Nov 29, 2016

German intelligence chief warns of political cyberattacks

Germany’s foreign intelligence chief is warning of cyberattacks aimed at political destabilization as the country prepares for an election next year, and says evidence suggests Russian involvement in hacking during the U.S. campaign. Bruno Kahl, who leads the Federal Intelligence Service, told Tuesday’s edition ...

Aleppo's fall could tip the balance in Syria

| Nov 28, 2016

Aleppo's fall could tip the balance in Syria

President Bashar Assad is determined to retake Syria’s second city Aleppo to deal a decisive blow to the rebels ahead of a possible change in U.S. foreign policy, analysts say. Assad’s regime has in recent months been pressing a series of offensives to seize ...

Nov 27, 2016

Young chess grandmaster dies in Moscow balcony fall

Russian news reports say a prominent young chess grandmaster has died after falling from a balcony apparently while undertaking the extreme sport of parkour. The reports cited police as saying 20-year-old Yuri Eliseev died late Saturday after falling from the 12th story of his ...

Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

Nov 26, 2016

Email links IAAF to Russian cover-up

An alleged doping cover-up that enabled Russian medalists to compete at the 2012 London Olympics even had a code name: The “total protection project.” The alleged scheme is detailed in an email seized by prosecutors in France. The email was dated July 30, 2014, ...