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davydenko destroys nadal

April 6, 2008


Spain continues to be denied the chance of having its players take home the Sony Ericsson Open championship trophy, despite having had three finalists making a play for it — Sergi Bruguera in 1997, Carlos Moya in 2003, and Rafael Nadal this year. Nadal again came up short in his second final appearance in Miami […]

no russian respite

March 4, 2008


Forget about a respite, let alone a new start, in Russian-Western relations with Russia’s new president, Dmitry Medvedev. Right after winning the presidential elections over the weekend, Medvedev showed how much he is his predecessor Vladimir Putin’s prodigy. Not for Medvedev just the use of words to prove that he is a Putin-groomed man. Medvedev […]

russia’s election rigging

February 29, 2008


We have known for a while about the Russian penchant for standard operating procedures such as a disregard for the rule of law, show trials and intimidation. The Kremlin, or more accurately, the country’s strongman and president, Vladimir Putin, has already hand-picked his successor, while ensuring that he would stay in the power game by […]

russia’s revenge

August 6, 2007


Don’t say we didn’t warn you. We tried offering a base in Azerbaijan to you so that we could work together on the whole missile defense shield system, but you declined, so don’t be surprised that we’re producing intercontinental ballistic missiles for new-generation nuclear submarines or beefing up our air defense. That’s in essence Russia’s […]

venus marches on

July 4, 2007


Today, Venus Williams showed the champion that she is, crushing Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a first-rate match at the fourth round of Wimbledon that had the look and feel of a championship game. Of the two, Venus had more tricks up her sleeves; moving well, serving phenomenally and being aggressive right from the start, […]

putin’s latest threats

June 4, 2007


Should we start worrying about the latest salvo fired by Russian President Vladimir Putin? In a move reminiscent of the old Cold War days, he had just threatened to target Russian missiles at Europe in a tit for tat move for US plans to have a missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. […]

sarkozy everywhere

June 4, 2007


“I will defend my convictions while respecting others,” pledges French President Nicholas Sarkozy, declaring his guiding philosophy, as he plunges into his job with relish, giving an opinion on anything or everyhing. This is a man who has the energy of a man half his age, seems like he is staying up all night thinking […]