Just Five Countries Hold 70 Percent Of The World’s Remaining Wilderness

One hundred years ago, roughly 15 percent of the planet was used to tend to crops and livestock. Since then, the global population has quadrupled and our dominance of the Earth (land and sea) has radically expanded. According to an article published in Nature, as much as 77 percent of land and 87 percent of ocean excluding Antarctica…

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After Photographing Nearly 500 Abandoned Locations, I Came Across Stunning Abkhazia

When I started preparing for the journey, I had already been photographing abandoned architecture for nearly four years. Having captured many places all over Europe – Poland, Germany, and Portugal among them – I felt an urge to aim for something unique, something that would ignite a spark of adventure…

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Asia Stocks Mixed on Trade Volleys; Kiwi Slumps: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks traded mixed as China hit back against the Trump administration’s latest tariffs and tensions ratcheted up between the U.S. and Russia. The yen edged higher, while oil held on to its losses. Shares fell in Japan and South Korea, fluctuated in Hong Kong, and pushed higher in China…

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Macron and the west must not play along with Putins Syria endgame | Natalie Nougayrde

The French president has made a serious mistake in allowing Russia to distribute French aid, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrde On 21 July a Russian military Antonov cargo plane landed on an airstrip in Chteauroux, central France. It was loaded with Khmeimim military base in Syria. This is a stronghold…

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Colbert Nabs The First Interview With Trump’s Russian Translator

But there may be no need for that now, because “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert got the first exclusive interview with the interpreter Thursday night. And things got dicey when the translator’s translator could no longer remain composed himself. That’s when the translator’s translator’s translator stepped in to finish…

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Relax, Boomers: Socialism Is Good Now

It’s a shame that Merwin K. Hart’s life has drifted into obscurity, because in his prime he was a real dazzler, one of the brightest stars from the Golden Age of American Paranoia. In the 1940s and 1950s, Hart ran an organization called The National Economic Council. Neither a government…

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FBI looked into Trump plans to build hotel in Latvia with Putin supporter

Exclusive: US authorities made inquiries even before 2016 election campaign into Trump property dealings in former Soviet Union They wanted to build the Las Vegas of the Baltics. In 2010, a small group of businessmen including a wealthy Russian supporter of Vladimir Putin began working on plans to build a…

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DHS and FBI detail how Russia is hacking into U.S. nuclear facilities and other critical infrastructure

With a joint alert from the FBI and DHS, the Trump administration has formally accused the Russian government of a “multi-stage intrusion campaign” targeting the U.S. energy grid for the first time. The alert provides some specifics about an emerging threat that could translate a cyberattack into practical chaos for…

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To protect election systems from hacking, states are getting cozier with Homeland Security

It might be a snow day in Washington, but the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election system security continued as planned. During Wednesday’s hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her predecessor Jeh Johnson appeared with a panel of state election officials to hash out the recommendations issued by the…

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