US president arrives in Geneva ahead of crunch summit with Putin Biden meets Putin: Six key issues to watch out for at summit Joe Biden, the US President, has handed Vladimir Putin, his Russian counterpart, a list of 16 critical infrastructure sectors that must be “off limits” from cyber attacks. After a one-day summit in Geneva, Switzerland, Mr Biden said: “I did what I came to do,” and that there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings. In a partial healing of their diplomatic rift it was a
Ice in the Arctic is receding ‘more quickly than ever’says the German researcher who led the largest Arctic expedition to dateCourtesy: Alfred Wegener InstituteThe ‘Polarstern’ icebreaker headed towards the central Arctic in 2019where it froze in the iceand began a year-long drift over the polar ice cap(German) “MOSAIC” ARCTIC EXPEDITION LEADER, MARKUS REX, SAYING:”During the Mosaic expedition, the ice in the spring of 2020 receded more quickly than ever before on record. The expansion of the ice was only about half as large in the summer than decades ago and only about half as thick as during the times of (Norwegian explorer) Nansen and his expedition with ‘Fram’ a wooden sailboat almost 130 years ago. During the winter of the Mosaic expedition, we measured 10 degrees Celsius more almost throughout than did Fridtjof Nansen during his ‘Fram’ expedition.”In total, 442 researchers, crew members, teachers, and journalistswere involved in the five stages of the expeditionSource: Alfred Wegener Institute
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One person is dead after as many as six people were shot Wednesday afternoon in west Baltimore, city police said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said they received a ShotSpotter alert and received calls around 2:23 p.m. to the 2100 block West Lexington Street near North Pulaski Street in west Baltimore for shots fired. Police said two to three suspects were seen by witnesses walking when they opened fire on the block.
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Linn County JailAlexander Jackson, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, called police Tuesday morning in a panic, claiming a masked intruder had shot him and his father inside their home.When Cedar Rapid officers arrived at the scene, they found Jackson’s parents and his 19-year-old sister—a high-achieving student who introduced then-presidential candidate Andrew Yang during his 2019 visit to Iowa—fatally shot in different rooms of the expansive house. Jackson had suffered a gunshot wound t
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