President Trump Calls on Pentagon to Create New Military Branch: A ‘Space Force’
President Donald Trump called for a new “Space Force” to be added to the U.S. military as an armed service separate from the Pentagon’s five traditional uniformed branches. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space,” Trump said Monday at a White House event on space policy. “We must have American dominance in space.” Trump has been considering creation of a Space Force for months over resistance from the Air Force, which currently oversees military space programs. He announced his support for the idea at a White House meeting...
Source: TIME: Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Donald Trump onetime Pentagon space Source Type: news

Ukrainian villages still suffering legacy of Chernobyl more than 30 years on
(University of Exeter) Milk in parts of Ukraine has radioactivity levels up to five times over the country's official safe limit, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukrainian clinic has successfully created FOUR 'three-parent babies' for infertile women
An experimental process is being performed at the Nadiya Clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, where the DNA of three people is being used to create babies for couples that have been struggling with infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

News Brief: Primary Results, Facebook In China, '3-Parent Babies'
We look at results after eight states had primary elections Tuesday. Also, Facebook gave data access to Chinese companies, and a look inside a controversial Ukrainian clinic making embryos. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelsey Snell Source Type: news

Inside The Ukrainian Clinic Making '3-Parent Babies' For Women Who Are Infertile
A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Clinic Claims Success In Making Babies With 3 Parents' DNA
A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Verdict: Joint aviation investigation team CONFIRMS Malaysian flight MH-17 was shot down by Russian military unit
(Natural News) After more than two years of painstaking work, a joint aviation investigation team from The Netherlands and Malaysia has announced they have definitive proof that an air defense unit from the Russian military shot down a Malaysia Airlines commercial flight over Ukraine nearly four years ago. As reported by the South China Morning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Left-wing "intellectual" Noam Chomsky says Christians, not ISIS terrorists, are the real threat to the world
(Natural News) The most insidious threat to world peace isn’t radical Islamic terrorism, runaway climate change, or even a nuclear holocaust stemming from World War III. According to Noam Chomsky, an Ashkenazi Jewish man from the Ukraine and renowned leftist “intellectual,” the biggest scourge is the Republican Party and the millions of Christians who identify... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

52 hospitalized in apparent school poisoning in Ukraine
Authorities in Ukraine are investigating an outbreak of sickness believed to be poisoning that sent 50 students and two teachers to the hospital in the city of Cherkassy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

RAND identifies new strategies for countering Russian social media
(RAND Corporation) A new RAND Corporation report finds that Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RAND Identifies New Strategies for Countering Russian Social Media Influence in Eastern Europe
Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Forms of expressing anger in hospitalised Ukrainian post-deployed service members - Ortenburger DE, W ąsik J, Tsos A, Bielikowa N, Andrijchuk O, Indykа S.
INTRODUCTION: Military actions and injuries sustained make returning to ordinary life and everyday routine a challenge which soldiers need to face. Research on this subject shows that the consequences of post-traumatic stress extends further, beyond the vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chernobyl Is Now the World ’s Unlikeliest Green Energy Experiment
A hundred yards from the rusting ruins at the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, a gossamer array of almost 4,000 photovoltaic panels sits atop a thick concrete slab capping a grave of radioactive waste. When it comes to clean energy, it’s hard to think of a less likely place than Ukraine’s infamous Chernobyl nuclear plant. But final preparations are being made to generate electricity again, this time using safer power from the sun. It’s part of the country’s plan to reduce dependency on increasingly unreliable Russian gas deliveries and disrupted coal supplies. Dominated by the 300 f...
Source: TIME: Science - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: James M Gomez and Kateryna Choursina / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Chernobyl energy onetime Source Type: news

Ukrainian Doctor Struggles With Lack of Resources Ukrainian Doctor Struggles With Lack of Resources
Family doctor Dmitriy Rozumiy struggles to bridge the gap between what his patients in rural Ukraine need and what the country's cash-strapped healthcare system can provide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Oksana Masters ’ s Road From a Ukrainian Orphanage to Paralympic Stardom
Born with birth defects linked to the Chernobyl disaster, Masters is now set to compete in six events at her fourth Paralympics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Cross-Country Skiing Disabilities Procter & Gamble Co Shiffrin, Mikaela Toyota Motor Corp Amputation Source Type: news

