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Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed ‘millions of data points’ from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters

The repeat grilling by the U.K. parliament’s DCMS committee today of Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the now ex company Cambridge Analytica — aka the controversial political and commercial ad agency at the center of a Facebook data misuse scandal — was not able to shed much new light on what may or may not have been going on inside ...

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EU officially asks for exemptions from Iran sanctions

The EU is urging the Trump administration to exempt European companies from sanctions on Iran, as fears grow over the fallout of the US abandoning the international nuclear deal with Tehran. Ministers from Germany, the UK and France, along with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, have signed a letter asking the US to allow its companies to continue to ...

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Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt new evacuation of US diplomat from China – report

An employee at the US consulate in Guangzhou and his family have reportedly been evacuated from China upon suffering neurological symptoms after hearing strange sounds. Washington says it’s taking the strange illness seriously. The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing officials, that US diplomatic staff and their families in the southern Chinese city have been undergoing checks administered by ...

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Facebook finally monetizes Marketplace with ads from users and brands

20 months after launching its Craigslist competitor Marketplace and relentlessly promoting it with placement in the main navigation bar, Facebook will start earning money off its classifieds section. Facebook today begins testing Marketplace ads in the U.S. that let average users pay to “Boost” their listing to more people through the News Feed. While they’re easy for novices, requiring buyers ...

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'Ugly German language': US ambassador's comments echo those from pre-WWII era, says lawmaker

Another German lawmaker has spoken out against the US ambassador, who said that he wants to “empower” Europe’s conservatives, comparing the American’s comments to “very ugly German language” used during the 1920s and 30s. Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lawmaker Andreas Nick became the latest politician to respond to comments made by US Ambassador Richard Grenell, in which he told Breitbart ...

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Private Rasputin: #Romanovs100 reveals archive images from royal family album (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

One of the most controversial figures in Russian history features in RT’s archive project about the Romanov family. #Romanovs100 shares rare images of Grigory Rasputin. Saint or charlatan – the world still has no answer. Grigory Rasputin was not the first mystic and spiritual teacher to whom Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna turned. Desperate for an heir, after ...

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Soldier steals tank from military base, leads cops on comical car chase (VIDEOS)

Officers in the Virginia State Police probably couldn’t believe their ears when they received the call – a tank-like military vehicle had been spotted speeding down an interstate highway. If some feared the incident was the first sign of a military coup, they were no doubt relieved to learn that it was just a soldier from a nearby military base, ...

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Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii (VIDEO)

Incredible footage shows colossal steam clouds rising from the ocean in Hawaii after lava flows from the Kilauea volcano entered the sea at Kapoho Bay. Lava inundated the bay near Hawaii Island’s eastern tip on Monday night, causing giant plumes of acidic fumes, known as ‘laze,’ to billow from the ocean. Mesmerizing video captured by a US Geological Survey helicopter ...

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No need for Europe to buy US gas at triple the price, will continue imports from Russia – Austria

The US is force-feeding Europe its liquified natural gas, which is three times more expensive that buying it from Russia, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said after signing a gas-supply contract with Moscow until 2040. While US politicians are accusing Europe of being dependent on Russian gas, they forget that “American liquefied gas is two or three times more ...

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Dramatic VIDEO from inside truck as it gets swallowed by volcanic ash cloud

Dramatic videos are appearing on social media showing some of the blood-curdling moments of the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which has left more than 60 people dead. One shows a truck trying to outpace an ash cloud. The video was filmed by a passenger in a truck, which was overtaken by a cloud of ash released by ...

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