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Jo Konta withdraws from Dubai Duty Free Championships

The 25-year-old world No 10 had last week helped Great Britain's Fed Cup team qualify for the World Group II play-offs by winning the Euro/Africa Zone Group I in Estonia.

GB to face Romania in Fed Cup World Group II play-offs

Anne Keothavong's team will play the tricky away fixture on April 22 and 23 as they bid to reach the competition's second tier for the first time in almost a quarter of a century.

Another Returns

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US airman. From World War II • 2nd Lt. John D. Mumford, 318th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost in the Ukraine on 6 June 1944. He was accounted for on 17 January 2017. Welcome back, […]

Harold Hayes, Survivor of Secret World War II Odyssey, Dies at 94

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Hayes was among a group of noncombatants stranded behind enemy lines in Albania in 1943, hiding in caves, near starvation and hunted by German patrols.

'America First' policy echoes group that opposed fighting Nazis

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The America First Committee formed in 1940 against U.S. involvement in World War II included Nazi sympathizers such as Charles Lindbergh.

‘Churchill’ Acquired By Cohen Media Group To Bow On D-Day Anniversary

EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Churchill, a new drama about Winston Churchill and the 1944 D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in Europe. The plan is to release the Jonathan Teplitzky-directed pic in June, coinciding with the invasion’s anniversary. Show More Summary

23 Vintage Photos of Beautiful Female WWII Pilots in the U.S. Army Air Force

During World War II, a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models... They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. In 1942, the...Show More Summary

It's The "Most Volatile" Year For Political Risk Since World War II

"In 2017 we enter a period of geopolitical recession," warns Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer, adding that international war or "the breakdown of major central government institutions" isn't inevitable, though "such an outcome is now thinkable." In the company's 19th annual outlook, Eurasia fears that U.S. Show More Summary

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: Outspoken Prince Charles again shows he’s not much like Queen Elizabeth II. …

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: Outspoken Prince Charles again shows he’s not much like Queen Elizabeth II. Speaking to the BBC, the Prince of Wales said the rise of populist groups around the world that are “aggressive” toward those who practice a minority faith had “deeply disturbing echoes” of the Nazi era. The 68-year-old was delivering […]

Putin, Abe to take fresh stab at WWII island row

Russia and Japan kick off a summit Thursday aimed at reaching a deal over a group of small islands that have prevented the countries from formally ending their World War II hostilities. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host Russian...Show More Summary

‘Dunkirk’ Trailer: A New Look at Christopher Nolan’s World War II Epic

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk consisted of only a few shots, with one stand out in particular: a group of British soldiers looking skyward as the sounds of German planes grew louder and louder. It was a teaser...Show More Summary

Another Three Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 1st Lt Robert E. Moessner,, 373rd Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost on 18 April 1944 in China. He was accounted for on 17 November 2016. From Korea • MSG […]

Hippies deface WWII Memorial

A group of teachers from Bismark, North Dakota traveling with some students to the nation’s capital discovered that vandals had defaced the North Dakota column of the World War II Memorial with “#NoDAPL” (meaning “No Dakota Access Pipe Line). One of the teachers posted the photo to Facebook and it’s also been written about on […]

North Dakota Portion of WWII Memorial Vandalized With #NoDAPL Graffiti

Graffiti on the North Dakota portion of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo via Facebook Apparently a group of teachers visiting the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. yesterday were greeted with #NoDAPL graffiti on the portion of the memorial dedicated to their home state: MyNDNow.com has more. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Abruptly Parts Ways With Historian Who Chronicled Its Nazi Past

A group of prominent academics has accused the company of reverting to secretive ways over its use of forced labor during World War II.

6 Reasons the AK-47 Is the Most Reliable Rifle in the World: A Guide to Kalashnikov’s Magic for Aspiring Gun Designers, Part II

Yesterday, we took a close look at the AK’s operating group, to enumerate the details that make this pattern such a dependable design. Today, we’re going to be looking at some of the other elements of the AK that make it so reliable,...Show More Summary

How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

5 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

During World War II, a group of scientists led by Werner Heisenberg worked on designing a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany. They were, thankfully, unsuccessful. After the war, the Allies detained ten German scientists in England for six months. Show More Summary

UN Aviation Agency Rejects Taiwan: 3 Losses

Diplomatically isolated Taiwan had a chance this week show for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s annual assembly. The UN group in place since World War II brings together 191 governments to agree on best commercial airline practices for flight safety, efficiency and clean air. Taiwan isn’t a member of the [...]

During the siege of Leningrad, nine botanists starved to death protecting a storehouse of edible crops

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

During the siege of Leningrad in World War II, a heroic group of Russian botanists fought cold, hunger, and German attacks to keep alive a storehouse of crops that held the future of Soviet agriculture. In this week's episode of theShow More Summary

FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION

5 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Hennessy Sports, K2 Promotions, Team Fury, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and Frank Warren on behalf of BoxNation are delighted to announce Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury’s long-awaited [...] The post FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION appeared first on Boxing News 24.

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