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August 27, 2018 10:36 AM EU's security must no longer depend on US: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that he would put forward new proposals for the European Union to boost its security, saying the bloc must stop depending on American might. "Europe can no longer rely on the United States for its security. It is up to us to guarantee European security," he said in a speech to relaunch his diplomatic 5

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms: Bolton

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Wednesday that the United States would respond "very strongly" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake Idlib province. "We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province," John Bolton told a press 18

August 20, 2018 10:14 AM Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

PATTAYA, Thailand: A Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand. Anastasia Vashukevich, better known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, has been detained in Thailand since February 18

August 10, 2018 7:54 AM Greek chic: Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated his second seed in as many days at the Toronto Masters on Thursday, stunning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals. The Greek teenager, who turns 20 on Sunday, followed up his defeat of seventh seed Dominic Thiem, beating four-time champion Djokovic, seeded ninth 14

August 8, 2018 4:04 PM Russia stops Pussy Riot member leaving country

MOSCOW: Russian security services on Wednesday prevented Maria Alyokhina of punk protest group Pussy Riot from flying out of the country to perform at a top arts festival, she said. Alyokhina wrote on Facebook that as she was about to depart from Moscow to perform a theatre show based on her book at Britain's Edinburgh Festival, "at the airport the guys from the FSB border 5

August 7, 2018 1:44 PM Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The three men, reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30 shortly 13

August 6, 2018 11:33 PM Russia striker Dzyuba becomes voice on popular navigation app

MOSCOW: Russia's international striker Artem Dzyuba, who became a national hero for his World Cup performance in the country last month, is now the voice of a popular Yandex navigation service. "We also watched the World Cup and also supported our team," Russian company Yandex said in a statement Monday. "We are happy to inform that the voice of Artem 11

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 22

August 4, 2018 8:56 AM Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18

MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning. The Russian Transport Ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew members and 15 passengers crashed when it collided with machinery carried by another helicopter soon after take-off 21

August 3, 2018 9:58 AM Malaysia garner a silver and bronze at World University Wushu

KUALA LUMPUR: The national junior wushu squad continued their commendable performance by adding a silver and a bronze medal on the second day of the 2018 FISU World University Wushu Championship in Macau, today. Malaysia who collected a bronze in the opening day yesterday, claimed a silver medal via Khaw Jun Lim in the men's Changquan event with 9.45 points 12