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France will sell Rafale warplanes to the UAE

The UAE is buying 80 upgraded Rafale warplanes in a deal the French Defense Ministry said is worth 16 billion euros ($18 billion) and represents the largest-ever French weapons contract for export. But it’s not all: France will also sell sell 12 Airbus-built combat helicopters to the UAE.

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Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, an electric ATV for kids

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, a $1,900 four-wheel all-electric ATV for kids designed for kids 8 years old and up. It has some unconventional style features sci-fi-inspired elements.

Scientists created tiny self-replicating living robots

Scientists at Universities of Vermont, Tufts, and Harvard discovered a new form of biological reproduction and created self-replicating living robots. They are made from stem cells of African clawed frog being computer-designed organisms. The name given to them is „xenobots.”

A rare Einstein’s manuscript relating to the theory of relativity was sold in Paris

A scientific manuscript which details a key stage in the development of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity was sold at an auction in Paris by Christie's, which was holding the sale for Aguttes auction house. The 54-page manuscript sold Tuesday for just over $13 million.

The company DuckDuckGo made possible to block hidden trackers on Android apps

Privacy-focused tech company DuckDuckGo, which started life as a private search engine, is adding the ability to block hidden trackers to its Android app. It’S dubbed “App Tracking Protection for Android,” and is rolling out in beta from today.

Friendly “living coffin” invented in Europe

Dutch inventor Bob Hendrikx wants the power of fungi (as mycelium) to be used as an alternative to traditional wooden coffins. Its friendly "living coffin" is not only carbon negative to grow, but decomposes in six weeks, rather than the 20 years it can take for a regular wooden coffin.

More than 100,000 fake emails were sent from a FBI address in unprecedented incident

Unauthorized emails from a legitimate FBI address were sent to thousands of organizations after a cyberattack, was announced Saturday. More than 100,000 inboxes were hit with the emails appearing they came directly from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

Entertainement News

The conceptual artist Stephen Sondheim, of musical theater, died aged 91

Stephen Sondheim, a lyricist, songwriter, conceptual artist and creative force mastering the musical American theater, perceived as a Broadway innovator, died aged 91 on Friday. He was the composer of "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy," "Sunday in the Park with George" and other essential works of musical theater.

Rapper Travis Scott and other organisers of the Astroworld Festival were sued for $750m after the deadly event

After the deadly Astroworld music festival crush rapper Travis Scott and other organisers were sued for $750m (£556m) by more than 125 people. Dozens of cases have been filed by survivors and families of those who died.

Actor Jerry Douglas died aged 88

The actor Jerry Douglas, who portrayed the patriarch John Abbott on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless for more than 30 years, nearly 900 episodes, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness.

Sports News

WTA decided to suspend all of its tournaments in China due to incertitude about Peng Shuai safety

The Women's Tennis Association announced on Wednesday afternoon that it is suspending all of its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, due to the Chinese government's alleged inaction regarding Peng Shuai's accusation of sexual assault and continuing questions about her safety.

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France will sell Rafale warplanes to the UAE

The UAE is buying 80 upgraded Rafale warplanes in a deal the French Defense Ministry said is worth 16 billion euros ($18 billion) and represents the largest-ever French weapons contract for export. But it’s not all: France will also sell sell 12 Airbus-built combat helicopters to the UAE.

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, an electric ATV for kids

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, a $1,900 four-wheel all-electric ATV for kids designed for kids 8 years old and up. It has some unconventional style features sci-fi-inspired elements.

Jack Dorsey resigned as CEO of Twitter and was replaced by Parag Agrawal

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has stepped down as chief executive officer of the social media company. Mr Dorsey posted a statement on his Twitter account, in which he said, "I want you all to know this was my decision and I own it." Dorsey’s departure marks the end of his second CEO stint at the social networking site. He was replaced effective immediately by chief technology officer (CTO) Parag Agrawal who has been with Twitter for more than a decade.

The little El Salvador country has a futuristic plan to build a „Bitcoin City”

El Salvador plans to construct a “Bitcoin City” funded by the cryptocurrency, the country’s President Nayib Bukele announced.

Life

The U.S. reopens borders today to fully vaccinated foreign visitors

The US is reopening its borders on Monday to double-jabbed foreign visitors, ending a 20-month entry ban which was imposed by former President Donald Trump due to Covid-19, affecting non-US citizens from over 30 countries, including the UK and EU states.

