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Macron vows to tighten media control because 'fake news threatens democracy'

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 00:51 France’s media watchdog will be given broader powers in 2018 to combat the “fake news” phenomenon which threatens democracy, President Emmanuel Macron promised during a New Year’s address to the press corps Wednesday. “I have decided that we will change our legal system to protect [our] democratic life from this ‘fake news,” Macron said ...

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Gold plated vodka bottle worth €1.3million snatched in raid at Denmark bar (PHOTO)

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 21:30 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 21:50 A gold and silver bottle of vodka purportedly worth in the region of €1.3 million has been stolen in a late night raid on a bar in Copenhagen. The Russo Baltique vodka bottle, which once appeared in the Netflix TV series House of Cards, was stolen from Cafe ...

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‘Queen of France’: Critics out in force as Brigitte Macron flouts presidential protocol

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 22:04 Brigitte Macron is being ridiculed online after refusing to follow protocol by standing behind her husband, French president Emmanuel, at official events. Some commentators have even started calling her the ‘Queen of France’. Not content with taking a backseat role, critics believe Mrs Macron sees herself as more of a ‘First Lady’ than simply ...

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Western media at a loss after Ukraine spooks boast ‘thwarting Kremlin hacking’ in unreadable English

Ukraine’s security service SBU was so anxious to recap its success in exposing two massive “Kremlin-backed” hacking attacks that it apparently got defeated by language barrier, puzzling Western journalists with convoluted text. The arcane-sounding statement was published by the SBU last Saturday. In it, the agency reported its effort to counter two separate cyberattacks that took place last year. “This ...

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Spate of violent offenses in Germany linked to inflow asylum seekers – study

The massive inflow of refugees into Germany has significantly contributed to the recent rise of violent crimes, a new study says. It adds that effective integration and more aid are needed to tackle the issue. Germany has been recording a decrease in violent offenses for more than seven years before the refugee crisis, with the total number of such crimes ...

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‘Hypocrital US demands Iran unblock protesters’ Instagram after ordering to block mine’ – Kadyrov

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has ripped into Facebook and the US government for the blocking of his social media handles, saying, Washington views support for Syria and Palestine’s Jerusalem claim as backing terrorism. In a message posted to Telegram Wednesday, Kadyrov accused the US of “hypocrisy” for condemning the Iranian government’s blocking of Instagram and Telegram during the ongoing protests, ...

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These fake images of ‘Iran’ are being shared on social media

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 17:58 With more than 20 people dead following anti-government protests across Iran, footage of mass demonstrations and violent clashes involving police and protesters have been shared liberally across social media in recent weeks. READ MORE: ‘Stop wasting time on posting useless and insulting tweets’ – Iranian FM to Trump First among these is a post ...

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Panther rips out man’s throat in private Moscow zoo

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 16:24 Edited time: 3 Jan, 2018 16:31 A man, said to be an animal keeper, fell victim to a horrific attack in a private Moscow zoo, as a panther ripped his throat open and escaped from its cage. The owner of the predator has reportedly refused to euthanize it. The attack took place in a ...

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‘Leader, we’re ready!’ 10,000s march in Iran in support of govt & Khamenei (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Following days of violent unrest gripping Iran, tens of thousands of people flocked to streets in the country’s major cities in a massive show of support for the government and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Massive pro-government rallies kicked off on Wednesday in different towns and cities, including Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Abadan, Gorgan and Qom, local media reported.  Chants of ...

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