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US struggles to convince Iraqis it doesn't support IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly two years, U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and weapons shipments have helped Iraqi forces roll back the Islamic State group. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 5,000 airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq at a total cost of $7 billion since August 2014, …

Donald Trump's Federal Budget Psychosis Gets Visibly Worse

Before I say anything about Donald Trump’s latest federal budget craziness, let’s remember that he previously has willingly and apparently very proudly displayed his psychotic fiscal thinking.<p>As I said in this post, it was only a month or so ago that Trump revealed a tax cut plan the Tax Policy …

Donald Trump

Millions of pounds of British aid to Syria 'may have fallen into the hands of terrorist groups'

Millions of pounds of British humanitarian aid sent to Syria may have fallen into the hands of jihadists, it has been claimed.<p>The money came from financial support sent to the war-stricken country by the Department for International Development (Dfid).<p>But, the Mail on Sunday reported, the …

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.<p>Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than …

Exclusive: Shift in Saudi oil thinking deepens OPEC split

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - As OPEC officials gathered this week to formulate a long-term strategy, few in the room expected the discussions would end without a clash. But even the most jaded delegates got more than they had bargained with.<p>A gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfield, …

Oil

How to use Windows 10's Task View and virtual desktops

Windows 10 brings a lot of great features to the PC, but one that power users are greeting with an exasperated “<i>finally</i>” is virtual desktops.This longstanding productivity powerhouse has long been standard on OS X and Linux distributions. Windows has actually supported the feature for a while …

Windows 10

Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Saturday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party.<p>Khan’s victory, which also makes him the first Muslim to …

Great Britain

This Ultracool Sun Could Be Shining On Alien Life

Astronomers have found the best chance for alien life close to Earth in the form of three potentially habitable worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light years away.<p>Researchers using the TRAPPIST ((TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory …

Almost all U.S. gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol - Today in Energy

<b>Source:</b> U.S. Energy Information Administration, <i>Petroleum Supply Monthly</i><p>Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as …

Donald Trump's election would derail Paris climate deal, warns its architect

Paris climate agreement,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks,World news,Donald Trump,US news,Climate change scepticism,US elections 2016,US politics<p>A climate change denier as US president would dramatically threaten …

While Musk dreams of colonizing Mars, a TV space thriller confronts the philosophical questions

For the last year, some 250 million miles from Earth, an American spacecraft called Dawn has been orbiting Ceres, a dwarf planet—really a big asteroid—between Mars and Jupiter. It is Dawn’s second stop within the asteroid belt: Four years ago, it took a close look at Vesta, another protoplanet. …

China's Economy Will Overtake The U.S. In 2018

Each country measures economic growth by its gross domestic product or GDP. Negative or positive GDP indicates whether the economy is contracting or expanding. When you combine the total economic output of each country, the result is global GDP. In this article, we will reveal how America’s …

Drinking water: Carbon Pricing Revenues Could Close Infrastructure Access Gaps

Dr. Michael Jacob is a lead author for the study to find out the possibility of providing finance for all drinking water as soon as 2030. If just …

Renewed drilling finds NIS 1.2 billion of oil near Dead Sea

The Hatrurim license is estimated to hold seven million barrels of oil.<p>><br>• ><p>OIL DERRICKS.. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more …

Oil Bulls Bet the Waning U.S. Shale Boom Will Curb Global Glut

Hedge funds are rooting for a quick collapse of the U.S. shale boom.<p>Money managers turned the most bullish since May as West Texas Intermediate crude …

Large majority of U.S. Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.<p>An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern …

Israel

America prepares for Russia’s “hybrid warfare”

Beyond the Cold War<p>America has a problem. As it has occupied itself with the seemingly unending wars in the Middle East, old foes have been stirring. …

Almost all great science fiction and fantasy comes back to this simple idea

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox<p>Almost all science fiction and fantasy stories are, at their core, about the economics of scarcity and abundance.<p>That's …

Star Trek

These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

Demographics

Science & Diplomacy Go Together

From climate change to nuclear security, we need science <i>and</i> diplomacy to solve the world’s greatest challenges.<p>— <i>A preview of major themes in remarks</i> …

Research Highlights: International Collaboration Studies Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Devices

International Collaboration Studies Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Devices<p>Annex IV State of Science Report increases market acceleration and safe …