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Two senior US officials told the NYT that Washington has sent plans for more than 1,000 weapons to Ukraine. The officials declined to say which weapons plans were included, but left a clue, per the NYT. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementThe US has given Ukraine manufacturing plans for more than 1,000 American weapons in hopes of helping Kyiv bolster its own arms production, two officials told The New York Times. The military officials told NYT's John Ismay of the transfer during a reporting visit to a new factory for Howitzer artillery shells near Dallas.
Persons: , NYT's John Ismay, William A, Douglas R, Bush Organizations: Washington, Service, New York Times, Defense, Army, Acquisition, Logistics, Technology, Business Locations: Ukraine, Kyiv, Dallas
Read previewThe US has opened a new factory for Howitzer ammo near Dallas, which aims to pump out 30,000 of the 155mm shells a month as the Ukraine war chews through Western stocks. The new facility at max capacity would bump total production to 66,000 shells a month for the US. Kofman told the outlet that while the Mesquite plant would be important for long-term production, Russia would likely still be producing more ammo than the West even if the US hits its 2025 goal. The US and Europe have sent Ukraine more than 3 million 155mm artillery shells since the war began. With Washington and its allies expected to produce about 1.3 million rounds in 2024, that would be about a third of Russia's forecast capacity at triple the cost.
Persons: , John Ismay, Ismay, Michael Kofman, That's, Kofman, Doug Bush Organizations: Service, General Dynamics, The New York Times, Business, Texas, US Army, CNN, Kyiv, Carnegie Endowment, International, European Union, Sky News, Bain & Company, Washington, Press, Pentagon Locations: Dallas, Ukraine, Mesquite , Texas, The, Pennsylvania, Moscow, Kyiv . Washington, Israel, Europe, Russia, Mesquite, Kyiv
A court in Tianjin sentenced a former executive for a state-owned firm to death for bribery on Tuesday. Bai Tianhui was found guilty of accepting bribes worth $151 million. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA former senior banker for a Chinese state-owned asset management firm has been sentenced to death for bribery, a court in Tianjin said on Tuesday. Bai Tianhui, an ex-general manager of China Huarong International Holdings, was found guilty of taking bribes worth $151 million from 2014 to 2018, the court wrote in an announcement.
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A local official told AFP the curtain set up by a Japanese town to block Mount Fuji already has holes. The official said 10 finger-sized holes were found in the netting since it was erected last week. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementIt's been about a week since a Japanese resort town erected an eight-foot-tall mesh to block a scenic view of Mount Fuji that had tourists crowding nearby businesses. But Fujikawaguchiko authorities are already finding holes being poked in the black netting, one town official told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday.
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Ukraine's East Air Command unveiled photos of a "FrankenSAM," a blend of Soviet and US weapons. The combined air defense systems were announced in October, but this is the first time one was officially revealed. Ukraine and the US have been working on "FrankenSAM" projects to make use of Kyiv's older inventory. AdvertisementUkraine on Monday unveiled the first official photos of a "FrankenSAM," a hybrid air defense system that combines Soviet launchers with US missiles. The East Air Command posted the photos on its Facebook page with an interview of an officer in charge of the defense system.
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A new F-35B crashed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, leaving its pilot injured. The jet was a new model being transferred from a Lockheed Martin facility to the US military, per reports. F-35s have been reported to cost up to $135 million each, but it's unclear how much this one was worth. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAn F-35B Lightning II fighter jet crashed near the Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico on Tuesday, and its pilot has been seriously injured, local authorities said.
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And that was despite Russian space experts recently arriving to guide North Korea's space program, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported a day before the failed launch, citing a senior defense official who was not named. It's unclear exactly how many technicians were sent to North Korea, when they might have arrived, or how they might have advised Pyongyang. Yonhap reported that North Korea's space rockets also likely face issues with their second and third-stage engines. South Korea has for months said that North Korea's sole successful satellite launch of 2023 came off the back of Russian assistance. The US Indo-Pacific Command noted that Pyongyang's Monday launch appeared to use technology related to North Korea's ballistic missile program.
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Read previewNorth Korea said on Monday that its latest spy satellite launch failed, with its rocket exploding during the first stage of flight that evening. The attempted space launch has been blasted by South Korea, which they said North Korea warned them about. It further warned that North Korea appeared to have launched the satellite using technology from its international ballistics missile programs. But South Korea has been warning that Pyongyang is still able to pull off satellite launches with Russia's help. North Korea has denied its participation in any arms exchange with Moscow.
