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U.K. 'extremely concerned' by seizure of 2 vessels by Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Persian Gulf on Friday after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route. Britain said Iran’s seizure of the Stena Impero — as well as a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz — was…

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it captured British oil tanker

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Persian Gulf on Friday after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route. Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management said in a statement that the vessel was approached by unidentified small crafts and…

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Ex-U.S. intelligence contractor sentenced to 9 years in prison for stolen documents

A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Harold Martin, 54, apologized before he was sentenced in Baltimore’s federal court to a theft prosecutors called “breathtaking” in scope. “My methods were wrong, illegal, and highly questionable,” Martin…

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'Brilliant': Artificial gravity isn't just science fiction

In what sounds like something straight out of science fiction, researchers are testing out a form of artificial gravity to counter the physiological hazards of weightlessness astronauts experience in space. At a research facility in Cologne, Germany, scientists employ the physics of centrifugation (spinning) to create an effect similar to gravitational pull by putting test…

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