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Russia's Vladimir Putin dismisses Sergei Ivanov

Putin dismisses IvanovRussian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, according to a Kremlin statement.  The move represents the highest-level demotion inside the Kremlin in several years.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed to relieve Ivanov of his duties as head of the Russian presidential administration," Friday's statement said.


Thailand shaken by multiple bomb blasts

Thailand explosionsThailand has tightened security after bomb attacks across the country killed four people and wounded many more, with authorities struggling to identify a motive and find the perpetrators.

Twin bombs exploded in the upmarket resort of Hua Hin late on Thursday, killing one woman and wounding more than 20 others. They were followed by two more on Friday morning that killed another person.


Julian Assange to be questioned in Ecuadorian Embassy

Julian AssangeWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, potentially breaking a stalemate in an almost five-year-long investigation into alleged sex crimes.

Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange over allegations of rape stemming from a work visit he made to the country in 2010 when WikiLeaks was attracting international attention for a trove of documents leaked by US Army Private Chelsea Manning, then known as Bradley.



U.S. State Dept. approves $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

Arms sale to Saudi ArabiaThe U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $1.15 billion foreign military sale of tanks and other equipment to Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Tuesday.

The deal includes M1A2S Saudi Abrams Main Battle tanks and M88AI/A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System, or HERCULES, armored recovery vehicles, the agency said in a statement.

Congress was informed of the possible sale on Monday.


Rio Olympics roundup: Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky win gold; U.S. Gymnastics dominates

Rio roundup: US leadingOn a day when the United States Women's National Team disappointed on the soccer field and Serena Williams was eliminated from Olympic competition, events were anything but predictable.

That was until Simone Biles and the 'Final Five' took to mats and Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps entered the pool in Rio de Janeiro.


A 19,000-ton oil rig has blown ashore in Scotland

Oil rig blows on land in ScotlandA massive oil rig was blown ashore in Scotland during a severe storm early Monday morning.

The more than 19,000-ton drilling rig, Transocean Winner, was being towed west of Scotland's Isle of Lewis when it was hit by the harsh weather.

In a statement, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said it became detached from the tug boat around 4:20am BST and became grounded at Dalmore Beach near Carloway.


Putin Meets With Erdogan To Renew Ties After Turkey’s Failed Coup

Putin meets with ErdoganRussian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan he hoped Ankara could fully restore order after a failed military coup last month, saying on Tuesday that Moscow always opposed unconstitutional actions.

Erdogan’s trip to Russia comes as Turkey’s relations with Europe and the United States are strained by what Ankara sees as Western concern about how it handled the abortive coup, in which more than 240 people were killed.


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