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Nosey neighbors: Austria demands Germany come clean on alleged massive state-level spying

Austria has urged Berlin to “clarify” allegations of large-scale surveillance conducted by German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in the early 2000s, following a damning report on German spying activities in Austrian media. “There must be no such thing among friendly states,” Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, at an extraordinary press conference in Vienna on Saturday. According to a report, published ...

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Facebook demands advertisers have consent for email/phone targeting

Facebook is hoping to avoid another privacy scandal by adding new accountability and transparency requirements for businesses that use its Custom Audiences too to target you with ads based on your email address or phone number. Starting July 2nd, advertisers will have to declare whether contact info uploaded for ad targeting was collected with proper user consent by them, one ...

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'Europe must buy our oil’: Iranian leader lays out demands for Europe to keep nuclear deal

Iran’s Supreme Leader said Europe must make up for any and all adverse effects the US pullout from the nuclear deal might have on its economy and not seek to include its ballistic missile program and regional policy in the deal. The list of conditions under which Iran would stay in the nuclear deal was laid out by the country’s ...

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Pompeo's demands don't make it easier for West to influence Iran, says EU foreign policy chief

The 12-point US ultimatum to Tehran does nothing to further talks with the Islamic Republic on issues not covered by the nuclear deal, nor does it make the world safer, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. The top EU diplomat has been dismissive of the Trump administration’s plan to coax Iran into a new deal by demanding an array ...

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‘US can’t decide for the world:’ Rouhani rejects Pompeo’s Iran demands

Published time: 21 May, 2018 17:45 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected demands made of Tehran by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, vowing to continue “our path,” insisting that the era when the US could “decide for the world” is over. The US government has regressed 15 years, back to “Bush Jr.’s era” and is once again trying to ...

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Spend on schools or bow to US demands? German politicians debate NATO strategy

US President Donald Trump has accused Germany of not contributing enough to the NATO budget – but will German Chancellor Angela Merkel dance to Washington’s tune? Politicians on both sides of Germany’s political spectrum shared their views with RT. On Thursday, Trump warned NATO members that they will be “dealt with” if they fail to fulfill their financial obligations to ...

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Amid Prince Charles' visit, Greece demands return of Elgin Marbles looted by Brits 200yrs ago

Hosting Prince Charles and his spouse, the Greek president demanded that the UK return the precious Parthenon Marbles, which were seized in the early 19th century by Thomas Elgin and exhibited in the British Museum since then. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos voiced the request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the middle of a visit by Prince Charles ...

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Ethiopia demands UK return pillaged treasure taken 150 years ago (DEBATE)

Ethiopia is calling for the return of valuable artefacts plundered by British forces 150 years ago. The East African treasures are currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The country has demanded that all of the looted antiquities be sent back to Ethiopia on a permanent basis, refusing an offer of a long-term loan by the ...

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'Blatant censorship': Kaspersky Lab demands public explanation from Twitter after ads ban

Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab ads from its platform and, two months on, has failed to explain the decision. The head of the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm is now demanding public answers about an apparent act of censorship. On Friday, Eugene Kaspersky, the head of Kaspersky Lab, revealed in a blog post that Twitter has banned the adverts of the Russian company. ...

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Russia demands compensation over US steel & aluminum tariffs

Moscow has sent a request to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the US decision to levy duties on steel and aluminum imports, according to a Russian statement published by the WTO on Thursday. “Although the United States presented the measures at issue as being adopted to address the threat that imports of steel and aluminum pose to the ...

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