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Facebook to curb outside adverts in elections

Facebook to curb outside adverts in elections Since then, the company has made changes to its political advertising rules in countries such as the US, Brazil , and the United Kingdom in order to fight fake news . Facebook has been widely used by political groups around the world to distribute campaign materials, fake news and propaganda. The Indian archive will contain contact information for some buyers or their official regulatory cer... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe under internet blackout after protests

Zimbabwe under internet blackout after protests Gerry Rice, a spokesman for the International Monetary Fund spokesman, said that Zimbabwe needs "stability" to fix the economy and called on the government "to collaborate peacefully in development and implementing polices to promote sustainable and inclusive growth". [Full Article...]

The idea that Donald Trump could have worked for Russian Federation is stupid

The idea that Donald Trump could have worked for Russian Federation is stupid The Russian top diplomat noted that Moscow does not plan to discuss Russia's sovereignty over the southern part of the Kuril Islands. "This is stupid, what is there to comment?" said Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov when asked to address whether Trump had or was working with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Americans killed in bomb blast in Syria identified

Americans killed in bomb blast in Syria identified Smith, graduated from Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School in 2001 and enlisted in the Navy shortly after in 2003. The incident is under investigation. "This is a stark reminder of the unsafe missions we conduct for the nation and of the threats we work hard to mitigate". After announcing his intention to withdraw all 2,000 USA troops from Syria , Trump also directed the Pentagon to pu... [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo to hold talks with North Korea this week

Mike Pompeo to hold talks with North Korea this week But that plan was never realised, and ties between Beijing and Pyongyang have continued to develop, with four visits to Beijing by Kim since March. But on a visit to Beijing last week, he said North Korea would pursue a second summit "to achieve results that will be welcomed by the global community", according to China's official Xinhua News Agency. [Full Article...]

Trump slams 'radical Democrats' for not agreeing to fund border wall

Trump slams 'radical Democrats' for not agreeing to fund border wall Rubbing it in, Trump said that Pelosi could still book her own non-government flights. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion for new wall construction; Pelosi and the Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security measures, but have opposed construction of any new physical barriers. [Full Article...]

Second Summit Between Trump, Kim Jong Un Scheduled for February

Second Summit Between Trump, Kim Jong Un Scheduled for February Sanders said that the meeting at the White House was "about an hour-and-a-half long", and promised that more specifics would be released shortly. US officials said at the time that North Korea had canceled the session. Tensions began to abate a year ago with the encouragement of South Korea's dovish president, Moon Jae-in. Trump has said to expect an announcement soon about the second summit. [Full Article...]

Severe heatwave hits Australian towns

Severe heatwave hits Australian towns Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swathe of the nation bakes in 45 degree-plus heat. Adelaide had a top of 40.2C in the city but temperatures were slightly higher in some outlying suburbs. Some regional centres posted record highs on Tuesday, including Port Augusta and Tarcoola where the merc... [Full Article...]

Special counsel releases Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit on Manafort's lies to governement

Special counsel releases Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit on Manafort's lies to governement On January 15, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office suggested in a court filing that the two men spoke a lot, before and long after Manafort was criminally charged, and specifically about an initiative to bring peace to Ukraine that was likely very favorable to the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

Congress to probe report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie

Congress to probe report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie Democrats said that if the report is accurate, Trump must quickly be held to account for his role in the perjury, with some raising the specter of impeachment. An adviser to Cohen told the news agency that his reconsideration was due to "intimidation by the president". House Intelligence Committee member Joaquin Castro did not mince words. [Full Article...]

Watch Saudi teen who fled her family speak of her ordeal

Watch Saudi teen who fled her family speak of her ordeal While her success may encourage others facing a similar plight to seek asylum, there are too many variables at play to know how they would be received, experts in refugee settlement said , adding the vast majority of cases take years to process. [Full Article...]

El Chapo paid $100m bribe to Mexico's former president, claims trial witness

El Chapo paid $100m bribe to Mexico's former president, claims trial witness Reporters shared that Nieto is accused of initially asking for $250 million, but settling on $100 million. "You gave a story that Mr. Guzman paid a bribe to Mr. Guzman, 61, has been on trial since November. The trial has featured numerous allegations of bribes or attempts to bribe high-level officials in Mexico and Colombia, including police commanders and other officials in charge of fighting t... [Full Article...]

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions During a Tuesday evening session squeezed in between the confirmation hearing for William Barr , President Trump's Attorney General nominee, eleven GOP senators voted alongside all Democrats present to proceed with the resolution, which was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York. [Full Article...]

Israeli-Arab student murdered in Australia in horrific attack

Israeli-Arab student murdered in Australia in horrific attack Victoria Police appealing to any passers-by who may have information about the murder of Aiia Maasarwe on Wednesday morning. "Keeping Silent Vigil" is inviting people to gather on the steps of Parliament at 6pm to "honour the lives of women and children so brutally ended by male violence". [Full Article...]

Shark diver encounters huge sharks in Hawaii

Shark diver encounters huge sharks in Hawaii A tracking tag was implanted on Deep Blue in 2013 when she was spotted in Mexico , which is how divers knew about her whereabouts. "I hope my conservation images like this help people to question their perceptions and realise the beauty, and importance of sharks and I hope that they inspire the kind of compassion and connection we need to have with nature and sharks, to help protect them and co... [Full Article...]

Hasher Jallal Taheb arrested in White House attack plan

Hasher Jallal Taheb arrested in White House attack plan Hasher Jallal Taheb , of the Atlanta suburb of Cumming, was arrested in Gwinnett County on Wednesday and appeared briefly in federal court in Atlanta in a case brought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Byung Pak, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Georgia , told reporters. [Full Article...]

Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies

Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies Trump ordered the missile defence review in 2017, amid heightened tensions with Pyongyang over its nuclear programme - the first such review of America's ballistic defences since 2010. The Pentagon warned in a report earlier this week that China's military was "on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world". [Full Article...]

Was a Canadian's death sentence in China an act of diplomatic retribution?

Was a Canadian's death sentence in China an act of diplomatic retribution? China on Tuesday defended the death sentence handed out to a Canadian for smuggling drugs and warned Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against making "irresponsible" remarks about Chinese law. She denies the allegations. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have also been arrested in China on suspicion of endangering national security , and a teacher was deta... [Full Article...]

Flight Attendants Busted for Smuggling Millions in Heroin and Meth

Flight Attendants Busted for Smuggling Millions in Heroin and Meth Four women and four men were arrested in Melbourne and charged with drug trafficking. Investigators allege the drugs were brought in via Melbourne and Sydney, carried on the bodies of the cabin crew. It was believed responsible for the importation of high-grade heroin and methamphetamine from Malaysia. Police said they seized 13 pounds of heroin and more than 17 pounds of methamphetamine. [Full Article...]

British-Iranian woman's health deteriorates in Iran prison

British-Iranian woman's health deteriorates in Iran prison Speaking to The Observer daily on Sunday, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard said: "We know a hunger strike has significant physical consequences the longer it goes on for, and Nazanin is feeling a strong sense of trepidation". A Foreign Office spokeswoman said Hunt had discussed the issue of diplomatic protection with Ratcliffe and that he was "keen to take a decision as soon as possib... [Full Article...]


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