U.S. tech giant Google came under fire on Thursday in Russia for “decommunizing” street names in parts of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine two years ago, by using Ukrainian spellings. “I think it’s a short-sighted policy,” Russian Minister of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov told Rossiya 24 television, adding he hoped “the mistake is corrected.” “If Google pays […]
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A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That’s when people in Nevada, Utah and California took to social media […]
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Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. “We’ll be looking at that. Yeah, we’ll be looking,” Trump told […]
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A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it’s the Olympics. In the aftermath of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in France and elsewhere, Brazil, which has almost no experience combatting terrorism, is beefing up security […]
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Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in the Cayman Islands to control the insect that spreads Zika other viruses. The Mosquito Research and Control Unit and British biotech firm Oxitec said the release began Thursday in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman Island. A statement described the area as a “hotspot” for the Aedes […]
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina’s law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable. “The NBA recognizes that it cannot choose the law in every country, state, and city in which it does business. We can, however, make […]
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