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Serena stunned by Svitolina
Aug10

Serena stunned by Svitolina

World number one Serena Williams became the latest casualty at the Rio Olympics, losing to Elina Svitolina in the third round. Seemingly bothered by a shoulder injury, the 22-time grand slam champion suffered a surprise 6-4 6-3 defeat at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Tuesday. Williams joined Novak Djokovic, who is out of the singles and doubles,...

Republican national security officials reject Trump
Aug09

Republican national security officials reject Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a purple heart medal given to him by Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman during a campaign event in Ashburn, Virginia, on August 2, 2016 © AFP/File / Molly RileyWashington, United States, Aug 9 – Fifty senior Republican national security officials have issued a stinging rejection of their party’s White...

Putin and Erdogan meet to mend ties after jet downing rift
Aug09

Putin and Erdogan meet to mend ties after jet downing rift

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) jets into Russia on August 9, 2016, for a meeting with his counterpart Vladimir Putin © AFP/File / Eric FeferbergSaint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Aug 9 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan jets into Russia on Tuesday for his first meeting with counterpart Vladimir Putin since the two strongmen...

Ibtihaj Muhammad: First American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing hijab
Aug08

Ibtihaj Muhammad: First American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing hijab

Muhammad wore a plain black Muslim head scarf under a red, white and blue mask as she won her opening bout. Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad on Monday, August 8 became the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.Muhammad wore a plain black Muslim head scarf under a red, white and blue mask as she won her opening bout in the women’s...

Putin and Erdogan: kissed and made up?
Aug08

Putin and Erdogan: kissed and made up?

Vladimir Putin welcomes Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the start of the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg in 2013 © AFP / ALEXANDER NEMENOVIstanbul, Turkey, Aug 8 – Sometimes even good friends can have a bad falling out. Ankara’s downing of a Russian war plane over the Syrian border last November prompted rapid retaliation from Moscow and a bitter...

Clinton’s ‘Moscow spring’ ended as Putin returned to power
Aug07

Clinton’s ‘Moscow spring’ ended as Putin returned to power

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic “Moscow Spring,” seizing on Vladimir Putin’s break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia’s acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention in Libya. When Putin returned to the top job, things changed. Clinton, the...

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in fresh clashes
Aug07

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in fresh clashes

More than 9,500 people have been killed since a Moscow-backed insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine in April 2014 © AFP/File / Anatolii StepanovKiev, Ukraine, Aug 7 – Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and four others injured in fresh clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in Ukraine’s war-scarred east, the military...

Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in bomb attack
Aug07

Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in bomb attack

Pro-Russian separatist leader Igor Plotnitsky has been injured in a blast in the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Regional officials say the bomb was an assassination attempt. …read more Source:...

Leader of Lugansk, Donbass, Injured in Explosion
Aug06

Leader of Lugansk, Donbass, Injured in Explosion

06 de agosto de 2016, 09:26Kiev, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the self-proclaimed People””s Republic of Lugansk, Igor Plotnitsky, was injured on Saturday when a bomb exploded in his car in the administrative heart of that region of Donbass, in southeastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Prensa...

With fresh violence in Ukraine, is there hope for a solution?
Aug05

With fresh violence in Ukraine, is there hope for a solution?

The UN has reported a major spike in civilian casualties due to fighting in Ukraine. DW spoke with the OSCE’s monitoring mission to find out why the conflict has taken another violent turn and if there is a solution. …read more Source:...

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