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US federal affidavit against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange unsealed

WASHINGTON: The US government’s affidavit for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was made public Monday, detailing exactly what criminal actions for which Washington investigators seek to prosecute him. Filed under seal on December 21, 2017, in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, FBI Special Agent Megan Brown’s affidavit was filed in support of a ...

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US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. Assange, arrested by British ...

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UN chief slams US’ Golan move, says Syrian peace requires territorial integrity

The criticism comes following US President Donald Trump’s decision to sign an executive order formally recognising Tel Aviv’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel occupied during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed in 1981. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed criticism of President Trump’s Golan executive order, ...

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US racing China, Europe to develop first exascale supercomputer by 2021

American technology company Intel Corporation, supercomputer manufacturer Cray and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are trying to build the most powerful computer in the US, capable of processing 1 quintillion (1018) calculations per second. The machine would be the US’ first exascale supercomputer. According to a DOE press release, the ...

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Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967. “This was a long time in the making,” Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over ...

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US air strike killed 10 children in Afghanistan, says UN

KABUL: Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a US air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said. The air strike early on Saturday was part of a battle between the Taliban and combined Afghan and US forces that lasted about 30 ...

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Boeing 737 to get new warning light

NEW YORK: Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft will be outfitted with a warning light for malfunctions in the anti-stall system suspected in October’s fatal crash in Indonesia, an industry source told AFP. Known as a “disagree light,” this safety feature, which had previously been optional, will become standard and is among ...

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US to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, the White House said in a joint statement from President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro. “President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally,” the statement said. US National Security Adviser John Bolton ...

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