Defense Secretary Ash Carter: US to ‘sharpen military edge’ in Asia

Defense Secretary Ash Carter: US to ‘sharpen military edge’ in Asia

(CNN)The US will “sharpen our military edge” in the face of Chinese territorial expansionism and other regional threats as it embarks on the next phase of its pivot to Asia, the US defense secretary said Thursday. The “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region would ensure that the US “remains the region’s strongest military and security partner of choice,” Pentagon chief Ash Carter told US Navy sailors in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson…

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Pakistan calls emergency meeting amid ‘deteriorating situation’

Pakistan calls emergency meeting amid ‘deteriorating situation’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack in a statement, calling it “unprovoked and naked aggression” of Indian forces. He said Pakistan’s forces were capable of defending their territory and would stop any “evil design” against their country. “No external force has the capability or capacity to challenge the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan,” he said. Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said the country’s army had responded in a “befitting” manner. “If India…

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BMW’s Concept X2 is a look at our dystopian, all-crossover future

BMW’s Concept X2 is a look at our dystopian, all-crossover future

BMW’s Concept X2 brings the styling of a coupe to the body of a crossover, which is something the market really loves for some reason. This isn’t the first swoopy-coupe crossover from BMW. The X2, debuting at the Paris Motor Show, is the latest in a long line that started with the X6, then it downsized to the X4. Even BMW admits the X2 is a wacky thing in its press release: “The design…fuses apparent…

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Cell reprogramming discovery may lead to treatments for eye diseases

Cell reprogramming discovery may lead to treatments for eye diseases

The researchers, led by Bo Chen, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, report their work in the journal Cell Reports. The retina at the back of the eye contains many types of cell, including the retinal neurons that process visual images and help us to see, and support cells called glial cells. The most common type of glial cell in the eye of mammals is the…

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Exercise does not reduce multiple sclerosis risk

Exercise does not reduce multiple sclerosis risk

Some researchers have theorized that regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. A new analysis demonstrates that, as a preventative measure, exercise does not appear to have the desired effect. Recent research clears up the debate about physical exercise and MS risk. Although the exact number of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in America is not known, there are estimated to be 2.3 million people affected worldwide. MS is a varied condition…

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Allardyce merely a product of English football, he was sacked after telling truth about rotten game

Allardyce merely a product of English football, he was sacked after telling truth about rotten game

Sam Allardyce can explain how to circumvent official transfer rules with as much clarity as he can define the offside rule, but the sacked England manager is merely a product of a corrupt national sport, writes Desmond Kane. Sam Allardyce was not always seduced by money. When Big Sam was manager of unfashionable Blackpool in the old Second Division back in 1994, he was quick to point out the benefits of earning less to achieve…

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Private Debt Steps In for Canada’s Companies as Banks Pull Back

Private Debt Steps In for Canada’s Companies as Banks Pull Back

Lenders at Third Eye Capital and Callidus Capital fill void Shadow bankers get outsized yields to fund riskier companies When Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. applied for a loan to finish a new ore processing mill in Peru, Canadian banks didn’t think it was a good bet. “They said the risk was too high,” Leonard Teoli, Dynacor’s chief financial officer, said in a phone interview. “They didn’t want to get into this kind of financing with the…

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South32 Sees Coal Rally Threatened If China Increases Work Days

South32 Sees Coal Rally Threatened If China Increases Work Days

    A surge in coal prices driven by Chinese demand would be jeopardized should the nation reverse restrictions on working days, boosting domestic production, according to South32 Ltd. “We had the Chinese government start cracking down on the factories and mines and restricting work days” to 276 a year, Chief Operating Officer for Australia Ricus Grimbeek told reporters in Perth on Thursday. “It could easily go back to 365 (days) depending on how they…

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U.K. Oil Shares Up Most in 7 Months to Lift Market on OPEC Deal

U.K. Oil Shares Up Most in 7 Months to Lift Market on OPEC Deal

Energy producers in the U.K. surged after OPEC agreed to cut output for the first time in eight years, sending the FTSE 100 Index to a second day of gains. Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc rose more than 4.5 percent, sending a gauge of oil-and-gas stocks to their biggest advance since February. The OPEC agreement yesterday surprised traders who had expected members to maintain output, spurring a rally in crude prices. Commodity producers…

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Obama defends Kaepernick’s anthem protest

Obama defends Kaepernick’s anthem protest

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said at a CNN presidential town hall Wednesday that he respected Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback started the protest last month after he sat during the national anthem for a preseason game, saying he would not “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Since then, other professional athletes have also chosen not…

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