|A Future For All Syrians
|THE future of democracy in Syria
is the subject of many concerns:
people are worried about the
treatment of minorities and
women, possible acts of revenge,
and the likelihood of transitional justice.
Some ask about universal human
|AT a fundraiser for the president
at his Westport, Conn,
estate Monday night,
Harvey Weinstein spoke in
a softly lit room shimmering
with pink dahlias, gold Oscars,
silvery celebrities and black
American Express cards.
"You can make the case,"
Weinstein said of Barack Obama,
"that he's ...
US sprint relay team breaks record
ALLYSON Felix won her second Olympic gold medal at the London Games and added a world record for good measure as she powered the US sprint relay team past its Jamaican rivals in the 4x100 meters.
|S Korea beats Japan to win bronze |
|SOUTH Korea's men beat fierce Asian rivals Japan 2-0 in the play-off for bronze on Friday to claim the country's first ever Olympic football medal.
Japan was bidding to emulate the Japanese team of 1968, who won bronze at the Mexico Games, but despite enjoying more possession, the Asian champions were twice unpicked by their opponents' clinical counter-attacks.
Arsenal striker Park Chu- Young and captain Koo Ja- Cheol scored either side of half-time, as the Taeguk Warriors claimed a measure of revenge for the senior side's penalty shoot-out loss to Japan at last year's Asian Cup.
South Korea's government had promised to spare the players military service if they won the bronze medal and the final whistle sparked wild celebrations from the victors, while Japan's players slumped to the turf in despair.
The intensity of the rivalry between the sides, and the bumpy nature of Cardiff's Millennium Stadium playing surface, did not make for a high-quality first half.
|Kenyan officials reject Kisorio drug claims |
|LONDON KENYAN athletics officials confirmed on Friday that distance runner Mathew Kisorio had tested positive to a banned substance in June but rejected his claim that doping was widespread in the country.
A day after Kenyans celebrated David Rudisha's stunning world record victory in the Olympic 800 meters, they were brought back to earth as Kisorio's confession and accusations cast a shadow over one of the sport's powerhouses.
Kisorio, a former African junior champion in the 5,000 and 10,000m who had hoped to make the Olympic team, returned a positive test for an anabolic steroid after the Kenyan championships in June where he raced in the 10,000.
"We suspended him provisionally pending further investigations," David Okeyo, Secretary General of Athletics Kenya, said of Kisorio, who finished 10th in the Boston marathon this year.
"We don't joke with doping matters. This year alone, we have banned four athletes.
We have even involved the relevant arms of the government in our investigations.
|United States NBA stars defeat Argentina to reach final |
|KEVIN Durant scored 19 points and LeBron James added 18 to lead the United States team of NBA stars over Argentina 109-83 on Friday and into the Olympic men's basketball gold medal final against Spain.
The Americans booked a rematch of the 2008 Olympic final and reached the gold medal game for the 15th time in 17 attempts, having missed out in 1988 and 2004 and skipped the 1980 Moscow Olympics in a boycott.
The US men, who also had 18 points from Carmelo Anthony, seek their 14th gold medal against a Spanish side filled with NBA standouts, one that battled the US to the end before falling 118-107 in the 2008 Beijing final.
Spain defeated Russia 67- 59 in Friday's other semifinal.
Argentina will play Russia on Sunday for the bronze medal.
Argentina ousted the US squad in a 2004 Athens Olympics semi-final on the way to capturing gold but the Americans returned the favour in Beijing.