The British and Irish Lions picked a prop who wasn’t in the original squad among eight Test newcomers for the combined team in its rugby series opener against Australia, which selected three rookies of its own.
As the debt crisis tore down Cyprus’s financial industry, some euro partners accused its banks of running a casino for Russians. Now the island is banking on Russians in casinos to help rebuild the economy.
Muamar Orabi can tell Secretary of State John Kerry how hard it is to make progress in the Holy Land. The top U.S. diplomat has been pushing since February to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Orabi is just trying to broadcast news reports in the Palestinian territories.
Cisco Systems Inc. will make Israel the world’s first fully digital country with a fiber-optic network to serve multiple requirements, showcasing technology that other nations may adopt, its chief executive officer said.
The Tamar gas platform, looming almost as tall as the Eiffel tower offshore Israel, is leading the country to energy independence and helping billionaire Isaac Tshuva repay the gusher of debt he took on to develop it.
Cyprus approved today a provisional deal with Texas-based Noble Energy Inc. and two Israeli companies for the construction of an onshore liquefied natural gas terminal, deputy government spokesman Viktoras Papadopoulos said.
Yesterday, shortly after I posted a column on Secretary of State John Kerry’s push to have the White House approve U.S. strikes on Syrian airfields -- and how Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey pushed back strongly against the idea -- I heard from a number of people who support Kerry’s stance and think that the Pentagon is being unnecessarily timid.