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Syria war: G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ‘chemical attack’

(Media Release)( The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. The nations agreed there was […]

Syrian warplanes caught by radar near chemical attack

(Media Release)( WASHINGTON — U.S. radar showed Syrian warplanes in the vicinity of the suspected chemical-weapon attack that killed dozens of people in northern Syria on Tuesday, according to a senior Defense Department official. The gas attack killed several children, prompting President Trump on Wednesday to say that it “had crossed a lot of […]

Top General: U.S. Has ‘No Defence’ for Russian Missiles

(Media Release) The U.S. could be vulnerable in the face of the threat posed by nuclear-capable Russian cruise missiles deployed by Moscow last month, according to the head of the U.S. Strategic Command. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who was the chief commander of the U.S. missile and nuclear warhead arsenal, told members of Congress Tuesday that […]

Comment: As Trump Fumbles, Putin Prepares to Invade Neighbours

(Media Release) Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine—and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus or the Baltic states as well—that could presage a new large-scale military operation. First, in 2016, Russia created 25 division formations and 15 brigades, while raising manpower by only 10,000 men. This suggests the possibility that Russia […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia rebel weapons claim rejected

(Media Release) Russian reports that a release of chemicals that killed and injured dozens of civilians in northern Syria came from rebel weapons on the ground have been rejected. The UK’s foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said the evidence pointed to an attack by Syrian government forces. Damascus denies its […]

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 58

(Media Release) At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke. Later, aircraft fired […]

Vector Institute is just the latest in Canada’s AI expansion

(Media Release)( Canadian researchers have been behind some recent major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Now, the country is betting on becoming a big player in one of the hottest fields in technology, with help from the likes of Google and RBC. In an unassuming building on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, Geoff Hinton […]

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