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He did it again: Putin gives flowers to French first lady (VIDEO)

Published time: 24 May, 2018 15:49 Edited time: 24 May, 2018 15:51 When the French president and first lady arrived in Russia today, their host, Vladimir Putin, did something that just recently was considered rather offensive by the German media – giving flowers. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s habit of giving flowers unexpectedly came into the spotlight after German tabloid Bild called ...

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Returning to Russia is the ‘long-term’ goal: Yulia Skripal gives first interview

In her first interview since surviving an alleged nerve agent attack, Yulia Skripal said she eventually wants to return to Russia. She has not shed any light on what happened in March in Salisbury. “I came to the UK on the 3rd of March to visit my father, something I have done regularly in the past. After 20 days in ...

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Startups can now apply to take part in Google’s first Demo Day event in Asia

Google is bringing its Demo Day event to Asia for the first time this September and now the search giant has opened applications for startups wanting to take part. Google’s Demo Day are akin to a short version of an early-stage startup program. As the name suggests its a Demo Day but without the months-long program leading up to it. The ...

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‘First step’: House passes prison reform bill uniting (some) Democrats and Trump

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed the First Step Act, which would allow more inmates to earn an early release from federal prisons and end practices such as shackling female prisoners during childbirth. The bill, House Resolution 5682, was approved on Tuesday evening by a vote of 360 in favor and 59 opposed. Co-sponsored by Representatives Doug Collins (R-Georgia) ...

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Instagram says “you’re all caught up” in first time well spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty. But with Instagram’s newest feature, at least users know when they’ve ...

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World's first floating nuclear power plant reaches Russia's Arctic for maiden mission

The first sea-borne nuclear power plant made in Russia has been towed to the country’s Arctic port of Murmansk, ready to undertake its first mission, generating electricity in remote locations. The water-borne power plant, named Akademik Lomonosov, was built by the state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom in St. Petersburg. The new vessel is set to pioneer a new power source for ...

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First PHOTOS from Cuba plane crash as rescuers look for survivors

Published time: 18 May, 2018 18:39 Edited time: 18 May, 2018 18:40 A Boeing 737 has crashed after takeoff from José Martí International Airport in Havana, reportedly carrying over 100 passengers. Photos from the scene show rescue workers combing through the twisted remains of the plane. Flight CU972 crashed shortly after takeoff at 12:08 local time, smashing into an area ...

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Oil tops $80 for first time since 2014 amid Iran export fears

Crude oil has surged to its highest value in three-and-a-half years with investors concerned about supplies from Iran, which is facing the re-imposition of sanctions from the United States. Read more Brent was trading around the $ 80 per barrel, while the US WTI jumped above $ 72. Thursday’s jump came after the publication of the Goldman Sachs report, which ...

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High ambitions: China launches first commercial space rocket

Space startup OneSpace said it launched a 9-meter-tall OS-X rocket, becoming the first Chinese private firm to launch its own craft into space. The launch is seen as a crucial milestone for the nation’s commercial space delivery. The mission is reportedly aimed at collecting data for the research project OneSpace and is jointly being developed with the state-run Aviation Industry ...

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Iraq’s first post-ISIS election: Nation votes as US closely watches pro-Iran candidates

Iraqi people are heading to polls in the first parliamentary election since the defeat of Islamic State in the country. The US is closely watching the election, as at least two key candidates have expressed support for Iran. Roughly 24.5 million voters in the war-scarred country will choose among candidates for 329 parliamentary seats this Saturday, with almost 7,000 people ...

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