Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

Russia & Syria call for on-the-ground probe in Douma, pledge to provide security to OPCW experts

Moscow has proposed to create an independent investigative mechanism into the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, promising, along with the Syrian army, to guarantee prompt access for experts to the site. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, has reiterated that Russia will support a thorough investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the ...

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Wrong way: Silo smashes into cultural center as demolition plan fails (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Apr, 2018 03:49 Edited time: 10 Apr, 2018 03:49 The controlled demolition of a 53-meter disused cement silo in Denmark went spectacularly wrong in front of hundreds of spectators, when explosives pushed the building in the wrong direction, crushing part of a cultural center. Vordingborg Mayor Mikael Smed said that, thankfully, there were no injuries since the ...

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If CIA relocates Skripals in the US 'we may not see them again' – Russia's UN envoy

Media reports that the US is ready to shelter the Skripals under new identities point to the CIA’s role in the poisoning saga and mean they may now vanish for good, without providing key evidence, the Russian envoy to the UN said. Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s UN envoy, was commenting on the report by The Sunday Times that intelligence officials at MI6 ...

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‘Facebook didn’t do enough’: Zuckerberg admits he’s at fault over Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg’s attempt to arrest Facebook’s slide from public favor has brought him to apologize to the US Congress for a series of scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica data breach. The Facebook CEO is due to field questions before Senate and House committees on Tuesday, about how a British political consulting firm was able to gain access to thousands of ...

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Apple says its global facilities are now powered by 100-percent clean energy

Last week, Apple called out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rollback the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The company cited both the obvious environmental impact of such a move, along with potential economic fallout. It turns out Apple’s got quite a bit invested in the latter.  The company announced today that its global facilities are now 100-percent run by renewable ...

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Facebook shut down Russian APT28 trolls before the 2016 U.S. election

The most interesting part of Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony for Congress that was released today shows that Facebook has been fighting Russian election interference since before the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Facebook shut down accounts related to Russian GRU military intelligence-linked group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, which had created an organization called DCLeaks run by fake personas to ...

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‘They decided who to blame beforehand’: Ex-Pakistani intel chief on Skripal case

The former director general of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence has offered a comprehensive dismissal of the UK’s claim that Russia was behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. In an interview with RT, Asad Durrani explained that, in the Skripal poisoning case, the authorities had already settled on who to blame for the attack before investigators had completed a formal ...

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Congress should demand Zuckerberg move to ‘one share, one vote’

Mark Zuckerberg is an autocrat, and not hypothetically. Through his special voting rights held in Facebook’s Class B shares, he wields absolute command of the company, while owning just a handful of percentage points of the company’s equity. Like any autocrat, he has taken extraordinary measures to maintain control over his realm. He produced a plan exactly two years ago ...

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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls ‘total witch hunt’

FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) claims to have had an affair with Trump a decade ago, and was paid $ 130,000 in the weeks before the 2016 election to keep ...

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Thousands of Jaysh al-Islam militants leave Syria's Douma, release POWs

More than 3,000 Jaysh al-Islam militants and their family members have been evacuated from Douma in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, as part of Russia-brokered deal which saw the militants’ prisoners being released. The Russian Defense Ministry has been broadcasting live footage from the Muhayam al-Wafideen checkpoint in Eastern Ghouta on Monday, where the mass withdrawal of militants from ...

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