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    British PM warns on Brexit risks as sterling plunges
    Feb23

    British PM warns on Brexit risks as sterling plunges

    LONDON (AFP) – Prime Minister David Cameron warned Monday that a vote to leave the EU would risk Britains economic and national security, as uncertainty over the outcome of the June referendum sent the pound plunging.In a speech to the House of Commons, the Conservative leader launched a barely-veiled attack on London Mayor Boris Johnson,...

    Mobs in Ukraine Attack Russian Banks in Burst of ‘Office Pogroms’
    Feb23

    Mobs in Ukraine Attack Russian Banks in Burst of ‘Office Pogroms’

    The branch offices of three Russian banks were firebombed or looted over the weekend, and some of the attacks by Ukrainian nationalists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Facebook is using its photo-tagging technology to create incredibly detailed maps of where you live
    Feb23

    Facebook is using its photo-tagging technology to create incredibly detailed maps of where you live

    FacebookArtificially-intelligent machine learning technologies that allow computers to “learn” to recognize patterns and make judgments have been used to translate languages, recognize objects in photos, and filter email. Now, Facebook is using its own expertise in computer vision — the image-analysis technology that powers the social...

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge
    Feb23

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge

    A memorial procession on Saturday for murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, will trace the same route as his last march – a 2014 protest against Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin are marking one year since the assassination of Nemtsov, who was shot in the back while crossing a...

    Syrian ceasefire agreement starts next week
    Feb23

    Syrian ceasefire agreement starts next week

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Syria’s civil war has ground on for almost five years, but this day saw a diplomatic step that could begin the process of ending a conflict that’s killed 250,000 people and displaced millions more. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner begins our coverage. MARGARET WARNER: Syrian government forces and...

    The New Global Financial Cold War
    Feb23

    The New Global Financial Cold War

    Photo by Des Byrne The Guns and Butter Interview Suppose a country owes money to another nation’s government or official agency. How can creditors collect, unless there’s an international court and an enforcement system? The IMF and the World Bank were part of that enforcement system and now they’re saying: ‘We’re not...

    Ukraine picks song about Stalin deportations for Eurovision contest
    Feb23

    Ukraine picks song about Stalin deportations for Eurovision contest

    Ukrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin as the country’s entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest. …read more Source: Global...

    Confluence of Crises: The View From Munich
    Feb23

    Confluence of Crises: The View From Munich

    Co-authored with Richard Burt Since 1962, the year after the Berlin Wall was constructed, the annual Munich Security Conference (MSC) has helped propel conversations on many critical issues: the Cold War; nuclear arms control; the fall of that Wall and German reunification; 9-11; the Iraq War. Two years ago, the conference was all about NSA and...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb23

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the bitter cold winter months between November 2013 and February 2014, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians — sometimes up to a million — gathered in Kyiv’s Independence Square, or Maidan, and other central locations in the city demanding a break from Moscow’s orbit and a European future for themselves. Those moments in time are...

    The US government is evaluating sanctions against Russia that could destroy SpaceX’s biggest competitor
    Feb23

    The US government is evaluating sanctions against Russia that could destroy SpaceX’s biggest competitor

    NASA/Kim ShiflettA prime SpaceX competitor — United Launch Alliance (ULA) — might be banned from flying one of its most important rockets, which could spell ruin for the company. Right now, the US Government is determining whether importing Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines — which power ULA’s Atlas V rockets — violates sanctions against...