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Macron vows to bring back ‘compulsory’ national service for French youth

Two decades after France scrapped compulsory military service, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to introduce “obligatory” national service for all young people. It could also be a “civic engagement,” Macron said. “I want a mandatory service, open to women and men,” the French leader said on Tuesday, adding that its duration could be “around three months” but could be “longer ...

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Lip service to Russian threat & fears of China: Intelligence chiefs face Senate

Testifying before the US Senate on worldwide threats, six intelligence chiefs often banged the drum of ‘Russian interference.’ The tune was old and rang hollow, however, as mere assertions were offered in place of evidence. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats was joined by CIA chief Mike Pompeo, FBI Director Christopher Wray, NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers, and the ...

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Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

Amazon is gearing up to compete directly with UPS and FedEx, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The so-called “Shipping with Amazon” program will be an end-to-end shipping solution, with pickups from businesses and shipments made to consumers, per the report. The timeframe for rollout is soon, too: Amazon is said to be readying the service for its ...

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Amazon begins offering Whole Foods deliveries via its Prime service

Amazon has taken a big step forward with Whole Foods after it began offering grocery delivery from the retailer through its Prime service. The option is open to Prime Now customers, who get free two-hour deliveries of their products when they spend over $ 35. An “ultra-fast” one-hour delivery option costs $ 7.99 for orders of $ 35 or more. ...

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Tony Blair warned of ‘deep state’ conspiracy in UK civil service – ex-Cameron aide

David Cameron’s former director of strategy has revealed that Tony Blair warned him of a conspiracy within the civil service, stating that government workers believe “they actually run the country.” In the lead-up to the 2010 election, the Conservative prime minister’s former director of strategy, Steve Hilton, was tasked with preparing Cameron for his initial period in government. During this ...

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‘International Health Service’: Is Trump taking cues from Farage in his NHS criticism?

US President Donald Trump attacked Britain’s “broke” National Health Service (NHS) in a tweet that came just minutes after Brexiteer Nigel Farage appeared on Fox News to blame immigrants for stretched UK health services. Trump immediately came under fire when he tweeted that thousands of people “are marching in the UK” because the NHS is “going broke.” The Democrats are ...

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Brexiteers ‘selling snake oil & acting like Nazis’ — ex-civil service bosses

Eurosceptics have been accused of “selling snake oil to the public” after repeatedly maligning the civil service over its gloomy Brexit forecasts. An ex-top civil servant branded the attack against officials “completely crazy.” Lord Gus O’Donnell, who served under Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, made the accusations after a leaked report on the a post-Brexit Britain compiled by ...

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Apple says some iPhone 7s show “No Service” when they shouldn’t, will repair them for free

Does your iPhone 7 say “No Service” when you’re oh-so-certain the signal is fine? Good news! You might be totally right. Reports and rumors of a “No Service” bug impacting iPhone 7s have been floating around for well over a year now — and as of this afternoon, Apple is acknowledging the issue. The company says it’s determined that “a ...

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DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

Awesomeness, the digital media company acquired by Comcast for $ 3.8 billion in 2016, is today bringing kid-friendly programming, including original content, to Amazon Prime subscribers with the launch of DreamWorksTV on Amazon Channels. The new subscription service is aimed at kids ages 6 through 12 and will cost $ 4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial period. Until ...

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Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon. The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the boogeyman that haunts the dreams of small retailers and ...

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