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‘Let’s make things clear’: EU bites back at Salvini’s claim that it’s responsible for Genoa tragedy

The EU has hit back at claims by Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that the bloc is to blame for the Genoa motorway bridge collapse that killed 39 people on Tuesday, plunging the country into a state of emergency. Some 24 hours after the tragic event in the northern city, Salvini, leader of the Euroskeptic Northern League, said the EU’s ...

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Facebook is going back to college

Ryan Craig Contributor More posts by this contributor Broadening education investments to full-stack solutions College for the 21st century Kids these days take a greater interest in practical things than we give them credit for. For example, this summer my 12-year-old son Leo was at sleepaway camp in Canada. When we received his first letter home, among camp platitudes, the ...

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After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them

Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance. On Wednesday, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance, which had allowed the ex-spymaster to continue to access classified documents since he resigned last January. The White House ...

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Back US on Iran sanctions or face 'serious consequences' for business – ambassador to UK

In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US’ top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of “serious consequences” for businesses who flaunt Washington’s sanctions. Accusing Iran of “squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities abroad,” US Ambassador Woody Johnson’s op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK ...

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Who’s the boss? US officials work behind Trump’s back to broker NATO deal – report

US President Donald Trump is deemed a hurdle to foreign policy by his own administration, the New York Times has alleged, in an explosive piece detailing the lengths high-level officials would go to to circumvent the POTUS. According to the New York Times, national security adviser John Bolton and other officials worked together to ensure that July’s NATO declaration –usually ...

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Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Once the new bill is passed into law, the Russian government will specify the formal procedure under which convicts should apply for the cancellation of their punishment because of poor health. It ...

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Otto co-founder Lior Ron is back at Uber

Lior Ron, the co-founder of the controversial self-driving technology company Otto, is returning to Uber to head up its trucking logistics company, Uber Freight, TechCrunch has confirmed. Both Ron and his co-founder and ex-Googler Anthony Levandowski went to Uber after it acquired Otto in August of 2016. However, Levandowski was fired from Uber after pleading the Fifth Amendment to his ...

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‘I want my daughter to have a future’: Returning Syrian refugees explain urge to come back home

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One man who’s already moved back ...

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Germany mulls bringing back conscription to boost falling army numbers

Seven years after abolishing conscription, Angela Merkel’s party has floated the idea of bringing back mandatory military service. The proposal, which doesn’t sit well with everyone in Germany, has stirred a nationwide debate. The discussion unfolded after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, secretary general of Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic (CDU) Party surprisingly proposed the reintroduction of national service. “I can promise now – ...

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‘At night I dreamt I was back home,’ says Russian climber rescued at 6300m after 6 days with no food

A Pakistani helicopter narrowly avoided an accident to airlift Alexander Gukov from an altitude of 6300m on Latok-1, six days after he was trapped, when his climbing partner fell to his death in a doomed never-done-before ascent. RT’s video news agency Ruptly became the first news outlet to speak to Gukov as he landed in Skardu, in northeast Pakistan. Asked ...

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