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Security Council Strongly Condemns Ballistic Missile Test By North Korea

9:05 am Eastern | World

Strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, the United Nations Security Council vowed to "fully and comprehensively implement all measures" imposed on the country and strongly urged all other UN Member States to do the same.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 23/05/2017

2:12 am Eastern | U.S. News

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Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

2:00 am Eastern | Media

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Toy Unboxing Lucrative But Sensitive

22 May 17:09 | Entertainment

The global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address it.read more »

Convicted Russian Cyber Criminal Roman Seleznev faces charges in Atlanta

22 May 14:13 | U.S. News

Atlanta News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/atlanta/news/press-releases/convicted-russian-cyber-criminal-roman-seleznev-faces-charges-in-atlanta

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Air Pollution May Disrupt Sleep

22 May 13:12 | World

High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.read more »

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued On Mediterranean In A Single Day

22 May 09:10 | World

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area.read more »

Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:48.86km) in Russian Federation at 5/22/2017 11:00:57 AM

22 May 07:24 | U.S. News

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President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

21 May 14:21 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank You. I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived. You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people. Working alongside another beloved leader – American President Franklin Roosevelt – King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries. King Salman: your father would be so prread more »

President Donald J. Trump's Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

21 May 13:16 | World

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you. I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit.  I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived. You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people.  Working alongside another beloved leader – American President Franklin Roosevelt – King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries.  King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy – and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter tread more »

2017-05-21 03:53:15 (m4.1) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 51.5 176.3 (29192)

21 May 00:12 | World

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Press Releases: Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

20 May 17:34 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017 read more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

20 May 16:11 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017 read more »

2017-05-20 06:23:20 (m4.3) Eastern Siberia, Russia 62.9 179.2 (29192)

20 May 02:47 | U.S. News

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GDACS daily newsletter for 20/05/2017

20 May 02:20 | World

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Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:5.7km) in Russian Federation at 5/20/2017 1:21:38 AM

19 May 21:44 | World

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The High Five: It’s a Beautiful Day to romp around

19 May 17:00 | Entertainment

Take a romp through this week’s search trends, from talented Dutch royalty to blockbuster news from D.C. A deluge of news from D.C.After a week of non-stop news out of Washington, searchers are turning to Google to ask questions like “What did Trump tell Russia?” Many wanted to learn about the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, from his age and salary to “Which senators called for a special prosecutor?” Other searches asked how information is classified and whether the President is allowed to share classified information. And finally, many were curious to know what all this means for Trump’s presidency, even asking “If Trump is impeached, who will become President?”FashionistosWe live in a time of innovation, of creativity, of discovery, of … male rompers. Got questions? So do many people who have been searching “What is a male romper?” and “Why are people talking about rompers?” read more »

The High Five: It’s a Beautiful Day to romp around

19 May 17:00 | Media

Take a romp through this week’s search trends, from talented Dutch royalty to blockbuster news from D.C. A deluge of news from D.C.After a week of non-stop news out of Washington, searchers are turning to Google to ask questions like “What did Trump tell Russia?” Many wanted to learn about the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, from his age and salary to “Which senators called for a special prosecutor?” Other searches asked how information is classified and whether the President is allowed to share classified information. And finally, many were curious to know what all this means for Trump’s presidency, even asking “If Trump is impeached, who will become President?”FashionistosWe live in a time of innovation, of creativity, of discovery, of … male rompers. Got questions? So do many people who have been searching “What is a male romper?” and “Why are people talking about rompers?” read more »

All 101 announcements from Google I/O ‘17

19 May 15:00 | World

It’s been a busy three days here in Mountain View, as more than 7,000 developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s Google I/O. From AI to VR, and everything in between, here’s an exhaustive—we mean that—recap of everything we announced. read more »

Antarctica 'Greening' Due To Climate Change

19 May 13:06 | World

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. read more »

Build with G Suite

19 May 13:00 | World

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business read more »

The winners of the 2017 Google Play Awards are ...

