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    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open
    Jan13

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following Fridays draw.The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking, has lost five Melbourne...

    China Hits Out at Tillerson Threats, Warns of ‘Major War’
    Jan13

    China Hits Out at Tillerson Threats, Warns of ‘Major War’

    Chinese state media hit out on Friday at comments made by secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, who said the U.S. could move to block Chinese access to artificial islands it made in disputed areas of the South China Sea.In comments to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Tillerson said...

    Cold snap: Ukraine freeze kills 40 people in two weeks
    Jan13

    Cold snap: Ukraine freeze kills 40 people in two weeks

    Sub-zero temperatures across Ukraine have claimed 40 lives since late December, officials said Friday as the death toll from the cold snap hitting Europe keeps rising. …read more Source: Hindustan...

    Blocking China from islands means ‘war’
    Jan13

    Blocking China from islands means ‘war’

    CHINA’S state-run media warned the United States on Friday there would be war if it moved to block China’s access to islands in the contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “Unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the islands will be foolish,”...

    Donald Trump backing EU breakup would be ‘lunacy’: ambassador
    Jan13

    Donald Trump backing EU breakup would be ‘lunacy’: ambassador

    Brussels, Jan 13: The Donald Trump administration would be committing “sheer folly” if it supports the European Union’s breakup, as it appears to be doing, the departing US ambassador to the EU warned today. Anthony Gardner, who is leaving his Brussels post after three years, said the US president-elect’s transition team had been...

    US Secretary of State pick could talk his way into  war – Chinese media
    Jan13

    US Secretary of State pick could talk his way into war – Chinese media

    BEIJING: Prospective US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said yesterday, warning Donald Trump’s nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words. The comments came after the former ExxonMobil CEO told US senators that he would seek to deny Beijing access to the...

    Germany to allot 2.3 million euros to Ukraine for humanitarian programs
    Jan13

    Germany to allot 2.3 million euros to Ukraine for humanitarian programs

    …read more Source: NEWS.am

    OSCE PA President calls for extension of mandate of OSCE office in Armenia
    Jan13

    OSCE PA President calls for extension of mandate of OSCE office in Armenia

    The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Austrian parliamentarian Christine Muttonen, today called for the immediate agreement on the extension of mandates of OSCE field operations, some of which are currently being held up by representatives of OSCE countries. “Field missions have long been the crown jewel of the OSCE, both helping OSCE...

    ‘Sir Andy Murray’ seeks end to Australian Open agony
    Jan13

    ‘Sir Andy Murray’ seeks end to Australian Open agony

    Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses. Murray enters the year’s first grand slam in unknown territory, rated as top seed for the first...

    Trump’s cabinet picks contradict his foreign policy
    Jan13

    Trump’s cabinet picks contradict his foreign policy

    WASHINGTON: Toughness with Russia and China, support of the Iran nuclear deal, the quest for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Donald Trump’s diplomacy and military picks have outlined the incoming administration’s foreign policy in Senate confirmation hearings this week. And on many strategic issues, in particular the...

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