Tag Archives: 2018

2 pilots killed in helicopter crash as US military records 1st fatalities of 2018

Two US army pilots have been killed in a helicopter crash during training over the Californian desert, the Pentagon has announced. The AH-64 Apache chopper attached to the Army’s 4th Infantry Division based out of Fort Carson, Colorado crashed in the California desert during a regular training flight. Both the pilot and the co-pilot were killed, Lt. Col. Jason S. ...

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to compete in 3 sports at 2018 Olympics in South Korea – IOC

The IOC has approved the participation of 22 North Korean athletes in the coming Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul, the North will also compete in skating and skiing. READ MORE: Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea’s skiers to train at Kim’s resort Next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea will display some long-lost ...

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Beer Buzz: FIFA’s beer sponsor to sue 2018 World Cup stadium

Football fans travelling to Russia’s Rostov for the 2018 World Cup this summer will not be left dry, as FIFA’s beer sponsor aims to sue city authorities over their decision to prohibit the sale of alcohol at the local stadium. Sun InBev, a Russian department of the Belgian brewing corporation AB InBev, which makes beer brands such as Budweiser, Stella ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup is ‘attractive’ ISIS target, UK analysis firm claims

The FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup this summer could be an “attractive target” for terrorist group Islamic State, given Russia’s role in its territorial demise, according to UK-based analysis firm, IHS. “A successful attack (in Russia) would provide a tremendous propaganda boost for the Islamic State and its fighters and supporters, underlining the ongoing international threat posed by the group ...

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North Korea to compete in 4 sports at 2018 PyeongChang Games

North Korean athletes are set to compete in four sports at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, it has been announced. Athletes from the North were only recently given the green light to participate at the Games. North Koreans will compete in the figure skating, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and women’s ice hockey events, Lee Hee Beom, president of the North ...

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Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018

“The app became too cluttered,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Between Messenger Day/Stories, its Snapchatty augmented reality camera, a bot Discover section, games, and more, Facebook had to build artificial intelligence “M Suggestions” just to remind people of all the features it ...

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IOC to discuss North Korea’s participation at PyeongChang 2018

The IOC has announced plans to stage a four-party meeting in Lausanne on Saturday to discuss joint proposals made by South and North Korea regarding their participation at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will host the meeting in Switzerland, which will be attended by representatives of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee, as well as delegations from ...

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Over 3mn tickets requested for FIFA 2018 World Cup during current sales window

Over three million tickets for the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup have been requested by fans during the first window of the second sales phase which began on December 5, 2017. With just 150 days left before the start of the world’s biggest football showpiece, held in Russia for the first time, 3,141,163 tickets have been requested from football fans ...

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Virgin Galactic’s Unity spaceplane successfully completes first 2018 test flight

Virgin Galactic conducted its first spaceplane test of the year with a high-speed flight over California’s Mojave desert. The reusable winged spacecraft is designed to carry up to eight people beyond the final frontier. Thursday’s test flight, Unity’s eleventh, went according to plan. “The glide flight tested transonic flight performance, stability and control,” said Virgin Galactic in a statement following ...

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Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs

Samsung’s Bixby — the company’s answer to Siri and Google Assistant and the like — got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched back in 2017, but they’re forging ahead with it. The company just announced at CES that Bixby will be integrated into all of its new US smart TVs in 2018. It’ll let you ...

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