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    Sharapova crashes out, Kvitova through in Wuhan
    Sep24

    Sharapova crashes out, Kvitova through in Wuhan

    Wuhan (China) (AFP) – Fourth seed Maria Sharapova crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in two sets Wednesday, while Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and world number eight Angelique Kerber made the quarter-finals.Sharapova was defeated by Timea Bacsinszky in a tight game, losing the first set at the tie break and the second 7-5...

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback Of Russian Troops From Ukraine
    Sep24

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback Of Russian Troops From Ukraine

    (Reuters) – NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed nearby, an alliance military spokesman said on Wednesday. “There has been a significant pullback of Russian conventional forces from inside Ukraine, but many thousands are still deployed in the...

    Ukraine ceasefire breached again in eastern city of Donetsk
    Sep24

    Ukraine ceasefire breached again in eastern city of Donetsk

    Mortar fire struck an apartment block in the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Donetsk overnight, yet another violation of a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine peace efforts stall despite lull in fighting
    Sep24

    Ukraine peace efforts stall despite lull in fighting

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian peace efforts stalled Wednesday after pro-Russian insurgents called their own elections in defiance of a deal under which they and the Ukrainian army began withdrawing heavy weapons after five months of war.Separatists in the Russian-speaking industrial east Tuesday brushed off President Petro Poroshenko’s...

    Putin’s ‘Last and Best Weapon’ Against Europe: Gas
    Sep24

    Putin’s ‘Last and Best Weapon’ Against Europe: Gas

    In the cornfields of the Donbass, the war between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed rebels has sputtered to an uneasy stalemate. But as winter approaches, a new battle­front in Moscow’s proxy struggle with the West is opening up – and though it will not be as bloody, it could be no less politically dramatic than the recent shooting war....

    Russia May Get Cold Shoulder From Europe in Looming Gas Wars
    Sep24

    Russia May Get Cold Shoulder From Europe in Looming Gas Wars

    In the cornfields of Donbass, Ukraine, the war between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed rebels has sputtered to an uneasy stalemate. But as winter approaches, a new battlefront in Moscow’s proxy struggle with the West is opening up—and though it will not be as bloody, it could be no less politically dramatic than the recent shooting...

    Uman fines Jewish community for pilgrims’ unlicensed tent city
    Sep24

    Uman fines Jewish community for pilgrims’ unlicensed tent city

    (JTA) — Representatives of the Jewish community of Uman paid the city approximately $15,000 in fines for erecting an unlicensed tent city for holiday pilgrims. The payment is part of a compromise reached last week between city officials, the Rabbi Nachman International Charitable Foundation and quality-of-government activists who lobbied to have...

    Polish Miners Block Russian Coal Imports at Border
    Sep24

    Polish Miners Block Russian Coal Imports at Border

    More than 200 Polish miners blocked trains carrying Russian coal at a border passage in northern Poland to protest against the cheaper Russian coal being brought in at a time when local mines are struggling, mining union leaders said on Wednesday. Poland, which uses coal to generate about 90 percent of its electricity, produced 76.5 million...

    Poland hosts major defense exercise with EU allies at time of armed conflict in Ukraine
    Sep24

    Poland hosts major defense exercise with EU allies at time of armed conflict in Ukraine

    Poland’s defense minister has launched a major international military exercise that is to test readiness to react to security threats at a time of armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Obama to take on ISIS, Ebola and Ukraine in speech to UN
    Sep24

    Obama to take on ISIS, Ebola and Ukraine in speech to UN

    President Barack Obama is addressing the United Nations this morning as a commander in chief overseeing a war against militants in two Middle Eastern nations, a striking shift in the trajectory of a presidency that had been focused on ending conflicts in the region. CBC News will carry the speech LIVE. …read more Source:...