Airlines address global trouble spotsAirlines address global trouble spots

LONDON -- Airlines who cancelled flights to Israel are showing a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine.

EU to submit more Russia sanctionsEU to submit more Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is to publish Thursday tougher “Phase 3″ sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea.


Unravelling clues to MH17's final momentsUnravelling clues to MH17's final moments

LONDON -- Forensic experts say that chemical residue on wreckage could confirm the type of weapon that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Thursday: Legendary cols of Tourmalet and HautacamThursday: Legendary cols of Tourmalet and Hautacam

MULHOUSE -- Thursday’s 145km Stage 18 from Pau to Hautacam features two tough climbs – the 2,115m Col du Tourmalet and the concluding 1,520m-high Hautacam.


Wednesday: Costa Concordia's final journeyWednesday: Costa Concordia's final journey

GIGLIO -- The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping. The journey is expected to take four days.

Jul 23-Aug 3: Commonwealth Games Jul 23-Aug 3: Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW -- The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin Wednesday in Scotland with more than 4,500 sportsmen and women competing in 17 sports.


Marvel’s super-powered movie strategyMarvel’s super-powered movie strategy

LOS ANGELES -- Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s tenth blockbuster since forming its own movie studios in 2006, hits screens on July 31.

Deadliest day in Gaza – UN call for ceasefireDeadliest day in Gaza – UN call for ceasefire

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza after two weeks of fighting.


Premier League print and multimediaPremier League print and multimedia

LONDON -- Premier League teams are expected to set a new high of £70 million (€89m, $1.2bn) in transfer dealing over the summer transfer window.

First Formula E electric grand prix in ChinaFirst Formula E electric grand prix in China

LONDON -- Formula E cars will race in 10 city centres in a bid to push electric vehicle design. The first race of these 225km/h E cars is in Beijing on September 13.


Aug 14: Papal visit to South KoreaAug 14: Papal visit to South Korea

VATICAN -- Pope Francis visits South Korea on August 14 on his first trip to Asia as pontiff. He will bring a message of peace to the war-divided peninsula.

Sep 14: Star-Spangled-Banner bicentennialSep 14: Star-Spangled-Banner bicentennial

WASHINGTON -- Two hundred years ago, during the Anglo-American War, Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen the lyrics that became the U.S. national anthem.


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