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'Propaganda never takes time off': Putin 'hunts tigers' during his holidays, French TV claims

We’re all used to the media gasping for air when they see Putin fishing or doing the butterfly stroke in a Siberian lake, but the French must have thought: well, if he does that, he probably hunts tigers, too, right? The report on holiday activities of the heads of states which surprisingly (or not) started with the Russian leader was ...

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‘She’s a lowlife!’ Trump explodes over former aide Omarosa’s claims of his ‘racist’ rants

President Trump has called his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “lowlife,” after the former contestant on the Apprentice reality tv show, in her upcoming memoir, accused the US leader of being racist. “Lowlife. She’s a lowlife,” Donald Trump said Saturday, after being asked by a New York Times correspondent if he feels “betrayed by Omarosa?” After her abrupt dismissal ...

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The Russians are coming… to hit Florida's midterms, Democratic senator claims

Florida election officials say they have “zero information” about a threat of Russian hacking in the midterm election, after Senator Bill Nelson claimed the Ruskies have already penetrated the election systems of some counties. Nelson, the lone statewide elected Democrat in Republican-dominated Florida, is facing a tough electoral battle against Governor Rick Scott, who is term-limited and wants to take ...

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Infowars’ Alex Jones claims 5.6 million extra subscribers since being censored, so did he win?

In the battle to have Alex Jones and Infowars purged from social media, it’s not obvious who won. Jones’ critics are celebrating because he’s been deplatformed, while he claims to have 5.6 million extra subscribers as a result. Jones and his right-wing conspiracy platform, Infowars, have been wiped off YouTube, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify, Stitcher, and Pinterest, among others. The ...

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Leaked UN report claims North Korea's nuclear & missile programs still active

North Korea has not abandoned its nuclear and missile programs, despite this year’s earlier diplomatic breakthroughs and destruction of test sites, Reuters reports, citing a confidential UN paper. The leaked report is purportedly a six-month review by unnamed independent experts monitoring the implementation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and was submitted to the relevant UN committee late on ...

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‘Insults and pathetic lies’: Russian diplomat slams WaPo over praise for Bellingcat MH17 claims

Russia has done everything to help the MH17 investigation, yet to its disgrace the Washington Post chooses to believe fake social media ‘investigators’ and cherry-pick facts, a senior Russian diplomat writes. Dmitry Polyanskiy, first deputy permanent representative at the Russian mission to the UN, sent an open letter to the Post on Friday, after a July 25 story in the ...

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Guardian claims Russian mole with access to 'confidential' info was purged from US embassy in Moscow

The Secret Service has dismissed the report that a Russian employee at the US Moscow embassy, who was reportedly fired after her contacts with the Russian intelligence came to light, had access to secret data. The woman was reportedly dismissed from her job last summer over the allegations of her ties to the Russian intelligence, according to the Guardian citing ...

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Blue Lives Matter claims Facebook’s ‘fake news’ rules have halved its audience

Blue Lives Matter, a group advocating for greater protections for police in the US, has claimed that Facebook’s new rules to combat fake news has almost halved the number of people it can reach on the platform. The group said that the introduction of Facebook’s quality surveys, in which the platform asks users to rate a news source in terms ...

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Record turnout in Cambodia’s election amid claims of crackdown & US meddling (VIDEO)

Cambodia’s general election on Sunday showed an impressive turnout of more than 82 percent. The vote, which is set to return Prime Minister Hun Sen to power, was marred by allegations of US meddling and of a crackdown on critics. With vote-counting underway, the National Election Commission (NEC) said the election saw a record turnout of 82.71%. The NEC chairman ...

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Man accused of shooting migrant worker in Italy claims he meant to hit pigeon

A man from the north-eastern Italian province of Vicenza has been charged with causing serious bodily harm after allegedly shooting a migrant worker in the back. He claims he was targeting a pigeon, ANSA news agency reports. The migrant was shot from behind while he was working on some scaffolding, seven meters off the ground by a shot aimed from ...

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