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Duma gives first nod to bill doubling prison terms for terrorism-related phone hoaxes

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 13:57 The Russian Lower House has passed in the first reading a bill which would impose a penalty of 5 to 10 years behind bars for fake terrorist threat phone calls. The bill was drafted by Lower House speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, along with MPs Pavel Krasheninnikov and Vasily Piskaryov, who chair the committees for legislative ...

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Tokyo and Seoul will fall first if there is war on Korean Peninsula – Lavrov

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:50 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:50 Japan and South Korea, whom the US is trying to involve in provocations against North Korea, will become the first victims if conflict breaks out in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned. “While condemning Pyongyang’s nuclear missile adventurism, we cannot but condemn the provocative behavior ...

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Space oddity: Tesla car heading for Mars onboard first Falcon Heavy Rocket

Published time: 2 Dec, 2017 09:55 It appears billionaire Elon Musk really does like a challenge. As if bringing humans to the Red Planet were not difficult enough, he has now announced he wants to send his Tesla sports car too. Not that the first humans on Mars will be able to drive it. The SpaceX frontman revealed his audacious ...

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Trump state visit to UK ‘not expected’ after Britain First Twitter spat – diplomat

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 09:17 The UK-US ‘special relationship’ has been rocked by the unprecedented row between Donald Trump and Theresa May – which started over a Twitter spat. Now, POTUS has delayed his visit to the UK, just as the PM is urged to rescind his invitation altogether. The president started an almighty fall-out on Wednesday when he ...

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Russia’s biggest bank conducts its first blockchain payment transaction

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 14:53 Sberbank has become the first Russian bank to carry out a payment transaction using the blockchain technology, which allows transfers within a few seconds. Read more The transaction was conducted on the IBM Blockchain platform based on HyperLedger Fabric. According to Sberbank, its own IT infrastructure was used during the procedure. MegaFon, MegaLabs, Alfa-Bank, ...

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Delete Trump’s Twitter account after Britain First ‘hate crime’ retweets, Tory MPs say

Conservative MPs are calling for Twitter to suspend Donald Trump’s account after the US president shared inflammatory anti-Muslim videos, originally posted by far-right group Britain First. Even Home Secretary Amber Rudd didn’t reject the idea. President Trump has been met with ire from both politicians and the public, with UK PM Theresa May condemning the Donald’s actions on Tuesday. [embedded ...

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World’s first ‘smart condom’ might measure performance, but won’t prevent pregnancy

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 19:34 A new ‘smart condom’ device promises to collect intimate data of the user’s sex life in order to improve their overall performance, monitor sexually transmitted infections and count calories burned… but don’t expect it to prevent pregnancy. The i.Con Smart Condom Ring, described as “revolutionary wearable tech for the bedroom” also monitors the speed ...

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Trump retweets Jayda Fransen: 5 things you need to know about Britain First

US President Donald Trump has sparked public outcry by retweeting blatantly Islamophobic videos that were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First. After Charlottesville, this isn’t a good look. The US President has been accused of stoking the fires of far-right and anti-Muslim ideologies to his 44 million Twitter followers. Did Trump actually know ...

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Trump retweets string of violent anti-Muslim videos shared by far-right Britain First leader

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 12:11 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 12:30 US President Donald Trump has gone on an anti-Muslim retweeting spree, sharing three tweets originally posted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First Jayda Fransen. The three tweets all include violent videos of Muslims, including one where a teen is thrown off a roof and beaten ...

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Russia’s Yandex.Taxi takes self-driving car for first snow test

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:45 The Russian internet giant Yandex has taken out its autonomous Prius car for a first real-world snow test around Moscow’s suburbs. The vehicle successfully drove 300 kilometers on snow-covered roads. “There was nothing unexpected,” Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex.Taxi’s self-driving project told TechCrunch, confirming the snow test of the prototype went off smoothly. [embedded ...

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