• Moscow to drop visa fees for worlds

     

    MOSCOW — Russia will waive visa fees for all athletes and officials participating at this year’s world athletics championships, Moscow organizers said Monday. “The principal decision on free visas has already been made, we just need to take care …

  • Israel closes Gaza border crossing

    OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – Israel’s army closed a goods crossing into the Gaza Strip Monday a day after a rocket was fired from the besieged enclave, a spokeswoman said.

    The rocket crashed into southern Israel on Sunday, as US Secretary of …

  • Win hands Laird Masters’ spot

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Martin Laird punched his ticket to The Masters by firing a closing round of nine-under 63 to capture the PGA Tour’s Texas Open by two strokes Sunday.

    The 30-year-old Scotsman matched the course record and snapped …

  • Iraq executes 7 convicted of terror offenses

    BAGHDAD – Iraq has executed seven people convicted of terror-related offenses, an official said Monday, despite widespread calls for the country to declare a moratorium on its use of the death penalty.

    All of those executed were Iraqi men, and …

  • FA probe shows no racist abuse

     

    LONDON — The Football Association Monday confirmed it has been unable to find evidence that England fans chanted racist abuse about Rio and Anton Ferdinand during the recent World Cup qualifier against San Marino. Anti-racism group FARE had reported England …

  • Tripoli garbage piles up as heat rises


    Nigel Ash

    TRIPOLI – Garbage is once again piling up in Tripoli’s streets as disputes with local residents continue over a new landfill site in Sidi Salim. With the mounting piles of rubbish comes an increasing risk of disease, as …

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