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    US Open: Ousting Bencic, Venus heads toward possible Serena clash
    Sep05

    US Open: Ousting Bencic, Venus heads toward possible Serena clash

    Venus Williams struck a blow for the older set and stayed on course for a quarter-finals collision with Grand Slam-seeking sister Serena Williams by beating Swiss teen Belinda Bencic on Friday at the US Open. Venus Williams, 35, produced a vintage power-game performance to beat up-and-coming 18-year-old Bencic 6-3 6-4 in a third-round match-up...

    Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open fourth round
    Sep05

    Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open fourth round

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic took different routes into the fourth round of the U.S. Open while pressure mounted on Serena Williams quest for a calendar grand slam on Friday.After two routine wins to open the years final slam, Williams was given a major fright by Bethanie Mattek-Sands before the...

    Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power
    Sep05

    Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Russia should be stripped of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council because of its aggressive actions in the country’s volatile east. The embattled leader, in an exclusive VOA interview, said Russia should remain a Security Council member because it is a leading military...

    The Real Housewives of Ukraine
    Sep05

    The Real Housewives of Ukraine

    Despite revolution and war, Ukraine’s capital is a Mecca for glamor young girls on the make. And there’s no shortage of eager sugar daddies. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Serena rallies to reach fourth round at US Open
    Sep05

    Serena rallies to reach fourth round at US Open

    New York (AFP) – A tested Serena Williams battled through her own mistakes and the tension of her quest for tennis history to reach the US Open fourth round.The 33-year-old American fought back to defeat 101st-ranked compatriot Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 at Arthur Ashe Stadium and needs only four more triumphs to complete the first...

    Putin slams Kiev for stoking political confrontation
    Sep05

    Putin slams Kiev for stoking political confrontation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized the Ukrainian authorities for failing to observe the new Minsk agreement reached early this year, saying Kiev is introducing a “new edition of political confrontation” in the conflict-torn country. …read more Source: Global...

    Tennis: Venus eases Serena’s path, Cilic escapes upset
    Sep05

    Tennis: Venus eases Serena’s path, Cilic escapes upset

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Venus Williams eliminated the highest-rated rival in her sister Serenas path to a historic US Open final by defeating 12th-seeded Swiss teen Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 on Friday.Bencic, who inflicted the most recent defeat upon top-ranked Serena Williams in a Toronto semi-final last month, fell to 0-4 against Venus and has yet...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Two Ultranationalists Are Charged Over Clashes in Kiev
    Sep05

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Two Ultranationalists Are Charged Over Clashes in Kiev

    Two senior members of an ultranationalist party were charged by the authorities on Friday for their involvement in violent clashes this week in Kiev. …read more Source: The New York...

    Weekend Roundup: China Bares Its Teeth
    Sep05

    Weekend Roundup: China Bares Its Teeth

    China’s reformist leader Deng Xiaoping famously counseled that his nation should “hide its strength and bide its time” as it grew to the top ranks of the global economy. President Xi Jinping has taken a different course. He is seizing the moment and baring China’s teeth. Not unlike Ronald Reagan who declared in the 1980s...

    Venus Williams moves closer to possible matchup with Serena
    Sep05

    Venus Williams moves closer to possible matchup with Serena

    NEW YORK (AP) — All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena.Gathering herself after a mid-match dip in play Friday, Venus reeled off the last five games and beat 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of...