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June 27th, 2017

Via: Twitter: UPDATE 15:00 CEST — Maersk (@Maersk) June 27, 2017

New Cyber Attack Underway

June 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft (ROSN.MM) said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on Tuesday and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighboring Ukraine were also disrupted. A Moscow-based cyber security firm, Group-IB, said it appeared to be a coordinated attack simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine. […]

U.S. Warship Stayed on Deadly Collision Course Despite Warning from Container Ship

June 26th, 2017

Via: Reuters: A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship’s captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how […]

U.S. Warplane Downs Syrian Army Jet in Raqqa Province

June 18th, 2017

Update: Russia to Lock SAMs on U.S. Fighter Jets and Drones Over Syria West of the Euphrates River Via: Independent: Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet. The country’s […]

Booz Allen Hamilton: Federal Civil and Criminal Probe in Connection with Its Finances

June 15th, 2017

Via: NBC: Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton sank as much as 13 percent in after-hours trading after the government services firm revealed in a regulatory filing it was the subject of a federal civil and criminal probe in connection with its finances. Last year, the company derived 97 percent of its revenue from U.S. government […]

U.S.-Led Coalition Has Used White Phosphorus In Fight For Mosul, General Says

June 14th, 2017

Via: NPR: In Iraq, the U.S.-led coalition has admitted — for the first time — to using white phosphorous during operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul. “We have utilized white phosphorous to screen areas within west Mosul to get civilians out safely,” New Zealand Brig. Gen. Hugh McAslan tells NPR. He estimates that around […]

SoftBank Agrees to Buy Robot Maker Boston Dynamics

June 8th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: SoftBank Group Corp. is taking over Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s robot dreams, buying Boston Dynamics to pursue a future when more machines intermingle with humans. As part of the transaction with Alphabet, SoftBank also agreed to buy Japanese bipedal robotics company Schaft. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

SpaceX Wins Contract to Launch Secret Air Force Space Plane

June 7th, 2017

Via: CNN: A major shift in power is underway in the commercial space industry. SpaceX has won an Air Force contract to launch a secretive, unmanned X-37B space plane later this year. The upstart rocket outfit edged out United Launch Alliance — a joint venture between Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) — that until […]

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies at 89

May 26th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Zbigniew Brzezinski, who as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter advocated a hard line toward the Soviet Union and helped develop the unsuccessful military mission to rescue American hostages in Iran, has died. He was 89.

Gunmen Kill 26 in Attack on Christians in Egypt

May 26th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, witnesses and the Health Ministry said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the unidentified gunmen had arrived in three four-wheel-drive vehicles. Eyewitnesses said masked men stopped the […]

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