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    War games: how children in Ukraine are playing soldiers for real
    Sep21

    War games: how children in Ukraine are playing soldiers for real

    The sun has already risen. Slowly, instructor Gold – with his close-cropped red spiky hair and taut upper body – crosses the grounds, moving towards a group of tents. He blows his whistle. “Pidjom!” He shouts. “Get up!”Shuffling and buzzing sounds erupt immediately. Tents are zipped open. The sleepy faces of...

    Biden meets Ukraine’s Poroshenko, urges faster reforms in energy, justice
    Sep21

    Biden meets Ukraine’s Poroshenko, urges faster reforms in energy, justice

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    African legend Toure retires from international football
    Sep21

    African legend Toure retires from international football

    MANCHESTER — Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast announced his retirement from international football Tuesday. The 33-year-old Manchester City midfielder — capped 113 times — said it had been an incredibly difficult decision. “Writing this note was probably ‘the most difficult match of my life’,” wrote...

    Obama urges Israel end occupation and Palestinians accept Israel
    Sep20

    Obama urges Israel end occupation and Palestinians accept Israel

    Both sides would benefit if Israel recognised it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognized Israel’s legitimacy, US President Barack Obama told the United Nations general assembley on Tuesday. Obama’s efforts to bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement have failed over...

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension
    Sep20

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension

    BEIRUT — Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and vowed to continue fighting, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend it. What is likely to be the final attempt by the US administration of President Barack Obama to find a negotiated solution to the...

    ‘Mission accomplished’
    Sep20

    ‘Mission accomplished’

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics Sunday in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil’s passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games. The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off...

    French teen Dodin nabs first WTA title in Quebec City
    Sep20

    French teen Dodin nabs first WTA title in Quebec City

    MONTREAL — France’s Oceane Dodin, ranked 132nd in the world, won her first WTA title Sunday in her first final, defeating American Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-3 in Quebec City. Dodin, 19, fired eight aces in the one-hour, 38-minute contest to cap a dream week. She had twice reached the second round of major tournaments in 2015, but until this week...

    Latvian forces simulate hostage-taking at Israeli embassy
    Sep19

    Latvian forces simulate hostage-taking at Israeli embassy

    Following similar drills in Ukraine and Romania, the Latvian special anti-terrorism police simulated the takeover of the Israeli embassy in Riga by terrorists. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    Putin-backed party on course to win more than half of vote in parliament election
    Sep19

    Putin-backed party on course to win more than half of vote in parliament election

    The United Russia party backed by President Vladimir Putin has won 54.2 per cent of the vote in a parliamentary election, based on the 90 per cent of ballots counted by Monday morning, data from the election commission showed. The continued dominance of the lower house by United Russia, the party Putin founded and which is now run by his allies,...

    Israel signs bilateral agreement to protect foreign workers
    Sep19

    Israel signs bilateral agreement to protect foreign workers

    Israel signs a bilateral agreement with Ukraine to regulate influx of foreign workers. …read more Source: Arutz...

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