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    Trump again dismisses intel on ‘so-called’ Russian hacking
    Jan05

    Trump again dismisses intel on ‘so-called’ Russian hacking

    WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump sparked a fresh furor Wednesday by again casting doubt over the government’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the US election via cyber-attacks, citing the claims of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The comments come on the eve of the first public hearing in Congress on the alleged hacking, led by...

    Tennis: Kerber, Cibulkova survive scare in Brisbane
    Jan04

    Tennis: Kerber, Cibulkova survive scare in Brisbane

    BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) – World number one Angelique Kerber survived a big scare from Australian wildcard Ashleigh Barty to progress to the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday.The reigning Australian and US Open champion held on to beat the impressive Barty in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.Barty, the 2011 junior Wimbledon...

    Ukraine moves to blacklist Le Pen over Crimea comments
    Jan04

    Ukraine moves to blacklist Le Pen over Crimea comments

    KIEV – Ukraine indicated on Wednesday it would bar French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country after comments she made that appeared to legitimize Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Kiev is nervous about the… …read more Source:...

    Defusing conflicts, fighting radicalization and violent extremism: Austria’s priorities for 2017 OSCE Chairmanship
    Jan04

    Defusing conflicts, fighting radicalization and violent extremism: Austria’s priorities for 2017 OSCE Chairmanship

    OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, highlighted three key challenges facing the Organization and its participating States as Austria took over as the 2017 OSCE Chairmanship: deplorable and complex crises and conflicts in the OSCE area, a fundamental lack of mutual trust and confidence, and an alarming...

    Why is Russian President Vladimir Putin late for meetings with world leaders?
    Jan04

    Why is Russian President Vladimir Putin late for meetings with world leaders?

    The Russian leader Vladimir Putin has earned a reputation for keeping other world leaders waiting, and even royalty and the Pope can’t force the Kremlin chief to stick to a tight timetable. In fact, the Russian leader has such poor timekeeping skills that aides are often kept waiting hours on end as scheduled meetings rarely start on time....

    Astana Pro Team Presents Roster for 2017
    Jan04

    Astana Pro Team Presents Roster for 2017

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Astana Pro Team’s new roster was presented last month in the capital. Photo credit: Bettiniphoto.net This time, the format changed slightly and along with a traditional press conference and presentation ceremony featured the riders’ visit...

    Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in
    Jan04

    Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

    WASHINGTON: House Republicans were forced to back down Tuesday on plans to gut a congressional ethics office as Donald Trump rebuked them over the move, in an embarrassing clash with the president-elect on the day the new Congress was sworn in. When Trump takes office on January 20, Republicans will run both chambers of Congress and the White...

    Nothing irrational about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions
    Jan04

    Nothing irrational about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

    DURING a New Year’s Day televised address, North Korean president Kim Jong-Un said the country had “reached the final stages” on preparations for an intercontinental ballistic missile, after first discussing the past year’s military achievements. In typical fashion, the United States responded with heavy criticism by labelling...

    Rafael Nadal storms into the second round of Brisbane
    Jan03

    Rafael Nadal storms into the second round of Brisbane

    BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) – Former world number one Rafael Nadal enjoyed an ideal start to his first Brisbane International Tuesday, storming into the second round with a straight sets win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.Nadal took only 74 minutes to see off Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3 and book a second round clash with Germanys Mischa Zverev,...

    Dog fight: Start-ups take aim at errant drones
    Jan03

    Dog fight: Start-ups take aim at errant drones

    A boom in consumer drone sales has spawned a counter-industry of start-ups aiming to stop drones flying where they shouldn’t, by disabling them or knocking them out of the sky. Dozens of start-up firms are developing techniques – from deploying birds of prey to firing gas through a bazooka – to take on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that...

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