Ukrainian doctor struggles with lack of resources
KIEV (Reuters) - Family doctor Dmitriy Rozumiy struggles to bridge the gap between what his patients in rural Ukraine need and what the country's cash-strapped healthcare system can provide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The end state and the NHS
Nuffield Trust provides commentary on the NHS after Brexit. Different options are being discussed based on a bewildering range of large and small examples of how the EU relates to other countries: Norway, Canada, Jersey and Ukraine. Each possible model for the “end state” of Brexit, following the two-year transition period expected to begin next year, will create a different environment for the NHS. To see how, we need to quickly recap the main issues at stake for the service. Includes a 2 External 0 0 0 chart of trade options false https: //www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/chart/brexit-end-state-trade-options-and-heal...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Dentistry Graduates in Limbo Over Internship
[New Era] Windhoek -The majority of the 24 dentistry graduates from universities in Russia, Ukraine, China and Belarus are unhappy that they cannot put their skills to good use because not all of them have been accommodated in an internship programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wombs for rent
Demand for surrogacy in Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is soaring. But what happens to the women involved? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Kiev, Inaugurates Ambulance in Uman
Jerusalem - A moving ceremony took place on Sunday night in the central Chabad house of Kiev in Ukraine. 20 new volunteer EMTs graduated from their lengthy training program and will now be joining United Hatzalah's worldwide network of EMS volunteers. The EMT first responders will provide first aid and EMS coverage to all medical emergencies that take place in the Jewish communities in and around Kiev and throughout Ukraine. Among the attendees at the ceremony were the Vice President of United Hatzalah Eli Pollack, CEO of United Hatzalah Moshe Teitelbaum, Deputy CEO of United Hatzalah Lazar Hyman, Chief Rabbi of Kiev and U...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raphael Poch, United Hatzalah Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Kiev, Inaugurates Ambulance in Uman
Jerusalem - A moving ceremony took place on Sunday night in the central Chabad house of Kiev in Ukraine. 20 new volunteer EMTs graduated from their lengthy training program and will now be joining United Hatzalah's worldwide network of EMS volunteers. The EMT first responders will provide first aid and EMS coverage to all medical emergencies that take place in the Jewish communities in and around Kiev and throughout Ukraine. Among the attendees at the ceremony were the Vice President of United Hatzalah Eli Pollack, CEO of United Hatzalah Moshe Teitelbaum, Deputy CEO of United Hatzalah Lazar Hyman, Chief Rabbi of Kiev and U...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raphael Poch, United Hatzalah Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Kiev, Inaugurates Ambulance in Uman
Jerusalem - A moving ceremony took place on Sunday night in the central Chabad house of Kiev in Ukraine. 20 new volunteer EMTs graduated from their lengthy training program and will now be joining United Hatzalah's worldwide network of EMS volunteers. The EMT first responders will provide first aid and EMS coverage to all medical emergencies that take place in the Jewish communities in and around Kiev and throughout Ukraine. Among the attendees at the ceremony were the Vice President of United Hatzalah Eli Pollack, CEO of United Hatzalah Moshe Teitelbaum, Deputy CEO of United Hatzalah Lazar Hyman, Chief Rabbi of Kiev and U...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raphael Poch, United Hatzalah Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Were NYC Cancer Cases Tied to Chernobyl Disaster?
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- A possible link between a cluster of cases in New York City of an extremely rare type of cancer and the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine has been found by researchers. They began their investigation after 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Using social and risk networks helps identify people undiagnosed with HIV
(New York University) Conducting HIV testing among the social and risk networks of those recently diagnosed with HIV helps identify undiagnosed cases of HIV at significantly higher rates and at a lower cost than other testing approaches, finds a new study conducted in Ukraine by an international research team. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Conflict in Ukraine Escalated Spread of HIV - Scientists Conflict in Ukraine Escalated Spread of HIV - Scientists
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country
(University of Oxford) Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to analysis by scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women really ARE the stronger sex!
The researchers from the University of Southern Denmark looked at some events, including the 1933 Ukraine famine, when average life expectancy dropped below 20 years to make the conclusion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukraine: Caring for Villagers Trapped Near the Front Lines in Opytne
Field newsUkraine: Caring for Villagers Trapped Near the Front Lines in OpytneJanuary 05, 2018People in the easternUkrainian village of Opytne are living without access to health care or essential medications. This village on the front line lies in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, opposite the destroyed Donetsk Airport, which is now in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People ’s Republic. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Deadly war weapons endanger lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine – UNICEF
Landmines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war threaten the lives of over 220,000 children in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Children's Fund has warned, calling on all parties to the conflict to immediately end the use of the lethal weapons and allow mine clearance activities to begin. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World
Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. The solstice, which falls on Dec. 21 this year, marks the first day of winter. It starts the moment the Northern Hemisphere is pointed at its farthest distance from the sun. The winter solstice is considered a turning point in the year in many cultures. The sacred day is also called Yule to pagans celebrating the birth of the new solar year, ac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime winter solstice Source Type: news

