Category: World

2017-08-23 00:10:55 (M4.4) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.2 -180.0 (29192)

8:31 pm Eastern | SciTech

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Press Releases: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability

7:52 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 22, 2017 read more »

Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

3:06 pm Eastern | World

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, new research finds. read more »

Thousands Flee As Iraqi Forces Advance On ISIL-Held Tal Afar

22 Aug 09:24 | World

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq has warned against the consequences of displacement as thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Tal Afar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.read more »

Yemen's Saudi-Led Coalition Is Responsible For The 'Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World'

21 Aug 15:08 | World

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.read more »

2017-08-21 17:53:38 (M4.6) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.0 178.4 (29192)

21 Aug 14:11 | SciTech

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Preliminary Figures Indicate Mizzou’s Retention Rate Second Highest in History

21 Aug 13:19 | SciTech

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ICC Orders Former Islamist To Pay More Than $3 million For Damage To Timbuktu Sites

21 Aug 09:08 | World

For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 21/08/2017

21 Aug 02:11 | World

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Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:35km) in Russian Federation at 8/21/2017 4:52:40 AM

21 Aug 01:32 | U.S. News

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2017-08-21 04:52:40 (M4.5) Kuril Islands 46.1 152.0 (29192)

21 Aug 01:28 | SciTech

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President Ghani: ANASOC is officially a corps

20 Aug 05:01 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2017) � The Afghan National Army�s elite Special Operations Command officially transitioned from a division to a corps at an activation ceremony here today, a crucial step in President Ashraf Ghani�s commitment to nearly double the unit�s size.read more »

President Ghani: ANASOC is officially a corps

20 Aug 05:01 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2017) � The Afghan National Army�s elite Special Operations Command grew from a division to a corps at an activation ceremony here today, a crucial step in President Ashraf Ghani�s commitment to nearly double the unit�s size.read more »

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20 Aug 02:11 | U.S. News

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CENTCOM�s senior NCO encouraged by progress, commitment

19 Aug 15:04 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 19, 2017) � U.S. Central Command�s senior enlisted leader concluded his tour of Afghanistan at Train, Advise, Assist Command � East last week.read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:39.68km) in Russian Federation at 8/19/2017 4:14:55 PM

19 Aug 13:08 | World

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2017-08-19 16:14:55 (M4.5) near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 56.1 163.8 (29192)

19 Aug 13:05 | U.S. News

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Afghan Air Force exceeding expectations

19 Aug 04:10 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 19, 2017) � Resolute Support advisors working with the Afghan Air Force explained strides in progress and power projection to U.S. Central Command�s senior enlisted leader Tuesday.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 19/08/2017

19 Aug 02:11 | U.S. News

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - August 18, 2017

18 Aug 18:24 | World

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC August 18, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing SPAIN MISCELLANEOUS SPAIN read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Mariano Rajoy of Spain

18 Aug 17:26 | World

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Mariano Rajoy of Spain to extend his condolences to the victims and families of the August 17 terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. President Trump pledged the full support of the United States in investigating the attack and bringing the perpetrators and their associates to justice. read more »

Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

18 Aug 17:10 | World

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers.read more »

Press Releases: Special Representative Volker To Travel to Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine

18 Aug 17:10 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 18, 2017 United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will travel to Minsk, Belarus, where he will meet with a representative of the Russian government to discuss Russian-Ukrainian relations on August 21. He will then travel to Vilnius, Lithuania, to meet with senior government officials to discuss the way forward in Ukraine. On August 23, he will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will joiread more »

Press Releases: Remarks Addressing State Department Student Programs and Fellowships Participants

18 Aug 15:00 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC August 18, 2017 read more »

Press Releases: Remarks Addressing State Department Student Programs and Fellowships Participants

18 Aug 12:23 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC August 18, 2017 read more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at a Press Availability

18 Aug 11:23 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC August 17, 2017 read more »

Journalists Successfully Used Secure Computing To Expose Panama Papers

18 Aug 09:12 | World

A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers." read more »

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:10km) in Russian Federation at 8/18/2017 6:20:32 AM

18 Aug 02:37 | U.S. News

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2017-08-18 06:20:32 (M4.8) Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region 55.5 166.4 (29192)

18 Aug 02:34 | U.S. News

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GDACS daily newsletter for 18/08/2017

18 Aug 02:12 | World

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Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:45.28km) in Russian Federation at 8/18/2017 1:17:01 AM

17 Aug 21:45 | U.S. News

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2017-08-18 01:17:01 (M4.8) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.3 178.8 (29192)

17 Aug 21:41 | U.S. News

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Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s visit to Santiago, Chile and Panama City, Panama

17 Aug 20:45 | US Politics and Govt

The Second Lady started her visit in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday with a visit to Teleton Foundation where she observed an art therapy session with children. Teleton is a Chilean institution dedicated to the integral rehabilitation of children and young people with motor and cognitive disabilities. During the visit, Mrs. Pence received a beautiful piece of art from one of the young patients, which she will hang in her office at the White House. After the visit at Teleton, Mrs. Pence participated in a roundtable discussion at Espacio Crea with Chilean art therapists and university administrators. After the roundtable discussion, the Second Lady joined the Vice President to participate in a meet-and-greet with U.S. embassy employees and their families.   Today, upon arrival in Panama City, Panama, Second Lady Karen Pence joined the Vice President for a visit to Cocoli Locks. There, Mrs. Pence listened to remarks delivered by the Vice President. Following read more »

Remarks by the Vice President and Panamanian President Varela in a Joint Statement to the Press