Persons: , Minoru Kihara Organizations: Service, Korean Central News Agency, National Aerospace Technology Administration, Business, KCNA Watch, North, KBS, Seoul, Pacific Command, UN, US Locations: Korea, Seoul, Pyongyang, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Beijing, Ukraine, Russia, Moscow
Read previewChina's Eastern Theater Command on Friday released a simulation video of its missile forces carrying out a mass attack on Taiwan, boasting its land, sea, and air launch capabilities. "Destroy the pillar of Taiwanese independence! Strike the base camp of Taiwanese independence! Related storiesBeijing's missile forces have developed rapidly in recent years, alarming US officials who are now scrutinizing its arsenals and assets. Taiwan, recognizing the Chinese missile threat, has been stocking up on US-manufactured Patriot missiles.
Persons: , CapwDFZyds, They're, Lai Ching, Lai, Tsai Ing Organizations: Service, Command, Business, People's Liberation Army, PLA, Taiwan, Pentagon, Liberation Army Rocket Force, Eastern Theater Command, Patriot, Coast Guard, Navy, Democratic Progressive Party Locations: Taiwan, Taipei, Hualien, Kaohsiung, China, Beijing
Read previewAt least 75 of Alaska's brooks and streams have been turning a dirty orange likely due to thawing permafrost, with some rivers so impacted that the discoloration can be seen via satellite, a new study says. Rivers and lakes typically have a pH value of 6.5 to 8, and acid rain has a pH value of 4.2 to 4.4. Jon O'Donnell/National Park Service"These findings have considerable implications for drinking water supplies and subsistence fisheries in rural Alaska," researchers wrote. The 75 orange streams observed were scattered across northern Alaska over a span of about 600 miles, the study said. AdvertisementAn orange tributary joins the Kuguroruk River in Alaska.
Persons: , Jenny McGrath, Jon O'Donnell, Joshua Koch, Biden Organizations: Service, Business, Geological Survey Scientists Locations: Rivers, Kobuk, Alaska
Read previewAn online joke about Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi being killed in a helicopter crash by a Mossad agent named "Eli Copter" has fooled several media outlets — including Russian state TV host Vladimir Solovyov. Raisi, 63, died on Sunday in a helicopter crash alongside several senior officials in northwest Iran, with state media saying the vehicle struck a mountainside. An Israeli official said Tel Aviv was not involved in the crash, which Solovyov challenged. AF - The IDF Mourns The Loss Of Their Undercover Agent, Eli Copter — Associated Fress (@AssociatedFress) May 19, 2024Several people reporting about Raisi's death seemed to have missed the joke. Haik later quoted the Hamas message on i24, saying that the involvement of "Eli Copter" was a rumor that couldn't yet be confirmed.
Persons: , Ebrahim Raisi, Eli Copter, Vladimir Solovyov, Solovyov, Daniel Haik, Eli Copter, Haik Organizations: Service, Business, Tel, Russia Media Monitor, IDF, Hamas, Telegram, i24 France, Kremlin, West, Washington, Observatory, MIT Media Lab, Center for Locations: Iran, Israel, Tel Aviv, Russia, Tehran, Moscow, Ukraine
Read previewA single feather of an extinct bird was auctioned off in New Zealand on Monday for about $28,000, making it the most expensive feather ever sold worldwide. The huia feather sold at Webb's Auction House in Auckland was initially estimated to be worth around $1,830, but its sale price ballooned after 59 bids. Gold costs around $77 per gram in New Zealand, and the 9-gram huia feather is worth $3,153 per gram. Related storiesThe feather sold on Monday is framed under protective glass and is classified by the New Zealand government as a Y-registered object. The huia feather sale comes as auctions draw attention largely from sports and celebrity memorabilia sold at once-seemingly outlandish prices.
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China has mandated that local businesses leave the door open for cash payments as it tries to attract foreign investment and tourism after the pandemic. AdvertisementHungry for foreign business, China has rushed to bridge the gap. Major payment platforms Alipay and WePay started allowing visitors to link their international bank cards to their Chinese accounts. It's illegal in China to reject cash for purchases, and the central government's crackdown has intensified in the last several years. Investor relations for Yum China, which operates KFC in China, did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent by Business Insider.
Persons: , WePay Organizations: Service, KFC, People's Bank of China, Business, China Post, New China Life Insurance, PICC, Regulators, Yum Locations: Beijing, Wuxi, Jiangsu, Mongolia, China, Gansu, New, Shanghai, Tourism, Yum China
Slinging a crimson electric guitar onto his shoulder, Blinken told the crowd he knew they were facing a "really, really difficult time." So much of the world is with you and they're fighting not just for a free Ukraine, but for the free world. "For ten years, we've been explaining to the free world that we are defending it too," he wrote. Residents self-evacuate from a multi-story residential building hit by a Russian UMPB D-30 glide bomb on May 14, 2024 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The lyrics of "Rockin' in the Free World" are often seen as a criticism of American patriotism and George H.W.
