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World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun
Apr10

World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun

CEO of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017, RosamundeCarey, cannot wait for the first start gun of this year’s edition that is now a part of The IAAF World Athletics Series. So far 42 countries have submitted entries at the preliminary deadline and that is great news for the CEO who pointed out that at the last edition of the relays 43...

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad
Apr10

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad

LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad. Last week’s nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of...

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’
Apr10

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’

The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations, with his counterparts from Europe and...

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Apr10

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at...

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands
Apr06

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands

Hong Kong (CNN) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea. “We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our control. And I have ordered the armed forces to occupy...

IOC strips three medal-winners from Beijing and London over doping violations
Apr05

IOC strips three medal-winners from Beijing and London over doping violations

Artur Taymazov, an Olympic wrestling champion from the 2008 Games in Beijing, has been stripped of his title by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being found guilty of doping violations. The Uzbekistani won gold in the 96-120 kilogram freestyle category, but that result has now been removed from the record. “Re-analysis of...

Russia Hopes Tillerson’s Visit Will Lead to Improved Ties
Apr05

Russia Hopes Tillerson’s Visit Will Lead to Improved Ties

MOSCOW — Russia voiced hope Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s planned visit next week will help improve relations between the former Cold War foes. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tillerson’s talks next Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will focus on the fight against terrorism, various...

3 Tiger Cubs Destined for Zoo in Syria Rescued in Lebanon
Apr03

3 Tiger Cubs Destined for Zoo in Syria Rescued in Lebanon

BEIRUT – Three Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria were rescued by a Lebanese animal rights group after being trapped in an unmarked, maggot-infested crate in Beirut’s airport for almost a week. The tigers, which were being transported from Ukraine, arrived at the Beirut airport on March 7, inside a ventilated...

US Ambassador Says ‘No Love’ in Dealings with Russia
Apr03

US Ambassador Says ‘No Love’ in Dealings with Russia

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete. Speaking in television interviews broadcast Sunday, Nikki Haley contended there is no...

US ambassador says ‘no love’ in dealings with Russia
Apr02

US ambassador says ‘no love’ in dealings with Russia

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete. Speaking in television interviews broadcast Sunday, Nikki Haley contended there is no...

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