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At Pentagon, Pence pushes for Space Force by 2020

The Trump administration wants to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said, warning about ‘threats’ from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force,” Pence said at the Pentagon on Thursday, invoking the specter of foreign threats to the ...

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‘President undermines election results, pushes for his own govt.’ – MP from Italy's M5S

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has used a shady pretext to turn down a Euro-skeptic coalition pick for economy minister, as he seeks to mold a cabinet after own political views, an MP from the coalition told RT. Manlio Di Stefano, an MP from the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S), which has teamed up with Lega Nord in a parliament, argued that ...

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EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not. The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on Zuckerberg’s contrition tour, following the Cambridge Analytics data misuse story that blew ...

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Oil reaches 3.5-year highs as Iran uncertainty pushes prices up

Crude surged to the highest level since November 2014 over fears that the United States could pull out of the Iranian nuclear pact. If the deal is scrapped, Iranian oil exports are at risk. Brent crude oil touched $ 75.89 a barrel, while the US West Texas Intermediate reached $ 70.52. The yuan-traded Shanghai futures surged to an all-time high ...

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‘Wicked practice’: EU pushes Balkans to choose either West or Russia, says Lavrov

EU’s demands for the Balkan states to choose between the West or Russia are counterproductive and only increase tensions on the European continent, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Serbia’s Beta news agency. Ukraine was presented with same dilemma, Lavrov said, which “eventually led to a fracture in the Ukrainian society and state; caused an unconstitutional coup (in 2014) and ...

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Facebook pushes for more personal updates with launch of new Lists feature

Facebook’s status update box is getting a new feature called Lists, which begins rolling out today. This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content. The feature, like it sounds, lets users make ...

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Trump back to slamming Middle East wars as he pushes infrastructure spending

US President Donald Trump has revived the anti-war rhetoric of his election campaign days. Promising to boost infrastructure investment, he bashed the “stupidity” of spending $ 7 trillion on Middle East conflicts. “This will be a big week for infrastructure,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. “After so stupidly spending $ 7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time ...

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Unbearlievable! Shaggy-haired nurse pushes circus artist to recovery (VIDEO)

For most of us, not being able to use our legs and then turning to see a bear behind us would be a sign of certain doom. But not for circus artist Oleg Aleksandrov, whose furry friends are helping him recover after an accident. Last year, Aleksandrov, a member of the Great Moscow Circus, fell 18 meters while fitting equipment ...

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Facebook pushes pre-roll ads on Watch as it stops subsidizing Live

Everyone’s least favorite ads are coming to Facebook, but six-second pre-rolls will only appear on original Watch tab videos you purposefully view and not in the News Feed. Facebook is embracing pre-rolls after years of shunning them as it tries to make payouts to video creators sustainable. Facebook’s head of video Fidji Simo tells TechCrunch that it will not renew ...

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Black Friday pushes Jeff Bezos’ net worth to $100 billion

Being the richest man in the world wasn’t enough. After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $ 100.3 billion, according to Bloomberg estimates. Amazon’s stock has soared this year and Bezos has benefited to the tune of $ 32.6 billion. Yes, that’s the amount he has earned in 2017 ...

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