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    Tough tennis act to follow: Can Serena dominate again?
    Jan02

    Tough tennis act to follow: Can Serena dominate again?

    FILE – In this June 4, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot in her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Timea Bacsinszky, of Switzerland, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Photo: AP BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: There may be no tougher act to follow in any sport in 2016 than Serena...

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow
    Jan02

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow

    Kiev, January 1 Ukraine’s free-trade deal with the EU came into effect today, coinciding with the start of Moscow’s food embargo against Kiev that will force the impoverished former Soviet republic to revisit its economic model. The free-trade accord is part of the broader EU Association Agreement — signed at the end of June...

    Crimea loses quarter of power, pylon blown up
    Jan01

    Crimea loses quarter of power, pylon blown up

    Moscow/Kiev, December 31 Crimea has lost at least one quarter of its power after Ukraine halted supplies, officials in the contested peninsula said today, a situation Ukrainian police blamed on unidentified saboteurs blowing up an electricity pylon. Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in March last year, has suffered repeated power cuts...

    Ukraine bans imports
    Dec31

    Ukraine bans imports

    KIEV: Ukraine said on Wednesday it may impose a ban as soon as next month on imports of dozens of Russian goods as a retaliatory measure against Moscow which this month said it was suspending a free trade zone with Kiev. The list, which was set out in a statement from the country’s economy ministry, included meat and meat products, baby...

    Pope calls for unity against militant atrocities
    Dec25

    Pope calls for unity against militant atrocities

    Pope Francis makes a blessing during the “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and the World) message on Christmas Day from the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on Friday. Photo: Reuters Vatican City, Dec 25 Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message today to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said...

    Ukraine MPs pass tit-for-tat Russian embargo
    Dec24

    Ukraine MPs pass tit-for-tat Russian embargo

    KIEV: Ukrainian parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from January 1. The law, supported by 291 of parliament’s 420 lawmakers, will come into force when it has been signed by the president. Russian...

    Rayani Air flight takes off with a prayer
    Dec24

    Rayani Air flight takes off with a prayer

    Rayani Air flight crews prays before departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, on December 22, 2015. Photo: AP KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s biggest city, begins with a recital of Prophet Muhammad’s supplication before his travel. The passengers — most of...

    US expands sanctions
    Dec24

    US expands sanctions

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Tuesday imposed financial restrictions on 34 additional people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade US penalties and other infractions, prompting threats of retaliation from the Kremlin. The action helps ‘maintain the efficacy of existing sanctions’ established after...

    Kuwait stages exhibition game despite FIFA warning
    Dec20

    Kuwait stages exhibition game despite FIFA warning

    Kuwait City, December 19 Kuwait on Friday staged an exhibition game with the participation of former international stars despite being suspended by world football’s governing body FIFA. FIFA last week sent a global alert to all members warning them to keep their players away from the ‘All Stars’ game in Kuwait because of its...

    Indian state oil firms in talks to buy stake in Siberia project
    Dec19

    Indian state oil firms in talks to buy stake in Siberia project

    New Delhi, December 18 Indian Oil Corp and Oil India are in talks with Russia’s Rosneft to buy up to a 29 per cent stake in a Siberian oil project, two sources said, as New Delhi accelerates a push to secure overseas energy assets. India, the world’s fourth-biggest oil consumer, has to ship in three quarters of its oil needs and with...

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