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Khashoggi case causes media exodus from major Saudi investment conference as CNN, CNBC, FT quit

A number of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and the Financial Times, have announced they will not be participating in a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CNN, CNBC, and the FT all stated on Friday that they would not be attending the upcoming Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, which has been ...

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Russia field-tests ‘microwave guns’ that 6th-gen fighter jets may use – major weapon producer

Microwave directed-energy weapons are reportedly being tested at firing ranges in Russia. The prototypes are designed to burn missile-homing systems, and may be incorporated in the arsenal of sixth-generation fighter jets. Read more The cutting-edge weapons systems “exist and progress quite effectively,” said Vladimir Mikheev, deputy head of KRET, a leading electronic warfare contractor. “Tests are being conducted constantly, both ...

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Drop the diktats, try diplomacy: Major takeaways from Lavrov’s UN speech

At the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lashed out at the West’s “political blackmail and brute force,” saying diplomacy should not give way to diktats and unilateral sanctions. Trying to preserve their “self-proclaimed status as world leaders,” some Western powers have no qualms about putting pressure on others, Foreign Minister Lavrov told the UN General Assembly on Friday. He ...

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Danish security operation shuts major bridges, ferries to Sweden and Germany – police

Published time: 28 Sep, 2018 12:53 Edited time: 28 Sep, 2018 12:58 Denmark’s easter island of Zeeland, location of the country’s capital, Copenhagen, has been sealed off by a “major police operation.” Police announced the operation on Friday, and said that the Oresund bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden, and the Great Belt Bridge, linking Zeeland with the Danish mainland, ...

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Back to Project Maven? Google hires head of major defense task force as chief of cloud AI

The US tech giant risks attracting new controversy by recruiting Andrew Moore, three months after the company was embroiled in a scandal over its work for Pentagon’s Project Maven. Moore, who was last dean of the School of Computer Science at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, will become the chief of cloud computing AI at the California company, where he previously ...

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Facebook & Instagram down? Major international outage reported in US, Europe

Published time: 3 Sep, 2018 21:29 Edited time: 3 Sep, 2018 21:54 Facebook and Instagram users on the east coast of the US and parts of Europe are reporting that the social network is not available, according to the website Down Detector. The social media giant has been having issues since 4:48pm EDT, according to the downdetector.com web service. Over ...

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Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC

Apple touts the cybersecurity of its iPhone, but less can be said for the exclusive manufacturer who makes the processor for the iPhone. Semiconductor foundry TSMC, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, was hit by a virus late Friday night, which forced it to shut down several factories according to Debbie Wu at Bloomberg. The virus and the shutdown were confirmed ...

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Breastfeeding, boozing & brain damage: Study reveals major risk factor for babies

A study in Australia has found that women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be doing unwitting damage to their children’s brains. It recommends mothers abstain from booze until their baby is fully weaned. READ MORE: Russia stood up for breastfeeding protection when other countries yielded to US pressure – activist Researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney had been monitoring ...

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Top Russian senator urges major prison reform after new torture scandal

The Russian Upper House speaker has proposed reforming the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment after a leaked video revealed the cruel beating of an inmate by about a dozen prison administration officers. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko called the beating of an inmate by prison staff “an abominable crime that cannot be justified.” “I am shaken by the ...

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Russian Communist Party seeks major probe into Bolshevik role in Romanovs’ killing

A Russian Communist Party MP has asked for the deaths of Russian tsars and other royals to be investigated, saying that the probe of the 1918 killing of the Romanovs is currently being used for propaganda purposes. In his letters to the Investigative Committee (the Russian Federal agency that investigates especially important crime or crime that receives a lot of ...

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