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Russian Jet Came within 10 Feet of U.S. Spy Plane: U.S. Officials
Sep08

Russian Jet Came within 10 Feet of U.S. Spy Plane: U.S. Officials

WASHINGTON/BERLIN — A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who...

Ash Carter: ‘Clear ambition’ by Russia to erode world order
Sep07

Ash Carter: ‘Clear ambition’ by Russia to erode world order

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is strongly criticizing Russia for what he says is Moscow’s “clear ambition to erode the principled international order” through coercion and aggression. Carter used a speech Wednesday to students at Oxford University to blast what he calls Russia’s “unprofessional behavior” in...

Dominican Court Orders Ex-Ukrainian Official Held Amid Probe
Sep06

Dominican Court Orders Ex-Ukrainian Official Held Amid Probe

A Dominican Republic court has ordered three months detention for a former Ukrainian government official during an investigation into accusations he kidnapped a fellow countryman at a popular Dominican tourist spot. Volodymyr Vasiliovich Saldo was arrested in late August along with a Bulgarian man after both were accused of kidnapping and...

What to Watch at US Open: US teen faces big-serving Karlovic
Sep03

What to Watch at US Open: US teen faces big-serving Karlovic

At 19, Jared Donaldson is the youngest American man in the U.S. Open’s third round since 2007. A key part of his growth as a tennis player happened in another country, though. When he was 14, Donaldson left home to train in Argentina, so he could work on his game on clay, improve his footwork and get lessons on how to use spins on his...

Could Saturday’s JPS blackout be the result of a cyber-attack?
Aug31

Could Saturday’s JPS blackout be the result of a cyber-attack?

In recent times, countries have fallen victim to a cyber-attack on their electrical power supplies at the hands of hackers. Could this have happened to the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and what does it have in place to counter such measures? Only last December, power went out in Ukraine’s capital city Kiev and the western parts of the...

Serena Williams sweeps past Makarova at US Open
Aug31

Serena Williams sweeps past Makarova at US Open

Serena Williams’ serve was in fine form in a routine first-round win over Ekaterina Makarova at the U.S. Open. The top-seeded Williams had played just three singles matches since Wimbledon because of a sore right shoulder, but it didn’t show as she hit 12 aces, with only one double-fault, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday in 63 minutes....

Brazil’s Lack of Property Rights Stoking Conflict, Deterring Investment
Aug30

Brazil’s Lack of Property Rights Stoking Conflict, Deterring Investment

In Brazil’s Amazon where no-one knows who exactly owns a swathe of territory the size of Ukraine, a lack of formal property deeds is causing conflict, greater deforestation and environmental damage, researchers said on Tuesday. An area of 60 million hectares in Brazil’s Amazonas state, 40 percent of the state’s total area, is...

Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open
Aug30

Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open

Venus and Serena Williams are among the featured matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open. Venus will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine in the afternoon Tuesday before her top-ranked sister plays Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the night match at the stadium with the new retractable roof. Serena has been bothered by a shoulder injury,...

Arsenal signs Lucas Perez, Hart set for Man City exit
Aug30

Arsenal signs Lucas Perez, Hart set for Man City exit

Arsenal bolstered its striker options by signing Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna on the next-to-last day of Europe’s transfer window, and England goalkeeper Joe Hart’s departure from Manchester City grew closer on Tuesday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been trying to buy a striker since the end of last season, only to see...

New tans, same old ‘polycrisis’ as Europe’s summer ends
Aug28

New tans, same old ‘polycrisis’ as Europe’s summer ends

The European Union grinds back into action this week after its August break, still dazed by Britain’s midsummer vote to quit the EU and facing much the same “polycrisis” as a year ago: a mass of refugees, a fragile economy, hostile Russians and, yes, those Brits, now more awkward than ever. When President Jean-Claude Juncker makes his...

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