Daily Archives: July 21, 2018

Facebook allows Radio Liberty to promote illegal political ads while touting stricter rules

Facebook now appears to watch RT’s every step, but it has allowed the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to publish political ads targeting Americans, while introducing restrictions for other media. The alarm over a federal-backed outlet targeting its Facebook ads at US audiences was sounded by the New York Times. The paper said that the move constituted a “potential ...

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Israel helping move 800 White Helmets out of Syria via Jordan – report

Some 800 members of the controversial Western-backed White Helmets will be brought to Jordan through Israel to be reportedly resettled later in the UK, Canada, and Germany. The UN is overseeing the exodus. Hundreds of the self-described aid workers, who operate exclusively in rebel-held areas, have crossed into Israel from southwestern Syria overnight on Sunday, German tabloid Bild reported, citing ...

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Rampaging tractor leads Denver police on slow-speed pursuit (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Trained canines had to be used to stop a joyrider who had led Denver authorities on what could only be described as one of the slowest police chases in recent memory. The incident in an area of downtown Denver resulted in damage to several vehicles and properties after a man drove a John Deere tractor erratically down streets and onto ...

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Intelligence chief Coats says media twisted his awkward 'say again' response to Trump's Putin invite

US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has blamed the media for spinning a story about his odd reaction to the news of US President Donald Trump inviting Vladimir Putin to a second summit, saying he meant no disrespect. In a statement on Saturday, Coats sought to clarify his incredulous reaction to the breaking news that Trump invited the Russian leader ...

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Reported shooter barricaded in Los Angeles store after car chase, police evacuate staff & customers

Police in Los Angeles are responding to an active suspect barricaded in a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles. Gunshots have reportedly been heard outside the building after a man crashed a car nearby and ran inside. Police are urging the public to stay clear of the area near the intersection of Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard, as large numbers ...

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Lavrov to Pompeo: Free Maria Butina arrested on fabricated spy charges

The US should immediately release Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who is being held in the US on espionage charges, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told his US counterpart over the phone, calling the case “fabricated.” “Lavrov stressed that the actions of the US authorities that arrested Russian citizen [Maria] Butina on fabricated charges are unacceptable,” the Russian Foreign Ministry ...

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Ecuador's president to hand Assange over to UK during London visit – Greenwald

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno is either about to strike or has already struck an agreement with British authorities on withdrawing the asylum protection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald reports. Moreno is visiting the UK as part of his European trip between July 22 and 28. His visit is not said to be an official one, so he is ...

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Now is the time for Walmart to strike at Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has been an enormous influence on e-commerce, but this online juggernaut is beginning to show cracks. Now is the time for arch-rival Walmart to swoop in with a Prime-like offering that strikes at the weaknesses Amazon has introduced into its formidable loyalty program: price, a lack of focus, and competing subscription services. Here’s the problem. Amazon has invested ...

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China must speed up development of nukes to deter US aggression – state media

China should reconsider the “sufficient” size of their nuclear weapons stockpile to scare off potential attackers, China’s Global Times said, pointing at the US’ “aggressive attitude” in the South China Sea and the Taiwan issue. One of the lessons China has to learn from the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit is that Washington respects military power in the first place and ...

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Florida cops won’t charge man in shocking parking lot shooting over state’s ‘stand your ground’ law

A Florida man who shot and killed another man in front of his children during an argument over a handicapped parking space will not face charges after the sheriff said the incident falls under the state’s “stand your ground” law. Michael Drejka, 47, escaped a murder charge after shooting father-of-three Markeis McGlockton, 28, in the chest following a row outside ...

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