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Celebrated doctor Hans Asperger helped Nazis to slaughter autistic children, research claims

A Vienna historian has made the disturbing claim that renowned Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger, the first to document the symptoms of autism, aided the Nazis in slaughtering disabled children. The Austrian doctor, who identified autism in 1938, and gave his name to a form of “high-functioning” autism, was complicit in the Nazi euthanasia program in Austria, Herwig Czech, a historian ...

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Macron claims he convinced Trump to stay in Syria 'for the long term'

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced his US counterpart that it was “necessary” to keep American troops in Syria. The White House has since reiterated that the troops will go home “as quickly as possible.” In a lengthy interview with French media on Sunday, Macron said he was the reason that US President Donald Trump reportedly decided that ...

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'Another fake': Russian senator refutes US claims of dual-purpose technologies supply to Syria

Russia has never supplied Syria with dual-purpose technologies that can be used in chemical weapons production, a top Russian senator said, calling claims by US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley “yet another fake.” Earlier, Haley told ‘Fox News Sunday’ that Washington is going to announce a new batch of sanctions against Russia on Monday, which will target “any sort ...

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State Dept claims US has proof Damascus was behind Douma 'attack,' but it's classified

The US State Department has claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was the perpetrator of an alleged chemical attack in Douma. It refused to make the evidence public, as the intelligence is “classified.” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Friday that the US has “a very high level of confidence” that it was the Syrian government that ...

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Late Saudi Prince owed French firm $110,000 for private porn shoots, lawsuit claims

A French court heard that Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal had a penchant for commissioning private porn films. A producer claims that when he passed away in 2015, the Saudi left the company out of pocket to the tune of $ 110,000. Prince Saud al-Faisal, who served as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister for 40 years until his death, was a regular ...

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Bellingcat blogger slammed on Twitter for refusing to debate MIT professor on Syria claims

Amateur war-crimes investigator and full-time blogger at the Bellingcat website, Eliot Higgins, has turned down an invitation to debate a prominent MIT physicist on the issue of chemical-weapons use in the Syrian conflict. Journalist Aaron Mate attempted to set up a debate between Higgins and Theodore Postol, professor emeritus of Science, Technology, and International Security at MIT, a month ago. ...

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Trade wars: Trump claims Chinese president 'will take down' barriers harming US economy

As trade tensions threaten to boil over between the two nations, US President Donald Trump insists his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will scrap barriers to commerce “because it is the right thing to do.” Washington is seeking to cut a deal with the Chinese government to eradicate a trade deficit and allow US products to enter the market in Asia ...

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Former Mt. Gox CEO claims he ‘doesn’t want’ $1 billion in leftover liquidation funds

The former chief executive of Mt. Gox, once the largest bitcoin exchange, said that he found the billion dollar windfall, which will come about as a result of the exchange’s bankruptcy procedures, to be “distasteful.” Mark Karpeles who was talking at a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, said the exchange would receive more than “160,000 bitcoin and bitcoin cash” ($ 1 ...

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Twitter claims more progress on squeezing terrorist content

Twitter has put out its latest Transparency Report providing an update on how many terrorist accounts it has suspended on its platform — with a cumulative 1.2 million+ suspensions since August 2015. During the reporting period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 — for this, Twitter’s 12th Transparency Report — the company says a total of 274,460 accounts were permanently ...

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Cambridge Analytica denies accessing data on 87M Facebook users, claims 30M

Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users. Instead, it claims it only “licensed data for no more than 30 million people” from Dr. Aleksandr Kogan’s research company Global Science Research. It also claims none of this data was used in work on the 2016 US presidential election ...

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