Serenade of the Seas cruise vessel is set for a trip of 274 nights

Royal Caribbean International is in the news. Its Serenade of the Seas cruise vessel is set to commence sailing in December 2023 from Miami for 274 nights before returning to Florida in September 2024. The trip dubbed "The Ultimate World Cruise" - is designed to help travel-starved cruisers "make up for lost time." The 965 feet long ship has 13 decks and can accommodate up to 2,476 guests. will It stop in 150 spots around the world, in 65 countries. The price range for the full excursion is between $66,000 to $112,000 per person, plus taxes and fees. The vessel is set to travel around the Caribbean, before scheduled stop offs in Central and South America, including trips to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and Argentina's Iguazu Falls. It will include excursions to the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza. It's still over two years until the Serenade of the Seas is set to embark on its globe-spanning trip, but travelers can reserve their cabins now. Royal Caribbean requires proof of vaccination in order to board one of their cruises from a U.S. homeport. Children under 12 do not require vaccination. There's no school on board. Royal Caribbean shut down all cruises beginning on March 14, 2020. The health protocols on board will include stringent cleaning practices. Prior to the official sailing, Royal Caribbean has been preparing for these cruises. It appears there was at least one preview cruise over the weekend, which was a 2-night sailing open to select invitees.

A young man died falling from a hot air balloon mid-flight in Israel

A man in his 20s is dead after falling Tuesday from a hot air balloon mid-flight in Israel. He was a member of the crew. I don’t know how this happened but he hung himself on the basket,” Amir Almog, the man’s employer, told reporters. The pilot could not immediately land and the man tumbled from the hot air balloon at a height of about 50 meters (164 feet), Almog said.

Science

NASA awarded private contractors to develop commercial space stations

NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately-owned and operated commercial space stations, as the iconic actual International Space Station potentially retires at the end of the decade.

The astronomers discovered a pair of black holes at about 89 million light-years away from Earth

A team of astronomers confirmed the existence of a relatively tight pair of supermassive black holes in a nearby galaxy, using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. They are located in the galaxy NGC 7727 in the constellation Aquarius, at about 89 million light-years away from Earth.

Scientists created tiny self-replicating living robots

Scientists at Universities of Vermont, Tufts, and Harvard discovered a new form of biological reproduction and created self-replicating living robots. They are made from stem cells of African clawed frog being computer-designed organisms. The name given to them is „xenobots.”

On Sunday, Peru was hit by a strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake

Northern Peru at 5:52 a.m. (1052 GMT) early Sunday was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake with epicenter in the Amazon region, 42 kilometers (26 miles) north northwest of the coastal city of Barranca, at 112 kilometers (70 miles) deep. Some buildings were damaged and several roads were blocked with rubble.

The launch of James Webb space telescope has been delayed for December 22

The launch of the $10bn (£7.5bn) James Webb space telescope has been delayed again by NASA. Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana when unplanned event took place. In fact, “a sudden, unplanned release of a clamp band” occurred.

Health

“What we can do is learn to protect ourselves and learn to live with it and have as normal of a life as we can. If we can get our vaccination rates up and our boosted vaccination rates up, if we can continue to test and get our genomic sequences more rapidly available and we all recognize this is a common purpose that we have to move forward with,” Dr. Arvind Venkat, an emergency physician with Allegheny Health Network said about the spread of the new variant Omicron of Covid 19 virus
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News in Europe

Nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated people declared in Germany

Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated people after crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban. Unvaccinated people will have a lot of major interdictions and can only meet two people from another household.

An old aircraft bomb exploded in Munich on Wednesday at a railway construction site

An old aircraft bomb weighing 250 kilograms exploded near the Donnersbergerbruecke train station in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, during drilling as part of construction work project to build another line through the city center. The site is located on the approach to Munich's central station.

52 people killed after a methane explosion occurred in the Listvyazhnayacoalmine mine, in Siberia

A devastating methane gas explosion in the Listvyazhnayacoalmine mine, in the Kemerovo region, Siberia, on Thursday, left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820ft) underground. The most died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The blast sent smoke that quickly filled the mine through the ventilation system.

Unsolved post BREXIT dispute about fishing licenses fueled French fisher men protests on Friday

Half a dozen fishing vessels on Friday blocked access to Calais port, the main gateway to Europe from the UK, in a 90-minute protest, with similar protests mounted in the port of Ouistreham and access roads to the Channel tunnel. It was “a symbolic action” to show the message “We want our licences back,.”

News in USA

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32-year-old , who holds dual citizenship of the United States and Mexico, the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison.

