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Russia quips US over Indonesian Sukhoi purchase

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:16:05 +0200
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin quipped the US in response to Jakartas Sukhoi aircraft purchase, emphasizing that Kremlin will work with any country regardless...
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Doing business in Lisbon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:31:22 +0200
A skilled workforce and a welcome lack of red tape are attracting multinationals and savvy British SMEs alike to Portugal. Business leaders who have established a presence in Lisbon, which is thriving...
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UK Preps F-35 Flight Trials On New British Carrier

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:50:41 +0200
With the arrival of Britain’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into her home port of Portsmouth, England, on Aug. 16, the first pillar of the UK’s plan to reinstate its carrier strike capabi...
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Nevada UAS Test Site tests Advanced Artificially Intelligent Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with Micro...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:12:11 +0200
HAWTHORNE, Nev., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has teamed up with Microsoft's Unmann...
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Def. Min. pledges support for Resistance Front

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:09:26 +0200
TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – Iran’s newly-appointed Defense Minister Hatami said his Ministry would relentlessly continue its impartial support for IRGC, the Army and the Law Enforcement Force in defense ...
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SA headed for title of Space State, with $10 billion spent on industry over next decade

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:50:55 +0200
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne with staff from defence technology manufacturer Lockheed Martin in Melbourne. AAP Image/Joe Castro
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Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne says a $535 million shipyard will help end the shipbuildi...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:50:48 +0200
An artist's impression of the new $535 naval shipbuilding yard to be constructed at Osborne. Image: Defence Department.
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Ovidius Is Certified According To Din En 9100 : 2009

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:36:11 +0200
Ovidius Is Certified According To Din En 9100 : 2009
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Home robots can be hacked to spy and attack their owners – and this clip of a mini android wielding ...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:08:31 +0200
Popular Alpha 2 robot is marketed as the 'world's first humanoid robot for the family' but this clip might put you off
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:37:41 +0200
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, congratulated Lockheed Martin on the first anniversary of operations of the Science, Technology, Engineering Leadership, Research Laboratory
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Turkey and Vietnam look to double trade, deepen defence ties

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:05:53 +0200
Turkey's prime minister said Wednesday he wants to double trade volume with Vietnam to $4 billion in the next three years as his country seeks to boost co-operation with the Southeast Asian country.
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Here's how many US troops and private contractors have been sent to Afghanistan

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:22:00 +0200
Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump said he plans to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan in a speech Monday night, and continue the longest-running war in American history. Currently, t...
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Drones to charge from powerlines

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:21:40 +0200
A drone capable of being recharged by street powerlines is the latest project to get off the ground for a team of Melbourne University students.
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2017 Analysis of Favorable States for Aerospace Manufacturing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:12:10 +0200
The long-term forecast for the aerospace and defense industry looks bright, with the industry havinga notable increase in both revenues and profits for 2016. Air passenger travel is exceeding expectat...
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Withdrawal of Trading Licence of Emco Weapons Manufacturer Is Another Blow on Defence Industry - ABV

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:35:26 +0200
Plovdiv, Southern Bulgaria, August 22 (BTA) - The suspension of the trading licence of weapons manufacturer Emco is a blow on the defence industry, Roumen Petkov, a member of the Executive Bureau of ...
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Defense companies rise after Trump speech on Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:15:45 +0200
Shares of companies in the defense industry rose on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said he intended to step up the fight against extremists and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, something that cou...
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Donald Trump 'has made more than 1,000 false claims' since becoming US President

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:41:48 +0200
Billionaire often repeats statements already shown to be inaccurate
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U.S. Air Force awards contracts to Boeing, Northrop to replace aging ICBM systems

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:54:15 +0200
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, the Pe...
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Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'made in India'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:48:02 +0200
India has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and helicopters but it will only sign the cheques if they are made in India.
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US Air Force Awards Contracts to Boeing, Northrop for ICBM Replacement

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:37:40 +0200
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, the Pentagon sai...
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Cover Story: Small business helps build naval capability

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:34:06 +0200
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a new research partnership to pursue innovative maritime Defence technologies.
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Troops from 18 countries to train in Czech territory

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:25:57 +0200
Namest nad Oslavou, South Moravia, Aug 21 (CTK) - Up to 1300 soldiers from 18 allied and partner countries are to participate in the three-week Ample Strike 2017 exercise that starts on Wednesday, Au...
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Navies search for 10 US sailors as 7th Fleet review ordered

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:46:15 +0200
In this Aug. 21, 2017, photo provided by U.S. Navy, tugboats from Singapore assist the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it steers towards Changi Naval Base, Singapore following ...
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Were they hacked? US Navy to investigate whether BOTH warships that crashed into much larger merchan...

