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Sunday July 9th, 2023 day edition

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July 8 — Jack Sweeney, the creator of an account tracking Elon Musk’s private jet in real time, has moved to Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter-rival Threads after being suspended from Twitter last year.

read Sweeney’s first post on Thursday from the account handle @elonmusksjet, which had over 21,000 followers as of Saturday morning.

ElonJet has tracked the movements of Musk’s private jet using data available in the public domain.

In December Twitter Inc, owned by Musk, suspended the ElonJet account, with the billionaire threatening legal action against the account’s operator after saying his son had been mistakenly followed by a “crazy stalker”.

Meta-owned Threads, posing a direct challenge to Twitter, garnered millions of users in hours, including prominent figures such as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as it seeks to take advantage of its rival’s weakened state after a series of chaotic decisions from Musk.

Sweeney, Twitter and Meta did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. »

US official says 'exiled' Wagner boss Prigozhin may not have gone to Belarus at all — and may have used a body double to make it appear as though he fled Russia

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Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was exiled to Belarus last month after staging an armed rebellion.

A Pentagon official told The New York Times it appears Prigozhin has mostly been in Russia.

The official also said it was unclear if Prigozhin ever went to Belarus, noting he is believed to employ body doubles. »

Delaware man arrested for assaulting 2 state troopers, biting K9 following traffic stop

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police arrested a man on Saturday after officials say he assaulted two state troopers and bit a K9 dog following a traffic stop.

Officials say 47-year-old Jamal Wing of Wilmington, Delaware, was arrested for felony resisting arrest, assaulting troopers, and a DUI.

Officials say the driver, identified as Wing, forcibly resisted arrest when troopers and a state police K9 were detaining him. »

Macron blocks NATO outpost in Japan amid Chinese complaints

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Macron insists that NATO's outpost in Japan would risk shifting the alliance’s remit too far from its original focus | Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images.

For months, NATO officials have been discussing plans to open a liaison office in Japan, which would represent the allies’ first outpost in the region at a time of growing tension between the West and China.

The leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand will attend the NATO summit in Vilnius next week for the second year in a row. »