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Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:10km) in Russian Federation at 4/23/2017 6:37:08 AM

3:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

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2017-04-23 06:37:08 (m5.1) Sakhalin, Russia 46.2 142.2 (29192)

2:54 am Eastern | SciTech

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2017-04-23 01:52:19 (m4.7) Near Coast of Venezuela 10.8 -62.3 (29192)

10:09 pm Eastern | World

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ANA warehouse and logistics capabilities continue to evolve

22 Apr 09:15 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 12, 2017) � Leadership from the Afghan National Army toured the warehouses of Afghan Union Transportation and Logistics here last week, alongside an advisory team from Resolute Support.read more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

21 Apr 19:45 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2017 The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Secretary Tillerson spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today to follow up on bilateral issues discussed during his April 11-12 visit to Moscow. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed a range of other topics, including the OPCW investigation into Syria’s use of chemical weapons on April 4. The Secretary reiterated his support foread more »

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

21 Apr 13:48 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:23 A.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  The U.N. Secretary General is in Washington for meetings today.  He came to the White House to meet with National Security Advisor McMaster, and we anticipate he’ll be  -- our plan is that he’ll stop by the Oval Office and meet with the President today.  So I just wanted to update you on that.  We’ll provide a readout after that meeting concludes. The President is also extremely pleased to have Aya Hijazi and her husband home again after three long years -- nearly three long years.  The President directly engaged behind the scenes on her behalf and made it clear to the Egyptian government how important it was to him that this American be released and returned. For those of you who are not fully aware of the story, Aya Hijazi was running an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of children in Cairo.  Nearly three read more »

Antarctica's Biodiversity Is Under Threat

21 Apr 13:35 | World

A unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world.read more »

[New post] “Time to Finish What We Started” – CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov call for CTBT’s entry into force

21 Apr 13:05 | World

Post : “Time to Finish What We Started” – CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov call for CTBT’s entry into forceread more »

MoD expands accountability system to 203rd brigades

21 Apr 12:46 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 21, 2017) � The Afghan National Army enrolled thousands of service members in the Personnel Asset Inventory system recently, reducing the amount of �ghost soldiers� and ensuring troop accountability.read more »

Commercial Deliverables for Commercial Signing Ceremony

21 Apr 09:47 | SciTech

Vice President Mike Pence and Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla celebrated over $10 billion dollars in trade and investment agreements that demonstrate the strength of the U.S.-Indonesia economic relationship. The deals include the delivery of cutting-edge U.S. technologies to help meet Indonesia’s energy needs and process waste into valuable byproducts. U.S. companies are also supporting Indonesia’s desire for cleaner energy with the development of geothermal resources and the long-term supply of LNG. The procurement of U.S. high technology equipment will improve Indonesia’s ability to provide affordable and renewable energy. Two agreements were also signed to enhance aviation and defense cooperation. The agreements will contribute to economic growth and create jobs in both countries. “Today, on President Trump's behalf, I had the honor to join Vice President Kalla and American and Indonesian businesses as they signed historic agreements that will draw read more »

Middle East Engulfed By 'Perfect Storm' That Threatens International Peace

21 Apr 09:06 | World

Reporting on the dire situation across the Middle East region, marked by the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, fractured societies, proliferation of non-State actors and unbelievable human suffering, an envoy reiterated the need for a surge in diplomacy for peace to ease the suffering of innocent civilians. read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 21/04/2017

21 Apr 02:11 | World

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A Letter from the President to Certain Congressional Committee Chairs

20 Apr 17:54 | US Politics and Govt

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS AND THE JUDICIARY, THE HOUSE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS   Dear Mr. Chairman: In accordance with section 1264 of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Subtitle F, Public Law 114-328)(the "Act") I have enclosed the initial report on its implementation.  This report, compiled by the Departments of State, the Treasury, and other relevant executive departments and agencies (agencies), outlines my Administration's support for this important legislation and makes clear our commitment to its robust and thorough enforcement.  As noted in the report, my Administration is actively identifying persons and entities to whom the Act may apply and are collectiread more »

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:46.26km) in Russian Federation at 4/20/2017 5:43:43 PM

20 Apr 14:36 | U.S. News

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2017-04-20 17:43:43 (m4.5) Kuril Islands 49.2 156.1 (29192)

20 Apr 14:32 | U.S. News

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Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:39.08km) in Russian Federation at 4/20/2017 4:01:22 PM

20 Apr 14:24 | U.S. News

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2017-04-20 16:01:22 (m4.6) Kuril Islands 49.2 156.1 (29192)

