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  • Current Event
    1 hour ago
    by rhingo
    +3 +1

    Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data was accessed from Russia, MP says

    The now infamous Facebook data set on tens of millions of Americans gathered by a Cambridge University scientist for a firm that went on to work for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was accessed from Russia, a British member of parliament tells CNN. Damian Collins, the Conservative MP leading a British parliamentary investigation into online disinformation, told CNN that a British investigation found evidence that the data, collected by Professor Aleksandr Kogan on behalf of Cambridge Analytica, had been accessed from Russia and other countries.

  • Analysis
    3 hours ago
    by jerkyll
    +13 +7

    Did Qatar pay the world’s largest ransom?

    The BBC has copies of texts and voicemails revealing Qatar’s tortuous negotiations to free kidnapped royals.

  • Current Event
    2 hours ago
    by Chubros
    +1 +1

    US lawmakers slam Donald Trump as 'weak' in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

    Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. Trump, speaking in Helsinki after his first summit with Putin, said he saw no reason to believe his own country's intelligence agencies over the Kremlin leader's assurances that Russia did not interfere...

  • Current Event
    2 hours ago
    by TNY
    +3 +1

    Amazon workers on strike as Prime Day kicks off

    This Monday is Amazon Prime Day, and like every other year, that means you'll have the chance to get a great deal on some dongles. But this year, unlike every other year, Prime Day means you'll also have the chance to stand in solidarity with workers protesting working conditions at Amazon fulfillment centers. On Monday, while you were shopping for Echoes, 1,800 Amazon workers went on strike in Spain, and "thousands" more are set to strike on Tuesday in Germany, according to the Washington Post.

  • Current Event
    6 hours ago
    by socialiguana
    +5 +2

    Vote Leave: Brexit campaign 'broke electoral law' in referendum

    Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law. The watchdog said it exceeded its £7m spending limit by funnelling £675,315 through pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave. The founder of BeLeave, Darren Grimes, has been fined £20,000 and referred to the police, along with Vote Leave official David Halsall.

  • Current Event
    14 hours ago
    by TheSpirit
    +18 +3

    Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

    The Nuffield Council on Bioethics says changing the DNA of a human embryo could be ‘morally permissable’ if it is in the child’s best interests. The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” if it was in the future child’s interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society.

  • Current Event
    7 hours ago
    by socialiguana
    +4 +1

    Scientists discover 'quadrillion tons of diamond' beneath Earth's surface

    Scientists believe there could be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond scattered beneath the Earth's surface. The diamonds were found by analysing seismic records - essentially sound waves travelling through the Earth triggered by ground-shaking forces. Dr Ulrich Faul, a research scientist at MIT, explained that one of diamond's many special properties is the speed at which sound waves travel through the material.

  • Current Event
    19 hours ago
    by sasky
    +13 +3

    Germany: We Can’t Trust the Whack Job in the White House

    When Donald Trump shocked the world and won the presidential election (with a little help from his Russian friends), leaders around the globe immediately sprang into action in an attempt to figure out how to interact with a guy who had spent most of his campaign flaming global alliances. Justin Trudeau whisked the president’s favorite child off to the theater. Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet and presented Trump with an array of shiny objects, including a military parade. Angela Merkel held Trump’s hand and attempted to explain complex concepts in a way she thought his small brain could understand.

  • Current Event
    19 hours ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +14 +3

    Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

    The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump’s moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third of the global economy and markets of more than 600 million people.

  • Current Event
    8 hours ago
    by socialiguana
    +3 +1

    Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

    Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.

  • Current Event
    17 hours ago
    by zyery
    +6 +2

    Trump made a mess, but it wasn’t an accident — and he won’t clean it up

    President Donald Trump blew it for the U.S. and its allies, but there’s little chance he’ll clean up the mess he made. Sure, he’s taking criticism, even from some loyalists, for cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, choosing not to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s attacks in its backyard and in the West, and generally telling NATO countries to go defend themselves. No U.S. president ever returned home from a foreign trip having so aggressively departed from the advice of the bipartisan foreign policy establishment, and even his own advisers.

  • Current Event
    9 hours ago
    by Apolatia
    +3 +1

    Late night hosts baffled by cozy Trump-Putin summit: It’s “treason”

    On Monday President Donald Trump met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, during a summit in Helsinki that members of both parties agreed was embarrassingly obsequious — and, quite possibly, even treasonous. How does a comedian make light of such a humiliating moment in American history? By getting deadly serious.

