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Afghans Push India for More Arms, Despite Pakistan’s Wary Eye
Aug23

Afghans Push India for More Arms, Despite Pakistan’s Wary Eye

India is set to deliver more arms to Afghanistan to help it fight Islamist militants, Kabul’s envoy to New Delhi said, even if Pakistan is wary of closer military cooperation between countries lying to its east and west. India has provided a little over $2 billion in economic assistance to Afghanistan in the last 15 years, but has been more...

FBI probes possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president: CNN
Aug20

FBI probes possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president: CNN

The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials. The broad-based investigation was looking into...

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday
Aug20

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

Day 15 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, volleyball and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Fresh off winning the 10 kilometer race in dramatic fashion , British standout Mo Farah is looking for his second double when the 5K sets off at 9:30 p.m. Farah...

Jamaica qualify for 4x400m relay finals
Aug20

Jamaica qualify for 4x400m relay finals

Jamaica’s men and women’s 4×400-metre relay teams have qualified for the final of the events at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Both finals will take place on Saturday. The Jamaican women’s quartet of Christine Day, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Chrisann Gordon and Novlene-Mills easily book their spot in the medal round...

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
Aug19

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true...

Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns
Aug19

Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true...

Russia rehearses swiftly moving military hardware to Crimea
Aug19

Russia rehearses swiftly moving military hardware to Crimea

Russian naval and land forces have practiced swiftly moving military hardware and troops to annexed Crimea as part of a logistics exercise which foreshadows much larger war games there next month, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The training exercise comes at a time of heightened tension between Russia and Ukraine after Moscow accused Kiev of...

Ukraine Details Payments Allegedly Earmarked for Trump Aide
Aug19

Ukraine Details Payments Allegedly Earmarked for Trump Aide

Once-secret accounting documents of Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin party were released on Friday, purporting to show payments of $12.7 million earmarked for Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. A news agency reported earlier this week that Paul Manafort helped Ukraine’s Party of Regions secretly route at least $2.2 million to two Washington...

What to watch at the Rio Games on Tuesday
Aug16

What to watch at the Rio Games on Tuesday

Day 11 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, track and field, boxing, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS Simone Biles can wrap up her remarkable time in Rio with a fourth Olympic gold medal when she competes in the floor exercise at 2:47 p.m. Biles has already earned three golds and a...

RIO 2016: Shericka Jackson mints bronze for Jamaica on women’s 400M finals
Aug16

RIO 2016: Shericka Jackson mints bronze for Jamaica on women’s 400M finals

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson has won bronze in the finals of the women’s 400M behind gold medal winner Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas and Allyson Felix of the United States. The young Jamaican finished fiercely in a time of 49.85 – just two seconds outside of her lifetime best time of 49.83 ran in the semi-finals of the 400M on Sunday,...

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