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House and Senate put Zuckerberg on notice: “You are the right person to testify before Congress”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been rather scarce lately, despite a host of woes besetting his company — but Wednesday he emerged from his cocoon to offer a limp apology, admit they had no control over data like that used by Cambridge Analytica, and that he “will happily” testify before Congress if he’s the right person to do so. Well, ...

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BMW aims to finalize Russian autoplant deal before end of 2018

German auto giant BMW is keen to finalize negotiations on the construction of a plant in Kaliningrad, Russia, this year. The company is now in negotiations with Russian partners, regional and federal authorities. Read more “We are aimed at completing the negotiations and signing a contract during this year,” BMW Group AG Oliver Zipse, told the TASS news agency. BMW ...

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Evidence before accusations: Austria asks for full-fledged Skripal investigation

It’s premature to pin the blame in the Skripal poisoning case without first conducting a proper investigation, Austria’s foreign minister has said. The UK has already picked Russia as a boogey man in the incident. Read more Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Karin Kneissl said that she viewed the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, ...

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Florida bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks 2 days before fatal incident

Damning new evidence reveals that an engineer working on the pedestrian bridge in Greater Miami, Florida, that collapsed on Thursday had attempted to report damage days before the incident took place. Just three days after the Florida International University bridge, designed by FIGG Bridge Engineers, “swung into place,” the project’s lead engineer, Denney Pate, left a voicemail message for a ...

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Feinstein asks CIA to declassify Gina Haspel post 9-11 torture documents before confirmation

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has asked the CIA to declassify documents related to Deputy Director Gina Haspel’s reported involvement in the agency’s post-September 11 torture program. Trump has tapped Haspel to take over as the agency’s next director after current director Mike Pompeo leaves to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. “As we move forward with the nomination process ...

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‘I considered driving a taxi for living before a job came up in Moscow’ – Putin

After the downfall of his patron, Anatoly Sobchak, Vladimir Putin turned down a job in the new St. Petersburg administration and considered driving a taxi to provide for his family, the Russian president recalled in an interview. Sobchak was the first and only mayor of St. Petersburg. In 1996, he failed in his bid for re-election to the office, which ...

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Sessions could fire ex-FBI McCabe just 4 days before he retires

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could fire ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe four days before he officially retires, jeopardizing his pension. McCabe retired ahead of a report on the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails. The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation to terminate McCabe after a report from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general determined that McCabe had ...

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WATCH: NYC helicopter crash victims filmed moments before fatal plunge

Unsettling footage posted to Instagram shows the victims of the helicopter crash in New York City excitedly taking off just minutes before they would plunge into the East River. The pilot was the lone survivor of the incident. Business Insider video journalist Trevor Cadigan, 26, shared the footage on his Instagram ‘story’ as the doomed helicopter lifted into the air ...

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96yo ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ dies before prison sentence begins

Former Nazi concentration camp accountant Oskar Groening, convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews, will never serve his prison term. Having exhausted all his appeals, Groening, 96, has died in hospital. Former SS sergeant Groening was handed down a prison sentence in what is viewed as one of the last major Holocaust trials, in July, 2015. ...

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In CPAC speech, Trump baldly goes where no president has gone before

President Donald Trump took time out from his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to address the elephant in the room, or rather, the huge bald patch hiding under his hair. Trump’s hidden, gaping bald patch set the internet alight earlier this month when it was spotted under his mane exposed by a cruel gust of wind. Trump, who ...

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