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More than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan are "at risk of imminent death" because of severe malnutrition, a United Nations official has said. Henrietta H Fore, executive director of the UN children's agency (UNICEF), issued the stark warning on Friday after a two-day visit to some of the areas most ...

It's hard watching facebook struggle. Like how for the past two years it's alternated between looking like it's doing something about fake news, and actually doing something about fake news. The company's latest stab at the problem is saying it will change what people see in their News Feeds. The goal is ...
Allison Shearmur, who produced the Hunger Games films, Rogue One: A Star wars Story and the upcoming Solo: A Star wars Story, died unexpectedly Friday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a battle with lung cancer. She was 54. Shearmur was an executive at Paramount and Lionsgate ...
The planned booklet of advice on civil preparedness has roots in the Cold War. In spite of Sweden's peaceful profile, during the Cold war years, the then-neutral nation maintained a sizeable military and general Conscription, along with far-reaching preparations for how to mobilize and protect Swedish ...
As a candidate, Donald Trump warned against foreign wars, not least in Syria. A year into his presidency, he is adding Syria to a list of open-ended conflicts that already includes Afghanistan and Iraq. We know President Trump's plan not because he asked Congress for authorization and funding for a ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping never warmed to Barack Obama, whom he found too spartan, principled, and imperious. It was hardly an accident that the Chinese failed to provide a stairway capable of reaching the front door of Air Force One when Obama arrived at the APEC summit in 2016, forcing the ...
The senior Defense official described the predominant sentiment inside the Pentagon these days as: "Real men fight real wars. We like the clarity of big wars." This, of course, makes for an awkward pivot, because President Trump often seems enamored with Russian president Vladimir Putin. According to the Washington ...
On February 19, Star wars: rebels will begin the second half of its fourth and final season, which will hopefully answer all (or at least some) of the questions we've had about the series since day one. Now, we have a new trailer for those episodes--and with it, predictably, come even more questions.
The military sent Leonard's family a three-page report of its findings. The report didn't answer how he died, only that his remains showed "trauma of unknown etiology." It listed his death as a "homicide," which is what war is. The report also said that Leonard stood 68.25 inches tall and that his shoe size was ...
As a boy growing up during the Cold War in a small town in West Germany, I dreaded the monthly air-raid siren tests. For me, even though I knew it was only a test, the rising and falling howl signalled that our lives were not safe, that the Red army could attack us from behind the Iron Curtain any moment, or, worse, send ...
President Donald Trump's new National Defense strategy reportedly calls for the US to focus on Russia and China as main adversaries and to prepare for a great power war. The US hasn't focused on great power wars since the end of the Cold War, and Trump's strategy may return the focus to beating ...
An unidentified U.S. soldier rides horseback, carrying a dead goat, as part of the traditional game of buzkashi near Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, in December 2001. A small team of U.S. forces on horses worked with Afghan rebels to defeat the Taliban in northern Afghanistan just a month earlier.
Star wars: The Last Jedi has been pulled from cinemas in parts of China after tanking with audiences. In its second week, box office receipts were down a jaw dropping 92%. "The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from Cinemas here," Jimmy Wu, chairman of nationwide Chinese cinema chain ...
South Korea is "undercutting" President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure North Korea to give up on its nuclear ambitions by allowing the rogue state to participate in next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, as well as increasing the risk of conflict, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has said.
Yesterday, word broke that some dude had recut Star wars: The Last Jedi to adhere more closely to an incredibly sexist vision for the franchise that's as brazen and awful as it is unsurprising. This new version cut out any moment of significance any female character held, and reduced their actions to solely ...

President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview Wednesday that recent trade actions by the US against China hopefully do not start a trade war but "if there is, there is." Trump also said that the US is planning a large fine against China for recent changes in their intellectual property rules. Economists have long been ...
