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Wakey wakey, rise and shine! Black hole begins flashing, scientists baffled

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A supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just woke up and is flashing 75 times brighter than ever observed, after being quiet for more than 20 years, baffling astronomers. Sagittarius A*, a supermassive blackhole that weighs about 4 million solar masses, is normally low key with minimal fluctuation in brightness. Recently, Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

Daimler faces up to 1 billion euro diesel (gasoil) fine: Der Spiegel

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FILE PHOTO: A diesel (gasoil) engine is pictured at the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany are set to fine Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler (DAIGn.DE) between 800 million euros ($895 million) and 1 billion euros for diesel (gasoil)-related violations, German magazine Der Read More

Daughter of Pakistan’s jailed ex-PM & opposition leader Nawaz arrested amid ongoing corruption probe

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Pakistan opposition leader Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of convicted ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while visiting her father in prison. A spokesman for Nawaz’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML) told Reuters that the politician had been detained in Lahore, but that the authorities have yet to explain the grounds Read More

German military splashes $170mn on external advisers but fresh problems keep haunting it

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Germany’s military pumped far more taxpayer money into expertise than any other government body this year, as the understaffed and underequipped Bundeswehr struggles with growing problems and failures. The Defense Ministry paid €155 million (US$170mn) for “external advisory and support” in the first half of 2019, according to a request for information from the opposition Read More

Dow Jones drops more than 500 points, adding to week’s steep losses on US markets

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US stocks saw another huge selloff on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing more than 560 points, or 2.2 percent, just days after the worst day of the year on Wall Street. The S&P 500 index, representing America’s 500 biggest corporations, also fell 1.9 percent, which brought both the Dow and S&P 500 Read More

Dow Jones drops more than 500 points adding to week’s steep losses on US markets

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US stocks saw another huge selloff on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average loosing more than 560 points, or 2.2%, just days after the worst day of the year on Wall Street. The S&P 500 index, representing America’s 500 biggest corporations, also fell 1.9%, which brought both the Dow and S&P 500 down more Read More

Looking for an alternative: AfD soars in East Germany polls ahead of crucial regional elections

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The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has received a groundswell of support in Eastern Germany, leading in polls just weeks before regional elections in three states. Support for major parties is at a historic low. In an outcome sure to unnerve Germany’s more conventional politicians, a series of polls conducted in June and July Read More

Researcher says oil needs to fall below $20 to compete in transport’s future

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8/5/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – Wind and solar power can produce seven times more useful energy for cars, dollar for dollar, than gasoline with oil prices near current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA. Oil will have fall to $9-$10/bbl in the long-term in order for gasoline cars to remain competitive with clean-powered electric vehicles, and Read More