Persons: , Antony Blinken, Neil Young's, Blinken, Ukraine, Antony, Muddy Waters, Bohdan Yaremenko, Trump, he's, we've, Oleg Simoroz, Valeriy, it's, Matviyenko, Yevhen, Oleksandr Syrskyi, Illia Ponomarenko, George H.W, Bush, Donald Trump, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Biden Organizations: Service, Business, U.S, US State Department, Blinken, Music Diplomacy Initiative, Facebook, AFP, Ukrainian NGO Agency, Getty Images, Ukrainian, Ukrainian Armed Forces, Kyiv, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Soviet Union, State Department Locations: Kyiv, Ukraine, Russian, Kharkiv, United States, Muddy, Ukrainian, Russia, KABs, Sumy, Getty Images Russia, Polina, Soviet
Read previewUkrainian parliamentary officials are pushing the Biden administration to remove restrictions on Kyiv striking targets in Russian territory with its arsenal of US weapons, Politico reported. Ukraine knew for weeks that Russia was massing troops at the border, with intelligence officials saying in early May that Moscow was gathering some 50,000 to 70,000 personnel there. Speaking to Politico, Ustinova said the Russians had become "smart now because they know there is a restriction for Ukrainians to shoot at the Russian territory." Ukraine has been attacking targets beyond the border — more recently on Russia's oil facilities — but only with its own drones. The policy has been criticized as a means of effectively shielding Russia from significant Ukrainian counterattack.
Persons: , Biden, David Arakhamia, Oleksandra Ustinova, Ustinova, it's, isn't Organizations: Service, Politico, Business, Ukraine, Kharkiv, NATO, Kremlin, US Locations: Washington, Russia, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Moscow, Russian, Mariupol, Vovchansk, West
Heavy winds blew down a billboard in Mumbai on Monday, crushing a petrol station and killing 14. Dozens of people were trapped for hours under the debris, with 75 people injured, authorities said. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAt least 14 people were killed by a falling billboard in Mumbai, India after its structure collapsed due to stormwinds and crashed into several houses and a petrol station. Local police said the billboard measured 70 meters by 50 meters, or about 230 feet by 165 feet, and collapsed on Monday at a petrol pump in the Ghatkopar suburb.
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Read previewEstonia has been "seriously" discussing sending troops to Ukraine in roles positioned away from the front lines, per a national security official. Advertisement"Discussions are ongoing," Roll told Breaking Defense. Breaking Defense reported that Roll made these comments on Friday, just days after the country's defense chief, Gen. Martin Herem, told the outlet that Estonia had internally talked about sending troops to Ukraine. Related storiesEstonia is one of the geographically closest NATO members to Russia, with an eastern border shared with the Russian regions Pskov and Leningrad. AdvertisementThat's about 1.6% of its total GDP, more than any other nation that has supplied Ukraine with aid.
Persons: , Madis, it's, Roll, Martin Herem, Herem, Emmanuel Macron, Ingrida Šimonytė Organizations: Service, Defense, Business, Atlantic Treaty Organization, Breaking Defense, NATO, Lithuanian, Financial Times, Kyiv, Kiel Institute Locations: Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, Pskov, Leningrad, Ukraine Tallinn, Baltic States, NATO, Kyiv, Europe, Finland
Read previewOpenAI unveiled its latest ChatGPT tech on Monday, presenting a new voice mode that can show and detect emotion in a sophisticated, conversational style. They also cautioned that most people have been reacting to a tech demo, which can often be highly tailored and might not necessarily reflect the product's true capability. — Allen T (@Mr_AllenT) May 13, 2024OpenAI also showed potential adopters new use cases, such as translation and teaching services. AdvertisementThe new video camera and voice features do wonders for ChatGPT's potential in roles like customer support, van Rossum added. But it's going to be much more difficult for ChatGPT to take over customer support, teaching, or negotiation, Leong said.
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"There was no first line of defense," Denys Yaroslavskyi told the BBC, which reported from Vovchansk on Sunday. Jonathan Beale, a defense correspondent at the outlet, wrote that Yaroslavskyi showed him drone footage of Russian troops walking past Ukraine's northeastern border without resistance. Lying on Kharkiv's northeastern border, Vovchansk is one of Ukraine's closest cities to the Russian region of Belgorod. Related storiesDays earlier, Ukrainian military observers reported that between 30,000 to 35,000 Russian troops had gathered for the push. The Kremlin has since 2022 been accusing Ukraine of shelling Belgorod, though this also comes amid repeated reports of Russian troops misfiring or dropping bombs by mistake on civilians there.
