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    Astana Locomotive Plant Unveils Passenger Electric Locomotive at Moscow Railway Expo
    Sep05

    Astana Locomotive Plant Unveils Passenger Electric Locomotive at Moscow Railway Expo

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Electric Locomotive Manufacturing Plant of Astana presented their KZ4AT passenger electric locomotive at the fifth International Railway Equipment and Technologies Fair (EXPO 1520) in Moscow from Sept. 2 – 5, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) reported in...

    US Open: Ousting Bencic, Venus heads toward possible Serena clash
    Sep05

    US Open: Ousting Bencic, Venus heads toward possible Serena clash

    Venus Williams struck a blow for the older set and stayed on course for a quarter-finals collision with Grand Slam-seeking sister Serena Williams by beating Swiss teen Belinda Bencic on Friday at the US Open. Venus Williams, 35, produced a vintage power-game performance to beat up-and-coming 18-year-old Bencic 6-3 6-4 in a third-round match-up...

    Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open fourth round
    Sep05

    Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open fourth round

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic took different routes into the fourth round of the U.S. Open while pressure mounted on Serena Williams quest for a calendar grand slam on Friday.After two routine wins to open the years final slam, Williams was given a major fright by Bethanie Mattek-Sands before the...

    Putin slams Kiev for stoking political confrontation
    Sep05

    Putin slams Kiev for stoking political confrontation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized the Ukrainian authorities for failing to observe the new Minsk agreement reached early this year, saying Kiev is introducing a “new edition of political confrontation” in the conflict-torn country. …read more Source: Global...

    Tennis: Venus eases Serena’s path, Cilic escapes upset
    Sep05

    Tennis: Venus eases Serena’s path, Cilic escapes upset

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Venus Williams eliminated the highest-rated rival in her sister Serenas path to a historic US Open final by defeating 12th-seeded Swiss teen Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 on Friday.Bencic, who inflicted the most recent defeat upon top-ranked Serena Williams in a Toronto semi-final last month, fell to 0-4 against Venus and has yet...

    Two senior nationalists charged over Kiev clashes
    Sep04

    Two senior nationalists charged over Kiev clashes

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian authorities on Friday charged two senior members of an ultra-nationalist party over violent clashes in Kiev that killed three police this week.Former agriculture minister Igor Shvayka and Yuriy Syrotyuk, a former lawmaker, were charged with participating in mass disorder, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP.The...

    BASF, Gazprom go ahead with asset swap after all
    Sep04

    BASF, Gazprom go ahead with asset swap after all

    FRANKFURT (AFP) – German chemicals giant BASF said Friday it has agreed with Russian gas behemoth Gazprom to go ahead with an asset swap the two had abandoned due to tensions between Russia and the West.Due to the difficult political environment, BASF and Gazprom had decided not to complete the asset swap planned for the end of the 2014,...

    U.S. sanctions Russia’s state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport
    Sep04

    U.S. sanctions Russia’s state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport

    The U.S. government has slapped sanctions on Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport for violating a U.S. law restricting weapons trade with Iran, North Korea and Syria, barring future U.S. military purchases with the company. The Pentagon last purchased Rosoboronexport helicopters to supply Afghan security forces in 2013, a Pentagon...

    France hopes to retain EuroBasket title with Parker back
    Sep04

    France hopes to retain EuroBasket title with Parker back

    FRANKFURT, Germany — Tony Parker is back and France will be looking to retain the title at the European Basketball Championship that starts over the weekend in four cities across the continent. Originally scheduled to be held in Ukraine, the competition was moved because of the unrest in the east European country and will be spread around...

    Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts
    Sep04

    Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka beat the heat with straight-sets wins to reach the third round of a sweltering U.S. Open on Thursday while American hope Jack Sock wilted under the punishing conditions, collapsing on court.However, Andy Murray and Johanna Konta showed British players can sweat it out for a win as both went the...

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