ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland - The escalating civil war in Syria and the deepening divisions between the western powers and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the war-torn country are to be the focus of the G8 summit that opened here Monday. Putin is likely to attack US President Barack Obama over his move to arm the rebels fighting the Assad regime. "The EU is convinced that we are ...
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MOSCOW - Robert K. Kraft, an American business magnate and New England Patriots football team owner, has alleged that Vladimir Putin took away his Super Bowl ring in 2005, an accusation that has sparked a minor international controversy The Russian president however denied the allegation about the diamond-encrusted sporting prize that he says was gifted to him by the football team ...
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Ibero-American films will not compete in the Shanghai International Film Festival, or SIFF, but will be represented with 18 films in Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Basque and Catalan, among the more than 300 selected for event. Latin presence will therefore show a sharp drop from 2012, up to now the biggest showing by the Ibero-American film industry, when it had two movies competing - Spain's ...
Easy Qu'ran Memorizing, a website which aims at providing online Qu'ran lessons to students from Middle East, Europe and North America has the tutor with a track record of being a member of the political arm of a banned terrorist organization. Mian Shahzib, a hardcore Islamist and long-term follower of the UN proscribed Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) teaching Qu'ran to British pupils through his website ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that Europe will 'pay the price' if it delivered arms to rebel forces in the country. In an interview with a German newspaper, he said that if the Europeans delivered weapons, the backyard of Europe would become terrorist, and Europe would pay the price for it. According to the Independent, in the interview published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called for a collective global action to build resilience and prepare for droughts, as well as to combat desertification (a type of land degradation). "Droughts are hard to avert, but their effects can be mitigated. Because they rarely observe national borders, they demand a collective response," reported Xinhua citing the UN chief in a message marking this ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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Jamaican track coach Glen Mills wants officials to establish an accredited drug testing laboratory on the island.
Mills made the comment following reports that Olympic medallist Veronica Campbell Brown had a positive drug test, reports CMC.
Campbell Brown tested positive for a banned drug at the Jamaica International Invitational World Challenge meet in Kingston May 4.
It has been reported that the World and Olympic champion tested positive for the prohibited substance, Furosemide, a masking agent, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
But Mills, who heads Racers Track Club which includes World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt and 100-metre World champion Yohan Blake, said there is need for more vigilance and for officials to consider the establishment of drug testing facility on the island.
"It just re-emphasises the need for all involved to be extremely vigilant and the great need for Jamaica to establish a creditable lab so that athletes can have substances tested and verified before usage," he told a local radio station Saturday.
"This is much needed in our track and field because it's a mine field out there, any substance that you take could be contaminated. ...
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