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Donald Trump Jr. just contradicted a whole bunch of White House denials of Russian contacts

Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged Sunday that he met with a Russian lawyer who had promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton in June 2016.<p>The news, which was first reported by the New York Times, represents the most direct suggestion to date of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and …

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More questions about a Trump admin war on science

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> New deregulations and study cancellations are adding to a long list of environmentalist concerns that the Trump administration is putting science on the back burner.<p>Friday, the Interior Department asked the National Academies of Sciences to halt a study of the health effects of a …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

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Top 10 affordable ski chalets and lodges

Chalet Sonne, Maria Alm, Austria<p>The Hochking ski circuit is 150km of trails linking five villages with generous helpings of green and blue runs, as well as some steeper stuff for those of stronger thigh. Chalet Sonne is in Maria Alm, 300 metres from the nursery slopes and a ski bus service taking …

Après-ski bars: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip</b>: <b>The White Lounge, Mayerhofen, Austria</b><p>The White Lounge is a six-metre-high candlelit igloo and the perfect place to chill out or party. It’s pure kitsch: there are cosy insulated rooms and a huge dance floor where waiters skate around serving drinks. Outside there’s a tanning terrace …

Malaysia: No debris at location in China images

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's civil aviation chief says there were no signs of the missing Malaysian jetliner at the location depicted in satellite images published by the Chinese government.<p>Chinese authorities had suggested the images showed possible wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines …

Each U.S. Troop in Afghanistan Costs $2.1 Million

Though the Pentagon says it's a reflection of sending people and equipment home, investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance remain high.<p>The average cost of each U.S. troop—that is, each military member—in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, …

France, Germany Want To Set New Rules For Surveillance

<i>This post was updated at 10:15 a.m.</i><p>A day after reports surfaced that the NSA may have spied on dozens of world leaders, France and Germany are offering to hold talks with the U.S. to establish new rules on surveillance.<p>"What is at stake is preserving our relations with the United States," French …

France summons US ambassador to answer allegations of widespread NSA surveillance

Agency reportedly recorded millions of French phone calls over 30-day period last year<p>The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been intercepting French telephone calls "on a massive scale", according to a report published Monday in <i>Le Monde</i>. The report was co-authored by American journalist Glenn …

Sicily declares emergency over migrant influx

Sicily has declared a state of emergency due to rising numbers of migrants coming by boats from the Mediterranean sea.<p>Drones, warships and helicopters were deployed on Tuesday inside and outside Italian waters to scare-off people-smugglers, following two tragic shipwrecks this month in which more …