Russian hackers attack 2 US voter databases: Reports

WASHINGTON: Russian-based hackers may have been responsible for two recent attempts to breach US voter registration databases in two states, raising fears Moscow is trying to undermine November’s presidential election, US media said Monday (Aug 29). The incidents led the FBI to send a “flash alert” to election officials earlier this month, asking them to… Read More »

Players may be risking health by popping pain pills

NEW YORK: For all the talk of banned performance-enhancing drugs in sport, mundane over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medications may be more of an issue on the tennis tour, according to numerous players. Indeed, players competing at the U.S. Open which starts on Monday could be risking their long-term health by playing through pain to achieve their… Read More »

Football: Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig

BERLIN: After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Sunday (Aug 28), twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer’s equaliser sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim. Founded in 2009 by Austrian energy drink’s firm Red Bull, RasenBallsport Leipzig are widely unpopular amongst German football fans, due to the commercialism… Read More »

Second boycotter says will rejoin Libya's UN-backed government

TRIPOLI: A member of the leadership of Libya’s U.N.-backed government who is close to powerful rival factions in the east of the country has said he will end his boycott of the Tripoli-based body. The decision by Ali Gatrani could strengthen the Government of National Accord (GNA), coming days after a second boycotting member of… Read More »

Spain's acting PM warns forming new government still 'a wish'

MADRID: Spain’s acting prime minister warned on Saturday (Aug27) that forming a government remained a “wish”, in downbeat comments ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote over the country’s political deadlock. Speaking to supporters of his conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy also warned that the country’s economic recovery could be jeopardised if Spain once again… Read More »