  • Current Event
    11 hours ago
    by tukka
    +3 +1

    Cuba will recognize private property in its new constitution

    Cuba has published a summary of a new constitution likely to be approved by the national assembly later this week, which will recognize a right to own private property. Private property was banned after Fidel Castro and his Communist Party seized power in 1959, but sales have been permitted since 2011. The proposed new constitution would freely recognize all private property, as well as the free market, while maintaining a strong role for the government, state media say.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by rexall
    +29 +6

    Trump sides with Russia against FBI

    The US president contradicts intelligence agencies over claims of interference in the US election.

  • Current Event
    12 hours ago
    by ubthejudge
    +5 +1

    Trump surprised at fierce criticism of Putin news conference

    President Donald Trump was upbeat immediately after his news conference with Vladimir Putin in Finland, but by the time he returned stateside on Monday evening, his mood had soured considerably amid sustained fury at his extraordinary embrace of the Russian leader. Now, his aides are wondering how he'll respond to anger from even his staunchest supporters after he sided with Putin over US intelligence agencies investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • Current Event
    12 hours ago
    by takai
    +3 +1

    The 'Brexit dividend' money Theresa May promised for the NHS is a myth, Government's official spending watchdog confirms

    The government’s official and independent spending watchdog has confirmed that there will be no “Brexit dividend” for the UK, despite the claims of ministers. Theresa May said last month that the extra £20bn a year pledged to fund the health service would be partially paid for by UK money no longer being sent to the European Union. That claim was universally slammed by economists as grossly misleading, since the government’s own projections suggest Brexit is already weakening the public finances, rather than strengthening them and that any fiscal gains from zero EU payments will be wiped out by more feeble tax revenues.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by doodlegirl
    +8 +3

    France's top honour for World Cup team

    France's victorious football World Cup team is to receive the country's highest accolade, the Légion d'Honneur, the French presidency has announced. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday - the country's second World Cup in 20 years. Crowds of fans gathered at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday to give the team a hero's welcome. The players will be honoured with a parade on the Champs-Elysees and a presidential reception.

  • Current Event
    14 hours ago
    by ticktack
    +3 +1

    N. Korea may return up to 55 sets of US war dead remains next week, official says

    North Korea has agreed to hand over as many as 55 sets of remains believed to be from American troops killed in the 1950-53 war, and to allow the United States to fly them out of the country next week, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The preliminary details emerged after U.S. and North Korean officials held working-level talks Monday in the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by Apolatia
    +10 +2

    Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

    That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that’s just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared shocked, dismayed and uneasy with Trump’s suggestion that he believes Putin’s denial of interfering in the 2016 elections. It was a remarkable break with U.S. intelligence officials and the Justice Department. And just as alarming for some, Trump also put the two countries on the same footing when casting blame for their strained relations.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by socialiguana
    +4 +2

    Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles in Indonesia following death of local man

    A mob slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man, officials said Monday. A total of 292 crocodiles were killed by hundreds of villagers on Saturday following the funeral of a 48-year-old man who was killed by crocodiles after entering the area around the breeding pond, said Basar Manullang, the head of the local Natural Resources and Conservation Agency. The man was believed to have entered the sanctuary in the Klamalu neighborhood of Sorong district to cut grass for his cattle.

  • Current Event
    16 hours ago
    by djrascal
    +11 +1

    Paul Simon thanks fans on final European show at Hyde Park

    Paul Simon told fans how thankful he is for their support as he played his last show in Europe before he retires from touring.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by baron778
    +9 +2

    Saudi Arabia bans 47 popular video games after children’s deaths

    Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Assassins Creed 2 and Witcher, for unspecified violations of rules and regulations.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +13 +3

    Humpback whale tangled in shark net freed off Australia

    A dramatic rescue operation successfully freed a humpback whale trapped in a shark net off Australia's Gold Coast. Footage from the scene taken by Nine News shows the enormous whale thrashing in the water Monday, further entangling itself in the yellow lining of the net as it attempted to escape. A team of marine rescuers from the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Department managed to get close enough to the whale, while in a small rubber dinghy, to cut away the net.

