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    Angry Stosur, Azarenka into US Open third round
    Sep03

    Angry Stosur, Azarenka into US Open third round

    New York (AFP) – Samantha Stosur, the last woman to beat Serena Williams at the US Open four years ago, and two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka made the third round Thursday.Australian 22nd seed Stosur breezed past Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina — one of two mothers to have reached the second round — 6-1, 6-1.Stosur, 31, fired...

    Schools Close In Kyiv Due To Smoke From Nearby Forest Fires
    Sep03

    Schools Close In Kyiv Due To Smoke From Nearby Forest Fires

    Authorities in Kyiv have closed schools after smoke reached the Ukrainian capital from nearby forest fires. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Russian Threat Will Last Decades, Ukrainian President Poroshenko Says
    Sep03

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Russian Threat Will Last Decades, Ukrainian President Poroshenko Says

    The threat to Ukraine from Russia will remain for decades, Ukraine’s president said Thursday, before adding that his country needed to increase the number of contract soldiers in its army, according to a presidential statement. …read more Source: International Business...

    A Soft Annexation In Donbas
    Sep03

    A Soft Annexation In Donbas

    Russia appears to be laying the groundwork for a soft annexation in the Donbas. And this is a sure sign that they’ve lost the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Forest Fires Ravage Outskirts of Kyiv
    Sep03

    Forest Fires Ravage Outskirts of Kyiv

    Drone footage shows the aftermath of a forest fire on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. At least 24 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fires which were sparked by record temperatures this month, reaching nearly 36 degrees Celsius. With thick smoke covering much of Kyiv, officials have closed the city’s schools for the rest...

    NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who joined Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite for the opening ceremony, described the new unit as a “big step...

    Fox: Nuclear Deal ‘The Fulfillment of An Iranian Wish List’
    Sep03

    Fox: Nuclear Deal ‘The Fulfillment of An Iranian Wish List’

    The recently completed nuclear deal with Iran will only strengthen the Islamic regime in the coming years and make it more difficult to punish Tehran for violations of the accord, a former British defense minister told the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday. Liam Fox, currently a Conservative member of Parliament, said in an interview that the...

    Nordic, Baltic Countries Call For Release Of Kohver, Sentsov
    Sep03

    Nordic, Baltic Countries Call For Release Of Kohver, Sentsov

    Foreign ministers from Nordic and Baltic countries have called for the immediate release of an Estonian security officer recently sentenced in Russia to 15 years in jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak
    Sep03

    Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country’s health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.Health officials have warned for years that Ukraine was at risk of a polio epidemic because of low vaccination rates. The...

    Five Countries Used Banned Cluster Munitions This Year
    Sep03

    Five Countries Used Banned Cluster Munitions This Year

    Five countries — Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen — have used cluster munitions this year, causing unacceptable harm to civilians, according to Human Rights Watch. The rights group wants an end to the use of the weapons, which are banned under the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. Officials commented during the release of an annual...