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  • Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport
    Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

    EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. According to the United Nations, the war, in which pro-Russian separatists are fighting to throw off rule from Kiev, has killed more than 2,600 people and driven nearly a million from their homes in east Ukraine.

  • USA adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson for Ryder Cup
    USA adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson for Ryder Cup

    USA captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his three wildcard selections for a Ryder Cup team intent on revenge later this month at Gleneagles, Scotland. The Americans have lost five of the past six biennial team golf showdowns against Europe, including in 2012 at Medinah, when the visitors made a stunning last-day singles rally to stun the US squad on home soil. Previously assured of a place on the US team for the September 26-28 meeting with Europe were Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson.

  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.

  • Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm parliament
    Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm parliament

    Angry relatives of missing Iraqi soldiers stormed the parliament building in Baghdad on Tuesday, attacked MPs and staged a sit-in for several hours in its main chamber, an official said. An emergency session of parliament, with relatives in attendance, will be held on Wednesday, Juburi's office said in a statement. Around 1,700 soldiers surrendered to the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group in June as its fighters seized second city Mosul and swept south towards Baghdad.

  • U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city

    WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. Washington deployed unarmed surveillance drones in Niger after a French-led military operation last year destroyed an al Qaeda enclave in neighboring northern Mali.

  • Microsoft's Operating System Strategy Isn't Going According to Plan
    Microsoft's Operating System Strategy Isn't Going According to Plan

    Microsoft isn't having a great Tuesday. According to new data released Tuesday by StatCounter, 24 percent of all PCs connected to the Internet still use the antiquated operating system. Here's the StatCounter report on OS changes worldwide over the past year, showing Windows 8.1 nudging past Windows 8 as Windows XP slowly declines: StatCounter

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies

    Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan rose $2.77 or 1.7 percent, to $166.45. Baxter International Inc. fell $.69 or .9 percent, to $74.29. Boston Scientific ...

  • Telltale Tweets Game of Thrones Teaser
    Telltale Tweets Game of Thrones Teaser

    Studio hints at possible story and setting for its upcoming game series.

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