Chinese is building two nuclear reactors which are attracting some attention. The mysterious reactors are of a type called China Fast Reactor 600 (CFR-600). These reactors are known as breeder reactors, as they create more fuel than the use.
In the nuclear fission process of these reactors, plutonium and depleted Uranium is produced. It is thought that China is using these reactors to accelerated their nuclear weapons program. It is projected that by 2030 China could have as many nuclear warheads as the U.S., in their arsenal.
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The incoming CEO of Amazon Andy Jassy had been heading up the companies cloud computing division. Jassy was ultimately responsible for the black-listing of social media platform Parler.
Parler became the platform of choice for many conservative groups after the big tech companies sought to shut down the accounts of President Trump.
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The Federal Trade commission has sued to break up Facebook. If successful the social media giant would be forced to sell off Instagram and What’s App as individual businesses.
“Facebook has maintained its monopoly position by buying up companies that present competitive threats and by imposing restrictive policies that unjustifiably hinder actual or potential rivals that Facebook does not or cannot acquire,” the commission said in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci told a briefing at the White House that the data coming out of New York is beginning to show signs of a slowing of the spread of the virus.
“Everybody who knows me knows that I am very conservative about making projections, but those are the kind of good signs that you look for,” Fauci said, adding, “That’s the first thing you see when you start to see the turnaround.”
However Dr. Fauci warned the public that caution must continue and that the outbreak was still not over.
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CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo has tested positive for Coronavirus.
“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus,” Cuomo’s statement started.
“I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath,” the anchor continued. “I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina (his wife). That would make me feel worse than this illness!”
Cuomo is the third person from CNN New York’s workplace to test positive for Covid-19.
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Work on the heavily disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline across Canada and the US is due to begin in April. The pipeline across the Midwest has angered many environmentalists and Native American Tribal leaders.
Once the pipeline is operational it will transport 575,000 barrels of oil daily.
$1.1 billion in financing from the Canadian provincial government of Alberta has been secured by the company.
“This investment in Keystone XL is a bold move to retake control of our province’s economic destiny and put it firmly back in the hands of the owners of our natural resources, the people of Alberta,” Kenney said.
President Obama had twice rejected the pipeline on environmental grounds. However President Trump has been a strong supporter of the project and granted the permit for the work to go ahead.
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An audacious drone strike by the U.S. has killed top Iranian General Qassim Soleimani. The President has said the assassination was to prevent a plot against America. President Trump described Soleimani as “the number one terrorist anywhere in the world.”
Mr Trump said: “We took action last night to stop a war, we did not take action to start a war.
“Soleimani made the death of innocent people his sick passion, contributing to terror plots as far away as New Delhi and London. His reign of terror is over.
“He was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and and personnel but we caught him in the act and terminated him.”
The attack happened whilst Soleimani, the head of the elite Quads Force, was in Baghdad. U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Soleimani was moving around the Middle East planning imminent attacks on U.S. diplomats and military personnel.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has issued a statement vowing to retaliate:
“America should know that its criminal attack on General Soleimani has been the country’s biggest mistake in west Asia, and America will not avoid the consequences of this wrong calculation easily,” it said.
“These criminals will face severe vengeance… in the right place and time,”
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The Conservative Party has won the general election with a historic majority in parliament. The election was on the backdrop of political deadlock over Brexit. The Labour party, lead by far left Jeremy Corbyn lost badly to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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