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    Tennis: Serena insists she will make Aussie Open
    Jan06

    Tennis: Serena insists she will make Aussie Open

    PERTH (AFP) – The Australian Open preparations of Serena Williams suffered a potentially significant blow when she was forced to retire with a knee injury during the United States 3-0 Hopman Cup loss to Australia Gold on Tuesday evening.The world number one retired due to soreness in her left knee during her singles match against Jarmila...

    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike

    KIEV, Ukraine — All Coca-Cola wanted to do was to wish consumers a Happy New Year, but instead it ended up stirring anger in two markets, Russia and Ukraine, over the disputed territory of Crimea. The Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula was annexed by Moscow in March 2014 and remains a trigger issue in the Russian-Ukrainian […] The post...

    IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack
    Jan06

    IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack

    KIEV – A power failure that plunged parts of western Ukraine into the dark last month was caused by a cyberattack, IT experts said yesterday (Jan 5), and one source called it a world first. The blackout, which hit a large part of the western region of… …read more Source:...

    Dutch expert says vindicated by probe into MH17 photos
    Jan05

    Dutch expert says vindicated by probe into MH17 photos

    THE HAGUE: A Dutch forensics expert who worked on the MH17 air disaster demanded a ministerial apology Tuesday saying a police probe has cleared him of any wrong-doing in showing medical students photos of the dead. University professor George Maat was reportedly fired from the Dutch national forensics team after he gave a lecture in Maastricht...

    Global economy: Four geopolitical risks
    Jan05

    Global economy: Four geopolitical risks

    Widespread theft of technology from US companies led to a recent agreement between China and the US that neither government will assist in stealing technology to benefit its country’s firms The end of the year is a good time to consider the risks that lie ahead of us. There are of course important economic risks, including the mispricing of...

    US-Asean summit set for February in California
    Jan05

    US-Asean summit set for February in California

    WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will host leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15 and 16, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s office dubbed the meeting, the first hosted by a US president with the 10 Asean leaders, “unprecedented” and said it would...

    Tennis: Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha
    Jan05

    Tennis: Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha

    DOHA (AFP) – Defending champion David Ferrer crashed out in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, beaten in three sets by Ukraines Ilya Marchenko, ranked number 94 in the world.Ferrer, the number four seed, struggled throughout, losing his serve in the very first game and eventually going down 7-6, 3-6, 2-6 in an eventful clash...

    Serena retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury
    Jan05

    Serena retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury

    Serena Williams of the United States prepares to serve against the Legendari Japan Warriors player Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Germany during their women’s singles match in the International Premier Tennis League in Pasay City, Philippines, December 7, 2015. Photo: Reuters PERTH: World number one Serena Williams retired from her Hopman Cup...

    Ukrainian president likely to visit Azerbaijan this year
    Jan05

    Ukrainian president likely to visit Azerbaijan this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is likely to visit Azerbaijan this year, the press service of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration told APA on Jan.5. …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Airlines limits baggage allowance, baffling analysts
    Jan05

    Malaysia Airlines limits baggage allowance, baffling analysts

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP – Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday announced immediate restrictions on check-in luggage for some Europe-bound flights, citing strong headwinds, a move that left aviation analysts puzzled. In a statement on its website, the carrier said “unseasonably strong headwinds” were limiting the amount of baggage its flights could...

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