Russian tennis-player Marat Safin again won the international tennis ATP tournament in Lyon, France, Thursday. Safin easily beat his rival Israeli Naom Okun in the second round 6-3, 6-4. Croat Ivan Lubicic beat French Julien Benneteau 7-5, 7-5 in another Thursday match at Lyon covered courts. The prize fund of the Lyon tournament totals 800,000 dollars.
Years of diplomatic conflict resolution efforts in Syria produced no breakthroughs. Washington and its imperial partners want endless war and regime change, not peace.