Tag Archives: Ukraine

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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'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…