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    UN Security Council to hold straw poll on Sept. 9
    Sep02

    UN Security Council to hold straw poll on Sept. 9

    By Xinhua In this Sept. 13, 2005, file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (AP Photo / mb.com.ph) UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council will have a new round of straw poll next Friday on the 10 current candidates vying to be next UN secretary-general to...

    Tennis: Serena, Murray storm through on rainy day at US Open
    Sep02

    Tennis: Serena, Murray storm through on rainy day at US Open

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Wimbledon champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray raised the roof at the US Open on Thursday, powering into the third round with decisive straight-sets victories.World number one Williams defeated fellow American Vania King 6-3, 6-3, her 306th Grand Slam singles match win tying her with Martina Navratilova for the most...

    Tennis: Venus looks sharp in 70th US Open win
    Sep02

    Tennis: Venus looks sharp in 70th US Open win

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Venus Williams notched up her 70th career victory at the US Open on Thursday, reaching the third round with a crisp 6-2, 6-3 victory over Julia Goerges.After surviving 63 unforced errors to squeeze past Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova in the first round, the 36-year-old Williams had just 17 — with 18 winners — in her...

    Britain will remain a ?dedicated European power?
    Sep02

    Britain will remain a ?dedicated European power?

    POTSDAM, Germany: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pledged on Thursday that the UK would remain a “dedicated European power” even after it left the EU, at an international security policy meeting in Germany. Johnson told reporters at a gathering of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the eastern...

    U.S. imposes sanctions on ‘Putin’s bridge’ to Crimea
    Sep01

    U.S. imposes sanctions on ‘Putin’s bridge’ to Crimea

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury added dozens of people and companies to the list, first introduced after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. …read more Source:...

    US imposes sanctions on ‘Putin’s bridge’ to Crimea
    Sep01

    US imposes sanctions on ‘Putin’s bridge’ to Crimea

    Companies building a multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea, a project close to the heart President Vladimir Putin, were targeted by the United States in an updated sanctions blacklist on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Human shields as preemptive legal defence for killing civilians
    Sep01

    Human shields as preemptive legal defence for killing civilians

    Even though it is undeniable that many militaries and non-state armed groups do, in fact, use human shields, the potential ramifications of the mere accusation are extremely worrisome, write Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini An aerial image shows civilians leaving the town of Manbij, Syria, purportedly with ISIS using the convoy as a shield for...

    Human shields as preemptive legal defence for killing civilians
    Sep01

    Human shields as preemptive legal defence for killing civilians

    Even though it is undeniable that many militaries and non-state armed groups do, in fact, use human shields, the potential ramifications of the mere accusation are extremely worrisome, write Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini An aerial image shows civilians leaving the town of Manbij, Syria, purportedly with ISIS using the convoy as a shield for...

    US blacklists dozens over Ukraine conflict
    Sep01

    US blacklists dozens over Ukraine conflict

    The United States added dozens of people and companies, including separatists and Russian firms operating in Crimea, on Thursday to its sanctions blacklist over their actions in Ukraine, the region annexed by Russia in 2014. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. blacklists dozens over Ukraine conflict
    Sep01

    U.S. blacklists dozens over Ukraine conflict

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States added dozens of people and companies, including separatists and Russian firms operating in Crimea, on Thursday to its sanctions blacklist over their actions in Ukraine, the region annexed by Russia in 2014. …read more Source: The...

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