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Usain Bolt suffers injury in final career race August 13, 2017, 2:06 pm Share

LONDON, Aug. 13 — Prominent Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt suffered injury and failed to finish the final race in his career, the 4 x 100 meters relay at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in London. Bolt said before the race, that he had been feeling pain. The sprinter pulled up and fell to the ground at the final leg of the relay carried out late …

US Vice President Pence begins Central, South American trip

MOSCOW, Aug. 13 — US Vice President Mike Pence starts his trip to Central and South America on Sunday. According to the White House, Pence will travel to Cartagena and Bogota in Colombia, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Santiago in Chile and Panama City in Panama, completing the trip on Friday, August 18. “At President [Donald] Trump’s direction, and in a sign of the high importance, …

Daesh, Taliban terrorists execute 40 hostages in Afghanistan

KABUL, Aug. 6 — Daesh and Taliban terrorists executed up to 40 hostages in the northern Afghan province of Sare Pol, Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the governor of the province told Sputnik on Sunday. “Daesh and Taliban terrorists committed a horrible massacre after capturing the Mirza Olang area. According to first reports, some 30 …

N. Korea slams new US travel ban for Pyongyang

MOSCOW, Aug. 4 — The North Korean Foreign Ministry criticized Friday a new ban preventing US citizens from traveling to North Korea and accused Washington of a “hostile policy” toward Pyongyang. “The move is a dirty scheme aimed at limiting human exchanges to prevent US citizens from seeing North Korea as it is and a …

Economic consequences of Brexit-related uncertainties start to build

MOSCOW, Aug 4 — Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said that the consequences of uncertainties regarding Brexit are becoming apparent as lacking clarity of future relations with the European Union is having impact on some companies’ decisions to enter new markets or make investments. The consequences of uncertainties regarding Brexit are becoming …

Stoltenberg condemns deadly attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan

MOSCOW, Aug. 3 — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned on Thursday the attack on a NATO convoy in Afghanistan which claimed lives of two US soldiers. “I strongly condemn yesterday’s attack on a NATO convoy in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, which left two US soldiers dead and four more wounded … This cowardly …

Brazilian president vows reforms after surviving bribery charge vote

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 3 — Brazilian President Michel Temer praised the lower house of parliament on Wednesday for rejecting a bribery charge against him, saying he would use his time in office to deliver on his pledge of reforms. “The parliament’s sovereign decision is not anyone’s personal victory, but a victory of a democratic state …

EU rejects results of Venezuelan constituent assembly election

BRUSSELS, Aug. 3 — The European Union does not recognize the results of the election to the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly as it has deteriorated the situation in the crisis-torn country and escalated the internal conflicts, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement Wednesday. On Sunday, the election …

Indian gov’t likely to ban e-cigarettes

MOSCOW, Aug. 2 — India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes after an expert panel concluded that e-cigarettes could be fatal due to possibly addictive and cancer-causing properties. The battery-operated smoking devices produce aerosol by heating liquid nicotine, propylene glycol, water, glycerin and flavor to imitate the sensation of smoking a real cigarette. Tests …

NASA awards USD14.3M business grants for robotics, deep-space survival

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — A series of contracts totaling USD14.3 million has been awarded to small businesses for technologies that will be needed for future deep-space missions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a press release. “NASA has selected 19 proposals from American small businesses and research institutions for Phase II of …

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