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Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

Technology
A Greek court agreed Friday to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to France, a decision the Russian government protested and which could further sour relations between the two countries after Greece expelled two Russian diplomats. The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of France's request to take custody of Alexander Vinnik, a former bitcoin operator who was arrested in Greece last year on a U.S.-issued warrant. Vinnik, 38, also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. The ruling was made a day after Greek authorities confirmed that two Russian diplomats were being expelled for allegedly providing protest funding in an attempt to keep neighbor Macedonia from joining NATO. The Russian Foreign Ministry indicated it was considering reprisals....
Piers Morgan BLASTS Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over treatment of dad

Piers Morgan BLASTS Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over treatment of dad

Entertainment
And Susanna Reid's Good Morning Britain co-host isn't about to change anytime soon.The 53-year-old journalist and TV presenter took to his Piers Morgan Twitter account to post a scathing take-down on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ahead of their wedding on Saturday.Piers criticised the pair for their treatment of Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle, who underwent heart surgery on Wednesday.Originally, it was planned that Thomas, 72, would walk his daughter down the aisle.However, after it emerged that he had helped paparazzi in a set-up photoshoot, it was claimed he was bowing out of the honour so as not to "embarrass" Meghan.His heart issues then emerged as the former lighting director revealed surgeons were clearing a blockage in his heart, repairing damage and putting in a ste...
SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

Technology
SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today, doubling the liftoff punch of its closest competitor. For SpaceX, the private rocket company run by Elon Musk, it was a mostly triumphant test of a new, larger rocket designed to hoist supersize satellites as well as equipment to the moon, Mars or other far-flung points. For the test flight, a red sports car made by another of Musk's companies, Tesla, was the unusual cargo, enclosed in protective covering for the launch. The three boosters and 27 engines roared to life at...
NLCS: Justin Turner blasts Los Angeles Dodgers past Chicago Cubs

NLCS: Justin Turner blasts Los Angeles Dodgers past Chicago Cubs

Sports
LOS ANGELES -- With Hollywood as its neighbor, Los Angeles is no stranger to dramatic endings. And with his game-winning, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner certainly attained movie star status. The 4-1 victory gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series and plenty of momentum heading to Chicago for Game 3 on Tuesday. Before Turner's heroics, the game was a battle of bullpens. One night after taking out ace Clayton Kershaw after five innings, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did the same with Rich Hill, even though Hill had allowed just one run. The move paid off -- again -- as four Dodgers relievers were nearly perfect over four...