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US orders $480mn-hypersonic missile prototype suitable for ‘great power competition’

The US Air Force paid $ 480 million for a second top-spec hypersonic missile prototype to gain ground “in the era of great power competition,” following reports of Russia’s successes in developing unrivaled high-speed weapons. Read more The Air Force awarded a $ 480-million contract to Lockheed Martin, tasking the company with designing a second hypersonic missile prototype, referred to ...

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Jury orders Monsanto to pay California man $289mn in ‘probably carcinogenic’ Roundup trial

A groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s weed-killers for years is entitled to $ 39 million in compensation and $ 250 million in punitive damages, a California jury has decided. The jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco deliberated for three days before agreeing that Monsanto had failed to warn DeWayne Johnson, 46, and other ...

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Apple orders a show about a video game studio from the ‘It’s Always Sunny’ gang

Apple’s been on a tear lately. Say what you will about some of the company’s programming decisions (see: Carpool Karaoke), at least it’s building a portfolio that’s got a little something for everyone. Earlier this week, word got out that it ordered a series based on Min Jin Lee’s novel, Pachinko. And according to a report in Variety, it’s also ...

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‘We had patience until yesterday’: Erdogan orders US asset freeze amid Pastor Brunson row

The Turkish president has ordered a freeze on assets of the US Secretaries of Justice and Interior in a tit-for-tat response to sanctions Washington imposed on Ankara. Turkey’s patience is now over, he said. Turkey will freeze assets of the Secretaries of Justice (DoJ) and the Interior, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. The announcement comes after Washington slapped ...

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Judge orders to restore DACA, says Trump admin failed to provide reasons for ending it

A US federal judge has sided with the plaintiffs in a case filed against the Trump administration’s move to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which had sparked a wave of protests in September. DC District Judge John Bates on Friday upheld his earlier ruling from April 24, that found the White House’s decision to scrap the policy, which ...

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Gag order: Judge literally orders prisoner’s mouth to be taped shut in court (VIDEO)

A Ohio judge ordered a prisoner’s mouth be taped shut in court because the defendant wouldn’t stop talking. Disturbing video shows six deputies surrounding the man before gagging him. Ohio judge John Russo ordered court deputies to shut the mouth of defendant Franklyn Williams during his sentencing hearing at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. READ MORE: Judge ...

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Amazon starts canceling free Echo Spot orders

Update: Amazon has admitted the error here. No free Spots, sorry. The company provided TechCrunch the following note, which is going out to everyone who purchased a device during that window. Thanks for playing. We noticed an error in an order you recently placed and wanted to make you aware of the issue. Due to a technical error, the price ...

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Putin orders construction of world’s longest bridge

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to work out a plan to construct a bridge connecting Sakhalin Island in the country’s Far East with mainland Russia. Read more “The question of building a bridge between Sakhalin and the mainland has long been discussed, for decades. It has long been a dream of the people living on the island,” ...

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Ecuador judge orders arrest of ex-president Rafael Correa

The National Court of Justice of Ecuador has ordered the preventive detention of the country’s former president Rafael Correa and requested that Interpol apprehend him for extradition. The request for Correa’s detention was filed by the country’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday. The prosecution is accusing Correa, who served as the president of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017, of being involved ...

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Medvedev orders to prepare anti-US sanctions similar to Europe and China’s

PM Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Russian Economy Ministry to prepare an answer to “openly discriminative” steel and aluminum duties introduced by the United States, noting that Europe and China had already made their moves. Speaking at the Wednesday government session dedicated to international trade issues, Medvedev stated that the restrictions introduced by Washington “cannot be left unanswered.” “The European ...

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