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Germany sees sharp rise in violent attacks against journalists – report

Germany has seen a rise in the number of journalists being attacked while merely doing their jobs, according to a report from the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Most of the perpetrators lean to the far-right. A total of 28 journalists have suffered 22 verified physical assaults so far in 2018, according to the report. That number ...

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US destroyer arrives in Mediterranean as Syria tensions rise

With the arrival of another guided missile destroyer to the Mediterranean, the US may have 200 ‘Tomahawks’ ready for a strike on Syria, as Russia warns that jihadist groups in Idlib are planning a fake chemical attack. The USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, entered the Mediterranean through the Straits of Gibraltar on Wednesday, the Russian news agency Interfax ...

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‘Air hooliganism’: Fines for misbehaving on planes to rise tenfold under Duma committee plan

Russia’s Lower House Committee for Legislative Work has upheld a proposal to increase fines for violent behavior on board passenger aircraft and for those refusing to comply with the captain’s orders. If the new bill is passed into law, the maximum fine for disobeying the captain’s orders would increase practically tenfold and become 40,000 roubles or about $ 645. The ...

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Former Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader speaks at NATO think tank event as it laments rise of right

The Atlantic Council hosted a top Ukrainian official with deep ties to neo-Nazi groups days after he lamented the rise of far-right violence in the country, underlining how the NATO-funded think tank continues to enable Kiev. Andriy Parubiy, chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, spoke at an Atlantic Council event in Washington, DC last week entitled “The Frontlines of Freedom: A Conversation ...

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Russians’ interest in World War Two on the rise, poll shows

The majority of Russians remember the date on which Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union and about a third can quote stories from relatives who took part in WWII, according to a recent poll. The state-run public opinion research center VTSIOM released the results of their latest study concerning the history and legacy of WWII on Friday, June 22. The ...

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Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii (VIDEO)

Incredible footage shows colossal steam clouds rising from the ocean in Hawaii after lava flows from the Kilauea volcano entered the sea at Kapoho Bay. Lava inundated the bay near Hawaii Island’s eastern tip on Monday night, causing giant plumes of acidic fumes, known as ‘laze,’ to billow from the ocean. Mesmerizing video captured by a US Geological Survey helicopter ...

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Iranian crude exports rise despite US sanctions

Iran’s crude oil exports hit 2.7 million bpd in May, higher than its average volumes over the past year, while the US withdrew last month from the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions that would kick in later this year. Last month, Iran’s crude oil exports stood at 2.4 million bpd, while condensate—ultra light oil—volumes hit 300,000 bpd, the Iranian ...

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Lagerfeld mulls renouncing German citizenship, blames Merkel for rise of 'neo-Nazis'

Hamburg-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has said he may rescind his German citizenship, saying he “hates” Chancellor Angela Merkel for paving the way for the resurgence of neo-Nazism with her open-door migrant policy. Lagerfeld, the long-time creative director of Chanel often referred to as the Emperor of fashion, took a new swipe at Merkel over her controversial migrant policy that ...

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Race of the war machines: Russian battlefield robots rise to the challenge

The battlefields of the future look set to be the province of robots duking it out on the field as their operators sit pretty, miles away. Russia is moving in leaps and bounds towards fielding its own unmanned forces. Modern robots are nothing like the Terminator: Fielding human-shaped automatons for combat is much more trouble than it’s worth, so most ...

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Rise of the machines: China looks to become global leader in robotics

Chinese firms are making serious progress in industrial robotics, a sector that has historically been dominated by Japanese and European rivals. That’s according to the latest report by ABI Research. “The top four Chinese industrial robotics vendors reported a topline growth of 20 percent year-on-year in 2016 and a similar figure is expected for next few years,” says Lian Jye ...

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