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Love match as Altidore and Stephens announce engagement

American tennis star Sloane Stephens and USA international Jozy Altidore announced a love match on Monday with both posting on Twitter that they are getting engaged. Altidore tweeted the news with a picture and a message that read, “Forever starts now” while Stephens wrote “Forever yes” next to a red heart. The couple have been […]

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Not out! Aussie cricketer clarifies ‘boyfriend’ post

Australian cricketer James Faulkner clarified that he was not gay on Tuesday after a post about his “boyfriend”on social media was widely interpreted as a landmark coming-out statement. Faulkner shared the post late Monday, showing him celebrating his 29th birthday with his mother and friend Rob Jubb. “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend (bestmate!!!)… #togetherfor5years,” said […]

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Pentagon to send 320 more troops to US-Mexico border

The US Defense Department announced Monday it would deploy around 320 additional troops to the southern border with Mexico to support immigration officials. The troops, set to deploy until the end of September, will add to around 2,900 active duty military and 2,000 National Guard members currently posted to the border. Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel […]

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Biden, Trump jockey for support of union members in Pennsylvania

 Former US vice president Joe Biden took his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to union workers in Pennsylvania on Monday as he and Republican Donald Trump vie for the support of organized labor in the crucial eastern state. “I make no apologies. I am a union man. Period,” the 76-year-old Biden said after winning […]

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Moderate Catalan separatists boosted in Spain election

With 22 MPs, including four in jail, Catalan separatist parties boosted their standing in Spain’s national parliament in general elections Sunday, even as voters opted for more moderation. Separatist parties saw their share of the vote in Catalonia increase to 39 percent from 32 percent in the last general election in 2016, giving them five […]

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Ex-diplomat says US signed to pay N.Korea for prisoner, should honor deal

A former diplomat confirmed Monday that the United States agreed to pay $2 million to North Korea to release anAmerican student who had fallen into a coma after alleged torture — and said Washington should honor the commitment. Joseph Yun, a veteran US diplomat who had flown to Pyongyang in 2017 to bring back 22-year-old […]

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Terrorist groups target Asqilbyiah and Shatha in Hama with rocket shells

Terrorist groups on Monday continued their breaches of the de-escalation zones’ agreement and attacked Asqilbyiah city and Shatha town with rocket shells in Hama northern countryside. SANA reporter in Hama said that terrorists positioned in Qal’et al-Madiq village targeted with a number of rocket shells the citizens’ houses in Asqilbyiah city and Shatha town, causing […]

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Grigoriev: Washington previously informed on what White Helmets are doing in Syria

Director of Russia’s Foundation for the Study of Democracy, Maxim Grigoriev said that the US Government had been informed previously about what the so-called White Helmets  terrorist organization is doing in Syria. “The US authorities are informed about the criminal activities of the White Helmets as well as about the fact that terrorists who were […]

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Lavrov underlines importance of UNESCO participation in reconstruction of archeological sites in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov underlined the importance of the UNESCO participation in the reconstruction of the historical archeological sites in Syria which had been destroyed at the hands of terrorists. Russia Today quoted Lavrov as saying during a meeting of the Russian Commission for UNESCO dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the country’s UNESCO […]

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Detsky Mir to keep paying out 100% of RAS net profit

Detsky Mir (MOEX: DSKY), Russia’s largest children’s goods retailer does not plan to revise its practice of paying out dividends amounting to 100% of net profit to Russian Accounting Standards. “As you know, in the past five years we paid dividends in the amount of 100% of net profit. When I’m talking about net profit, […]