01001, Київ, Україна

Справа підтримки України буде однією з ключових під час головування Польщі в ЄС – уповноважена прем’єра

Польське головування в ЄС, яке вона прийме після Угорщини, почнеться з 1 січня 2025 року

read more

Затриманого в Берні швейцарця, який захищав Україну, відпустили. Він прийшов на акцію українських жінок

read more

India, US to strengthen high technology cooperation 

New Delhi — Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his third term in office, India and the United States agreed to strengthen cooperation in high technology areas during a visit by White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan to New Delhi.

Sullivan met Modi, the Indian foreign minister and his Indian counterpart during the visit that reaffirmed both countries will pursue closer ties.

“India is committed to further strengthen the India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership for global good,” Modi wrote on X after meeting Sullivan on Monday.

The main focus of Sullivan’s visit was to hold discussion with Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on a landmark initiative launched by the two countries in January last year to collaborate more closely in high-technology areas including defense, semiconductors, 5G wireless networks and artificial intelligence.

The initiative, launched with an eye to countering China, marks a significant push in tightening the strategic partnership between the two countries.

“The visit by Sullivan in the early days of Modi’s new administration signals that the U.S. wants to maintain the momentum in the high technology partnership between the two countries,” according to Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

A joint fact sheet by the two countries following Sullivan’s meeting with Doval said that they launched a new strategic semiconductor partnership between U.S. and Indian companies for precision-guided ammunition and other national security-focused electronics platforms.

They also agreed to co-invest in a lithium resource project in South America and a rare earths deposit in Africa “to diversify critical mineral supply chains” and discussed possible co-production of land warfare systems, according to the fact sheet.

Growing the domestic defense manufacturing sector remains a top focus for the Modi administration as it looks to lower its dependence on imported arms. Although India has diversified its imports of military equipment, it is still heavily reliant on Russia.

For India, the technology initiative is a top priority as it looks to strengthen the country’s security and build its capabilities in high technology areas.

“India wants to become one of the leading countries in cutting edge technologies and it is of great benefit for New Delhi to partner the U.S. which is the leader in these areas,” said Joshi. “The idea is to get into co-production, co-development, innovation and attract American companies to set up bases here.”

Sullivan also met Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyan Jaishankar, who has been retained as the external affairs minister in Modi’s new administration, signaling a continuation in the country’s foreign policy. “Confident that India-US strategic partnership will continue to advance strongly in our new term,” Jaishankar wrote on X.

In Washington, White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby told reporters Monday that India and the U.S. “share a unique bond of friendship and Mr. Sullivan’s trip to India will further deepen the already strong U.S.-India partnership to create a safer and more prosperous Indo-Pacific.”

New Delhi’s ties with Washington have expanded in recent years amid mutual concerns in both countries about an assertive China — India’s military standoff with Beijing along their disputed Himalayan borders remains unresolved four years after a clash between their troops.

As Sullivan visited India, an Indian national, Nikhil Gupta, charged with trying to hire a hitman to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in the U.S., appeared in court in New York Monday following his extradition from the Czech Republic. The alleged plan was foiled.

Allegations by U.S. prosecutors of the involvement of an Indian government official in the plot to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a dual US-Canadian citizen, have raised concerns about a strain in bilateral ties.

The U.S. allegations followed accusations leveled by Canada in September of involvement of Indian nationals in the killing of a Canadian Sikh leader.

India, which views Sikh separatist groups overseas as security threats, has denied its involvement in both the killing in Canada and the alleged plot in the U.S. But it said it has set up an inquiry committee to examine the information provided by Washington.

Analysts in New Delhi say ties are unlikely to be adversely impacted by the alleged murder plot. “The U.S. is quite pragmatic on these matters. They are continuing to stress that ties with India are important, so I don’t think a failed conspiracy will derail ties,” Joshi said.

read more

До Києва прибула голова Сейму Литви – вже провела зустріч зі Стефанчуком

Це не перший візит Вікторії Чмілітє-Нільсен до України від початку повномасштабного вторгнення

read more

ІSW проаналізував останні кадрові зміни в Росії

Путін звільнив чотирьох заступників міністра оборони й замінив їх «близькою родичкою», сином колишнього прем’єр-міністра Росії та економістом

read more

ЗМІ: Німеччина створила спеціальний підрозділ для протидії дезінформаційним кампаніям

Цільова група, спільна ініціатива міністерств внутрішніх справ, закордонних справ та юстиції, розпочне свою роботу з 10 спеціальних аналітиків

read more

Польські фермери долучилися до «боротьби» з нелегальними мігрантами на білоруському кордоні

Свою акцію фермери анонсували у мережі X ще 9 червня, повідомивши, що періодично розливатимуть гноївку біля лінії кордону. Назвали акцію «Годуємо. Обороняти теж будемо»

read more

Smartphone stroke detection breakthrough announced by Australian team

SYDNEY — A new technology that allows smartphones to identify strokes far quicker than existing methods has been developed by researchers in Australia.

