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Russian ombudsman wants nationwide block on AliExpress over fears for kids’ health

The Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed developing a procedure for blocking AliExpress and similar e-trading platforms, as they can bypass regulations to sell goods that are dangerous for children. Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova sent a letter containing this proposal to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika in late September, Kommersant daily reported on Thursday. READ MORE: Duma committee approves draft law ...

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Catalans block roads & railway station on the anniversary of independence vote (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Hundreds of people have staged a sit-in at a train station and paralyzed traffic in some areas of Catalonia as they marked the anniversary of the region’s attempt to push for its independence from Spain. The protests, organized by pro-independence groups known under the name of The Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR), hit major the AP-7 highway ...

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‘Lives in danger’: Dozens of Afghan ex-workers block Bundeswehr base, demand asylum in Germany

Camp Marmal, the German Army’s largest overseas base, has reportedly been blocked by dozens of Afghan ex-workers, who say they fear for their lives after working for the Bundeswehr. They are demanding asylum in Germany. As many as 150 people are protesting at the gateway to Camp Marmal, a German-run military base in the north of Afghanistan, Spiegel magazine reported. ...

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Kavanaugh accuser comes forward as Democrats seek to block SCOTUS nomination

A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has revealed her name and said she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Democrats fight to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The accuser, Christine Blassey Ford, is “willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth,” her attorney Debra Katz told NBC on Monday. Ford ...

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Facebook restores Telesur page with vague explanation of controversial block

The English language page of the Latin American channel Telesur has reappeared on Facebook after two days. The social network offered a vague technical explanation for the move that sparked concerns of censorship worldwide. “The team informs me that there was instability on the platform, which caused this problem, but now everything should be in order,” Telesur quoted a support ...

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Chilling precedent? InfoWars block exposes Big Tech as no friend of free speech

The US Constitution explicitly forbids government censorship. So the Silicon Valley big tech companies named themselves the gatekeepers of goodthink, de-platforming anyone who runs afoul of their arbitrary ‘community standards.’ Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars, has often been derided by establishment media as a conspiracy theorist. Yet on Monday, Apple, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook proved right the motto of ...

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Iran supreme leader threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if its own are stopped

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that no country in the region will export oil if Iran’s exports are stopped. The same threat was earlier voiced by President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking to Iranian ambassadors and senior diplomats on Saturday, Khamenei backed Rouhani’s earlier warning to close the Strait of Hormuz, thus blocking all oil shipments from the Persian ...

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US oil touches $75 amid fears Iran will block Middle East shipments

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark, has surged to $ 75 per barrel for the first time since the oil crisis of 2014. Read more The movement came after Iran reportedly threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf if Washington pressed ahead with sanctions against Iran. On Wednesday, the WTI slipped to $ 74.59 per barrel, ...

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Facebook bug temporarily unblocked people from 800,000+ block lists

If you block someone on Facebook, you probably want them to… you know, stay blocked. At least until you say otherwise. Facebook has just disclosed that around 800,000 users were impacted by a bug that silently unblocked “some” people they had blocked. The bug was live from May 29 until June 5, the company says. Worth noting: The bug didn’t ...

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‘Strategic partners? Don’t wrong us then’ – Erdogan tells US over plans to block F-35 sales

President Erdogan warned NATO ally the US that it should behave more like a strategic partner rather than place legal hurdles for Turkish arms deals. The remark was in response to US plans to block F-35 sales to Ankara. “We say that the US is our strategic partner. As our strategic partner, the US should not say we should knock ...

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