19 May 12:00 | World

Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe. During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners! Standout IndieGames from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. read more »

Experts Race Against Clock To Quell Ebola Outbreak

19 May 09:08 | World

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the World Health Organization (WHO) said.read more »

Your IMF Update: Mission Concluding Statement - Russian Federation

19 May 08:41 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

18 May 18:24 | US Politics and Govt

  President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint G. Keith Bryant to the Department of Homeland Security President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint G. Keith Bryant to the Department of Homeland Security. G. Keith Bryant of Oklahoma will serve as the Administrator of the United States Fire Administration at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. Chief Bryant is the past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), past president of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, and past president of the Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA). He isread more »

Remarks by President Trump and President Santos of Colombia in Joint Press Conference

18 May 18:05 | US Politics and Govt

East Room 4:04 P.M. EDT     PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It is a great pleasure to welcome President Santos to the White House.  Colombia is one of our closest allies in the hemisphere, and today we reaffirm partnership between our two great nations. President Santos and I had a very productive meeting, and we will continue to work very closely together to bring peace, safety and prosperity to the hemisphere.  Perhaps no area is really more important in terms of cooperation than our joint effort to end the terrible drug crimes that plague both of our countries.   Recently, we have seen an alarmed -- and I mean really a very highly alarmed and alarming trend.  Last year, Colombia coca cultivation and cocaine production reached a record high, which, hopefully, will be remedied very quickly by the President.  We must confront this dangerous threat to our read more »

Space Weather Events Linked To High-Altitude Nuclear Tests

18 May 17:13 | SciTech

Recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in Earth's magnetic system. read more »

Press Releases: Press Availability With Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso, and Mexican Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong

18 May 14:31 | US Politics and Govt

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC May 18, 2017 read more »

Large Volcanic Eruption May Have Caused The First Mass Extinction

18 May 13:23 | World

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.read more »

Android enterprise security gets smarter and stronger with Google Play Protect and Android O

18 May 12:00 | World

Enterprise customers need intelligent security tools to protect their data as part of a successful mobile deployment.Android is built with enterprise security in mind, from the platform to the security services that now check 50 billion apps a day. Yesterday at I/O we took another step and introduced Google Play Protect, an always-on set of security services that are designed to provide more peace of mind to IT managers, employees and all users. We also previewed new security and management features in Android O that give enterprise customers additional app and data protections. read more »

Step inside the Forbidden City with precious artworks from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

18 May 10:00 | World

For nearly 500 years—from 1420 to 1912—the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors. Among its most illustrious inhabitants was the Qianlong Emperor, a patron of Confucian arts and culture who, during his 50-year reign in the 18th century, amassed the most important collection of artwork in Chinese history. read more »

As Four Countries Face Famine, World 'Must Step Up Now'

18 May 09:09 | World

With famine looming in four countries, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people at risk and for longer-term initiatives.read more »

What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences

18 May 09:00 | World

Thousands of apps and millions of stores accept Android Pay, a simpler and more secure mobile payment experience. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. And in addition to our already announced Visa and Mastercard partnerships, we’ll soon enable a streamlined mobile checkout experience for PayPal users.The newest ways to pay with GoogleYesterday, we announced the Google Payment API, which lets people pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to their Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 18/05/2017

18 May 02:12 | U.S. News

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Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer aboard Air Force One en route Washington, D.C.

