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WikiLeaks calls for Coinbase boycott after ban from cryptocurrency exchange

WikiLeaks is calling for a global blockade of one of the world’s largest exchanges for crypto-trading, Coinbase, after the company banned the WikiLeaks Shop from its platform “without explanation.” The whistleblowing organization claims the cryptocurrency payments processor is responding to a “concealed influence,” and is urging members of the digital currency community to boycott it. WikiLeaks will call for a ...

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Kremlin calls for restraint in ‘already fragile’ Syria as West eyes military options

Moscow has warned against doing anything that could “further destabilize” Syria as the situation heats up in the region. The call comes as Western powers consider a military response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Read more “As before, we still hope that all sides will avoid any steps that a) are not really provoked by anything, and b) ...

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UNSC fails to pass 3 resolutions on Syria 'chem attack' as Russia calls for restraint

The Russian envoy to the UN called on the West to “refrain from plans” it might be harboring for Syria, after three consecutive resolutions to investigate the alleged recent chemical attack near Damascus failed to pass. The latest resolution to fail was a Russian-sponsored draft backing an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission at the site ...

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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls ‘total witch hunt’

FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) claims to have had an affair with Trump a decade ago, and was paid $ 130,000 in the weeks before the 2016 election to keep ...

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Moscow calls ‘chemical attack’ in Douma ‘fake news,’ warns against Syrian intervention

Reports of an alleged gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma are ‘fake news’ aimed at justifying potential strikes against Syria, Moscow said. It warned of “dire consequences” in the event of any military interference. The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the latest reports about a chemical attack that allegedly affected dozens of civilians in the militant-controlled town of Douma. ...

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Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can either be streamed live or imported into other apps for ...

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OPCW inspection in Russia amid Moscow’s calls for transparency in Skripal case

As Moscow urges full transparency in the case of Sergei Skripal’s poisoning, experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have paid a visit to Russia. Inspectors arrived to monitor compliance with the organization’s rules last week. The checks were reported by the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), on Friday. The report, however, didn’t ...

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Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting over Skripal affair

Russia has requested an open session of the US Security Council on Thursday to discuss the accusations from the UK that Moscow used a nerve agent against former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England last month. The use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere is “inadmissible and must be investigated and punished,” Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vasily ...

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US to deploy 5 Ospreys to Tokyo base ahead of schedule despite Japanese calls to ground aircraft

The US military announced it will deploy five Air Force CV-22 Ospreys to a base in Tokyo, more than a year early. It follows a series of issues with the tilt-rotor aircraft, including a crash that killed three US marines. The Ospreys are due to arrive at Yokota Air Base in the Japanese capital later this week. The arrival will ...

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Netanyahu calls Erdogan 'a butcher' in war of words over Gaza violence

Insults and veiled threats have been exchanged between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli PM branded the Turkish leader “a butcher” after Erdogan called him “a terrorist” over the IDF’s use of force in Gaza. The hostility between Netanyahu and Erdogan culminated on Sunday, when the Turkish president accused the Israeli prime minister of being “a terrorist” in ...

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