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    Williams sisters cruise through to US Open second round
    Aug31

    Williams sisters cruise through to US Open second round

    World number one Serena Williams opened her US Open account with a tidy 6-3 6-3 win over Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday, to join her sister Venus in the second round of the year’s final grand slam. Williams, whose status as world number one is under attack from several fronts, delivered a message that she will not be surrendering the top...

    Paul Wolfowitz in the wilderness
    Aug31

    Paul Wolfowitz in the wilderness

    WASHINGTON — It’s an uncomfortable time to be Paul Wolfowitz. For more than four decades, the former World Bank president and U.S. deputy secretary of defense bent the ears of the most powerful people in Washington with his assertive advice. But these days, like many Republican foreign policy experts and former military officials, Wolfowitz...

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Training for a ‘Mega War.’ That Is What Militaries Do.
    Aug31

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Training for a ‘Mega War.’ That Is What Militaries Do.

    Simon Saradzhyan Security, Russia Snap drills weren’t a sign that Putin is about to march on Kyiv, but the fear they provoked is a reminder that Europe’s security architecture needs an update. The latest series of military exercises in Russia have unnerved its Western neighbors, who are concerned that Russia may be preparing for a...

    Tennis: Serena sails into US Open second round
    Aug31

    Tennis: Serena sails into US Open second round

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams started strong in her latest bid to rewrite the record books, storming past Ekaterina Makarova and into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday.The US world number one, slowed since her Wimbledon triumph by a right shoulder injury, needed just 63 minutes to dispatch 29th-ranked Makarova 6-3, 6-3.I got off...

    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....

    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...