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France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

World
Jan. 14 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron agreed during a summit with leaders of West and Central African nations to send hundreds of more troops to reinforce the region's fight against Islamic terrorism. During a summit meeting Monday in the southwestern French city of Pau, Macron and the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger reaffirmed their commitment to fighting extremism in the Sahel, a semi-arid belt stretching 2,400 miles across the breadth of the continent, they said in a joint statement. Macron also said he agreed to send 220 additional combat troops to reinforce Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas mission to counter terrorism in the region, which has seen an uptick in violence in recent years. On Thursday, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of the U...
Dan Evans & Kyle Edmund send Great Britain into Davis Cup semi-finals

Dan Evans & Kyle Edmund send Great Britain into Davis Cup semi-finals

Sports
2019 Davis Cup finalsVenue: Caja Magica, Madrid Dates: 18-24 NovemberCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, 20 November; Live text coverage on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here or Live Guide.Dan Evans dug deep to send Great Britain into the semi-finals of the inaugural Davis Cup finals in Madrid with a thrilling win over Germany.British number one Evans, who had lost his previous two matches, beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to give GB an unassailable 2-0 lead.Earlier, Kyle Edmund beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets as Andy Murray sat out again. Britain will face either Spain or Argentina on Saturday.Evans' relief a...
U.S., Britain, China send military, financial aid to stricken Bahamas

U.S., Britain, China send military, financial aid to stricken Bahamas

Business
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United States, Britain and China announced the commitment of funds and goods to help hurricane-devastated Bahamas. U.S. military and civilian emergency teams from the United States have been sent to the Bahamas, where tens of thousands of people need food and supplies after Hurricane Dorian struck the nation of the tens of thousands of residents on the small islands. The White House has encouraged donations through the Center for International Disaster Information website. The U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday morning that it has rescued 205 people in the Bahamas since the start of the hurricane, conducting air operations from Andros Island, Bahamas, with seven MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and five MH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Search and rescue missions, area assessments a...
Scientists send light through 2D crystal layer in quantum computing leap

Scientists send light through 2D crystal layer in quantum computing leap

Science
July 23 (UPI) -- Physicists in Europe have managed send light through a two-dimensional crystal layer, a breakthrough that provides a semiconducting platform for quantum computing. In modern computers -- in laptops or smartphones -- the storage and movement of information is carried out by flowing electrons. The flow of electrons is controlled by small semiconductor devices called transistors. If electrons were replaced by photons, the movement of information inside a computer could happen at the speed of light. This is the idea behind quantum computing. Scientists have repeatedly demonstrated the potential of quantum technology -- teleporting and storing bits of information using light -- but only at small scales. No quantum computer yet exists. One of the problems is that researchers ...