Wars & Rumours

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How Obama Ushered in the New Age of Christian Martyrdom

Everywhere that U.S. leadership helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of "democracy and freedom," indigenous Christian …

Syria conflict: Russia violation of Turkish airspace 'no accident'

<b>Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident", Nato has said.</b><p>Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia had not provided "any real explanation" of the violation, which "lasted for a long time."<p>Russia says Saturday's incursion was brief and due to bad …

Israel eager to put rift with Obama over Iran deal in past, Netanyahu says

Prime minister tells US television that the two governments must now work to contain Iranian aggression in the region.<p>US President Barack Obama (L) …

South Asia

Russia-Israel military coordination talks on Syria to open Tuesday

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Russian military delegation will visit Israel on Tuesday for two days of talks on how the countries can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in Syria, an Israeli military officer said.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir …

Saudi offer to build 200 mosques in Germany for Syrian migrants is slammed as 'cynical' because the Kingdom has not offered to take any refugees themselves

• <b>Saudi Arabian King Salman will fund construction programme in Germany</b>• <b><br>Politicians say the offer is 'cynical' because of the nation's foreign</b> …

Republican 2016 hopeful Cruz says letting Syrian refugees into US is 'nothing short of crazy'

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press<p>KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz on Monday called the Obama administration's plan …

Thousands of Syrian refugees rush to Greek island of Lesbos

The Greek island of Lesbos, a quiet Aegean isle known for its olive oil and ouzo, has seen a drastic transformation as thousands of Syrian refugees …

North Africa

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pacific countries agree to historic trade pact

<b>Washington, DC:</b> After eight years of negotiations, 12 Pacific-rim nations - including Australia - have agreed upon the largest free-trade agreement …

Economy

NATO warns Russia over airspace violations from Syria

1 / 5<p>Turkey says its jet fighters intercepted a Russian fighter plane that violated its air space near the Syrian border over the weekend, forcing it …

Russia says Turkish airspace violation 'a mistake,' Turkish media report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey said it intercepted a Russian jet that violated its airspace over the weekend.<p>The country called in the Russian ambassador and lodged a strong condemnation of the violation, Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.<p>"The Russian Federation will be responsible for any …

Middle East

Obama authorizes resupply of Syrian opposition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama authorized the resupply of Syrian Kurds and the Arab-Syrian opposition as part of a strategy to put pressure on ISIS from the north and strengthen the border, according to two senior administration officials.<p>The approval came at a National Security Council …

Middle East

When The Pentagon Comes Knocking: An Open Letter To Silicon Valley

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, has made two trips to Silicon Valley this year, but has only spoken directly to his counterpart in Russia once in the same period — despite NATO being on its highest possible alert level.<p>That’s how serious the Pentagon is about courting Silicon Valley …

UN delay could open door to robot wars, say experts

Observers say UK and US are seeking to water down agreement so that any autonomous weapons deployed before talks conclude will be beyond reach of ban<p>The United Nations has been warned that its protracted negotiations over the future of lethal autonomous weapons – or “killer robots” – are moving too …

The TPP trade deal is big, complex and controversial. Here's what it all means for business and consumers.

<b>What is it?</b> A 12 country trade pact that accounts for 40 per cent of world GDP which goes beyond traditional tariff cutting to embrace a new trade …

ISIS is exploiting a crucial weakness in Turkey that lets them walk 'free'

REUTERS/Murad SezerTurkish soldiers stand guard near the Mursitpinar border gate in Suruc in Sanliurfa province as smoke rises in the Syrian town of …

Nato shows its teeth to Russia with elaborate Baltic training exercise

Mock landing in Poland, just over 100 miles from Russian naval hub Kaliningrad, is an exhibition of allied strength but some say it could send a dangerous signal<p>Dozens of Nato landing craft churned through the Baltic’s grey waters. Further out at sea, huge warships – the US’s San Antonio, Britain’s …

The Chinese Stock Meltdown That Makes the Greece Saga Look Trivial

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Stock Markets

Attack halts flow in natural gas pipeline from Iran to Turkey

ANKARA (Reuters) - Saboteurs attacked a pipeline carrying natural gas from Iran to Turkey in Turkey’s eastern province of Agri late on Monday, halting the flow, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and state gas company Botas said.<p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore …

North Africa

Russia to UN: We are claiming 463,000 square miles of the Arctic

The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea shelf extending more than 350 nautical miles (about 650 kilometers) from the shore.<p>Russia, the U.S., Canada, Denmark and Norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction …

Russia

There are alarming consequences to stopping the Iran nuclear deal

The fate of the nuclear deal with Iran appears to be in some jeopardy.<p>Key democrats in Congress - most notably New York Senator Chuck Schumer - have recently announced that they would vote to reject the agreement.<p>Passage of the agreement is far from a done deal, with more than two dozen Senate …

South Asia

US questions Russia over moves in Syria

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has expressed US concern over reports of Russia's enhanced military build-up in Syria in a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, according to the US state department.<p>The phone call came a day after media reports quoted US officials as describing an …

Middle East

3 Pacific Cyclones, A Hurricane off Africa: What's Going On?

The weather seems to be going haywire, with three simultaneous category 4 cyclones in the Pacific and what could be the easternmost hurricane to make landfall in the Atlantic.<p>Three cyclones—Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena—are currently tearing it up in the central Pacific. On Sunday, all of them were a …

Weather

China shows off secret 'carrier-killer' missile at Victory Day parade

As anticipated, China trotted out its Dongfeng-21D, or DF-21D, anti-ship missile at its Victory Day parade on Thursday.<p>Dongfeng translates to "East …

US military's joint staff hacked as officials point the finger at Russia

Unclassified email access for about 2,500 civilian and uniformed personnel severely restricted since late July but rest of Pentagon appears unaffected<p>Russia is the leading suspect in a sophisticated cyber-attack on the unclassified email network of the US military’s joint staff that prompted the …

You can hack this high-tech rifle

It was only a matter of time before someone would figure out how to hack TrackingPoint's Wi-Fi-connected smart rifle.<p>TrackingPoint makes an expensive smart rifle that easily lets novices hit targets a half mile away. It lets you digitally "tag" a target, then locks the trigger until the gun is …

Security

Inside Obama's Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Can your city survive the apocalypse?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was heralded as a wake-up call for the U.S., a catastrophe that illustrated the scale of the threat from natural disasters, and the inadequacy of preparations.<p>But for all the earnest talk of 'learning lessons' that followed, no grand …

CNN

Big Rip will end the universe, scientists claim

Big Bang is how it all began for the universe – Big Rip is how it will end, new research claims to show<p>A group of scientists claim to have evidence supporting the Big Rip theory, explaining how the universe will end – in 22 billion years.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, …

Physics