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Macron’s fizzle: 12 French missiles launched at Syria, but several more fail to fire

The French Navy had to use a backup warship to fire three cruise missiles at Syria after a planned barrage failed to launch. The airborne missiles had issues, too, with at least one of the ten failing to fire properly. France took part last Friday night in the US-led missile attack against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in ...

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The art of the fail: Trump may be forced into embarrassing U-turn on TPP

Donald Trump’s announcement this week that his administration would consider re-entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is seen by many as a token gesture at best and an embarrassing climb-down at worst. Economist and CEO Michael Pento and Asia-Pacific strategic and economic policy specialist Sourabh Gupta spoke to RT.com about both the motivations behind the potential policy course ...

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Japanese speed skater 1st to fail doping test at PyeongChang Olympics – report

Short track skater Kei Saito, a member of Japan’s relay team at the Olympics, has tested positive for an unnamed banned substance. It is the first case of doping at the current Games. The news was broken by the Kyodo news agency, which cited multiple sources saying that the 21-year-old failed a doping test in the run-up to the Olympics. ...

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Israeli police fail to respond to crimes against Palestinians – rights group

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 17:56 Israel’s police fail to bring Israeli citizens to justice for ideologically motivated crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories, bringing charges in little over 10 percent of all cases, a rights group says. Israeli human rights group Yesh Din monitored 225 complaints into hate crimes committed by Israelis against Palestinians from 2014 to August ...

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Tech giants should face prosecution if they fail to combat trolling & abuse – official report

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 10:09 Tech companies Facebook, Google and Twitter should be forced to take responsibility for trolling and online abuse they host, Britain’s official ethics watchdog says. Its highly critical report heaps pressure on the firms to police their websites more closely. In a government-commissioned review published on Wednesday, the Committee on Standards in Public Life said ...

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‘Too big to fail’ bank rules targeted, as Senate panel rolls back Dodd–Frank Act

Banks and credit unions may soon be relieved of regulations added after the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Senate Banking Committee repealed provisions of the Dodd–Frank Act. The senate panel approved bill S.2155 in a 16-7 vote Tuesday, to raise the threshold at which bank holding companies are considered “too big to fail,” removing the financial stress test and capital-planning ...

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F-35 fail: US fighter jet loses panel during 'routine training mission' in Okinawa

The US Air Force has encountered yet another issue with its aircraft in Okinawa, after an F-35 jet lost a panel during a “routine training mission.” It comes just months after several US aircraft were forced to make emergency landings on the same day. The F-35A Lightning II lost a two-foot-wide (0.6-meter) panel during the routine mission last week, the ...

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‘This is not a failure’: UK, EU fail to reach Brexit agreement

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 16:55 Despite excited speculation, Britain’s and the EU’s negotiators have yet to strike a deal which would allow Brexit talks to enter a second phase. The European Commission head insists that this is not a failure, despite Monday’s missed deadline. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking alongside UK Prime Minister Theresa May, announced to an ...

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Macron comes to Kurdish leader’s rescue after epic translation fail at Elysee (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 14:45 French President Emmanuel Macron had to switch to English at his Paris press conference with Nechervan Idris Barzani, the prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan region. The conference had been interrupted several times due to translation problems. The event was plagued by a series of translation glitches, with the French president eventually halting the presser ...

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36% of govt websites fail ‘important’ security tests – study

Analysts who studied hundreds of federal websites found more than one-third did not have security measures to prevent hackers from intercepting visitors’ sensitive information or redirecting traffic to malicious phishing websites. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a science and tech policy think tank, released a report Monday that said hundreds of federal websites “continue to fall short of ...

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