Brazil ’s Asbestos Ban Will Impact US Imports
In a landmark decision, Brazil severed ties with asbestos. The world’s third-largest producer of chrysotile asbestos, also known as white asbestos, ruled last week to ban the production, distribution and use of the toxic mineral. Brazil’s Supreme Court on Nov. 29 voted 7 to 2 on the measure to ban the substance responsible for deadly mesothelioma and other diseases. According to the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the vote makes Brazil the most populous country to ban asbestos. China, India and the United States — countries with populations that surpass the South American nation — ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos bans Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exporters Association of the Asbestos-Exposed brazil asbestos Brazilian Supreme Federal Court China chloralkali industry Chrysotile asbestos Department of Commerce Dr. Arth Source Type: news

Six ‘Signature Solutions’ – New Development Plan for a New Era
The UN flag. Credit: Sriyantha Walpola/IPSBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 30 2017 (IPS)While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same – to leave no one behind – the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them. This appears to be the key rationale behind the new 21 century development plan, which identifies six “signature solutions” against which the UN development agency will align its resources and expertise to make a real impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.“Thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Henry Marsh: 'Ukraine is like a Trabant that wants to be a Ferrari'
Henry Marsh is a celebrated neurosurgeon who travels the world teaching his exacting craft. Robert McCrum joins him in Ukraine as he tries to save the life of 11-year-old ViktoriaWe joined the green-gowned brain surgery team soon after daybreak. The chill of the operating theatre was filled with the inevitable frisson of nerves before a big op. Inside the Orlika Street children ’s hospital in the suburbs ofLviv, on the western edge of Ukraine, the patient was waiting for us, under halogen lights, anaesthetised upon the table.She was corpse-like in unconsciousness. Her chilled cerise fingernails offered a poignant rem...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robert McCrum Tags: Neuroscience Ukraine Medicine Education Source Type: news

Probiotics and Omega-3s for Fatty Liver Cut Steatosis Risk Probiotics and Omega-3s for Fatty Liver Cut Steatosis Risk
Preventing and treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing challenge, but Ukrainian investigators have successfully translated their promising animal findings to the clinical setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Stroke: when words fail you
As BBC4 film Speechless marks World Stroke Day, documentary producer Nick Fraser reflects on his own recovery following a brain attack in FebruaryI was just finishing a talk about documentaries I was giving in Soho. I ’d been asked a question about why so many films are seriously depressing. I remember that I talked about the great neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and the documentary about him,The English Surgeon. The film followed him to Ukraine as he helped and taught the local surgeons, who often resorted to using rusty domestic power tools to work on their patients ’ skulls. I’d talked about him for some time...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nick Fraser Tags: Stroke Medical research Science Society Documentary Television & radio Factual TV BBC4 Media Source Type: news

