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    Olympics: Muguruza crashes as Murray, Nadal breeze in Rio
    Aug10

    Olympics: Muguruza crashes as Murray, Nadal breeze in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Garbine Muguruzas post-French Open slump continued Tuesday when she crashed out of the Olympics while Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal made the third round, happy to avoid Novak Djokovics fate.Third seed Muguruza slipped to a worrying 6-1, 6-1 loss to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico, the world number 34.Puig, 22, closed in on...

    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,...

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe
    Aug10

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe

    On July 20, the assassination of a well-respected journalist in Kyiv shook post-revolutionary Ukraine in a way that even the war a few hundred miles away could not. Killed by a car bomb in the city center, Pavel Sheremet lived the liberal-democratic… …read more Source: The...

    US to Turkey: Back off
    Aug10

    US to Turkey: Back off

    The Obama administration has a message for Turkey: Tone it down. A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed frustration that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had yet to visit his country in the wake of a failed coup attempt, a State Department official said the U.S. is increasingly concerned about the language emanating from...

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual
    Aug10

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual

    After a collision going for one of the signed souvenirs earlier Tuesday, organizers are now pulling a child out of the stands and having a member of the winning team hand them the ball. The new system makes for feel-good video and eliminates the chaos of fans fighting for the ball. The International Olympic Committee has stripped a Ukrainian...

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India
    Aug10

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India

    The Indian Navy will receive three new Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates from Russia by 2018, the defence publication Janes reports, citing sources. The three frigates had been scheduled to join the Russian Navy’s fleet in the Black Sea. But the dispute with Ukraine left the three frigates without marine-gas turbine engines, Janes pointed...

    Kingdom urges UN to protect families in Aleppo
    Aug10

    Kingdom urges UN to protect families in Aleppo

    United Nations — Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to UN Abdullah Al-Moallemi has appealed to the Security Council to provide immediate protection to civilians and children in Aleppo and other Syrian cities. Addressing an informal UN meeting on Aleppo on Monday evening, Moallemi urged the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian...

    After Ukraine appeared to quit in Olympic gymnastics final, team member explains… sort of
    Aug09

    After Ukraine appeared to quit in Olympic gymnastics final, team member explains… sort of

    Ukraine offered a medical explanation Tuesday for why it appeared to quit while competing in the men’s team gymnastics final Monday at Rio Olympic Park. It was a stunning and, to gymnastics commentators, outrageous sight when the team willingly took scores of zero in the eight-team final, ensuring a last-place finish. Three athletes from...

    Forecast: Armenia will be driven into a platform of unpopular decisions
    Aug09

    Forecast: Armenia will be driven into a platform of unpopular decisions

    Considering the series of Vladimir Putin’s meetings with Ilham Aliyev, Recep Erdogan, and Serzh Sargsyan on August 8,9, and 10, it appears that Armenia will be driven into a format of unpopular decisions soon. Alexey Kolomiets, President of the Kiev-based Center of European and Transatlantic Studies, made such statement to ArmInfo....

    Ukraine says no ‘critical’ need for new IMF aid
    Aug09

    Ukraine says no ‘critical’ need for new IMF aid

    KIEV – Ukraine’s finance minister has said the conflict-hit nation had no “critical” need for IMF funding as the global lender continues delaying the payout of billions of dollars in aid. …read more Source: Bangkok...