- Britain says Russia trying to carve out mini-state for Assad in Syria
ROME (Reuters) – Britain said on Tuesday Russia could be trying to carve out an Alawite mini-state in Syria for its ally President Bashar al-Assad by bombing his opponents instead of fighting Islamic State militants.
- Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa O. Monaco’s Visit to France
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism concluded a series of meetings with French security and intelligence officials to discuss ways to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation in the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, in Paris. During discussions with French Minister of the Interior […]
- North Korea tells U.N. agencies it plans satellite launch
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea told U.N. agencies on Tuesday it plans to launch a satellite as early as next week, a move that could advance the country’s long-range missile technology after its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6.
- Kerry to announce ‘significant’ boost in U.S. aid for Syrian refugees: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will announce “significant new contributions to support relief efforts” for Syrian refugees on Thursday at an international donor conference in London, the White House said on Tuesday.
- Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for non-binding independence referendum
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region should hold a non-binding referendum on independence, its president said on Tuesday, despite the numerous crises it is facing.
- HONORING MYRON COPE, A TRIPLE THREAT
Departing from this site’s usual practice, we are posting not a baseball column but a speech I prepared for delivery Sunday afternoon at an event at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center honoring the late Myron Cope, a triple threat of a writer-broadcaster and creator of the Terrible Towel. As you can see, Cope and I had […]
- DODGERS’ ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTION
Some people collect baseball cards. Others collect coins. Still others collect stamps. The Los Angeles Dodgers are unique collectors. They collect general managers. The Dodgers, whose front office overflows with former general managers, hired yet another one last week. The Dodgers, in fact, have so many general managers on their payroll they should assign them […]
- St. Louis Rams green-lit for move back to Los Angeles
HOUSTON (Reuters) – The St. Louis Rams are headed to Los Angeles and the San Diego Chargers have an option to join them after NFL owners voted on Tuesday to end the league’s 21-year absence in the United States’ second-largest TV market.