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  • Mafia sweep results in 46 arrests in France, Italy

    The battle against organized crime in Europe continued with another massive police raid on the continents Nearly 600 French and Italian police took part in cross-border raids Tuesday targeting the fearsome ‘Ndrangheta mafia and French organized crime groups, resulting in 46 arrests, officials said. The…
  • Pension fund withdrawals fail to back up HK exodus

    Claims of a large-scale exodus from Hong Kong have not been borne out by withdrawals of retirement benefits by people leaving the city permanently in the first quarter of this year. The number who withdrew money grew 11.8% to 7,600 from 6,800 for the period.…
  • Sorry Donald, survey says Vlad is more trustworthy

    One world leader, tends to tell a lot of lies — so much so, that US media outlets are now awarding him “Pinocchio” ratings for each speech he makes. The other world leader has a bad habit of serving a nasty cup of tea to…
  • Rare coffins found at archeological site in Giza, Egypt

    When Egyptians hid several sealed coffins deep into a shaft some 2,500 years ago, they probably thought they would be there for all eternity, undisturbed, while their occupants travelled forth to greater things. Once their souls had successfully passed through judgment by the god Osiris…
  • Iran denies seeking vengeance in South African plot

    Iran has denied a media report that claimed it is plotting to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, to avenge the killing of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani earlier this year, the National Post reported. Intelligence about the alleged threat, which first…
  • Airliner parts boom could follow Covid crisis

    While airlines suffer terrible losses under the scourge of Covid-19, companies that profit off the dismantling of aircraft parts are poised for a planeload of profit. While companies that store, dismantle, and buy and sell used aircraft parts see opportunity in parked planes, a sudden…
  • India, China pull back from the brink

    MUMBAI – A three-hour meeting between foreign ministers of India and China has pulled the two countries back from the brink of conflict over their border, at least for now. The two most populous and nuclear-armed countries agreed to ease tension, disengage, ensure a safe…
  • Northrop Grumman launch honors astronaut Chawla

    When the NG-14 Cygnus spacecraft lifts off its launchpad atop a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on September 29, it will mark a special moment. The American commercial cargo spacecraft bound for the…
  • Ban on travel taking an emotional toll: Amex survey

    It’s September, which means, it’s time to go online, and look for travel deals to Cuba. I have been several times, it’s a great country with great people, and while I can’t afford to go every year, I sure try to get down there during…
  • India reports success with its hypersonic scramjet

    With a hypersonic renaissance already well underway in the United States, and with similar programs known to be active in China and Russia too, India’s latest “successful” hypersonic test couldn’t be more timely. According to India, they have joined the hypersonic club with a successful…
  • DARPA: The Pentagon’s mad scientists at work

    You’ve seen the superhero movie scenario before — a mad scientist’s experiment goes terribly wrong, and he or she is transformed into an evil nemesis for the good guys to battle. That’s all science-fiction, right? Comic book stuff? We all know those wild and crazy…
  • Lebanese wedding venue Cyprus turns escape route

    Cyprus, until last year known as Lebanon’s number one wedding destination, is now seen as an escape route to Europe after dozens of Lebanese reached the waters off the nearby island over the weekend. The Cypriot Ministry of Interior is “set to hold an extraordinary…
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