Could it happen here? Technically, yes. But statistically speaking, Cincinnatians should worry more about dying in car accidents. The false alarm in Hawaii this weekend amid rising U.S.-North Korea tensions means nuclear war is touching a new generation of Americans. Nick Crossley, director of the ...
Over the past week, this ad hoc war council--a group of at least 25 companies operating over a simple shared Slack--has attracted a number of higher-profile members, including Netflix and Amazon Web Services. And this impromptu centralization has even allowed the researchers originally behind the ...
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake likens President Trump's attacks on the press to those of Stalin. "We are in an era in which the authoritarian impulse is reasserting itself, to challenge free people and free societies, everywhere," he says. 2018, he says, "must be the year in which the truth takes a stand against ...
In a crushing blow to whatever coolness Star wars had in the '70s and to whatever "ownership" nerds claimed to have over the series with their X-Wing bedsheets and collections of mint-condition Boba Fett toys, the AARP has announced that Star wars is actually for old people. We're not sure what ...
The pacing is off, it's way too long and it throws away -- for better or worse -- huge swaths of what we expected from this trilogy. It's a bold movie that takes the Star wars Saga in what feels like an entirely new direction, and it's natural that some fans are going to feel left behind by these changes in tone and ...
The United States military is preparing for a still-unlikely war with North Korea. That's the takeaway from two big stories that broke over the long weekend. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that US troops are actively holding training exercises specifically geared toward a possible war with North ...
Around the time I was a Washington intern in the spring of 1989, I began hearing that the "next war in the Middle East will be over water." These warnings continued fairly regularly throughout my years in graduate school and the early part of my professional career, but because there were 13 wars (not ...
Since George Lucas introduced the franchise with "A New Hope" in 1977, the "Star wars" Saga has defined how the blockbuster movie could earn Hollywood more money than it ever saw before, from its sequel strategy to how to cash in with merchandising. But how do all the films compare to one another in dominating the ...
The EU is waging war against plastic waste as part of an urgent plan to clean up Europe's act and ensure that every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or recyclable by 2030. Following China's decision to ban imports of foreign recyclable material, Brussels on Tuesday launched a plastics ...
A possible trade war between China and the U.S. represents the biggest risk to the stock market's record rally, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday. Cramer was commenting on a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday that looked at the potential consequences of a U.S.-China trade war. The report also ...
This test was an example of the "bytes and blood" scenario that national security analysts generally predict when they talk about "cyber war" or conflict in cyberspace. For most of cyberspace's short history, defense analysts, policymakers, and many computer experts have been focused on cyber-attacks that ...
China criticized an international meeting on the North Korean nuclear crisis as illegitimate because major players such as Beijing and Moscow won't have a seat at the table. During the meeting, jointly hosted by the U.S. and Canada, in Vancouver on Tuesday, 20 foreign ministers will discuss how to stop ...
The great success of the All-Volunteer Force since 1973 has distanced the American people from any obligation to fight the nation's wars. Today, after more than 16 years of war, most Americans expect wars to be fought entirely by the all-volunteer military, no matter how difficult or prolonged. The wars in ...
LucasFilm, George Lucas's company, sued two lobbying groups over the use of the phrase "star wars" to refer to the Reagan administration's proposed missile-defense system, and licenses the word "droid" to Verizon, even though it was coined in the nineteen-fifties, twenty years before LucasFilm used it in ...
... Mark Milley, has brought up two historic wars at the Pentagon as part of a chilling warning that shows the US needs to prepare for all eventualities. Discussing the army unit Task Force Smith, General Milley reminisced how a military group underestimated the North in the Korean War and the Battle of the ...
The earliest known use of the term "prisoner of war" in England has been discovered by a historian at the University of Southampton. Court documents from 1357 show the term first used for the Count de Ventadour, captured at the Battle of Poitiers. "It's possible this early use of the phrase was prompted by ...
