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Russia The Moscow City Court ruled yesterday to place Philippe Delpal, partner at the Moscow-based private equity firm Baring

The Buzz | NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

NASA scientists are crisscrossing Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade and this summer, it has seen

Virgin Galactic unveiling mission control for space tourism

Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert.

Sexual misconduct | Concerts canceled, investigation opened into Placido Domingo

Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said yesterday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated

Offbeat | 50 old TVs mysteriously appear on neighborhood’s porches

Police in Virginia say more than 50 television sets have been mysteriously placed on front porches in a neighborhood outside Richmond. Henrico County police Lt. Matt Pecka

This Day in History | 1945 – Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

Japan has surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war. There is joy and celebration around the world and 15 August has been declared Victory

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The Buzz | Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs

A person familiar with the probe of Jeffrey Epstein’s death at a federal jail says guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on

Trump official: Statue of Liberty’s poem is about Europeans

A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and

USA | Scrutiny of Epstein’s death and co-conspirators intensifies

Amid revelations about the circumstances around Jeffrey Epstein’s death, federal authorities have intensified parallel inquiries into what went wrong at the Manhattan jail where he was

Kremlin: Putin doesn’t think Moscow protests significant

The Kremlin yesterday broke weeks of silence on opposition protests and police violence in Moscow, saying that President Vladimir Putin does not see the increasing wave

Offbeat | All hands on duck! Drivers stop for dozens of ducks

Dozens of ducklings have made a bid to create the world’s cutest traffic jam in a Maine city. Even “Make Way for Ducklings” author Robert McCloskey couldn’t have envisioned

This Day in History | 1980 – Shipyard Poles strike for their rights

Shipyard workers in Gdansk, Poland, have staged a successful strike in protest over the dismissal of militant crane driver Anna Walentinowicz. The strike at the Lenin shipyard

Life & Style | Finally, Missy Elliott will receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV

World briefs

Top Indian and Chinese diplomats have met in Beijing amid increased tensions over New Delhi’s move to change the legal status of territory it controls in Kashmir, part

The Buzz | CNN backs Chris Cuomo after caught-on-video confrontation

CNN says it completely supports anchor Chris Cuomo after he was seen on video threatening to push a man down some stairs during a confrontation after the man

Texas Latina activist condemns hate in launching Senate bid

A Latina activist in Texas launched a U.S. Senate run yesterday saying hate has made people feel “they can target us on the streets” in the

Backlash over t-shirt designs spreads to Givenchy, Coach

Western fashion brands are coming under fire in China for designs perceived to run afoul of local political sensitivities, sparking calls for boycotts in a market that

US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage

Like a sleek Mercedes crunched between two freight trucks, Europe’s economy is being knocked off course by the conflict between the U.S. and China over trade.

Offbeat | Arizona man baffled, amused by ‘Green Shirt Guy’ status

Alex Kack remained mystified Thursday as to how he became an internet sensation when all he did was laugh at a city council meeting in Arizona. “Everyone

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