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Theresa May ‘invisible’ in first photograph of new ‘white, male’ cabinet

Number 10 has released a photo of Theresa May’s first meeting with her new cabinet on Tuesday morning – but curiously, the prime minister is barely visible. Many have taken to Twitter to point out yet another gaffe. “Another optics government win – Theresa May is pretty much invisible in the photo of her new cabinet,” one user said. Another ...

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First Russian 5th generation Su-57 fighter jets to be put in service ‘very soon’

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 14:50 The Russian military is expected to receive the first batch of fifth generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets “very soon,” the corporation developing the plane said. The jet was known earlier as the PAK FA and T-50. “The newest 5th generation aviation complex T-50/PAK FA, for which we have high hopes and plans, will be ...

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Ethereum hits new high, soaring above $1,000 for first time

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 09:28 Ethereum, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market value, has hit an all-time high after breaking through the $ 1,000 mark for the first time. The digital currency rose above $ 1,000 per unit in early trading on Thursday. Ethereum’s rise echoes that of other alternative cryptocurrencies, such as ripple, which have experienced massive surges as ...

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Fat cat bosses make more than annual median salary in first 3 days of 2018

Bosses at Britain’s top companies made more money by lunchtime on Thursday than the average UK worker will make all year. Campaigners have dubbed it ‘Fat Cat Thursday.’ According to an independent analysis of the gap between CEOs and pretty much everybody else, data shows big bosses will have grossed more in just three working days of the year compared ...

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Iceland makes gender pay gap illegal in groundbreaking world first

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 22:08 Edited time: 2 Jan, 2018 22:10 Women in Iceland woke up to a brave new world Monday as the country became the first nation on the planet to make equal pay between the sexes a legal requirement. The groundbreaking legislation came into force on New Year’s Day, but has been in the works since ...

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No fresh start? Trump lashes out at Pakistan, Iran in his first 2018 tweets

US President Donald Trump apparently decided not to start the New Year with a clean slate, opting to re-ignite old disputes instead. In his first 2018 tweets, the US leader hit out at Iran and Pakistan. Islamabad was the first to attract the anger of the US leader, as Trump accused it of giving the US “nothing but lies & ...

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China’s first solar powered highway will recharge electric cars (PHOTOS,VIDEO)

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 23:56 China has successfully tested its first solar powered highway, opening the one-kilometer stretch of road to traffic ahead of plans to use it to recharge electric cars. The solar road developed by the Qilu Transportation Development Group, was opened Thursday in Jinan, the capital city of China’s Shandong province – a year after the ...

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First tanker of sanctioned Russian gas arrives in UK to keep Britons from freezing this winter

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 09:37 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 09:42 Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie has brought the first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Yamal to the United Kingdom. London had to urgently turn to Russian gas targeted by US sanctions due to supply outages. Read more A global positioning service puts the tanker in Harwich ...

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‘Potential hazard’ asteroid Phaethon bigger than first estimated (PHOTOS)

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 14:57 An asteroid listed as a potential hazard to Earth is about one kilometer larger than first thought, according to astronomers. The 3200 Phaethon, named after a mythical Greek character credited with almost destroying the sun, came within 10.3 million kilometers of Earth on December 16. The relatively close encounter, about 27 times the distance ...

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Amazon’s Alexa app hits the top of the App Store for the first time

Amazon’s claims that the Echo Dot was the retailer’s best-selling product all through this holiday season appear to be backed up by the rise of the Alexa app in the U.S. App Store. The companion app for Alexa-powered devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and Echo Spot, grabbed the number one spot for the first time ever on ...

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