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Russian lower house ratifies deal to expand naval base in Syria’s Tartus

By ethan / December 21, 2017

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:45 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:53 Russia’s lower house of parliament has ratified an agreement to transform the Tartus naval refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged naval base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships. The development would be for a term of 49 years and would grant the Russian […]

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Western leaders misled Gorbachev with promises that NATO wouldn’t expand – released archives

By ethan / December 14, 2017

In 1990, Western politicians repeatedly assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t expand east of Germany’s borders, but broke that promise less than a decade later, say insider archives from both sides of negotiations following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Researchers from the respected George Washington University-based National Security Archive, which specializes in […]

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Facebook to expand suicide prevention AI following successful US tests

By ethan / November 28, 2017

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 02:21 Facebook announced on Monday that, following successful tests in the US, it will roll out its pattern recognition software designed to scan for posts with suicidal intent to other countries, except in the EU. “When someone is expressing thoughts of suicide, it’s important to get them help as quickly […]

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