20 Apr 14:19 | World

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy in Joint Press Conference

20 Apr 14:07 | US Politics and Govt

East Room 3:56 P.M. EDT   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Prime Minister Gentiloni, welcome.  Great honor.  Thank you.     It's wonderful to have you in our wonderful People's House, known as the White House.  And so many great Italian friends are with us today.  And we renew, always, the deep ties of history and friendship that link together the American and the Italian peoples.  That history traces its roots to the timeless contributions of Italy to civilization and human progress -- so true -- stretching all the way back to Ancient Rome.    Through the ages, your country has been a beacon of artistic and scientific achievement -- and that continues today -- from Venice to Florence, from Verdi to Pavarotti, a friend of mine.  Great friend of mine.  These bonds of history and culture have only grown stronger as our two nations have become cloread more »

Ocean Current Dumps Plastic In Remote Arctic Waters

20 Apr 13:08 | World

The Arctic Ocean is a dead-end for plastics floating in the North Atlantic, a new study reports. The study confirms that plastics are abundant and widespread in seas east of Greenland and north of Scandinavia, even though human populations - contributors of plastic waste - are low there.read more »

[New post] Secretary Executive Lassina Zerbo interviewed by France 24

20 Apr 12:22 | U.S. News

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Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:34.61km) in Russian Federation at 4/20/2017 3:20:43 PM

20 Apr 11:42 | U.S. News

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2017-04-20 15:20:43 (m5.1) Kuril Islands 49.2 156.1 (29192)

20 Apr 11:38 | World

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Two New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

20 Apr 09:45 | SciTech

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 9:23 a.m. EDT Thursday where they will continue important scientific research.read more »

Two New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

20 Apr 09:45 | SciTech

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 9:23 a.m. EDT Thursday where they will continue important scientific research.read more »

Discovery Of More Mass Graves Reveal 'Unfolding Horror' In DR Congo

20 Apr 09:08 | World

Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC).read more »

Green earthquake alert (5.5M,depth:60.83km) in Russian Federation at 4/20/2017 11:41:26 AM

20 Apr 08:07 | U.S. News

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2017-04-20 08:58:18 (m4.2) Kuril Islands 49.3 156.0 (29192)

20 Apr 05:16 | World

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2017-04-20 08:42:20 (m4.8) Kuril Islands 49.2 156.2 (29192)

20 Apr 05:00 | SciTech

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2017-04-20 00:23:06 (m4.3) Kuril Islands 48.9 152.7 (29192)

19 Apr 20:44 | U.S. News

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Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing

19 Apr 13:04 | World

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study finds.read more »

Recent Attack On Evacuated Civilians In Syria 'Likely A War Crime'

19 Apr 09:01 | World

The United Nations human rights office has expressed great concern about the safety of civilians being evacuated in Syria, saying a weekend attack on a convoy near Aleppo likely amounts to a war crime and the situation in Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court.read more »

Science Fiction Horror Wriggles Into Reality With Discovery Of Giant Shipworm

18 Apr 13:13 | World

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species -- a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. read more »

Remember where you’ve been and what you’ve done with Your Timeline on iOS

18 Apr 11:00 | U.S. News

What was the name of that antique store I popped into the other day? Where was that coffee shop we discovered on our last vacation? Did I drop off the dry cleaning on Tuesday or Wednesday? Answering questions like these used to take some guesswork (and a great memory). But with Your Timeline on Google Maps, Android and desktop users could quickly revisit the things they’ve done and places they’ve been. Starting today, Google Maps users on iOS can join in on the fun and see a daily snapshot of their life as well. read more »

Scale Of Civilians Fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'Staggering'

18 Apr 09:04 | World

Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their “operational limits”.read more »

New ways to pay with Android Pay and PayPal

18 Apr 09:00 | World

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Search, explore, and more with Google Earth VR

18 Apr 08:30 | U.S. News

When we first launched Google Earth VR, we knew there was something powerful about being able to point anywhere in the world and start flying. You could soar over landscapes and cities, and discover locations you didn't even know existed. But we also know people want to quickly find and revisit the places that mean the most to them, whether it's a childhood home or favorite vacation spot.So, today we’re launching an update to Earth VR that gives you the ability to search. Just type an address or location name, and you can quickly visit anywhere in the world. read more »

