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  • Kremlin denies interfering in US election campaign July 27, 2016
    The Kremlin on Wednesday denied Moscow was interfering in the U.S. election campaign after President Barack Obama refused to rule out that Russia could be trying to sway the vote in favor of Donald Trump. “President Putin has repeatedly said that Russia has never interfered and does not interfere in internal affairs, especially in the […] The post Kremlin de […]
  • Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe July 27, 2016
    Ground controllers bid a final farewell Wednesday to robot lab Philae, cutting communications after a year-long silence with the tiny probe hurtling through space on the surface of a comet. “Today communication with Philae was stopped,” Andreas Schuetz of German space agency DLR said from ground control in Cologne. “This is the end of a […] The post Goodbye […]
  • Indonesia names controversial ex-general as security chief July 27, 2016
    A controversial former military chief accused of atrocities during Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor was appointed top security minister Wednesday, with activists calling it a step backward for human rights. Wiranto, named to the powerful post in a Cabinet reshuffle, was among senior officers indicted by United Nations prosecutors over gross human […]
  • Wheeler goes deep as Eagles pound Hawks July 27, 2016
    Zelous Wheeler celebrated a big day for his family with two hits and three RBIs to help carry the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 6-2 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Wednesday evening. Wheeler’s 19th home run of the season, a two-run shot, broke open a close game in the seventh inning. “It […] The post Wheeler goes deep as Eagles pound Hawks appeare […]
  • U.S.-Japan alliance must work with others in Asia to preserve status quo: U.S. admiral July 27, 2016
    The United States and Japan must expand their defense cooperation with like-minded nations to ensure the protection of a rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific region, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said in Tokyo on Wednesday. Adm. Harry Harris spoke at a forum of current and retired U.S. and Japanese top brass in the […] The post U.S.-Japan allian […]
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