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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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‘Unpatriotic' for UK firms to attend Russian economic forum, claims US-born fraudster Browder

US-born British investor William Browder, who gave up his US citizenship to avoid paying taxes and was later convicted of tax fraud in Russia, has slammed BP boss Bob Dudley’s plans to attend the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. “I think that any self-respecting CEO would be very foolish to send anyone to that forum,” Browder, whose investment fund was once ...

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‘There is no hell’: Italian publisher claims Pope Francis denied existence of underworld

The pope’s most famous atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, has once again claimed that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell while also alleging that the pontiff doesn’t believe human souls are eternal. “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will ...

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Kadyrov can punish Russia's enemies under the law, not 'cowboy justice,' Chechen minister claims

Ramzan Kadyrov can punish all of Russia’s enemies without using “outlaw methods.” A government minister made the assertion while commenting on the Ukrainian man who spread fake news about the Russian shopping mall fire. “We are not some cowboys to put a price on someone’s head,” Chechen Minister for Information and External Relations Djambulat Umarov said in an interview with ...

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Facebook data misuse scandal affects “substantially” more than 50M, claims Wylie

Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share price of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is substantially larger than has been reported so far. Giving evidence ...

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‘It is OVER!’ Dotcom claims victory in US extradition case

Kim Dotcom has declared his extradition case to be “over.” This comes after a Human Rights Review Tribunal in New Zealand ruled that the country’s Attorney General unlawfully withheld information about his case. The case relates to an urgent information privacy request submitted by Dotcom to New Zealand’s 28 government ministers and their departments in July 2015. The request was ...

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MSNBC host claims Obama admin was ‘virtually scandal-free’

Within the memory of Mike Barnicle, co-host of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ show, the administration of former president Barack Obama was “virtually scandal-free.” Barnicle asked Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs about “the damage that’s being done to the institution of the presidency today” in comparison to the “virtually scandal-free” Obama presidency. But he wasn’t finished there. Barnicle went on to remind ...

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