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    Death Toll in Austrian Migrant Truck Climbs to 70
    Aug28

    Death Toll in Austrian Migrant Truck Climbs to 70

    The Austrian government says the number of dead found in a truck trailer full of refugees on an Austrian highway is higher than first estimated, with 70 or more victims now believed to have suffocated during their journey. Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Alexander Marakovits on Friday told reporters that at least 70 people were found...

    Liu breaks China gold drought, Eaton leads decathlon
    Aug28

    Liu breaks China gold drought, Eaton leads decathlon

    Beijing (AFP) – Liu Hong won the women’s 20 kilometres walk on Friday to hand China its first gold medal of the Beijing world championships, as defending champion Ashton Eaton took control of the decathlon.The morning after Usain Bolt’s emphatic 200m win at the Bird’s Nest stadium, Liu gave home fans something to cheer...

    China finally gets gold when Liu Hong wins worlds 20K walk
    Aug28

    China finally gets gold when Liu Hong wins worlds 20K walk

    BEIJING (AP) — China finally earned its first gold medal of the world championships on Friday with Liu Hong leading a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Lu Xiuzhi in the 20-kilometer walk.Despite the early-morning start, tens of thousands of home fans packed the stands in the Bird’s Nest to welcome home the walkers and cheer their first victory...

    As War Escalates, Ukrainian Volunteer Battalion Remains Sidelined
    Aug28

    As War Escalates, Ukrainian Volunteer Battalion Remains Sidelined

    URZUF, Ukraine—The vehicle yard at the Ukrainian National Guard Azov Battalion’s base here looks like the set of a Mad Max movie. There is a semi-truck tractor covered in welded black armor parked next to a fleet of busses, minivans, pickup trucks and hatchback Volkswagens all painted in camouflage patterns—some sporting bullet holes. The...

    Lucky-loser Tsurenko keeps going in New Haven
    Aug28

    Lucky-loser Tsurenko keeps going in New Haven

    (Reuters) – Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine assumed the role of giant-killer on Thursday as she upset fifth-seeded Czech… …read more Source:...

    Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open
    Aug28

    Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 on… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine gets major debt relief from creditors — except Russia
    Aug28

    Ukraine gets major debt relief from creditors — except Russia

    Struggling against Russia-backed separatists and a shrinking economy, Ukrainian officials said Thursday that they had secured major debt relief from the country’s creditors. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open
    Aug28

    Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN — Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the Connecticut Open quarterfinals. Tsurenko lost in qualifying, but got into the field when top-seeded Simona Halep withdrew because of an injury. Tsurenko has yet to lose a set in the tournament. “I...

    Kyiv Accuses Separatists of Multiple Cease-fire Violations
    Aug27

    Kyiv Accuses Separatists of Multiple Cease-fire Violations

    Ukraine accused Russia-backed rebels of multiple cease-fire violations Thursday, a day after representatives of the two sides agreed to try to halt the ongoing violence by September 1. The headquarters of Kyiv’s “anti-terrorist operation” (ATO) reported that separatist forces in eastern Ukraine violated the cease-fire 54 times...

    Poroshenko urges immediate Russian implementation of ceasefire
    Aug27

    Poroshenko urges immediate Russian implementation of ceasefire

    Jared M. FeldschreiberBRUSSELS, Aug. 27 (UPI) — President Poroshenko stressed during his visit to Brussels that Russia needs to abide by the Minsk agreements and to implement the ceasefire in east Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...