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‘Make it so’? Trump orders creation of US Space Force as military branch

US President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to begin establishing a Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military. Creators of Star Wars, Star Trek and Starship Troopers memes rejoiced. “There’s no place like space,” Trump said on Monday, addressing the National Space Council in Washington. He announced a number of initiatives, including a push to establish ...

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Specter of Mussolini evoked as Italy’s Salvini orders full census & expulsion of Roma ‘illegals’

Italy’s interior minister and leader of the right-wing Lega party, Matteo Salvini, has told his officials to “prepare a dossier” on the country’s Roma and plans to expel the undocumented among them. The move has provoked outrage. “At the ministry, I have them preparing a dossier on the Roma issue in Italy,” Salvini, who is one of the leaders of ...

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Court orders retrial for Russian rights activist, child porn probe resumed

A court in the North Russian region of Karelia has canceled the sentence for human rights activist Yuri Dmitriyev, recently acquitted of making child porn and ordered a new investigation into the case. Dmitriyev’s lawyer, Viktor Anufriyev, broke the news to the media, adding that the court also canceled the sentence, of two and a half years under police supervision, ...

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Apple orders a 10-episode mystery series inspired by kid reporter Hilde Lysiak

Apple is continuing to flesh out its lineup of TV series for its upcoming streaming service and Netflix competitor, assumed to be offered sometime next year as part of a subscription bundle with Apple Music. The company’s latest addition is a dramatic mystery series, currently known as the untitled Hilde Lysiak project. The show is inspired by the real-life story ...

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‘Imminent dam failure’: North Carolina orders urgent evacuations after landslide

North Carolina has ordered mandatory evacuations for anyone south of Lake Tahoma Dam after a landslide compromised the integrity of the structure. Storm Alberto – the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – brought several mudslides to the region following heavy rainfall. The Lake Tahoma dam is now in “imminent danger” of failure, according to authorities who are ...

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Kadyrov orders universal DNA testing in Chechnya to help search for children kidnapped by ISIS

The head of the Chechen Republic has ordered a universal DNA test to help identify and retrieve Russian children who had been taken to terrorist-control territories in the Middle East. “We are now actively working to establish the fates of Russian citizens – women and children – who have ended up in Iraq and Syria, and help them to return. ...

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‘Cheap political ritual’: Trump orders sanctions against Russia over alleged INF treaty violation

President Donald Trump ordered his Cabinet to work on sanctions targeting Russian officials for what the US claims is a violation of a key arms control treaty. The action is perceived as a ‘cheap political ritual’ in Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty bans the US and Russia from developing and deploying land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and ...

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UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to give up data in US voter test case

Another big development in the personal data misuse saga attached to the controversial Trump campaign-linked UK-based political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica — which could lead to fresh light being shed on how the company and its multiple affiliates acquired and processed US citizens’ personal data to build profiles on millions of voters for political targeting purposes. The UK’s data watchdog, the ICO, ...

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US judge orders Iran to pay billions to families of 9/11 victims

Tehran has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $ 6 billion to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, despite the fact that most of the plane hijackers were Saudi nationals, and no direct link was ever found to Iran. On Tuesday, a federal judge in New York found Iran, the country’s central bank, and the Islamic ...

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Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be displayed on govt buildings

Germany’s Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed over the entrances of government buildings to reflect its “cultural identity” as the state continues its feud with Berlin over multiculturalism and open-door policies. The crosses should not be seen as “the sign of a religion,” according to Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, but as a way to reflect the conservative ...

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