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August 9, 2018 5:10 PM Pence outlines plans to have new U.S. Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON—Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfils U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to ensure America’s dominance in space — a domain 110

August 8, 2018 7:40 PM U.S. announces sanctions against Russia over nerve agent attack

WASHINGTON—The U.S. will impose sanctions on Russia for its use of a nerve agent in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. The U.S. State Department says Wednesday the sanctions will be imposed on Russia because it used a chemical weapon in violation of international law. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter 89

August 8, 2018 5:53 PM Bill Clinton’s debut novel is a million seller

“In a summer marked by nonfiction successes, this novel has proven to have remarkable legs,” Hensley said. The book’s subject has also proved timely: a potentially devastating cyberattack, which intelligence experts have called a leading concern. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in mid-July that “the warning lights are blinking red” about 104

August 7, 2018 6:17 PM Stan Wawrinka battles back to beat Nick Kyrgios at Rogers Cup

“Stan, for him to get through matches like this, healthy, no pain, that’s a good sign for him,” Kyrgios said. “He’s playing a good level. He’s got a world-class backhand and matches like this are going to give him confidence. In other early matches Tuesday, Robin Haase of the Netherlands downed Japan’s Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-1; American Sam Querrey defeated 70

August 4, 2018 1:05 PM Trump may want a ‘Space Force’ but the Pentagon has a different idea

Trump’s focus has generated an unusual level of talk about space, but with little clarity. “At the moment, there is no concrete proposal on the table for what a Space Force will look like or what it will do,” said Brian Weeden, an Air Force veteran who is director of program planning at the Secure World Foundation, which promotes peaceful uses of outer 107

July 31, 2018 12:31 AM Trump open to meeting with Iranian leader, but Iran rules it out

“With current America and these policies, there will definitely not be the possibility of dialogue and engagement, and the United States has shown that it is totally unreliable,” Qassemi said at the news conference, which was carried by Iran’s state news media. Given the American repudiation of the nuclear agreement and the restored sanctions, Qassemi 95

July 27, 2018 4:24 PM Trump is open to visiting Moscow if Putin formally invites him

Putin said Friday, “I understand very well what President Trump said: He has the wish to conduct further meetings. I am ready for this.” “We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow,” Putin said, according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti. “By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him of this.” He did not clarify if that was a face-to-face 51

July 22, 2018 12:58 AM First she was accused of being a ‘sex spy’ for Russia. Now she faces a new battle to stay in Canada

Elena Crenna and her Canadian husband were thrilled when a federal tribunal ruled she was not a “sex spy” for Russia and should be cleared for permanent residency in Canada. “We were relieved that sanity finally prevailed. We were jubilant,” Crenna said of the immigration tribunal’s decision in May. “We even went on a trip to visit my son in the States 83

July 20, 2018 7:31 PM U.K. nerve agent victim released from hospital after ‘appalling experience’

LONDON—Nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital after three weeks of treatment since being poisoned, U.K. officials said Friday. Lorna Wilkinson, the director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital, said Rowley, 45, had been discharged after making substantial progress in recent days. “Charlie has been through an appalling 67

July 18, 2018 2:42 PM U.K. investigators probe Russian access to Facebook data from Cambridge Analytica scandal

LONDON—British authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states. The Information Commissioner’s Office, which is investigating data analytics by political campaigns 96