Kíp tàu ngầm đầu tiên của Việt Nam – những câu chuyện bây giờ mới kể

TTO – Đúng 9h ngày 2-6-2017, lần đầu tiên trong lịch sử Hải quân nhân dân Việt Nam và cả Tổ quốc, quả tên lửa phóng đi từ tàu ngầm bắn trúng trực tiếp mục tiêu, ghi dấu mốc đầy tự hào với kíp tàu ngầm lớp kilo 636 số hiệu 182-Hà Nội.

Đây cũng chính là kíp tàu ngầm đầu tiên được đi Nga học.

Nhớ lại những dấu mốc không thể nào quên với tàu ngầm kilo số hiệu 182, thiếu tá Nguyễn Trọng Khôi, thuyền trưởng tàu ngầm mang tên thủ đô Hà Nội, nói: “Khi bước chân sang Nga học, chúng tôi đã quyết tâm học, không chỉ vì danh dự của mỗi cá nhân mà còn học vì Tổ quốc”. Tiếp tục đọc “Kíp tàu ngầm đầu tiên của Việt Nam – những câu chuyện bây giờ mới kể”

Facebook says it just found 652 fake accounts out of Russia — and Iran

Twitter found and suspended Iran-linked accounts as well.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before two Senate committees in April 2018.
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Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it has removed about 650 pages, groups, and accounts it determined are part of a coordinated disinformation campaign out of Russia — and Iran. Also on Tuesday, Twitter said it had suspended 284 Iran-linked accounts.

Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said that it has scrapped 652 fake accounts and pages that targeted Facebook users in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America, and the Middle East. Facebook said that it undertook four separate investigations into aspects of the suspicious activity, three of which were related to Iran, and the fourth to Russian military intelligence services. The Iranian and Russian campaigns were unrelated, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a call with reporters on Tuesday evening.

Zuckerberg said Facebook banned the fake accounts and announced the decision was “because authenticity matters, and people need to be able to trust the connections that they make on Facebook.”

This is the second time in less than a month that Facebook has identified and removed suspicious activity on its platform, and it comes amid concern that Russia and others are trying to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections. Facebook has stepped up enforcement as a result of those concerns, but it’s not clear whether any of the activity Facebook revealed Tuesday was specifically targeted at swaying the November contest in the US.

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Phụ nữ trong khoa học: Những góc nhìn

TS – 07/03/2018 08:00 – Ann Hibner Koblitz*

Gần như tất cả các nền văn hóa trên thế giới đều có những nữ khoa học, nữ bác sĩ và nhà phát minh nữ nhưng vì nhiều lí do, tên tuổi của những người phụ nữ này vẫn bị khuất lấp hoặc không được ghi nhận. Đến thời kì “làn sóng nữ quyền lần thứ hai” trỗi dậy vào giữa những năm 1960 đến cuối những năm 1980, những nhà sử học theo chủ nghĩa nữ quyền đã khôi phục lại tên của vô vàn những người phụ nữ vĩ đại trong quá khứ, bao gồm các nhà khoa học và phát minh nữ. Những học giả này đã thách thức các định kiến giới trong những trang sử của hàng thế kỉ đã xóa đi những đóng góp của người phụ nữ trong rất nhiều lĩnh vực bởi các nhà sử học nam.


Nhà toán học Miryam Mirakhani. Ở Iran, quê hương cô, nghiên cứu toán học được coi là một nghề nữ tính. Trong ảnh là bìa của một tờ báo ngày tại Iran vinh danh Mirakhani sau khi cô qua đời. Tiếp tục đọc “Phụ nữ trong khoa học: Những góc nhìn”

Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea

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South Korea and the US also stage exercises in the Korean Peninsula, conducting a joint bombing drill.

The naval drills are being conducted near Vladivostok and the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk [STR/AFP/Getty Images]

China and Russia have started joint naval drills in the waters near the Russia-North Korea border, local media reported.

The exercises, which began on Monday off Russia’s southeastern port of Vladivostok, are the second part of China and Russia’s ‘Joint Sea-2017’ programme that started in June. Tiếp tục đọc “Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea”

Decades after war, what’s behind US-Vietnamese military cooperation

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sputniknews – 21:36 10.08.2017 (updated 18:15 12.08.2017)

During the recent meeting between Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and his US counterpart James Mattis, the two defense leaders agreed to deepen mutual military cooperation. Speaking to Sputnik Grigory Lokshin explained what lies at the heart of US-Vietnamese rapprochement.

Although the last time a US aircraft carrier visited Vietnam’s shores was when it participated in the evacuation of American advisers and supporters of the Saigon government in spring 1975, today Hanoi regards the US as one of its most important partners. Tiếp tục đọc “Decades after war, what’s behind US-Vietnamese military cooperation”

Trung Á: Cuộc đọ sức của rồng và gấu – 2 phần

Phần 1: Những đối tác “mắt khép hờ”
Phần 2: Đầu tư và thâu tóm

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Phần 1: Những đối tác “mắt khép hờ”

DUY VĂN 16.03.2017, 10:43

TTCT – Chuyến thăm ba nước Trung Á của Tổng thống Nga Vladimir Putin vừa khép lại tuần trước đã đặt vùng đất chiến lược về địa chính trị này vào sự chú ý mới: nơi giao cắt và chồng lấn ảnh hưởng của ba thế lực siêu cường đang lăm le phân chia lại thế giới.

