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Iran shot down a United States military drone on Thursday. The incident comes as tensions between the two countries have increased following American withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace. But a U.S. official said the unmanned aircraft was brought down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. Brigadier General Hossein Salami is head of the Revolutionary Guards. He called the downing of the drone a “clear message” to Iran's enemy. He said, “Our air space is our red line and Iran has always responded and will continue [...]
Jeudi 20 juin 2019, Continue reading at the source
Facebook has announced the launch of its own digital currency in a major new push into the worldwide financial services industry. The new currency will be a cryptocurrency similar to bitcoin. A cryptocurrency is a kind of money that does not exist in the form of bills or coins. Governments and banks do not oversee the money. Instead, it is exchanged digitally between buyers and sellers using secret codes for security. A network of computers records cryptocurrency activity between users. The activity is included in a “ledger,” or list, known as the blockchain. The blockchain permits the activity records to be checked [...]
Mercredi 19 juin 2019, Continue reading at the source
Today is Juneteenth in the United States – a holiday that is over 150 years old, but is still unknown to many people. It marks the end of official slavery in the country and celebrates the promise of freedom. The word “Juneteenth” combines the month “June” with the number 19. It recalls June 19, 1865, the day troops from the Union side of the American Civil War arrived in the city of Galveston, Texas. At that time, Texas was part of the Confederate States of America, the group of Southern states fighting the Union for the right to keep slaves. The 250,000 [...]
Mercredi 19 juin 2019, Continue reading at the source