17 May 16:01 | US Politics and Govt

Aboard Air Force One En Route Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Hi, guys.  How are you?  I hope you all enjoyed your time in New London.  I think the President is getting some pretty wide acclaim for the speech at the Coast Guard Academy today.  I think just to kind of recap a couple of the points, he made it very clear in the speech, the advice that he gave to students, to not only defend the American security, but you protect American prosperity.  It’s a mission that goes back to the earliest days of the Revenue Cutter Service.  “Today, the Coast Guard helps keep our waters open for Americans to do business, it keeps our rivers flowing with commerce, and it keeps our ports churning with American exports. You help billions of dollars of goods to navigate our country every day.  You’re the only federal presence in our inland waterways.  You police the arread more »

'Narco-Deforestation' Study Links Loss Of Central American Tropical Forests To Cocaine

17 May 13:11 | World

Central American tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. The culprit? Cocaine.read more »

Conflict-Related Child Deaths Hit New High In Afghanistan

17 May 09:03 | World

Deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has urged parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:51.81km) in Russian Federation at 5/17/2017 10:28:20 AM

17 May 07:20 | World

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2017-05-17 10:28:20 (m4.7) Off East Coast of Kamchatka 52.1 159.6 (29192)

17 May 07:16 | U.S. News

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2017-05-17 06:21:11 (m4.7) Near East Coast of Kamchatka 54.5 160.7 (29192)

17 May 03:25 | U.S. News

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Text of a Letter from the President to the Congress of the United States

16 May 16:39 | World

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.  In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to the stabilization of Iraq that was declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, is to continue in effect beyond May 22, 2017.    Obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq continue to pose an unusual and extraordread more »

Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq

16 May 16:39 | World

NOTICE - - - - - - - CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE STABILIZATION OF IRAQ On May 22, 2003, by Executive Order 13303, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq.  The obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national secread more »

Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

16 May 16:24 | US Politics and Govt

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Susan Parker Bodine, of Maryland, to be an Assistant  Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Cynthia  Giles. Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy,  vice Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. James Donovan, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the  Treasury, vice Sarah Bloom Raskin. Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the  Council of Economic Advisers, vice Jason Furman. Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of  Transportation for Policy, vice Blair Anderson. Doug Manchester, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary  and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the  Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  Brian D. Quintenz, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the  Commodity Futures Trading Coread more »

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Spicer

16 May 16:15 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:09 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Hey, guys.  So as we touched on yesterday, the President has got a full schedule here in Washington ahead of the foreign trip.  This morning, he had a call with the King of Jordan, following up on the King’s recent visit to the White House last month.  We expect a readout on that shortly.   Earlier this afternoon, the President of Turkey arrived for an official visit, as you know.  The two leaders obviously made joint statements a little while ago, emphasizing where our countries can come together in their fight against violence and instability in the region.  Later this afternoon we'll get a readout on that.  They are still wrapping up their lunch together right now. Later this afternoon, the President will meet with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price, and Director of Ofread more »

Remarks by President Trump and President Erdogan of Turkey in Joint Statement

16 May 14:07 | US Politics and Govt

Roosevelt Room 1:07 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  That's a lot of press.  Really, a lot of press.  I'm shocked. It is a pleasure to welcome President Erdogan for his first visit to the White House in years.  The American and Turkish peoples have been friends and allies for many, many decades.   Turkey was a pillar in the Cold War against communism. It was a bastion against Soviet expansion.  And Turkish courage in war is legendary.  That is so true.    Turkish soldiers fought bravely alongside of American soldiers in the Korean War, and we haven’t forgotten what they did.  In some ways, when we looked at their great bravery in the fight of Korea -- and in Korea, it was just something that our soldiers and our great generals still remember.  Supreme Commander General Douglas MacArthur singled out and praised the exemplary valor of the Turead more »

No Escaping Ocean Plastic: 37 Million Bits Of Litter On One Of World's Remotest Islands

16 May 13:13 | World

The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet.read more »

UN Condemns North Korea's Ballistic Missile Launch

16 May 09:05 | World

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Pyongyang to return to the path of denuclearization saying the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea (DPRK) is a threat to peace and security in the region.read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:53.7km) in Russian Federation at 5/16/2017 11:41:56 AM

16 May 08:14 | U.S. News

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2017-05-16 11:41:56 (m4.9) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 51.2 179.4 (29192)

16 May 08:09 | SciTech

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