Devon Smith

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Russia Slides Back to the Middle Ages

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been sliding back toward the Middle Ages.<p>MOSCOW — After Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council …

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

Sanctions against Iran crumble as America wrangles over the nuclear deal

EU government ministers and business leaders are racing to begin new era of cooperation with Tehran – regardless of what US and Israeli sceptics say<p>As debate rages among politicians and pundits in Washington over whether to endorse last month’s historic nuclear compromise with Iran, key European …

Anti-Houthi fighters score more gains in south Yemen

ADEN (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Yemen’s deposed president seized about 10 southern villages from Houthi forces on Tuesday, pursuing their offensive a day after capturing the country’s biggest air base, residents and loyalist sources said.<p>Southern Resistance fighters react as they prepare to go …

Russia Ups The Ante In The Race For The Arctic

Russia is not giving up in its bid to claim as much of the Arctic as it can.<p>Eight years after literally placing a flag via submarine on the seabed of …

New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week.<p>Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants' new leader, is seen in …

China is blaming short sellers for its stock market crash

Chinese brokerages have stopped executing short sales after officials tightened trading rules in a new attempt to shore up the country's stock market.<p>Short sellers borrow and then sell shares, betting they can buy them back later at a cheaper price -- and pocket the difference. Only approved …

Indonesian charity defends world peace award for North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Sukarno Education Foundation insists claims of human rights abuse in North Korea are "Western propaganda"<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is no stranger to dubious accolades and has already been crowned Supreme Military Commander, National Defence Chairman and First Secretary of the Worker's …

Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water

Puerto Rico doesn't have enough money to pay its bills. It went into default for the first time in its history on Monday. Now it's running out of water too. Literally.<p>A drought has forced the island's government to ration water. It's become so bad that the government is actually turning off tap …

Caribbean

New sub Navy's 'most lethal warship'

<b>NORFOLK, Virginia (CNN) —</b> It's 7,800 tons, 337 feet and $2 billion worth of steel and stealth, with war-fighting controls that look like a big arcade video game.<p>That new-boat smell may have worn off a bit during sea trials, but the man in charge was pumped with pride as the U.S. Navy's newest …

Military

Bin Laden family plane crash: Blackbushe Airport reopens

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1183000/1183672_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534531449_f4ae520d3d700c98d24b82c02a18035c<p><b>An airport that was closed after a private jet crashed killing three members of Osama Bin Laden's family has reopened.</b><p>The plane came down near …

Osama Bin Laden

Should you grab an AMD FreeSync monitor? We’ll break it down for you

Immersion is important to PC gaming, and one of the easiest ways to break that immersion is with broken frames. This happens when the rendered frames …

The US and Turkey are taking a big gamble on Syria

Their goals, while overlapping in some ways, are far different in others, mainly on the question of how to handle Kurdish militants battling Islamic State fighters in Syria.<p>And that's the problem.<p>Erdogan wants to combat Islamic State militants in his country who had flown freely across the border …

Middle East

China's war on corruption is far from over

The front-page editorial in the <i>PLA Daily</i>, which also warned that an army beset by corruption would not be able to win in combat, signaled the authorities knew of the influence wielded by generals implicated in the crackdown, observers said.<p>President Xi Jinping has made cracking down on corruption a …

Obama is planning on introducing unprecedented pollution controls on American power plants

The White House said its revised Clean Power Plan will increase the required cuts in carbon emissions from the power sector, demanding they be slashed 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The administration's draft regulation, released a year ago, had required cuts of 30 percent.<p>The regulation will …

Clean Power Plan

Nato reports surge in jet interceptions as Russia tensions increase

In Europe, over the Aegean and in the Asia-Pacific region, interceptions are ‘almost routine’ but the sheer volume of incidents risks escalation<p>World powers are reporting surges in airspace violations and instances where aircraft are scrambled to intercept foreign jets, amid a sharp rise in …

4 tips for creating effective infographics

I came to my firm, Market Strategies, as a devout believer in data visualization guru Edward Tufte’s strict design principles. I shunned chartjunk …

College student had his life savings seized by the cops even though he was never charged with a crime

Clarke wasn't charged with any crime, but over a year later, the police still have his money. There are no plans to return his cash.<p>"I was scared, it was a ton of emotions going through my mind," Clarke explained to Business Insider. "I didn't know what to do or what was going to happen; I just …

Crime

6 ways the war on drugs negatively impacts your everyday life

<b>(Jeremy Brinn via Shutterstock)</b><p>US drug policy has unequivocally curtailed your basic civil rights, regardless of whether you’re a user<p>Helen Redmond<p>June 18, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Many Americans who do not use illegal "drugs" assume exemption from drug war policies. But regardless of how much marijuana …

Does Endless War and Illegal Surveillance Sound Like Security to You?

In our new film series, some of the smartest thinkers of our time warn that the runaway national security state, and the endless war and surveillance that underpins it, is creating a more perilous world.<p>So why aren't these issues being discussed by the 2016 presidential candidates? How come new …

How Google thinks it can knock one of Oracle's main technologies off the charts

Amazon uses Java. So does Netflix, and Bank of America, and just about every other website out there. Android apps are written in Java. Even Minecraft uses a whole bunch of Java.<p>According to the Red Monk rankings and TIOBE Index, which stand as the more-or-less definitive rankings of programming …

Java

Merkel accuses Greece of breaking pledges despite 'unprecedented help'

German chancellor tells Bundestag the Greek government failed to honour commitments made with lenders to implement structural reforms<p>Angela Merkel has delivered an unusually sharp rebuke to the Greek government, accusing it of failing to implement necessary structural reforms while insisting a …