Daily Archives: June 24, 2017

Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be ‘erased’ without affecting normal memory of past events

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current Biology.

Ukraine | Ukrainian opposition journalist prosecuted under fabricated pretext

On June 22 about two dozen armed thugs from Ukrainian state security and National police stormed the office of the Ukrainian oppositional “Strana.ua” publication one of a few remaining Ukrainian publications which do not tow the government propaganda line.

Greece | 800 mln€ disbursed to Greece after summer to cover arrears to private sector

A pending 8.5-billion-euro loan tranche to bailout-dependent Greece – approved last week by the Eurogroup – will be disbursed in two installments, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling announced on Thursday.

Germany | Bundestag beschließt Einsatz von Staatstrojanern und Online-Durchsuchung

Von Sven Heymanns
23. Juni 2017

Am Donnerstag hat der Bundestag mit großer Mehrheit den Einsatz von Staatstrojanern und der Online-Durchsuchung beschlossen. Mit der Entscheidung wird die Möglichkeit einer sicheren digitalen Kommunikation in Deutschland faktisch beseitigt.

Qatar: Saudi-led demands not ‘reasonable or actionable’

Qatar reviewing document issued by Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries and preparing ‘an appropriate response’.

Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries as neither reasonable or actionable.

The list was received by Qatar’s ministry of foreign affairs on June 22, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency.