted he will play on for many more years to come despite crashing out of Wimbledon in a shock defeat that brought his extraordinary Grand Slam run to a juddering halt.

Tennis

Veteran Hewitt still hungry despite defeat

LLEYTON Hewitt fancies another crack at Wimbledon next year at the age of 33, saying he still has the buzz despite his age and rotten catalogue of injuries that would have seen many players give up years ago.

World

Swiss to press U.S. further on Snowden's time in Geneva

GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland wants to hold further talks with Washington on fugitive Edward Snowden's activities as a CIA operative in Geneva after receiving only a "diplomatic" reply to its initial questions, the Swiss foreign minister said on Thursday.

Tennis

I may be down but I'm not out, proclaims Federer

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer's astonishing defeat to a Ukrainian journeyman in the second round at Wimbledon marked the arrival of a new world order in tennis but for the Swiss master this was definitely not the end of an era.

Tennis

Giantkiller Stakhovsky brings down 'the legend and his ego'

LONDON (Reuters) - No matter where Sergiy Stakhovsky looks when he walks around the leafy grounds of the All England Club, he cannot escape the image of a beaming Roger Federer holding aloft the pineapple-topped gold Challenge Cup.

Tennis

Federer and Sharapova exit in Wednesday Wipeout

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon king Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova endured jolting second-round losses to opponents outside the world top 100 in a freakishly dramatic 'Wednesday Wipeout' that saw seven players withdraw injured and the draw shredded.

World

Marc Rich, 'King of Oil' pardoned by Clinton, dies at 78

LUCERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Billionaire Marc Rich, who invented modern oil trading and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton over tax evasion, racketeering and busting sanctions with Iran, died on Wednesday in Switzerland aged 78.

Tennis

Dazed Federer sent spinning out of Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer and "his ego" took an unbelievable battering at the hands of a little-known Ukrainian as the Swiss champion and holder of a record 17 grand slam titles was sent spinning out of Wimbledon on a day dubbed as 'Whacky Wednesday'.