This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has postponed a round of nuclear arms control talks with the United States set for this week because of stark differences in approach and tensions over Ukraine, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the decision to put off the talks that were scheduled to start Tuesday in Cairo was made at the political level. "We faced a situation when our U.S. colleagues not just demonstrated their reluctance to listen to our signals and reckon with our priorities, but also acted in the opposite way,” Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow. Ryabkov claimed the U.S. wanted to focus solely on resuming inspections under the New START treaty and stonewalled Moscow's request to also discuss specifics related to the weapons count under the strategic arms reduction pact. The U.S. State Department said Monday that Moscow had decided to … [Read more...] about Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differences
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault on Israel's democracy. Netanyahu, 73, who is on trial for corruption, will likely be buoyed by a loyal and comfortable governing majority that could grant him a lifeline from conviction. Defenders of the justice system say the proposed changes would allow legislators to abuse their authority and disrupt the tenuous balance of powers that keeps them in check. “It brings us to a situation where our entire democracy boils down to elections, but once you are elected you can do whatever you want,” said Amir Fuchs, senior researcher at Jerusalem’s Israel Democracy … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 Jaclyn Gartner was scrolling through photos of shelter pups when one caught her eye: A dog named Van Gogh with only one ear. His left ear had been ripped off in the cruel world of dog fighting, and he was found bloodied and cowering inside a drainage pipe, covered in cuts and scrapes. A shelter in North Carolina was trying to get him adopted. "He'd had an absolutely horrific life, and yet he looked happy, and I was told he got along well with people," said Gartner, founder of the Happily Furever After Rescue in Bethel, Conn., which takes in pets at risk of being put down in shelters because they are old or disabled. "His ear had to be surgically removed, but Van Gogh was resilient, even after all he'd been through." "I had to rescue him," she added. Gartner arranged for the nonprofit Pilots N Paws to fly Van Gogh to her in Connecticut in June. She … [Read more...] about Nobody wanted to adopt the dog with one ear – until he started painting
Listen to this article UPDATE: Scout responded to Motor1.com's question: "As our colleagues stated, we’re incredibly excited about the progress that we’ve been making at Scout, and for the enthusiasm and positive reception from our community thus far. We do not comment on speculation regarding possible partnerships but will be sure to keep you up to date with any future news, updates, and announcements down the line." Volkswagen is considering a partner to build its Scout models, according to company insiders speaking to Germany's Automobilwoche . The company is in talks with Foxconn and Magna Steyr to handle the models' assembly. The automaker also isn't ruling out assembling these rugged EVs itself. Motor1.com reached out for a comment. Scout has not yet replied. If VW partners with Foxconn to build the Scout vehicles, the assembly could take place at the former General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Foxconn bought the plant from Lordstown Motors in May … [Read more...] about VW’s Scout Brand Could Tap Foxconn Or Magna Steyr To Build EVs: Report
Sebastian Vettel has rated his former Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen as the “biggest natural talent” he’s ever competed against, saying if you give the Finn a steering wheel “he knows what to do with it”. Vettel partnered Raikkonen from 2015 to 2018, the duo winning 14 grands prix and ensuring Ferrari finished runner-up in three of their four years as team-mates. It was largely a harmonious partnership, barring one opening lap collision at the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix when the team-mates, together with Max Verstappen, crashed as they went into Turn 1. It marked the first time in history that both Ferrari F1 cars were eliminated on the opening lap. That, though, was a racing incident, nothing malicious, with Raikkonen saying after he left Formula 1 that the two had “a good relationship always” . They, however, weren’t able to add to Ferrari’s tally of World titles as team-mates, Raikkonen remaining the last driver to have won the Drivers’ Championship with the Scuderia … [Read more...] about Sebastian Vettel reveals the ‘biggest natural talent’ he ever raced against