Armed Forces

How President Trump Could Reset the Russia Conversation With an Arms Deal

In light of the indictments Friday of a dozen Russian hackers on charges of meddling in the 2016 election, there have been public calls for President …

U.S. Politics

Why Canada Is Shaping Up to Be the Country of Love

Oh, Canada. The country that is home to polarizing pop music talent (Drake, Justin Bieber, and Carly Rae Jepsen to name a few), poutine, and Prime Minister-slash-Internet-boyfriend Justin Trudeau is also turning out to be a hot spot for couples in love. We've already established that Alberta is an …

Canada

How an algorithm may decide your career

WANT a job with a successful multinational? You will face lots of competition. Two years ago Goldman Sachs received a quarter of a million …

Artificial Intelligence

US and Japan Fire Missiles to Sink Ship During RIMPAC

BARKING SANDS, Kauai -- With the explosive roar of multiple missiles and white contrails arcing high into the sky, U.S. and Japanese forces made …

Military

Congressman Steve Cohen's Wasted Freedom

In this era of mob rule, a fellow like Rep. Steve Cohen might want to keep a sharp eye out for crowds of people with buckets of tar and garbage bags …

Call of Duty

The shock of peace: Ethiopia and Eritrea embrace at last

The flags of the two nations flew bright and sharp. The two leaders waved at the happy crowds. The formal meetings overran, amid ostentatious displays of bonhomie. Even the hatchet-faced security officials appeared relaxed.<p>The meeting of Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s 41-year-old prime minister, and Isaias …

Africa

Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones

JULY 16th sees the opening of the Farnborough air show. Plane spotters attending the show, which by <i>entente cordiale</i> alternates annually with that in …

Aviation

A new Novichok poisoning in Britain

HAZMAT suits are back on the streets of Wiltshire. Only two weeks ago the normally sleepy part of England was celebrating its recovery from the …

Nerve Agents

Erdogan stamps his authority on Turkish military | Financial Times

Two years to the day after an attempted military coup sought to oust him, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved to stamp his authority on Turkey’s …

South Asia

President Trump's "Space Force" Idea Isn't As Wacky As It May Sound

In fact, it was almost realized last year.<p><i>"I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to</i> …

Military

Why Turkey's Kurdish problem is about to explode

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) entered into a unilateral ceasefire prior to Turkey’s elections on June 24. Though Turkish armed …

Middle East

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Belgin San-Akca<p>Eric R.A.N. Smith, Juliet E. Carlisle, Jessica T. Feezell, Kristy E.H. Michaud<p>Belgin San-Akca<p>Matthias Matthijs, Mark Blyth<p>Eric R.A.N. …

Military

Venezuela, the New Regional Crime Hub

MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Venezuela has become a regional crime hub, with profound consequences for Latin America and beyond. And with another Nicolás Maduro term, the roots of organized crime in that country will spread further.<p>The Chavista regime is digging in. Politically, it survived the protests of …

Venezuela

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south | Reuters

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Two protesters were killed on Sunday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said, amid growing anger in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption.<p>Iraqi security forces stand guard near the main provincial …

Middle East

End of Cyril’s honeymoon?

Mondli Makhanya<p>Every presidency enjoys a limited honeymoon. For some, it lasts longer than others. Sometimes it ends with a thud, sometimes it’s a …

South Africa

AFP: Pacquiao’s victory inspiration to soldiers

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) celebrated Senator Manny Pacquiao’s seventh-round stoppage of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse on Sunday, saying …

Military

Pakistan’s former prime minister embraces jail to rally his party

WHEN Nawaz Sharif recently announced that he would return to Pakistan, not everyone believed him. On July 6th the National Accountability Bureau …

Ali Khan

DR Congo's new army chief subject of U.S., EU sanctions

Congo’s President Joseph Kabila has appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for the violent repression of dissent, raising …

Africa

Kenya: Why Nairobi Is a Cemetery of Cinema Halls

The Kenya Cinema Plaza in Nairobi (file photo).<p>In Nairobi, you can get a movie that is only a few weeks old on a counterfeit DVD -- and nobody will …

Africa

Who's in the Wimbledon 2018 Royal Box today? Kate Middleton, Prince William and Katherine Jenkins watch Djokovic vs Anderson

TODAY is Men's final day at Wimbledon and the best place to watch the action is from the prestigious Royal Box on Centre Court.<p>Here's which VIPs have …

Celebrity (UK)

Turkish General Staff put under Defense Ministry

ANKARA<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 15 issued new presidential decrees, making a number of structural changes to important state councils, …

South Asia

Fireworks at Eiffel Tower celebrate Bastille Day

France capped its Bastille Day celebrations on Saturday (July 14) with a firework display over the Eiffel Tower, a day before French football team face Croatia for the World Cup final.<p>Earlier in the day, French armed forces joined a traditional parade down the Champs Elysees, in the presence of …

France

Questions linger two years after a failed coup in Turkey

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This week marks the second anniversary of the failed coup attempt against a democratically elected government of a NATO country. The …

Middle East

NS could hamper Fulham midfielder Ben Davis' progress, say members of football community

SINGAPORE: Members of the local footballing fraternity have warned that Benjamin Davis' development could be disrupted by two years of National …

Soccer

Afghan president seeks to soothe concerns over video showing government soldiers beating prisoners

KABUL — President Ashraf Ghani Sunday sought to soothe concerns over a disturbing video showing government soldiers beating the bodyguards of a district police chief who was arrested earlier this month in the northern Faryab province, an incident fueling ongoing protests over the arrest that have …

Afghanistan

A cave rescue in Thailand shows Britain’s skill at spelunking

“WHERE have you come from?” asked one of the boys, as two figures with head-torches loomed before them. “England, UK,” replied one of the divers, to …

Extreme Sports

Cape Breton pilot recognized as a 'pioneer' for women in aviation

Colleagues of Capt. Mary Cameron-Kelly say she's genuine, humble and a pioneer for other women pilots in Canada.<p>The North Sydney, N.S. woman was …

Nova Scotia

120 teams for new format Volvo Cork Week

<b>120 teams from eight different nations will compete at Volvo Cork Week, enjoying up to six days of racing in the Celtic Sea and Cork Harbour on a</b> …

Sailing

Sunday Open Thread: July 15 is Linda Ronstadt's birthday

and it is also Sweetmorn, Confusion 50, 3184 YOLD (for you Discordians out there)<p><b>World History this day</b><p>1240 - A Novgorodian army under Nevsky beat …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The founder of one of Cardiff's best-known taxi companies has died

The founder of one of Cardiff's best-known taxi companies has died.<p>Tribute has been paid to entrepreneur Timothy Mahoney who died after a two-year …

Cardiff