Today, consistent with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), as amended (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)), and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency, we are releasing our sixth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities presenting statistics on how often the government uses certain national security authorities.
The US and Chinese officials posed for pictures but made no statements to journalists about the outcome of the talks after they emerged from their hours-long meeting at the Diaoyutai state guest house.
Liu and the Americans exchanged pleasantries before and after the behind-closed-door talks, joking about wearing the same colour red ties. The Chinese vice premier gave US Ambassador Terry Branstad a blue album with the Chinese state crest on it.
Mnuchin told reporters earlier that he had a "nice" working dinner with Liu on Tuesday night.
Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a “sense of solemnity” but pledging to work as a symbol of the nation and the unity of its people... “We are determined to create, amidst the fast-changing international environment, a bright future for a proud Japan that is peaceful and full of hope,” he said...
...in a defiant TV address, President Maduro said Mr Guaidó had failed to turn the military against him. Mr Guaidó insists that Mr Maduro has lost control of the armed forces, and that a peaceful transition is at hand...
Current President Maduro is backed by Russia, China, and the top of Venezuela's military. He has publicly refused to cede leadership to his rival.
"This will not go unpunished," Maduro said in an address broadcast on television and the radio. "I have spoken to the attorney general. I have chosen three prosecutors who will interrogate all people involved and they will launch criminal prosecutions for the serious crimes that have been committed against the constitution, the rule of law and the right to peace."...
The agency says it’s less harmful than cigarettes and may help some smokers quit... the agency has flashed a green light for a new tobacco product that some critics argue is very similar to electronic cigarettes. The FDA has authorized the marketing of a new Philip Morris product called a “tobacco heating system.” It consists of an electronic device that heats tobacco-filled sticks wrapped in paper to generate a nicotine-containing aerosol.
The 23-year-old man attacked nearly a dozen women in the city of Uppsala between January and February while wearing a surgical mask disguise, with many of the women reporting that the encounters left them feeling vulnerable and afraid to walk the streets alone...
Submarines seemed to fit the bill, as if Washington were saying to Beijing, “Sure, you might surprise us with your missiles. But we remember we have plenty of missiles of our own — and they’re not far from you.” Nuclear powers rarely go to war with each other, but that doesn’t mean they don’t threaten to do so...
The disease "has the potential to cause an unprecedented shortage of heparin's raw material"... In 2018, China had some 440 million of the world's roughly 770 million pigs. But since African swine fever was first reported there in August, that number has fallen sharply. Early this year, the Chinese government reported culling 1 million hogs to help contain the outbreak. However, experts believe the actual number of lost animals is far greater -- and will continue to climb.
The bribe is said to have been sent in 2006 as a contribution to Garcia’s 2006 election campaign, which was to be the start of his second term as president. Contributions were sent on the understanding that the company would be privileged in the granting of large state contracts. Odebrecht is the scandal-ridden Brazilian construction company that is accused of paying bribes for public contracts in numerous Latin American countries.
Now, Washington and Ankara are involved in a public spat over Turkey’s decision to acquire the Russian-made S-400 air defense system, despite the Pentagon’s warning that such a purchase would compromise the F-35 stealth fighter, in which Turkey is a partner. Greece may want to capitalize on the tensions in order to strengthen its own security posture vis-à-vis Turkey. The two countries have historic tensions over territorial waters and airspace...
So, is there any chance we could get our hands on these tools in order to get a preliminary estimate before dropping hundreds on biopsies? Maybe in a few years someone will create the ability to use the camera on your phone to give a diagnosis.
That’s just shy of the largest modern blue whales on record, which reach up to a hundred feet. Perhaps even more surprising to scientists, though, is the fact that a whale of this size swam the seas around 1.5 million years ago, during the early Pleistocene—far earlier than previously thought.
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