CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 France moves a step closer to having a new president, Russia offers a virtual tour of a Military installation in the Arctic, and we report on Earth Day past and present. Amid our continuing coverage of CNN Heroes, we’re featuring an inspiring report today on the people who nominate them. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hello and welcome to CNN 10 on this last Monday of April. I’m Carl Azuz. The European nation of France is one step closer to having a new leader. …

Read More >>

Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… diplomatic tension between the two countries. So, when in 1947 the British needed a safe place to dispose of thousands of tonnes of unexploded ammunition, Heligoland must have seemed an obvious choice. The code-name for the plan combined the British flair for understatement with the Military taste for the literal-minded; it was to be called Operation Big Bang. Image copyright PAthe Image caption The Heligoland Big Bang was the largest non-nuclear detonation to date Heligoland had been a …

Read More >>

Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to Military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

Read More >>

Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… way of his political ambitions. The 2016 coup attempt proved so useful to Erdogan that many still question if he didn’t orchestrate it himself. Within hours of regaining power, he launched a crackdown of stunning magnitude, imprisoning tens of thousands of people, and removing hundreds of thousands from their jobs in the Military, universities, courts and elsewhere. The coup failed, and real democracy died in its wake. But long before the coup, Erdogan’s anti-democratic …

Read More >>

Reporter’s notebook: A dramatic moment aboard Air Force 2 while headed to South Korea

April 17, 2017

… capability. Pence was notified right away about the test, that it failed after four or five seconds, and, most importantly, it was not believed to be a nuclear test or an ICBM. A White House foreign policy adviser on board immediately tried to downplay the significance, making clear it wasn’t a matter of if, but when, the North Koreans would try to flex their Military might again. Still, it was a reminder that we were 30,000 feet in the air heading toward a Korean Peninsula that is even …

Read More >>

CNN 10 – April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

… world’s greatest Military is struggling to respond. Military pilots and drones lose contact with the ground. GPS-guided smart bombs are rendered dumb. Warships lose contact with commanders. This is the nightmare scenario, chaos on earth, as our adversaries launch a massive cyber attack on key infrastructure and disable and destroy our satellites in space, the first shots in the first space war. SINGER: Explosions in space, that no one will hear. SCIUTTO: Peter Singer wrote about this …

Read More >>

CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… President Bashar al Assad. But that was before a chemical weapons attack that was carried out last Tuesday killed 89 people in western Syria. The attack was widely blamed on Assad’s regime. And last week, U.S. President Donald Trump authorized a Military strike against the Syrian airbase. It’s the location where the U.S. says the chemical attack was launched from. America has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS locations in Syria for years. The missile strikes were the first …

Read More >>

Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

… though there have been convictions for conspiracies as well as attacks by right-wing extremists against immigrants. Three people with neo-Nazi connections are currently in custody in Sweden, suspected of carrying out a series of bombings targeting facilities housing asylum seekers and political opponents. The country has a small Military contingent in Iraq helping the U.S.-led multinational effort against IS. Sweden has also been …

Read More >>

Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

April 9, 2017

… correct. But when that something can only mean Military measures, the U.S. makes itself part of the problem rather than the solution. Helping ensure that children and civilians arent trapped in Syria should be the first and most obvious thing the U.S. can do to help. Second, a far more robust dedication toward finding a diplomatic solution is needed, although such a solution is now more difficult to achieve. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should be commended for his efforts to …

Read More >>

Here’s what Kendall Jenner said about that Pepsi commercial before any of us saw it

April 6, 2017

… with avoidable misspelling. Then it pulled the commercial and threw itself under the bus, attempting to save Kendall Jenner: Was pointed out out to me that Pepsi ad was shot in Bangkok. You know, Thailand. You know, an on again/off again Military junta. Charlie J. Johnson (@Charliemagne) April 5, 2017 And, of course, a place where protesters have been killed by riot police, in a country where extrajudicial murder by the army is, let’s just say, a bit of a problem. In other words, …

Read More >>

What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Horrifying images and video show civilians — including children — struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria’s Military has denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage, but activists say the regime is responsible for a chemical attack which killed at least 70 people. Russia, meanwhile, has blamed the deaths on a Syrian …

