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Hollande and Merkel support Ukraine ceasefire deal
Sep01

Hollande and Merkel support Ukraine ceasefire deal

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have come out in support of a deal struck by the trilateral contact group for a general ceasefire in Ukraine. They now meet Putin in China next week. …read more Source:...

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin on peace in Donbass
Sep01

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin on peace in Donbass

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin joined DW in Berlin to discuss the situation in the Ukraine, where violence has recently escalated. Klimkin is in town for a meeting of OSCE members called by Germany. …read more Source:...

Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children
Sep01

Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children

More than 400 people were killed by cluster bombs in 2015, most of them dying in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, which have not signed up to a treaty banning the weapon, an international anti-cluster bomb coalition said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

In Syria, Yemen, Ukraine: Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children
Sep01

In Syria, Yemen, Ukraine: Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children

Casualties were also recorded in Laos, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Western Sahara, Chad, Cambodia and Nagorno-Karabakh. More than 400 people were killed by cluster bombs in 2015, most of them dying in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, which have not signed up to a treaty banning the weapon, an international anti-cluster bomb coalition said on Thursday.Cluster...

UN anti-torture body resumes Ukraine visit
Aug31

UN anti-torture body resumes Ukraine visit

A UN torture prevention group said Wednesday it would resume a visit to Ukraine that it had halted in protest over access issues following “positive talks” with the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: The Sunday...

Ukraine: Country ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out “ineligible persons”
Aug31

Ukraine: Country ends visa-free deal with North Korea to keep out “ineligible persons”

South Korea has been making diplomatic efforts to engage North Korea's old allies to press for change in North Korea. Ukraine has revoked a Soviet-era deal that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans, the latest setback for isolated North Korea which has been under growing pressure since the UN Security Council imposed toughened new...

Could Saturday’s JPS blackout be the result of a cyber-attack?
Aug31

Could Saturday’s JPS blackout be the result of a cyber-attack?

In recent times, countries have fallen victim to a cyber-attack on their electrical power supplies at the hands of hackers. Could this have happened to the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and what does it have in place to counter such measures? Only last December, power went out in Ukraine’s capital city Kiev and the western parts of the...

Serena Williams sweeps past Makarova at US Open
Aug31

Serena Williams sweeps past Makarova at US Open

Serena Williams’ serve was in fine form in a routine first-round win over Ekaterina Makarova at the U.S. Open. The top-seeded Williams had played just three singles matches since Wimbledon because of a sore right shoulder, but it didn’t show as she hit 12 aces, with only one double-fault, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday in 63 minutes....

Brazil’s Lack of Property Rights Stoking Conflict, Deterring Investment
Aug30

Brazil’s Lack of Property Rights Stoking Conflict, Deterring Investment

In Brazil’s Amazon where no-one knows who exactly owns a swathe of territory the size of Ukraine, a lack of formal property deeds is causing conflict, greater deforestation and environmental damage, researchers said on Tuesday. An area of 60 million hectares in Brazil’s Amazonas state, 40 percent of the state’s total area, is...

Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open
Aug30

Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open

Venus and Serena Williams are among the featured matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open. Venus will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine in the afternoon Tuesday before her top-ranked sister plays Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the night match at the stadium with the new retractable roof. Serena has been bothered by a shoulder injury,...

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