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Motor racing – Chief executive Capito set to leave McLaren: reports

LONDON: McLaren Racing chief executive Jost Capito is set to follow Ron Dennis out of the Formula One team, the BBC and Autosport.com reported on Monday. McLaren did not comment on the reports and Capito was not immediately available. The 58-year-old former Volkswagen motorsport director, who was recruited by Dennis, was appointed in January but… Read More »

UN chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS: A pledge by South Sudan’s government to allow the deployment of more U.N. peacekeepers and to improve access for U.N. troops already on the ground in a bid to avoid an arms embargo is yet to translate into action, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. President Salva Kiir agreed during a U.N.… Read More »

Spy agencies concerned about possible US election hacks – NSA chief

WASHINGTON: American intelligence agencies are concerned about reports that foreign governments may be attempting to undermine the Nov. 8 U.S. elections through cyber attacks, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said on Tuesday. “We continue to be actively concerned,” Rogers told a Senate hearing, responding to a question from Senator John… Read More »

EU foreign policy chief wants Brussels military HQ

ROME: EU foreign policy supremo Federica Mogherini wants a Brussels headquarters for European “battlegroups” capable of mounting military interventions in crises. The HQ proposal is one of four “priority” proposals she will present to European Union governments in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the bloc, she told Italian daily La Repubblica in an… Read More »

Sceptical Chinese village protests as Wukan chief “admits” kickbacks

WUKAN, China: The chief of a village that was once seen as a symbol of grassroots democracy in Communist China said in a video that he’d accepted bribes, but disbelieving villagers retaliated on Tuesday with a mass march demanding his release as police looked on. Lin Zuluan, the democratically elected and popular party chief of… Read More »