Roger Federer won the French Open today, tying Pete Sampras’ record. This is Federer’s 14 major title and also gives him a grandslam having now won the French open, the US Open, Wimbledon, and Australian Open. ESPN analysis of the winning match. Roger Federer’s official website.
Pakistanis civilians have united together to attack the Taliban in retaliation for the bombing of a mosque in northwestern Pakistan. 400 citizens from the Upper Dir district where 33 people died in a suicide bombing at a mosque last week, formed a militia and struck out against militants in five towns. The militia currently holds three of the towns. The action is being taken as a sign that public sentiment in Pakistan is turning against the Taliban, IBN.
Three bodies thought to be from Air France Flight 447 have been found. the plane’s black box has yet to be recovered, BBC News.
Five US contractors in Iraq are being held in the death of James Kitterman, the owner of a Houston, Tx based construction company operating in Iraq, who was found bound, blindfolded and stabbed inside the secure US-run Green Zone in Baghdad, CNN.
The European Union wraps up a weekend of voting today with voters picking their representatives to the EU’s parliament. Polling shows far right groups are favored throughout the EU, Associated Press. EU Q & A from Reuters.
Nine policeman in Peru have been killed by Amazonian indigenous protesters during a rescue operation at a petroleum facility. Protesters had kidnapped 38 officers, of which 22 were rescued and seven others are still missing. The protesters were angry with the government for drilling for oil and gas on ancestral land. Fighting in Bagua, Peru began Friday, killing 22 tribesman and 11 officers. 5 civilians were also killed. The violence was the worst in the country since the 1990s, BBC News.
Juarez, Mexico seemed to be recovering from their deadly drug wars, but violence is spiking again. Officials say the amount of executions performed in broad daylight is much higher than at this time last year. Two drugs cartels in the city are fighting for control of the drug trafficking routes that enter the U.S. Juarez is just across the border from El Paso, Texas, NPR.
Longshot Summer Bird won today’s Belmont Stakes race, denying jockey Calvin Borel the chance to be the only jockey in history to win all three Triple Crown races on different horses. Borel rode Mine That Bird, the horse he rode in his Kentucky Derby win, and placed third, SI.
Svetlana Kuznetsova easily defeated #1 ranked Dinara Safina in the women’s finals of the French Open. Kuznetsova won in only 74 minutes, winning the frist two sets 6-4 and 6-2. Tomorrow, Roger Federer will play Robin Soderling in an attempt to win the only Grand Slam title that has alluded him in his career, ESPN.
U.S. President Obama spoke at Omaha Beach in France today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Read a summary and quotes from his speech here.