Tag Archives: Months

Russia surpassed rivals with precise hypersonic weapons & will deploy more within months – Putin

New Avangard hypersonic glider warheads are just months away from entering military service, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Russia is the first in the world to develop the breakthrough technology. A hypersonic glider is a type of projectile that can fly and maneuver in the upper atmosphere at speeds of over Mach 5. This makes them harder to ...

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Russia’s new nuclear security policy approved by Putin, govt to implement within three months

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree approving Russia’s updated nuclear and radiation safety policy, running through to 2025 and beyond. It will be implemented within three months. Published on Moscow’s official website for legal information on Monday, Putin signed the decree into effect on Saturday. Read more The document outlines the security policy towards nuclear facilities for both military ...

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Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust and abuse of power since Facebook Messenger doesn’t have an Unsend button. The next morning, Facebook suddenly announced that it would actually build this Unsend functionality for everyone. But six months went ...

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Notorious French gangster arrested months after daring helicopter jailbreak

Three months after a spectacular prison break, Redoine Faid, the most wanted gangster in France and notorious for his escapes of a blockbuster genre, has been arrested by the authorities in his hometown, local media report. Following his spectacular escape from Reau prison near Paris in July with the help of a helicopter, Faid had been on the run for ...

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Man jailed for 3 months in Paris for slapping woman’s bottom

A man has been jailed for three months for slapping a woman’s bottom in Paris. In a first under a new catcalling law, he was also fined for making lewd remarks about her body. The individual was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he slapped the 21-year-old’s bottom on a crowded bus and made an insulting comment about her breasts. ...

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Israel admits 200+ strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria over 18 months

The Israeli military has admitted that over the past 18 months it carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria, which it claims destroyed hundreds of alleged Iranian targets, local media report. Accusing Tehran of constants attempts to gain foothold in Syria, and potentially deploy tens of thousands of soldiers on the ground, the IDF on Tuesday said that it ...

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Still too lenient? Israeli cop who killed Palestinian teen gets sentence doubled to 18 months

Doubling the sentence of an ex-Israeli cop who killed an unarmed Palestinian is rare, as the courts always seek to be more lenient, but 18 months in jail will hardly deter the next shooter, a Haaretz correspondent told RT. Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday doubled the prison sentence of an Israeli police officer, Ben Deri, who was initially sentenced to ...

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Amnesty vows “full & independent external inquiries” into 2 staff suicides in recent months

Amnesty International has promised independent external inquiries into the suicides of two of its employees in the past three months. In a farewell note, one of the victims said he did not get the help he’d wanted from the NGO. Roz McGregor, 28, a paid intern within the group that lobbied at the UN in Geneva, took her life this ...

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‘Resistance continues’: Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi home after 8 months in Israeli jail (VIDEO)

Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian who slapped an Israeli soldier in her home village, has been released from prison. The girl, praised by many as a symbol of the Palestinian resistance, has returned to the West Bank. The Palestinian teenager and her mother left prison on Sunday after completing an eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Tamimi’s family ...

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Lobbyists rejoice as US sells more arms in 6 months than in whole of 2017

Despite the tariff standoff with the EU, the US has sold more weapons to its foreign allies in the first six months of the year than in the whole of 2017 much to the delight of military industrial complex lobbying groups. The figures from the last fiscal year, which stood at $ 41.9 billion, have already been surpassed by $ ...

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