17 Aug 20:30 | US Politics and Govt

Palacio de las Garzas Panama City, Panama PRESIDENT VARELA:  (As interpreted.)  Good afternoon.  I would like to begin by energetically condemning the terrorist act that occurred today in Barcelona.  We share the pain of the people and of the Spanish government.  And we raise our prayers to the victims and their family members.   Vice President Pence, on behalf of the people and government of the Republic of Panama, I would like to welcome you most cordially to our country as Vice President of the United States of America, Michael Pence, and his wife, Karen.   We are delighted that you've had the opportunity to visit our canal, a work which is the reflection of over a hundred years of friendship and cooperation between Panama and the United States, and which contributes to the strengthening of international trade.   This meeting has allowed us to shareread more »

Remarks by the Vice President at the Panama Canal

17 Aug 17:22 | US Politics and Govt

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AT THE PANAMA CANAL Cocoli Locks Panama City, Panama 2:48 P.M. UTC   THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you.  Thank you, Madame Vice President, for those gracious words, and for this warm welcome to Panama for me and my wonderful wife, Karen.    Before I begin, I’d like to address the horrific terror attack that occurred just a few hours ago in Barcelona, Spain.  The latest scenes of carnage and mayhem sicken us all, and as the President said earlier today, the United States condemns this terror attack, and we will do whatever is necessary to help.   Whatever inspired today's terror attack, the United States stands ready to assist the people of Spain and find and punish those responsible.  On this dark day, our prayers and the prayers of all the American people are with the victims, their families, and tread more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at a Press Availability

17 Aug 17:02 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC August 17, 2017 read more »

Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more

17 Aug 15:10 | World

Campaigns designed to stop young people "bolting" drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests. read more »

Fact Sheets: Designated ISIS Branches and Individuals

17 Aug 11:33 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 17, 2017 The Department of State has designated over 30 ISIS leaders and operatives under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, and will continue to target the group to deny it access to the U.S. financial system. These designations are part of a larger comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS that, in coordination with the 73-member Global Coalition, has made significant progress toward that goal. This whole-of-government effort is destroying ISIS in itread more »

Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

17 Aug 09:06 | World

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 17/08/2017

17 Aug 02:31 | Weather

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Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in East Of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia at 8/16/2017 11:49:22 PM

16 Aug 20:22 | U.S. News

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Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina

16 Aug 20:13 | US Politics and Govt

Today, Second Lady Karen Pence started the day with a visit to INECO Foundation, a neurological clinic specializing in treating neurologic and psychiatric disorders. There, she participated in a presentation of a patient’s journey of art therapy; observed an art therapy session with a stroke patient suffering from cognitive and motor complications; and participated in a roundtable discussion with diverse practitioners of art therapy in the greater Buenos Aires area. After the art therapy visit, Mrs. Pence enjoyed lunch with Mrs. Deborah Cooney, the wife of the Chargé D' Affaires at Fervor Restaurant. After lunch, the Second Lady enjoyed a beautiful walk in the city. Then, she proceeded to the Argentina Stock Exchange to listen to the Vice President deliver remarks to the Argentine and Latin American business community. From there, Mrs. Pence joined the First Lady of Argentina, Mrs. Juliana Macri, to visit the Teatro Colon. After the visit with the First Lady of Argenread more »

2017-08-16 23:49:22 (M4.7) east of Severnaya Zemlya 80.3 122.5 (29192)

16 Aug 20:11 | World

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Understanding reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

16 Aug 15:23 | World

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.read more »

Remarks by the Vice President and President Bachelet of Chile in a Joint Press Conference

16 Aug 15:11 | World

La Moneda Palace Santiago, Chile PRESIDENT BACHELET:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. Vice President of the United States of America, Mr. Michael Richard Pence, and distinguished delegation, Mr. Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, representatives of the diplomatic corps of the U.S., and dear friends, today, we received the Vice President of the United States, Michael Pence, in our country, and his visit is an example of the strength of our ties.  It's an expression of interest of working with Chile in a broad agenda -- regional, multilateral, and national issues.   The relationship with the United States is strategic -- politically and economically.  We share views on democracy, human rights, and opening of markets.  And today, we've approached different issues of interest.  Among them, the program related to visa waiver U.S.  And Chile the only country of Latin America -- of the 38 read more »

Study Identifies Dinosaur 'Missing Link'

16 Aug 09:08 | World

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. read more »

Family Readiness Group allows Commandos to focus on mission

16 Aug 01:44 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 16, 2017) � Afghan Commandos, their command and its Family Readiness Group go to great lengths to care for each other and their families.read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Cameron Quinn as Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security

15 Aug 21:19 | World

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint Cameron Quinn of Virginia to be Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Quinn previously served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; as a senior policy advisor in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; as counsel to the Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board; and as an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Ms. Quinn has also served on the Virginia State advisory committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Ms. Quinn has served as Virginia’s chief State election official, the United States elections advisor for International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and more recently in the Federal Voting Assistance Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.  Ms. Quinn has taught election law for more than read more »

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan to attend the 2017 Astana Expo

15 Aug 20:58 | World

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan to attend the EXPO International Fair on “Future Energy” in the city of Astana on August 28, 2017. The Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, will lead the delegation.  Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable George Krol, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan The Honorable Kevin Cramer (R-ND, At-Large District), U.S. House of Representatives  Mr. Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation  Ms. Lisa Curtis, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia, National Security Council  Mr. Ronald J. Pollett, Vice President of General Electric, President and CEO of General Electric Russia/CIS   read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - August 15, 2017

15 Aug 18:22 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC August 15, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT NORTH KOREA/REGION IRAN read more »

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