EU's Juncker gives France, Britain key economic jobs [Update]

 Avramopoulos gets immigration portfolio, Schinas named Commission spokesman

France and Britain secured top positions on Wednesday in incoming European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker's new team, which must tackle a stagnant economy, rising euroskepticism and the Ukraine crisis on its borders.

Novak Djokovic through to 2nd round

NEW YORK - Novak Djokovic is through to the 2nd round of the US Open after defeating Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-1 6-2 6-4 on Tuesday.

World number one will now face France's Paul-Henri Mathieu, who ousted Gilles Mueller of Luxembourg in five sets, 6-7(9) 7-5 7(8)-6 6(5)-7 6-1.

Photo AP,Darron Cummings

Draghi to meet Junker ahead of ECB meeting

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will meet the EU Commission’s incoming president, Jean-Claude Juncker, in Luxembourg on Wednesday, an ECB spokesman said on Tuesday.

The spokesman did not reveal what was on the agenda for the meeting, which will take place a day before the eurozone central bank’s governors gather for their regular monthly policy meeting in Frankfurt.