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China’s Xi says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties
May14

China’s Xi says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties

BEIJING — Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese initiative that could increase Beijing’s global influence. The “Belt and Road...

(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women’s 400m in Shanghai
May13

(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women’s 400m in Shanghai

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is in great form at the start of the 2017 season. The Bahamian Olympic Champion athlete took a new world lead in the 400m on Saturday at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. The run was a personal best of 49. 77, relegating all her competitors by more than a second. American, Natasha Hastings came second with 50.74 and...

Huge Cyberattack Forces Microsoft to Offer Free Tech Fix
May13

Huge Cyberattack Forces Microsoft to Offer Free Tech Fix

LONDON — Teams of technicians worked “round the clock” Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check bank or transport services in other nations after a global cyberattack hit dozens of countries and crippled the U.K.’s health system. The worldwide attack was so unprecedented that Microsoft quickly changed...

Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions
May12

Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions

CAIRO – Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. “Every day, I cannot wait to come here. My oxygen is here,” he said....

What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting
May10

What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting

WASHINGTON – All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Trump...

On Victory Day, Putin Calls for International Unity
May09

On Victory Day, Putin Calls for International Unity

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous tragedy was...

Ukraine Bans American Actor Steven Seagal for Five Years
May08

Ukraine Bans American Actor Steven Seagal for Five Years

MINSK, Belarus – Ukraine has banned action film actor Steven Seagal from entering the country for five years. Seagal, an American, was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A statement...

Eurovision Contestants Practice; Big Week for Song Contest
May08

Eurovision Contestants Practice; Big Week for Song Contest

MOSCOW– Contestants for this year’s Eurovision contest are holding practices in the Ukrainian capital. Rehearsals have been underway in Kiev since April 30 for the annual song competition that pits performers from across the continent and also includes Australia and Israel. The contest, noted for its cheerfully garish clothes and...

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President
May07

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President

French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, jubilantly...

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President
May07

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President

French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, jubilantly...

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