Shooting with victims at a high scool in Michigan

A 15-year-old on Tuesday shooted and killed three students and injured eight others including a teacher at a high school of about 1,800 students, located in Oxford, Michigan.. Three of the injured students were in critical condition on Tuesday evening. The suspect had intention to make more victims as he continued to load the gun. He was taken in sustody by police.

A man was found in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft arriving from Guatemala in the U.S.

The man was in the wheel well area. He was given water and other aid. After,the man was taken to a local hospital for medical assessment. His condition was not released.

Shooting incident at a North Carolina mall

A North Carolina mall at The Streets at Southpoint was evacuated after a shooting occurred on Friday afternoon, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Multiple shots were fired. Videos posted on social media showed mall visitors running from the scene.

International News

France will sell Rafale warplanes to the UAE

The UAE is buying 80 upgraded Rafale warplanes in a deal the French Defense Ministry said is worth 16 billion euros ($18 billion) and represents the largest-ever French weapons contract for export. But it’s not all: France will also sell sell 12 Airbus-built combat helicopters to the UAE.

WTA decided to suspend all of its tournaments in China due to incertitude about Peng Shuai safety

The Women's Tennis Association announced on Wednesday afternoon that it is suspending all of its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, due to the Chinese government's alleged inaction regarding Peng Shuai's accusation of sexual assault and continuing questions about her safety.

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32-year-old , who holds dual citizenship of the United States and Mexico, the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison.
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France will sell Rafale warplanes to the UAE

The UAE is buying 80 upgraded Rafale warplanes in a deal the French Defense Ministry said is worth 16 billion euros ($18 billion) and represents the largest-ever French weapons contract for export. But it’s not all: France will also sell sell 12 Airbus-built combat helicopters to the UAE.

NASA awarded private contractors to develop commercial space stations

NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately-owned and operated commercial space stations, as the iconic actual International Space Station potentially retires at the end of the decade.

Nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated people declared in Germany

Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated people after crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban. Unvaccinated people will have a lot of major interdictions and can only meet two people from another household.

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, an electric ATV for kids

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, a $1,900 four-wheel all-electric ATV for kids designed for kids 8 years old and up. It has some unconventional style features sci-fi-inspired elements.

WTA decided to suspend all of its tournaments in China due to incertitude about Peng Shuai safety

The Women's Tennis Association announced on Wednesday afternoon that it is suspending all of its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, due to the Chinese government's alleged inaction regarding Peng Shuai's accusation of sexual assault and continuing questions about her safety.

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32-year-old , who holds dual citizenship of the United States and Mexico, the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison.

An old aircraft bomb exploded in Munich on Wednesday at a railway construction site

An old aircraft bomb weighing 250 kilograms exploded near the Donnersbergerbruecke train station in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, during drilling as part of construction work project to build another line through the city center. The site is located on the approach to Munich's central station.

Shooting with victims at a high scool in Michigan

A 15-year-old on Tuesday shooted and killed three students and injured eight others including a teacher at a high school of about 1,800 students, located in Oxford, Michigan.. Three of the injured students were in critical condition on Tuesday evening. The suspect had intention to make more victims as he continued to load the gun. He was taken in sustody by police.

The astronomers discovered a pair of black holes at about 89 million light-years away from Earth

A team of astronomers confirmed the existence of a relatively tight pair of supermassive black holes in a nearby galaxy, using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. They are located in the galaxy NGC 7727 in the constellation Aquarius, at about 89 million light-years away from Earth.

The Caribbean island of Barbados became a republic

The Caribbean island of Barbados of more than 300,000 people, on Tuesday, became republic removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of the state.

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France will sell Rafale warplanes to the UAE

The UAE is buying 80 upgraded Rafale warplanes in a deal the French Defense Ministry said is worth 16 billion euros ($18 billion) and represents the largest-ever French weapons contract for export. But it’s not all: France will also sell sell 12 Airbus-built combat helicopters to the UAE.

NASA awarded private contractors to develop commercial space stations

NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately-owned and operated commercial space stations, as the iconic actual International Space Station potentially retires at the end of the decade.

Nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated people declared in Germany

Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated people after crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban. Unvaccinated people will have a lot of major interdictions and can only meet two people from another household.

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, an electric ATV for kids

Tesla has launched the Cyberquad, a $1,900 four-wheel all-electric ATV for kids designed for kids 8 years old and up. It has some unconventional style features sci-fi-inspired elements.

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