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    Ukraine bid to shut out Russia with border ‘wall’ falters
    Aug13

    Ukraine bid to shut out Russia with border ‘wall’ falters

    SENKIVKA, Ukraine – A freshly-dug anti-tank ditch running along a short stretch of metal fence topped with barbed wire marks the start of a new border defence that Ukraine hopes will protect it from Russia.Dubbed the “wall”, the ambitious project to seal up Ukraine’s porous 2,000-kilometre (1,200-mile) frontier with its...

    Ukraine bid to shut out Russia with border ‘wall’ falters
    Aug13

    Ukraine bid to shut out Russia with border ‘wall’ falters

    SENKIVKA: A freshly-dug anti-tank ditch running along a short stretch of metal fence topped with barbed wire marks the start of a new border defence that Ukraine hopes will protect it from Russia. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Tennis: Halep cruises past Jankovic at WTA Rogers Cup
    Aug13

    Tennis: Halep cruises past Jankovic at WTA Rogers Cup

    TORONTO (AFP) – Second seed Simona Halep fended off all three break points en route to a 6-3, 6-4 win over former world number one Jelena Jankovic at the WTA Rogers Cup on Wednesday.Playing for the first time since Wimbledon, Halep held all 10 of her service games and won 80 percent of her first serve points in the 81 minute second-round...

    Tennis: Halep cruises past Jankovic at Toronto tennis
    Aug13

    Tennis: Halep cruises past Jankovic at Toronto tennis

    TORONTO (AFP) – Second seed Simona Halep fended off all three break points en route to a 6-3, 6-4 win over former world number one Jelena Jankovic at the WTA Rogers Cup on Wednesday.Playing for the first time since Wimbledon, Halep held all 10 of her service games and won 80 percent of her first serve points in the 81 minute second-round...

    Ukraine bans dozens of fascist Russian books
    Aug13

    Ukraine bans dozens of fascist Russian books

    KIEV: Kiev s public relations war with Moscow scaled new heights on Wednesday with Ukraine releasing a list of Russian reporters and authors whose boo …read more Source: The News...

    US jets launch first anti-IS Syria strikes from Turkey
    Aug13

    US jets launch first anti-IS Syria strikes from Turkey

    ANKARA (AFP) – US warplanes Wednesday carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria after taking off from a Turkish base, kicking off a key new phase in the campaign against the jihadists.A US drone had last week executed a single lethal air strike against an IS target in Syria but this was the first time manned...

    Fighting intensifies as pro-Russian rebels try to take key port of Mariupol
    Aug13

    Fighting intensifies as pro-Russian rebels try to take key port of Mariupol

    Ukraine on Wednesday reported intense battles with pro-Russian insurgents near the last major government stronghold in the former Soviet country’s separatist east. A military spokesman in Kiev said clashes north of the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol had killed one soldier and injured three. The rebels reported the death of a civilian in a […]...

    After food, now Russia burns Dutch flowers
    Aug12

    After food, now Russia burns Dutch flowers

    A week after angering many in Russia by burning illegally imported Western food, authorities have started feeding Dutch flowers to the flames. Officials say blooms from the Netherlands, which supplies much of Russia’s $2.5 billion flower market, pose safety risks because they may be infected. Critics say the “flower war” marks a...

    Ukraine and rebels trade blame for violating ceasefire
    Aug12

    Ukraine and rebels trade blame for violating ceasefire

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Wednesday of attempting to break a six-month-old peace agreement, with a rebel official warning of the threat of “big war” if the ceasefire crumbles. Ukraine’s allies expressed particular concern this week after the Ukrainian military reported the heaviest rebel artillery...

    Athletics: Coe ready for Gatlin fall-out at worlds
    Aug12

    Athletics: Coe ready for Gatlin fall-out at worlds

    LONDON (AFP) – British track great Sebastian Coe has said he will be prepared to present Justin Gatlin with a gold medal if the controversial American wins the 100 metres final at this months World Championships in Beijing.Last week Coe, a candidate for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) hit out...

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