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Evidence mounts that the Russian government may be using the UK and US as a 'killing ground' to eliminate its enemies

LONDON — Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: the great city of London, the bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and other foes of President Vladimir Putin, it has become lethal.<p>The latest victims near death's door are …

Putin: The New Tsar review – a portrait of a lonely, lying narcissist

It was 2006, not long since Vladimir Putin had passed a new law allowing the KGB to kill traitors outside Russia, and soon after Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned after visiting a London sushi bar. Mikheil Saakashvili, the then president of Georgia, remembers being at a banquet with Putin and …

Russia

Pentagon considers scrapping programme that recruits highly skilled immigrants to US armed forces

The Pentagon is considering ending a programme that allows immigrants with sought-after skills to join the American armed forces in return for an accelerated path to US citizenship, according to several reports.<p>The programme was set up in 2009 to try to find additional numbers of recruits with …

Military

How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware

NEW YORK (AP) — Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware — malicious software that locks up photos and …

6 trigger points: How the conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war

<b>(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File))</b><p>The United States’ next ground war in the Middle East might erupt without warning<p>Jefferson Morley<p>June 28, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The long-simmering conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war. The …

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, …

5 Ways to Learn Faster

To become a high performer, you have to learn faster. How do you do that?<p>Let me tell you first what <i>not</i> to do, because a lot of people just jump in …

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

One Chart That Explains How the U.S. Marines Fight

More than just naval infantry, the service fights in the air and on land…from the sea.<p>The U.S. Marine Corps was founded in 1775 to conduct ship to ship fighting and amphibious warfare. In the more than two hundred years since, the Marines have evolved into America's crisis response force.<p>A typical …

Military

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

7 Ways to Turn Your Life Around

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you could get just one thing through your head, life would be so much better it would turn your whole world upside down. No kidding.<p>Before I tell you what that one thing is, I need to set the mood. Have you ever had an epiphany where …

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

Emotional Intelligence

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

The #1 Way To Have a Happier, Longer Life

Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple …

Bernie Sanders As A Democratic Capitalist

Not surprisingly, there is no more important issue to me than the economy. Not only are there obvious benefits to growth in terms of material comforts, but it is also conducive to the creation of a society in which people are tolerant, generous, and cooperative. When folks struggle, they are prone …

Middle-class

Signature policy initiative for the president is set to fall short of its goals as the state with the biggest nuclear arsenal stays away from the Washington meeting<p>When Barack Obama welcomes more than 50 world leaders to Washington on Thursday ahead of his fourth and final nuclear security summit, …

National Security

Nine Reasons Dubai Could Be The Most Important City Of The 21st Century

Some cities seem to encapsulate a particular moment in time. Dubai, right now, seems to represent three moments, one more important than the other two. First, one of the last gasps of the oil culture; second, the rise of business as a way to govern society. And third, and most significantly, the …

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II.<p>Among the many who tried - and failed - to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his …

Immigration

Lessons From The Ancient Chinese Text You Never Knew You Needed

What is "the Tao," exactly?<p>The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text that puts forth a set of practices and guidelines for living in utter flow with the universe. What that means in practice, though, is not always clear. And the text, itself, contains some confounding gems of wisdom.<p>Consider this …

Genetic history of Europeans revealed

<b>A study of ancient DNA has shed new light on European genetic history.</b><p>It confirms that farming spread across Europe due to the influx of ancient people from what is now eastern Turkey.<p>Many modern Europeans owe their taller stature to these early farmers - and a later influx of Bronze Age "horsemen" …

Justin Trudeau is making wrong assumptions about China’s economy

<i>Gordon Chang is the author of</i> The Coming Collapse of China<i>.</i><p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time this month and promised to renew the relationship between Canada and China.<p>"I'm well aware we have an opportunity to set a fresh approach in our relationship …

5 Workouts for When You Just Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Because you can't PR every single day<p>The other day, I felt like crap but had heavy deadlifts on the menu.<p>I did my first warmup set of 10 reps and I knew right away that it would not be my best pulling day.<p>So I did my two remaining warmup sets, and then moved onto some speed and technique work at …

Exercise

Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout the ages, coffee has been called a virtue and a vice for our health. The latest study comes down in favor of virtue: It says that drinking coffee, whether regular or decaf, could reduce the risk of death.<p>Researchers started with data from surveys of adults in the United States …

Coffee

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove …