Category: World

VARNA, Bulgaria (Feb. 22, 2018)

23 Feb 22:34 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) haul in mooring lines as the ship departs Varna, Bulgaria. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released) 180222-N-KA046-0027read more »

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 22, 2018)

23 Feb 22:34 | U.S. News

A Sailor organizes ordnance on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf (Released) 180222-N-FA490-1009read more »

Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections

23 Feb 15:07 | World

A fevered and listless child with ear pain, a bad cough or snot running out of their nose is a well-known phenomenon in most families with children. But even when one sick day leads to another, and collecting prescriptions at the pharmacy becomes a routine, parents need not to worry that their children´s brain are affected or they are losing the ability to do well in school.read more »

China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality

23 Feb 14:02 | World

Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new UBC sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.read more »

2018-02-22 16:55:13 (m4.4) North of Severnaya Zemlya 85.5 86.2 (29192)

23 Feb 11:06 | SciTech

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Ukrainians, Russians More Polarized on Future of Relations

23 Feb 05:43 | Business

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - February 22, 2018

22 Feb 18:58 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC February 22, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing MONTENEGRO UKRAINE/RUSSIA DEPARTMENT read more »

Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans, study indicates

22 Feb 15:17 | World

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings - suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own. read more »

Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

22 Feb 14:04 | World

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.read more »

Trump Rated Best on Terrorism, the Economy; Better on Taxes

22 Feb 04:45 | Business

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Trump Rated Best on Terrorism, the Economy; Better on Taxes

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Fake news 'vaccine': Online game may 'inoculate' by simulating propaganda tactics

21 Feb 17:14 | World

A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation - potentially "inoculating" them against the influence of so-called fake news in the process.read more »

Europe's cities face more extreme weather than previously thought

21 Feb 16:08 | World

Research by Newcastle University, UK, has for the first time analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for all European cities using all climate models and it shows they face more extreme weather than previously thought.read more »

Navy Announces Increased Incentives, Assignment Changes for Some Forward Deployed Sailors

21 Feb 10:39 | U.S. News

Navy announced Feb. 21, that Sailors serving their first term on sea duty in Japan, Guam and Spain now have an increased set of incentives available to them, in NAVADMIN 042/18.read more »

Navy Announces Changes, Increased Incentives for Some First—Term Forward Deployed Sailors

21 Feb 10:39 | U.S. News

Navy announced Feb. 21 that Sailors serving their first term on sea duty in Japan, Guam and Spain now have an increased set of incentives available to them, in NAVADMIN 042/18.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 2/21/2018 7:18:54 AM

21 Feb 03:29 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 21 Feb 2018 07:18 UTCread more »

2018-02-21 07:18:54 (m4.8) Kuril Islands 50.2 155.2 (29192)

21 Feb 03:28 | U.S. News

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Innuendo and pointing suspicion in news coverage can fuel conspiracy theories

20 Feb 17:16 | World

Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows. read more »

Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface

20 Feb 16:07 | World

Natural ecosystems play a crucial role in helping combat climate change, air pollution and soil erosion. A new study by a team of researchers from the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, sheds light on another, less well-known aspect of how these ecosystems, and forests in particular, can protect our planet against global warming.read more »

2018-02-20 01:30:07 (m4.7) Greenland Sea 76.0 7.2 (29192)

19 Feb 20:48 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Fourth Anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

19 Feb 19:08 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 19, 2018 Four years ago, Ukrainians from all walks of life and all regions of the country came together on the Maydan, Kyiv's central square, to demand their government recognize the choice of the citizens of Ukraine to join Europe. Scores of Ukrainians—the “Heavenly Hundred”—gave their lives on the Maydan for the dream of a better Ukraine. The United Sread more »

2018-02-19 22:05:56 (m4.6) North of Svalbard 84.8 -4.6 (29192)

19 Feb 17:27 | U.S. News

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Global dividends break new record in 2017, with more to come for the year ahead

19 Feb 15:18 | World

A strengthening world economy and rising corporate confidence pushed global dividends to a new high in 2017, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index.read more »

Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth

19 Feb 15:06 | World

In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs - and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining.read more »

Press Releases: Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS 60 Minutes

19 Feb 05:39 | US Politics and Govt

Interview Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 18, 2018 MS BRENNAN: Rex Tillerson admits he was an unconventional choice for Secretary of State. He had no prior government experience. But as CEO of ExxonMobil, he had crisscrossed the globe striking deals with foreign leaders. Secretary Tillerson, a man who still considers himself a Boy Scout and follows what he calls the Code of the West, is fiercely private and has shread more »

VARNA, Bulgaria (Feb. 18, 2018)

18 Feb 20:37 | U.S. News

Ship's Serviceman Seaman Darnell Thomas mans a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), during mooring operations in Varna, Bulgaria, Feb. 18, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released) 180218-N-KA046-0076read more »

VARNA, Bulgaria (Feb. 18, 2018)

18 Feb 20:37 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) prepares to moor in Varna, Bulgaria, Feb. 18, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released) 180218-N-KA046-0031read more »

BOSPHORUS STRAIT (Feb. 17, 2018)

18 Feb 20:37 | U.S. News

Sonar Technician Surface 3rd Class Seth Chopper Nikki Benak and Sonar Technician Surface Surface 3rd Class Antony Bey man a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) as the ship transits the Bosphorus Straits, Feb, 17, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released) 180217-N-KA046-0378read more »

BOSPHORUS STRAIT (Feb. 17, 2018)

18 Feb 20:37 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) transits the Bosphorus Straits, Feb, 17, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released) 180217-N-KA046-0512read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 17/02/2018

17 Feb 02:11 | Weather

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How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal

16 Feb 15:33 | World

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it's that everything isn't okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it - according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites.read more »

High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish

16 Feb 14:23 | World

A new study sheds light on the magnitude of microplastic pollution in our oceans. The study found microplastics in the stomachs of nearly three out of every four mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic -- one of the highest levels globally.read more »

[New post] Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe

16 Feb 11:42 | U.S. News

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News from NTI at the Munich Security Conference

16 Feb 11:16 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

16 Feb 10:22 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Ankara, Turkey February 16, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER CAVUSOGLU: (Via interpreter) Distinguished members of the press, yesterday and today we have been hosting the United States Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson. We’re very glad to host him here. We pay great attention to this visit because we’re passing through a very critical timing in our bilateral relations, and therefore we do believe that tread more »

2018-02-16 12:38:12 (m4.3) North of Svalbard 80.8 -4.1 (29192)

16 Feb 07:58 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Russian Federation on 2/16/2018 10:03:05 AM

16 Feb 05:30 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Russian Federation on 16 Feb 2018 10:03 UTCread more »

2018-02-16 10:03:05 (m5.1) North of Severnaya Zemlya 85.3 92.1 (29192)

16 Feb 05:26 | SciTech

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Happy Lunar New Year! Wag hello to the Year of the Dog

15 Feb 20:30 | World

Today marks Lunar New Year. Across the world, people are celebrating the end of the year of the Rooster and the start of the Year of the Dog.Whether you're enjoying tteokguk with family or handing out red envelopes for good luck, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday. According to Google Trends, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are among the countries searching the most for “red envelopes.” Meanwhile, top searched foods are nian gao, dumplings, pineapple tart, rice cake and peanut cookies.Since we’re dog people here at Google, we sniffed out a few non-traditional ways to celebrate. Howl you be spending the Lunar New Year?Try your paw at drawingIn the last year, people have dread more »

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Feb. 14, 2018)

15 Feb 19:06 | U.S. News

The crew of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) render honors to the national ensign following the completion of a Western Pacific deployment in support of national security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee (Released) 180214-N-LY160-0115read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 12, 2018)

15 Feb 19:06 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) accompanies USNS Arctic (T-AO) during a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway for composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), which evaluates the strike group's ability as a whole to carry out sustained combat operations from the sea, ultimately certifying the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann (Released) 180214-N-NQ487-070read more »

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Feb. 12, 2018

15 Feb 19:06 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Naval Station Rota, Spain. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner (Released) 180212-N-KA046-0184read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2018)

15 Feb 19:06 | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean while conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). Truman is underway for COMPTUEX, which evaluates the strike group's ability as a whole to carry out sustained combat operations from the sea, ultimately certifying the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford (Released) 180214-N-GC347-082read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - February 15, 2018

15 Feb 18:51 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC February 15, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT COUNTERTERRORISM ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS read more »

Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels

15 Feb 17:07 | World

Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

More than 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan conflict last year

15 Feb 13:47 | World

A total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).read more »

Fact Sheets: New U.S.-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Foreign Assistance to Jordan

14 Feb 06:55 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2018 On February 14, 2018, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on behalf of the U.S. Government, signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Jordan in which the United States makes a non-binding commitment to support providing no less than $1.275 billion per year in U.S. bilateral foreign assistance to Jordan, beginning in FY 2018 and ending in FY 2022. This is the first such MOU signed bread more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - February 13, 2018

13 Feb 18:50 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC February 13, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT PAKISTAN COSTA RICA read more »

Press Releases: Interview With Michel Ghandour of Al Hurra TV

13 Feb 16:09 | US Politics and Govt

Interview Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Crowne Plaza Hotel Kuwait City, Kuwait February 13, 2018 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, first, thank you for your time and for the opportunity that you give Al Hurra. We start from where you finished your day in Kuwait – it’s a long day. How do you view the fact that Kuwait, once invaded by the Iraqi – or by the foread more »

Too much TV at age 2 makes for less healthy adolescents

13 Feb 15:08 | World

Watching too much television at age 2 can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Université de Montréal's School of Psychoeducation have found.read more »

Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Mexico City, Mexico

13 Feb 14:59 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 As a display of our enduring friendship and important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador, Roberta S. Jacobson broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy facility in Mexico City, Mexico. The new U.S. Embassy will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy. The project is expected to be completed in 2022. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects/Davis Brody Bond Joint Venread more »

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