Summary MOSCOW -- A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished. Pro-Russian rebels have been fighting Ukrainian government troops since mid-April in a conflict that has left more than 2,500 people dead. In recent weeks, the rebels have scored significant gains on the ground, launching an offensive along the coast of the Sea of Azov.
Summary US journalist Steven Sotloff is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 20, 2014. The militant group Islamic State (Isis) has released a video that purports to show the beheading of second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, according to a monitoring group. The Site Intel group said it had seen a video of Sotloff being killed, apparently by the same Islamic State fighter who murdered James Foley in August. The killer then threatens to execute a British hostage. The Washington Post also said it had seen the video.
Summary Ken Moelis, founder of the "boutique investment firm" Moelis & Co., is bringing Cantor on board and giving him offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night. Group LP has agreed to pay Mr. Cantor an annual base salary of $400,000. Group LP has also agreed to pay Mr. Cantor an initial cash amount of $400,000 and grant Mr. Cantor $1,000,000 in initial restricted stock units ("RSUs"), based on the average closing price of the Company's common stock on the five trading days prior to his start date.
Summary Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shared more details from their top-secret wedding in the new issue of Hello! Even after the ceremony, the newlyweds enjoyed a cake baked by Pax. To celebrate the joyous occasion, the family ate a home-cooked provincial-style meal on the grounds of their estate.
Summary HAVANA TIMES -- Fidel Castro was back on the front pages of the Cuban press on Monday with his latest writing on the world situation. The rest of the hemisphere's governments, with a few exceptions, went along with the powerful, influential empire. This was not a personal attitude on our part, but rather the sentiment of a small nation which had been not only the political, but also the economic property of the U.S. since the beginning of the century.
Summary It felt startling and unexpected, in part because the Gamecocks were at home and a prohibitive favorite, and in part because Kenny Hill had never started a college football game before, but also because Hill was stepping into the gilded tap shoes of Johnny Manziel, a.k.a. But the idea that this concept is a fad is starting to feel more and more like an antiquated argument. And perhaps it might be a leap to liken the ongoing changes in Texas football to the potential shift in Texas politics , but here's what I can say: With each passing season, it feels less and less likely that the progressive college football offense is going to up and fade into obsolescence.
Summary More than one-third of Americans support removing "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, according to an atheist activist group. The American Humanist Association claims that a survey it commissioned through the Seidewitz Group, a research firm, found that, when given details about the history of the national expression of loyalty, 34 percent of Americans actually support removing "under God" from the Pledge.
Summary Hotels are always giving back to their communities. "When we started to outreach to local vendors to help us on our mission, never would we have imagined the overwhelming response that we received," Sharpe notes. The wedding was held on the hotel's third-floor terrace (decorated with white and blue hydrangeas, in a nod to the Nantucket theme the couple chose) and the 5,046-square-foot Grand Ballroom.
Summary HAVANA TIMES -- The Cuban National Series schedule has now been officially announced, with the season opening on September 21 and following the same two-part season structure as utilized the past two seasons. The first phase will involve all 16 league teams (each playing 45 games) and will end December 16, but the league will be shut down between November 2 and December 5 to accommodate this fall's Central American Games.