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Twitter is down [UPDATE: It’s back]

Reports of Twitter being down are coming in from across the globe. The homepage and mobile app are currently down. The desktop API still works so users can connect to the service through apps like Tweetdeck and Tweetbot. According to downdetector.com, users are experiencing an outage across the world. The issue appeared at 9:50 AM EDT. Twitter has yet to comment ...

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White House walks back Nikki Haley statements on new Russia sanctions

The White House has walked back comments made by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who said that the US would impose fresh economic sanctions on Russia. Read more During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Haley said that the US would announce the new sanctions on Monday. Haley said the sanctions would be imposed over Russia’s continued ...

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'Security Council, unite’: US, UK & France want UN to back their illegal Syria strikes

Having set themselves above international law by bombing Syria without UN authorization, the US, the UK and France are now going calling on other countries to unite behind their fait accompli and endorse their actions. American, British and French ships and airplanes fired over 100 missiles at Syria Saturday morning, claiming it was in response to the alleged use of ...

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UN chief: Cold War back with a vengeance, keep things from spiraling out of control

The UN Secretary-General has warned the Security Council that the tensions in the Middle East are posing a threat to global peace and called on parties involved to prevent the looming military escalation over Syria. In his Friday address to the UN body tasked with preserving peace and international security, António Guterres said many conflicts in the Middle East have ...

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Cambridge University hits back at Zuckerberg’s shade

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the House yesterday was a mostly bland performance, punctuated by frequent claims not to know or remember certain fundamental aspects of his own business. But he gave a curiously specific and aggressive response to a question from congressman Eliot Engel. Starting from the premise that Facebook had been “deceived” by other players in the data ...

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News wars: Sinclair stations attack CNN with ‘hit back’ video

Affiliates of the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group shared a YouTube video slamming CNN on their websites. The video is titled: “Did CNN attack Sinclair for doing exactly what CNN has done for years?” CNN was one of several national broadcasters to criticize Sinclair, after it demanded that its anchors read a script verbatim praising the “quality, balanced journalism” of Sinclair ...

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China tells America to take its garbage back

Chinese customs officials have refused entry to 469 tons of solid waste from the US, the import of which has recently been banned, and sent the garbage back to America, Xinhua news agency reported. Inspectors in Hangzhou, the capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, found the shipment consisting of scrap paper mixed with waste metal parts and used drinking bottles, ...

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Russian stocks claw back losses after Monday rout

Moscow-traded stocks and the Russian ruble rebounded on Tuesday after suffering their worst session in four years as a result of the US sanctions list expansion against Russian businessmen and companies. The ruble-traded MICEX Index clawed back some ground, gaining 1.5 percent as of 13:18 Moscow time. The dollar-denominated RTS was down 1.5 percent. On Monday, it had dropped to ...

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Far Reich: Terrorist cell aiming to bring back German Empire raided by cops

German police have raided properties belonging to eight people suspected of being members of a new far-right terrorist group, the so-called ‘Reichsburger scene,’ which is seeking to restore the German Empire. Searches were carried out in three German states after police found evidence that the alleged members of the group held a meeting in the summer of 2017. Reichsburgers, which ...

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