Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Looters pillage Lidl with excavator amid Ireland's worst blizzard in 36 years (VIDEO)

In the opposite of an intricate heist, a rowdy mob in Ireland took advantage of an apocalyptic blizzard to ransack a local Lidl store. The looters thought big, hijacking an excavator to smash through the roof and scoop out a safe. The Irish government sent soldiers to help the police, who struggled to break through the snow barricades erected by ...

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Amazon Prime Video will now slake your thirst for bad but great reality TV

Amazon Prime Video just added a heaping helping of reality TV to its catalog, including multiple seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, River Monsters, Whale Wars, Miami Ink, Survivorman, Hoarding: Buried Alive and a whole lot of other shows that have ruined the once sterling reputations of networks like TLC, A&E and others (via Variety). These shows are pure, unadulterated trash and ...

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US downsizes Cuba embassy for good amid 'sonic attack' mystery

The US will keep the staff numbers at its embassy at Havana at the minimum level after an emergency departure, ordered in September, expires. The step was taken after 21 staff members suffered from a so far unexplained ailment. The State Department announced on Friday it would permanently scale back the operations of its Cuba embassy so it can perform ...

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‘Trade wars are good’: Trump defends tit-for-tat tariffs

President Donald Trump has justified his decision to slap import taxes on trade partners in a bid to stem the growing multi-billion dollar deficit. China, the EU and Canada were mulling their response to the looming trade war. “We must protect our country and our workers. Our steel industry is in bad shape,” Trump tweeted Friday morning. “IF YOU DON’T ...

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Pentagon wants more money to develop its own hypersonic nukes, just like Russia’s

The Pentagon may not be surprised by the new Russian hypersonic missiles – but why not use them as a pitch for more money? A military budget about 10 times that of Russia is not enough, according to the DARPA director. Asked by a gathering of journalists on Thursday if the United States is spending enough on its own hypersonic ...

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Dubai tests driverless pods in a bid to become world’s smartest city (PHOTOS)

Dubai is testing its futuristic driverless pods – taking another step forward in its bid to become the world’s smartest city and its goal of making a quarter of daily transportation autonomous by 2030. The self-driving pods, launched in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, spun around a main street in Dubai during testing. The electric vehicles are designed to travel ...

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‘Patriotic and law-abiding’: Democrat House leader slams arrests of illegal immigrants

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has attacked the recent arrests of hundreds of illegal immigrants. While half of those detained have criminal records, Pelosi called them law-abiding and patriotic. In an apparent bid to justify Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s (D) public tip to immigrants about this week’s raids by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the ...

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Facebook’s wider Kremlin Brexit ad sweep draws a blank

Facebook has claimed to have found no further evidence of co-ordinated Russian-backed ad purchases on its platform targeting the 2016 Brexit vote in addition to the ad buys it previously reported. In December Facebook reported finding three Brexit-targeted ads and less than $ 1 spent by Russian-backed agents. These were from the same pool of 470 Kremlin accounts that it ...

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Hubble discovers vast evidence of water in rare exoplanet’s atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble spacecraft has discovered signs of a large amount of water in an exoplanet some 700 light-years away. The planet is unlike others in the solar system and can provide crucial insights into the origin of other worlds. The agency’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes found the “fingerprints” of water in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-like exoplanet ...

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Damning report to expose FBI’s Andrew McCabe leaking and misleading watchdog

Andrew McCabe, the former number two at the FBI, leaked information about Clinton’s emails probe to the press and later misled watchdog investigators, according to a Justice Department review due to be released next month.   McCabe authorized the leak to the Wall Street Journal for a story about an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation scandal in 2016, according ...

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