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Beijing-Moscow Denounce Washington​'s South ​​China Sea​ Resolve

China and Russia have agreed on the need to limit U.S. influence in the Asia Pacific Region . On Friday, following bilateral talks in Beijing Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi expressed opposition to the U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system in South …

China

Islamic State: Putin says Assad 'could work with rebels against IS'

<b>Vladimir Putin has suggested the Syrian government could be ready to work with rebel groups that are willing to fight against the so-called Islamic State.</b><p>Mr Putin said he had asked President Bashar al-Assad how he would view such a force during his surprise visit to Moscow on Tuesday.<p>"He answered: …

Middle East

EU net neutrality up for a vote next week: Here’s how to fix the proposal

On Tuesday, October 27, the European Parliament will vote in Strasbourg on rules that are supposed to protect net neutrality in the EU. The proposed …

Net Neutrality

Homesick Snowden lays out new allegations against GCHQ

Edward Snowden has said British spies can hack into mobile phones using text messages. The whistleblower also said he has offered to serve prison …

Syria rebels seek unity against Russian 'occupation'

Dozens of Syrian rebel groups have called for unity in response to Russian air strikes and vowed to attack Russian forces in Syria.<p>Forty-one groups, including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction and some units fighting under the Free Syrian Army, condemned "the Russian-Iranian alliance occupying …

Middle East

Milky Way’s black hole is more active!

The black hole at the Milky Way’s heart recently blasted out 10 times its normal rate of X-ray flares. Is it due to the close passage of a …

Black Holes

Russians, Syrians and Iranians setting up military coordination cell in Baghdad

EXCLUSIVE: Russian, Syrian and Iranian military commanders have set up a coordination cell in Baghdad in recent days to try to begin working with Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State, Fox News has learned.<p>Western intelligence sources say the coordination cell includes low-level …

Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have</i> …

Half Of The Ocean's Population Disappeared In The Past 45 Years

Where have all the tuna gone, and where are all the cod?<p>Life isn't always better under the sea.<p>A combination of overfishing and environmental changes have cut the population of the worlds oceans nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.<p>The report, which looked at 1,234 …

Conservation

Japanese Lawmakers Brawl As Contentious Military Bill Advances

These new policies would be a stark shift from the nation's pacifistic constitution.<p>Japan's ruling party pushed forward bills allowing the military to fight overseas for the first time since World War II, Reuters reported.<p>The move had been highly contested, with both opposition leaders and …

Human Rights

Russia seen as expanding support for Syria's Assad

Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at an airfield at the centre of a military build-up in Syria, according to two US officials.<p>The officials said on Monday in Washington DC that the intentions of Russia's latest deployment of heavy military equipment to President Bashar al-Assad's army …

Middle East

German industries have an economic case to welcome refugees

"If we can integrate them quickly into the jobs market, we'll be helping the refugees, but also helping ourselves as well," the head of the powerful BDI industry federation, Ulrich Grillo, said this week.<p>For the countless Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans fleeing war and oppression in their home …

Low oil price forces Saudi Arabia to cut spending amid record budget shortfalls

The world's largest oil explorer is facing an unprecedented budget crunch after crude prices dropped by more than half in a year to below $50 a barrel<p>Saudi Arabia will cut spending and issue more bonds as it faces a record budget shortfall due to falling oil prices, the finance minister said on …

US warns Russia against additional aid to Assad amid new violence

Unconfirmed reports about Russia possibly planning to expand its military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad has prompted a warning from the U.S. that such actions could lead to a clash with coalition forces.<p>The State Department issued a statement after Secretary of State John Kerry called …

Bomb Iran? Maybe Not a Good Idea

As the critical vote on the Iranian nuclear deal nears, politicians of all ilk keep calling for military action against Iran as the alternative. The necessity appears to be more driven by the need to curry favor with Israel, than any other reason. John McCain thought it was cute when he publicly …

The Ice War Cometh? Russia makes play for Arctic, Obama seeks more Coast Guard icebreakers

While visiting Alaska and becoming the first American president to enter the Arctic Circle, President Obama announced Tuesday he would speed up the acquisition of icebreakers to help the U.S. Coast Guard navigate an area that Russia and China increasingly see as a new frontier.<p>The announcement is …

Gaza could soon become uninhabitable, UN report predicts

A hard-hitting new United Nations report says Gaza could become uninhabitable in less than five years if current economic and population trends continue.<p>It cites what it describes as the “de-development” of the blockaded coastal strip, which is at present home to some 1.8 million Palestinians but …

Israel

Fossilized Human-Sized Sea Scorpion Found In Meteorite Crater

If you sea scorpion, say scorpion<p>If you think scorpions are scary today, be very glad that you weren't around 467 million years ago. Today, these stealthy stingers are found on land, but back then, scorpion ancestors ruled the seas.<p>In a study published today in <i>BMC Evolutionary Biology</i>, scientists …

Paleontology

Device Revives Disembodied Hearts That Have Stopped Beating

It could save a lot of lives<p>There are two ways you can die, from a transplant surgeon’s point of view. Your brain could die while your heart continues beating, or your heart could fail, starving the rest of your body of oxygen. It used to be that only the former could donate their organs—because if …

Clinical Trials

Medical specialists urge more debate on gene-editing technology | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Medical researchers called on Wednesday for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the potential to create “designer babies”.<p>The technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, allows scientists to edit virtually any gene they target, including in human …

Genetics

‘God Particle’: New CERN Experiments Shed More Light on Higgs Boson

GENEVA -- After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, said Tuesday two experiments that previously helped …

Physics

Current El Nino climate event 'among the strongest'

<b>The current El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>The event occurs when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world.<p>Researchers say parts of the Pacific are …

Republicans Like Obama's Ideas Better When They Think They're Donald Trump's

A new poll shows how much Americans' policy opinions depend on the politician endorsing them.<p>Figuring out what the public really thinks isn't always an exact science, as anyone who's seen two polls touting completely contradictory results can affirm.<p>One reason for that: most Americans, regardless …

Republicans

Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - A fragile truce between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists appeared to be holding on Tuesday as both sides made a renewed effort to silence their guns and make the much-abused ceasefire work.<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) greets Austrian diplomat and …

Russia

Kuwait charges 'terror cell tied to Iran and Hezbollah'

Kuwait has charged 26 people, suspected of links to Iran's government and the Lebanese movement Hezbollah, with plotting attacks against the Gulf state, according to the Kuwait state news agency Kuna.<p>The men were charged on Tuesday with "spying for the Islamic republic of Iran and Hezbollah to …

South Asia

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