LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-0, 3-0 lead, then held firm the rest of the way as he opened his bid for a third straight Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship with a straight-sets win over Britain's James Ward on Monday.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to express regret about Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane and asked the family of the pilot to "excuse us", Erdogan's spokesman said on Monday. "The president also called on his Russian counterpart to restore the traditional friendly relations between Turkey and Russia, work together to address regional crises and jointly combat terrorism," Erdogan spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in a statement. "We are pleased to announce that Turkey and Russia have agreed to take necessary steps without delay to improve bilateral relations," the statement said.
Britain's finance minister on Monday tried to play down economic fears over a shock vote to leave the EU and said the country would not be rushed to the exit door, as Germany and the United States also appealed for calm. George Osborne said Britain's economy was "as strong as could be" and that the country was "open for business" after Thursday's seismic referendum. "I want to reassure the British people, and the global community, that Britain is ready to confront what the future holds for us from a position of strength," he said in his first public comments since the vote.