Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire Friday in the 5-month-old conflict against pro-Russia separatists, halting gunfire and artillery exchanges in his nation’s embattled east amid deep skepticism that the truce will hold. Government forces and allied militiamen deployed around this strategic southeastern port abided by the cease-fire, which took effect at 6 p.m. But the fighters made it clear to reporters that they disagreed with the decision to hold fire on a day when they had succeeded in pushing back encroaching Russian troops and armor. Related story: U.S., European allies promise new support for Ukraine Kathleen Hennessey The U.S. and European allies are…

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Brathwaite century boosts West Indies - Wisden India


Brathwaite century boosts West Indies
Wisden India
Kraigg Brathwaite's second Test hundred laid the foundation of a formidable West Indies batting effort as the home side closed a rain-affected first day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Friday (September 5) at 264 for 3. On a day when Bangladesh ...

Cease-fire takes effect in eastern Ukraine amid discord and skepticism

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a cease-fire Friday in the 5-month-old conflict against pro-Russia separatists, halting gunfire and artillery exchanges in his nation’s embattled east amid deep skepticism that the truce will hold. Government forces and allied militiamen deployed around this strategic southeastern port abided by the cease-fire, which took effect at 6 p.m. But the fighters made it clear to reporters that they disagreed with the decision to hold fire on a day when they had succeeded in pushing back encroaching Russian troops and armor. Related story: U.S., European allies promise new support for Ukraine Kathleen Hennessey The U.S. and European allies are…

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Brathwaite century boosts West Indies - Wisden India


Brathwaite century boosts West Indies
Wisden India
Kraigg Brathwaite's second Test hundred laid the foundation of a formidable West Indies batting effort as the home side closed a rain-affected first day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Friday (September 5) at 264 for 3. On a day when Bangladesh ...