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    Tennis: Andy Murray breezes into US Open quarter-finals
    Sep06

    Tennis: Andy Murray breezes into US Open quarter-finals

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Second seed and 2012 champion Andy Murray crushed Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to reach a sixth US Open quarter-final Monday, clocking up a personal fast serve record in the process.The 29-year-old reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champion stormed to an impressive seventh win in 10 meetings against the 22nd-seeded...

    Tennis: Del Potro faces Wawrinka for US Open semi-final spot
    Sep06

    Tennis: Del Potro faces Wawrinka for US Open semi-final spot

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Juan Martin del Potro became the lowest ranked player in 25 years to reach the US Open quarter-finals Monday, setting up a showdown with fellow Grand Slam title winner, Stan Wawrinka.The 142nd-ranked del Potro was leading eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-3, 3-2 when the Austrian retired with a right knee injury.Del Potro, the...

    Obama, Putin meet on G20 sidelines over Syria, Ukraine
    Sep06

    Obama, Putin meet on G20 sidelines over Syria, Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, discussed the Syria and Ukraine issues at a meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the 11th Group of 20 summit. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Obama, Putin meet on G20 sidelines over Syria, Ukraine
    Sep06

    Obama, Putin meet on G20 sidelines over Syria, Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, discussed the Syria and Ukraine issues at a meeting here Monday on the sidelines of the 11th Group of 20 summit. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-09/06/c_135664489.htm target=_blank title="Obama, Putin meet on G20 sidelines over...

    Fresh combat casualties reported in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire
    Sep06

    Fresh combat casualties reported in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire

    The conflicting sides in eastern Ukraine on Monday reported more combat casualties among their soldiers despite a ceasefire that has been in place since Sept. 1. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-09/06/c_135664492.htm target=_blank title="Fresh combat casualties reported in eastern Ukraine despite...

    Barack Obama, Vladmir Putin agree to continue seeking deal on Syria
    Sep05

    Barack Obama, Vladmir Putin agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

    Hangzhou, Sep 5: President Barack Obama said today the US and Russia have not given up on negotiations that could stem the bloodshed in Syria, but acknowledged that leaders are challenged by “gaps of trust” between the rival powers. Significant sticking points remain in the negotiations over creation of an unlikely US-Russian military partnership...

    Obama, Putin, agree to continue seeking deal on Syria
    Sep05

    Obama, Putin, agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province on Monday, September 5, 2016. Photo: AP HANGZHOU: President Barack Obama said Monday the US and Russia have not given up on negotiations that could stem the bloodshed in Syria, but acknowledged leaders are...

    Russia launches major military drills set to rattle Kiev
    Sep05

    Russia launches major military drills set to rattle Kiev

    MOSCOW: Russia on Monday launched large-scale military drills on Ukraine’s eastern border and around the Crimean peninsula, in the latest exercises set to rattle Kiev and the West. The defence ministry said 12,500 servicemen are taking part in the drills across its southern military region, which encompasses Russia’s volatile North...

    Obama and Putin agree to continue Syria talks
    Sep05

    Obama and Putin agree to continue Syria talks

    PHOTO: EPA/CHIP SOMODEVILLA/POOL The meeting of Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama went off well and lasted longer than planned. The Syrian issue and Ukraine were discussed first and foremost, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters following talks on Monday, TASS reports. “The meeting lasted longer than...

    Obama and Putin tell diplomats to keep working on Syria argument
    Sep05

    Obama and Putin tell diplomats to keep working on Syria argument

    HANGZHOU, China: US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a longer-than-expected discussion on Monday about whether, and how, they could agree on a ceasefire deal in war-torn Syria, a senior U.S. administration official said. Obama and Putin spent about 90 minutes in a “constructive” meeting about getting...

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