The new technology uses artificial intelligence as it scans a patient’s face for symmetry and certain muscle movements, which are called action units. People who have suffered a stroke often have one side of their face looking different from the other.  

The biomedical engineers at Melbourne’s RMIT University say the smartphone technology can detect facial asymmetry, potentially identifying strokes within seconds – much sooner and more precisely than current technologies.

Professor Dinesh Kumar, who led the research team, explained to Australian Broadcasting Corp. how the AI-driven device works.

“It takes a video of a person who is doing a smile, and the model determines whether this particular smile is indicative of (a) person who has had a stroke,” Kumar said. “We then inform the paramedic or the clinician who is aware of the very high risk of this person having a stroke and, thus, can be treated immediately.”

Strokes affect millions of people around the world.  They occur when the supply of blood to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, which stops brain tissue from receiving oxygen and nutrients.  Experts say that if treatment is delayed by even a few minutes, the brain can suffer permanent damage. 

Symptoms of stroke include confusion, speech impairments and reduced facial expressions.

The RMIT team reports that the smartphone tool has an accuracy rating of 82% for detecting stroke. They stress that it would not replace comprehensive medical diagnostic tests for stroke, but instead would guide initial treatment by first responders by quickly identifying patients who need urgent care.  

The Australian study, which was a collaboration with São Paulo State University in Brazil, is published in the journal, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.

read more

«Це суперечить Статуту ООН і здоровому глузду» – Держдеп США про пропозицію Путіна щодо миру

У Державному департаменті США вважають, що Росія не готова до будь-яких серйозних, добросовісних дискусій

read more

Столтенберґ уточнив свою заяву щодо ядерної зброї: йдеться про модернізацію

«Те, що ми робимо, полягає в тому, що ми замінюємо застарілі літаки новими сучасними літаками п’ятого покоління, і США модернізують озброєння» – Єнс Столтенберґ

read more

Вірменія може провести референдум щодо обміну територіями з Азербайджаном

Голова уряду Нікол Пашинян наголосив, що влада Вірменії може ініціювати референдум, якщо під час процесу делімітації кордону з Азербайджаном виникне питання обміну територіями

read more

A year after the Titan’s tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean’s mysteries

PORTLAND, Maine — The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for further ocean exploration, despite lingering questions about the disaster.

Tuesday marks one year since the Titan vanished on its way to the historic wreckage site in the North Atlantic Ocean. After a five-day search that captured attention around the world, authorities said the vessel had been destroyed and all five people on board had died.

Concerns have been raised about whether the Titan was destined for disaster because of its unconventional design and its creator’s refusal to submit to independent checks that are standard in the industry. The U.S. Coast Guard quickly convened a high-level investigation into what happened, but officials said the inquiry is taking longer than the initial 12-month time frame, and a planned public hearing to discuss their findings won’t happen for at least another two months.

Meanwhile, deep-sea exploration continues. The Georgia-based company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic plans to visit the sunken ocean liner in July using remotely operated vehicles, and a real estate billionaire from Ohio has said he plans a voyage to the shipwreck in a two-person submersible in 2026.

The Titan dove southeast of Newfoundland. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Monday that there are other submersibles operating within Canadian waters, some of which are not registered with the country or any other.

Numerous ocean explorers told The Associated Press they are confident undersea exploration can continue safely in a post-Titan world.

“It’s been a desire of the scientific community to get down into the ocean,” said Greg Stone, a veteran ocean explorer and friend of Titan operator Stockton Rush, who died in the implosion. “I have not noticed any difference in the desire to go into the ocean, exploring.”

OceanGate, a company co-founded by Rush that owned the submersible, suspended operations in early July following the implosion. A spokesperson for the company declined to comment.

David Concannon, a former adviser to OceanGate, said he will mark the anniversary privately with a group of people who were involved with the company or the submersible’s expeditions over the years, including scientists, volunteers and mission specialists. Many of them, including those who were on the Titan support ship Polar Prince, have not been interviewed by the Coast Guard, he said.

“The fact is, they are isolated and in a liminal space,” he said in an email last week. “Stockton Rush has been vilified and so has everyone associated with OceanGate. I wasn’t even there and I have gotten death threats. We support each other and just wait to be interviewed. The world has moved on … but the families and those most affected are still living with this tragedy every day.”

The Titan had been chronicling the Titanic’s decay and the underwater ecosystem around the sunken ocean liner in yearly voyages since 2021.

