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Monday, December 5, 2022

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China debuts bullet train that can operate in extremely cold temperatures | CNN Travel

The R400AF-G train can operate at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour (217 mph) in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit). Officials have yet to announce when the train will begin operations. The...

MacDill Air Force Base gets its own coronavirus vaccine allotment | Tampa Bay Times

The 6th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base has received an initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution following U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, said a spokesman. The department’s distribution plan will prioritize healthcare workers and high-risk populations, followed...

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account | BBC News

Twitter announced that US President Donald Trump's account is "permanently suspended... due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Trump was locked out of his account for 12 hours after he called the people who stormed the US...

US, Maldives share experiences during military-to-military contact | DVIDS

US Special Operations Forces deployed to U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) and Maldives National Defense Force completed a three-week military-to-military contact on January 5. All participants were required to quarantine and show that they were healthy during the...

AFAFRICA commander reaffirms U.S. military commitment to North Africa | DVIDS

Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Force Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, traveled to Camp Lemonnier from January 4- 7. During his trip, Gen. Harrigian recognized the outstanding accomplishments of service members at Camp Lemonnier and discussed key policy...

The chef preserving Canada’s Indigenous identity | BBC Travel

Marie-Cecile Nottaway is an award-winning chef who represented Canada’s Indigenous people, the Algonquin. She holds five prizes including the Ottawa Rising Stars Award and the Young Entrepreneurs Award of Quebec. But before this fame, Nottaway has always been grounded to...

Parler sues Amazon for suspending app from cloud service, claims antitrust violation and breach of contract | Fox News

Parler is claiming that Amazon Web Services is violating the Sherman Antitrust Act in newly filed lawsuit. "AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus," Parler commented. This comes after Apple and Google also...

New reserve parachute testing seeks to eliminate potential premature activations | US Army

The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) conducted 23 risk reduction jumps with the T-11R Single Pin Troop reserve parachute. This test will ensure that the parachute works from both rotary winged and fixed-winged high-performance aircraft to eliminate...

Five nations want Iran to deliver justice on downed plane | Stars & Stripes

Ministers of Afghanistan, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom signed a joint agreement to seek justice on the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. Iran had denied its involvement in the plane crash but then announced that...

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle U.S. criminal probe into 737 MAX crashes | Reuters

Boeing Co is mandated to pay more than $2.5 billion in fines and compensation after settling with the U.S. Department of Justice over two plane crashes that killed a total of 346 people.  The settlement includes a fine of...

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Special Operations Forces soldier describes battle for village in south of Ukraine | Ukrainska Pravda

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have revealed how they freed a village in the south of Ukraine.  In an interview with...

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