Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

US endorses Kiev's raid on Russian news agency amid international condemnation

Despite the condemnation by international organizations of a blatant infringement on press freedoms, the US has defended Kiev’s raid on the office of RIA Novosti news agency as a legitimate fight against “Russian propaganda.” Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) raided RIA Novosti Ukraine headquarters on Tuesday and detained the head of the web portal, Kirill Vyshinsky. The crackdown was condemned by ...

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Coups R US: RT documentary looks at US ‘humanitarian’ interventions & regime changes

In the new RT documentary Coups R US, prominent American journalist Stephen Kinzer examines the rationale and impact of Washington’s interventions, from complacent colonialism in Hawaii to regime change in Libya. “There are three stages. In the first one, the government that we don’t like shows bad faith by bothering an American company. Then we convince ourselves that this country ...

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Seoul ‘regrets’ its drills with US forced Pyongyang to cancel intra-Korean talks

South Korea has accused its northern neighbor of undermining the spirit of reconciliation after Pyongyang abruptly called off Wednesday’s high-level intra-Korean meeting in protest over joint US-S. Korean military drills. “It is regrettable that the North’s unilateral move to postpone the high-level inter-Korean talks, citing the annual South Korea-US air drills does not conform with the spirit and purpose of ...

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Russia could ban imported American French fries

Russia is considering a ban on imported French fries from the US and other Western countries that have imposed sanctions against Moscow. Russia imported 94 percent of its French fries in 2017 but has bought the necessary equipment to produce it locally, Russia’s National Horticultural Union head Sergey Korolev told RT. The new equipment allows production of 110,000 tons a ...

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WhatsApp revamps Groups to fight Telegram

Facebook just installed its VP of Internet.org as the new head of WhatsApp after its CEO Jan Koum left the company. And now Facebook is expanding its mission to get people into “meaningful” groups to WhatsApp. Today, WhatsApp launched a slew of new features for Groups on iOS and Android that let admins set a description for their community and ...

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9 journalists injured by Israeli gunfire in Gaza ‘massacre’, total now over 20

At least nine journalists have been injured reporting from Gaza during Monday’s “massacre,” bringing the total number of reporters wounded by IDF gunfire so far to more than 20, in addition to two fatalities. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) list eight journalists who were injured while covering Monday’s protest in Gaza during the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem. It ...

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Amazon’s cashier-less Go stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco

Amazon is looking to open more of its cashier-less Go stores across the United States and it looks like San Francisco and Chicago will be among the next cities to get them, according to new job postings in those cities. In response to the postings, discovered by The Seattle Times, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed that stores were being planned for ...

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Russia’s new nuclear & other deterrence ensures strategic balance for decades to come – Putin

New weapon systems being developed and put into service would ensure the balance of power in the world for decades, President Vladimir Putin told top generals, outlining the priorities of Russia’s deterrent modernization. In March, the president unveiled a set of brand new weapon systems which are designed to render any capabilities aimed at undermining the Russian nuclear deterrent obsolete. ...

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Zuckerberg again snubs UK parliament over call to testify

Facebook has once again eschewed a direct request from the UK parliament for its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify to a committee investigating online disinformation — without rustling up so much as a fig-leaf-sized excuse to explain why the founder of one of the world’s most used technology platforms can’t squeeze a video call into his busy schedule and spare ...

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