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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    A tale of three lovers
    Sep23

    A tale of three lovers

    Analysis: In the first of a new series, Paul McLoughlin studies how, despite heavy losses, Damascus can still rely on Iran and Russia, who may both gain from the conflict. Russian military hardware and troops are pouring into Syria, and President Bashar al-Assad is presented with a blessing and a curse. Increasingly isolated, Assad is in need of...

    Moscow sends new arms as signs grow of shift in Syria war
    Sep23

    Moscow sends new arms as signs grow of shift in Syria war

    DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syria said Tuesday it had received sophisticated new arms from Russia including warplanes and deployed them against jihadists, as signs grew of a major shift in the countrys four-year conflict.A senior Syrian military official told AFP Damascus had received a fresh batch of arms, including at least five fighter planes,...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia
    Sep23

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia

    Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution ‘lies’ against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. Savchenko faces up to 25 years in prison for her role in the deaths of the two Russian reporters killed by mortar fire...

    Syrian political process must be revived: Cameron and Hollande
    Sep23

    Syrian political process must be revived: Cameron and Hollande

    London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande agreed that a political process in Syria must be revived, a source close to the French president said.At a meeting at Cameron’s country residence, Chequers, the two leaders “expressed agreement on the need to revitalise the political...

    Russian Trial Starts for Pilot From Ukraine
    Sep23

    Russian Trial Starts for Pilot From Ukraine

    The pilot, Nadiya V. Savchenko, is charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists, along with entering Russia illegally. …read more Source: The New York...

    Tennis: Suarez Navarro ends eight-match losing streak
    Sep23

    Tennis: Suarez Navarro ends eight-match losing streak

    TOKYO (AFP) – Carla Suarez Navarro ended her eight-match dry spell with a hard-earned 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 victory on Tuesday against Kateryna Bondarenko at the Pan Pacific Open.It was the first victory for the 10th-ranked Spaniard since June and she suffered a first-round, straight-set defeat against the 83rd-ranked Bondarenko a week ago at the...

    Tennis: Top seed Begu advances to Korea Open 2nd round
    Sep23

    Tennis: Top seed Begu advances to Korea Open 2nd round

    SEOUL (AFP) – Romanian top seed Irina-Camelia Begu scored a comfortable victory over Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova in the first round of the WTA Korea Open on Tuesday.Begu, ranked 29th in the world, beat Kozlova in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second-round meeting with Polona Hercog of Slovenia.American third seed Sloane...

    Ukraine crisis: Crimean Tatars’ border blockade of their ‘occupied’ peninsula could strangle the economy and invite forceful response from Russia
    Sep23

    Ukraine crisis: Crimean Tatars’ border blockade of their ‘occupied’ peninsula could strangle the economy and invite forceful response from Russia

    “You’ve got to make up your mind”, Mustafa Dzhemilev said. “You’re either at war, or you’re trading with the enemy.” The leader of the Crimean Tatars, 71, was dwarfed by the lorries lined up behind him at the Chaplynka border crossing. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine relies on nuclear energy to steer off energy crisis this winter
    Sep23

    Ukraine relies on nuclear energy to steer off energy crisis this winter

    Ukraine faces an unprecedented energy crisis after the loss of coal mines and shale gas fields in war-torn eastern regions. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Pilot Goes on Trial in Russia
    Sep23

    Ukrainian Pilot Goes on Trial in Russia

    A Ukraine helicopter pilot accused in the deaths of two Russian journalists last year in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine has formally denied charges from Russian prosecutors, calling the case against her “a piece of rubbish.” Pilot Nadiya Savchenko spoke Tuesday from a glass cage inside a courtroom in southwestern Russia, at the opening...