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Thales and GEOS selected to deploy NCOP 2 at 30 Nato sites

May 20, 2022

The research centre of Thales in the scientific cluster of Paris-Saclay, France. Credit: Cinerama14/ commons.wikimedia.org. Thales and GEOS have been selected by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) to deploy Nato Common Operational Picture (NCOP 2) software at 30 sites. The deployment of the NCOP 2 system aims to offer joint forces under Nato command with shared operational situational awareness. As agreed, the software system will be installed at both fixed and de ...read more

Wimbledon 'stands by' ban on Russian players after tennis bosses strip its ranking points

May 20, 2022

Wimbledon has been stripped of its world ranking points for banning Russian and Belarusian players. World tennis authorities said it undermined the fundamental principle of players qualifying on merit. The ATP, in charge of the men's game, said it had acted with "great regret and reluctance" but that "discrimination by individual tournaments is simply not viable". Women's tennis governing body the WTA also said it was stripping the event of its points. It said players "should not be penalized o ...read more

‘Cancer-riddled’ Putin is surrounded by doctors and takes breaks during meetings for treatment, claims Brit ex-spy

May 20, 2022

SICKLY TYRANT 17:51, 19 May 2022 Updated: 17:51, 19 May 2022 A "CANCER-riddled" Vladimir Putin is surrounded by doctors and takes breaks during meetings for treatment, a Brit ex-spy has claimed. Christopher Steele, who previously worked the Russia desk at MI6 and published intelligence on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, said the "exact details" of the ailing autocrat's illness were still not known. 4 A change in Putin's appearance ...read more

Slovenia to procure 45 Boxer 8×8 vehicles

May 20, 2022

In picture, a Boxer configured for Australian Land 400 Phase 2. Credit: Graham Robson-Parker/ commons.wikimedia.org. Nato member Slovenia is set to procure 45 Boxer 8×8 vehicles as part of its efforts to modernise its armed forces. The Government of Slovenia, through the European procurement organisation OCCAR, signed a contract with manufacturer ARTEC to procure the vehicles in four variants. The deal values approximately €281.5m. The Boxer vehicle is a highly protected 8×8 system an ...read more

Geneva airport fire: Black smoke rises from hangar as massive building erupts in flames

May 20, 2022

Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. HOME News Showbiz TV Sport Comment Finance Travel Entertainment Life Style UK Politics World Royal Science Weather Weird History Obituaries Nature Sunday A FIRE has broken out at Geneva airport sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air. Geneva Airport: Smoke fills sky after fire at airport Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special R ...read more

Australia reports first case of monkeypox in a traveller in his 30s returning from UK

May 20, 2022

Australia has reported its first case of monkeypox in a traveller in his 30s who recently returned from Britain. The man's case was confirmed on Friday after he arrived in Melbourne with symptoms earlier this week. A second, probable infection has also been reported in a man in his 40s who developed a mild illness several days after arriving in Sydney, with the symptoms "clinically compatible" with the virus, the New South Wales health department said. The man had recently travelled to Europe. ...read more

Earth's oceans were the hottest, most acidic on record in 2021, UN report finds

May 20, 2022

The world's oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments. Oceans saw the most striking extremes as the WMO detailed a range of turmoil wrought by climate change in its annual State of the Global Climate report. It said melting ice sheets had helped push sea levels to new heights in 2021. "Our climate is changing b ...read more

A Protestor Stripped Off Her Clothes to Reveal an Anti-Rape Message on the Cannes Red Carpet

May 20, 2022

CANNES, France — A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape written on her body crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” on Friday. The unidentified woman tore off her clothes during the film’s red carpet procession to reveal the message “Stop raping us” written across her torso next to the blue and yellow colors of the Ukraine flag. Red was also painted on her legs and groin. While she ye ...read more

Putin May Be Winning the Information War Outside of the U.S. and Europe

May 20, 2022

Is Vladimir Putin losing the information war with Ukraine? Well, it depends on who you ask. It’s never easy to measure such things, but here are a few numbers. While 141 countries in the UN voted to condemn Russia’s aggression, the number of African, Middle Eastern and South American countries who have imposed sanctions on Russia is 0. Last week, President Joe Biden hosted a summit with eight nations of the Association of Southeast Asian nations, and pressured them to criticize Russia. The ...read more

Finland and Sweden officially apply for Nato membership

May 20, 2022

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg receives official letters of application to join Nato from Finland and Sweden. Credit: NATO. Understand the impact of the Ukraine conflict from a cross-sector perspective with the Global Data Executive Briefing: Ukraine Conflict Finland and Sweden have formally applied to join the Nato alliance, a decision driven by increasing security concerns following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ambassadors of the two countries to the alliance offic ...read more