Analysts feel Japan could make big leap in Rio

Jul 6, 2016

Analysts feel Japan could make big leap in Rio

The uncertainty around Russia’s Olympic buildup means Japan and other countries could be in a position to make a significant jump on the medal table at next month’s Rio Olympics, according to a group of analysts. With Russia’s normally successful athletics competitors soon to ...

Amnesty report documents 'chilling' abuses by opposition groups in Syria

Jul 5, 2016

Amnesty report documents 'chilling' abuses by opposition groups in Syria

Some Syrian opposition groups have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government of President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday, in which it documented a “chilling” wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas. The ...

Jul 4, 2016

Russian couple found dismembered in Fiji

A Russian couple from Fiji are thought to have been murdered and dismembered after human body parts washed up on a beach in the Pacific island nation. The Fiji Sun newspaper said two pairs of feet wrapped in netting and weighed down with stones ...

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

| Jun 28, 2016

Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy

Britain’s departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe’s new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to ...