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    Tennis: Top seed Begu advances to Korea Open 2nd round
    Sep23

    Tennis: Top seed Begu advances to Korea Open 2nd round

    SEOUL (AFP) – Romanian top seed Irina-Camelia Begu scored a comfortable victory over Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova in the first round of the WTA Korea Open on Tuesday.Begu, ranked 29th in the world, beat Kozlova in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second-round meeting with Polona Hercog of Slovenia.American third seed Sloane...

    IMF chief urges all lenders to join Ukraine debt deal
    Sep22

    IMF chief urges all lenders to join Ukraine debt deal

    KIEV (AFP) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraines hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked countrys massive debt.Lagardes statement came as an International Monetary Fund mission arrived in Kiev to assess Ukraines committment to economic...

    Estonia’s top pro-Russian politician detained for corruption
    Sep22

    Estonia’s top pro-Russian politician detained for corruption

    TALLINN, Sept 22, 2015 (AFP) – Estonian justice authorities on Tuesday pressed corruption charges against controversial Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar, who also heads the largest opposition party popular with the Baltic EU and NATO states large Russian minority.This morning the internal security service presented Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar...

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons against pro-Russian separatists
    Sep22

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons against pro-Russian separatists

    Ukraine pressed NATO on Tuesday for Western weaponry to help defend itself against pro-Russian separatists but the head of the alliance resisted for fear of threatening a fragile cease fire with Russian-backed rebels. In Kiev’s imposing Soviet-era government buildings, Ukraine’s political leadership told NATO Secretary-General Jens...

    IMF Chief Urges All Lenders to Join Ukraine Debt Deal
    Sep22

    IMF Chief Urges All Lenders to Join Ukraine Debt Deal

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraine’s hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked country’s massive debt. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia
    Sep22

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia

    DONETSK, Russia: Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution “lies” against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. Savchenko faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged role in the deaths of two Russian reporters...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia
    Sep22

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia

    DONETSK, (Russia) : Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution ‘lies’ against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukraine rebels mull local vote delay
    Sep22

    Ukraine rebels mull local vote delay

    Ukraine rebels on Tuesday proposed postponing the date of local elections in separatist parts of east Ukraine to February 2016 in an effort to lift peacemaking out of a “stalemate,” according to a statement posted on separatist website LITs. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO
    Sep22

    Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday told the country’s security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a “criminal” policy that his government is ready to reverse, AP/UNB reported. More than 8,000 people have died in Ukraine’s fight against separatist rebels in the east since April 2014. Russia backed the...

    Moscow sends new arms as signs grow of shift in Syria war
    Sep22

    Moscow sends new arms as signs grow of shift in Syria war

    Syrians stand on the rubble of buildings after a missile fired by Syrian government forces hit a residential area in the Maghayir district in the old quarter of the northern city of Aleppo on July 21, 2015. (AFP/Karam Al-Masri) Syria said Tuesday it had received sophisticated new arms from Russia including warplanes and deployed them against...

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