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Pentagon pays $ 1.5 billion more for border wall

The Pentagon announced Friday the reallocation of an additional $ 1.5 billion for the construction of new barriers to stem the tide of illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico. He had already reallocated $ 1 billion in March. Acting Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan (whose official nomination for the position was announced Thursday, but still to be validated by the Senate) has agreed to take over the 125-kilometer barrier replacement in Arizona and Texas The ministry said Friday in a statement. But he also warned: “I will not reprogram extra…

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Trade: Donald Trump keeps pressure on Beijing more than ever

Donald Trump has maintained maximum pressure on Beijing, ordering his services Friday night to initiate the procedure to impose tariffs on virtually all imports from China, at the risk of damaging global growth and destabilize financial markets. Since the beginning of the week, the US president has oscillated between signs of appeasement and threats to the Asian giant.  He did not change Friday after an express session of negotiations in Washington.  After assuring that the discussions on trade with Beijing had been “frank” and “constructive”, he put into effect the…

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An Egyptian sarcophagus of more than 2500 years open live on television

The sarcophagus of an Egyptian priest dating back more than 2500 years was opened live on Sunday night to Monday during a broadcast of the American channel Discovery. In the artificial light, the Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his men opened three sarcophagi under the eye of the cameras, one of which was brought to the surface of the tomb and the other at the end of a gallery. .   An exquisitely-preserved 2,500-year-old mummy inside an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus was discovered tonight on #EgyptLIVE. #ExpedtionUnknown pic.twitter.com/k6IeuaiFp7 — Discovery (@Discovery) April…

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The mystery of Garfield phones drifting finally solved

For more than thirty years, orange plastic telephones with the image of the Garfield cat have washed up on the beaches of the west of France. The mystery of their origin has just been lifted with the discovery of a container stranded at the bottom of an underwater fault. “We found this incredible fault that is in the 30 meters deep and at the bottom there are the remains of a container,” said Thursday to AFP Claire Simonin, president of the association Ar Viltansoù who works for the cleanliness of the…

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General extinction of the lights Saturday for the planet

From Sydney to Dubai before Rio or Mexico City, An Hour for the Earth, now a ritual extinction operation, will remind us on Saturday the impact of our energy expenditure on the climate and the role of nature in our survival, says the WWF . Shanghai Tower, Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, Red Square, Acropolis, Eiffel Tower, Egyptian Pyramids, St. Peter’s Basilica, Big Ben, Christ of Rio, UN Headquarters in New York … d Countless sites, monuments and buildings are going after each other to…

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Impressive explosion of Popocatépetl

The Mexican volcano Popocatépetl erupted on Wednesday, projecting a column of water vapor and gas high 1200 meters, visible for miles around. Incandescent fragments were projected up to 2.5 kilometers. Under high seismological surveillance, the volcano woke up in 1994 after 70 years of inactivity. Tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated because of this latest eruption. At a height of 5425 meters, Popocatépetl is the second highest volcano in the country. Its name means “The mountain that smokes” in Maya.

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Indonesia: angry mob massacred nearly 300 crocodiles

SORONG | An angry mob massacred nearly 300 crocodiles at a cattle farm in Sorong, Papua, after a man was killed by one of the reptiles, local authorities said on Monday. This particular outburst of violence occurred on Saturday, after the burial of the victim. The man accidentally entered the crocodile enclosure to search for grass for his cows, authorities and animal welfare officials said. The 48-year-old man was bitten in one leg before being fatally hit by the tail of one of the crocodiles, a protected species in Indonesia, the sources…

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A 100-meter-high iceberg threatens the Greenland coast

Stockholm | A drifting 100-meter-high iceberg threatens the Greenland coast, leading local authorities Friday to evacuate people living close to the side. The Greenland police have urged residents of Innarsuit Island whose homes are located on the coast to move away for fear of submersion if the block of ice breaks. “We fear a calving (separation) of the iceberg, causing a flood in the area,” said Friday Lina Davidsen, chief of security for the police of Greenland, Friday at the Danish agency Ritzau. The village, located in northwestern Greenland, has 169…

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Exceptional discovery in France of a skull of mastodon, cousin of the elephant

Toulouse | A farmer in southwestern France discovered “by chance” a skull “almost intact” mastodon of the Pyrenees, “a cousin of the elephant”, the only known of this species, told AFP officials of the Museum of Natural History of Toulouse. This specimen, “very rare” according to the Museum, belongs to the group of proboscidians and the family of gomphotherium, animals that appeared in Africa and migrated to Europe 18 million years ago before disappearing there are about 1.5 million years. “It was a kind of elephant with four tusks of about…

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World Cup: England win 2-0 over Sweden and advance to semi-finals

The young team from Old England has finally brought back the country that invented football in the World Cup semifinal, 28 years later, logically dominating Sweden (2-0) Saturday in Samara. Tradition or modernity? Two good old kicks from Harry Maguire (30) and Del Alli (59) sent the Three Lions in the last four, defying Russia or Croatia. But these goals reward the willingness to play worked by Gareth Southgate, and punish Swedish austerity. The Vikings had reached the quarterfinal territory thanks to their floating fortress, but this time they have badly defended…

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