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China's military modernization challenges US air power – report

China is poised to challenge American air dominance and has already shown itself to be a formidable naval power, according to a newly published report. In a press launch for its annual “Military Balance” report published on Wednesday, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) highlighted the rapid modernization of Chinese land and naval forces and described China’s progress in aerospace ...

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‘How did you catch Down’s syndrome?’: Report lays bare Tories’ shocking welfare agenda

It seemed like the Tory reign over welfare couldn’t get any worse. Bedbound pensioners asked to travel to assessment centers, disabled people unable to access buildings, poor people being made to beg for benefits. But it happened. The latest official report on Personal Independence Payments (PiP) has shown that the government is still failing to treat disabled people with dignity ...

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Watch how fake news is born and spread after release of PR firm’s Russia-Brexit report

The release of a report that claims Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik were a major influence on the outcome of the Brexit vote has unwittingly allowed people to see exactly how “fake news” is formed and spread on Twitter. The self-funded report was produced by PR firm 89up, a lobbying firm that runs communications for pro-EU pressure group ‘Best ...

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Defense Ministry recommends Russian military quits using social networks – report

The Russian Defense Ministry has issued a fresh recommendation for all servicemen to stop using social networks, switch off geolocation services on mobile phones, and generally abstain from internet posts, a popular daily reports. Read more According to Izvestia newspaper, the set of recommendations on using social networks and other web services was developed by the Defense Ministry in 2017, ...

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Japanese speed skater 1st to fail doping test at PyeongChang Olympics – report

Short track skater Kei Saito, a member of Japan’s relay team at the Olympics, has tested positive for an unnamed banned substance. It is the first case of doping at the current Games. The news was broken by the Kyodo news agency, which cited multiple sources saying that the 21-year-old failed a doping test in the run-up to the Olympics. ...

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US Homeland Security refutes NBC report that claims Russia hacked elections

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said a recent report by NBC News was misleading. The channel claimed Russia “successfully penetrated” the voting systems of several states. “Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to combat election hacking,” DHS cybersecurity chief Jeanette Manfra said ...

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Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report

In a rare move for the online retail giant, Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate workers in its Seattle headquarters and elsewhere, according to a Seattle Times report. The corporate cuts come after an eight-year hiring spree, taking the company from 5,000 in 2010 to 40,000 in its Seattle headquarters and gobbling up several retail businesses throughout the country. ...

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UK prosecutors pressed Sweden not to drop Assange extradition in 2013 – report

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dissuaded Sweden from attempting to drop extradition proceedings against Julian Assange as far back as 2013, according to an email exchange seen by the Guardian. The newspaper reports Swedish prosecutors were keen to drop the proceedings against the WikiLeaks founder in 2013, four years before they officially did in 2017. During the exchange between the ...

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US to send 1,000s of extra Marines to East Asia to counter China – report

The Pentagon reportedly plans a “major muscle movement” from the Middle East to East China, with thousands of extra Marines to be deployed. The goal is to “persuade Pacific nations to stand with the US” and not China. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US plans to boost its military presence in the East Pacific with rotating deployment ...

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Tumblr also lousy with Russia-backed US election trolls: Report

The meme-laden Tumblr platform is the latest social media and blogging outlet to be unmasked as a distribution channel for Russian agents to rip at America’s societal fault lines and seek to influence citizens’ voting habits, according to a report by BuzzFeed News. Facebook and Twitter have been firmly in the spotlight on this issue since the shock result of ...

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