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Soyuz MS-02 safely returned to Earth with flight engineer Shane Kimbrough (NASA), commander Sergey Ryzhikov (NASA) and flight engineer Andrey Borisenko ( Roscosmos ) today. Then, it will show it as it nears Earth and begins its deorbit burn. Shortly before landing capsule initialized solid rocket motors to reduce speed and shock absorbing mechanisms built into seats were also started.
  • Le Pen seeks to whitewash France from its responsibility for the Holocaust

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    Marine Le Pen has wooed Jewish voters, promising to be their "shield" against radical Islam. Macron, an independent centrist, was among many presidential candidates' voices criticizing Le Pen's comments Monday. "This declaration is contrary to historical truth, as expressed in the statements of successive French presidents who recognized France's responsibility for the fate of the French Jews who perished in the Holocaust", the ministry said in a statement.
  • Korean nuclear crisis deepens as Trump sends warships

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    American warships based in the Pacific were ordered to reroute toward the Korean Peninsula, days after North Korea tested another intermediate range missile. Pyongyang claims USA strike on Syria justifies it's push toward "credible" nuclear deterrent. "President Xi clearly understands, and I think agrees, that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken", Tillerson said.
  • Google Launches Global Fact-Checking Crusade

    Google Launches Global Fact-Checking Crusade

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    Previously Google has launched this feature in only two regions, United States and United Kingdom, but today, the fact check feature is rolling across the world. But Google Fact Check also opened up for discussion with the New York Times and The Washington Posts . So basically, the media organizations will have the option of using the new fact check feature to check each other.
  • Investment in Renewable Energies Drops Globally

    Investment in Renewable Energies Drops Globally

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    Production from renewable sources in 2016 represented 55% of generating capacity added globally. The new energy - mainly from wind and solar installations, but not including large hydro projects - was up 8% from the previous year, on global investment of $242bn.
  • Assad allies say U.S. attack on Syria air base crosses 'red lines'

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    What seemed to be a U-turn in Washington's stance on the issue even enraged some war hacks back home, with Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham mourning it as " crushing news ". "Regime change is something that we think is going to happen because all of the parties are going to see that Assad is not the leader that needs to be taking place for Syria", Haley told CNN's 'State of the Union".
  • ZTE Quartz with Android Wear 2.0 launching at T-Mobile soon

    ZTE Quartz with Android Wear 2.0 launching at T-Mobile soon

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    ZTE, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the USA and second largest in the no-contract market, said the new watch includes cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity , is powered by Google Android Wear 2.0 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform, and can make calls, send texts, share on social media, run navigation apps and stream music without being tethered to a smart phone.
  • US FCC head opposes plan to allow cell phone use on planes

    US FCC head opposes plan to allow cell phone use on planes

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    Advances in technology have eliminated those concerns, but tech hasn't changed the fact that in-flight phone calls could be annoying to fellow passengers. But critics, including then-Transporation Secretary Anthony Foxx, noted the annoyance that phone conversations might pose to other passengers. The proposal went forward, despite protests from flight attendants, airlines, consumer groups, and pilots, leading the Department of Transportation to announce plans to consider banning calls if the ...
  • Look Ma, No Hands! 2018 Cadillac CT6 Gets 'Super Cruise' Autonomous Tech

    Look Ma, No Hands! 2018 Cadillac CT6 Gets 'Super Cruise' Autonomous Tech

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    The system, which was created to promote driver safety and convenience, will be available this fall. "While it is technically possible for the technology to drive hands-free on other kinds of streets and roads, we feel strongly that this targeted approach is the best to build consumer and regulatory confidence and enthusiasm for advanced mobility", said Barry Walkup, chief engineer on Super Cruise, in a statement.
  • LG Electronics estimates Q1 operating profit at $812 mn

    LG Electronics estimates Q1 operating profit at $812 mn

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    Amid the company's struggle with the Note 7, Samsung's vice chairman was embroiled in a political scandal facing charges, including bribing ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye. On one occasion, prosecutors said, Lee mentioned needing help in dealing with Elliott Management, a USA hedge fund that opposed the merger. Details about the successor to last year's Galaxy Note 7 are quite scarce, but some reports state that the smartphone will have 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.