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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

News in Brief

Cargo Ship Docks in Space



An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked at the international space station on Tuesday, delivering 2.5 tons of supplies and equipment for the orbital outpost, as well as gifts for its Russian-American crew.

The Progress M-60 moored at the station on schedule at 9:10 a.m. Moscow time, said Valery Lyndin, spokesman for Mission Control outside Moscow.

The cargo craft was launched atop a Soyuz-U booster rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday. (AP)




Mixed Review of Elections



The U.S. State Department said Monday that Armenia's parliamentary elections were an improvement over balloting in previous years but still did not fully meet international standards.

The comments of deputy spokesman Tom Casey were in line with the assessment of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

The election infrastructure has been "greatly improved," Casey said, describing the balloting as "a step in the right direction." (AP)




Drivers Protest Gay Ads



VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Trolleybus drivers in the Lithuanian town of Kaunas refused to drive their vehicles while they were carrying advertisements promoting tolerance toward gay men and women, a company official said Monday.

Algirdas Krivickas, director of the trolleybus company in Kaunas, said employees had reacted strongly to the ads that read: "A Gay Man Can Serve in the Police" and "A Lesbian Can Work at School."

Drivers "said they feared the trolley bus could be vandalized; some said they do not want friends to laugh at them," Krivickas said. (Reuters)