Phần 1: Những đối tác “mắt khép hờ”


Trung Á được cả Nga và Trung Quốc coi là vùng lợi ích cốt lõi -The Economist Tiếp tục đọc “Trung Á: Cuộc đọ sức của rồng và gấu – 2 phần”

Seoul finding looming THAAD deployment a hot potato politically, economically

japan  times AP Mar 8, 2017

As South Korea begins the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system that it says will allow it to better cope with North Korean threats, the reaction from its belligerent rival is hardly its only concern.

The plan to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, this year has angered not only North Korea, but also China, South Korea’s largest trade partner, which considers the system a security threat.

Residents in a rural South Korean town where THAAD is planned to sit have furiously protested over rumored health hazards they link to the system’s powerful radar, and some of the country’s potential presidential candidates have vowed to walk back on the deal if they win office. Tiếp tục đọc “Seoul finding looming THAAD deployment a hot potato politically, economically”

John Brennan: Trump’s ‘Nazi Germany’ tweet to US agencies was ‘outrageous’

The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security

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John Brennan: ‘There is no basis for Mr Trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already publicly available.’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Departing CIA director John Brennan criticized Donald Trump on Sunday for his approach to national security, saying the president-elect should not be carelessly “talking and tweeting” without understanding Russia’s threat to the US. Tiếp tục đọc “John Brennan: Trump’s ‘Nazi Germany’ tweet to US agencies was ‘outrageous’”

China, Russia take aim at U.S. anti-missile system planned for deployment in South Korea

by Jan 13, 2017

China and Russia have agreed to take unspecified “countermeasures” in response to the planned U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system to South Korea — a move that came as Defense Minister Tomomi Inada inspected a version of the system on the U.S. territory of Guam on Friday.

The countermeasures in response to the U.S. deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system will be “aimed at safeguarding interests of China and Russia and the strategic balance in the region,” China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, quoting a statement released after a meeting of Russian and Chinese security officials. Tiếp tục đọc “China, Russia take aim at U.S. anti-missile system planned for deployment in South Korea”

Putin and Trump Talk Up Need for More Nuclear Weapons

In a year-end speech to his top military officers on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin threw down the gauntlet, declaring that the Russian military, emboldened by recent adventures in Syria and Ukraine, is ready to defeat any country that dares challenge it. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he proclaimed. “Anyone.”

He also made a pitch for bigger and badder nuclear weapons. Putin said Moscow must “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems.” Tiếp tục đọc “Putin and Trump Talk Up Need for More Nuclear Weapons”

Russian Transport Strategy Prioritizes Cooperation With Asia Pacific Region

Vladimir Putin takes trip on newly launched Sapsan high-speed train
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The high economic potential of Asia Pacific region makes it a key area for the Russian transport strategy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, addressing the participants of a ministerial conference on transport endorsed by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The president added that conference’s agenda included a number of important issues, such as introduction of new materials and technologies, expansion of transport networks and improvement of the legislation that governs international logistics.

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Russia’s Path to Another Resurgence

December 1, 2016 | 09:16 GMT

Summary

After enduring three years of a foundering economy and feuds with the West, things may be looking up for Russia. The Brexit vote in June exposed the deep discord in the European Union, giving Moscow a glimmer of hope that dissenting member states might break the bloc’s consensus on its sanctions against Russia in a future vote on their renewal. Though EU members decided unanimously in July to extend the measures, upcoming elections on the Continent could undermine the bloc’s unity. In the United States, meanwhile, Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has opened a potential path to warmer relations between the United States and Russia, and perhaps even an end to Washington’s sanctions on Moscow. The turning political tides in Brussels and Washington could give the Kremlin the leeway to increase its influence in the former Soviet Union, leading the countries in Russia’s periphery to re-evaluate their foreign policy positions. Tiếp tục đọc “Russia’s Path to Another Resurgence”

We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo

Russia and Syria are guilty of bombing thousands of civilians. The rest of the world is guilty of doing nothing.

We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo

“If you do not leave these areas urgently, you will be annihilated. … You know that everyone has given up on you. They left you alone to face your doom, and nobody will give you any help.”

These chilling words come from leaflets dropped over the besieged area of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian aircraft, before the final bloody assault on the city. And during the last few days, they have rung truer than anyone in Aleppo, or anywhere else, had dared to imagine. Tiếp tục đọc “We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo”

India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing

Bangkok | Fri, December 2, 2016 | 01:31 pm

India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing A woman walks past a billboard featuring an image of an island in South China Sea on display with Chinese words that read: “South China Sea, our beautiful motherland, we won’t let go an inch” in Weifang in east China’s Shandong province. (Chinatopix via AP/-)