Trump announces “new” Afghan strategy

FORT MYER -- President Donald Trump outlined a revised vision for the 16-year U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead “kill terrorists.”

General Atomics chasing Avenger drone sale

MILITARY -- U.S. defence contractor General Atomics is pursuing the potential sale of up to 90 Predator C Avenger unmanned aircraft to a foreign buyer, with international interest led by India.


Barcelona terror cell members appear in court

MADRID -- Four suspects arrested following last week’s terror attacks in Catalonia have appeared in Spain’s National Court in Madrid. The last known member of the cell was killed by police on Monday.

Pentagon orders halt to U.S. navy operations

SINGAPORE -- Ten U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving the Navy’s 7th Fleet in two months.


World’s first floating windfarm off Scotland

SCOTLAND -- Norwegian firm Statoil’s Hywind project is the world's first full-scale floating wind farm, set up off the north-east coast of Scotland. Five turbines are expected to power 20,000 households.

Diplomacy amid North Korea crisis

NORTH KOREA -- North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may have hidden a message to the U.S. saying he will watch U.S. behaviour for a conciliatory gesture before launching missiles towards Guam.


Death of Princess Diana -- 20th anniversary

LONDON -- The 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place on August 31. There have been multiple investigations into the death of Diana and Dodi Fayed.


Princess Diana timeline – web and print

PARIS -- The 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is commemorated. Diana was killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, at the age of 36.


Sep 1-3: F1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

MOTORSPORT -- On home soil, Ferrari will be hoping for maximum points, but both Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will be seeking their fourth victory at the circuit.


Aug 19-Sep 10: La Vuelta a España

CYCLING -- For the first time the race will begin in France, with a team time trial in the city of Nimes, and it will end as usual in the Spanish capital, Madrid, three weeks later.


Aug 25-27: F1 Belgian Grand Prix

MOTORSPORT -- Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is firmly in command of the Championship as the paddock returns from the summer break at the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.



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