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US Army prepares for Street Fighter battle to ‘develop overall tech fitness’

The US Army is going to war again. This time, soldiers will be slugging it out in the Street Fighter V video game, and the battle will be live-streamed to a global audience. The championship began on Saturday and is open to all active-duty Army service members. Eight garrisons will host local tournaments, with four live-streamed on the Army’s Twitch ...

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Iran will face 'wrath of entire world' if it tries to develop nuclear weapons – Pompeo

Iran will face the “wrath of the entire world” if it pursues nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned, despite Washington standing rather alone in its decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. “I hope they understand that if they begin to ramp up their nuclear program, the wrath of the entire world will fall ...

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Sea seeks $400M raise to develop its e-commerce and payment businesses

Southeast Asia-based internet firm Sea is raising $ 400 million through the sale of notes in what would be its first fundraising activity since it went public via in an October 2017 IPO that raised over $ 1 billion. The Singapore-based company, formerly known as Garena, said that the senior note offering will put toward general costs and business expansion. ...

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Over half of Russians say Syrian conflict can develop into new world war

The percentage of Russians who fear that the current conflict in Syria could develop into a global war has increased from 48 to 57 in less than two years, but experts explain this by natural deviations. According to newly released research by the independent Russian public opinion center Levada, 16 percent of Russians have serious fears that the Syrian war ...

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Scientists develop ‘artificial retina’ in hope to restore sight to the blind

A cheap new artificial retina could soon be used to restore sight to the blind, according to joint research by scientists at universities in Israel and Sweden. Researchers from Tel Aviv and Linkoping have developed a small, photoactive film capable of converting light into electrical signals that stimulate light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye. It is hoped that the research ...

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Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read more “You know this engine that we are supplying to the United States, the NK-33. We have made a decision ...

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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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Turkey must develop ‘unmanned tanks’ & more as NATO refuses to share military tech – Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed the Turkish defense industry to develop a home-produced unmanned tank, and has criticized NATO states’ reluctance to share modern military technology with their ally Ankara. Ankara hopes to design, produce and deploy an unmanned tank to circumvent a technology gap that NATO countries are reluctant to fill, President Erdogan stated on Wednesday, unveiling the ...

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Saudi Arabia begins uranium exploration to develop nuclear energy

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 11:14 The House of Saud has started a survey for uranium and thorium resources, according to a report by Argaam, a Saudi Arabian financial news portal. The kingdom will not use it for military purposes, officials say. Exploration has begun in the Hail region of the Al Hail Province by the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) ...

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Spain running out of jamon after Chinese develop taste for it, prices soar

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 09:40 Spain’s famous jamón ibérico (Iberian ham) may soon be harder to come by. Demand from Chinese consumers is about to outstrip supply, causing rising prices and difficulties for Spanish families ahead of Christmas. Jamón ibérico – the culinary pride of Spain – has finally found its “right place in the market, alongside high-end caviar ...

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