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‘Ultimately done damage’: Haspel condemns CIA torture in attempt to win over Democrats

Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director, has penned a letter admitting that the spy agency should not have carried out the post-9/11 torture and detention program. It is a turnaround for Haspel, who refused to take that stance at her public confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. In the letter, ...

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No sooner said than done: Woman keeps promise to adopt 8 children after son’s recovery from injury

A woman, in the Russian southern region of Dagestan, who vowed to take care of orphans if her son survived a critical injury, has kept her promise and adopted eight children with special needs. “I asked Allah, if he brings my son back, I’ll adopt orphaned children,” foster mother Madinat Shakhbulatova told the Ruptly video news agency. Shakhbulatova’s biological son, ...

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Scandinavians are done with cash

Fewer than 10 percent of Norwegians are still using paper currency or coins, which could completely disappear in a decade, according to the local authorities. Jon Nicolaisen, the deputy governor of Norway’s central bank, has said Norwegian society has become cashless, and that this is very much a present reality rather than a future dream. Read more “By approximation, I ...

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Are we done with Russiagate? TIME leaves Putin off ‘100 most influential’ list

With levels of anti-Russian hysteria in the West reaching fever pitch, one would think the media tends to see Vladimir Putin under every bed these days. As it turns out, Russia’s president isn’t even on their radar any more. Sure, the DNC might be suing Russia, Trump and WikiLeaks, and NPR might be trying to intimidate progressive activists by claiming ...

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Spread of Wahhabism was done at request of West during Cold War – Saudi crown prince

The Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the Washington Post. Speaking to the paper, bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia’s Western allies urged the country to invest in mosques and madrassas overseas during the Cold War, in ...

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Despite controversy, Logan Paul hasn’t done anything to be kicked off of YouTube

Despite the controversy surrounding YouTube celebrity Logan Paul (thanks to a string of videos exploiting an apparent suicide and tasering a rat), the young media personality hasn’t done anything to warrant being kicked off of the platform that made him a star. That’s according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki, who defended her company’s treatment of Paul’s video controversy on stage ...

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Olympic ban overturned: ‘CAS has done its job acting independently’

The CAS decision to clear 28 Russian athletes may influence the IOC and other international federations, analysts told RT. However, the IOC may do everything in its power to prevent the athletes from competing in the Olympics. There has been a positive development for Russia’s athletes in the doping saga. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has fully upheld ...

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Olympic ban overturned: ‘CAS has done its job acting independently’

The CAS decision to clear 28 Russian athletes may influence the IOC and other international federations, analysts told RT. However, the IOC may do everything in its power to prevent the athletes from competing in the Olympics. There has been a positive development for Russia’s athletes in the doping saga. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has fully upheld ...

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Could GCHQ influence Iran protests? They’ve done it before, claims researcher

The UK government uses fake content & sockpuppet accounts on social media to infiltrate activist groups & “destroy” enemies, former hacktivist Mustafa Al-Bassam claims. A shadowy unit is known to target the Middle East, he says. Al-Bassam, who uses the alias TFlow, was a black hat hacker and one of the six core members of hacktivist group LulzSec. He is ...

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‘Iraqis ill-treatment by British troops wasn’t done accidentally, came from orders from high up’

The UK court ruling on Iraqis ill-treatment shows UK & US governments are not above the law, but there shouldn’t just be civil penalties, there should be war crime trials for Blair and Bush, says Brian Becker, ANSWER coalition. Four Iraqi men won damages against Britain’s Defence Ministry over their ill-treatment by soldiers during the Iraq War. The High Court’s ...

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