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With Xi’s Power Grab, China Joins New Era of Strongmen

BEIJING — There was a time, not so long ago, when a Chinese leader setting himself up as ruler for life would have stirred international condemnation for bucking the global trend toward greater democracy. Now, such an action seems fully in keeping with moves by many countries in the other direction.<p>…

Political Science

Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding

Once again, Moscow is winking at a long-shot breakaway movement in the U.S.<p>On a sunny late September day, a trio of tourists gathered on Moscow’s Red Square. Well-dressed, carrying a Russian flag, the visitors bunched in front of the Kremlin’s walls to snap a selfie. Like so many others before, the …

Trump and Vladimir Putin to hold summit 'within weeks'

Donald Trump’s first foreign trip is to be to Iceland for a summit with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, according to reports.<p>In a move that echoes Ronald Reagan’s cold war meeting in Reykjavik with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986, Trump and his team have reportedly told British officials that the …

Donald Trump

Russia deploys warships near Crimea as Ukraine fires missiles in air defence drill

Russia has put air defence units on alert and deployed warships along the west coast of Crimea after the Ukrainian military fired surface to air missiles over the Black Sea in a show of strength military that has riled the Kremlin.<p>The Ukrainian military fired 16 surface to air missiles in drills in …

Russia

Artificial Intelligence Invades the Home ... In Toys

The first thing I learned about Cozmo is that it doesn't like to stay put very long. Roused from slumber, the little robot's face illuminates, and it …

German Scientists Are Sending A Robot To The Apollo 17 Landing Site, To Disprove Moon Landing Truthers

Despite the fact that everyone from the Mythbusters to Buzz “Punch-Out” Aldrin has shot them down, moon landing conspiracy theories just will not die. So a bunch of Germans, sick to death of hearing about them, are going to disprove them by sending a robot to the moon to explore the lunar landing …

You can't hide from government hacking

The FBI will now find it easier to hack your computer no matter where you are.<p>Thank -- or blame -- a controversial shift in how judges issue search warrants.<p>The change, effective Thursday, affects Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which are proposed by the US Department of Justice …

Surveillance

Both The US And UK Have Made It A Lot Easier Now To Spy On Their Own Citizens

A rule is set to go into effect in the US on Thursday that would give the government vast hacking powers, while the British government just passed legislation that legalized mass surveillance.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — It’s been a bad week for privacy and surveillance advocates in the US and UK. On Thursday, …

The case of the desperately ill spy and the untraceable poison

It sounds like the stuff of Bond films, but 10 years ago the tragic case of ‘Edwin Carter’ presented doctors and police with exactly this scenario<p>On the afternoon of 3 November 2006 Edwin Carter arrived at Barnet Hospital, London, in an ambulance. He was vomiting, had bloody diarrhoea, and was in a …

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Can America and Russia Both Be Great Again?

Why the Trump-Putin bromance might not last<p>All signs seem to point to a budding bromance between the American president-elect and the Russian president. Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin as a strong leader, proposed reconciling with Russia so they can fight terrorism together, raised doubts …

Russia

Inside the textbooks ISIS uses to indoctrinate children

The terrorist group administers schools and has even created its own curriculum and textbooks to educate the next generation of jihadis.<p>A new report from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Jacob Olidort examined ISIS textbooks to show how the militants spread their message to some of …

Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

One of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques.<p>The Codex Selden, a book of concertina-folded pages made out of a five-metre strip of deerhide, is one of a handful of illustrated …

Archaeology

Here's how Russia escalated the dangerous game in Ukraine

While Americans are distracted by an increasingly chaotic presidential campaign, half a world away, Russian troops are massing along the border of Ukraine again suggesting the possibility of a new escalation of the violence that has raged there since Moscow's invasion of Crimea in 2014.<p>On …

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An August Surprise from Russia?

Russia<p>An August Surprise from Russia?<p>Noah Rothman / Aug. 10, 2016<p>A<p>For weeks, Russian and Ukrainian forces have been staring each other down from …

Jusqu'où ira le virage sécuritaire en Allemagne ?

Le ministre de l'Intérieur, Thomas de Maizière, détaillera jeudi un catalogue de mesures destinées à lutter contre le terrorisme. Un deuxième …

War turns Ukraine into 'supermarket' for illegal weapons

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kiev, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic pistol …

Hackers arrested after stealing more than 30 Jeeps in Texas

<i>This article has been updated with comments from FCA.</i><p>It seems the news regarding vehicle hacking continues to get worse, especially when it comes to products from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Last year, a Jeep Cherokee in St. Louis, Missouri, was wirelessly hacked from Pittsburgh. Nissan had to shut …

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Still green but still suffering: Brazil's Amazon rainforest takes the stage at Rio opening ceremony

<i>In this Sept. 15, 2009 photo, a deforested area is seen near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para. The Brazilian Amazon is arguably the world's biggest natural defense against global warming, acting as a "sink," or absorber, of carbon dioxide. But it is also a great contributor to</i> …

Here's How Much Your Social Security Number Is Worth on the Dark Web

If you’ve ever wondered how much your Social Security number is worth, here’s a hint: About as much as your password to a pornographic …

Syria 'toxic attack': Aleppo rebels accused by Russia

<b>The Russian military says it has informed the US that it believes rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo have deployed "toxic substances".</b><p>Syrian state media says toxic gas was contained in shells that rebels have been firing at government-held areas in the divided city.<p>Russian news agency Interfax …

Meteorologists say Earth's 'fever rises'

The American Meteorologist Society published the State of the Climate report for 2015, and the findings are pretty alarming. Numerous records were broken, such as the highest temperature on record and the highest amount of carbon dioxide in the air.<p>This is the 26th annual State of the Climate, …

Australian govt accused of ‘deliberately inflicting suffering’ & abuse on refugees

Human rights groups have blasted the Australian government for its treatment of refugees who were sent to the Pacific island of Nauru, saying few …

The US flew strategic bombers near to Russia in a Cold War-style exercise

Dubbed "Polar Roar" the latest US show of force saw bombers flying to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in a Cold War-style exercise.<p>One B-52H Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, two B-52Hs from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, and two B-2A Spirits from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman …

This free app is fighting human trafficking, 4 pictures at a time

The dark underbelly of society is not something we like to think about — much less talk about — but it’s there. An app named TraffickCam shines a light on human trafficking, and lets you intervene without getting involved.<p>After downloading the app, all you have to do is snap four pictures of a …

Russia moves toward alarming new counter-terrorism law

The lower house of Russia's parliament has passed so-called anti-terrorism legislation that would allow steep prison sentences for dissent, and require ISPs and phone companies to store huge amounts of communications for long periods of time, <i>The Guardian</i> reports. The "Yarovaya law" would also make …

The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil

Fearing a Russian invasion, the U.S. and Britain were prepared to ravage the region’s oil industry—and even considered going nuclear.<p>On a cool summer day in London in 1951, an American CIA officer told three British oil executives about a top-secret U.S. government plan. The goal was to ravage the …