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Moscow in no mood to talk about its military losses

Russia runs combat flights in Syria from the Hmeymim airfield.(Photo: Russian Defense Ministry) As soon as Russia’s airstrikes in Syria began in September, many observers wondered when to expect Moscow’s first military losses. It happened. Russia’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday said a 19-year-old serviceman committed suicide last weekend at a Russian ...

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PM approves plan for $3.6m carbon market

PM approves plan for $ 3.6m carbon market HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project worth US$ 3.6 million to help Viet Nam to build its own carbon market following an application from the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Created under the Kyoto Protocol, ...

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How Fast Are the TIE Fighters in That Star Wars Teaser?

The First Order is coming. Tune in to Monday Night Football on @ESPN for a new look at #TheForceAwakens. https://t.co/BbPQZ1cjBo — Star Wars (@starwars) October 19, 2015 Everyone was excited to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, but I found this short teaser video more interesting. In it, ...

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U.N. again condemns U.S. embargo on Cuba

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Oct. 27, 2015. The body later voted 191-2 to condemn the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba.(Photo: Richard Drew, AP) Despite improving relations between the United States and Cuba, the United Nations voted Tuesday to condemn the American embargo against the communist island ...

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Review: Sansaire Searing Kit

Cook one of the best hunks of meat of your life and moments before it goes out to the table, it will almost certainly look like a great, gray blob. Get a nice sear on it, though, and suddenly you’re talking turkey. Or honey-browned ham. Or perfectly pink standing rib ...

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Taxi firms want Uber curbed

Taxi firms want Uber curbed Taxi firms want the Goverment to ensure equal competition between them and firms such as Uber and Grabtaxi. — VNS Photo Doan Tung HA NOI (VNS)  — The Ha Noi Transport Association has suggested that Uber and Grabtaxi services should be suspended to ensure equal ...

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Report: Islamic State blows up prisoners alongside antiquities

This undated photo released Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, on a social media site used by Islamic State militants, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria’s ancient caravan city of Palmyra. Activists say the ...

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