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:31:34 +0200
A top admiral has said that the US Navy will 'consider' whether two fatal crashes this summer could have been the result of a cyber attack.
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Navy orders 7th Fleet review amid search for 10 from McCain

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:46:24 +0200
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Stunning new eclipse timelapse captured by a solar satellite could help unlock the mysteries of the ...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:46:25 +0200
As millions of Americans watched the total solar eclipse that crossed the continental United States earlier this week, one observer had a very different view.
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Arianespace preps Intelsat and Japan launches

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:49:45 +0200
Arianespace is preparing for its 9 launch this year and is busy readying two satellites to be carried into space on September 5.
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China's Bay Area is a Property Mega-Market in Waiting

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:31:38 +0200
China wants its Pearl River Delta megalopolis, a global manufacturing engine with more people?than France, to be even more dominant.
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Summit on Global Solar Energy Development -- Hanergy's Special Session at the ECI Festival, Silicon ...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:47:58 +0200
Praise for Hanergy's cutting-edge tech comes from Bay Area guests
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Annual report: 2015

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:46:00 +0200
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New event video streaming technology tested at Edinburgh Fringe

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:28:46 +0200
Singapore and UK-based satellite equipment provider Global Invacom Group has carried out the first live tests of a new technology that it says enables live, high-quality, large-scale event video strea...
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Arctic radar to probe 'space weather'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:01:02 +0200
The UK is to contribute to a sophisticated new radar system in the Arctic to study "space weather".
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NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:10:18 +0200
NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, who are making final preparations for a Sept. 12 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews at 7 and 9 a.m...
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The Tech List: 30 Exeter and South West firms at the cutting edge of technology and innovation

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:38:07 +0200
Cosmic, Slingshot6 and SpongeUK are just some of the ones to watch
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HRL receives NASA award to 3D print ceramic rocket engine components

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:19:39 +0200
HRL Laboratories has received an award as part of NASA’s Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion program to develop additive manufactured (3D-printed) ceramic rocket engine...
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Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:02:39 +0200
Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 8:11 PM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:47 AM EDT
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SA headed for title of Space State, with $10 billion spent on industry over next decade

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:50:55 +0200
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne with staff from defence technology manufacturer Lockheed Martin in Melbourne. AAP Image/Joe Castro
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5 of the most interesting jobs in Bristol you can apply for now

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:54:54 +0200
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Special issues

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:58:14 +0200
School Science Review December 2016 volume 98 number 363 The ASE's journal for science education 11­19 School Science Review
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'Devastating' new benefits system pushes Inverness transgender woman to brink of suicide

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:57:33 +0200
A TRANSGENDER woman with mental health problems stemming from stigma and sexual confusion fears she will end up homeless or dead if the UK government finds her fit for work and stops her benefits.
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Solar Spectacular Seen from Earth and Space

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:22 +0200
While ground-based observers experienced the awe-inspiring view of a total solar eclipse yesterday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and our Sun-watching satellites, enjoyed unique p...
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Global Invacom live tests new video streaming technology

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:14:14 +0200
By BFN News | 09:19 AM | Wednesday 23 August, 2017
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Air Force, mission partners prepare satellite for August launch

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:18:10 +0200
The engineering team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts perform a light leak test on the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite p...
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India police to prosecute ISRO bosses

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:19:17 +0200
The massive scandal involving the Indian Space Research Organisation , its commercial subsidiary Antrix, and Devas Multimedia, the independent company which held certain capacity rights on ISRO satell...
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Education Union calls for states and territories to boycott online NAPLAN testing

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:10:57 +0200
The NT Education Department intends for all students to move to online NAPLAN testing by 2019, despite identifying that almost half of NT schools may currently have no or low bandwidth capacity.
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How the UK space industry can achieve a long-awaited lift off

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:35:33 +0200
Alan Tovey considers the opportunities available to the growing UK space industry:
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The Moving Martian Bow Shock

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:34:01 +0200
An analysis of more than five Martian years of measurements from Mars Express has shown that the location of the bow shock - the boundary where the solar wind slows suddenly as it begins to plough int...
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India to Have Public-Private Aerospace Consortium to Conquer Global Industry

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:11:57 +0200
Buoyed by its success in launching satellites at very low cost, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now eyeing a larger share in the global aerospace industry by forming a consortium of a...
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Moon's shadow races across North America

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:03:15 +0200
PORTLAND, Oregon — stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the United St...
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China glad to train foreign astronauts

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:17:02 +0200
China is willing to help other nations select and train astronauts and will gladly cooperate with them in its space station program, a senior official of the China Manned Space Agency said on Tuesday....
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Countdown - 23.08.2017 18:40:00

