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A Trade War With China May Be Inevitable

The interests of the U.S. and China are set to collide, for the simple reason that the Chinese recognize that they find themselves in a profoundly unfavorable position.<p>Despite the heated rhetoric of the past few days, a trade war between the U.S. and China does not seem imminent. But it may be …

China

Trump proposes $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese products

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has instructed the United States Trade Representative to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs …

China

Major Israeli websites targeted in large anti-Israel cyberattack

Israeli websites have regularly been targeted by cyberattacks.<p>><br>• ><p>A website hacked by DarkCoder, March 3, 2018. (photo credit: screenshot)<p>More than a …

Israel

Jewish people have a right to their ‘own land,’ Saudi crown prince says as he seeks ally against Iran

Saudi Arabia is trying hard to rebrand its image and outlook these days.<p>Last September, the kingdom announced it would finally allow women to drive. A month later, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he wanted to emphasize “moderate Islam” in a kingdom long shaped by ultraconservative views. The …

Middle East

The great train debate: what's to be done with France's SNCF?

Few trade disputes can get as bitter as those between French governments and the country's strongly protected railway workers. The state-owned SNCF …

Europe

Trump administration announces new strategy in the Pacific — and it's a big warning to China

President Donald Trump's State Department laid out a new approach, as well as a new name, for its Asia-Pacific policy on Monday.<p>Alex N. Wong, the deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, defined "the strategic concept of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy" …

China

"Nightmare Bacteria": What You Need to Know About Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

"There's good news and bad news to report."<p>Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are the new normal. Whether it’s super gonorrhea or whatever’s found in …

Public Health

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

US-Made Missile Defenses Spectacularly Failed in Saudi Arabia

"It's nothing but an unbroken trail of disasters with this weapon system."<p>At least five American-made Patriot missiles apparently missed, malfunctioned, or otherwise failed when Saudi forces tried to intercept a barrage of rockets targeting Riyadh on March 25.<p>That's bad news for the US military and …

Military

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics.<p>It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists detect more bizarre signals from deep space

Thanks to the ceaseless march of technology, agencies like NASA and other scientific bodies from around the world have been able to teach us a lot …

Children’s Book About Mike Pence’s Gay Bunny Jumps to No. 1

This is the story of a little gay bunny.<p>A little gay bunny who belongs to Vice President Mike Pence.<p>A little fictional gay bunny whose book is beating the memoir of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, on the Amazon best-seller list.<p>This is the story of Marlon Bundo, the Instagram star and …

Mike Pence

TRAPPIST-1 Planets' Water Could Actually Be More of a Curse Than We Thought

Astrobiologists looking for life beyond Earth will usually tell you that finding water is a good sign. But in the case of the TRAPPIST-1 system just …

Astronomy

USS Juneau, warship that sank with 600 aboard, discovered 4km down in Pacific

Expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovers wreck of vessel torpedoed by Japanese in 1942<p>An expedition in the South Pacific ocean funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of a famous US warship that was attacked by the Japanese …

Rowing

Xi Jinping warns he is ready to 'fight bloody battles' against China's enemies

Emboldened president reserves strong words for activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan who want to ‘split China’<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic speech in which he vowed the nation would “take our due place in the world” and was ready “to fight bloody battles against our …

China

Why Russia, Assad, and Iran combined don't stand a chance against just 2,000 US troops in Syria

Since the US-led effort against the Islamic State has reclaimed almost all of the terrorist group's territory in Syria, 2,000 or so US forces remain in control of the country's rich oil fields.<p>And though Russia, Syria's government forces, and Iran's militias all oppose that remaining US presence, …

Middle East
Horst Seehofer

Russia says it snuck nuclear attack submarines near US bases undetected

Russian media reported on Friday that its military snuck nuclear attack submarines near US military bases and left undetected just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin hyped up his country's nuclear capabilities.<p>"This mission has been accomplished, the submarines showed up in the set …

Military

Newly declassified videos of Cold War atomic blasts reveal the terrifying power of nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons researchers and archivists working for the US government have declassified 62 never-before-seen films of atomic explosions .<p>The new batch of videos joins 63 other clips of Cold War-era test-blasts, bringing the total to 125 declassified films now available to watch on YouTube. …

Cold War

The F-22 came face to face with Russia's top fighter and was at a major disadvantage

Two US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted Russian Su-25 and Su-35 jets that crossed into the US's area of operation over Syria on Wednesday, and it highlights a downside to the US's top fighter jets.<p>The F-22, with its incredible acrobatic abilities in air and all-aspect stealth cloaking it from …

Military

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

6 minutes ago<p>The quarterback debate will be at center stage for the Vikings at the NFL Combine, but could they really use the draft to address it?<p>20 …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

New North Korean Missile Is A 'Monster'

The intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday appears to be significantly larger and more powerful than previous versions, according to independent analysts.<p>"It's a monster," says Vipin Narang, an associate professor at MIT who tracks the North's nuclear …

North Korea

This Horrifyingly Huge Wasp Nest Will Haunt Your Nightmares

That sound, that terrible, terrible sound…<p>Wasps build their homes out of chewed-up vegetable fibre, painstakingly glued together until it resembles a …

Why this deer disease could change the way Americans hunt forever

DETROIT — Despite rain and snow, thousands of Michigan hunters dragged their<br>deer to check stations to be tested for chronic wasting disease — a condition that comes from the same family as “mad cow” disease.<p>“I was amazed that we had 150 deer come through the check station on the first day of gun …

Hunting

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Native Americans

NASA Is Running Out of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions

Houston, we really do have a problem.<p>Classroom models lie - our Solar System isn't a bunch of bright, closely nestled orbs.<p>Instead, other planets are …

Nuclear Energy

Scientists Discover 60 Ancient Ships Preserved in the Black Sea

Dozens of ancient ships scattered across the bottom of the Black Sea were discovered after a nearly three-year excursion that researchers are calling “one of the largest maritime archaeological projects ever staged.”<p>Members of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project said Thursday they found 60 …

Archaeology

Was Trump aiming at North Korea's Rocket Man or his friend next door?

US president appeared to be directly threatening overwhelming military force against Pyongyang, but experts say there might have been another message<p>On the face of it, Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” North Korea was aimed squarely at Kim Jong-un and the twisted and reckless “band of …

North Korea

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican senators couldn't escape the question as they shuffled to the Senate floor for votes Monday night. Would they support the Graham-Cassidy bill, perhaps their last chance to overhaul Obamacare?<p>It's a repeal-and-replace proposal that less than a week ago seemed dead on …

Health Care