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US drone technology has taken a big step forward with the first-ever launch from an aircraft carrier.
The X-47B is the size of a piloted fighter jet and is totally automatic – unlike previous drones which had been technically-controlled from the ground by people.
The X-47B also has a range of almost double the drones currently being used.
“This will be the future of warfare and it will be a warfare that is a little less risky for humans but maybe a little more effective when it comes to delivering weapons and effect,” said James Lewis from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
America’s use of drones has caused controversy and drawn international criticism. It has also strained relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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The negotiations in the capital of the 2014 Winter Olympics were initiated by the British PM and covered a range of political and economic issues, but it’s the Syrian conflict, which topped the agenda. According to Putin, the sides discussed the options for the positive development of the situation in the Middle Eastern state – where the civil war has been raging for more than two years – as well as “a number of joint steps” to settle the ongoing crisis. The Russian president stressed that Moscow and London have “common interest in a speedy end to the violence, the launch of a peace process and the preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.” Cameron agreed that Russia and the UK have mutual goals, which are to “end the conflict, to stop Syria fragmenting, to let the Syrian people choose, who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism.” But the British PM added that there was “no secret” that the two sides still had “differing views on how best to handle this situation.” London wants Syrian president, Bashar Assad, to step down and is pushing for a Syrian arm embargo to be lifted in order to supply weapons to the country’s rebels, despite Al Qaida associated Al-Nusra Front being among them. On Thursday Cameron also accuses Assad’s troops of using chemical weapons, while the UN voiced concerns the attack came, on the contrary, from the rebels. Moscow has spoken against any foreign help for either government or opposition forces in the country. Earlier on Friday, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, had to address media speculation that Russia was going to sell s-300 air defense systems to Damascus, once again stressing that Russia only honors old contracts nearing completion and weapons they supply to Syria can only be used for defense. Cameron has fully backed the idea of organizing international talks on Syria, which will include international mediators and representatives of both sides of the Syrian conflict. The conference, which will most likely to take place by the end of the month to try to facilitate a solution to the Syrian crisis through political dialog, was agreed during Lavrov’s negotiations with US Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Moscow this week. The head of the British government added the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States as permanent members of the UN Security Council should “drive this process to shape a transitional government” in of Syria based on the consent of the Syrian people. After meeting Putin, Cameron will head to Washington where he’s scheduled to meet US president, Barack Obama. …