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U.S. Department of State News: Evacuation of the White Helmets From Southwest Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States welcomes the safe evacuation of more than 400 members of the Syrian Civil Defense, otherwise known as the White Helmets, and their families from southwest Syria.  We are glad that these ‎brave volunteers, who have saved thousands of lives, are now … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Evacuation of the White Helmets From Southwest Syria

HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Hamilton wins German GP as rival Vettel crashes late on

HOCKENHEIM, Germany  — Lewis Hamilton regained the championship lead in unexpected and dramatic fashion on Sunday, winning the German Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel crashed while leading near the end. Heavy rain played havoc late on at the Hockenheimring as Vettel misjudged a basic entry into a turn and slid over the gravel into the … Continue reading HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Hamilton wins German GP as rival Vettel crashes late on

HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Vettel takes pole for German GP; Hamilton down in 14th

HOCKENHEIM, Germany— Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the German Grand Prix on Saturday while Lewis Hamilton’s hopes took another blow. Already trailing in the title race, Hamilton starts Sunday’s race from 14th place after a hydraulic failure. A huge roar went up from German fans at the Hockenheimring as their local favorite — Vettel … Continue reading HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Vettel takes pole for German GP; Hamilton down in 14th

HELSINKI | EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

HELSINKI— Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday his government is working “every minute” to get necessary resources to the hundreds of firefighters and emergency workers fighting … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes for indulging him as he finally signed a new contract, ending months of stalling and growing speculation over his future. With his previous contract set to expire at the end of this year, the four-time world champion penned a new agreement until 2020, when the … Continue reading HOCKENHEIM, Germany | Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over his new deal

BERLIN | Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit

BERLIN  — Germany is hosting European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier met Tuesday with Russia’s energy minister, Ukraine’s foreign minister and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic. Russian gas piped through Ukraine to … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit

WASHINGTON  | US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

WASHINGTON  — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska‘s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by the Justice Department show that Mercury LLC drafted messages for at least six … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

LONDON  | In 4th event of return, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber

LONDON  — Serena Williams has been saying it over and over and over: Wimbledon is only her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby. “Every time I go out there, I want to, I guess, take a giant step forward,” she said. “Keep taking giant steps, but keep improving.” Williams played … Continue reading LONDON  | In 4th event of return, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber