Wednesday, October 29, 2014
An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment to restock the International Space Station. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/zfpndp
The ruble fell to a record low against the dollar and euro in early trading Wednesday despite a $2.5 billion intervention from the Russian central bank to prop up the currency.
Monday, October 27, 2014
It has been suggested that privacy no longer exists. Everything we do on the web is tracked, whether intentionally or not, and more and more consumers are becoming wary of companies and governments collecting their data. We've previously seen innovators in Japan create privacy-protecting glasses that can confuse facial recognition programs. But for everyday internet usage, ICLOAK is developing a plug-and-play USB that enables web users to browse with privacy on any device.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Jiang Zemin’s days are numbered. It is only a question of when, not if, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party will be arrested. Jiang officially ran the Chinese regime for more than a decade, and for another decade he was the puppet master behind the scenes who often controlled events. During those decades Jiang did incalculable damage to China. At this moment when Jiang’s era is about to end, Epoch Times here republishes in serial form “Anything for Power: The Real Story of Jiang Zemin,” first published in English in 2011. The reader can come to understand better the career of this pivotal figure in today’s China.
OKINAWA, Japan—Swooping down to 500 feet over the western Pacific, Cmdr. Bill Pennington pilots his U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft toward an unidentified vessel off southern Japan.
In the back of the plane, a heavily modified Boeing 737, the crew homes in on the vessel using a barrage of surveillance equipment, including radar, GPS and infrared cameras.
In 1881 Otto von Bismarck, the conservative minister president of Prussia, presented a radical idea to the Reichstag: government-run financial support for older members of society. In other words, retirement. The idea was radical because back then, people simply did not retire. If you were alive, you worked—probably on a farm—or, if you were wealthier, managed a farm or larger estate.
To the editor: I strongly disagree with Joe Cirincione's belief that the U.S. ought not continue to modernize its formidable nuclear arsenal. ("How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?," Op-Ed, Oct. 21)
As the Romans knew so well, Si vis pacem, para bellum, or, "If you want peace, prepare for war." I say this with full cognizance of the effects of nuclear war.
Friday, October 24, 2014
President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham at the Oval Office. (Reuters/Larry Downing)
“She has no virus in her,” said Dr. Tony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health. “She is cured of Ebola, let's get that clear.”
Fauci's boss' boss got the message. President Barack Obama invited Pham and her family to the White House where he gave the Ebola survivor a big hug.
Pham — one of two Texas nurses to contract the disease while caring for the country’s first Ebola patient — was hopeful and humble as she left the hospital Friday morning.
This 1950s photo provided by Quynh Thai shows former Vietnamese photographer Le Minh Thai on a navy ship in South Vietnam. Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam war for U.S. media outlets, died on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 93. The eldest son of a merchant family in Vietnam’s ancient port city of Hoi An, Minh went on to become a member of the Saigon press corps who first worked for The Associated Press and later for Time-Life magazine, covering his country’s civil war. (AP Photo/Quynh Thai)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.
Thai died Oct. 10 at a nursing home in Encinitas, where he had been living for the past seven years, his daughter, Quynh Thai, told The Associated Press.
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?
A new buzzword is circulating in the world's convention centers and auditoriums. It can be heard at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund. Bankers sprinkle it into the presentations; politicians use it leave an impression on discussion panels.
Tin RFI, “Bầu không khí tại Hồng Kông trở nên căng thẳng sau thất bại của cuộc đối thoại đầu tiên giữa sinh viên biểu tình và chính quyền vào tối hôm qua, 21/10/2014. ”Thông tín viên Heike Schmidt có mặt tại chỗ, gửi về bài tường trình sau đây: «Cuộc đối thoại kéo dài hai tiếng đồng hồ, trong bầu không khí lịch sự, nhưng không mang lại kết quả gì. Tim, một người biểu tình, đã theo dõi sát cuộc đối thoại được truyền hình trên màn ảnh lớn, cho biết: "Đương nhiên, tôi rất thất vọng. Chúng tôi muốn có một cuộc bầu cử thực sự theo thể thức phổ thông đầu phiếu để bầu lãnh đạo hành pháp. Thế nhưng, điều duy nhất mà họ đề nghị với chúng tôi, đó là sẽ làm một báo cáo mới gửi tới Bắc Kinh. Như vậy thì sẽ không mang lại kết quả gì. Nhưng chúng tôi cần gia tăng đối thoại. Chúng tôi không muốn thấy có những vụ bạo lực mới".
Liên Hiệp Quốc đã lên tiếng cho người dân Hồng Kông, ủng hộ một cuộc bầu cử tự do.
Nhân cơ hội này, đồng bào trong nước hãy phát động phong trào đòi Tổng Tuyển Cử Tự Do trên toàn quốc có Liên Hiệp Quốc giám sát. Kêu gọi LHQ và các quốc gia có đại sứ quán tại Việt Nam ủng hộ.
Nếu không có bầu cử & ứng cử tự do thì Việt Nam sẽ không bao giờ có Tự Do, Dân Chủ, Cơm No, Áo Ấm.
HONG KONG—A panel of United Nations experts on Thursday called on China to allow real universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the latest sign of international pressure and attention on the People’s Republic of China over its restrictions on Hong Kong’s political system, after tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have occupied major roads in the financial center for nearly a month.