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US citizens will not be interrogated by Moscow, but hope is 12 Russians will be in US – White House

Donald Trump has turned down Vladimir Putin’s proposal to allow Russian investigators interview Americans suspected of crimes, but still expects 12 Russians blamed of election meddling to arrive in the US, the White House said. “It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it. Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 ...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century ...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century regulators. Zuckerberg himself reiterated that regulation is necessary, provided it is the ...

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Challenge for the state? 2,000 ‘Reich Citizens,’ extremists have gun permits in Germany

Almost 2,000 far-right extremists have gun permits in Germany, local media reports, citing federal government data. Opponents insist Berlin is sweeping the problem under the carpet, as such people can be a challenge for the state. At least 1,200 so-called ‘Reich Citizens,’ who reject the legitimacy of the German government, and 750 far-right extremists have a permit for one or ...

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All Russian citizens who fight for Islamic State will face criminal prosecution – senior diplomat

Over 4,000 Russian citizens are currently fighting on the terrorists’ side in Syria, but all of them will face criminal charges if they return home, the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov has said. “Russian law enforcement agencies currently possess information about over 4,000 Russian citizens who have left our country in order to participate in armed formations [in Syria],” ...

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‘Don’t have oral sex, your mouth’s for eating’: Ugandan president warns citizens

The president of Uganda has issued a public warning to citizens of the central African country: Don’t perform oral sex. Speaking during a televised press conference last week, President Yoweri Museveni spoke of the “wrong practices indulged in and promoted by” groups of non-nationals. “The mouth is for eating, not for sex,” he said, adding: “We know the address of ...

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Russian civil servants’ careers now depend on internet reviews from citizens

The Russian government has changed the assessment criteria for civil servants – now their careers will depend on feedback from ordinary citizens, as well as their reactions to reviews posted on the internet. The order, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and published on the government’s website on Friday, details the rules by which the work of heads of regional ...

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Ukrainian interior minister faces probe for barring Russian citizens from polling stations

Russia’s Investigative Committee has started a criminal investigation into Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on charges of barring Russian citizens from voting in Ukraine during the presidential elections on March 18. “According to data possessed by investigators, Avakov ordered his subordinates in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry – which provided security in Russian diplomatic institutions in Kiev, Lvov, Odessa and Kharkov ...

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Hong Kong’s massive cash giveaway: 2.8 million citizens to get $510 each

The government of Hong Kong has announced its decision to share the city’s record $ 18 billion surplus with more than one-third of its residents. “[We are] trying to cover more people who may not directly benefit from the budget,” said Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po at a press conference on Friday. According to him, the handout was meant for ...

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Russia to blacklist more US citizens in reply to latest sanctions – senior diplomat

Russia is preparing a mirror reply to the latest broadening of the anti-Russian restrictions by the US, says Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. He added that those who initiated the confrontation are “playing with fire.” “On our side from the very beginning we are maintaining parity on the number of persons listed on sanctions registers. So this time we will ...

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