The maneuvers began Monday with opening ceremonies at military training grounds in Pabrade and Rukla (near Kaunas). The drills, which will last until June 23, are meant to test the capabilities of the German-led Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group, also comprising soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.
CAIRO An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May.
British No 3 Dan Evans is in a race against time to be fit for Queen’s and possibly Wimbledon, having pulled out of the Aegon Open in Nottingham with a calf injury.
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is on the brink of losing the two main centers of his ‘caliphate’ but even though he is on the run, it may take years to capture or kill him, officials and experts said.
Shane Lowry is keen to extend his return to form this week at Erin Hills as he bids to banish the bad memories from last year’s US Open.
Chris Wood is relishing his second US Open appearance after the calculated gamble of not playing in Austria last week paid off.
French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko has broken into the WTA Top 20 for the first time following her historic victory at Roland Garros on Saturday.
Formal talks with European Union counterparts were scheduled to begin next Monday, June 19, but might be postponed by a few days. Brexit secretary David Davis announced the possible change of plan on Monday, as the date clashes with the announcement of the new government’s policy program, known as the Queen’s Speech.