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The biggest question heading into the U.S. Open draw was: Which highly seeded woman could be stuck facing Serena Williams in the third round? The answer: No. 4 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
First came Mikhail Gorbachev, who moved a monolithic Soviet Union toward reform. Then in August 1991, an ill-conceived coup attempt by clumsy and occasionally drunken men opened a crack that could not be closed.
In the past four years, Russia's intelligence services have stepped up a campaign of intimidation and dirty tricks against U.S. officials and diplomats in Russia and the countries that used to form the Soviet Union.
Renowned Russian pianist Nikolai Petrov died in a Moscow hospital on Wednesday after suffering a stroke a few months before. He was 68.
The hopes for democracy that bloomed in the "Arab Spring" are drying up in a long, hot summer of crackdowns, civil war and continuing protests.
Since terrorists brought down the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, subways have been bombed in terror attacks across the world, including in Madrid, London and this spring in Minsk, Belarus. The possibility that New York's sprawling, porous and famously gritty subway system could be next has become a constant worry.
Former U.S. diplomats and human rights activists are urging President Obama to impose tougher sanctions against the autocratic president of Belarus for ordering violent attacks on peaceful anti-government demonstrators.
U.S. and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday allowing each country's trucks to traverse the other's highways, implementing a key provision of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after nearly two decades of bickering.
The authoritarian government of Belarus blocked access to popular social networking sites on Sunday in an attempt to prevent opposition protests on a national holiday.