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‘We need a NEW PERSPECTIVE on refugees’ German migrant crime surge sparks warning

Figures showed rejected asylum seekers from “safe countries” were behind the rise in crime. But genuine refugees from countries like Syria and Iraq have been mostly law-abiding, the controversial study found. According to the report, violent crime rose by 10.4 percent between 2014 and 2016 in Lower Saxony, the German state where the study was carried out. Critics say the rise coincides with Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s borders to a large swathe of refugees in 2015.  Now, Mrs Merkel is facing calls to do more to return failed…

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Space 

Orbital ATK lands second Intelsat satellite servicing deal

Orbital ATK’s Tom Wilson: ‘We’ve got interest from across the industry in additional vehicles’ WASHINGTON — Orbital ATK almost two years ago struck a groundbreaking deal with Intelsat to add years of service life to an aging communications satellite. The companies on Thursday announced they are solidifying their partnership with a second contract to service another satellite. Orbital’s first “mission extension vehicle” known as MEV-1 is scheduled to launch later this year on a Proton rocket from International Launch Services. In a vote of confidence, Intelsat has signed an order…

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Big tech scrambling to prevent fallout from chip flaw

Flaws in computer chips are unusual, which is what makes Meltdown and Spectre, the stunning set of security vulnerabilities released on Wednesday, such a massive problem for users around the world. Virtually every modern computing device is affected by the flaws, leaving technology companies scrambling to release patches to mitigate the threat, which could otherwise leave sensitive information exposed to hackers. “It’s a very big deal and the only thing people can do is wait for patches on systems and apply them,” said Shuman Ghosemajumder, chief technology officer at Shape…

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‘Eating cheeseburgers in bed and boasting of sex with pals’ wives’… real Trump REVEALED

It is claimed the US President also boasts of bedding friends’ wives and allegedly brags it makes “life worth living”.  And it is alleged that Mr Trump never truly believed he would win the presidency.  His wife Melania was in tears but they were “not of joy”.  In the explosive book, former chief strategist Steve Bannon tells author Michael Wolff of the President’s most intimate habits.  A furious Mr Trump, 71, reacted by ordering lawyers to stop the release of the book Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House.…

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Science 

Lead Negotiator In Iran Deal: Trump Is 'Misreading Situation'

More measures could lay ahead in response to the protests More President Donald Trump has taken aim once again at the Iran nuclear deal following the outbreak of widespread protests in towns and cities there, renewing the possibility that the United States might walk away from the landmark multilateral agreement. The president and his allies are undoubtedly inclined to think that now is a good time to kill the deal and that doing so might help the Iranians taking to the streets to protest their government. But this would be…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars 8: Luke did NOT choose exile because Kylo Ren killed his students – THIS is why

The latest Star wars movies are proving increasingly unreliable, with often conflicting views of what actually happened. It was generally accepted that young Ben Solo had committed an atrocious berayal when he turned on Luke and killed all his Jedi students. The Last Jedi finally showed the terrible events of that night – or did it? Kylo Ren and Luke clearly have very different takes on what actually happened, let alone the fact that there is still no on-screen proof that young Ben killed anyone. Even Rey’s vision of Kylo…

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Space 

ArianeGroup stands up GEOTracker service to watch geostationary arc

WASHINGTON — An internal research and development program using widely available telescopes has evolved into a space situational awareness business for ArianeGroup. France’s Joint Space Command on Dec. 14 became ArianeGroup’s first customer for GEOTracker, a network of ground-based telescopes monitoring the geostationary arc some 36,000 kilometers above the Earth, the orbit where most large satellites reside. December’s deal validated what ArianeGroup CEO Alain Charmeau described as an effort to simulate an entrepreneurial atmosphere inside the European space giant to create new products and services. “To speak with startup language,…

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Technology 

‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 release year confirmed, finally – CNET

It’s going to be a long wait for the next Mother of Dragons-Jon Snow reunion. HBO We’ve guessed at it. Sansa Stark herself already told us. But now it’s official. HBO confirmed Thursday that the eighth and final season of the hit swords-and-dragons fantasy series “Game of Thrones” won’t reach our screens until 2019.  For fans who were still hoping for a 2018 debut, that might feel like getting hit in the chest with the breath from an ice dragon.  HBO tweeted the news on Thursday, along with the instruction…

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Entertainment 

Fortnite waiting in queue error: Battle Royale down for PS4 and Xbox One

Fortnite Waiting in queue errors have been hitting players tonight, affecting Battle Royale fans trying to join games. The issues were first spotted around an hour ago, with developers Epic Games confirming issues with the game servers tonight. “Why can’t I log into Fortnite? We’ll let you know soon, the team is investigating now,” the Fortnite Twitter account confirmed.  “For the time being we have enabled a waiting room as we work through the issue.” Players are reporting that the Waiting in queue message has been enabled for the past…

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