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    Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury
    Aug03

    Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

    Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced. ‘We’re sad to announce that @mariasharapova has withdrawn after doctor’s advice regarding her left arm,’ a post on the...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

    US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday. The US Congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and other perceived...

    Pence slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit
    Aug01

    Pence slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit

    US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday blasted Russia’s ‘ocupation’ of Georgian territory, as he pledged Donald Trump will sign off on new sanctions against Moscow ‘soon’. Pence is currently on a tour of Eastern Europe aimed at reassuring US allies rattled over Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and backing for a bloody...

    Qatar Airways spreads its wings across Australia
    Jul29

    Qatar Airways spreads its wings across Australia

    Qatar Airways is continuing its growth and expansion plans and has announced its newest destination – Canberra, which is the national carriers’ fifth in Australia. The launch of Canberra service will be in 2018, Qatar Airways said yesterday.The launch follows a year of success and announcements from the ‘World’s Best Airline’,...

    Trump could seek ‘tougher’ Russia sanctions -White House aide
    Jul27

    Trump could seek ‘tougher’ Russia sanctions -White House aide

    US President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday. “He may sign the sanctions exactly the way they are or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians,” White House...

    Joint efforts ‘critical to protect media freedom’
    Jul25

    Joint efforts ‘critical to protect media freedom’

    Several leading media experts have stressed the need for joint efforts to protect media freedom around the world.They were speaking yesterday at the plenary session of an international conference on the threats facing freedom of expression, being held in Doha which will conclude today.Organised by the National Human Rights Committee in...

    Hosszu delights home fans with 200m IM title
    Jul24

    Hosszu delights home fans with 200m IM title

    Katinka Hosszu said defending her women’s 200m individual medley title in front of her home crowd at the world aquatics championships on Monday was an “unforgettable experience”. Hosszu clocked 2min 07.00sec to retain the gold medal with Japan’s Yui Ohashi in silver at 0.91sec and Madisyn Cox of the United States earning bronze,...

    Germany wants more sanctions on Russia
    Jul24

    Germany wants more sanctions on Russia

    Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc’s sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brussels said.The EU has barred its firms from doing business with Crimea since the 2014 annexation, imposed sanctions on Russian...

    Russia behind Ukraine hot war: US envoy
    Jul24

    Russia behind Ukraine hot war: US envoy

    The new US special envoy on Ukraine said yesterday that Russia is responsible for the “hot war” in the country’s east, after fresh clashes between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.Kurt Volker, who was appointed this month as the State Department’s special representative for negotiations to end more than three years of...

    Taiwan parliamentarians scuffle during heated spending debate
    Jul19

    Taiwan parliamentarians scuffle during heated spending debate

    Politicians scuffled in Taiwan’s parliament yesterday during a heated debate over how billions of dollar for an infrastructure development plan will be allocated.Members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and opposition Nationalist party threw water and shoved each other to the floor of the legislature, according to video of...

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