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French election: 3 key things to know about Sunday's vote

The French are heading to the polls on Sunday to decide on President François Hollande's successor.<p>In the wake of Brexit and the election of U.S. …

North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier | Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.<p>The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson …

Ukip candidate Gisella Allen says she would bring back the death penalty by guillotine

A Ukip candidate for Glasgow Council has said she would like to see the death penalty reintroduced and suggested the guillotine might be a better …

United Kingdom

Everyone should read John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Just minutes later, the pair of Marines guarding a gate in Ramadi, Iraq, were staring down a large blue truck packed with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They could have sought cover, like an Iraqi policeman on the scene who ran away and lived.<p>Instead, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale …

AI-powered diagnostic device takes out Tricorder XPrize

Launched in 2012, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize tasked competing teams with developing a portable and versatile medical diagnostics machine that …

Against all odds, a leftist soars in French election polls

LILLE, FRANCE — A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.<p>In the latest plot twist in France’s highly contentious presidential election, Mélenchon — an outspoken 65-year-old leftist who often appears on the campaign trail via hologram and who has pitched his proposal to …

Europe

British MPs call for Assad's wife to lose citizenship

UK lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife of her British citizenship, for supporting her husband's regime during the country's ongoing war.<p>The Liberal Democrats' foreign affairs spokesman, MP Tom Brake, on Sunday accused Assad of using her …

Middle East

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations …

US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior US official tells CNN.<p>The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in …

Middle East

Russia's Lavrov warns US over Syria in heated start to talks

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations with Moscow are at a low point after meetings in Russia that seemed to do little to bridge a deepening diplomatic divide over a chemical attack in Syria.<p>Relations are "at a low point, there is a low level of trust between our …

Middle East

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet | Salon.com

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian and author of the book "Sapiens", which provides a sprawling and incisive historical account of our species. His new book, "Homo Deus," offers a similar expansive view of our future. In a recent TED Dialogue, Harari explored the need for a change in both our …

Boris Johnson threatens Russia with fresh sanctions over support for 'toxic' Assad regime in Syria

Russia faces being hit with new international sanctions amid soaring tensions in the wake of the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria.<p>Spearheading …

Middle East

Inside the tense closed-door UN Security Council deliberations on Syria

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The US missile strikes in Syria Thursday night exploded just as the UN Security Council in New York concluded a closed-door debate on Syria so heated one council diplomat said "there was blood on the floor."<p>The Security Council -- the group of 15 countries charged with protecting …

Elon Musk Has Announced a New Goal for SpaceX, and It's Utterly Revolutionary

Leading the Revolution<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX is currently basking in the light of its latest achievement. The company succeeded in starting a spaceflight …

Space Travel

Russia sends 2 additional warships to Syria amid tensions over US cruise missile strike

Russia sent two corvettes, an oiler, and a tug boat to the Eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Syria days after two US Navy ships fired 59 cruise missiles at an airfield controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a defense official told the US Naval Institute.<p>The ships should reach the area …

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but …

Watch This Cat Lose Its Mind After Faced With An Optical Illusion

Apparently what cannot be understood must be destroyed.<p>What could be more entertaining than a cat and a laser pointer? Apparently, a cat and some cleverly applied ink on paper.<p>A curious cat was filmed absolutely losing its mind after catching sight of an optical illusion, prompting it to declare …

Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

A Russian warship has entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea Friday and is heading toward the two U.S. Navy destroyers that launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned.<p>The Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the …

Russia just suspended key military agreements with the US — raising the risk of war

Following the US's strike on a Syrian military airfield and nearby infrastructure, Russia announced its departure from two key agreements that sought to minimize the risk of conflict between US-led coalition forces and Russian and Syrian forces.<p>The Russia Foreign Ministry announced that it …

An Atmosphere Has Been Detected Around an Earth-Like Exoplanet For The First Time

This is pretty huge.<p>Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like exoplanet called Gliese 1132b (GJ 1132b for short), which is located …

Trump launches military strike against Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.<p>On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home …

Middle East

What military options does Trump have in Syria?

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump faces perhaps his toughest foreign policy challenge yet amid calls for the United States to take a stand following a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria that killed scores of civilians.<p>Trump said that Tuesday's attack "crossed a lot of lines" for him and …

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Attacked North Korea?

A timeline of a disastrous end to one of the world's longest-simmering crises.<p>"North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment."<p>That terse and ominous statement from Secretary of State Rex …

Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World

The Way of the Beeper<p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain zapping helps US Navy SEALs learn faster

The Navy wants soldiers who can concentrate better and learn faster, and it's looking at a controversial piece of tech to do that: transcranial electrical stimulation. It has been testing a passive brain-stimulating device from Halo Neuroscience with "a small group of volunteers" from SEAL Team …

Russia and Iran's behavior is hinting at a new Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet for the eighth time in four years from March 27 to 29. According to the Tehran Times, both sides are "preparing more than ten documents for signing" on various economic and political issues.<p>The meeting, set in …

Are Russia And The US Going To War? Putin Orders More Drafted Troops

With NATO member countries already on edge because of the bloc's recent military maneuvers, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on …

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My country has suffered terribly from the Kremlin’s obsession with restoring Soviet hegemony. But the entire security of Europe and the west is at stake<br>• A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland<br>• Vladimir Putin has one reliable set of allies: Russia’s iron ladies<p>Over the …

Russia