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North Korea was the second heavy duty submarine

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A lack of sophisticated submarine technology, however, means the new submarine probably would be easily detected by US and allied anti-submarine forces. This allows them to take advantage of the fact that submarine-based missiles are easier to hide and can move closer to their targets, while diversifying the arsenal so it's hard to destroy in a surprise attack. Lire la suite »

USA military doesn't need 19% of its property, Pentagon chief estimates

Adam Smith (D-Washington), according to the Washington Examiner. An estimated 19 percent of US military properties around the world might not be needed, and lawmakers need to take a closer look at shutting down excess facilities in the 2020s to save money, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress, according to a report in the Daily Caller . Lire la suite »

Bagdad émet un mandat d'arrêt contre le vice-Président du Kurdistan irakien

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Plus de trois semaines après le "oui" massif à leur référendum d'indépendance controversé, ce retrait aux allures de défaite a encore exacerbé les tensions entre les deux grands partis traditionnels de la région autonome kurde. Jusqu'ici, près des trois quarts de la production pétrolière de Kirkouk étaient exportés par le Kurdistan, contre l'avis de Bagdad. Le coup le plus dur pour les Kurdes a été la perte des champs pétroliers de Kirkouk, qui ruine leur espoir d'un Etat indépendant détaché ... Lire la suite »

Trump promised grieving military father $25k - which was never received

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Chris Baldridge remembers the call he received from Trump after his son's death, including an offer to give him a personal check for $25,000 after he expressed frustration with the military's casualty benefits. Cowanda Jones-Johnson, who raised the soldier from age 5 after his mother died, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Democratic congresswoman's account was correct. Lire la suite »

Rubio says Congress isn't doing enough to help Puerto Rico

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He also emphasized Puerto Rico's large debt, saying that the federal government would expect to have any loans it provides for rebuilding the island paid off before other debt-holders. "What's going to keep the people there and keep this going is knowing that we have the backing of the White House and knowing that we're going to have the backing of Congress", he said. Lire la suite »

Corea del Norte advierte: "la guerra nuclear puede estallar en cualquier momento"

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La ciudad portuaria norcoreana de Wonsan, donde muchos creen que nació el líder de Corea del Norte , Kim Jong-un , cuenta con unas de las mejores playas de ese país y atrae a turistas desde hace décadas. El vicesecretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, John Sullivan, ha asegurado este martes que la actual Administración del mandatario estadounidense, Donald Trump , no descarta la posibilidad de abrir un diálogo directo con Corea del Norte para encontrar una solución a la crisis actual. Lire la suite »

Iran's IRGC vows to speed up missile program amid fresh sanctions

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In a major US policy shift, President Donald Trump last Friday refused to certify Tehran's compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, signaling he would take a more aggressive approach to Iran over its ballistic missile program. The statement has stressed that the IRGC, backed by popular support and under the command of the Leader, has worked in tandem with other branches of the Armed Forces to safeguard the Revolution and the country. Lire la suite »

Kuwaiti official orders Israeli delegates to get out

Petersburg on Wednesday. An Israeli member or parliament walked out of an global conference held in Russian Federation after Kuwait's chief lawmaker slammed his comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers at an worldwide conference on Wednesday. Lire la suite »

Facebook is now testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles

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Media outlets participating in the test include Bild (which is owned by Business Insider parent company Axel Springer), The Boston Globe , The Economist , The Telegraph , The Los Angeles Times , The Washington Post , and others. This means that Facebook won't be keeping a chunk of that revenue, a very attractive proposition for publishers. A few months ago we reported that Facebook may begin testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles beginning in October. Lire la suite »

Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump

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Bush also addressed race relations in the U.S. Speaking at the Bush Institute's "Spirit of Liberty" forum, Bush called for continued support for democracy, while slamming Russian interference in the 2016 election and sounding a concerned note about deepening divisions in American politics. Lire la suite »

