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100 1st ID soldiers to deploy to Poland in March

The 1st Infantry Division will send about 100 soldiers to Poland in March, in support of Atlantic Resolve. The division will replace the 4th Infantry Division as U.S. Army Europe's division-level headquarters responsible for mission command of U.S. forces currently deployed to Poznan, Poland. Three

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-01-17 22:00:00

Germany Must Meet Its Obligation to NATO

At its 2006 summit in Latvia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established a rule that member states should spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense. At NATO's 2014 summit in Wales, the member countries reiterated their commitment to that benchmark, with those countries that wer

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2018-01-17 15:30:04

Scouting top international prospects for future NBA drafts

In a European market flooded with competitive, often financially struggling clubs, aggressive agents, and international talent evaluators yearning for an NBA scouting gig, prospects are identified and evaluated at a much earlier age than in the U.S. Under-14 and under-12 camps and tournaments are co

ESPN - 2018-01-17 13:31:00

Is Lithuania's President Ready to Warm Up to Putin?

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait has a reputation of being a hawk toward Moscow, and even among hawkish-to-Russia leaders of other Baltic states, including Poland. On Panorama of the Week, a Lithuanian news program, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis described Lithuania as a "unique

OBSERVER - 2018-01-17 11:15:44

BC-TEN-Australian Open Results

Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Damir Dzumhur (28), Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. John Millman, Australia, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Diego Schwartzman (24), Argentina, def. Casper Ruud, Norway, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Pablo Carreno-Busta (10), Spain, def. Gilles Simon, France

WTOP - 2018-01-17 09:31:06

Sweden sends leaflets to 5m homes on how to prepare for war with Russia

Sweden is preparing to issue a public information manual on what to do in the event of war, as debate in the country grows over how to deal with the threat from Russia. The brochure, due to be sent to 4.7m households, will inform the public how they can take part in "total defence" during a war and

YAHOO! - 2018-01-17 12:23:19

Japan issues false alarm over missile launch, days after Hawaii alert mistake

TOKYO - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people to take shelter, but it managed to correct the error within minutes. The mistake took place at a tense time in the region following North Korea's largest n

ENCA.COM - 2018-01-16 16:07:03

Latvia's e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad

Digital prescriptions became compulsory on January 1, 2018 in Latvia Latvia said its new e-health system was on Tuesday hit by a large-scale cyberattack that saw thousands of requests for medical prescriptions pour in per second from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the European

PHYS.ORG - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

The Latest: Raonic out in 1st round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Milos Raonic has slumped to his earliest exit at a Grand Slam since 2011, losing in the first round at the Australian Open to Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4). The Canadian is comi

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-16 03:52:02

Sharapova and Kerber light up Aussie Open

Melbourne (AFP) - Former champions Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber turned on the style to sweep into the Australian Open second round Tuesday, but it was curtains for lanky Canadian Milos Raonic. With temperatures heating up in Melbourne, the two Grand Slam winners wasted little time on court.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-16 04:23:05

Japan's Abe seeking to strengthen Western Balkan ties

Japan's prime minister says his country is seeking to strengthen relations with Serbia and other Balkan countries. Shinzo Abe visited Belgrade Monday as part of a six-country European tour. He has already visited Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria and travels to Romania on Tuesday. Abe has de


Jelena Ostapenko: 'After winning a Grand Slam, everyone wants to beat you'

Jelena Ostapenko opened her Australian Open campaign on a successful note, beating Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-1 in the first match of the tournament on the Rod Laver Arena. 'I was playing pretty well', Ostapenko said. 'I started the match very, very well. Losing second set 4-1, but then I came back.


The Latest: Ostapenko beats Schiavone at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:30 p.m. French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko made a positive start in her attempt to win a second Grand Slam singles title when she beat veteran Francesca Schiavone 6-1, 6-4 in a first-round match at the A


Tennis-Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The stark contrast in form between last year's two first-time grand slam champions continued as Sloane Stephens was bundled out in the first round of the Australian Open, while Jelena Ostapenko stormed into round two on Monday. American Stephens enjoyed a fairytale run to win


Bulgaria pledges opportunities for Japanese firms in Balkans

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov are promising to create opportunities for Japanese businesses in the Balkans. Abe is on a six-country European tour that makes him the first Japanese prime minister to visit the region. Before arrivi


USA A Close Fourth in Oberhof Relay

OBERHOF, Germany - Last spring when the World Cup schedule was released, Germany got what it wanted - one of the final three races of the season in Oberhof. The last three events determine seeding for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Germany's domination here even exceeds what it does elsewhere. Inclu


Knegt hits short track perfection at European Championships

Sjinkie Knegt completed the much sought-after quadruple after adding men's 1000m and relay gold to his European Short Track Championship trophy cabinet, in Dresden. The Dutchman had already secured top honours in the 500m and 1500m in Germany, but saved one of his best performances until the last d


Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during the meeting with Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis at the government's headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Abe said Saturday his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic


Japan's Abe seeks Baltic support against North Korea

VILNIUS - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday urged Baltic NATO states to support pressure on North Korea, as he hammered home his hawkish message that Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes pose a global threat. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympic


Letter: Trump's remarks anger melting-pot American

My paternal family arrived on the Mayflower, seeking freedom. My maternal family emigrated from Latvia and Lithuania, where they were rabbis and traveling salesmen in Prussia. My siblings are married to women from Belize, who are African, Mayan, and East Indian. My sister is married to a man from Me