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The “black sheep”
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The “black sheep”

“Are you mistaking me for my sister? I am the only one in the family who did not win a Nobel, "she joked with a journalist who wanted to interview her. Indeed, in a unique case in the history of the awards, her mother, her father, her brother-in-law, her only sister and her husband received one of those awards in Physics, Chemistry and Peace. Eve Curie, Marie's second daughter, made her life away from science. "I don't hate her, she just terrifies me," he said in a report. She was the only one of the Curies who was able to preserve herself from the effects of radiation. He died at the age of 102.His life is cinematic. At age 32, he published the first biography about his mother, which was an immediate best-seller, won the National Boo...
Pedro Sánchez offers Argentina that Spain be its "front door" before the European Union
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Pedro Sánchez offers Argentina that Spain be its "front door" before the European Union

The Spanish president and Fernndez show their harmony and promise to lead a global debate to increase vaccine productionPedro Snchez and Alberto Fernndez, at the reception of the Spanish president at the Casa Rosada.Juan Ignacio RONCORONIEFEWith the reception at the Casa Rosada, the official visit of Pedro Sánchez began this morning in Argentina, an "important" trip for this country since he is the first foreign president to receive Alberto Fernández. The Andean president took office in December 2019 and the outbreak months after the pandemic has prevented the presence of leaders from other countries. However, Sánchez and Fernández met less than a month ago in Madrid, on the occasion of the Argentine leader's European tour, in search of support for his request to the Paris Club and the I...
Rise of the machines?  Why a drone shot a human on its own initiative
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Rise of the machines? Why a drone shot a human on its own initiative

The use of drones has gone from being exclusive to militarily advanced countries such as the United States to one more tool within other lower level armies. We do not have to go far to know that countries like Spain have various more or less advanced models and others like Morocco are in the process of acquiring new drones. But this technology is being taken much further. In the current military industry we can find fully autonomous drones linked to fighters, intelligence capable of collecting information and others that, directly, are programmed to kill people without human intervention. The latter plunges into a very swampy moral, ethical and legal terrain with many questions and few answers. For example, who is responsible if a drone autonomously kills a person. Si...
Lethal drones: has the era of autonomous killer robots arrived?
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Lethal drones: has the era of autonomous killer robots arrived?

This weekend a recent United Nations report came to light in which the international body affirms that an autonomous attack on humans by a military drone has been recorded for the first time.Has the era of autonomous killer robots arrived? Have we let machines get too smart without realizing it? While the full details of the incident reported in the report United Nations have not been published and it is not clear if there were victimsIf it is confirmed that there were, we would be talking about the first registered deaths carried out by an autonomous killer robot.The attackThe UN document explains that the logistics convoys and forces affiliated with Khalifa Haftar, of the Libya...
Ceuta and Melilla, victims of the ‘Greater Morocco’ plan
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Ceuta and Melilla, victims of the ‘Greater Morocco’ plan

With the support of Washington in the Shara, Mohamed VI clings to a nationalist dream that demands taking the autonomous citiesA sub-Saharan migrant writes his name on the spigot of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. ALBERTO ROJAS Special Envoy Ceuta Updated Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 22:47Ceuta This is how the crisis at the border was experienced: "If it is not for the Army, they will pass us by" Political crisis Night of tension in Ceuta: soldiers, civil guards and police, hand in hand at the border Charlie, as he calls himself, is a taxi driver from Ceuta that these days he does not stop taking journalists to the border of Tarajal. It is depressingly pessimistic about the evolution of the crisis and Morocco's intentions. On every corner you see a sign of disaster: Look at that. Closed ...
Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 143 people seeking to reach Italy
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Libyan Coast Guard intercepts 143 people seeking to reach Italy

Tripoli.- Libyan Coast Guard patrol boats intercepted 143 people who had left one of the beaches in the west of the country and drifted with the intention of reaching the coasts of Italy through the central Mediterranean, the deadliest marine migration route in the world.According to a statement released on social networks by the Ministry of the Interior of the National Government of Transitory Unity (GNU), the migrants, most of them from various sub-Saharan African countries, were returned to the port in Tripoli, where they received first aid before being transferred to detention centers in the capital.This is the second interception of an inflatable boat reported by the Libyan Coast Guard in the last 24 hours after Monday Another patrol boat will intercept 291 migrants in front of the w...
Arab-style Blade Runner: when reality inspires sci-fi
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Arab-style Blade Runner: when reality inspires sci-fi

Updated Monday, May 3, 2021 - 14:41The reality that is lived in Arab world always far surpasses any fiction. Even if it's a futuristic "Blade Runner" dystopa. The Lebanese film director Rabih Sweidan He knows this very well and has been inspired by the Arab revolutions of the last decade to create an animated science fiction film that is sweeping YouTube.The action of "Alephia 2053" takes place in an imaginary country where the strapa Alef II rules with an iron fist. In the People's Republic Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id)...
Intensive care for reporters
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Intensive care for reporters

A journalist films at the scene of an attack in Kabul.Mohammad IsmailREUTERSCovering a conflict, a humanitarian crisis, a terrorist attack or a catastrophic situation in which normal people like me lose their lives, see their loved ones disappear, feel their dreams and their future vanish, or suffer hunger and despair. it is the most difficult thing for a journalist despite the risks. The hardest thing is to do that and keep your mental balance, not lose faith in humanity, go home and get on with your life. This week we have Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it Are you already Premium? Log in (fun...
UN Security Council approves ceasefire monitors for Libya
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UN Security Council approves ceasefire monitors for Libya

UN resolution also called on Libya’s new unity government to prepare for free and fair elections on December 24.The United Nations Security Council has given the green light for the deployment of 60 UN ceasefire monitors to Libya and called on the country’s new unity government to prepare for free, fair and inclusive elections on December 24. A ceasefire in Libya has held since October, but the main road across the front lines from Sirte to Misrata remains closed. On Friday the Security Council unanimously approved Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ proposal for the deployment of the monitors. “The monitors would be deployed to Sirte once all the requirements for a permanent United Nations presence have been met, including security, logistical, medical and operational aspects,” Guterres w...
Turkey and Libya renew commitment to contested maritime deal
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Turkey and Libya renew commitment to contested maritime deal

The head of Libya’s new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have affirmed their commitment to a controversial 2019 maritime agreement that has angered Greece and Cyprus. Speaking following a meeting on Monday in Ankara with Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who was on his first official visit to Ankara, Erdogan pledged to support Libya’s unity, its reconstruction and its military. Turkey would also be sending 150,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, as well as managing a pandemic hospital in Tripoli to help the North African country battle its outbreak, Erdogan said. Libya’s interim government, which took power last month, is meant to bring together a country that has been torn apart by civil war for nearly a decade. It also aims to steer the country until a gener...