Tag Archives: Ukraine


Brazil's BTG Pactual confirms arrest of CEO, cooperating with probe

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual SA confirmed that Chief Executive Andre Esteves was arrested on Wednesday & said it was available to cooperate with investigations. BTG…


US scientists work to breed malaria-free mosquitos

US researchers have carried out genetic tweaks to malaria-carrying mosquitos so their offspring feature genes that block the parasite which causes the disease, opening the way to eradicating it. Previous…


Egypt shoots dead five Sudanese migrants near Israel border

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt's turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement….


Crimea without power from Ukraine after electricity pylons 'blown up'

By Jason Bush & Alessandra Prentice MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown…


Ohio beats Norfolk State 93-71

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Gavin Block scored 19 points off the bench to lead five players in double figures as Ohio beat Norfolk State 93-71 on Saturday…


Give the gift of tech charging built into bags, wallets

NEW YORK (AP) — There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos & cases out there. So why are we…


Australian Jones named England's first foreign coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Australian Eddie Jones has been appointed coach of the England rugby team on a four-year contract starting in December, the Rugby Football Union said on Friday. The…


U.N. committee condemns Iranian intervention in Syria war

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Thursday adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution condemning Iranian & Russian intervention in Syria, a decision that…


Global Terrorism Deaths Increase By 80% In 2014

The number of people killed by acts of terrorism in 2014 increased 80% to 32,658, according to a new study. Islamist groups Boko Haram & Islamic State were between them…


'Disquiet' among British diplomatic community amid 'crisis of identity'

Britain is suffering a "crisis of identity" on the world stage which has seen it sidelined in dealing with international crises, a panel of experts has warned. The London School…