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Angry French farmers blocked the streets of Paris with more than 1,500 tractors Thursday to protest against plunging food prices and soaring costs they say are killing their livelihoods. From far-flung corners of the country, some spent days slowly chugging towards Paris, leaving behind barely surviving pig, cattle or beetroot farms to bring their plight to the capital. Plummeting food prices, ever-increasing taxes and social charges and "crazy" environmental standards: the farmers in Europe's leading agricultural power say they have had enough.
Britain's world number 97 Johanna Konta shocked Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza in the longest women's match in US Open history on Thursday. Konta won in 3 hours 23 minutes with her 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 triumph eclipsing by seven minutes the previous record set in 2011 when Samantha Stosur defeated Nadia Petrova. Sydney-born Konta has now won 15 matches in a row since Wimbledon and goes on to tackle German 18th seed Andrea Petkovic for a place in the last 16.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.