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EU drops sanctions threat against Russia over Syria

Brussels - EU leaders backed down on Friday from an explicit threat of sanctions against Russia over the bombing of Aleppo but warned that they would consider "all available options" if atrocities in Syria continue.

EU threatens Russia with sanctions over Syria

Brussels - European Union leaders warned Russia at a summit on Thursday that they will consider sanctions over its role in the Syrian conflict if Moscow does not stop "crimes" in the devastated city of Aleppo.

Final Iran nuclear deal: Tough issues still to crack

Vienna - Negotiators working to a June 30 deadline were on Wednesday set to begin finalising a historic nuclear deal curtailing Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for lifting painful international sanctions.

Patriotism and fear as Ukraine draftees train for front

Desna - Vitaliy Karpunets crawls under barbed wire before jumping over a smoking bonfire into a trench as he fires off his Kalashnikov at an imaginary enemy.

Tehran, world powers 'begin drafting nuclear deal'

Tehran - Iran and world powers started drafting Wednesday a comprehensive nuclear agreement but still face many sticking points, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said."Today we have slowly begun to draft the final agreement...

Andrew Wiggins 'best high school prospect since LeBron'

While Toronto native and high school phenom Andrew Wiggins is being compared to LeBron James, U.S. colleges are waiting for the 18-year-old to make the momentous decision of which squad he'll play for next year.

Military draft registration could extend to US women

While a group is involved in an effort in Congress to abolish the Selective Service System and military draft registration, another group is pushing to expand the draft registration to women after combat positions in the US military were opened to women.

Redskins to Draft Robert Griffin III After Trade with St. Louis

In a blockbuster trade today, the Washington Redskins traded 3 first round draft picks and one second round pick to the St. Louis Rams for the 2012 second overall pick. The trade paves the way for Washington to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

2011 MLB draft kicks off

The 2011 MLB first-year player draft kicked off Monday evening, with the Pittsburgh Pirates picking UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole with the first pick overall.

Israeli army uses Facebook to catch draft dodgers

Jerusalem - The Israeli military has a new weapon in its war against potential draft dodgers: Facebook. At least for now, it's being aimed at women who are attempting to avoid mandatory service in Israel's Armed Forces.

NFL draft prospect registered sex offender and hurricane victim

Abilene - Tony Washington is a six foot, seven inch offensive tackle hoping to be selected in the second round of the NFL draft. He is also a registered sex offender whose New Orleans home was demolished by Hurricane Katrina while he was a high school student.

Pro Football: NFL's 2010 Declared for Draft

The NFL draft won't be until April, but with bowl season now over players have decided to declare themselves eligible for that draft early.

Notre Dame's Top Players Enter NFL Draft

Top Notre Dame Irish players quarterback Jimmy Clausen and wide receiver Golden Tate will forgo their college eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Washington Nationals Sign Stephen Strasburg

Highly touted prospect Stephen Strasburg has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a four-year, $15.1 million contract.

Preview: NHL Draft 2009 in Montreal

Tonight the National Hockey League will hold its highly anticipated draft in Montreal amidst intense speculation and widespread rumours that have the hockey world grasped in anticipation.

Kansas City Chief's Player Might Not Leave Squad

It has been speculated for the last few years, that Tony Gonzalez, tight-end of the Kansas City Chief's, might leave the squad. Here's the latest news on his status.

Op-Ed: The NFL Draft Won’t Mean a Thing To The Detroit Lions

As the 2009 NFL draft approaches, the importance of improving your line up can be the only thing on mind for most teams wanting to make the playoffs. For the Detroit Lions, nothing could be further from the truth as they have bigger problems to solve.

Jeffrey Mellinger, America's Last Draftee Calls Himself A 'Relic'

Of all of the current active United States servicemen and servicewomen, there is only one person still on active duty who is a draftee. He is considered America’s Last Draftee.

First draft of Darwin's Origin of Species goes online

The original draft of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” was recently published online along with his other manuscripts, papers, photographs and notebooks.

Op/Ed: We Are Born With Certain Basic Human Rights

In an enlightened age and society, we are born with certain undeniable rights. Like the right to not be put into a situation where we have to be in a warzone and potentially kill another human being, no matter how much YOU love the war.

Will America Seek to Reinstate Draft?

I believe without additional troops to ensure victory in Iraq, the United States will find itself more vulnerable to terrorist attacks at home and if we abandon Iraq before it can secure and govern itself.

Should America Return to the Draft?

As the American military finds itself stretched thin, fighting on two fronts in the Middle East, can an all-volunteer force continue to bare the brunt or is conscription an eventuality?

House Democrat Wants Draft Reinstated

Will the Draft prevent future wars?

Talk Draft and Perhaps the War In Iraq Will End Faster

Perhaps the best way to hurry up and end this war in Iraq is to talk about the draft.

Rep. Rangel Will Seek to Reinstate Draft

Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 if the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way.

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