Europe By Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris 3 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45729677 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel When Rédoine Faïd made his spectacular prison breakout in July, the actress Béatrice … [Read more...] about Why does France love its gangsters?
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Philip Hammond today claimed services like the NHS will get a 'Brexit deal dividend' within WEEKS in a wildly bullish speech to the Tory party conference. In a huge hostage to fortune, the Chancellor claimed the economy will boom as soon as the Prime Minister brings back an as-yet-unknown package from Brussels - which MPs could still vote down. It appears to be the pro-Remain Chancellor's version of Theresa May's much-disputed claim that Brexit will bring a bonus for the NHS - after 2020, when payments to Brussels are cut. Mr Hammond has been known as one of the most gloomy ministers on Brexit. Only this morning he admitted firms were "sitting on their hands" due to deadlock in talks with Brussels. Yet addressing Conservative members in Birmingham today, he claimed: "I'm going to stick my neck out here today and make a prediction to you - that when the Prime Minister gets a deal agreed there will be a boost to our economic growth. Read More Conservative Party Conference 2018 "A 'deal … [Read more...] about Philip Hammond claims economy will boom in WEEKS with a ‘Brexit deal dividend’
A US federal judge Friday rejected gun control groups; appeal to stop a local company from releasing gun designs online that will allow anyone to download them and print 3D guns, Xinhua reported quoting local media. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin, Texas, said he was sympathetic to the groups' concerns but questioned their legal standing to intervene in the case. The emergency motion was filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence after the Justice Department reached a settlement with Texas-based Defense Distributed, a gun rights activist group, to allow it to publish blueprints of firearms that can be 3D printed, and other information online. Cody Wilson, the group's founder, said the blueprints will be available on Aug. 1. "This legal victory is the formal beginning to the era of downloadable guns," Wilson told tech website TechCrunch. In 2013, the government had banned Wilson from publishing … [Read more...] about US judge’s controversial decision paves way for 3D guns to be available online
(CNN)Not long ago it was the stuff of science fiction, but now US officials and lawmakers are grappling with a new reality -- the ability for citizens to print firearms at home. As of Wednesday, it will be legal to download instructions on how to make a plastic handgun with a 3-D printer. The instructions for the Liberator are being published on a website run by nonprofit Defense Distributed. So what's the controversy all about? What are 3-D-printed guns? JUST WATCHED CNN Explains: 3-D printing Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH CNN Explains: 3-D printing 02:15 The process of 3-D printing uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects -- everything from simple chess pieces to more complex objects such as functioning clocks. The printers follow the shape of the model by stacking layer upon layer of material to make the objects. Read More Do-it-yourself firearms such as the Liberator have been nicknamed "ghost guns" because they don't … [Read more...] about 3-D guns: Untraceable, undetectable and unstoppable?
Toilet seat covers that cost $10,000? Coffee mugs for $1,200 apiece? No wonder NATO countries aren’t too keen to follow US military spending benchmarks. Even the Pentagon is looking for better deals and 3D printing for savings. While President Donald Trump browbeats NATO allies into increasing their military spending, the US Department of Defense is spending untold amounts of taxpayer money on common items it could buy off the shelf or even make in-house, were the military actually allowed to do so. In one recently reported example, crews of the air tankers and cargo planes based at the Travis Air Force Base in southern California live in dread of dropping the special cups designed to reheat coffee or tea on long flights. The metal cup’s fragile plastic handle is prone to breaking, and there are no replacements to be found, requiring the Air Force to spend up to $1,220 for an entirely new mug. The 60th Aerial Port Squadron has spent almost $56,000 over the past three … [Read more...] about Trump tells NATO allies to spend more… like thrifty Pentagon buying $1.2k mugs & $10k toilet seats?