Persons: , Denys Yaroslavskyi, Jonathan Beale, Yaroslavskyi, Oleksandr Syrskyi, Syrskyi, Vladimir Putin, Vovchansk Organizations: Service, BBC, Business, Reconnaissance Unit, Armed Forces, Ukraine's General Staff, Russian Federation, Kyiv, Russian, NATO Locations: Ukrainian, Kharkiv, Russia, Vovchansk, Ukraine's, Russian, Belgorod, Moscow, Ukraine, The Washington, Kyiv
Related stories"Why is it OK for America to drop two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end their existential threat war?" Welker challenged Graham by saying that military officials attest to weapons technology now being more precise and able to reduce civilian casualties. It's not the first time Graham has referenced Nagasaki and Hiroshima to advocate for the flow of munitions to Tel Aviv. Congress voted through a $15 billion military aid package for Israel in April, which includes about $5 billion to replenish weapons stocks. A representative for Graham did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside regular business hours by Business Insider.
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But Dorsey said Twitter had been weighed down by its revenue model. Twitter chose brand advertising as its main source of income, a "core, critical sin" that exposed the platform's moderation to the whims of corporations effectively financing the social-media platform, Dorsey said. Building a different business modelTo many, Musk seemed to be axing Twitter's entire business model. "Twitter was a $5 billion a year business," Dorsey said. AdvertisementDorsey's comments come as he quit Bluesky, a platform he helped build after leaving Twitter, and told users to use Musk's X instead.
Persons: , Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Mike Solana, Twitter, Solana, Apple, Musk, Elon, Bluesky, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, he's, Musk's Organizations: Service, Twitter, Fund, Business, Unilever, SpaceX, Disney, IBM
Jack Dorsey said Twitter's board — and its activist investor — prompted him to plan an exit from the firm. "I was happy to see it end," Dorsey said of the board when Elon Musk took Twitter private. AdvertisementDorsey told Solana that earlier on, he'd tried to bring Musk onto Twitter's board but was stopped twice. In April 2022, Musk joined Twitter's board of directors after taking a 9.2% stake in the company. But Dorsey said he was also unhappy with the board because of an activist investor seeking to boot him, he said.
Persons: Jack Dorsey, , Dorsey, Elon Musk, Mike Solana, Parag Agrawal, Solana, he'd, Musk, Paul Singer, Elliot Management's, It's, Dorsey didn't, Bluesky, Donald Trump, Nick Fuentes Organizations: Elon, Twitter, Service, Fund, Elliott Management
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewA former employee of Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems said he nearly developed a fear of flying because of what he saw during his 12-year stint inspecting aircraft fuselages there. "Working at Spirit, I almost grew a fear of flying," said Paredes. Paredes told CBS that he once sent an email pushing back against his managers' requests to speed up inspections and then was removed from his leadership position. Spirit AeroSystems did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours by Business Insider.
Persons: , Spirit AeroSystems, Santiago Paredes, Paredes, Kris Van Cleave, Spirit, John Dean, Max, AeroSystems Organizations: Service, Boeing, Spirit, CBS News, Business, CBS, Alaska Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety, BBC, BI Locations: Wichita, Spirit's Wichita
A Ukrainian tank crew told state media they're still using the Abrams tank on the front lines. A Ukrainian Abrams commander told Army TV that the tanks weren't withdrawn but are used situationally. AdvertisementA Ukrainian tank crew says the US-supplied Abrams is still viable on the front lines, but the tank-on-tank battles where it excels have been few and far between. Advertisement"WHERE IS UKRAINIAN ABRAMS: how the legendary American tank fights at the front," its title reads. At least five Abrams tanks have been reported lost in combat, with another three damaged.
Persons: Abrams, Ukrainian Abrams, , Kyiv hadn't, Dmytro, Alexey, Biden Organizations: Pentagon, Abrams, Army, Service, Associated Press, Kyiv, Mechanized Brigade, Ukraine's Defense Ministry, YouTube, ABRAMS, Business Insider, Russian, AP, Russia, Congress Locations: Ukrainian, Ukraine, Hill
Read previewA Ukrainian tank gunner and driver were filmed heaping praise on US-supplied Abrams tanks in a state-backed media report, boasting that they've been easy to learn to operate. "There's nothing so complicated here," he told Army TV. Alexey and Koka's commander, Dmytro, told Army TV that the Abrams' armor was effective against Russian anti-tank missiles like the Kornet. AdvertisementUkraine was promised 31 Abrams tanks by the US in January 2023, with the first batch arriving in September after crews trained for months in Germany to operate them. In late April, the Russian military displayed an abandoned Abrams M1A1 at an exhibition called the "Trophies of the Russian Army," which showcased NATO equipment seized during the war.
Persons: , Abrams, Koka, Alexey, Yevhen Nazarenko, Dmytro, Zeus Organizations: Service, Mechanized Brigade, Army TV, Business, Abrams, Army, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, Pentagon, Associated Press, Business Insider, Russian, Capitol Hill, Republican, New York Times, Russian Army, NATO Locations: Ukrainian, Ukraine, Germany, Soviet
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