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Bill Kristol: Mike Pence's remarks on Mueller part of a strategy

Morning Joe<p>Over 500 children remain separated from families<p>06:01<p>WH offers no names for Trump's anonymous sources<p>06:48<p>Trump takes credit for canceling …

Donald Trump

The secret app that gives Syrian civilians minutes to escape airstrikes

BEIRUT — When a Syrian warplane gathers speed along the runway, seconds from takeoff and minutes from action, a covert race to save civilian life begins.<p>It starts in nearby Syrian hills with a single flight spotter and his cellphone. Moments later, details of the flight are beamed to a server …

Middle East

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies

The former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his family and foundation announced on Saturday.<p>The Ghanaian was the seventh secretary general and served for two terms between 1997 and 2006. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work …

Africa

Things got ugly when a Republican strategist accused a former CIA analyst of earning 'more money' with his security clearance

Former CIA analyst Philip Mudd got into a heated argument with Republican strategist Paris Dennard on Friday, after Dennard suggested Mudd made "more money" from consulting firms because of his security clearance.<p>"Your contracts and your consulting gigs pay you a lot more money because of the …

Donald Trump

Astronomers spot an exoplanet so hot it has iron and titanium in its atmosphere

When it comes to heat in our Solar System, Mercury takes the top crown, at least as far as planets are concerned. You wouldn’t last more than a few …

Universe

You should be watching: Sunshine (2007)

When I watched Alex Garland’s <i>Annihilation</i> for the first time, I was blown away. I’d read the book by Jeff Vandermeer and enjoyed it wholeheartedly, …

Science Fiction

Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America’s most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after …

Donald Trump

Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.

VIENNA — The raids came without warning, surprising even the intelligence operatives whose job is to never be caught off guard.<p>On the morning of Feb. 28, police stormed offices of Austria’s main domestic intelligence agency and carted off some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets in open crates …

Europe

Donald Trump Committed Impeachable Offense By Tampering With Manafort Jury, Political Analyst Claims

David Atkins said that Trump could be impeached for words directed at the Manafort jury.<p>Donald Trump may have just committed an impeachable offense …

Donald Trump

UN chief proposes military force to protect Palestinians

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday presented four options aimed at boosting the protection of Palestinians in the West Bank …

Israel

Fortnite isn’t addicting your kids — it’s just giving them what society won’t

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world by storm and has parents asking whether the shooter game is OK for kids.<p>The short answer is yes, Fortnite is fine. Furthermore, parents can breathe …

Kids

‘CNN’: Trump May Have Accidentally Connected The Dots For Mueller By Tying Brennan Clearance To Russia Probe

Has Donald Trump entrapped himself? According to a 'CNN' analysis, he has.<p>President Donald Trump may be doing special counsel Robert Mueller’s job …

Donald Trump

How Trump’s security-clearance gambit could actually get him in deeper trouble with Mueller

<i>This post has been updated with the Ohr news.</i><p>President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. And he’s anxious to do the same for others -- despite pushback from a bipartisan group of former top intelligence officials. The White House has already listed nine …

Donald Trump

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Nutrition

Revoking Clearance, Trump Aims Presidential Power at Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — For more than a year, law enforcement officials have repeatedly rebuffed President Trump’s efforts to use the power of his office to derail the Russia investigation. Stymied, Mr. Trump is lashing out in other ways against an investigation that he clearly hates or fears.<p>The president …

Donald Trump

This exchange between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Cuomo is our current politics in a nutshell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and the current public face of President Donald Trump's legal team, sat down for an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night. It was contentious -- if generally friendly -- and ended with this exchange:<p><i>CUOMO: I think it's a little</i> …

Donald Trump

Scientists Drastically Sped Up Production of a Mineral That Harvests CO2

We need to do something about all this CO2.<p>If we’re going to have any hope of reversing the troubling trend of years that get steadily hotter on …

Climate Change

Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

WASHINGTON — President Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic. The president threatened to do the same to other former national security officials who …

Donald Trump

Russia exerts growing clout in Middle East as it begins patrols in Golan Heights

Russian military police have begun patrolling the demilitarised zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, highlighting Moscow's increasing clout as a Middle Eastern power broker following its intervention in the civil war there.<p>“The Russian military police are pioneers in renewing patrols …

Middle East

Mineral created in lab that can remove CO2 pollution from atmosphere

Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesite, in a lab that can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, offering a potential strategy …

Trent University

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure at The Edge of Our Solar System

Oooooh.<p>Way out past Pluto, in the region of asteroid-filled space known as the Kuiper belt, NASA probe New Horizons just got a tantalising hint of a …

Solar Wind

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Will Privacy First Be The New Normal? An Interview With Privacy Guru, Ann Cavoukian

<i>This is a two-part series that explores the rise of Privacy by Design (PbD) from the basic framework, to its inclusion in the GDPR, to its application in business practices and infrastructure especially in the wake of Artificial Intelligence.</i><p><i>We had the pleasure of sitting down with Ann Cavoukian,</i> …

Privacy

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

A year after Charlottesville, Washington braces for another white nationalist protest

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Approximately two dozen white nationalists rallied in the nation's capital on Sunday, one year after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one person dead and elevated racial tensions in America.<p>But they were vastly outnumbered by throngs of counterprotesters.<p>The showing …

Rights & Freedoms

Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Vladimir Putin met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US.<p>But they were not meeting to publicly agree a united response to the act of “economic warfare”, as Russia described the …

South Asia

Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

BOSTON -- Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. ...

Robotics

Syrian rebels build an army with Turkish help, face challenges

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - A "National Army" being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkey's help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al-Assad's recovery of the northwest - if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition.<p>The effort is at the heart of plans by …

Middle East