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Politics: Watch the NATO tank competition where the US lost to Austria and Germany

"This is a competition, but it's not really about the competition… It's really about training, partnership, esprit de corps and interoperability." Austria, which didn’t participate in the challenge last year, took gold, while Germany came in second. The US came in a strong third, but given the purpose of the...

G7 inclusion proof of Kenya’s rising influence on global stage – Amina
May19

G7 inclusion proof of Kenya’s rising influence on global stage – Amina

President Kenyatta, who was one of only two African leaders invited to the just concluded Belt and Road Forum in China, will again be joined by his Ethiopian counterpart PM Hailemariam Desalegn in Sicily, Italy/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, May 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is among four African leaders who will be attending the G7 Summit in Italy next...

Terence Crawford: Unbeaten champion defends boxing title in Garden debut
May19

Terence Crawford: Unbeaten champion defends boxing title in Garden debut

Crawford took the WBC crown last July by unanimous decision over Ukraine's previously unbeaten Viktor Postol. Unbeaten double world junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford defends his crowns against former Olympic champion Felix Diaz on Saturday at New York’s Madison Square Garden.Crawford, 30-0 with 21 knockouts, will try to...

Russia Registers Spike in Drug-Trafficking via Central Asia, Trans-Caucasus

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has recently registered an increase in drug-trafficking through Central Asian and Trans-Caucasus states, as well as the rise of contraband from China, Europe and Ukraine, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said. “We are registering the active use of Internet and electronic payments by the...

UK Newspaper Ranks Jamaican Mary Seacole Autobiography in Best 100 Nonfiction Books
May19

UK Newspaper Ranks Jamaican Mary Seacole Autobiography in Best 100 Nonfiction Books

The United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper has ranked the autobiography of Jamaican Mary Seacole as Number 62 on its list of the top 100 nonfiction books in history. The autobiography, entitled “The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands,” was published in 1857 Seacole is sometimes known as “the black Florence Nightingale” for her...

Politics: US special ops are still trying to figure out how to counter Russia’s new way of warfare
May19

Politics: US special ops are still trying to figure out how to counter Russia’s new way of warfare

Technology will play a significant role in this new realm of warfare, one senior researcher said. US special operations is researching how to counteract a new breed of warfare that Russia, China and Iran have been using quite successfully in recent years, Defense News reported. Known as gray-zone conflict or hybrid warfare, it encompasses...

From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
May19

From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

CANNES, France – After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in...

Politics: Moscow is outfitting its Baltic Fleet with even more advanced military hardware
May18

Politics: Moscow is outfitting its Baltic Fleet with even more advanced military hardware

The fleet is one of Russia's most historic and westernmost military units, and has consistently been at the center of hostilities with the west. Russia is sending it’s Baltic Fleet a new missile ship and and more advanced fighter-bomber jets by the end of the year, Newsweek reported. The fleet will receive a missile corvette ship and...

Ukraine postpones controversial bill
May18

Ukraine postpones controversial bill

Ukrainian parliament has delayed the vote on a religious bill which would impact on the Orthodox church thus outraging Moscow. …read more Source:...

US Delegation Arrives in Legendary Crimean Children Recreation Center Artek
May18

US Delegation Arrives in Legendary Crimean Children Recreation Center Artek

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — In Soviet times, Artek was a landmark of the USSR. The camp was visited by children and adults from all over the world, including prominent people, like for example Indira Gandhi. Cosmonauts and astronauts, musicians and actors have always been very welcome there too. Yuri Gagarin even presented his space suit to the...

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