Read More >>

An incredible journey with the Incredible String Band – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… had to be flown in by a Military helicopter. “It was open at the side and the pilot kept going sideways so we could see these huge crowds below. Ravi Shankar was on the plane with us. He was not very relaxed.” The band were supposed to have played on the Friday but it was pouring with rain and they were afraid they would be electrocuted. The band were asked to play an acoustic set but by this time their girlfriends were in the band and Heron says it would have been …

Read More >>

Military bases and submarines: What it’s like to dive in the South China Sea

March 30, 2017

(CNN)The Spratly Islands are a nebula of biological wonder — an archipelago of atolls and reefs that support 600 coral species and 6,000 fish species — including huge schools of batfish, bumphead parrotfish, scalloped hammerhead sharks, and dolphins. But they are also located in one of the most contested stretches of water in the world — the South China Sea — and the island chain is now is home to some 15 Military bases. China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and the …

Read More >>

Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with global warming costs

March 29, 2017

… without climate action. By the end of the century, Even steeper declines up to 36 percent of per capita GDP could occur. There’s much more evidence out there that needs to be brought to the attention of the Trump White House, from findings by the World Economic Forum to Military leaders who worry about a proliferation of failed states as climate impacts worsen. The bottom line is that waiting to tackle climate change is the most expensive option, and the one that could ultimately hurt, …

Read More >>

China’s police have started shooting down UAVs with drone-killing rifles

March 17, 2017

… arrested for flying a DJI Mavic Pro dangerously near civilian airliners. And in Hong Kong, three operators were arrested for flying a drone over a Formula E event. Operators of drones that are more than 7kg have to be licensed, according to draft law issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2015. Rules are generally more relaxed in rural China than in urban, built-up areas, but drones must keep out of restricted airspace and follow rules set by the Military and the government. The …

Read More >>

What Really Happens At Chinas Biggest Annual Political Gathering

March 14, 2017

A sea of jargon and acronyms Every year, the Chinese government organizes a series of meetings in Beijing to approve new laws and amendments and confirm leadership positions. The event is called the ( or in Chinese) because it comprises two major gatherings: the , or NPC, and the , or CPPCC. The NPC, sometimes called , has around , many of whom are government officials and representatives from around the country, or serve as Military leaders. Most of the delegates are members of the Communist …

Read More >>

CNN 10 – March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

… And this is very emotional situation here. You can see the passion of these protesters. (voice-over): A flurry of democratic activity. Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn put the Military on high alert and held a cabinet and national security meeting before the nation, pleading for calm. HWANG KYO-AHN, ACTING PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA (through translator): There will be people who cannot accept this and find it hard to submit to this. But now is the time to accept and end the conflict and opposition. …

Read More >>

Dennis Rodman Tries To School West Point Cadets On Kim Jong Un

March 5, 2017

NBA Hall of FamerDennis Rodman sat down with West Point cadets and Military officers Friday to tell them all about his friend for life, North Korea strongman Kim Jong Un. To me,he is just a normal guy, Rodman told an auditorium filled with cadets, the Los Angeles Times reported. He told me, I would love to come to America to go to a New York Knicks game. He actually said that to me. Obviously, he cant come here or he would be dead. Rodman helped arrange an exhibition basketball game with the …

Read More >>

Elon Musk Is Sticking With Trump For SpaceX Contracts

March 1, 2017

… that he is trying to influence Trump for the greater good. Is that true, or is it possible that Musk is motivated by self-interest? After all, for years, Tesla and SolarCity, Musks solar panel company (now owned by Tesla), have received generous support from the government in the form of grants and tax incentives. Such support, however, pales in comparison to that given to SpaceX, Musks privately-held space exploration company, which has received $6.5 billion in contracts from the U.S. Military …

Read More >>

Smart City Tech Would Make Military Bases Safer

February 21, 2017

The last time the Pentagon directed all of its bases to raise their threat level, the danger came from an unlikely source: social media. That’s where accounts connected to ISIS posted the names and home addresses of US Military personnel and encouraged terrorists to attack them. Military bases around the country began the methodical process of implementing stricter security. After countless meetings and thousands of checklists, the bases were ready. WIRED OPINION …

Read More >>