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    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...

    Ukraine foils bombing
    Sep04

    Ukraine foils bombing

    KIEV: Ukraine´s security services said on Thursday they had detained four members of a pro-Russian group suspected of plotting to blow up a block of f …read more Source: The News...

    Tennis: Murray escapes as heat victims hit new Slam record
    Sep04

    Tennis: Murray escapes as heat victims hit new Slam record

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Andy Murray escaped his earliest US Open exit in 10 years Thursday as the searing heat at Flushing Meadows took the number of mens singles retirements to a Grand Slam record 12.Third seed and 2012 champion Murray came back from two sets down to defeat tiring Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 on Arthur Ashe...

    Tennis: Angry Stosur, Azarenka into US Open third round
    Sep03

    Tennis: Angry Stosur, Azarenka into US Open third round

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Samantha Stosur, the last woman to beat Serena Williams at the US Open four years ago, and two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka made the third round Thursday.Australian 22nd seed Stosur breezed past Russias Evgeniya Rodina — one of two mothers to have reached the second round — 6-1, 6-1.Stosur, 31, fired eight...

    Ukraine says foiled bombing of Kiev apartment block
    Sep03

    Ukraine says foiled bombing of Kiev apartment block

    KIEV: Ukraine’s security services said Thursday they had detained four members of a pro-Russian group suspected of plotting to blow up a block of flats in Kiev. “They planned to blow up a building in Obolon and were caught red-handed,” Olena Gitlyanska, spokeswoman for the SBU security services, told AFP, referring to a large...

    Ukraine says foiled bombing of Kiev apartment block
    Sep03

    Ukraine says foiled bombing of Kiev apartment block

    Ukraine’s security services said Thursday they had detained four members of a pro-Russian group suspected of plotting to blow up a block of flats in Kiev. “They planned to blow up a building in Obolon and were caught red-handed,” Olena Gitlyanska, spokeswoman for the SBU security services, told AFP, referring to a residential...

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