• CYCLING: La Vuelta a España interactive guide (2) (Interactive UPDATED Aug 17)
  • TERRORISM: Spain terror attacks (Graphic)
  • PYEONGCHANG 2018: Olympic Torch design (Interactive DUE sometime)
  • MILITARY: Avenger UAV profile (Graphic DUE Aug 21, 17:00GMT)

Coordinated terror attacks hit Spain’s Catalonia

TERRORISM -- The Catalan government says an attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils and an explosion in Alcanar are both linked to a deadly van attack on pedestrians in Barcelona’s tourist district of Las Ramblas that killed 13 people and left dozens wounded.

The region’s Interior Minister Joaquin Forn told local radio RAC1 early Friday that the Cambrils attack “follows the same trail. There is a connection.”

Putin more trusted than Trump – Pew Research poll

LONDON -- Few people trust Vladimir Putin to do the right thing for the world, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 37 countries; however, citizens of 22 countries trust Putin more than Donald Trump.

U.S. missile defence against North Korea

GUAM -- The U.S. and its Pacific allies could intercept North Korean ballistic missiles launched towards Guam, but the technology is yet to be battle-tested and there is no guarantee it will work.

Global sukuk markets rebound in 2017

RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia plans to launch the second issue of its sukuk programme — Islamic bonds that comply with Sharia law — during the week beginning August 20.

NAFTA trade talks start Wednesday

WASHINGTON -- The first round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S. Canada and Mexico will take place August 16-20 in Washington.

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.

Aug 26: Mayweather-McGregor "Money" fight

BOXING -- World Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather will take on UFC Champion Conor McGregor under “Queensbury Rules” - the Las Vegas bout is set to break all box-office records.

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.

Aug 17-20: WRC Rally Germany

RALLY -- Rally Germany provides a mind-boggling mix of asphalt features including corkscrew vineyard tracks, multi-surface military roads and fast, smooth country lanes.

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