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Roland Garros, home of slippery clay and sly underarm serves

Roland Garros, home of slippery clay and sly underarm serves

Roland Garros, home of slippery clay and sly underarm serves © Pierre René-Worms | Tunisia‘s Malek Jaziri during his second-round defeat to Richard Gasquet at the French Open on May 31, 2018. Dominic Thiem and Maria Sharapova power into the third round at the French Open as Rafael Nadal blasts […]

by August 21, 2018
French Open wrap: Five-set battles and a pilot called Roland Garros

French Open wrap: Five-set battles and a pilot called Roland Garros

French Open wrap: Five-set battles and a pilot called Roland Garros © Pierre René-Worms | Germany‘s Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his very first match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Day six at the French Open saw Novak Djokovic hit his stride, Alexander Zverev survive another five-set thriller, and 4th seeds […]

by August 21, 2018
Russian journalist Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder

Russian journalist Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder

KIEV/MOSCOW – A dissident Russian journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a briefing about his own killing by the Ukrainian state security service. Ukrainian authorities had said on Tuesday that Babchenko, a 41-year-old critic of President Vladimir Putin and of […]

by August 15, 2018
Netanyahu: When they try us they pay right away

Netanyahu: When they try us they pay right away

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas of a harsh military response should it continue to. “One thing is clear. When they test us, they pay an immediate price,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday afternoon. “It they continue to try us, they will pay an even harsher price,” Netanyahu said. Be the […]

by August 15, 2018
Russia‘s Lavrov discusses Syria, Ukraine with U.S. counterpart, foreign ministry says

Russia‘s Lavrov discusses Syria, Ukraine with U.S. counterpart, foreign ministry says

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo spoke by phone on Wednesday and discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Lavrov and Pompeo agreed on the need to overcome differences in relations between Moscow and Washington, […]

by August 15, 2018
Ukraine president says will protect Russian journalist after plot

Ukraine president says will protect Russian journalist after plot

KIEV – Ukraine will provide protection to the Russian journalist who was the target of an assassination plot by the Russian security services, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. Ukraine said it had foiled a plot to kill Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko, who was declared murdered and then later turned […]

by August 15, 2018
Liberman departs to meet Russian defense minister, Iran talks on agenda

Liberman departs to meet Russian defense minister, Iran talks on agenda

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman left for Moscow Wednesday to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu. Before leaving, Liberman tweeted: "I am about to leave for a work visit in Russia.." "The main focus our security system was, and still is, the expansion of Iran and it proxies in Syria," he […]

by August 15, 2018
White House sounds optimistic note that N. Korea summit to take place

White House sounds optimistic note that N. Korea summit to take place

WASHINGTON – The White House said on Wednesday that negotiations at the demilitarized zone along the border between North and South Korea for a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are going well and it expects the historic meeting to take place on […]

by August 15, 2018
Philippine Congress passes autonomy bill for volatile Muslim region

Philippine Congress passes autonomy bill for volatile Muslim region

MANILA – The Philippines moved a step closer on Wednesday to ending decades of conflict on its resource-rich island of Mindanao, after lawmakers approved a bill that will eventually allow self-rule for the country‘s Muslim minority. Lower house lawmakers voted 227 to 11, with 2 abstentions, to pass the Bangsamoro […]

by August 15, 2018
Kremlin says allegation it killed Russian journalist ‘anti-Russian smear‘

Kremlin says allegation it killed Russian journalist ‘anti-Russian smear‘

MOSCOW – The Kremlin on Wednesday described an allegation by Ukraine that it was behind the murder of a dissident Russian journalist in Kiev as an anti-Russian smear and demanded that Ukraine conduct a genuine investigation into the killing. Arkady Babchenko, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead […]

by August 15, 2018