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Rosneft suspends license for Black Sea offshore zone for 5 years

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:33
Rosneft also confirmed that the company will start drilling an appraisal well in cooperation with Italian Eni in near future

Philip Roth is France’s newest literary superstar. Why?

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:33
The 84-year-old author, just admitted to the famed Pleiade, says even he ‘can’t say’ exactly why the French like his work so much.

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament

BBC - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:30
Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy dissolves Catalan parliament and calls snap election to "recover normality" in the region.

U.S. seeks meeting soon to revive Asia-Pacific 'Quad' security forum

REUTERS - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants a meeting soon aimed at reviving a four-way dialogue between itself, Japan, India and Australia to deepen security cooperation and coordinate alternatives for regional infrastructure financing to that offered by China, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

Project Maven Industry Day Pursues Artificial Intelligence for DoD Challenges

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:27
Project Maven, which aims to turn the enormous volume of data available to the Defense Department into actionable intelligence and insights, recently hosted an industry day in Silver Spring, Maryland. The project, also called the Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Function Team, or AWCFT, partners with industry, academia and national laboratories to develop and deploy artificial intelligence-based algorithms against some of DoD’s toughest challenges. An algorithm is a set of mathematical instructions that a computer can use to solve a problem or perform a calculation. An AI-based algorithm improves its performance through a variety of machine-learning techniques.

Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan: 'It's time to rise'

BBC - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:25
The US actress speaks out following her accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Madrid eyes crackdown after Catalonia declares independence

AP - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:20
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, lawmakers in the Catalan regional parliament voted to unilaterally declare independence on Friday, prompting the government to immediately adopt special constitutional powers to stop the region's attempt to secede. 2017-10-27T10:10:00-04:00 2017-10-27T14:10:06-04:00
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The Latest: French PM backs Spain in Catalonia crisis

AP - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:20
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 2017-10-27T10:15:00-04:00 2017-10-27T14:15:40-04:00
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Havana’s Malecon threatened by climate change, neglect

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:17
Havana starts on the Malecon, the elegant, crumbling coastal boulevard whose early 20th-century buildings face a sea that sprays them with salt and pounds them with massive waves brought in by cold fronts or hurricanes.

Spanish PM Rajoy to announce his govt’s response to Catalonia’s independence declaration at 8:15 p.m. (1815 GMT)

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:17
Spanish PM Rajoy to announce his govt’s response to Catalonia’s independence declaration at 8:15 p.m. (1815 GMT)

Norwegian rescuers say chances of finding missing Mi-8 copter crew alive very slim

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:15
More than 24 hours have elapsed since the beginning of the rescue operation but so far it has yielded no results

Kenya postpones voting in opposition areas after violence

AP - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:08
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fears of further bloodshed led Kenya's election commission to postpone voting planned for Saturday in some opposition strongholds, citing safety concerns for staffers as deadly clashes continued between police and protesters. 2017-10-27T09:53:00-04:00 2017-10-27T13:53:57-04:00
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Spanish authorities publish Senate’s decision approving legal measures for Catalonia

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:59
This step will provide Madrid with an opportunity to activate Article 155 of the country’s Constitution, which has never been implemented before

The Latest: Tens of thousands celebrate in Barcelona streets

AP - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:52
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 2017-10-27T09:42:00-04:00 2017-10-27T13:42:56-04:00
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Head of EU Parliament: No one in EU will recognize Catalan independence declaration

WASHINGTON POST - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:46
Head of EU Parliament: No one in EU will recognize Catalan independence declaration.

Ghana investigation after child rape 'pardon'

BBC - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:43
Campaigners say the case demonstrates a culture in Ghana that shields sex attackers.

White House distances itself from Puerto Rico power contract

BBC - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:40
The statement comes as federal authorities express "significant concerns" about the contract.

Madrid eyes crackdown after Catalonia declares independence

AP - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:40
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, lawmakers in the Catalan regional parliament voted to unilaterally declare independence on Friday, prompting the government to immediately adopt special constitutional powers to stop the region's attempt to secede. 2017-10-27T09:33:00-04:00 2017-10-27T13:33:27-04:00
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The Latest: EU Parliament head condemns Catalan vote

AP - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:40
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 2017-10-27T09:26:00-04:00 2017-10-27T13:26:48-04:00
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