Daily Archives: April 15, 2018

'No release of chemicals is best proof there were none' – employee of bombed Syrian research site

An engineer at the now-bombed-out research facility north of Damascus, which the US claims was the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, says the labs were making medicine and testing toys for safety. RT Arabic correspondents have visited one of the main targets of the US-led missile attack on Syria, the Scientific Studies and Research Center in the Barzeh district ...

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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie MetzlContributor Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement Eleonore PauwelsContributor Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international science policy expert specializing in the ...

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Macron claims he convinced Trump to stay in Syria 'for the long term'

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced his US counterpart that it was “necessary” to keep American troops in Syria. The White House has since reiterated that the troops will go home “as quickly as possible.” In a lengthy interview with French media on Sunday, Macron said he was the reason that US President Donald Trump reportedly decided that ...

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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie MetzlContributor Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement Eleonore PauwelsContributor Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international science policy expert specializing in the ...

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Trump wants to pull troops from Syria 'as quickly as possible,' but it won't be very quick

US President Donald Trump wants to bring troops back from Syria as soon as possible, the White House said, but not before their goals are fulfilled. Earlier, the French president said he had convinced Trump the troops had to stay. “The US mission has not changed – the president has been clear that he wants US forces to come home ...

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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie MetzlContributor Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement Eleonore PauwelsContributor Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international science policy expert specializing in the ...

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The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription

Would being asked to pay Facebook to remove ads make you appreciate their value or resent them even more? As Facebook considers offering an ad-free subscription option, there are deeper questions than how much money it could earn. Facebook has the opportunity to let us decide how we compensate it for social networking. But choice doesn’t always make people happy. ...

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‘We cannot declare Russia, the country and its people, to be an enemy’ – German president

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for ending the demonization of Russia and its people on Sunday. He added that Germany should do more to help de-escalate tensions, given his country’s unique history with Russia. Steinmeier warned that the US-led airstrikes in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning raised the risk of direct confrontation between US and Russian forces ...

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Actions similar to coalition strikes in Syria will lead to chaos in international relations – Putin

The strikes launched by the US and its allies against Syria have seriously damaged the Syrian peace process, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. If such actions continue, it would have grave consequences for the world, he said. Read more “If such actions that are carried out in violation of the UN Charter continue that would inevitably lead to chaos in ...

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3 killed as ‘historic’ snowstorm blasts Midwest US (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

At least three people have been killed, including a sleeping two-year-old girl, as a violent spring storm has battered the Midwest with powerful winds and heavy snow. The storm front swept across the Midwest this weekend, leaving large swathes of the region blanketed in snow. The city of St. Paul in Minnesota was forced to declare a snow emergency, while ...

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