NOAA Releases Winter Outlook Forecast, Says La Nina Likely

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Right now we are in a La Nina "watch" with experts saying there is a 55-to-65 percent chance of La Nina developing before winter. The entire U.S. South is expected to be drier than average. According to NOAA, that drought is not likely to worsen, and in fact, we may see it eradicated once again over the winter. NOAA also says drought conditions are likely to persist in northern Plain states and areas of the South that didn't receive substantial rainfall from this year's hurricanes. Lire la suite »

Dogs test positive for drugs in Iditarod race for first time

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In an email, St. George said the name is being withheld because of the unlikelihood that race organizers could prove the musher intentionally administered the drug, the AP report said. It's not your ordinary sports doping scandal: Some dogs who mushed this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have tested positive for the opioid pain reliever tramadol , the event's governing board said Wednesday. Lire la suite »

Fired Louisville basketball coach Pitino sues Adidas

Ten people, including an Adidas executive, were arrested in the probe but Pitino is not named in the federal complaint. Maybe Pitino should have Bowen take a lie detector test. Rick Pitino is talking publicly for the first time since his termination. He should have said that it doesn't matter what he knew or didn't know. Lire la suite »

Une assistante parlementaire dénonce des comportements sexistes — Parlement européen

Depuis que le producteur hollywoodien est accusé de viols , agressions sexuelles et harcèlement sexuel par plus d'une vingtaine d'actrices, des femmes plus anonymes dénoncent elles aussi des expériences similaires. "C'est un vrai problème". Pour la jeune femme, les coupables pensent sans doute pouvoir agir en toute impunité au Parlement européen parce que c'est un lieu dont on parle peu dans les médias nationaux, un lieu un peu oublié. Lire la suite »

Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 for Switch will include retro style minigames

This mode is a loading screen minigame that tasks the player with shooting a variety of Ooze, Rachel Ooze, and Scagdead enemies using an on-screen cursor. Resident Evil Revelations will come with a light gun-inspired mini-game called Ghost Ship Panic , while Revelations 2 comes with Ghosts 'n Homunculi - a Ghouls 'n Ghosts-inspired side-scroller. Lire la suite »

Army jawans light up border to celebrate Diwali

Northern Command chief Lt General Devraj Anbu and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu were also in Gurez accompanying the prime minister. Addressing the jawans, the PM said that like everyone else, he too wishes to spend Diwali with his family. Lire la suite »

NIA to Probe Murder of RSS Worker in Ludhiana

Amritsar, October 18The local unit of the BJP staged a protest against the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain here today. He was the Sangh Pracharak (regional missionary) at the RSS shakha in Ludhiana . The decision to hand over the probe to the NIA was taken in view of reports that the alleged handlers of the assailants were operating from foreign soil, a Punjab government spokesperson said. Lire la suite »

Special assembly on Nov 9, solar report to be tabled

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In an interesting development in the multi-core solar scam, the Kerala government has made a decision to seek further legal opinion about the findings of Solar Judicial Commission. The complaint has been handed over to the DGP. A similar probe was also ordered against the team that investigated the scam. Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom the Cabinet had last week chose to hold Vigilance and criminal investigations for alleged complicity in the solar scam and the alleged ... Lire la suite »

Home Affairs Dept to probe massive data breach

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The data dump contained the details of over 30 million South Africans, including ID numbers, phone numbers, estimated incomes, marital statuses and physical addresses. They could also sell the information, he said . Acting National Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has instructed an investigation into the alleged Master Deeds breach. Lire la suite »

Apple Watch loses cellular service in China

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Current Apple Watch Series 3 customers have so far been unaffected by China's move. Those affected by this issue are users who were able to subscribe on or after September 28. Unfortunately, this type of convenience may not be acceptable in China. China Unicom, a Chinese carrier, said in a statement on its website that the cellular connectivity was only offered on a trial basis. Lire la suite »

Uber-competitor Lyft raises $1 billion in investment round led by Alphabet

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In July, it was reported that Lyft's gross bookings, the revenue earned by its drivers, grew by about 25 percent to $1 billion in the second quarter of 2016 from $800 million in the previous period. Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving-car company, has partnered with Lyft on the technology. Drummond is now chairman of Google's investment arms , Google Ventures and CapitalG - the same unit that is investing in Lyft. Lire la suite »