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    Los Angeles is the US’s last hope for an Olympics bid
    Jul28

    Los Angeles is the US’s last hope for an Olympics bid

    Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city’s ever-changing blueprint. Next, it might be time to see if there is more Olympic love in Los Angeles. After the USOC and Boston cut ties on Monday, CEO Scott...

    Silicon Valley isn’t the only tech scene with a gender diversity problem
    Jul28

    Silicon Valley isn’t the only tech scene with a gender diversity problem

    Silicon Valley is far from the only tech hub with a gender diversity problem. Take Algeria, for example. Racha Bella, a 28-year-old pharmacist from the capital Algiers, chose to pursue coding after her baccalauréate exam qualified her for entry into the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique, a school for computing in Algeria. While...

    China’s slowing economy is delaying a major oil deal with Russia
    Jul28

    China’s slowing economy is delaying a major oil deal with Russia

    The Russian media is reporting an indefinite delay in the final signing of the contract for Russia’s state-run Gazprom to supply China with gas through a new Siberian pipeline because of a decline in Chinese demand for the fuel. The lower demand stems from an economic slowdown in China, reducing the country’s need for gas, as well as...

    Sweden Investigates If Wreck Is Mysterious Russian Submarine
    Jul28

    Sweden Investigates If Wreck Is Mysterious Russian Submarine

    STOCKHOLM, July 27 (Reuters) – The Swedish military is studying a video taken by shipwreck hunters who say it shows a wrecked submarine just off the eastern coast of Sweden which appears to be Russian, a spokesman said on Monday.The discovery comes less than a year after Swedish troops and ships unsuccessfully hunted for a Russian submarine...

    The oil price rout is going to inflict real pain on Russia
    Jul28

    The oil price rout is going to inflict real pain on Russia

    Russia may have though it was out of the woods this past spring when oil prices started to rise, but the onset of another bear market for oil presents serious economic and financial threats for the country. Russia is facing a mounting fiscal crisis as the combination of low oil prices and western sanctions continue to take their toll. For a...

    Pentagon Plans More Support for Ukraine as Buffer Zone Mooted
    Jul27

    Pentagon Plans More Support for Ukraine as Buffer Zone Mooted

    A Department of Defense plan to send Ukraine advanced, long-range counter-battery radar systems highlights both an evolution of the Ukraine war as well as a ratcheting up of U.S. military support for the post-Soviet state, which continues to fight a war in its eastern territories against combined Russian-separatist forces. On July 22, The Wall...

    Russia Plans to Burn Foreign Cheese
    Jul27

    Russia Plans to Burn Foreign Cheese

    It’s no longer enough for Russian border agents to stop banned food products from Europe and the U.S. from getting into the country—the government wants them destroyed. Russia imposed sanctions last August banning beef, pork, fish, dairy imports and other food from the U.S., European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway in August 2014, in...

    Father Raymond J. de Souza: Commemorating Ukraine’s great lion — now closer to sainthood
    Jul27

    Father Raymond J. de Souza: Commemorating Ukraine’s great lion — now closer to sainthood

    L’viv, UKRAINE — Wednesday this city will mark the sesquicentennial birthday of what some Ukrainian Catholics are not abashed to call their Moses, one of the great lions of the 20th century, Andrey Sheptytsky. On the day I arrived, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), which he led for 44 years, rejoiced at the news that the Vatican...

    NATO to hold an incredibly rare emergency meeting
    Jul27

    NATO to hold an incredibly rare emergency meeting

    BRUSSELS (AP) — For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the debated actions Turkish authorities are taking in response. The extraordinary meeting at NATO headquarters was requested by Turkey under Article 4 of...

    NATO to hold an incredibly rare emergency meeting
    Jul27

    NATO to hold an incredibly rare emergency meeting

    BRUSSELS (AP) — For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the debated actions Turkish authorities are taking in response. The extraordinary meeting at NATO headquarters was requested by Turkey under Article 4 of...