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Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force

LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month to meet with climate leaders there on a campaign to curb …

Los Angeles

These Before And After Images Show The Startling Effects Of Climate Change

A NASA photo gallery shows Earth "in a state of flux."<p>WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration and numerous U.S. lawmakers, primarily conservatives, downplay the threat of climate change and take aim at policies to combat it, researchers are documenting undeniable transformations around the globe.<p>A …

Glaciers

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch could soon start shrinking, thanks to this 20-something entrepreneur

A Dutch inventor aiming to clean up vast ocean "garbage patches" of plastic Thursday unveiled a radical design breakthrough, enabling his ambitious project to start two years early.<p>Boyan Slat's innovative scheme seeks to use ocean currents to help gather up an estimated five trillion pieces of …

Great Pacific garbage patch

Huge rotting sea creature that washed ashore is horrifyingly turning the water red

Something has washed up on the shore of an Indonesian island. It's huge, it's floating — and it's rotting.<p>A large 15m (49.2 ft) long sea creature was …

How China’s belt and road ambitions can take flight – one win-win deal at a time

Twenty-eight heads of government are expected to attend a major summit on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing later this month, the …

China

Japan, China, S Korea to resist US protectionism

<b>China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to take a united stand against the protectionism advocated by US President Donald Trump.</b><p>During a trilateral …

Another Reason Trump Should Like Free Trade

To all the reasons that President Donald Trump's antagonism toward free trade could damage U.S. interests, add another: It could endanger the country's supply of materials used in everything from computers to medical imaging.<p>When economists say that free trade benefits all nations involved, they …

If Canadians think ‘free trade’ with Trump is a pain, just wait till we deal with China

Canadians are taking a lesson about the risks of putting a free-trade deal in the hands of a nationalistic, megalomaniac champion of alternative …

Is the world more dangerous now than during the cold war?

With the rise of Trump, and unstable relations between the US, Russia and China – plus a dash of nuclear bellicosity from North Korea – are we all going to die?<p>During the cold war, there was a clear narrative: an ideological opposition between the US and the Soviet Union. Moments of great tension …

Noam Chomsky: US Is the "Most Dangerous Country in the World"

World-renouned intellectual Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk)<p>Nuclear proliferation and climate change are subjects of acute concern in the current …

Gene linked to ageing makes people's brains look 12 years older

More research will now be needed to study if variant makes people more susceptible to Alzheimer's.<p>Scientists have identified a gene variant …

New Alzheimer's 'Scoring System' Could Help Predict When You'll Get Dementia

850,000 people in the UK have the disease.<p>A new genetic test has been developed to predict if people are likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s …

Jordan: Banning Muslim call to prayer violates peace treaty

Jordan has rejected the Israeli Knesset’s passage of a bill that bans the use of loudspeakers for the call for prayer in mosques in Israel and …

Sudanese government says rebel group to sign Darfur peace pact

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan is ready to sign a peace agreement with a major rebel group in the longstanding Darfur conflict, a government official said on Thursday, just days after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended a unilateral ceasefire.<p>The development follows a U.S. decision to review a …

Millions of Children Still Out of School

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will be reviewing global progress on children’s rights. Alarm bells should be ringing – …

Hürriyet Daily News

Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

<b>The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy.</b><p>Unicef says almost 26,000 children - most of them unaccompanied - crossed the Mediterranean last year.<p>In its new report, Unicef says many children suffer from …

China drills again near Taiwan as island warns of threat

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese jets and warships carried out exercises near Taiwan and into the Western Pacific on Thursday, as the self-ruled island’s defense minister warned of a growing threat from its giant neighbor.<p>Taiwanese Defence Minister Feng Shih-kuan (R) visits the International …

Here’s How to Avoid a War With China

If you are the betting type, I have a promising bet for you. Wager that the United States and China will engage in a major war in the near future. …

Geopolitics

Romanian men who 'made £500,000 in a year selling trafficked women from homeland' charged after raids

A Romanian group of men accused of selling trafficked women from their homeland as sex slaves in Britain allegedly made £500,000 in only a year.<p>The …

Why millions of Chinese men are staying single

The gender gap is a big problem in the Middle Kingdom – and its ‘leftover men’ are going to great lengths to find a wife.<p>In China, there is a name for unmarried men over 30. Shengnan, meaning “leftover men” have yet to find a wife – and in a country with a growing gender gap, that’s a big …

Inside the Unregulated Chinese Hospitals That Make Men Impotent

Doctors at private clinics are destroying men's penises, tricking women into aborting healthy fetuses, and killing patients through negligence—so why are American companies investing millions?<p><i>This article originally appears in the May issue of VICE magazine.</i><p>On the afternoon of September 30, 2015, …

U.S. Preps for Infowar on Russia

President Trump may be continuing his public pursuit for Vladimir Putin’s affections. But behind the scenes, the United States is quietly preparing …

Russia

Google Employees Rally Against President Trump's Immigration Ban

Tech News<p>Protesters gathered at Google's headquarters on Monday to protest immigration policies from the new federal administration, using hashtag "NoBanNoWall."<p>A crowd at the Mountain View, California headquarters, as well as offices in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and around the world, held …

Trump fires Sally Yates for instructing justice department not to defend travel ban

White House says Obama appointee ‘betrayed’ justice department with letter instructing officials not to enforce president’s executive order<p>Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from …

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