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 ...
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 ...
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Football legend David Beckham had reportedly been offered a trial as a kicker for an American football side. According to the Mirror, the offer came in as Beckham contemplated his future at the Los Angeles Galaxy and before he enjoyed his swansong with Paris Saint Germain. A source in Hollywood said that a National Football League (NFL) franchise scout contacted the retired footballer to see ...
As the US whistleblower accused President Barack Obama of worsening "abusive" practices, Obama defended extensive surveillance of US communications, saying it had disrupted multiple terrorist plots and had adequate checks and balances. Reacting to Edward Snowden's charges that expanded surveillance programmes instead of curtailing them as he promised as a candidate, he asserted that the ...
US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye have held discussion on regional issues over phone, the White House said Monday. The two leaders discussed situation in the Korean Peninsula, and agreed to maintain "close communication and coordination" in pursuing the "denuclearisation" of North Korea, Xinhua reported. The Sunday evening conversation was designed to build ...
Iran's newly elected president is giving a glimpse into what he says may lie ahead for relations between Tehran and the rest of the world. Cleric Hassan Rowhani spoke at a news conference Monday, during which he promised to follow a path of moderation. President-elect Hassan Rowhani took to the podium to make clear his victory represents a new era, hinting at a new start with world ...
Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley Davidsons and their riders in the Vatican city during the four day celebration marking the American manufacturer's 110th anniversary. According to Politico, Francis drove up the main boulevard leading to St. Peter's Square, blessing the thousands of people, which became a giant Harley parking lot. The bikers came from all over the world and took part in ...
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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.
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A sideline reporter for Fox Sports Wisconsin had an on-air scare after a stray baseball came close to cause injury to her.
The incident happened before the third inning of the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Brewers, as Sophia Minneart was about to present the broadcast's Twitter poll.
The ball hit Minneart's right hand and making her drop her mic, the New York Daily News reported.
However, she quickly regained her composure and finished the segment.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the ball most likely got away from a Brewers player who was trying to throw a souvenir to a fan in the stands. (ANI)
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