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Trumps leaves door open when asked about Crimea recognition

In comments sure to ruffle some ‘Russiagate’ feathers, Donald Trump hinted that he may consider recognizing Crimea as a part of Russia. The remark comes two weeks before his historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, was asked if Washington would accept Russia’s claim to Crimea. The ...

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Trump asked Macron to quit EU for more profitable trade deal – WaPo report

Donald Trump asked Emmanuel Macron to leave the EU in exchange for quite a profitable bilateral trade deal with better terms that the one the union offered, the Washington Post reports, citing official European sources. The article titled “Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union” was written by Josh Rogin, an American journalist who also contributes to CNN. Written ...

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Pentagon asked to accommodate ‘alien family population’ of 12,000

The Pentagon has been requested to house and take care of some 12,000 illegal immigrants at its military bases along the Mexican border, to help the White House impose its “zero-tolerance” policy. “The Department of Defense has received a request for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security to house and care for an alien family population of up to ...

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What Putin said when asked ‘when he started to believe in God’

Russian President Vladimir Putin says religion helps people in difficult times, but dodged questions about his own faith during the Direct Line live broadcast with the Russian public. “This is a very personal question, and it is hard to talk about it in public,” Putin said during the marathon Q&A session in a Moscow studio on Thursday, when asked about ...

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US wouldn’t admit backing ‘euro-meddler’ Soros, yet Moscow’s asked to comment on troll farms – Putin

The US State Department would never admit to backing George Soros’s alleged attempts to “rock the euro,” yet Kremlin is being told to come clean on private internet companies meddling in politics, Vladimir Putin told Austrian TV. In an interview published Monday, Armin Wolf of the Austrian state ORF channel went full steam ahead into the issue of the so-called ...

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Be nice & don’t spread manure: Canadian farmers asked to avoid smelly fertilizer during G7

Farmers in Charlevoix, Quebec were urged not to spread smelly fertilizer before the G7 summit in order to protect high-ranking guests from an unpleasant odor, according to media reports. The move may jeopardize crops, however. The call for farmers to avoid spreading manure on their fields came ahead of the G7 summit, which will take place in Charlevoix on June ...

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‘I can’t say’: Education Sec. DeVos scores an ‘F’ when asked about her state’s schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces public backlash after she confessed she did not know how public schools were performing in her home state of Michigan. DeVos has been pushing reductions in funding for public schools. Trump’s Secretary of Education was quizzed about school performance in the US, in an interview with Lesley Stahl on the CBS 60 Minutes program on ...

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Facebook says it mistakenly asked users for views on grooming

In today’s episode of ‘wtf was the tech industry thinking’, Facebook has been caught asking users if they think it’s okay for an adult man to ask a 14-year-old girl for “sexual pictures” in a private chat. The Guardian reported that Facebook ran the survey on Sunday asking a portion of its users how they thought it should handle grooming behavior. ...

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‘I’m not racist’: Donald Trump would apologize over retweet of far-right Britain First (if asked)

US President Donald Trump said he would apologize for retweeting Islamophobic videos by far-right group Britain First if he was asked to, adding he is “often the least racist person” anyone could ever meet. The president came under fire in November after sharing anti-Muslim videos from the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen’s Twitter page. Talking to ITV Good Morning Britain ...

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Sophia bot freezes when asked how corruption in Ukraine can be defeated – MP

The gynoid chat bot Sophia, who was brought to the ongoing Davos World Economic Forum as part of its entertainment program, was reportedly rendered unresponsive when asked how Ukraine’s endemic corruption problem can be solved. The episode was described by Ukrainian MP Alyona Shkrum on her Facebook page. When Sophia was brought to Ukraine House at the Swiss resort, somebody ...

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