Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

US ‘outgunned & outmatched’ by Russia in Europe, admits top general seeking budget increase

US troops in the Baltic countries would be “outranged, outgunned and outmatched” by Russians in case of a conflict, the head of the US European Command told lawmakers, seeking to secure funds in the face of a Moscow “threat.” “If you look at it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, ...

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‘Globo promotes coups!’: Brazilian protesters storm pro-Temer newspaper office (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Hundreds of protesters have raided the offices of O Globo, one of Brazil’s most-read newspapers, on International Women’s Day, to protest over its support of President Michel Temer, whom they accuse of taking power in a “coup.” At around 5.30am on Thursday morning, buses carrying members of activist groups such as Rural Landless Movement (MST), Popular Youth Uprising, Movement of ...

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‘Someone’s shooting up the school’: Florida authorities release 911 calls made during massacre

Several new audio files of calls made during the Parkland, Florida, shooting have been published by Broward County police. The redacted audio recordings offer a chilling depiction of the tragedy as it unfolded. The recordings detail the initial commotion over events as Nikolas Kruz, 19, began his assault on students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an ...

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Discover your own planets Google-style with AstroNet

You may remember that in December, a pair of new planets was discovered via machine learning, using NASA data and Google Brain ingenuity. If you’re interested in doing the same, the team behind the system has just released the code they used to accomplish this astronomical achievement, which they call AstroNet. The Kepler space telescope has scanned the Milky Way ...

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From Russia with Love: #MakeHerSmile campaign lavishes women across the globe with flowers (VIDEOS)

Women across the globe were presented with flowers as part of the #MakeHerSmile campaign, which celebrates International Women’s Day, an event that takes place every March 8th. The fairer sex across the globe have been smothered with flowers, gifts, and an avalanche of kind words by random strangers, who chose to spend their Thursday afternoon making her smile on International ...

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Poroshenko threatens disrespectful Moscow with ‘total destruction’ in gas dispute

Russia will face a total annihilation for all its alleged misdeeds and disrespect for international law, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, amid an escalated dispute between Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz. “Russia does not respect the law and does not respect the court’s decisions,” Poroshenko complained in what was described as a “late-evening interview” with the Financial Times. The Ukrainian ...

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Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung’s implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that’s not going to matter much to Samsung device owners — not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall, but because Android users just aren’t switching ...

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Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung’s implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that’s not going to matter much to Samsung device owners — not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall, but because Android users just aren’t switching ...

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Militants preventing 1500 civilians from fleeing E. Ghouta, some killed & injured – Russian military

At least 1500 civilians trying to leave the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta were prevented from doing so by militants, with several people who were trying to leave on Thursday killed or injured, the Russian military said. People are calling the hotline set up by the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, saying they are “tired of the tyranny by ...

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Trump ready to meet Kim ‘by May’ after N. Korean leader says he wants to talk denuclearization

US President Donald Trump has been invited to meet in person with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a senior South Korean official has announced after a meeting at the White House. Kim said he is committed to denuclearization and said North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests, South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-yong announced on ...

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