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Defiant North Korea fires another ballistic missile

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a US push for tougher international sanctions to curb the Asian country’s nuclear threat. “North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province) …

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Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook said Thursday it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political reasons. The new effort expands Facebook’s security efforts beyond “abusive” actions such as hacking and financial scams to “more subtle …

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US THAAD missiles arrive in Seoul, China not amused

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence equipment entered a deployment site in South Korea early Wednesday with tensions high over North Korea’s intentions, Yonhap news agency reported. Arrival of the six trailers at the golf course location sparked clashes between locals and police, the …

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas

It is fitting that the all-new Volkswagen Atlas takes its name from the Greek god tasked with keeping the sky from falling on mortals. Coming off the hugely publicised diesel-emissions scandal, VW needs an emotional win. Despite the media and consumer kerfuffle, sales for the people’s brand are actually up …

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Israel to get 3 more F-35 jets on Sunday

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said. They are among 50 that Israel has agreed to buy from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. US President …

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Here it’s: 2018 Toyota RAV4

A compact crossover SUV last redesigned for the 2013 model year, the Toyota RAV4 is nearing the end of its current lifespan and is due for a complete redesign in 2019 or 2020. In the meantime, Toyota adds the new RAV4 Adventure variant to the lineup. The Adventure treatment adds …

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Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Apple has joined the list of companies with permits to test self-driving cars in California, according to an updated roster released by state officials. The iPhone maker has disclosed little about its ambitions when it comes to self-driving vehicles, with chief Tim Cook …

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