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Vladimir Ivic: Watford appoint new head coach on two-year deal

Vladimir Ivic: Watford appoint new head coach on two-year deal

Sports
Watford have appointed Vladimir Ivic as their new head coach.The 43-year-old former Serbia international has penned a two-year contract with the Hornets, talkSPORT sources understand. Getty Images - Contributor Ivic will hope to guide Watford straight back to the Premier League He moves to Vicarage Road after two successful years with Maccabi Tel Aviv, winning back-to-back Israeli Premier League titles and losing just seven of 81 matches in all competitions. His only other managerial experience was with one of his clubs from his playing days, PAOK, winning the 2017 Greek Cup before making the move to Tel Aviv. He now becomes Watford’s permanent successor to Nigel Pearson, who left the Hornets just days before the end of their 2019/20 Premier League campaig
Russian President Vladimir Putin: Russia is building defenses against hypersonic missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin: Russia is building defenses against hypersonic missiles

Business
June 15 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia leads the world in hypersonic weapons research and will have defense systems to counteract opponents' weapons. The United States and China have begun hypersonic missile programs, building nuclear-equipped armaments capable of traveling up to 5,000 mph in a flat trajectory, indicating that defenders have less time to react. Advertisement Russia has tested similar missiles and appears to have deployed one, the Avangard cruise missile, into service. It also rolled out a radar station designed to simultaneously track over 1,000 incoming objects, including hypersonic missiles. In a television interview on Sunday, Putin said that by the time foreign missiles are operational, Russia will have all its required defenses. "They [hyperson...
Vladimir Putin renames military units after Ukrainian cities

Vladimir Putin renames military units after Ukrainian cities

World
July 2 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin named 11 military units after places in the Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Germany and Romania. Putin signed a series of decrees published Monday, naming recently created military units after units that operated during World War II. The regiments were named after Ukrainian cities such as Lviv, Zhytomyr and Nizhyn, while some were named after cities in Belarus suchas Vitebsk, Kobrin and Slonim. Other units were renamed after Warsaw, Berlin and Romania's Transylvania region. Russian dictator Josef Stalin named the 93rd Tank Brigade after Zhytomyr in 1944 for its role in World War II, but it was renamed in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The decrees stated the names were intended to "preserve glorious military and historic traditi...