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Trump tells NATO allies to spend more… like thrifty Pentagon buying $1.2k mugs & $10k toilet seats?

Toilet seat covers that cost $ 10,000? Coffee mugs for $ 1,200 apiece? No wonder NATO countries aren’t too keen to follow US military spending benchmarks. Even the Pentagon is looking for better deals and 3D printing for savings. While President Donald Trump browbeats NATO allies into increasing their military spending, the US Department of Defense is spending untold amounts ...

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'Civilization at risk?’ RT finds out more behind Pelosi’s remark on 2018 midterms

Published time: 11 Jul, 2018 12:07 Prominent Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who recently claimed civilization will be at stake during upcoming 2018 midterm elections, wasn’t the only one to trying to create havoc by making weird remarks, RT found out. “Civilization as we know it today is at risk in this election. We have to win. We have to win,” Nancy ...

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YouTube is fighting fighting fake news with $25M to promote journalism and more context in search results

YouTube announced new measures today to stem the spread of conspiracy theory videos and fake news on its platform, including inserting context from trustworthy sources into search results about hot topics. In a blog post, YouTube also said it is working with the Google News Initiative, which was launched by its parent company earlier this year to support journalists and ...

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Trump threatens China with more than $500bn in US trade tariffs

As US tariffs on Chinese imports worth $ 34 billion kicked in on Friday, President Donald Trump said he would consider imposing additional levies on $ 500 billion in Chinese goods, should Beijing retaliate. Another $ 16 billion are expected to go into effect in two weeks and potentially another $ 500 billion, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One ...

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Football cup matters more for Russians than upcoming pension reform, poll shows

Over half of Russian public see the ongoing 2018 World Cup as the most important and vivid event of the month, with less than a third attaching importance to the forthcoming increase of the retirement age and other problems. The latest poll conducted by the Russian independent public opinion research center Levada has revealed that 56 percent of Russians consider ...

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A bigger Amazon Prime Day 2018 arrives July 16 with more deals, devices and longer hours

Amazon’s Prime Day, the company’s annual sales event that’s now its biggest, will be held this year on July 16, starting at 12 PM PT/3 PM ET, and will feature over a million deals, the retailer announced today. One big change this time around is the event’s length — last year, Prime Day ran 30 hours, but this year’s event ...

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Facebook rolls out more API restrictions and shutdowns

Following the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal and the more recent discovery of a Facebook app that had been leaking data on 120 million users, Facebook is today announcing a number of API changes aimed at better protecting user information. The changes will impact multiple developer-facing APIs, including those used to create social experiences on the site, as well as those ...

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Life on Kepler-186f? Scientists discover the planet is even more like Earth than we thought

Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f is even more like Earth than previously understood, and could be habitable. The planet appears to have seasons and a climate, thanks to its stable axial tilt. Kepler-186f is an exoplanet, meaning it’s located outside our solar system, 500 light years away.  Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology used simulations to analyze and identify the ...

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TEPCO aims to build more Fukushima-type nuclear reactors, vows to ‘excel in safety’ this time

TEPCO is conducting an independent geological survey to confirm the absence of active faults in Aomori Prefecture, where it wants to resume the construction of a Fukushima-type nuclear plant, frozen following the 2011 disaster. “It’s necessary to form a consortium for building a nuclear plant that is excellent in safety, technology and economy,” TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said in Tokyo, ...

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Trump asked Macron to quit EU for more profitable trade deal – WaPo report

Donald Trump asked Emmanuel Macron to leave the EU in exchange for quite a profitable bilateral trade deal with better terms that the one the union offered, the Washington Post reports, citing official European sources. The article titled “Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union” was written by Josh Rogin, an American journalist who also contributes to CNN. Written ...

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