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NATO's Jens Stoltenberg: Russia INF violation a risk to Euro-Atlantic security

NATO's Jens Stoltenberg: Russia INF violation a risk to Euro-Atlantic security

Business
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- NATO has decided to start planning for a post-Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty world after the organization agreed Russia was in violation of the agreement earlier this week, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. The statement followed a Tuesday meeting of foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, including U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "All allies have concluded that Russia has developed and fielded a new ground-launched cruise missile system -- the SSC-8, also known as the 9M729," Stoltenberg said. "Allies agree that this missile system violates the INF Treaty and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security." The treaty dates back to a Cold War-era agreement signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in ...
Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

Sports
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Women's tennis player Coco Vandeweghe received a code violation at the Australian Open because she refused to restart play, due to not having bananas.The No. 9 ranked player in the world lost her round of 128 match 7-6, 6-2 to Hungarian Timea Babos Sunday at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.After falling in the first set, Vandeweghe took a seat in her chair. She then had a conversation with chair umpire Fergus Murphy about why she wasn't ready to play."I'm waiting for the banana. How are they not on court? It's not my fault," she said, according to a video shot by the New York Times.The umpire then asked her to resume play."But why do I have to play under a different set of rules? But I don't have to make myself uncomfortable because it's ill prepared."Vandeweghe also called the...