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    Russian, Danish, Kazakh astronauts blast off for ISS
    Sep02

    Russian, Danish, Kazakh astronauts blast off for ISS

    BAIKONUR (AFP) – A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts on board, including the first Dane to fly into space, blasted off towards the International Space Station on Wednesday.The trio launched on schedule at 0437 GMT from the same launchpad in Kazakhstan used by Yuri Gagarin on his historic entry into the cosmos in 1961.The crew is doing...

    Russia risks Japanese ire with Far East war commemoration
    Sep02

    Russia risks Japanese ire with Far East war commemoration

    MOSCOW- Russia staged a military parade on Wednesday to commemorate seizing a group of Pacific islands from Japan at the end of World War Two, a move likely to inflame tensions over a long-running territorial dispute with Tokyo.The show of force, the first of its kind on the island of Sakhalin in Russia’s Far East, is part of a push by...

    Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine not join EAEU – Kommersant
    Sep02

    Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine not join EAEU – Kommersant

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat
    Sep02

    Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat

    MOSCOW: Moscow has expelled Ukrainian diplomat in retaliation for Kiev s expulsion of a Russian diplomat, RIA news agency on Tuesday quoted a source a …read more Source: The News...

    Tennis: Federer cruises as US Open quit list hits record nine
    Sep02

    Tennis: Federer cruises as US Open quit list hits record nine

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Five-time champion Roger Federer breezed through sweltering conditions at the US Open on Tuesday as the crushing heat and humidity took the number of first-round retirements to a record nine.Second-seeded Federer had little trouble in seeing off Argentinas world number 34 Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 77 minutes on...

    Tennis: Halep through to US Open second round, Tennis, Sports
    Sep02

    Tennis: Halep through to US Open second round, Tennis, Sports

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Second seed Simona Halep reached the US Open second round on Tuesday when New Zealand opponent Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury.Halep was leading 6-2, 3-0 when her 99th-ranked rival called it quits, having received a medical timeout for treatment on her right knee at the end of the first set.Romanian 23-year-old...

    Tennis: Safarova joins US Open seeds casualty list
    Sep01

    Tennis: Safarova joins US Open seeds casualty list

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Lucie Safarova joined the US Open seeds casualty list on Tuesday when the Czech left-hander became the fourth top-10 player to lose in the first round.Sixth-seeded Safarova slipped to a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Ukraines Lesia Tsurenko, the woman she defeated in the semi-finals in New Haven just last week.I talked with my coach...

    Ukraine on edge after clashes as third policeman dies
    Sep01

    Ukraine on edge after clashes as third policeman dies

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko defended on Tuesday controversial legislation giving more autonomy to pro-Russian rebels that sparked deadly street battles in Kiev.The unrest — the worst in the Ukrainian capital since a bloody uprising in early 2014 — has further exacerbated divisions in Poroshenkos ruling...

    2 policeman dead as Ukraine reels from clashes
    Sep01

    2 policeman dead as Ukraine reels from clashes

    Ukraine was on Tuesday reeling after fierce clashes in Kiev killed two policemen and wounded 140 people outside parliament as tensions flared over controversial legislation giving more autonomy to the rebels. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine clashes: Parliamentary coalition shows cracks after a right-wing party threatens exit
    Sep01

    Ukraine clashes: Parliamentary coalition shows cracks after a right-wing party threatens exit

    Ukraine clash: Protesters, one using police riot equipment, clash with police after a vote to give greater powers to the east, outside the Parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The Ukrainian parliament has given preliminary approval to a controversial constitutional amendment that would provide greater powers to separatist regions in...

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