Amazon is reportedly using drivers’ tips for their base pay

Amazon is pulling an Instacart and counting customers’ tips towards Flex drivers’ base pay, according to an investigation by LA Times. The Flex program, which you can think of as Uber for high-speed deliveries, promises contract drivers a base pay between $ 18 and $ 25 an hour. But based on the emails the Times […]

US troops withdraw from first base in Syria – report

Turkish media says the US Army troops have abandoned a base in north-eastern Syria, in the first reported case of the Donald Trump-announced general pullout going ahead. Some 50 US soldiers left in Hummer armored vehicles and military trucks, leaving behind an empty 400-square-meter warehouse in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the Anadolu news agency said Saturday. […]

Prelude to Caribbean Crisis 2.0? Russia reportedly eyes air base off Venezuela's coast

As Washington is determined to leave the landmark INF Treaty, it seems Moscow is looking for a response. Russian media has cited diplomatic sources as saying that Moscow is eyeing a strategic air base off Venezuela’s coast. The arrival of two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela earlier this month has provoked a nervous reaction […]

6,000 meters under water: Beijing plans AI-driven deep-sea base in disputed South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged scientists to get working on a deep sea base for unmanned submarine exploration in the South China Sea – one of the world’s most disputed waterways. The plan was unveiled at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing this month, after President Xi visited a deep sea research institute […]

The US military’s largest base outside the US just got its biggest ammo delivery in 20 years

US Air Force/Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua The 86th Munitions Squadron at Ramstein air base in Germany got about 100 containers of munitions this month. That’s the largest shipment of ordnance the unit has gotten since 1999. It comes as the unit, and NATO forces in Europe, increase their deterrence posture amid heightened tensions with Russia. […]

Lockheed engineers will determine the fate of the F-22s ravaged by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Base

US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert The F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets left behind at Tyndall Air Base, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael’s rampage across Florida, will be inspected by Lockheed Martin structural engineers. Tyndall Air Base serves as a critical training and maintenance ground for about 50 F-22s, or nearly a […]

Anti-US base candidate wins Okinawa governor elections

A staunch opponent of the planned relocation of a US military base within Okinawa Island, where the issue sparked major public protests, has beaten a government-backed competitor in the local governor elections. Read more Denny Tamaki, a former opposition lawmaker and a son of the US marine, has got a win against Atsushi Sakima, the […]

Star Wars 9 leaks reveal Kylo Ren's hidden base and TWO biggest fears

The First Order was never anything like the old Empire. Under the previous Supreme Leader Snoke it was a rebel force with no (known) home planet or base. Snoke even had his throne room on the Mega Star Destroyer Supremacy. Now that the First Order is the most powerful force in the galaxy, it seems […]