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    Ana Ivanovic: Former world No 1 retires
    Dec29

    Ana Ivanovic: Former world No 1 retires

    The Serbian's last outing was a first-round loss at the US Open in September. Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis, admitting that the physical toll of the circuit had proved too much.The 29-year-old Serbian held the top spot for 12 weeks in 2008, the season when she claimed her sole Grand Slam...

    Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’
    Dec29

    Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’

    US president-elect Donald Trump lamented complications from “the age of computer” Wednesday, as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election. Asked about possible sanctions against Moscow, Trump said “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” before waxing lyrical about the impact of computing technology. “I...

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety
    Dec29

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

    KABUL (AFP) – Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed Great Game of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil.Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security,...

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety
    Dec29

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

    KABUL (AFP) – Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed Great Game of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil.Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security,...

    Alexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in pictures
    Dec29

    Alexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in pictures

    After the fall of the Soviet Union, all Ukrainians had to get a new passport – and Alexander Chekmenev was on hand to take their photos. The snatched extra shots he took are remarkable in their honesty and tendernessPassport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine… …read more Source: The...

    Passport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine
    Dec29

    Passport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine

    Alexander Chekmenev was tasked with making new passport photos in eastern Ukraine – and ended up with a powerfully humane portrait series. As the images are published 20 years later, he explains why old people deserve better careAlexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in picturesTimes were tumultuous in post-Soviet eastern...

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety
    Dec29

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

    Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security, but local and US officials have expressed bitter scepticism. Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine...

    Putin’s army prepares for 2018 World Cup
    Dec29

    Putin’s army prepares for 2018 World Cup

    MOSCOW — Alexander Shprygin, the 38-year-old head of Russia’s football supporters’ association, looked wary when I met him at his organization’s spacious offices in central Moscow. Dubbed a “Nazi-loving pal of Putin” and a “far-right fan leader” by...

    Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’
    Dec29

    Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’

    WASHINGTON: US president-elect Donald Trump lamented complications from “the age of computer” Wednesday, as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election. Asked about possible sanctions against Moscow, Trump said “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” before waxing lyrical about the impact of computing...

    US set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources
    Dec29

    US set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources

    US President Barack Obama (left) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON: The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and...