The Senate on Friday passed a $US741 billion defence bill with a veto-proof majority, 84-13. President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the bill because it doesn’t include a provision regarding his unrelated qualms with social-media companies. The House also passed the bill with a veto-proof majority. If Trump makes […]
The Pentagon has been researching automation and robots for sometime for everything from administrative efficiency to performing military missions under fire. As part of that effort, the Defence Department gave grant money to MIT researchers working on a robot that served beers. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake thinks that’s a […]
US lawmakers have proposed blocking deliveries of the F-35 fighter jet to NATO partner Turkey. The move comes largely in response to Turkey’s plans to buy Russia’s S-400 air-defence system, a move that could jeopardize the stealth fighter’s technological edge. The S-400 purchase is partially a response to fraying ties […]
Republicans are set to ease the ban on sales of ZTE smartphones in the United States, instead just restricting the Chinese telecom company from being part of US government contracts. The move appears to be a major concession to President Donald Trump, whose administration has pushed for easing sanctions on […]
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