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Russia's Ustyugov wins cross-country World Cup sprint race
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov won a World Cup sprint race on Sunday.
Ustyugov, who was fifth in men's sprint at the Sochi Winter Olympics, edged runner-up Finn Haagen Krogh of Norway by 0.59 seconds over the 1.6-kilometer course.
Third-placed Sindre Bjoernestad Skar of Norway was just 0.18 ahead of another Russian, Alexei Petukhov, for the final podium place.
Ustyugov moved to second in the season-long sprint standings, behind Paal Golberg of Norway.
Overall World Cup leader Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway did not score points Sunday.
Earlier, Maiken Caspersen Falla won a Norwegian duel in the women's race from Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, who edged Hanna Falk of Sweden into third.
Oestberg now leads the World Cup overall standings, having won Saturday's 15-kilometer freestyle race.
Jessica Diggins of the United States placed fifth Sunday, and stands seventh overall.
The surprising way that governor candidates namedrop Trump, Clinton and Obama in TV ads
Several Democratic gubernatorial candidates are running ads against their party's leader, President Barack Obama, and their nominee, Hillary Clinton — even as she appears headed for a landslide victory.In fact, more than 97 percent of the gubernatorial TV ads mentioning the presidency are either anti-Obama, anti-Clinton or against them both, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG data from January 2015 through Oct. 24 of this year. Of course, that also includes… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
World Travel Market 2016: Tourisme Québec gears up to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary
Tourisme Québec will showcase the province’s festivities, events and new openings at World Travel Market London with a focus on Montréal’s 375th anniversary next year. Montréal will be hosting a year-long city-wide party to celebrate its 375th anniversary in 2017, with December 2016 marking the launch of the festivities. The 375th anniversary events will include music and comedy festivals, outdoor competitions, sports, and recreational activities and history exhibitions such as ‘Montréal en… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hanoi: Over 7 mln USD to boost prenatal screening
A doctor performs an ultrasound on a pregnant women to check for birth defects. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The capital city of Hanoi will invest over 160 billion VND, or 7.18 million USD, in an initiative to boost the early detection of birth defects in the city between 2016 and 2020. The project will be carried out across 30 districts and 584 communes and towns of the city in an attempt to provide at least 80 percent of local expectant women with prenatal screenings and at least 85 percent of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Stock regulator: China plans to 'capture' suspects abroad
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to have people abroad who are accused of financial market misconduct "captured and returned," the country's stock regulator said in comments reported Friday by news outlets.The reports follow the disappearance from Hong Kong of a Chinese-born Canadian founder of an investment company and arrests of leading securities industry figures following the collapse of a stock market boom.The chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission said at a staff meeting Friday… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Turkey detains 11 pro-Kurdish MPs, including party co-chairs
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's Interior Ministry says authorities detained 11 pro-Kurdish lawmakers, including both party co-chairs, as part of ongoing terror-related investigations.The ministry released a statement early Friday listing People's Democratic Party, or HDP, co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag and other senior party officials.Demirtas wrote on Twitter: "Police officials are at the door to my house in Diyarbakir with a detention warrant."The ministry says the detention… chat_bubble_outline Read More...