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A gravitational wave -- predicted to exist a century ago by Albert Einstein -- had been glimpsed directly for the first time by a pair of US-based detectors. "It is seared in my brain," said Shoemaker, a top scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and head of the Advanced LIGO Project, an international effort to uncover evidence of gravitational waves.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal's fellow states in the eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit targets.
By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday. Hours after NATO defense ministers agreed to use their maritime force in the eastern Mediterranean to help combat traffickers, Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove said he was working quickly to design the mission. "We are sailing the ships in the appropriate direction," Breedlove told a news conference, and the mission plan would be refined during the time they were en route.