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As Syria's battlefields shrink, U.S. and Russia military hotlines hum

World Aug 24, 2017

As Syria's battlefields shrink, U.S. and Russia military hotlines hum

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield, after an ...

Abe aims high at world championships

More Sports / Judo Aug 24, 2017

Abe aims high at world championships

Hifumi Abe said Thursday he hopes to take a first step toward a coveted Olympic gold as he looks to shake off not being selected for the Rio Olympics by becoming the 66-kg world judo champion. Speaking to reporters at Narita airport before heading to ...

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

More Sports Aug 24, 2017

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

Eighteen-year-old Haruna Okuno made a sparkling debut at wrestling's world championships on Wednesday, winning gold in the women's 55-kg division. Okuno beat Nigeria's Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye. "Since making the Japan team I have been feeling like I have to win," said Okuno. "I am glad I ...