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David Cameron calls on Nato to rethink Russia relationship

<b>Nato needs to rethink its long-term relationship with Russia, which views the alliance as "an adversary", Prime Minister David Cameron has warned.</b><p>He said there has to be a "robust presence" in eastern Europe because of Russia's "illegal" actions in Ukraine.<p>In a letter to other Nato leaders ahead of …

Russia

The hidden hands behind East-West tug of war in Ukraine | US & Canada

News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on Russia have been met with a general "it's about time" from the world. Nobody outside Russia, it seems, has trouble roundly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for fuelling this …

Ukraine crisis: Rebel adviser 'admits executions'

<b>A senior adviser to rebels in eastern Ukraine has confirmed that extrajudicial killings have been carried out "to prevent chaos".</b><p>Igor Druz told the BBC such "executions" sent an important signal to the rest of the rebel forces.<p>He also said Ukraine's government was a "terrorist" organisation, …

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U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its response to Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.<p>"The Defense Department …

Roads Fraught With Danger for Ukrainians Fleeing Siege

The insurgent stronghold of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe as a siege by government troops has seen water, electricity and food supplies cut off. Hazards including destroyed bridges and unexploded shells and mines create routes fraught with risks for …

Roads

US calls Israeli attack on UN school 'disgraceful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared Sunday it is "appalled" by Israel's "disgraceful" attack on a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza.<p>In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier Sunday, which …

Meet HelloWorld, An Easier Way To Share Your Location With Friends

Three years ago, Ernestine Fu was sitting at the iconic Philz coffee shop in Palo Alto studying for her Stanford exams. She tweeted about it, wondering if any of her friends were studying nearby. A few minutes later a stranger who had seen the tweet interrupted her to pitch his company.<p>Talking …

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Is 'Potentially More Dangerous Than Nukes'

He doesn't appear to have been exaggerating.<p>In a Tweet last night, Musk said this:<p>Bostrom is Nick Bostrom, the founder of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. That group recently partnered with a new group at Cambridge, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, to study how things like …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

Artificial Intelligence