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13 Russians indictment reveals odd ‘meddling’ efforts

The indictment of 13 Russian nationals over alleged meddling in US elections describes methods allegedly used by the defendants. Some of them are truly strange, suggesting cartoon villainy rather than a master plot. According to the indictment, the parties in question formulated a number of plans to support the campaign of President Donald Trump and disparage former Secretary of State ...

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Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, transportation and shelter, to people in crisis. “Our priority is to build tools that help keep people safe and provide them with ways to get the help they need to recover ...

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‘Children pick up things that explode in their hands’ – HRW calls for Raqqa de-mining efforts

Raqqa residents are desperate for more support from the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition for de-mining efforts as hundreds of people have already been killed, says HRW’s Nadim Houry. Hundreds of civilians, including over 150 children, have been killed by homemade landmines in Syria’s Raqqa since its liberation from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according ...

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Turkish actions in Syria distract from efforts to defeat ISIS – US defense secretary

Turkey’s operations in Syria are distracting from efforts to ensure the defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and risk “exacerbating the humanitarian crisis” in the country, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. He noted that Ankara’s operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin, northern Syria, also risks worsening the humanitarian crisis in the area, as well as in other parts of ...

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US urges Pakistan to ‘redouble’ counter-terrorism efforts – or let CIA do it

Washington has urged Islamabad to “redouble” its efforts in fighting terrorists. And while Pakistan insists that “no safe heavens” exist in the Central Asian country, the CIA over the weekend vowed to fight terrorism with or without Islamabad. On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan, seeking to convince Islamabad to get onboard with the Trump administration’s “Afghanistan ...

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Parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’ say Foreign Office is ‘completely obstructing’ efforts to bring son home

The parents of a British man held by Kurdish fighters in Syria have accused the Foreign Office of being “completely obstructive” in their bid to secure their son’s release. It is the second time in less than a week that the department has been criticized for failing UK citizens detained abroad. John Letts and Sally Lane, who live in Oxford, ...

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JFK Files reveal CIA efforts to take out Castro

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 20:29 The latest batch of documents from President John F Kennedy’s assassination has been released by the National Archives, with details of the CIA’s multiple attempts to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro among the pack. Many of the 13,000 newly released files are documents that had been available before, but now, with fewer redactions. It ...

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Facebook tests a resume “work histories” feature to boost recruitment efforts

As LinkedIn ads in video and other features to look a little more like Facebook, Facebook continues to take on LinkedIn in the world of social recruitment services. In the latest development, Facebook is testing a feature to let users create resumes — which Facebook calls a “work histories” feature — and share them privately on the site as part of ...

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Giants will donate $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The Giants’ ownership families have pledged $ 1 million dollars to the Houston relief efforts – Americares, American Red Cross and Houston food bank. The Mara and Tisch families, on behalf of the organization’s players, coaches and staff, made the pledge on Thursday night. The Giants ask fans to join them and the NFL to text HARVEY to 90999 to ...

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