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What we know about the U.S. airstrikes on Syria

The U.S. led airstrikes in a coordinated attack with U.K. and French allies against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.<p>Here's what we know about the attack:<p>What happened?<p>Precision missile strikes targeted three Syrian chemical weapons facilities: a scientific research center near Damascus, …

Middle East

How the US and Russia can avoid getting sucked into a war

Can a war in the Middle East between Russia and the United States be averted? The answer is yes — but only if Washington clears up the massive confusion its own lack of strategy has caused.<p>The present political dynamics in the Middle East are unsettled and kaleidoscopic. But in the interests of …

Middle East

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Globalization

India rupee crisis: The village with cash worth nothing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1266000/1266579_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522503316_96d8e76f0d4fd2a23d379ae3adb558af<p><b>Indian banks are running out of replacement money after the government scrapped 86% of the cash in circulation last week. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder</b> …

India

Why Science Couldn’t Predict a Trump Presidency

Political forecasting doesn’t quite qualify as a science -- but researchers are working on it.<p>For many people, Donald Trump’s surprise election victory was a jolt to very idea that humans are rational creatures. It tore away the comfort of believing that science has rendered our world predictable. …

Data Science

Trump or Clinton? What India really wants from the US election

Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, shout slogans during a protest against Hillary Clinton in New Delhi. Adnan Abidi/ Reuters<p>Sumit Kumar Jha, <i>University of Pondicherry</i><p><i>This piece is part of The Conversation Global's 'The View From ...' series, explaining how governments and citizens in</i> …

India

India's 'surgical strikes' in Kashmir: Truth or illusion?

<b>India made headlines in late September after carrying out "surgical strikes" on militants across the de-facto border in disputed Kashmir.</b><p>Days earlier insurgents had attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing 18 soldiers. Tensions spiked as India blamed Pakistan.<p>Supporters of the …

Pakistan

The IoT and Big Data: Making The Connection

The future of technology lies in data and its analysis. More objects and devices are now connected to the Internet, transmitting the information they gather back for analysis. The goal is to harness this data to learn about patterns and trends that can be used to make a positive impact on our …

Internet of Things

Why Oracle Had To Rewire Itself For The Cloud

Oracle may be best known for selling big, pricey business software and databases, but at its annual customer conference this week in San Francisco, …

Oracle

6 Illusions Execs Have About Big Data

A decade ago, I thought I understood big data. I had worked in information technology for more than a decade and had run a department that handled docs for some of Boston’s more infamous litigation. I remember having to order new drives and storage appliances to handle the gigabytes and gigabytes …

Big Data

Next week, Oracle will start a price war with Amazon over cloud computing

(Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry EllisonOracle)<br>Oracle has bet its future on cloud computing, not that it had a choice. Companies don't want …

A killer plan to solve China's huge debt problem includes orchestrating defaults

Craig Chan and his team at Nomura released a note on Tuesday entitled "China: Solving the debt problem."<p>They laid out some key ways in which China could pull itself back from the brink of a major crisis:<p><b>1. Orderly defaults —</b> Nomura says that China's government needs to enact this measure, which is …

Economy

iPhone 7 pre-sales are through the roof, according to T-Mobile and Sprint

Demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus appears to be on fire.<p>T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) announced on Tuesday pre-orders for Apple's new phone are up nearly four times from the previous two models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.<p>Pre-sales, which began Friday, were the biggest in T-Mobile's …

Mobile Technology

Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report says

Employees in fields such as customer service and transportation face a ‘disruptive tidal wave’ of automation in the not-too-distant future<p>By 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That’s just …

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