Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

US asks Japan to cut its huge plutonium stockpiles as Kim-Trump summit looms – report

Washington has reportedly asked Tokyo to downsize its massive plutonium stockpile, which could pave the way for thousands of nuclear warheads. It comes ahead of a renewal of the US-Japan nuclear pact, a key to its energy security. The request came as US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un are on their way to the much-anticipated June ...

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Russian space agency plans to incinerate space junk with powerful laser beam

Russian space agency Roscosmos has unveiled its plan to shoot down space debris from a junk-littered low-earth orbit with a three-meter laser ‘cannon.’ If the tests are a success, the method will ensure safer space exploration. The technology is being developed by scientists at the Research-and-Production Corporation Precision Systems, which is a subdivision of Roscosmos. In its report to the ...

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New Tesla Roadster could have rocket engines option – Musk

Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire owner of SpaceX and Tesla, can’t seem to resist the urge to slap rocket engines on things. He has now hinted at attaching them to the new car he’s building, and nobody can tell if it’s a joke. In a tweet, Musk has described a “SpaceX option” for the new Tesla Roadster. It will supposedly ...

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‘My life is not your porn’: 30,000 South Korean women protest spy cams

In the biggest women’s rights march in the country’s history, thousands of female activists swarmed the streets of Seoul, venting their anger at a ‘hidden cam’ porn industry and police bias in investigating sex crimes by men. Some 30,000 women, many of them wearing masks for fear of exposure, marched from Hyehwa Station in South Korean capital of Seoul, to ...

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Trump won't endorse G7 'tariff-fighting' communique, attacks 'weak & dishonest' Trudeau

Hours after the G7 summit, US President Donald Trump is attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again for “false statements,” and he is refusing to endorse the summit’s communique that called for reducing tariff barriers. On Saturday, Trump lapsed into his pre-summit rhetoric again, calling Trudeau “dishonest and week” in a fresh series of angry tweets. He reiterated that the ...

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $ 7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as a darn good year for U.S. venture-backed M&A. So ...

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Trouble for Trudeau? Canadian liberals brace for impact of populist Doug Ford win

Doug Ford, the brother of the infamous Rob Ford, has emerged as a winner in the recent regional parliamentary elections in Canada. The victory of the ‘Trump-like’ politician can be a warning sign for the Canadian Liberals. Doug Ford, the head of the Canadian Progressive Conservatives, has become a premier-designate in the country’s most populous province of Ontario, which has ...

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Leftist tyranny? Eggless salad emojis and other ‘PC gone mad’ debates that drove the internet wild

The phrase ‘PC gone mad,’ an age-old trope, is a favourite of reactionaries fearful that a societal shift will yield a feeble snowflake civilisation. Below are four moments that have recently stirred wild PC debates. With US President Donald Trump in power and those Bond villains in Russia set to host the World Cup, it’s been a year to let ...

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Trump the outsider gatecrashes own party: Top takeaways from an ill-mannered G7

The US’s status as the biggest G7 economy has customarily allowed it to steer the agenda of the club’s summits from its place at the top, the other countries following its lead. But Donald Trump chose a different tactic. Flouting protocol There were too many flagrant deviations by the US delegation from established etiquette to consider it a simple sign ...

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Mongolia open to Russia building gas pipeline through its territory to China

Mongolia is interested in letting Russia build a pipeline to China through their territory, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more “We generally support the idea. But, of course, as always in such cases, you need to thoroughly work out the feasibility,” Putin said during a trilateral meeting with the heads of the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia ...

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