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Another vote bites the dust – Brian May tells RT about his campaign for electoral reform

Ex-Queen guitarist Brian May sat down with Going Underground’s Afshin Rattansi; during their candid chat, the impassioned political enthusiast vowed to bring back his Common Decency campaign in time for the next general election. Frustrated by the British voting system, the music superstar established ‘Common Decency’ (CD) in 2015. The CD campaign aims to persuade those who feel that there ...

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Bombshells or duds? What latest FBI texts actually reveal about Obama, Clinton & Trump probe

Thousands of texts between two FBI officials involved in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia probes are being filtered through Washington’s partisan lens, with Republicans seeing treason and Democrats saying they amount to nothing. Messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau attorney Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair at the time, were included in a 54-page appendix to ...

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'Not just about looking pretty': Grid girls slam F1 decision to ditch female roles at races

Formula 1 has ended its tradition of ‘grid girls,’ but those affected say their job wasn’t just about “looking pretty.” They say they “brought people together,” and that their absence will see fewer people buying F1 tickets. Speaking to RT, former grid girl Sophie Wright said her job was no different from other types of branding and advertisements seen today. ...

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Warsaw won’t listen to Israeli minister's ‘truth’ about Poland’s role in the Holocaust

Israel’s Education Minister, who ahead of a planned trip to Poland said he was going to set the record straight on Polish complicity in the Holocaust, has seen his visit canceled amid a diplomatic row between Warsaw and Tel Aviv. “The Polish government canceled my visit to Poland because I mentioned the crimes of its people. It was my honor,” ...

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‘Truth about Tech’: Ex-Silicon Valley insiders launch campaign against ‘erosive’ social networks

Ex-Silicon Valley executives, who helped to build Google and Facebook into the tech giants they are today, are joining forces to challenge the companies’ “erosive” effect on society and create a cultural awakening. The Center for Humane Technology – co-founded by Tristan Harris – a former design ethicist at Google, is working with non-profit Common Sense Media to launch its Truth about Tech ...

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Tory infighting, plots & bungled EU talks: The signs Theresa May is about to fall

A Tory civil war is tearing a hole in Theresa May’s “strong and stable” facade. As questions mount over her ability to lead and Brexit talks come to the crunch, it’s uncertain whether the embattled PM will survive the crossfire. May is facing attacks from all sides of the Conservative party, with Brexiteers insisting she is not being tough on ...

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What we know about Boeing’s hypersonic strike aircraft that aims to ‘circle the world in 1-3 hours’

Few details have emerged since the aerospace company Boeing revealed plans for a new hypersonic aircraft with surveillance and strike capabilities. It aims to build it in the next 10-20 years but already faces some competition. Aviation Week reported that the design for the aircraft, thought to be named “Valkyrie II,” was first unveiled at the American Institute of Aeronautics ...

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‘We are going to win:’ Trump can't do anything about FBI despite GOP memo – former CIA official

The FBI need not worry despite the release of the GOP memo alleging the FBI’s surveillance abuse against Donald Trump, because the Bureau has been in the game much longer than the current president, says an ex-CIA analyst. “I know how this game is going to be played. We are going to win,” Philip Mudd, a former CIA analyst told ...

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US has no evidence of sarin use by Syrian govt, still concerned about Assad – Mattis

Washington has no evidence that the chemical agent sarin has ever been used by the Syrian government, Pentagon chief James Mattis has admitted. It did not stop him from still being concerned about Assad, though. “We do not have evidence of it,” the US Defense Secretary told journalists, referring to the alleged use of sarin nerve agent by Syrian government ...

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Republican memo: What you need to know about alleged FBI & DOJ abuses

The four-page memo compiled by the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee accuses the Obama administration’s FBI and DOJ of securing a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign based on the notorious ‘Steele dossier.’ The memo’s main points state the following:   –  The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal FISA applications ...

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