Russia's foreign minister warned the U.S. that it risks "catastrophic consequences" if it tries to resolve the North Korea crisis through military means and said neither Moscow nor Beijing supports the Washington-backed summit on the crisis in Vancouver, British Columbia. In the past, the Russian government ...
One might think that rumors out of the galaxy far, far away would subside once Star wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters. One would be wrong. Even as director Rian Johnson's film continues to get headlines for its costume choices, box office hauls, and lost scenes, gossip about the future of the franchise was ...
"Star wars: The Last Jedi" won its fifth consecutive weekend at the Japanese box office. For the January 13-14 frame, the film made $1.87 million on 142,000 admissions, raising its cumulative total to $59 million on 4.4 million admissions. This is still far from the $105 million recorded by "Star wars: The ...
Pope Francis warned against the dangers of nuclear war on Monday before setting off on a trip to Chile and Peru, saying he is afraid of what could happen. "I think we are at the very limit," Pope Francis said when asked if he was concerned about nuclear war breaking out. "I am really afraid of this.
It's almost all shot dimly in black and white, claustrophobically indoors - Churchill's home, Parliament, the war Rooms and the British Underground. In a disingenuously fabricated scene, Churchill takes his first ever ride on the London subway to get a sense of whether the Commoners wanted him to pursue ...
In the past three decades, Yemen has had nine wars, two insurgencies, and a revolution; Hilal governed a region with strong ties to al Qaeda, and had survived an assassination attempt. A father of eleven, he was a former marathon runner who won North Yemen's inter-university challenge three times.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has decided to postpone its session on nuclear attack preparedness next week. Much attention had been drawn to the timing of the agency's session, which was publicized just days after President Trump touted the size of his nuclear button compared with ...
The first scenario, which the army terms "the campaign between the wars," might happen when Israel tries to prevent rivals from obtaining advance weaponry they might want to use during a future war, according to Eisenkot. Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, center, being briefed by ...
It doesn't prevent wars, it prevents nuclear wars (so far) that would not be possible if nuclear weapons were abolished. The deterrent arsenal's real utility has been to provide our presidents with the opportunity to threaten nuclear war, and therefore it must always be promoted as plausible that the US uses ...
Our entire neighbourhood district was built after the Second World War and seemed to have no past, only a shiny Soviet future. We always said "the war", as if it were the only one, and everything around us was about this war. No family was spared. The perished were our common heritage, almost the only ...
So should we worry about an all-out trade war with China sinking the stock market? While the story about China selling Treasuries was quickly labeled "fake news," Wall Street embraced the notion that China was sending a message to the U.S.--we have financial weapons at our disposal. That doesn't ...
That the rhinos' habitat included a part of Africa plagued by human conflict was "desperately unfortunate," said Kes Hillman-Smith, a Nairobi-based conservationist and author of "Garamba: Conservation in peace and war." "The endless wars there have taken their toll on all the wildlife in the region.".
If that sounds like Star wars, you'd be right, but it's also the plot of comic book author Michael Moreci's debut novel, Black Star Renegades. The book is a conspicuous tip-of-the-hat to George Lucas' space opera franchise, and it'll appeal to fans of Ernie Cline's Easter egg-laden novel Ready Player One.
Like most people, Rian Johnson was a huge Star wars fan as a kid. Unlike most people, he grew up to make a Star wars movie -- he wrote and directed The Last Jedi. The man behind the latest Star wars feature film plays a game called Storage wars -- about the reality show where people guess what's ...
It's important to note that a war with North Korea is still very unlikely. North and South Korea are currently engaged in diplomatic negotiations for the first time in more than two years. On January 4, North Korea reopened a military crisis hotline with its southern neighbor after nearly two years of silence, ...
"What's so interesting is that they come here and they want to blend in," Mona Ragheb, a legal adviser at ICE, said of war criminals living in the U.S. In many cases, she said members of a particular immigrant community recognized war criminals and turned them in. But as new wars, conflicts and genocides ...


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