Microsoft adds Availability Zones to its Azure cloud platform

Microsoft has begun adding Availability Zones to its Azure cloud platform, providing customers with an additional tool to make sure their applications stay operational. The zones are sets of data centers within a single cloud region that are geographically isolated from one another. Users can replicate workloads across zones that need higher redundancy but will […]

‘Youth gangs openly sell drugs, carry guns in Swedish no-go zones’ – local shopkeeper to RT

Swedish police have recently expanded their list of so-called “vulnerable areas,” where crime and extremism run rampant. RT talked to locals and observers about the problems in these troubled areas, widely known as “no-go zones.” Sixty-one neighborhoods throughout the country were identified in the latest Swedish police report as vulnerable areas, with 23 being categorized […]

Jet lag CURE: Travel between time zones with ease using THIS simple trick

A long-haul flight is the gateway to the exotic holiday of your dreams, but in itself the journey is hardly exotic.  From limited legroom in economy to passengers reclining their seats and the joys of airport queueing, there are many obstacles standing in the way of your vacation.  Finally getting there only to be struck […]

8 more areas in Sweden added to list of so-called 'no-go zones’

A new report from the Swedish police lists eight additional areas as being “especially vulnerable,” where it is more difficult for law enforcement and other emergency services to do their job. Read more In 2015, the Swedish police released a report describing 53 districts throughout the country as “vulnerable,” and 15 listed as “especially vulnerable.” […]

Trump-Lavrov meeting focused on Syria safe zones & need to expand it nationwide

The issue of establishing and expanding Syria’s de-escalation zones dominated last week’s Lavrov-Trump discussions in the Oval office, the Russian FM has revealed, emphasizing that these safe zones should eventually spread across the entire country. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House where they discussed a […]

‘Devil’s in the details’: US to closely examine Russia-proposed safe zones in Syria

The US will thoroughly examine Russian proposal to create four safe zones in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, adding that Washington currently has a number of unanswered questions regarding the initiative. “We’ll look at the proposal, see if it can work,” Mattis as he arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday for talks with […]

Russian & US top brass discuss plan for Syrian safe zones

Published time: 6 May, 2017 15:29 Edited time: 6 May, 2017 15:33 Senior US and Russian military commanders have discussed the situation in Syria, where a Russian-proposed plan to establish four safe zones to promote a cessation of hostilities came into force hours ago. General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of […]

RUSSIA: Syria ‘de-escalation zones’ ban US and coalition planes

AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s representative at the Syria talks says the “de-escalation zones” will be closed to military aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition. Alexander Lavrentyev’s comments Friday come a day after talks in Kazakhstan where Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish the zones in Syria. Under the Russian plan, President […]

US-led coalition warplanes banned from Syria safe zones – Russian envoy

Published time: 5 May, 2017 08:41 Edited time: 5 May, 2017 08:46 The four safe zones to be established in Syria will be closed for flights by US-led coalition warplanes, said the Russian envoy to the Astana peace talks, where the zones were agreed upon. “As for [the coalition] actions in the de-escalation zones, starting […]