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April 13, 2018

US HINTS AT SHIFT ON RUSSIA WITH SANCTIONS AND CONDEMNATION

The US Treasury slapped sanctions on 19 Russian citizens and five entities for election meddling and cyber-attacks.

By imposing new sanctions on Russia and condemning a suspected Russian chemical attack in Britain, Washington has hinted at a tougher stance toward Moscow despite President Donald Trump’s stated desire for better ties.

The US Treasury slapped sanctions on 19 Russian citizens and five entities for election meddling and cyber-attacks in the most significant steps the United States has taken against Russia since Trump took office amid US intelligence agency allegations that Moscow tried to help him win the 2016 election.

While the Treasury put off [...]

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April 12, 2018

Scandal threatens to unseat Africa’s only female head of state

The Mauritian parliament will discuss the future of President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim who faces being unseated over of a financial scandal. Picture: Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP, File

The Mauritian parliament will on Friday discuss the future of President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female head of state, who faces being unseated in the wake of a financial scandal.

Gurib-Fakim, a former chemistry professor and science faculty dean at the University of Mauritius, faces allegations of purchasing clothing and jewellery with a credit card provided by non-governmental group Planet Earth whose Angolan founder has sought to do business in Mauritius and is under [...]

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April 6, 2018

Memories and recollections of the late, great Stephen Hawking

Bellow readers pay tribute with touching words about the theoretical physicist who died last week.

Indian children with physical disabilities take part in an event to remember Stephen Hawking at a school in Chennai. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images Roger Penrose’s splendid obituary of Prof Stephen Hawking (15 March) overlooked one very important aspect. He was a passionate campaigner for peace and protester against nuclear weapons. I only had the privilege to meet him once, at the Royal Society, where he launched in the UK the internationally renowned Doomsday Clock from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He would not have been pleased by the current hysteria of the [...]
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March 29, 2018

Gold-and-silver bars rain down on airport runway

A handout picture provided by YakutiaMedia news agency shows precious metal ingots on the runway of the airport of Yakutsk on March 15 2018.  Image: HO / YakutiaMedia / AFP

A Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver.

The Antonov plane was taking off after refuelling in an airport at Yakutsk in Siberia when its cargo door flew open — and out tumbled nearly 200 bars from the Kupol gold mine in the remote Chukotka region, investigators said.

The cargo of bars of concentrated ore used to transport the precious metals weighed 9.3 tonnes.

“As it gathered height, the [...]

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