  • Current Event
    17 hours ago
    by aj0690
    +11 +1

    Schumer: Trump "took the word of the KGB over the men and women of the CIA"

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "appalled" by President Trump's comments at his press conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin today, saying he "couldn't get worse than his performance at the NATO summit — but it sure did." At the press conference, Trump declined to side with US intelligence on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. "He took the word of the KGB over the men and women of the CIA," Schumer said. "The President put what's best for him over what's best for the security and well-being of the United States."

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +4

    MPs warn that 'racist' Trump is causing mayhem for British police

    Donald Trump’s UK visit is causing “mayhem” for British police with security operations costing millions of pounds, MPs have said. Thousands of officers are being moved around the country to guard areas where the US president will make an appearance, as colleagues in their home forces have shifts extended and leave cancelled to cover their absence. Louise Haigh, Labour’s shadow policing minister, accused the government of providing “no guarantee that the additional costs required will be fully met”.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by grandsalami
    +30 +6

    France win World Cup 2018 final in breathless six-goal thriller against Croatia

    France won the World Cup, with their stars Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé on the scoresheet, but Croatia will feel very hard done-by, thanks to an own goal, and VAR.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by melaniee
    +13 +3

    Elon Musk courts new controversy after tweeting, then deleting, an attack on a British cave explorer

    Elon Musk launched into a blistering Twitter tirade on Sunday against a British explorer who helped spearhead the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave — only to delete his posts after coming under withering criticism. The flame war between Tesla's CEO and Vernon Unsworth, a spelunker who helped rescuers find the Thai soccer team, began after Unsworth made an appearance on CNN and criticized Musk's idea to use a miniature submarine.

  • Analysis
    19 hours ago
    by jcscher
    +7 +1

    What has Trump Said about your Country?

    Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he became US president.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by ckshenn
    +29 +5

    On Eve of Talks, Trump Congratulates Putin and Calls E.U. a Trade ‘Foe’

    The president made the remarks in an interview with CBS while he was at his golf resort in Scotland, ahead of his meeting with the Russian president in Finland on Monday.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by ckshenn
    +14 +2

    Puerto Ricans return to power grid, but fear for long term

    It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico. People pressed TV remote buttons, clicked on fans and plugged in refrigerators as electricity again flowed into homes that had been without power since two major hurricanes devastated the U.S. territory nearly a year ago.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by sauce
    +13 +4

    Trump is tearing down the Western alliance. And conservatives are cheering him on.

    American conservatives have abandoned their entire framework of thinking about national security. Since the end of the Second World War, the foreign policy views of American conservatism have been about defending America's international power, and expanding it where possible. Ronald Reagan, at the top of conservatism's pantheon of heroes, crowed after a NATO conference that "the Western alliance remains a strong and unified guardian of the free world."

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by zyery
    +5 +2

    EU presses China to open up economy, avoid trade war

    The head of the European Commission on Monday urged China to open up its economy to avoid escalating existing trade disputes. Reuters reported that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, where the two discussed the importance of free trade. China has drawn scrutiny from President Trump and other world leaders for its protectionist policies, prompting the Trump administration to implement steep tariffs and set off concerns of a global trade war.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by hiihii
    +6 +2

    China says its second-quarter GDP growth was 6.7%, meeting expectations

    China on Monday posted second-quarter GDP growth of 6.7 percent from a year ago, slightly lower than 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018 as Beijing has been cracking down on risky credit amid escalating trade tensions with the U.S. The official reading was in line with expectations from analysts polled by Reuters.

  • Current Event
    23 hours ago
    by 8mm
    +10 +1

    Russians hail Trump summit as a resounding success for Putin

    The Helsinki summit provoked outrage in Washington after President Donald Trump declined to endorse the US government's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. In Russia, it's being seen as a resounding success for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The immediate reaction from Russian officials and Russian media was to cast the meeting with Trump as a win for Moscow and a sign of the Kremlin leader's stature on the world stage.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by rhingo
    +16 +1

    Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

    Leading far-right activists have received special protection from Facebook, preventing their pages from being deleted even after a pattern of behaviour that would typically result in moderator action being taken. The process, called “shielded review”, was uncovered by Channel 4 Dispatches, after the documentary series sent an undercover reporter to work as a content moderator in a Dublin-based Facebook contractor.