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:36:51 +0200
So has terrorism decreased or increased since 2001?
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HEICO Corporation Reports Record Net Income and Net Sales for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017; Full...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:31:54 +0200
3rd Quarter Net Income and Operating Income up 9% on Net Sales Increase of 10%
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Global Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for Defense & Security Market 2017-2025 - Research and Marke...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:31:53 +0200
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The"Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for Defense & Security: Global Market 2017-2025 by Application, Vehicle Type, Size, Propulsion System and Region" report has been added to...
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Global Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (UMVs) Market 2017-2025 by Vehicle Type, Application, Propulsion S...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:31:53 +0200
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The"Global Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (UMVs) Market 2017-2025 by Vehicle Type, Application, Propulsion System and Region" report has been added to Research and Markets' offeri...
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One in three UK food firms 'unviable' without European workers - report

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:30:05 +0200
More than a third of businesses across the UK's food and farming industry would become "unviable" without access to European workers, new research has found.
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ONSA: Past Security Reforms Reveal Need for Procedural Capabilities in Mitigating Terror Attacks

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:28:39 +0200
The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), wednesday said previous security reforms it spearheaded over the past few years revealed an urgent need for comprehensive, structural and procedural...
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Nadeem Muhammad: Man who tried to board Ryanair plane with pipe bomb jailed for 18 years

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:28:26 +0200
Judge calls for review of airport security in wake of trial
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DAPL protesters sued for being ‘eco-terrorists’ by company behind pipeline

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:20:56 +0200
Energy Transfer Partners, the corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, has sued Greenpeace and other environmental groups for “eco-terrorism” over their protests against the controversial pipeli...
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Family Research Council Statement on D. James Kennedy Ministries' Lawsuit Against the Southern Pover...

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:05:34 +0200
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, D. James Kennedy Ministries filed a lawsuit in an Alabama federal court against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) alleging "that t...
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Turkish Air Force kills 7 PKK terrorists in north Iraq

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:00:41 +0200
Turkish Air Force carried out a counterterrorism operation in northern Iraq, killing at least seven PKK terrorists, military announced Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
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Dutch police hold driver of Spanish van near cancelled concert

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:57:47 +0200
Police examine the van behind a cordoned-off area (RTL/AP)
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Sheer cost ... and Mexico stand in way of grand vision

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:57:40 +0200
Mr Trump pledged to keep migrants out. Photo: Getty Images
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Trump vows to shut government to build his wall

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:57:16 +0200
Donald Trump threatened to shut down the US government in order to secure funding to build his controversial wall along the border with Mexico, in a remarkable speech on Tuesday night.
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Isaac Asimov: The 4th Law of Robotics | @ThingsExpo #AI #ML #DX #DigitalTransformation

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:50:12 +0200
'I, Robot' is the book written by Asimov that explores the moral & ethical challenges posed by a world dominated by robots
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[session] #DevOps and Automation of #CloudNative Apps | @CloudExpo #Serverless #DX

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:50:05 +0200
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to sa...
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CAST Software to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @OnQuality #DevOps #Analytics #DX #SmartCities

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:50:03 +0200
CAST analytics reflect the true state of business systems by going beyond component-level analysis
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[session] Intelligent Automation | @CloudExpo @Ayehu_Eyeshare #AI #DX #CIO #DigitalTransformation

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:49:57 +0200
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today
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[session] Risk Tree API | @CloudExpo @TwistlockTeam #DevOps #AI #DX #API

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:49:54 +0200
Vulnerability management is vital for large companies that need to secure containers across thousands of hosts, but many struggle to understand how exposed they are when they discover a new high secur...
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Egypt angered by US aid cut over human rights concerns

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:47:56 +0200
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administration's decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move given ...
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British man held in Turkish prison over ancient coins find has gone ‘missing’

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:42:29 +0200
Toby Robyns, 52, was arrested at Bodrum airport in Turkey.
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Netherlands rock concert canceled amid terror threat

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:28:06 +0200
A venue in Rotterdam, Netherlands, canceled a concert by a U.S. rock band after police there issued a terror alert over a suspicious van, local officials said Wednesday.
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Corporate America voices its strongest repudiation yet of Trump as councils disband

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:59:47 +0200
Panel members had been resigning since Monday, most directly or indirectly citing Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend. (Aug. 17, 2017) (Sign up for our free vid...
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Wal-Mart and Google team up on voice-activated shopping, challenging Amazon

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:59:40 +0200
It introduced a shopping feature to Home in February, allowing people to order from more than 40 retailers. (Aug. 23, 2017)
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Elon Musk and AI experts urge U.N. to ban artificial intelligence in weapons

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:59:18 +0200
Telsa and SpaceX chief Elon Musk, along with CEOs of artificial intelligence companies, warn the United Nations about dangers of AI-powered weapons. (Aug. 21, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsl...
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If Trump pushes 'buy American' in NAFTA talks, he may get more than he bargained for

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:59:16 +0200
President Trump speaks at tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha, Wis., in April. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
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