Mariana Castillo

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Pentagon Confirms Russia Build Up in Syria

U.S. news<p>The Pentagon acknowledged Monday that Russia has been building up a military base in Syria.<p>Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis said that the U.S. has seen a "continued steady flow" of equipment and people for the past week and a half.<p>Davis would not say how many people or give …

Russia

Deadly explosions hit Syria's Hasakah

Syrian state TV says two car bomb attacks have killed at least 20 people in city regularly targeted by ISIL fighters.<p>At least 20 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, state television reported.<p>The broadcaster said they were killed in a blast in …

Human Rights

EU leaders discuss plans for migrant camps in Italy, Greece and north Africa

Plans endorsed by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, would see facilities built to register and fingerprint migrants will be set up on mainland Europe<p>New refugee camps will be built in Greece, Italy and north Africa to address the migrant crisis, under plans being considered by European Union leaders …

Mexico asks Egypt to investigate tourist deaths

President says 14 compatriots among those involved in incident in which Egyptian forces mistakenly killed 12 people.<p>Mexico has asked Egypt to swiftly investigate why tourists were mistakenly targeted in what witnesses describe as an air strike that left at least two Mexicans dead and six …

Mexico City

Yemeni forces and Arab allies make gains in Marib

Yemeni forces backed by troops and air cover from the Arab coalition have made advances against rebels in the third day of a military offensive in Marib province.<p>Forces allied to exiled-President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday took two strategic hills from Houthi fighters.<p>Supported by coalition …

U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

Woman jailed for helping online lover travel from UK to Syria

UK security and counter-terrorism,Syria,UK news,Middle East and North Africa,World news,London,Birmingham<p>Angela Shafiq receives 15-month sentence for encouraging Mohammed Ahmed, whom she had never met, to join Islamist rebels<p>A woman has been jailed for 15 months for helping a man she had never met …

In Russia, A 'Show Of Force' As The Military Tries To Modernize

Russia has been displaying its military might lately, with war games and weapons shows. Even though his country is the midst of a recession, President Vladimir Putin is pushing ahead with a costly plan to modernize the military.<p>Top U.S. and NATO officials have identified Russia's war-making …

Polish military urges caution in search of rumored Nazi gold train site

Polish military experts planning to examine the site where a Nazi "gold train" may have gone missing during World War II have urged authorities to first clear the thickly forested area in case it contains booby traps or volatile weapons.<p>New theories that the train may contain dangerous cargo have …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Charlie Hebdo

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

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