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America is the best, Iran is the worst, globalism is bad: 5 things we learned from Trump’s UN speech

US President Donald Trump praised Israel and Saudi Arabia, and attacked Iran, Venezuela and the International Criminal Court in his second annual speech to the UN General Assembly, in which he reshuffled his greatest hits. “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” The comment was so outlandish ...

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‘Other things’ in Iran? Bolton says regime change ‘not US policy,’ but has more tricks up his sleeve

National security advisor John Bolton declared that regime change in Iran is not a US objective. But he did promise to hit Tehran with sanctions and “other things.” So where does pressure end and regime change begin? “Let me be clear, the reimposition of the sanctions, we think, is already having a significant effect on Iran’s economy and on, really, ...

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‘Let’s make things clear’: EU bites back at Salvini’s claim that it’s responsible for Genoa tragedy

The EU has hit back at claims by Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that the bloc is to blame for the Genoa motorway bridge collapse that killed 39 people on Tuesday, plunging the country into a state of emergency. Some 24 hours after the tragic event in the northern city, Salvini, leader of the Euroskeptic Northern League, said the EU’s ...

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Surprise, no one buys things via Alexa

Some numbers published in a report from The Information reveal that very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping. Of about 50 million Alexa users, only about 100,000 reportedly bought something via voice interface more than once. It’s not exactly surprising, but it may still harm the narrative of conversational commerce that Amazon and others are trying to ...

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Pamela Anderson: Americans are programmed to blame Russia when things go wrong

Baywatch icon turned activist Pamela Anderson says Americans are programmed to always blame Russia, and treatment of Julian Assange “represents everything America does when it comes to true information and freedom of speech.” The 51-year-old spoke to The Daily Beast about her association with Assange and Russian President Vladimir Putin – banishing the “sexist” claims that either relationship is romantic ...

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Dinosaurs to pizza: 7 of the oddest things sent into space

In our eternal quest to seek out new life, humanity has tried to make contact with extraterrestrials in some pretty weird ways. We’ve sent quite a few objects into space, some of which may truly confuse any aliens who find them. Gazing at the night sky we often ask ourselves if there’s anyone out there on planets orbiting faraway stars ...

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Gems, toxic gas & lava eggs: The strangest things to emerge from Kilauea eruption

From rare green gems to a corrosive haze, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has thrown up some bizarre phenomena during its six-week eruption. Kilauea, located on Hawaii’s Big Island, is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Its current period of explosive activity has forced thousands of people to evacuate, with at least 75 homes destroyed by the flowing lava. Here are ...

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‘I knew things were gonna change’: Rodman cries and plugs crypto in bizarre interview about N Korea

The internet reacted with all its usual wit and invention as former NBA star, and self-styled diplomat, Dennis Rodman turned in a bizarre TV appearance following the meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Rodman ranted, cried and gesticulated wildly as he hailed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump for agreeing to the Singapore summit. Wearing ...

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Sex not in the top 10 most pleasurable things for Russians

The top Russian pollster has conducted a survey on what Russians enjoy the most in life, and sex is not at the top of the list. Vodka and bear rodeos aren’t either. Watching TV tops the list of activities that Russians find pleasurable, according to a multiple choice poll published by the Levada public opinion research center on Thursday. Some ...

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Google’s Android Things IoT platform comes out of beta

Android Things, Google IoT platform for developers who want to build connected devices, is now out of beta, as the company today announced. After eight release candidates, the last of which launched less than a month ago, Google now deems Android Things ready for primetime. Despite its beta status, quite a few companies started building products for the platform a ...

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