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US, Israel sign pact to counter ‘Iranian threat’ – White House official

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 19:09 Israel and the US have agreed a partnership to deal with the various aspects of “Iran’s malign activities,” according to a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson. “The two delegations agreed on a general framework for future cooperation regarding Iranian malign activities,” the official told Sputnik on Friday. Read more On Thursday, Israeli Channel 10 ...

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2 Romanians held over hacked Washington DC police cameras

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 20:42 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 20:45 Two Romanian nationals have been charged with hacking police computers linked to surveillance cameras in Washington, DC after US prosecutors uncovered evidence of a suspected ransomware plot. Some 123 of the city’s 187 outdoor surveillance cameras were accessed in the hack which took place between January 9-12, just ...

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Damage control: Exploding engine cripples US Air Force’s spy fleet

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 19:11 US Air Force has scrambled to repair its fleet of surveillance planes after a decades-old jet’s engine exploded and damaged a number of other aircraft at a busy airbase. Four airmen were also injured in the accident. The Air Force’s Safety Investigation Board arrived at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia on Thursday ...

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Russia probe makes US ‘look very bad’ — Trump

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 18:56 Rejecting all claims that he somehow colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump said the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller makes the country “look very bad” and hoped it would end soon. According to the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt, who sat down with Trump for a half-hour impromptu ...

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China tests hypersonic glide weapon as US footprint in Asia Pacific grows

The Chinese military has successfully flight-tested a new ballistic missile-launched hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), a menacing weapon that presents an unmistakable response to Washington’s growing military footprint in Asia. The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) in November conducted two separate test flights of the DF-17 ballistic missile with hypersonic glide vehicles, a US government source told The Diplomat on ...

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2017 could have been year Russia and US made up. Now they stand on brink of new Cold War

On this day 12 months ago, Moscow held off from retaliating to Barack Obama’s diplomatic parting shot, in hope of a new start. Instead, 2017 has been the worst year of US-Russia relations since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Three weeks before leaving the Oval Office, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Moscow-owned properties in the US ...

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‘The media will tank if I’m not there,’ so they have to let me win again – Trump

US President Donald Trump has pinned his hopes for a second term as president on the US media, saying they will help him win because “if I’m not there, their ratings are going down the tubes.” President Trump, who has been engaged in an endless war against the mainstream media, laid his cards on the table during an interview with ...

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Opioid crisis: ‘Drug companies lobbying contributed to demand among doctors’

Culture is contributing to the opioid crisis in the US; drug companies ease supply, and lobbying raised the demand from doctors, while they and patients were misled about the risks, law professor Richard Ausness told RT. Life expectancy in America has declined for the second year in a row, and figures show that powerful painkillers were affecting it as opioids ...

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Trump says the cold east coast ‘could use a little’ global warming

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 11:18 Trump says the east coast of the US could “use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” as it faces its coldest New Year’s Eve on record – appearing to either misunderstand or ignore the scientific evidence on climate change. US President Donald Trump, who is currently on a Christmas break in ...

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Arizona may appeal ruling against ban on Mexican-American studies

A federal judge has imposed a permanent injunction on Arizona education officials, barring them from enforcing a 2010 law that banned public schools in Tucson from teaching Mexican-American and other ethnic studies. Ninth Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima ruled that Arizona violated the First and Fourteenth Amendment when it enacted HB 2281, a bill that prohibited public schools from teaching classes ...

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