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    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....

    Ukraine Scraps Exchange Accord with N.Korea
    Aug31

    Ukraine Scraps Exchange Accord with N.Korea

    Ukraine has scrapped a civilian exchange accord with North Korea that included visa waivers, highlighting the North’s growing diplomatic isolation even among remnants of the old Soviet empire. The move comes after news that the North Korean Embassy in the brutal banana republic of Uzbekistan, its so… …read more Source: The...

    Tennis: Record-setting Venus into US Open second round
    Aug31

    Tennis: Record-setting Venus into US Open second round

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Venus Williams battled into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, grabbing a slice of Grand Slam history along the way with her 72nd main draw appearance in a major.On the same day that younger sister Serena was due to launch her bid for a record seventh US Open title — and a record-setting 23rd Grand Slam crown...

    Russia’s Military Exercises Fuel Fears of Continued Aggression
    Aug31

    Russia’s Military Exercises Fuel Fears of Continued Aggression

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the late summer weather begins to cool, Russian military exercises have kept the tensions hot in Ukraine and across Eastern Europe. Periodic flare-ups in the ongoing war in Ukraine’s embattled Donbas region this summer have renewed fears of a full-on Russian invasion and spurred an unprecedented post-Cold War redeployment...

    What next? Opaque Uzbekistan faces transition anxieties
    Aug30

    What next? Opaque Uzbekistan faces transition anxieties

    MOSCOW (AP) — Whether Uzbekistan’s president is at death’s door or has already passed through is unclear, but that may not be the greatest uncertainty facing the country — it’s what comes after his death. As independent Uzbekistan’s only leader, Islam Karimov has run a monolithic regime, harshly repressing any opposition...

    Russia’s Opening to China: A Reporter Looks Back
    Aug30

    Russia’s Opening to China: A Reporter Looks Back

    Nearly three decades ago, I traveled as a reporter with a delegation from the Soviet Union seeking trade and assistance from China. At the time, in January 1989, relations between the Soviet Union and China were improving after 30 years of hostility. This was roughly two years before the fall of the Soviet Union, and officials from the two sides...

    Kiev photo exhibit honours people missing in war-torn east
    Aug30

    Kiev photo exhibit honours people missing in war-torn east

    KIEV – A neglected aspect of the conflict in Ukraine was in the spotlight Tuesday as a photo exhibition opened in Kiev honouring those who have disappeared on both sides of the front. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainian government dismisses combat photographer amid accusations that his work is ‘clumsy’ propaganda
    Aug30

    Ukrainian government dismisses combat photographer amid accusations that his work is ‘clumsy’ propaganda

    The government of Ukraine will no longer use the work of Dmitry Muravsky, an amateur photographer and volunteer for the country’s Ministry of Defense, after the authenticity of a viral picture taken in the country’s war-torn east came into question. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday Muravsky’s dismissal in...

    Kei Nishikori books his spot in the second round of US Open
    Aug30

    Kei Nishikori books his spot in the second round of US Open

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Kei Nishikori, glad to be back on the New York hard courts where he became Asias first mens Grand Slam finalist, reached the second round of the US Open Tuesday.The Japanese sixth seed, who fell to Marin Cilic in the 2014 final, quashed German Benjamin Beckers rally attempt, emerging with a 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory on the...

    In pictures: EU politicians ♥ Apple (honest)
    Aug30

    In pictures: EU politicians ♥ Apple (honest)

    Apple was on Tuesday ordered to pay back a staggering €13 billion in taxes to the Irish government as the EU’s competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, continued her take-no-prisoners approach to state aid. But don’t believe for a second that European politicians will be giving up their iPhones, or even cutting back on being pictured...