The craft made its last dive on June 18, 2023, a Sunday morning, and lost contact with its support vessel about two hours later. When it was reported overdue that afternoon, rescuers rushed ships, planes and other equipment to the area, about 700 kilometers south of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The U.S. Navy notified the Coast Guard that day of an anomaly in its acoustic data that was “consistent with an implosion or explosion” at the time communications between the Polar Prince and the Titan were lost, a senior Navy official later told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive technology.

Any sliver of hope that remained for finding the crew alive was wiped away on June 22, when the Coast Guard announced that debris had been found near the Titanic on the ocean floor. Authorities have since recovered the submersible’s intact endcap, debris and presumed human remains from the site.

In addition to Rush, the implosion killed two members of a prominent Pakistani family, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood; British adventurer Hamish Harding; and Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet.

Harding and Nargeolet were members of The Explorers Club, a professional society dedicated to research, exploration and resource conservation.

“Then, as now, it hit us on a personal level very deeply,” the group’s president, Richard Garriott, said in an interview last week. “We knew not only all the people involved, but even all the previous divers, support teams, people working on all these vessels — those were all either members of this club or well within our network.”

Garriott believes even if the Titan hadn’t imploded, the correct rescue equipment didn’t get to the site fast enough. The tragedy caught everyone from the Coast Guard to the ships on-site off guard, underscoring the importance of developing detailed search and rescue plans ahead of any expedition, he said. His organization has since created a task force to help others do just that.

“That’s what we’ve been trying to really correct, to make sure that we know exactly who to call and exactly what materials need to be mustered,” he said.

read more

US surgeon general says social media apps need warning labels 

read more

Суд у Росії засудив українку до 12 років ув’язнення за акцію з кульками у Москві – ЗМІ

«Медіазона» припускає, що, ймовірно, справа Любашенко була провокацією російських силовиків

read more

У Слідкомі Росії визнали, що українські військові збили російський літак-розвідник у лютому

23 лютого цього року в Повітряних силах Збройних сил України повідомили про збиття російського літака далекого радіолокаційного виявлення А-50У. В Міноборони РФ тоді цю інформацію не коментували

read more

70% респондентів КМІС вважають, що Зеленський має залишатися президентом на час воєнного стану

«Загалом більшість українців (69%) мають нейтрально-позитивне ставлення» до Зеленського, підсумовують соціологи

read more

Російські військові кораблі залишили Кубу після 5-денного перебування

Атомний підводний човен, фрегат, нафтовий танкер і рятувальний буксир відійшли від порту Гавани вранці 17 червня

read more

Путін їде в КНДР на тлі даних про нарощування поставок боєприпасів із Північної Кореї до Росії

У складі російської делегації буде і міністр оборони Андрій Бєлоусов

read more

В Офісі президента розповіли, за яких умов Росія може взяти участь у наступному Саміті миру

15-16 червня Швейцарія приймала Глобальний саміт миру, в якому брала участь понад сотня учасників. Росії й Китаю серед них не було

read more

Саміт миру: Зеленський анонсував «нові кроки»

«Мир – це завжди шлях. Потрібні нові кроки. І вони будуть. І ми вже готуємо»

read more

Вибух на полігоні Лібава: армія Чехії повідомляє про загиблого

Ще сімох військових і одного цивільного госпіталізували

read more

Пекін, реагуючи на дані SIPRI про ядерний арсенал Китаю, нагадав про США

«Наша стратегія підтримує високий рівень стабільності, безперервності та передбачуваності» – заявили в МЗС Китаю

read more

Рада ЄС продовжила санкції проти РФ, запроваджені через анексію Криму

ЄС не визнає і продовжує засуджувати незаконну анексію Криму і Севастополя РФ як порушення міжнародного права

read more

Вісім людей загинули, 50 поранені через зіткнення потягів в Індії

Це сталося у східному індійському штаті Західна Бенгалія

read more

У РФ заявляють про атаку дронів – під удар могли потрапити тракторний завод та НЛМК

read more

Єллен: «немає правової проблеми» у наданні Україні 50 млрд доларів за рахунок прибутків від активів Росії

Джанет Єллен відкинула звинувачення Путіна в тому, що використання доходів від російських активів на користь України є крадіжкою.

read more

«Хороший результат»: президентка Швейцарії підбила підсумки Саміту миру

15–16 червня Швейцарія приймала Глобальний саміт миру, в якому брала участь понад сотня учасників

read more

Президентка Швейцарії каже, що Путіна не арештують у разі його приїзду на Саміт миру

15–16 червня Швейцарія приймала Глобальний саміт миру, в якому брала участь понад сотня учасників. Росії й Китаю серед них не було

read more