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    100 days of Donald Trump
    Aug10

    100 days of Donald Trump

    In April, a few weeks before Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, he stood on a stage in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and made a bold prediction. “At some point, I’m going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored,” he said. “And I’ll come back as a presidential person.” The remark raised a challenging...

    Russian Army Can Outgun British Troops, Leaked Report Warns
    Aug10

    Russian Army Can Outgun British Troops, Leaked Report Warns

    The Russian army can outgun British troops on the battlefield, following military advances by the Kremlin, a leaked report suggests. The assessment by the British Army’s warfare branch, seen by The Times newspaper, warned that Russian weapons, including rocket launchers and air defense systems, were more powerful than their British...

    Researchers have built the first ransomware for smart thermostats
    Aug10

    Researchers have built the first ransomware for smart thermostats

    BI IntelligenceThis story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Security experts have constructed the first ransomware for smart thermostats, according to Motherboard. On August 6, at cybersecurity conference Def Con, hackers Andrew Tierney and Ken Monroe revealed the malware...

    Russia, Kyrgyzstan Among Notable Medal Winners Despite Doping Clouds
    Aug10

    Russia, Kyrgyzstan Among Notable Medal Winners Despite Doping Clouds

    A raft of countries from Russia to Kyrgyzstan won medals on the fourth day of the Rio Olympics on August 9, but doping offenses continued to shadow the games. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Four-Time Olympic Tennis Champion Williams Defeated By Ukrainian Player
    Aug10

    Four-Time Olympic Tennis Champion Williams Defeated By Ukrainian Player

    Defending OIympic tennis champion Serena Williams was eliminated from the Rio Games by a shocking loss to Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Javelin Thrower Stripped Of Silver Medal After Doping Retest
    Aug10

    Ukrainian Javelin Thrower Stripped Of Silver Medal After Doping Retest

    The International Olympic Committee stripped Ukrainian javelin thrower Oleksandr Pyatnytsya of his silver medal from the 2012 Olympics after a retest showed he tested positive for drugs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Out of sorts, Serena Williams upset at Olympics by Svitolina
    Aug10

    Out of sorts, Serena Williams upset at Olympics by Svitolina

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Out of sorts and out of answers, defending champion Serena Williams is out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Shanking shots of all sorts, including five — yes, five! — double-faults in one game alone, Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round in a real shocker Tuesday, ending the No. 1-seeded...

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe
    Aug10

    Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe

    On July 20, the assassination of a well-respected journalist in Kyiv shook post-revolutionary Ukraine in a way that even the war a few hundred miles away could not. Killed by a car bomb in the city center, Pavel Sheremet lived the liberal-democratic… …read more Source: The...

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual
    Aug10

    The Latest: Beach volleyball ends ball throwing ritual

    After a collision going for one of the signed souvenirs earlier Tuesday, organizers are now pulling a child out of the stands and having a member of the winning team hand them the ball. The new system makes for feel-good video and eliminates the chaos of fans fighting for the ball. The International Olympic Committee has stripped a Ukrainian...

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India
    Aug10

    Dispute with Ukraine prompts Russian Navy to sell some of its frigates to India

    The Indian Navy will receive three new Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates from Russia by 2018, the defence publication Janes reports, citing sources. The three frigates had been scheduled to join the Russian Navy’s fleet in the Black Sea. But the dispute with Ukraine left the three frigates without marine-gas turbine engines, Janes pointed...