Ukraine to ramp up health spending after anti-corruption push
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine plans a 12 percent increase in health spending next year to exploit reforms passed last week to raise standards and crack down on corruption in hospitals and surgeries, government ministers told Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ukraine Passes Long-delayed Health Reforms Praised by West Ukraine Passes Long-delayed Health Reforms Praised by West
Ukrainian lawmakers voted through a long-delayed overhaul of the health system on Thursday that the state's Western backers say will raise standards and tackle a culture of bribe-taking in surgeries and hospitals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ukraine passes long-delayed health reforms praised by West
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers voted through a long-delayed overhaul of the health system on Thursday that the state's Western backers say will raise standards and tackle a culture of bribe-taking in surgeries and hospitals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Wiley Announces Ella Balagula as New EVP of Publishing Business
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB), a global research and learning company, today announced that Ella Balagula has been named Wiley’s new Executive Vice President of Wiley’s Publishing segment. Prior to joining Wiley, Ms. Balagula was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Engineering Solutions at Elsevier, one of the world’s largest providers of scientific, medical, and technology information, where she was responsible for commercial go-to-market, product management, software development and content acquisition and production in the engineering and academic segments. Ms. Balagula als...
Source: News from STM - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Social hazards as manifested workplace discrimination and health (Vietnamese and Ukrainian female and male migrants in Czechia) - Drbohlav D, Dz úrová D.
Social hazards as one of the dimensions of workplace discrimination are a potential social determinant of health inequalities. The aim of this study was to investigate relations between self-reported health and social hazard characteristics (defined as-dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Legacy of Chernobyl: Boar shot in Sweden found to have 10 TIMES the accepted amount of radiation, 30 years after disaster
(Natural News) On April 26, 1986, a disastrous accident at the power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine led to the release of more radiation into the atmosphere than the nuclear bomb released over Hiroshima, Japan in the Second World War. A routine test gone wrong resulted in what has been called the worst power plant accident... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using nominal group technique among clinical providers to identify barriers and prioritize solutions to scaling up opioid agonist therapies in Ukraine - Madden L, Bojko MJ, Farnum S, Mazhnaya A, Fomenko T, Marcus R, Barry D, Ivanchuk I, Kolomiets V, Filippovych S, Dvoryak S, Altice FL.
BACKGROUND: Opioid agonist therapies (OAT) like methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment remain markedly under-scaled in Ukraine despite adequate funding. Clinicians and administrators were assembled as part of an implementation science strategy t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Here ’s What a Top General Thinks Is the Next Big Threat to the U.S.
China will pose a greater military threat to the U.S. than any other nation within the next decade, according to America’s highest-ranked military official, General Joseph Dunford. “I think China probably poses the greatest threat to our nation by about 2025,” Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Tuesday hearing on his re-appointment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CNN reports. Dunford was responding to a question from Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, who asked whether he stood by his 2015 assessment that Russia, followed by China and North Korea, posed the greatest threats to the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized China Foreign Policy Military North Korea onetime Source Type: news

During Trump ’s Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Putin’s
WASHINGTON — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by The Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort’s emails were read to reporters. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed to The Associated Press that the email exchanges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Campaign onetime Paul Manafort Source Type: news

A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis
There is nothing the US can do to North Korea that will lead to its renunciation of its nuclear weapons program. That is because North Korea already holds US allies hostage to violence we cannot control—and may already or will soon pose a similar threat to the US homeland—and thus presents an unacceptable risk of retaliation for any American offensive military action. There is nothing the US can do for North Korea that might induce it to denuclearize, because keeping North Korea on a war footing vis-à-vis the US keeps the regime of Kim Jong Un in power. There is nothing the international community, inclu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Bobbitt Tags: Uncategorized North Korea Source Type: news

The U.N. Speech Showed President Trump ’s Zero-Sum Views
Discussions remain fluid; Republicans would likely need to make some of the tax cuts expire after 10 years [Wall Street Journal] Sound Off “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” — President Trump telling the United Nations General Assembly that the U.S. will act if it or its allies are threatened “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” — Trump at the United Nations Bits and Bites Michael Cohen’s statement to the Senate intelligence committee [CNN] Donald Trump Jr. Gives U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

President Trump ’s Pick for Russian Ambassador: ‘No Question’ Moscow Interfered in Election
(WASHINGTON) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Huntsman struck a tough tone amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The relationship has been marred in recent months by a series of expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic missions. “There is no question that the Russian government interfered in the U.S....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Lardner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress diplomacy onetime russia Source Type: news

President Trump Calls U.N.-Backed Iran Nuclear Deal ‘An Embarrassment’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction'” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd at the U.N. on Tuesday that “it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront” Kim Jong Un and said that Kim’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons” poses a threat to “the entire world with an unthinkable loss of human life. “Rocket ma...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Sueprville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Russia ’s Latest War Games Are Causing Jitters in Europe
(MINSK, Belarus) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries. Some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow’s real intentions. Russia and Belarus say the exercises, w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuras Karamanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized Baltic states Belarus Eastern Europe onetime Poland russia Source Type: news