Welcome home to the new Google Earth

18 Apr 06:00 | World

Nearly everyone who's opened Google Earth in the last decade does the same thing first: they search for their home. Home is how we orient ourselves—it's where we start from. This might mean a one-story craftsman in a Wisconsin suburb. Or a house made of reeds on a floating village in Peru.Then we zoom out. We see our neighborhood, then our city, our province, our country, our continent, and eventually: our blue marble. Out in space, our planet looks impossibly small. But improbably, it’s home to all of us. On the eve of Earth Day, I'm reminded of something I've learned read more »

Welcome home to the new Google Earth

18 Apr 06:00 | World

Nearly everyone who's opened Google Earth in the last decade does the same thing first: they search for their home. Home is how we orient ourselves—it's where we start from. This might mean a one-story craftsman in a Wisconsin suburb. Or a house made of reeds on a floating village in Peru.Then we zoom out. We see our neighborhood, then our city, our province, our country, our continent, and eventually: our blue marble. Out in space, our planet looks impossibly small. But improbably, it’s home to all of us. On the eve of Earth Day, I'm reminded of something I've learned read more »

2017-04-17 21:38:51 (m5.0) Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 52.2 157.4 (29192)

17 Apr 17:58 | SciTech

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Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age: Study

17 Apr 15:11 | Business

People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.read more »

Background Briefing on Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

17 Apr 14:47 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  4:07 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL:  Thank you for joining us today.  This is a background briefing on the executive order that is going to be signed tomorrow in Kenosha, Wisconsin -- Buy American and Hire American.  The embargo on the information you're about to hear today is 9:00 p.m. tonight. Just to be clear, on this particular briefing, this is just going to be on background, so you can refer to them as senior administration officials.   Q    Last time we had one of these, you said the default would be on the record.   SENIOR ADMINISTRATON OFFICIAL:  And the default will be on that.  In this particular case, we're going to do it as senior administration official. Q    Can you explain why --  SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  It's the Easter Egg Roll todaread more »

New Study Emphasizes The Relative Scarcity Of Lake Water

17 Apr 13:18 | World

What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umea University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. read more »

Famine Looms For Millions

17 Apr 09:02 | World

Senior United Nations officials have repeated mid-February's 'call to action' on behalf of some 20 million people across four countries that now face the risk of famine. read more »

2017-04-17 01:39:03 (m4.4) Komandorskiye Ostrova Region 55.2 165.0 (29192)

16 Apr 22:05 | SciTech

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Parwan Detention Facility continues on improvement path

15 Apr 13:29 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 15, 2017) � Leadership at the Afghan National Detention Facility Prison � Parwan and a team from Resolute Support recently toured the prison to assess challenges, progress and evaluate how they can improve the facility.read more »

Your Assistant for all seasons

14 Apr 18:00 | Media

We’re officially a few weeks into spring and your Google Assistant is ready to help you get the most out of the nicer weather, from finding the perfect hiking or biking spot to playing your spring cleaning motivation playlist. Here are some questions to ask:How long does it take to bike to Prospect Park?Play my spring cleaning playlist from Google Play Music.When’s the first day of summer?When does the Cherry Blossom Festival end?How do you say “flower” in Japanese?Show my photos from the Cherry Blossom Festival in April. So plan your spring adventure—or hunker down and finally clean out the kitchen drawers—with your Google Assistant by your side. read more »

Is There Something Up With Stinky Inflatable Pool Toys?

14 Apr 13:16 | World

Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. read more »

The High Five: the least taxing thing you'll read all week

14 Apr 13:00 | Media

Flower crowns at the ready Coachella, the Southern California music festival, kicks off this weekend. Festival-goers are wondering, “What should I pack for Coachella?” and “When does Coachella release set times?” Non-festival goers are asking, “What is Coachella?” Whether you’re into crop tops or fringe, Radiohead or Lady Gaga, Valencia or Nashville Instagram filter … there’s something for everyone.United Airlines experiences some turbulence After a United Airlines passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight to make room for a crew member, the public was outraged and didn’t hold back on social media. People turned to Google to ask "Why did United Airlines remove passengers?" But they were most interested in how it was affecting the airline's bottom line. Three of the top five related queries tried to assess "How much did United stock drop?"Hunting for Easter eggs and having a (matzah) bread more »

Mapping Food Color Regulations In The EU And The US

14 Apr 09:09 | World

A new study suggests that EU and the US companies and consumers have much to gain from closer cooperation on food colouring. read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - April 13, 2017

13 Apr 18:42 | World

Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC April 13, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT RUSSIA/SYRIA/REGION RUSSIA/UKRAINE read more »

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