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Guardiola returns to Barcelona with City in Champions League
Aug26

Guardiola returns to Barcelona with City in Champions League

Manchester City’s new coach Pep Guardiola will be heading back to Barcelona after the Premier League club was pitted against his former team in the Champions League draw on Thursday. Guardiola, who also spent most of his playing career at the Catalan club, steered Barcelona to two Champions League titles as well as a number of other...

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance
Aug25

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has cautioned Europe against a new natural gas pipeline planned to stretch from Russia to Germany, saying it “looks like a fairly bad deal” for Europe because it further increases its energy dependency on Moscow. Biden said Thursday that to lock Europe “into greater reliance on Russia at this moment...

Eleven Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping retests
Aug24

Eleven Beijing 2008 weightlifting medallists fail doping retests

Eleven weightlifting medallists at Beijing 2008 have failed doping tests following reanalysis of samples provided from the Games. A range of banned substances were found across a group of 15 athletes who competed in China, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) revealed. Among those who returned adverse findings are Chinese gold...

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...

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