Daily Archives: September 2, 2018

US police arrest 'China's Jeff Bezos' over suspected sexual misconduct

Minnesota police briefly arrested the CEO of e-commerce giant JD.com, and one of China’s richest men, on suspicion of sexual misconduct. The businessman has been released pending complaint. Liu Qiangdong, founder and CEO of JD.com, an online shopping site that has drawn investments from Google and Walmart, was arrested by Minneapolis police on Friday about midnight and released the next ...

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400 inmates break out of prison in Libya amid fierce militia infighting

Some 400 people have reportedly escaped from a prison in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli. The area has been engulfed in heavy infighting between rival militias for days. A state of emergency has been imposed in the city. The inmates poured out of the prison’s gate, with guards fearing for their own safety as the four-hundred-strong crowd stormed ...

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Brazil National Museum housing 20mn+ exhibits devoured by massive blaze (PHOTOS)

The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro has been hit by a massive fire on Sunday night, with images from the scene showing the entire building engulfed in flames. The cause of the blaze is unknown so far. No-one was injured in the fire, which started after the museum was closed for the day, local media report. About 50 ...

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Julian Assange's associate cyber security expert mysteriously missing in Norway

Police in Norway are looking into the disappearance of Arjien Kamphuis, a Dutch citizen with links to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Versions on Twitter have ranged from a hiking incident, to a secret assignment, to a CIA hit. Kamphuis, a cyber security expert and co-author of a handbook for investigative journalists on how to keep themselves and their work safe ...

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German police officers who gave Nazi salutes suspended after alcohol-induced antics

Two police officers and a security guard are under investigation in Germany for allegedly giving banned Nazi salutes while drunk at a bar. The incident comes as German police battle accusations of links to the far-right. Law enforcement was notified of the offensive behavior by a witness who was also at the bar in the city of Rosenheim, Bavarian police ...

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'Love story over': Macron says EU can't rely on US for security – is it time to start wooing Russia?

Emmanuel Macron’s remark that Europe can’t rely on the US for security, along with hints at rapprochement with Russia, show a rift in EU-Washington ties – a relationship that’s crumbling amid pressure to end sanction policies. “Europe can no longer rely on the United States for its security,” the French President said in a recent foreign policy speech in Paris. ...

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‘Photo coming soon’: White House coin marks Trump-Putin Helsinki summit as ‘historic moment’

Although US President Donald Trump has come under fire for daring to have a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House is making no apologies. It’s even released a commemorative coin marking the event. The “Kremlin Summit in Helsinki” coin has been listed on the White House gift shop website for $ 100. However it can be purchased ...

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‘Ditch refugee institution, look at real numbers’: Netanyahu praises US for axing UNRWA funding

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thrown his support behind the US decision to pull funding from the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the aid group of inflating the number of refugees it assists. Speaking at Yad Binyamin on Sunday, Netanyahu said UNRWA is “perpetuating” the plight of refugees and that by pulling funding, the US is “finally beginning ...

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Desperate for collusion proof, FBI ‘tried & failed to recruit Russian oligarchs’ – report

FBI agents tried to turn Russia’s once-richest man into a US mole, according to an explosive NYT report. It claims that Oleg Deripaska was one of six oligarchs targeted for information in a Russiagate-related intelligence flop. According to reports by the New York Times, the US government pushed oligarchs with perceived links to President Vladimir Putin for information. Deripaska was ...

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Rallies against raising of retirement age held in Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Two rallies against pension reform have been held in Russia’s capital. Some 8,000 people turned up at the events, while organizers claimed “tens of thousands” were in attendance. Russia’s Communist Party staged its rally at Sakharov Avenue in central Moscow. Some 6,000 gathered at the event, according to official data from Moscow police. The organizers, however, claimed that more than ...

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