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    Four-Time Olympic Tennis Champion Williams Defeated By Ukrainian Player
    Aug10

    Four-Time Olympic Tennis Champion Williams Defeated By Ukrainian Player

    Defending OIympic tennis champion Serena Williams was eliminated from the Rio Games by a shocking loss to Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Javelin Thrower Stripped Of Silver Medal After Doping Retest
    Aug10

    Ukrainian Javelin Thrower Stripped Of Silver Medal After Doping Retest

    The International Olympic Committee stripped Ukrainian javelin thrower Oleksandr Pyatnytsya of his silver medal from the 2012 Olympics after a retest showed he tested positive for drugs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Out of sorts, Serena Williams upset at Olympics by Svitolina
    Aug10

    Out of sorts, Serena Williams upset at Olympics by Svitolina

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Out of sorts and out of answers, defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Shanking shots of all sorts, including five — yes, five! — double-faults in one game alone, Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round in a real shocker Tuesday, ending the No. 1-seeded...

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe
    Aug10

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe

    On July 20, the assassination of a well-respected journalist in Kyiv shook post-revolutionary Ukraine in a way that even the war a few hundred miles away could not. Killed by a car bomb in the city center, Pavel Sheremet lived the liberal-democratic… …read more Source: The...

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual
    Aug10

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual

    After a collision going for one of the signed souvenirs earlier Tuesday, organizers are now pulling a child out of the stands and having a member of the winning team hand them the ball. The new system makes for feel-good video and eliminates the chaos of fans fighting for the ball. The International Olympic Committee has stripped a Ukrainian...

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India
    Aug10

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India

    The Indian Navy will receive three new Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates from Russia by 2018, the defence publication Janes reports, citing sources. The three frigates had been scheduled to join the Russian Navy’s fleet in the Black Sea. But the dispute with Ukraine left the three frigates without marine-gas turbine engines, Janes pointed...

    After Ukraine appeared to quit in Olympic gymnastics final, team member explains… sort of
    Aug09

    After Ukraine appeared to quit in Olympic gymnastics final, team member explains… sort of

    Ukraine offered a medical explanation Tuesday for why it appeared to quit while competing in the men’s team gymnastics final Monday at Rio Olympic Park. It was a stunning and, to gymnastics commentators, outrageous sight when the team willingly took scores of zero in the eight-team final, ensuring a last-place finish. Three athletes from...

    This Is What Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Would Mean For Germany
    Aug09

    This Is What Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Would Mean For Germany

    Donald Trump is branding his foreign policy with the slogan: “America First.” He has decided that he wants the U.S. to focus on its own problems. During the fourth Republican GOP debate in November 2015, he said: “We have to get smart. We can’t continue to be the policemen of the world. We owe $19 trillion, we have a...

    Moscow Prefers Republicans
    Aug09

    Moscow Prefers Republicans

    It’s not just The Donald. Since World War II the Kremlin generally has seen most Republican presidents more benignly than their Democratic counterparts. Russian leaders generally believe Republicans are less wedded to unfriendly ideologies, such as human rights, and are more pragmatic. And when a Republican cuts a deal, they believe, it is...

    Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan Try To Reignite Their ‘Bromance’
    Aug09

    Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan Try To Reignite Their ‘Bromance’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended their nearly year-long spat with a two-hour chat in St Petersburg on Tuesday, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported. While their countries are far from allies, Putin and Erdogan’s relationship has often been described as a political “bromance.” But...