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Los Angeles to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020
The Los Angeles City Council agreed to raise the city’s minimum wage by more than a dollar per hour each year until the amount reaches $15 an hour by 2020, city officials said on Tuesday. The measure would affect the finances of 800,000 people.

19.05.2015 23:02

Armata T-14: 10 things we know about Russia’s state-of-the-art tank
It made an impressive debut during the Victory parade in Moscow, Russia’s brand-new ‘supertank’ is still shrouded in mystery, and has proved a magnet for rumors. Here is what we know for sure.

17.05.2015 18:21

Robot revolution by 2020? Japan launches pro-robot campaign
Even in an age when serious talk of killer robots is reaching as high as the United Nations, there are counter arguments and enthusiasts: Japan has just set up an organization promoting robots, and it promises to transform the world.

17.05.2015 07:40

Russian battle robots shoot armored targets during field trials (VIDEO)
Russian battle robots armed with machine-guns, cannons and anti-tank missile launchers have undergone successful field trials, destroying all designated targets – including armored vehicles – at a maximum range, according to military sources.

15.05.2015 00:39

House panel vote to cut Amtrak budget nearly 20% despite deadly crash
Despite Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash that killed seven and left 200 injured in Philadelphia, the House Appropriations Committee backed a $55 billion transportation bill that would cut roughly $251 million from Amtrak’s budget.

13.05.2015 23:32

Armata unveiled: First ever full high-def photos of Russia's newest hardware
The Russian Defense Ministry has for the first time fully revealed the new Armata tank in a series of photographs published on its website in the run-up to the Victory Day parade in Moscow.

04.05.2015 14:37

Americans disappointed in government transparency - poll
Only five percent of Americans believe the government is doing a good job of sharing data, a new poll reveals. Those who trust the administration are more optimistic about the potential for transparency, but the majority are skeptical or indifferent.

21.04.2015 16:56

'Global pandemic': False, substandard medicines flagged as risk to world health
Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue.

21.04.2015 14:32

Japan's maglev train sets new world record with 603kph test run (VIDEO)
When it comes to fast trains, Japan takes top honors. A trailblazing maglev - short for ‘magnetic levitation’ - train has set a world speed record during a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking over 600kph (373mph).

21.04.2015 06:30

Russia to launch Crimean ‘Silicon Valley’ by 2020
Russia plans to start operating its analogue of Silicon Valley in Crimea by 2020 with the total revenue of its enterprises expected to reach more than $1 billion in five years.

18.04.2015 19:25

Military boost: US to urge Canada to upgrade Arctic missile sensors
The US military is planning to ask the Canadian government to upgrade missile sensors in the Arctic, in order to improve detection of different types of missiles, according to a senior US defense official.

09.04.2015 23:04

NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025
We are on the cusp of discovering alien civilizations, NASA’s top scientists have said. They predict we’re one generation away from finding something in our Milky Way neighborhood, which is bustling with environments conducive to life.

08.04.2015 06:29